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Time for an upgrade

Written By: - Date published: 6:17 pm, November 13th, 2007 - 21 comments
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So the Herald links to us from the front page of their website this afternoon, and the resulting traffic knocks out our server. Bugger. We’re back online now, but I guess the moral of the story is we’re going to have to start paying for it like the big boys do. Did I say bugger already?

21 comments on “Time for an upgrade ”

  1. dave 1

    “we’re going to have to start paying for it like the big boys do”

    You could always try retrospective legislation and a couple of other bills to counter “big boys” . Oh yeah, you have. With our money

  2. Tane 2

    Dave, what’s your problem? There are obviously some deep-seated issues there if you feel the need to use a post about our server going down as an excuse to bitch about Helen Clark.

    (Captcha is ‘inadequate performance’ – that would explain a lot)

  3. burt 3

    “we’re going to have to start paying for it like the big boys do”

    Oh well, that’s the end of the standard once the EFB is passed. You will need to publish your full names and residential addresses if you want to post on political issues – perhaps as early as January 1.

    Lets see how happy you are about the EFB after that. Still we will all know who you are and you will all know who we are when we are required to register our full name and residential address to post comments.

  4. Leftie 4

    The assault of the doomsday brigade.

  5. Tane 5

    Burt, you seem to have missed the memo – that’s being sorted in select committee. But hey, bang on with your scare campaign if you wish, it seems to be working for the Herald.

  6. the sprout 6

    i expect the Herald were hoping to crash The Standard.
    Well, that and pretending to be balanced by so generously including a hyperlink to an alternative view – god knows you couldn’t find one in any of the ‘articles’.
    i see too that once again APN’s Herald and Listener have done another pincer movement, with the Listener editorial priming the Herald frontpage editorial the following day. just a coincidence i’m sure, after the msm have such a liberal bias.

  7. Chopper 7

    Funny how you get into Dave’s captcha…I visited earlier today and the captcha was “are criminals” Highly appropriate for a Labour Party blog, I think…

  8. Robinsod 8

    What do you mean “get into Dave’s captcha” Chopper?

  9. illuminatedtiger 9

    I still get a very sick feeling in my stomach to see a publication which claims to be fair and balanced actively out to smear the PM. I’m sorry but I’ll never buy another one of their filthy rags in my life.

  10. Burt, you wrote;
    “Oh well, that’s the end of the standard once the EFB is passed. You will need to publish your full names and residential addresses if you want to post on political issues – perhaps as early as January 1.

    Lets see how happy you are about the EFB after that. Still we will all know who you are and you will all know who we are when we are required to register our full name and residential address to post comments.”

    The law will be enforced selectively, as holders of the labour card they will of course be exempt from the rules applied to everybody else.
    Labour Card….
    Been caught with your hand in the till?
    Given someone a slap in an intemperate moment?
    Perhaps forgery is your thing.
    Or immigration fraud.
    This card has the following features;
    No repayments ever.
    Unlimited credit line of other peoples money.
    And best of all absolutely no charges ever.

  11. Robinsod 11

    Bill you old psychopath – they let you out! How’d you get away with it? I hear you carved your initials in her corpse – is that true bro?

  12. Robinnome, keep up the ridiculous dribbling, it is so much more usefull for labour to play the ball instead of the man.

  13. Robinsod 13

    Bill you told Rogernome that you’d send him “home in wheelie bin”. Roger is a gentle guy and you come out with shit like that you show you are a psycho. I’ll give you the same advice I gave Whale – if you don’t want people to think you’re repugnant don’t say and do repugnant things. Simple really.

  14. William Tell 14

    When I first read Robinsod’s comment to Barnsley Bill I thought he’d gone too far, but having seen Bill’s site I can now say Robinsod was entirely justified in calling him a psychopath. Go have a look people and see how filthy some on the right really are. Bill’s right up there with WhaleOil and Clint Heine, possibly even worse.


    Speaking of playing the ball Bill, will you be taking down your constant vicious and personal attacks on Helen Clarke[sic]?

  15. robinnome, you are taking my comment out of context as usual. I wonder what context people should take when reading the comments you have posted on kiwiblogblog about me and my family and the same comment your other username tried to post on my blog.
    I think the vile dribble you spat at me certainly qualifies as repugnant.
    But hey keep it up, your feeble efforts to give labour a bigger blog presence is helping National.

  16. robinnome, how do you keeptrack of all your different user names, william tell now!
    Anyway willbinnome thanks for the plug.

  17. Robinsod 17

    Bill – you sound like you’re losing it. Don’t hurt anyone and try not to sent anymore hate mail to Helen – the SIS is gonna have to stop being understanding about it at some stage, ok?

  18. How do you manage to juggle all those different user names and make up this verbal garbage robinnome. It must be very empowering for you imaging you are anonymous and can say whatever stream of randomness pops into your head.

  19. Tane,

    It’s a shame that the Standard went down today. It would have been good for Herald readers to see how awfully the Standard’s smug blog-writers have been defending this travesty of a piece of legislation.

    More people should get to see the thinking behind keeping Labour in power at any costs, including stealing taxpayers’ money to fund election campaigns and closing down the right of anybody else to participate in our democracy.

    Herald readers would be fascinated to see just how hollow Labour’s support is. With that in mind, I hope you fix your server issues.

  20. the sprout 20

    BB you really are one sick fuck. get help.

  21. robinnome that must be about 10 different user names you post under now.
    feel free to keep throwing random insults, it makes the standard (or the sandpit as some commentators have taken to calling it) look even more ridiculous.

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