The Dump

The Dump is:
For posting comments that don’t get up at the Drum, and for having a pleasant, mirthful or enlightening off-topic discussion.
It’s not for personal abuse of other commenters.
Please do that somewhere else if you must.
Play nicely or piss off.
However, why doesn’t a poster add a link for us to read and comment on here, much quicker. Maybe we can do a bit more bagging here, not that I speak for the moderators, yet.

NB: Being tiresome and boring, racist, sexist or just plain creepy is not playing nicely.

give a crap

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The Pig’s Arms exists because a dozen or so years ago our other favourite playpen – the ABC’s Unleashed blogsphere started to go off.  Like a sack of prawn heads  in the sun.  Something had to be done.

Moderation was taking forever.  Comments seemed to be rejected randomly – outrageous ones appeared and reasoned ones were pinged.   When they released the Drum / Unleashed ….. things actually got worse !

So many pieces from professional writers appear with no obvious merit.  And the moderation has become, to put it frankly, appalling.

As a former contributor and a commenter, I was deeply disappointed at the plummeting quality from our pre-eminent media empire.  And I resented so many challenging or dare I say, witty or funny posts in which we’ve invested seconds of our precious time – getting the chop.

So here, for all our benefit – is an open slather blog.  Copy and paste your best rejected comments here for posterity.  Does not matter whether you’re posting on the Guardian, First Dog on the Moon or wherever else.

And sprinkle pointers to the Pig’s Arms amongst your comments.  Let’s try to rescue some of the old faithful.

Cheers,

Emm.

15063 thoughts on “The Dump”

  1. algernon1 said:

    Great, the pubs had a make over.

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  2. algernon1 said:

    Hello, hello, anybody out there!

    I’ve a comment awaiting moderation from 24/5 and a list for posting with the boss.

    In the meantime happy days

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  3. algernon1 said:

    Computers back and up and running. Only took five weeks. There’s a story there

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  4. algernon1 said:

    Viv, I see that Susssssan Ley is throwing her hat in the ring for Deputy of the Liberals. Gosh a shortage of talent.

    Great day in Bennelong, Did reply but its awaiting moderation.

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  5. vivienne29 said:

    Bennelong given to Labor. Well done Algy.

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    • algernon1 said:

      We’re thrilled, Jerome Laxale will be a great Local Member. Checked the booths amazed how what I found he won most the booths including all the Eastwood and Epping (but not North Epping) booths that is unheard of. The Eastwood booths are predominantly Chinese votes like 58% Labor.

      The Liberals could have won the seat had the picked Craig Chung, but Scotty the Stupid picked a star candidate. The rest is history.

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  6. vivienne29 said:

    My darling little Lola died last night. Almost 17 years old. Best dog ever. So sad.

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  7. algernon1 said:

    Aghh! Bloody computers, mines decided it doesn’t want to switch on. Four phone calls on the manufacturers will come and pick it to work out what’s wrong. Warranty job hopefully.

    Meanwhile trying to do things with my phone.

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    • vivienne29 said:

      How dreadful. Such poor timing. Feel for you.

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      • algernon1 said:

        Well at least they’ll pick it up. Still haven’t. 3 to 5 days apparently. Using the phone takes a lot longer

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        • vivienne29 said:

          Any action?

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          • algernon1 said:

            Lots of talk. Tomorrow will be 10 days since the first phone call. On Friday I was waiting for an email with the consignment note that never arrived along with the follow-up phone call. TBH I could have engaged a computer repairer and had the computer back by now. It’s that its probably a warranty job that I’ve speaking with the manufacturer.

            Thing is the calls have all been polite but it should have been escalated after the second call.

            Beyond frustrating.

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          • Sorry to hear, Algy. Sounds like Telstra grade customer abuse.

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          • vivienne29 said:

            Dreadful.

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          • algernon1 said:

            Some success. Computer being picked up on Wednesday. That’s after 4 phone calls and an email today

            Today’s claim was that they had the wrong serial number, email address and my name wrong. I pointed out that I replied to an email they sent me with the correct details. Pointed the multiple mistakes were at there end and excuses.

            Anyway up to two weeks without the computer.

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          • vivienne29 said:

            Algy, I couldn’t bear it ! I buy all my computer stuff from In Touch in Lavington. Have for many years. They sell and maintain lot of gear for business and only deal in a couple of PC brands which happen to suit me. Will come to my home to install. I can take to them to upgrade or repair. Fortunately the computers don’t need fixing. Had the odd minor problem but all fixed by remote control.

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          • algernon1 said:

            This is a laptop workstation viv. Its high end spec thinking I’d still be working part-time. This is a brand PC bought through their website. Its a very good computer until this problem. It still has just under three months of warranty left otherwise I’d have gone to a local repairer.

            Apparently it will be picked up tomorrow but I’m still waiting on the consignment note. Part of the problem is you never speak to the same person twice and they all appear to be offshore. None of them seem to check the thread.

            I’ve never had a problem with the brand before but this is simply incompetent and unprofessional.

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          • vivienne29 said:

            Yes, I knew you’d have a good reason. I’m just fortunate that my mob look after it all the way. Can you say what brand your laptop is?

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          • algernon1 said:

            Its a Lenovo. Today the courier turned up to pick it up. Problem is I haven’t received the consignment note so they couldn’t take it.

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          • vivienne29 said:

            Amazing – Lenovo and HP are the two my mob deal in. My PC and previous laptops bought for family also HP.

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          • vivienne29 said:

            Oh bum – my commiserations. I’d be ropable.

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          • algernon1 said:

            I’ve had Lenovo’s for years. Never had a problem until they finally died.

            I’ll speak with Junior and see who would be a good repairer if it can’t be resolved by the weekend.

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          • vivienne29 said:

            Good luck Algy. Did you try thumping it?

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          • algernon1 said:

            Thought about it viv.

            The consignment note arrived today and the courier will pick it up tomorrow. It was clear they sent it to the wrong email address last week and continued to so. So some progress.

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  8. vivienne29 said:

    “Morrison and his mob campaign by telling lies about Labor and Albanese and offer no vision, just more of the same. The media repeat all this and then have the nerve to pose questions to Albanese which are just a repetition of Morrison’s accusations/lies. Then the media have the nerve to tell all who listen and read that they don’t know who Albanese is or what he stands for. Morrison makes plenty of gaffes and we hear next to nothing about them. Australia has a problem.”

    This comment got 11 upticks last I looked and a reply. A long time after I posted it it was deleted by the mods for the usual reasons. Not happy.

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    • algernon1 said:

      I’ve posted similar things only for them to be pulled. For a leftish publication there is a lack of balance in their commentary from some quarters at this election. There seems to be more balance at the SMH who seem not to be too worried at calling out Scotty the Stupids lies.

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  9. algernon1 said:

    Latest Liberal election ad, highlighting Scotty the Stupids expert team.

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  10. vivienne29 said:

    Breaking news. My dog loves Greek style fish stew – plaki.

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  11. For Richie Benaud enthusiasts and those who like quirky things. Its 2:22:22 pm on 22/02/2022 or if you like 22/2/22, where it is currently 22 degrees in a suburb with many 2’s in the postcode. What will it be a 22:22:22 this evening.

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  12. vivienne29 said:

    With Parrothead the wheels are spinning but going nowhere.

    With Scotty the Stupid the wheels are spinning but he goes backwards.

    ………… me quoting Algy on the Guardian. Bloody good comment.

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  13. Just thought I’d post the 15000th comment here.

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  14. algernon1 said:

    Apparently in postcode 2222 it was 22 degrees. That was at 2:22pm on 2/2/22.

    Just thought you’d like to know.

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  15. vivienne29 said:

    Morrison’s performance at the National Press Club was wonderfully bloody awful. I was at the computer on the Guardian blog listening to it. Later I watched a bit of it as I’d recorded it. Morrison was reading from auto cues mainly to his right. Explains why it wasn’t a total wirlwind of blurred words. He read it and so spoke differently.

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  16. vivienne29 said:

    Meat Loaf is no more.

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  17. vivienne29 said:

    Stocks at my village IGA pretty good. At the village pharmacy not so good. Town’s
    Dan Murphy has some big gaps. Butcher okay.

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    • vivienne29 said:

      But there are some very sack locals. We have a number of covid contacts in family and all due to total stupidity.

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    • I was speaking with our butcher on Monday. He’d been copping abuse all day. He cannot get deliveries of meat, has been told that the order he puts in one day won’t be delivered the next. Not enough drivers. He looked haggard with it all.

      This has been a complete clusterfuck from Parrothead and Scotty the Stupid.

      People need to stop being stupid, this will pass in a week or two. Shortages after Christmas New Year which is also feeding into this are normal.

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      • The international shortage of Adblue has also impacted on supply chains. Evidently Morrison did get off his arse and liaise with Incitec to produce a similar product.

        I agree, people need to stop abusing the little people for shortages that are outside of their control.

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  18. algernon1 said:

    Buon anno nuovo a tutti.

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  19. vivienne29 said:

    Pretty good. But … omicoron?

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  20. Something to get you in the mood.

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