Dissenting Comments

I decided to append a comment on the Government’s new blog. I believe it was within the moderation guidelines but it appears that they thought it should not be published. Could it be because I questioned whether it was a cynical exercise to remove the heat that will fuel Saturday’s rallies? I am not sure, read my post and decide for yourself.

If you feel like it, please respond to the poll below.

The options are:

  1. Yes
  2. No – They have published comments after mine
  3. No – I haven’t waited long enough
  4. No – I haven’t submitted one.

It’s probably better not to answer the poll if you are going to answer #3. Wait until they have posted articles with timestamps  after yours (adjusting your time to AEDT time).


If you have submitted a comment which wasn’t published, post either the comment or a link to it here. If you didn’t keep a copy, please indicate this and give a precis of the argument [ no original works here please! ]. Please include the last Received: header (in gmail Show Original, other mail readers have a show headers feature) to prove that you submitted a comment.

Received: from tw01.dept.gov.au (scmf01 [203.9.200.46])
by dcita00001.intellicentre.net.au (Postfix) with ESMTP id A7D735F80
for <jon.seymour@gmail.com>; Wed, 10 Dec 2008 10:14:30 +1100 (EST)

I reserve the right to remove any comment that does not meet the Government’s own moderation guidelines.

Update: 11 December 2008, 12:57. My followup comment, but not the original, has been published.

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5 Responses to “Dissenting Comments”

  1. Beyond The Fringe » Blog Archive » Government Digital Economy Blog Launch Says:

    […] have submitted a legitimate comment to the new DCBNE Blog and it hasn’t been published, go to Filtering Fallacies and voice your concern. Sphere: Related […]

  2. Bernt Says:

    DBCDE Website – Future Directions – Comments Submitted [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]Tuesday, 9 December, 2008 8:43 PM
    From: “deblog@dbcde.gov.au” Add sender to Contacts To: berntau@yahoo.com.au

    My comment was in the line of:
    Any censorship and controlling of information is really bad and equates the burning of books, given up upon many years ago.
    Censoship equates to child abuse because by putting this in place, the children of todaywill be abused by this in a way because they will not know what we do nor have the freedom we have now.

    That is the gist of it…

    Regards
    B

  3. Jinjirrie Says:

    To: jinxxxx@gmail.com
    Subject: DBCDE Website – Future Directions – Comments Submitted [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    From: deblog@dbcde.gov.au
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    charset=iso-8859-1
    Message-ID:
    Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:17:26 +1100 (EST)

    I have been told that some comments are not being published here. If anyone has experienced this, you can twitter me @Jinjirrie

    To: jinxxxxx@gmail.com
    Subject: DBCDE Website – Future Directions – Comments Submitted [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
    MIME-Version: 1.0
    From: deblog@dbcde.gov.au
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
    Content-Type: text/plain;
    charset=iso-8859-1
    Message-ID:
    Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 16:54:43 +1100 (EST

    BTW this blog format is highly unprofessional. Recommend WordPressMU which will handle multiple blogs and authors … and it’s free!

    This lack of professionalism is in keeping with government treatment of the issues, which are being discussed and dissected by folks commenting here.

    NB Not exact wording as I didn’t keep copies.

    Cheers

    Jin

  4. acdcfan Says:

    My comment was published and I have posted the copy on Whirlpool forums

    here is the link http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1099785&p=48

  5. Russ Says:

    Received: from http://www.dbcde.gov.au (www.archive.dbcde.gov.au [203.9.222.199]) by tw01.dept.gov.au (
    Postfix) with ESMTP id 2418EE349E6 for ; Wed, 10 Dec 2008 07:47:04 +1100 (
    EST)

    Posted that I would like to know who it as in the ISP industry that Conroy keep saying he has been consulting widely with and the outcomes, because from what I have read the industry seems to think that the idea of trying to filter the internet is ridiculous.

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