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“Like Canberra”? A list compiled after a heavy blow to the head?

By johnboy - 14 January 2013 82

only in canberra

The “Like Canberra” website is looking for votes having proudly taken in the public’s nominations.

[The tiled interface is a particular mess, because the world loves Windows 8 right? (er…)]

I was intrigued by the “Only in Canberra” tile. And what a cornucopia of bollocks it is!

Is this really the best we can do?

Highlights for mine include:

    — Dress up parties
    — The Canberra Times
    — volunteering
    — grand architecture
    — Canberra is a global village
    — Pretty City

I’m buggered if I can see anything there that is completely unique to Canberra.

Anyone else waded deep enough into the website to find any other gems?

What’s Your opinion?


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82 Responses to
“Like Canberra”? A list compiled after a heavy blow to the head?
16
Spykler 3:58 pm
14 Jan 13
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Vote for Page Tavern…What?..;(

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Ben_Dover 4:14 pm
14 Jan 13
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Well I’ve just voted for Charny, and will vote for it again from other computers.

They started the p!ss taking, I’ll play along.

Stupid website, with very stupid choices.

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poetix 4:35 pm
14 Jan 13
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Oh God! I just inadvertently voted for ‘the odd mix of establishments in Fyshwick’. I clicked the square thinking it would open up with more information. That’s one way to get votes.

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dpm 4:46 pm
14 Jan 13
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EvanJames said :

And why 100? Artibrary number. Why not 50? or 35? Or all the good ones?

Centenary?

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20
poetix 4:53 pm
14 Jan 13
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‘Robyn Archer and her ideas for this city’. Chalk monitor for life, whoever submitted that gem.

Then there’s:

‘The artsy youth scene in the Inner North.’ Is this satiric? I mean, artsy? Youth scene? I don’t know the appropriate acronym to express my disbelief, being a middle aged dag, so the word tragic may just have to do.

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c_c™ 4:54 pm
14 Jan 13
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Bumping into the Prime Minister? Does bumping into Gillard at the Manuka Coles before she was PM count?

Also wtf is ‘Canberra markets’ –
and ‘pretty city’ –
and ‘the turkish restaurant in Erindale’ –

and they have McDonalds and Guzmen but forgot Courgette, Aubergine and Water’s Edge

stuff it. It’s all messed up.

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22
johnboy 5:09 pm
14 Jan 13
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I’m thinking this is why you need to curate user-generated data.

In particular users are awful at consistent categorisation.

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23
Tymefor 5:11 pm
14 Jan 13
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where”s the Manuka being pronounced marnika option i thought that would get into quirky stuff :(

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24
gazket 5:12 pm
14 Jan 13
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Things to do – People watching….. wouldn’t that be illegal

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Wellington Sludge 5:22 pm
14 Jan 13
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“Cinema, Arts, Culture and Music” has the national franchise of Dendy, but doesn’t mention Arc Cinema at NFSA, the ANU Film Group, Lights! Canberra! Action! or the local Reel McCoy and Big House film societies?

I call BS on this whole campaign.

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poetix 6:03 pm
14 Jan 13
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Tymefor said :

where”s the Manuka being pronounced marnika option i thought that would get into quirky stuff :(

Today I had a chat with a person in NZ who checked his Maori dictionary, and ‘Marnika’ is the correct pronunciation. The choice of name dates back to when it looked like NZ might join Australia. Pakeha often stuff it up in NZ, too.

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bigfeet 6:49 pm
14 Jan 13
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dpm said :

EvanJames said :

And why 100? Artibrary number. Why not 50? or 35? Or all the good ones?

Centenary?

Well the original media release and the website both said you would be able to vote for ALL submissions.

I can’t seem to find the ones I submitted in relation to the lax and inefficient justice system.

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RedDogInCan 7:05 pm
14 Jan 13
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johnboy said :

I’m thinking this is why you need to curate user-generated data.

A basic spell check even.

“Only in Canberra – Dress up parties” – I obviously never get invited to those type of parties.

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29
miz 8:08 pm
14 Jan 13
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The only unique thing I can see is under Environment – ‘a horizon full of mountains including the Brindabellas’.

Certainly it is unique to be able to see the Brindabellas from practically everywhere in Canberra. If you can’t – I’m sorry.

I sincerely hope we don’t lose this in the name of ‘progress’.

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miz 8:09 pm
14 Jan 13
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And FWIW, I agree with the general ‘god what a horrible website’ comments.

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