"[lprent: I've had you on my watchlist since Tane warned you what would happen if you misrepresented this site on your blog again. I think that "The Liarbour lapblog" counts.
You also have really stupid set of daft catchphrases that mean that I have to waste time rescuing you out of moderation. You just clutter the comments section up with boring waffle. I've just been reading it here and on your site while making a decision.
Decided to ban you permanently, because you don't appear to have any ability to contribute here meaningfully. ]
Now the irony here is that FFM hasn't beene banned for anything particularly provocative that he posted on The Standard. He is being vilified for comments he has posted on HIS OWN BLOG!! Obviously, Big Brother has been watching him.
The Standard was outed a month or so ago, and there have been no denials as to the names attributed. Tane did post on Keeping Stock that it was their policy not to comment. I do not propose to repeat the names - after all, I can hardly be critical of the ethos of blogging anonymously when that it what I do myself. However, the issue of links to the Beehive and EPMU remains. For the record, I have no links to the Beehive (although I know that Keeping Stock is read there), and although I was a paid-up, card-carrying member of the EPMU up to 2006, I receive no practical or financial support from that august body!
The Standard also specialises in snide and disparaging remarks. I have had several "digs" from "Steve Pierson" about the level of readership of this blog. Again for the record, Keeping Stock rose 12 places in the Tumeke! June survey to 25th place - not bad for a one-man band, without the alleged benefit of the State's machine, and that of the EPMU. Given that traffic was up by around 30% in July, it is not unreasonable to expect that Keeping Stock will advance further. And yet again for the record, Keeping Stock does not delete comments - we (the Royal "we") actually welcome dissenting opinion, as it adds to the quality of debate.The only comments I have deleted are ones of my own where the brain and fingers have not been in synch, and one from a reguslar commenter who specifically asked me to delete it as it may have caused him "identity issues". I have not even had to contemplate a banning, and in the interests of free speech, hope I never have to.
I daresay that Keeping Stock will now be on lprent's "watchlist" - such is life. However, The Standard makes a mockery of the so-called freedom of the blogosphere with its insipid, pathetic attempts at censorship - usually for non-issues. The authors of The Standard would do well to follow Winston Peters's advice of many moons ago - "Wake up and smell the coffee", reflect on their draconian policies, and decide whether they REALLY want to be a forum for free speech, or a closed shop for the chosen few.