@Steve I appreciate your desire for privacy, and I have never …

Comment on Council poll: Law & order candidates and alcohol restriction opponents top councillor poll, could threaten Mayor by Hal Duell.

@Steve
I appreciate your desire for privacy, and I have never found your comments offensive. In fact, I have enjoyed answering your questions.
But my concern for not using full names is that too often on blogs around the world exchanges do get offensive, if not fully over the top. This threatens the very freedom that I for one find most attractive in the whole Net experience.
My worry is that here in Australia Senator Conroy, who is on record wanting to censor the Net, will force us all to toe his line. Or his successor will.
It’s happening elsewhere. I think China has recently required full names on one of its major social commentary sites. And didn’t the Yanks try hard for more control not so long ago? My prediction is they will try again.
A bit of preemptive good behavior might be called for.

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Council poll: Law & order candidates and alcohol restriction opponents top councillor poll, could threaten Mayor
@ Ian Sharp
Well said!
This site provides a leading platform for a stimulating variety of opinions on local issues, and not just during the recent election. While we often disagree, we all live here, and there is simply no need to snipe from anonymity.
If you can’t sign it, don’t say it.


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Multiple devices? Multiple addresses? Sounds like Putin did it.


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@ Maya: Posted August 31, 2018 at 11:41 am.
With a nod to Russell Guy, and now the Melanka site comes into play. That is, if we’re talking about an art gallery, and not a Cultural Centre.
This could be what we’ve been looking for.


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