The Daily Blog Open Mic Monday 14th September 2015




Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

Moderation rules are more lenient for this section, but try and play nicely.



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PS -While we are having this discussion about comments, we have always felt moderated comments were a way to go to avoid trolling. The Internet can be a pretty rude place at times so we wanted to try and reduce that.

How would everyone feel about

a) Direct posts to blogs.

b) Moderation after publishing (if we went down this path we would need volunteer moderators).

c) We are going to start clamping down more on personal abuse between commentators and would like to open up thoughts form you the readers about what you would like to see in terms of comments and what the rules should be.

Please leave comments below. Thoughts on what we will do will be published middle of next month.

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  1. I’d suggest you take off moderation on this thread as otherwise you will be lucky to get more the 5 or 6 comments.

  2. Don’t know if anybody is going to do some digging around this?

    The Masterton woman who’s been pinged for pretty massive benefit fraud. The judge has decided that it’s no longer necessary for a woman on the DPB to be in a sexual relationship with a feller or for them to be co-habitating, it’s down to the “emotional” connection. Good lord. So, is it better for your children if you avoid all contact with their father/mother as they case may be if you’re the primary caregiver, lest you get mightily charged with claiming a benefit under false pretences? Yes, they should have declared if they were sharing costs, but isn’t it healthier for everyone involved if they do share costs?
    I’m seriously worried about the kind of precedence this case could be setting. Cripes this country just freaks me right out sometimes, I don’t get the logic at all. To me, this is institutional misogyny and I’m thoroughly disturbed by it. Hopefully more details will emerge, it just looks very skewed against the defendant in this article, to my mind.

  3. Message from Penny Bright…over on The Standard ( Open Mike)


    Exposing corruption at local government level in NZ!

    Monday 14 September 2015

    TIME: 9pm

    Face TV
    Sky Channel 83

    • @ ELLE – And Turnbull has proved himself an idiot already, before even starting in the job as Australian PM. He states FJK and his sidekick Blinglish, are politicians to be emulated!!!!! Give me strength!

      The fool is having a laugh, surely?

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