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  #2276348 14-Jul-2019 15:20
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https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/gender-reveal-stunt-goes-horribly-wrong-as-car-bursts-into-blue-flames-in-australia-2226357.html


Australian "Gender Reveal" Stunt Goes Horribly Wrong as Car Bursts into Flames

With the trend of having gender reveal parties becoming popular, people have started coming up with innovative ways to disclose the gender of the unborn child.

A gender reveal party in Australia's Gold Coast went horribly wrong when the car, spewing blue smoke, indicating it was a boy, caught fire...


Remember you can't be tacky, unless you have bad taste AND spend lots of money to show it. Massive consumption of beer always recommended for such displays.

https://www.etsy.com/nz/listing/629442078/gender-reveal-burnout-gender-reveal

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  #2276375 14-Jul-2019 16:26
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Stuff homepage is serving a trashy looking adv for a wifi booster:

https://www.thegadgetreviewguy.com/au/pre-1.html

Go to the site and checkout it serves notifications with names of people who are buying right now. Advertiser breaking NZ's privacy laws or misleading fake notifications or both. Ad curation fail.

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  #2276549 14-Jul-2019 21:50
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gzt: Stuff homepage is serving a trashy looking adv for a wifi booster:

https://www.thegadgetreviewguy.com/au/pre-1.html

Go to the site and checkout it serves notifications with names of people who are buying right now. Advertiser breaking NZ's privacy laws or misleading fake notifications or both. Ad curation fail.

 

 

These are not real feedback or people buying. That site is just a fake that is made to look like news. The product is crap.

 

Just change "au" in the URL for UK and you will see it with a UK map and wording.

 

Stuff (and Metservice) is at the low range of adverts and they run low quality ads without any concern for the product being offered. I would not allow those ads here - and if I see it I block. 





 

 

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  #2277202 15-Jul-2019 17:31
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Ex-AB injured taking out rubbish

 

Stuff, you are a pack of idiots.





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  #2278280 17-Jul-2019 13:45
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  #2278282 17-Jul-2019 13:49
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DarthKermit:

Ex-AB injured taking out rubbish


Stuff, you are a pack of idiots.



Stuff is for sale, right? & they want how many million?




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  #2278420 17-Jul-2019 15:17
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1024kb:
DarthKermit:

 

Ex-AB injured taking out rubbish

 

Stuff, you are a pack of idiots.

 



Stuff is for sale, right? & they want how many million?

 

Reckon if we all chip in we might be able to buy it and set about making it worth reading?  :-p





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  #2278425 17-Jul-2019 15:46
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1024kb:
Stuff is for sale, right? & they want how many million?

 

Lotsa millions

 

Channel9 Australia bought Stuff sort of by accident when they bought Fairfax Australia.
What they really wanted was the Australian Real Estate online sales powerhouse that is www.domain.com.au. They appear to have thought that the rest of the Fairfax Australia print and radio assets were a bit meh, but not un-useful. My guess is that a lot of it, whilst not officially for sale, would be let go in an instant if someone who is able to buy came along.

 

Stuff, not so much.
They have been trying to offload it but there are no buyers - or no buyers within a bull's roar of the sort of price they want.
IIRC they floated the idea of selling off the print assets separately, but no takers.


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  #2280600 21-Jul-2019 10:22
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This story on its own isn't remarkable.  However this has been going on for weeks - an ongoing series of anecdotes / stories arguing the case for decisions to not breast feed.

 

Makes me wonder if some think-tank funded by the dairy industry and/or hard-right economists is collating stories for Stuff, or some staffer is on a crusade of some kind.

 

 


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  #2280717 21-Jul-2019 14:05
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I kinda like this headline from CNN:

 

Massachusetts police ask residents to refrain from crime until after the heat wave passes

 

 





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  #2280729 21-Jul-2019 14:39
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Rikkitic:

 

I kinda like this headline from CNN:

 

Massachusetts police ask residents to refrain from crime until after the heat wave passes

 

 

And then it's gonna be open season for rape and pillaging?


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  #2280897 21-Jul-2019 17:44
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Rikkitic: I kinda like this headline from CNN:


Massachusetts police ask residents to refrain from crime until after the heat wave passes


It's 39 C, with humidity feels like 46.

At 40-41 outside, heat stroke is likely.

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  #2281054 22-Jul-2019 08:21
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Fred99: This story on its own isn't remarkable.  However this has been going on for weeks - an ongoing series of anecdotes / stories arguing the case for decisions to not breast feed.

Makes me wonder if some think-tank funded by the dairy industry and/or hard-right economists is collating stories for Stuff, or some staffer is on a crusade of some kind.

I assume this one is in the series. Looks good to me and well balanced and not an anti article.

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  #2281105 22-Jul-2019 09:25
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gzt: I assume this one is in the series. Looks good to me and well balanced and not an anti article.

 

 

That's fine. The other articles were personal anecdotes that read like "I had 1001 reasons to give up - so don't shame me".

 

To be fair, I suppose "shaming" people for whatever reason is probably the root cause - and Stuff has improved somewhat since limiting and moderating their "comments" section.


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  #2281633 22-Jul-2019 18:00
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"Young man dies in sleep"

What next?

"Woman dies walking in morning"?

Sure, it's tragic for those knew him. However it's not really news.





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