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DaFace 02-19-2014 09:39 AM

Debate about the use of frequent emergency alerts sent to cell phones
 
In an effort to get it out of the other thread, here's a new one.

Pablo 02-19-2014 09:39 AM

Good call.

Big Smoke 02-19-2014 09:40 AM

Yes, this would be a better place to discuss this issue.

DaFace 02-19-2014 09:42 AM

Though I don't think the other thread was the place to debate it, I do agree with King that alerts going out one minute apart are completely excessive. It would make more sense to send it only once unless there is new information available.

The timing sounds like it was also pretty annoying. I'd be pretty irritated if I were woken up at 6am with an Amber Alert. Chances are, I wouldn't have seen the girl while lying in bed. Or at least, if I did, I'd have bigger issues on my hands than annoyance with my cell phone.

KCUnited 02-19-2014 09:43 AM

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Baconeater 02-19-2014 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaFace (Post 10441154)
Though I don't think the other thread was the place to debate it, I do agree with King that alerts going out one minute apart are completely excessive. It would make more sense to send it only once unless there is new information available.

The timing sounds like it was also pretty annoying. I'd be pretty irritated if I were woken up at 6am with an Amber Alert. Chances are, I wouldn't have seen the girl while lying in bed. Or at least, if I did, I'd have bigger issues on my hands than annoyance with my cell phone.

LoneWolf and Brainiac should be along shortly to tell you what a heartless, soulless bastard you are.

JASONSAUTO 02-19-2014 09:50 AM

this is a ****ing stupid discussion.


who really gives a **** if they alert you every ****ing second if it gives even a 1% better chance of saving a child's life.


quit bitching about stupid shit

JASONSAUTO 02-19-2014 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bugeater (Post 10441165)
LoneWolf and Brainiac should be along shortly to tell you what a heartless, soulless bastard you are.

the child was killed. anyone bitching about getting some text alerts and a stupid siren on their phone is focusing on the totally wrong thing

DaFace 02-19-2014 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JASONSAUTO (Post 10441168)
this is a ****ing stupid discussion.


who really gives a **** if they alert you every ****ing second if it gives even a 1% better chance of saving a child's life.


quit bitching about stupid shit

King's point is certainly valid, though. He was literally getting a text per minute. There's absolutely no reason for that, and the most likely result is that a ton of people will opt out of the alerts entirely, rendering them less effective overall.

King_Chief_Fan 02-19-2014 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaFace (Post 10441154)
Though I don't think the other thread was the place to debate it, I do agree with King that alerts going out one minute apart are completely excessive. It would make more sense to send it only once unless there is new information available.

The timing sounds like it was also pretty annoying. I'd be pretty irritated if I were woken up at 6am with an Amber Alert. Chances are, I wouldn't have seen the girl while lying in bed. Or at least, if I did, I'd have bigger issues on my hands than annoyance with my cell phone.

you don't know how to shut off the phone?

warrior 02-19-2014 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JASONSAUTO (Post 10441168)
this is a ****ing stupid discussion.


who really gives a **** if they alert you every ****ing second if it gives even a 1% better chance of saving a child's life.


quit bitching about stupid shit



couldn't agree more

DaFace 02-19-2014 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bugeater (Post 10441165)
LoneWolf and Brainiac should be along shortly to tell you what a heartless, soulless bastard you are.

Eh, I think it's the timing of it all. If it hadn't been in a thread that was so emotionally involved, I doubt there'd be such a ruckus.

Do I think it's a big deal for people to live with an alert here and there if it'll help save a life? Certainly not. But do I think that the way it was handled could potentially damage the system's usefulness? Absolutely.

JASONSAUTO 02-19-2014 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaFace (Post 10441175)
King's point is certainly valid, though. He was literally getting a text per minute. There's absolutely no reason for that, and the most likely result is that a ton of people will opt out of the alerts entirely, rendering them less effective overall.

something was wrong there. my wife got 4 total texts.

again a text a second would be worth it if they would have found that child alive because of them.

DaFace 02-19-2014 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by King_Chief_Fan (Post 10441176)
you don't know how to shut off the phone?

So you're suggesting people shut their phones off religiously every night so that they don't have to get an alert once a year or so?

JASONSAUTO 02-19-2014 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaFace (Post 10441175)
King's point is certainly valid, though. He was literally getting a text per minute. There's absolutely no reason for that, and the most likely result is that a ton of people will opt out of the alerts entirely, rendering them less effective overall.

wait... it said he got those texts in the AM... this all happened at night


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