What’s WIN News trying to say?

johnboy 14 July 2008 44

So… The story is about the NAIDOC ball, the previous story was about rookie police successfully operating a breathalyser.

But why this?

A pint or alco-pop to the best fictional explanation.


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johnboy johnboy 8:33 am 16 Jul 08

Ymagine said :

She of the racoon eyes was flying home on the crow black wings of morphine and the sory caught her by surprise

Anyway I think this one’s the clear winner.

Email me to claim your prize.

Thumper Thumper 12:07 am 16 Jul 08

Whoops, wrong thread…

Thumper Thumper 11:56 pm 15 Jul 08

Faark..

I went there for eight years. Why would I want to go back?

Oh, okay, post grad archaeology maybe….

ant ant 10:00 pm 15 Jul 08

I think it’s numbers of posts. I got to “veteran” ages ago, and now can frolic in the fields of newbie ism again, carefree.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 9:40 pm 15 Jul 08

How does one move up the ratings (i.e. Newbie, Rioter, Anarchist etc..)? I’m an Anarchist now apparently but have no idea how i got to be one.

ant ant 8:59 pm 15 Jul 08

Argument and abuse are two different things. Too many people here have been evidently thinking that if they can out-abuse their opponent, they win the argument. The site does not benefit from this. Make the argument, leave out the abuse. Easy peasy.

Meanwhile, I’ve become an “agitator”. I feel like I’ve entered my second childhood.

johnboy johnboy 6:01 pm 15 Jul 08

As DJ said, this goes back a ways. His comments will still appear where they manage to not contain abuse, they’ll just be vetted. And that’s all I’ll say on the matter here. Feel free to email me about it.

Spideydog Spideydog 5:46 pm 15 Jul 08

Deadmandrinking said :

Against my own dislike of DJ, I’m going to come out and say that while he talks alot of shit, I always appreciate having an opposing view to mine – as long as it doesn’t get out of hand, which is partially my fault sometimes, since I do tend to lose my temper (only online, though, in front of the monitor I’m all smiles and cheers, always :)).

In this case, as far as I can see, DJ was disagreeing that the image was an mistake. Of course he was completely wrong, but hey, isn’t it fun to debate? I thought that’s why this site has gotten so popular.

Sorry JB, I do like your work, but I don’t agree with cutting off DJ because he had a differing opinion of the image.

I don’t do this too often, but DMD, I agree.

Ralph Ralph 5:36 pm 15 Jul 08

Looking forward to reading your own blog soon, Woody.

Deadmandrinking Deadmandrinking 5:28 pm 15 Jul 08

Against my own dislike of DJ, I’m going to come out and say that while he talks alot of shit, I always appreciate having an opposing view to mine – as long as it doesn’t get out of hand, which is partially my fault sometimes, since I do tend to lose my temper (only online, though, in front of the monitor I’m all smiles and cheers, always :)).

In this case, as far as I can see, DJ was disagreeing that the image was an mistake. Of course he was completely wrong, but hey, isn’t it fun to debate? I thought that’s why this site has gotten so popular.

Sorry JB, I do like your work, but I don’t agree with cutting off DJ because he had a differing opinion of the image.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 4:57 pm 15 Jul 08

please don’t hijack a discussion with a debate as to its right to exist at all.

You’re the one who hijacked the discussion with a debate about whether or not DJ should get to take part in the discussion at all. I’m just adding my 2c to something you started, as have others. Are we going to have a strict ‘on topic’ policy for all threads, or just the ones where people disagree with or question your editorial genius?

everything goes on the front page becuase thats the only one we have. I thought you’d noticed that by now.

And I thought you’d know that by ‘front page’ I meant ‘important, newsworthy, of wide interest’. I guess a real journalist would, anyway. You know – the kind that don’t bin a letter to the editor because it rightly calls him out for being a t00l, or insist on scribbling in the middle of other people’s letters because they make his missus look like something other than a saint.

But enough from me. I don’t want to distract you from your reporting duties. Surely there are other doors with holes in them waiting for their 15 minutes of fame. Next week: Cracks in Canberra Bikepaths That Look Like Things.

Roadrage77 Roadrage77 4:34 pm 15 Jul 08

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

“Oh, I just noticed the graphics and title didn’t match up, and that this constituted front-page news material – with a Bacardi Breezer thrown in for, oh, I dunno, no real reason at all, because there’s no way I’d draw a link between Indigenous people, alcohol and law enforcement for cheap laughs.” Butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth, precious.

I’m slightly sorry you don’t like my work, but many others do and I’ll just have to keep doing my best.

Perhaps DJ feels the same about his posts. Of course, he doesn’t get to wield the +5 Modhammer of Sulking, does he?

STOP – HAMMERTIME!

peterh peterh 3:57 pm 15 Jul 08

H.N.I.C said :

No work experience, just a disapointing error by my graphics people, even though I signed off on the correct graphic at 3:15pm.

As a black fella, I saw the funny side, but a little peeved off.

LOL! well, that ended the funny comments, now didn’t it??

H.N.I.C H.N.I.C 2:43 pm 15 Jul 08

No work experience, just a disapointing error by my graphics people, even though I signed off on the correct graphic at 3:15pm.

As a black fella, I saw the funny side, but a little peeved off.

johnboy johnboy 11:52 am 15 Jul 08

All news is front page news here, don’t read too much into it.

Now if you want to discuss editorial policy feel free to come down to All Bar Nun tonight, or email me ( john@the-riotact.com ), but please don’t hijack a discussion with a debate as to its right to exist at all. It exists.

Jazz Jazz 11:49 am 15 Jul 08

WMC, everything goes on the front page becuase thats the only one we have. I thought you’d noticed that by now.

Oh, if you think its crap, feel free to take out a premium membership and vote it as such. I give this one 2 stars.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 11:44 am 15 Jul 08

“Oh, I just noticed the graphics and title didn’t match up, and that this constituted front-page news material – with a Bacardi Breezer thrown in for, oh, I dunno, no real reason at all, because there’s no way I’d draw a link between Indigenous people, alcohol and law enforcement for cheap laughs.” Butter wouldn’t melt in your mouth, precious.

I’m slightly sorry you don’t like my work, but many others do and I’ll just have to keep doing my best.

Perhaps DJ feels the same about his posts. Of course, he doesn’t get to wield the +5 Modhammer of Sulking, does he?

johnboy johnboy 11:16 am 15 Jul 08

Ok DJ, you’re in the queue now. Life’s too short for your incessant abusive negativity. Doesn’t mean what you say will never get online here, just that it’ll have to await review.

WMC, that particular interpretation is the result of your mind, not mine. And I wasn’t the one who mixed the supers. I’m slightly sorry you don’t like my work, but many others do and I’ll just have to keep doing my best.

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 10:39 am 15 Jul 08

OK, what’s ROFLCOPTER mean? Must be getting old, I only just worked out ROFLMAO!

Roadrage77 Roadrage77 9:42 am 15 Jul 08

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

DJ make a positive contribution or you’re in the mod queue.

WTF? This from the ‘journalist’ who told us the streets should be littered with dead and dying children by now, mowed down trying to cross the street to their new schools, and that terrorist Jihad againt the Tuggeranong Vikings was imminent? Now you want to somebody to make a joke about ‘drunk abos’, or draw a link where none exists (except in your own mind, obviously), and to post ‘news’ about holes in toilet doors? Quantity is certainly up since you took the reins back from Jazz – pity it’s more horsesh.t and less news.

Hahahahaha johnboy got OWNED!!!!! ROFLCOPTER!!

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