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  1. Nich...

    Has editing died ?

    Are you saying the comma or period is in the wrong place?
  2. Nich...

    Has editing died ?

  3. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    Then why would anyone need to do what you asked for?
  4. Nich...

    Has editing died ?

    Sub-editing is something that has become harder to justify. For a lot of places it's farmed out. 9/fairfax, IIRC, only just anounced they're looking at bringing it back in-house. I assume you're talking about sub-editing and not actual editing. I'm also confused why you're hanging out on Quora, a social media site, and then complaining that it's not filled with content using a traditional house style. Also confused why you think here is not where a bunch of people type how they talk, and you yourself don't, too.
  5. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    Can you uh show the reverse? I'll put aside my own experience and just refer to the last few times the FWC has had to chase up franchisees and various non-franchise owning business people in popular hospitality precincts and found that a lot of shit is not going along by the law as you'd expect, from business owners who are just out there to look after their staff?
  6. Nich...

    What's on your mind?

    Everytime I see your avatar I assume it's some illicit pill, so all of these 'god is great and well it's on my mind so why not' posts make me wonder if you just took that pill.
  7. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    Scratching my head a little on this. I dunno. Maybe you should marry and import more muslims. Or at least marry more prospective/preselected Liberal candidates. Maybe you can comment on how to make housing more affordable if NG and CG can't be touched because they'll tank the economy but also more directly house pricing dropping meaningfully will also tank the economy and is also the major road to actual affordability, given the top of the bubble was reached?
  8. Nich...

    What's on your mind?

    I've paid it no thought, actually. Whoever is dealing with my corpse can do whatever they think is cheapest or most kind for the environment, they're paying for it.
  9. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    Ok, I'll correct you. Your assumptions were wrong. I've never supported an 'open border' policy (wtf even is that, apart from the scary 'the left are stupid lolol' thing troglodites on the right scarecrow with?), and I've long been for planes over boats. There was a view out in the last few years that the Govt didn't like much, right? Boat turnbacks were the major thing stopping the majority of onshore arrivals, or people even attempting, and not some policy of indefinite detention while stuck on an island with people raping and otherwise abusing them. Also nice of you to assume that the rapists and abusers were also the detainees, btw.
  10. Nich...

    Off-topic

    We are generally in favour of an easy-touch approach to moderation. It's rare for us to PM a user and ask them to modify content, or it being objectionable enough to just hide or delete it immediately. There are some threads that are just made for going off-topic, and some that seem to sprawl and wander back and forth a little, gyrating around a mostly understood central axis. There are also some great threads that end up having nothing to do with anything they should, or were intended, because of, for want of a better description, user interactions and their history. We're open to suggestions on how you'd like to have thread derailing handled. A possible option is to fork disparate conversational threads into their own thread, or into another thread.
  11. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    I don't know why I kept reading after you told me how great you are at people and then assumed a bunch of wrong things about me.
  12. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    So mistreatment of people in the centres stopped under the LNP? They got adequate health care? They weren't forced to provide it via courts etc, but did so voluntarily? No promises to wind any of that stuff back after an election and an expensive photo op? Just so we're on the same page.
  13. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    Ah, I guess it's bad when Labor does something, and not bad when LNP upholds the bad status quo. I had a small chuckle to myself this evening, when I had a look and counted the number of wins the Liberals have had, outright, and the number of surplus budgets that actually came to be.
  14. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    Team "fuck brown people, lets feed them to the sharks because we look good"? Vs what, team "fuck brown people, lets lock them up to be serially raped when they're not killing themselves and cover it up because we look good"?
  15. Nich...

    What's on your mind?

    People can guess at what you mean, but that depends on how charitable they are with you. For instance, I'm not going to charitably go out of my way to try and work out why anyone would be trying to link all of those things together and want to be taken seriously.
  16. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    Plibs is out, Albo's in, not sure who else will pull the numbers he can. I assume he'll get most of Labor Left behind him, and he's angled close enough to pick up at least some of the Right.
  17. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    Don't forget a few promises of a surplus.
  18. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    That rusted on voter probably wants to read up more on Albo. His nice guy persona is just that.
  19. Nich...

    What's on your mind?

    I still have boxes of DVDs for TV shows I bought back in the 90s/early 00s that are shrink wrapped, waiting for me to magically find enough time.
  20. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    IIRC, for each round of polling, whoever has the least results is knocked out and their vote is distributed to 'their' second preference. So if Sharma wins, and it's not on the basis of a primary of over 48%, it has to come from people who voted 1 for labour or greens.
  21. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    Oh shit, sorry, pasted wrong link. https://www.abc.net.au/news/elections/federal/2019/guide/went 'Other' and 'UAP' would be knocked out and redistributed, but that's only 1.5% and not enough to tip Sharma over 50%. Next up is Greens on 7.1%, and then Labor on 10.8%. Combined that's 17.9%, which would be just enough to push Phelps over to 50.8%. Yet currently ABC is showing 51.2:48.8 in Sharma's favour. Phelps claimed her votes pretty equally from both sides of the middle, but in second place her preferences won't be tipped to anyone else. So how many people went Greens 1 Liberal 2? Less than 4% would win him the seat.
  22. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    That'll be interesting to dig into: https://www.politwoops.com/p/australia/fraser_anning In any other electorate, the greens and labor prefers would've rolled to Phelps. I saw some scuttle butt over the last few days that Adani was basically no longer feasible: it'd be a nett money sink, the numbers were basically all a bit cooked, and released to the public with politicians talking up jobs just for short term voter appeal, knowing it'd flop. I've yet to see anything about that covered in the post-vote breakdown so far, tho' maybe it's early days.
  23. Nich...

    What's on your mind?

    I have no idea if that's an actual spoiler or a troll, but I was kind of hoping there'd be an edit by now.
  24. Nich...

    how crap is this government ?

    Craig Kelly looks like he blackmailed his way back in to another term.
  25. Nich...

    What's on your mind?

    Eh I already knew you weren't going to try and hide spoilers, but c'mon dude.
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