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 five 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 am deeply disappointed at the plummeting quality from our pre-eminent media empire.  And I resent 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.  And sprinkle pointers amongst your comments.  Let’s try to rescue some of the old faithful.

Cheers,

Emm.

12012 thoughts on “The Dump”

  1. algernon1 said:

    AlgernonBennelong 23h ago

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    It can’t be long now before Wafflealot Trumble moves the Minister for Bookshelves & Poetry off to England to replace Lord Pottymouth. As the nations first Law officer he seems more interested in word games and semantics than doing his job properly.

    At the Guardian, Richard Ackland piece. Who’d have thought.

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    • sandshoe said:

      There is some obscurity.

      “It’s tragic that had to happen, but I think they did a good job out here today,” Hanson said.

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      • Shoe, send a post on the Pigs Arms without trying to log in to anything from WordPress.

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        • sandshoe said:

          Do you mean post a comment, HOO? I do. I just write in the window that is titled ‘Leave a Reply’ and my email address and my user name of sandshoe are already picked up by the machine so I click ‘Post Comment’.

          It’s only if I try to ‘Like’ a comment I am intercepted by WordPress asking me to log in.

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          • Okay thanks. This helps me narrow down the problem.

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          • sandshoe said:

            I take that back. Same old, same old. If I try to ‘Like’ I get a WordPress request to sign in and i can’t. I don’t have access to the old email and that was a Yahoo email pretty sure now.

            I think only solution is open a new account.

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          • sandshoe said:

            I meant I take back the reference I made below, that I was getting no response. Night night from me and Night night from him. 🙂

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        • sandshoe said:

          Now I find that WordPress is not even responding and asking me to log in when I eg just now tried to like what you’ve written above. It’s just no response. Maybe something new to do with my own settings or cookies at my end?

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    • Yes, in Australia, nobody would have any guns, and we would be struggling to kill each other with four be twos and kitchen knives.

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      • Make ’em listen to Abba I say…

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        • algernon1 said:

          Wayne Newton I reckon.

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          • He’s as bad as Wayne Newton

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          • algernon1 said:

            Who HOO

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          • Wayne Newton. I am describing your post as the best ever worst of. 🙂

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          • Actually Wayne Paul Williams and Neil Diamond came close. If you put out a greatest hits CD it would be blank.

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          • sandshoe said:

            You’re a stirrer, HOO and I wondered myself who so I am glad Algy got around to asking you HOO. Tee Hee. See what I did there. 🙂

            You doing better HOO?

            Drat it these head conditions do take so long to let go.

            I’ve wearing bad glasses at the moment and they can damned well go. Appointment Monday. They are the pair before the last and when I get super tired, I see things (no HOO, that are actually there) out of the corner of my eye and honest, I’ve scared the bezeuses out of myself sometimes mistaking the things I see (HOO, that are actually there) for things they aren’t and they’re sometimes scary monster things. Like any one of my neighbours’ bloody cats about to pounce, posed in a malevolent spring or to (deliberately, I reckon HOO) put me head first into the eggplant patch by tripping me up and I image the perpetrator running away. It’s complicated. Bad glasses distort the perception so much that wear them for a few days and you start to wonder why you’re nearly cross eyed and evasive when anyone says Hello, you HOO? XXxxxxx

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          • sandshoe said:

            Bare my wicked soul. I’ve confessed and belatedly see some posts on local media asking if anybody has had their cats taken or killed. There was a list longer than my arm of responses. There’s a cat kidnapper or killer loose. Not me I swear it.

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    • algernon1 said:

      I can’t see Richard N. Drumpf doing anything about it can you.

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