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Dreamworld's i-Ride: Ardent Leisure registers 'SkyRyder' trademark

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Except no one added the word "porn" to any search? It's the bizarre spelling of sky ryder which landed us here and nothing else.

But to your point... if you're going to purposely misspell a word to be unique and edgy (#parkz), maybe checking for page-one-of-Google porn connections isn't the worst idea in the world?

To be clear, the whole thing is simply amusing to us, no more no less. There's no lambasting and no one is outraged or offended. If this article upsets anyone then they're taking theme parks a lot more seriously than we do.

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Pedalling back from what exactly?

From the moment this article went live it included among other things: the main image and caption, the mention of those three film titles and the inherently ridiculous segue from LA porn star to LA theme park. If you can't decipher the tone from those then I guess I can see how you think this is Very Serious Business® from the esteemed Parkz Newz Bureau.

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2 hours ago, Richard said:

Except no one added the word "porn" to any search? It's the bizarre spelling of sky ryder which landed us here and nothing else.

I never suggested anyone did - but in future, to ensure porn related results, everyone will add the word to ensure if theres a similar name match, it will be found, instead of the hit and miss results we've had the past 24 hours. I for one will make sure any new ride name is searched with the word 'porn' included, as its just another one of those things everyone will do to perpetuate the joke (like the other perpetuated jokes I mentioned in my last reply) because its funny.

I can confidently assure you that DC Ryder Hypercoaster, and DC Rivals Rydercoaster are both options for MW to rebrand if they want to join the dreamworld porn bandwagon, although they should probably try to last a little longer (i think theres a spray for that) and hold off the rebrand until the ride is no longer standing rigidly at the top of the gold coast's list, as it will surely see a surging forward thrust of interest, in particular from teenage and young adult males all wanting a ryde.

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The thing is @Richardyou don't do funny well.  😊

I'm trying to recall when you’ve added humour to a Parkz News Story and I can’t.  Joz talks and it’s hahahahaha it’s Joz here so it must be a funny joke.  Richard talks, and I sit up, pull out my dictionary and calculator. 

You can’t put it on the reader to decided if you’re joking or not.   I’ve read it over and over and over and I can’t find where you point out you're joking.  Small subtly jokes are useless unless you tell us you're joking.

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2 hours ago, Richard said:

There's no lambasting

Lambasting : A Harsh Criticism.

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Dreamworld owners borrow the name of an American pornographic film star

I'm sure that they went directly to their porn collection, and chose her name.

Perhaps "dreamworld inadvertently chose a name remarkably similar to that of a porn star, most likely, without knowing it" would be a more fair, less harsh way of putting it?

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Ardent Leisure haven't been without missteps over the last year or so, but...    ...it's hard to see how they missed it.

I tried replicating it on numerous browsers and devices, after someone else had twigged on to it and shared their findings, and I still didn't see it on my own device until I watched where you found the results on your recorded video.

It's hard to see how they would have found it - especially since i could only replicate it on my phone, and these guys would likely have done any googling on their office computer.

2 minutes ago, Skeeta said:

The thing is @Richardyou don't do funny well.  😊

I'm trying to recall when you’ve added humour to a Parkz News Story and I can’t.

On the contrary, Parkz has a pretty twisted sense of humour, and we've seen that appear sometimes in the old and now rarely seen "parkz update" - where every second photo has a wry or hilarious dig at our parks.

But you are correct - the Parkz News is typically all business, sharing news, providing facts and figures, stats and so on... so it is difficult to determine where humor is intended, and that may well be the problem.

@Richard has told me previously of his desire to have both 'serious news' and 'hahaha, porn starz!' (ok, not that specific but you get the idea) and I had thought the intention was to have two different avenues (both published by Parkz) for this to be channeled. Right now its hard to work out whether we're watching ABC news, or Last Week Tonight with John Oliver...

Clearly i'm not the only one that's taken issue here Rich. After the discussion in this thread I get the intention, but if i take a step back and pretend I haven't been here for 14 years, I feel like you've missed the mark here - which is rare.

And maybe - its a good indicator that those things we discussed a while back about separate channels for comedy \ serious reporting is needed....?

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AlexB, nobody wants to read your essay on "The Misrepresentation of Dreamworld attractions in Theme Park Media". It's not that big of a deal.

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