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Do I have to have a Chronicle?

By Saintly 9 September 2011 64

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I know this topic has appeared before and I am prepared for the comments from those who do not give a dam about The Chronicle being forced upon them but I am really hoping someone can provide me with information that will mean no more Chronicles for me.

I have phoned The Chronicle numerous times, had my details taken and confirmed I have a No Junk Mail sign on the letterbox. Each time I am promised that delivery will now stop.

The deliveries did stop for nearly a year but over the last few months they have started up again and though I have phoned each week to politely have my name and address placed on ‘the list’ they keep coming.  

I have no problems with The Chronicle being produced for those who want it but I am sick of the wastage. 

Reading comments from earlier posts others are too.  

Having a lump of paper, wrapped in plastic, thrown at every property in Canberra seems to be a bit over the top. 

Especially when those that take the time and effort to stop it are ignored and it is still enforced upon us.

I know many of you will comment that there are more important issues  I could use my time worrying about and once I have stopped plastic and paper being thrown in my driveway,  I will move on to stopping world hunger and creating world peace.


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AcieLou 7:48 pm 26 Mar 15

If you don’t wish to receive it, email ccdistribution@canberratimes.com.au and request it stop

milkman 2:50 pm 30 Sep 11

I think we should ALL take our skirts off!

00davist 1:02 pm 13 Sep 11

Athryn said :

Some people will whine about absolutely anything!! Yes you do have to have the Chronicle so take your god damn skirt off and man up. It’s not that had to put it in the recycling if you don’t want to read it. Canberra really is full of whiny little b*****s!!

Wow, you really missed the point here didn’t you!

Or did you just decide to take your skirt of and Troll Up!

Athryn 12:57 pm 13 Sep 11

Some people will whine about absolutely anything!! Yes you do have to have the Chronicle so take your god damn skirt off and man up. It’s not that had to put it in the recycling if you don’t want to read it. Canberra really is full of whiny little b*****s!!

BimboGeek 11:22 am 13 Sep 11

The Canberra Weekly and City News deliveraterors are also pretty nasty. They aren’t just lazy, they are actually paid by how many magazines they are able to deliver, regardless of whether they are wanted. I’ve specifically asked a City News man to drop one or two but not a huge pile in my cafe. I told him they were going straight into the bin. Next time, I’ll consider throwing them at him.

It’s s***ty behaviour because the nice people who run the magazines pay the delivery guys on how many magazines they are able to deliver, regardless of whether they go straight into the bin.

Plus the nice advertisers are paying for a circulation figure and it’s rubbish if half the locations have someone who looks over, says “not this crap again!” and throws it all in the bin.

00davist 9:51 am 13 Sep 11

Saintly said :

Now I am awaiting the next delivery – funny if now is the time it stops (but I would be very happy if it does).

Nup, it should come, becase you said you would be happy if it didn’t.

It will probably just be late, so it arrives when you though it had stopped!

Murphy hates us all!

Saintly 6:41 am 13 Sep 11

Thanks to Angelina for comment #56 who suggested:
“Write in a ‘thumbs-down to the people who keep delivering this shitty paper even though I repeatedly ask you not to’ and see if that helps.”
If I had actually read the bloody thing instead of throwing directly to the bin I may have noticed this. Now I am awaiting the next delivery – funny if now is the time it stops (but I would be very happy if it does).
Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment and to those who would like the delivery ceased maybe you should try Angelina’s idea too?

cross 8:39 pm 12 Sep 11

There are two types of people in this world, type A and Type B you are clearly Type B
Not sure what the reference to google street view is about ?

cross said :

By the way, did you know about aerial photography and google streetview?

Angelina 8:24 pm 12 Sep 11

I like the thumbs-up/thumbs-down section in the Chronicle. The thumbs down’s are great sometimes. Like the person who wrote ‘thumbs-down to KFC for not accepting EFTPOS in the drive-thru’. At least get out of the car for your fast food you lazy sod! Or ‘thumbs-down to the person who cut me off on so-and-so road’. Good quality old fashioned ineffective whinging.

Write in a ‘thumbs-down to the people who keep delivering this shitty paper even though I repeatedly ask you not to’ and see if that helps.

Disinformation 5:07 pm 12 Sep 11

cross said :

So your just assuming the contractor doesn’t care but asking polity is probably the best option, the crap part is were you can write down someones rego and get their address that’s crap.

I’m assuming nothing. I’m taking action that ASSURES me that he takes notice. In 1996 in Queensland I was able to go into the Motor Registry, supply enough identification, pay a fee and get the last registered address supplied against the car registration. This information was publically accessable at a cost. They recorded the fact that you asked for it, obviously. I’ve just enquired as to if it’s possible in the ACT. There are specific requirements for that information to be turned over, ie being involved in an accident and being first person witness, but it’s available if you’re prepared to tell the world you requested it for a legitimate reason. Regardless, the discussion worked. My front lawn is not befouled by Chronicles. By the way, did you know about aerial photography and google streetview?

cross 3:29 pm 12 Sep 11

My previous comments on this are based on talking to an area supervisor who my son walks a small area for pocket money. He is a very personable guy and suggests that if there is a problem ring the supervisor direct on the number advertised in the chronicle or CT. Area supervisors are usually but not always the contractor as well and are more than happy to oblige civil people.
And by the way they get more grief from people not getting the paper. They are vigilate for No junk mail stickers but they are mostly not immediately apparent to them.

cross 2:34 pm 12 Sep 11

Disinformation said :

cross said :

Did you consider just politely asking the contractor to stop ,If someone spoke that crap to me I,d make sure you got two every week.

I wouldn’t bother. He’s a contractor and wouldn’t give a rats arse what I asked. I learned a very long time ago that if you really want someone to do engage, you motivate them at a very personal level.

For two a week, I’d put tear strips of your address on every public noticeboard in every shopping center for six months and letter drop on my walks around Canberra.

So your just assuming the contractor doesn’t care but asking polity is probably the best option, the crap part is were you can write down someones rego and get their address that’s crap.

Shullerina 10:12 am 12 Sep 11

Move to New Macgregor (Brindabella).

We’ve been there for two years and have never received a copy of The Chronicle.

Disinformation 11:09 pm 11 Sep 11

cross said :

Did you consider just politely asking the contractor to stop ,If someone spoke that crap to me I,d make sure you got two every week.

I wouldn’t bother. He’s a contractor and wouldn’t give a rats arse what I asked. I learned a very long time ago that if you really want someone to do engage, you motivate them at a very personal level. For two a week, I’d put tear strips of your address on every public noticeboard in every shopping center for six months and letter drop on my walks around Canberra.

Spykler 7:41 pm 11 Sep 11

cross said :

Spykler said :

I can’t believe this still gets printed, with on-line news sites cutting into traditional newspaper readership numbers (incl. CT), why would they bother with the extra cost of printing and circulating this?

Sure along with the paperless office and the cashless society and don’t start on the jetpacks

Jetpacks? I wish, – quickly becoming the only option to get down the GDE at 8.15 on a Monday morning..

Brindabella 7:02 pm 11 Sep 11

gasman said :

The chronicle does keep a “do not deliver” list. Some monthsago I asked to go onto the list and threatened them with littering as per the A.C.T. Littering Act if they delivered any more. Haven’t received one since.

They don’t honour this.

When I posted about this topic awhile ago (see http://the-riotact.com/what-part-of-no-junk-mail-doesnt-the-chronicle-understand/18524), I rang the Canberra Times and asked them not to deliver the Chronicle.

They said they had such a list.
They also said that they were aware of the RiotAct discussion at the time and were receiving calls about it.

I didn’t receive a Chronicle for about 3 weeks…now it’s back to every week.

The Canberra Times do not honor, or enforce this list.

cross 11:15 am 11 Sep 11

Spykler said :

I can’t believe this still gets printed, with on-line news sites cutting into traditional newspaper readership numbers (incl. CT), why would they bother with the extra cost of printing and circulating this?

Sure along with the paperless office and the cashless society and don’t start on the jetpacks

cross 11:10 am 11 Sep 11

Squidoo said :

I have done the phone calls, emails, and last time even returned copies to the CT office. I was received rudely by reception, though the ‘editor’ was pleasant enough in the foyer and promised no more copies. It was quite an event for my young kids on ‘daddy’ day off. So far OK, but junk mail stickers do nothing when they throw them from a car. Hasn’t stopped the pile on my neighbours lawns though… They told me an online version is planned (probably released now?). The sheer waste and feuxld-school business practice gets me. I encourage polite visits in person, with chronicles as gifts.

OK I give up what does feuxid-school business mean even google doesn’t know

cross 10:58 am 11 Sep 11

Disinformation said :

I casually mentioned that now that I had his number plate, I could do a search and find his address. If a chronical ever appeared on my front lawn again, I’d drop letter drop the entire suburb with his name and address so that people could bill him for the removal of his litter.

Did you consider just politely asking the contractor to stop ,If someone spoke that crap to me I,d make sure you got two every week.

Squidoo 9:15 am 11 Sep 11

I have done the phone calls, emails, and last time even returned copies to the CT office. I was received rudely by reception, though the ‘editor’ was pleasant enough in the foyer and promised no more copies. It was quite an event for my young kids on ‘daddy’ day off. So far OK, but junk mail stickers do nothing when they throw them from a car. Hasn’t stopped the pile on my neighbours lawns though… They told me an online version is planned (probably released now?). The sheer waste and feuxld-school business practice gets me. I encourage polite visits in person, with chronicles as gifts.

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