Reply is a feature that accidentally got turned on last week when I had a adware/malware outbreak through a security hole (those buggers are smart and fast). I did complete reinstall with updated software. Somewhere during the upgrade, the reply feature was turned on.
Now I’ve been occupied by moving house for the first time in 10 years, so I left it running after some initial compliments for the new feature. I like soaking up compliments – especially when undeserved.
However there appears to be some dissent in the comments, and I’m no longer receiving the compliments that I have come to expect. So I’ll do a Jonkey* and go with the focus groups. I have no idea what most of the issue is about (like the usual Jonkey) because I haven’t had much time to comment or write posts recently.
IrishBill has suggested a sort of a vote. As your benign BOFH, I think this would be quite amusing especially with a few twists on the usual democratic patterns to follow the medium and recent best governance practices**. For those using the comments section, and who feel passionate about the use of replies or not replies, then do this :-
On a completely separate note, and being the eternal pessimist about the parties for the code of conduct on S92A of the new copyright act getting a coherent and workable code of conduct. To date I haven’t heard anything on progress so I’m just going to assume that they are unable to compromise a workable agreement. Since I don’t want to get shutdown because John Key’s handlers think that they have a copyright on his image (as they have tried before), I’ve just purchased the offshore space to host The Standard if there is not a code of conduct that I can work with.
I’ll probably change the site from the local NZ network to the overseas site mid-march for a bit of a hurry up to the idiots holding the agreement up. This will allow me to test the backup site and help extend our incredible (and expensive) data deficit on the Southern Cross cables*** by pumping the whole site to the much cheaper (to me) overseas site.
* Some commentators have started to use the phrase Jonkey (pronounced like Donkey) to describe a complete ‘policy’ about face done with extreme PR face saving after a trial proposal has been floated…. Apart from the PR part, I think that is what I’m doing as well.
** As defined by those paragons of democracy, the NACT government, who seem to think that select committee scrutiny is an optional extra
*** In accordance with the FTTH initiative from this daft government that will attempt to do the same thing on a wider scale.