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Dissenting Comments

December 10, 2008

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 I believe it was within the moderation guidelines but it appears that they thought it should not be published.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 (scmf01 [])
by (Postfix) with ESMTP id A7D735F80
for <>; 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.


Select The Fallacies That Piss You Off The Most

December 8, 2008

Here is a selection of some of the most annoying fallacies that have been presented in the mandatory ISP-level filtering debate thus far.

Vote for the ones that piss you off the most.

If it is not listed here, please nominate it in the space provided. Don’t forget to check the list of previously identified fallacies.