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Topic # 136345 24-Nov-2013 08:23 3 people support this post Send private message

Seriously, is there any subeditor left at Stuff these days?

The first sentence in this article says "Millions of Kiwis are bombarding blacklisted child-sex-abuse sites..."

In a four million people country, "millions" would make it look like at least 25% of us are trying to access these sites.








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  Reply # 939754 24-Nov-2013 08:36 Send private message

WTF




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  Reply # 939755 24-Nov-2013 08:37 Send private message

+1 was thinking the same thing this morning on first reading. Another quality tabloid style article from Stuff.

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  Reply # 939756 24-Nov-2013 08:38 Send private message

Quite stupid really, but great to hear that Google have finally implemented restrictions on the search queries that lead the misguided to this material.




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  Reply # 939765 24-Nov-2013 08:57 Send private message

...and then they go on to say that the majority of those will be from pop-ups and redirects, which is hardly 'millions' of NZ'ers seeking out the one site. Sensationalist reporting at it's best!




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  Reply # 939771 24-Nov-2013 09:21 Send private message

I wonder if they meant to say: "there have been millions of attempts".

Stuff & NZHerald are terrible when it comes to proof-reading these days. I'm always finding articles with bad grammar, missing words, etc.

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  Reply # 939882 24-Nov-2013 14:45 Send private message

Well that line has now been removed, but the site shows no update on the time stamp.




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  Reply # 939886 24-Nov-2013 14:56 13 people support this post Send private message

i think millions of kiwi's should stop looking at the rubbish stuff produces.





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  Reply # 939888 24-Nov-2013 15:04 Send private message

"Nearly all New Zealand internet providers have now signed up to the filter, covering 2.5 million connections."

im confused , that seems a lot of connections, it cant be households or accounts. So what, or where, are these connections.

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  Reply # 939892 24-Nov-2013 15:14 2 people support this post Send private message

Journalism died in New Zealand years ago




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vexxxboy: "Nearly all New Zealand internet providers have now signed up to the filter, covering 2.5 million connections."

im confused , that seems a lot of connections, it cant be households or accounts. So what, or where, are these connections.


Maybe they're including mobiles aswell?



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  Reply # 939914 24-Nov-2013 15:55 Send private message

A few months back the DIA filter start intercepting Google traffic going to Picasa and Blogger by mistake.

I wonder if the "The Department of Internal Affairs has already blocked 34 million attempts within New Zealand" is mistakenly including that time when they screwed up...






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  Reply # 939916 24-Nov-2013 16:02 Send private message

Stuff: Oh, you don't understand... it is better to be first than to be accurate. We can always correct our sensationalist claims mistakes later on.

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  Reply # 939951 24-Nov-2013 18:26 One person supports this post Send private message

It bemuses me that there are people who still think Stuff is a worthwhile site for news. A good site for celebrity gossip, in depth coverage of Kate Middleton's latest new hat, recipes and sensationalism maybe - but not for actual news.

I dropped my subscription to the DomPost (rhymes with compost) about 2-3 years ago. It wasn't the cost, it was the ever thinner paper and the lack of actual worthwhile content. Most of what was there was regurgitated press statements, "opinion" from obscure columnists I didn't care about, and re-prints of material from overseas papers I had read 2-3 days earlier. It used to be I could skim the paper while I ate my sandwiches, but I started running out of worthwhile reading before I ran out of sandwich. Their solution to a lack of content was ... drum roll.. a fresh new format and a different type-face for headlines. Pah!

The Herald is a little better, but not by much. The NBR seems to be going down the pan as well - we cancelled it at work last year because there was no longer much worthwhile in it.

For news now I pretty much rely on online sites - notably the Telegraph, Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald, New York Times and the BBC. Other worthwhile sites are the Guardian (esp with the Snowden revelations) , and the english language version of Der Spiegel. Sometimes the NZ Herald for domestic stories - although I won't care much if they paywall it as I don't go there often.


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  Reply # 939976 24-Nov-2013 20:03 Send private message

Personally I'd place The Herald below Stuff but both are nothing of their former selves.

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  Reply # 940080 25-Nov-2013 07:22 One person supports this post Send private message

I think I'll start a thread in Off Topic where people can link to news site articles with blatant errors in them.

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