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Fri, 28th Oct, 2005 14:00
I read an article a while ago which stated owners of websites are responsible for any comments posted to their site and can be sued for them. The article suggested that if people do not want to risk being charged for defamation, they should disable comments. I guess an even safer solution would be to not to have a website at all. Earlier this week FootySA, an unofficial SANFL website which gains around 1000 visits per day, removed all comments, disabled further comments and put up a notice that the future of the website was uncertain. This was after a potentially slanderous comment was made by a person on the site and a mistake by one of the site administrators led him to posting (and subsequently removing and apologising for) slanderous comments. More on the closure of FootySA can be found on this thread on the redrooster forum. FootySA reinstated comments later this week, however comments now have to pass through a moderator before appearing on the site. More on the reopening of FootySA can be found on the FootySA website here. Apparently the future of FootySA is still in doubt.
For people interested in defamation, Crikey has a list of 'colourful' Australian defamation cases here. More on defamation and the internet in Australia can be found here.
Wed, 26th Oct, 2005 13:00
There was a story in the newspaper a few years ago about some students who had been fined by TransAdelaide for catching the train with a student ticket, but not a student pass. The students later gave evidence they were actually students and said therefore they should not be fined. TransAdelaide replied by saying the regulations clearly stated that the student discount is given to people hold a student concession cart and not for being a student. The only comeback the students had to this was that they were unaware of the rule. There are many other public transport 'rules' people seem unaware of. For example, last night on a full bus someone stood quite close to me so that every time the bus jolted they would rub against me. They seemed unaware of the distance rule. It was flattering, but unasked for. Saathiya has an entertaining and helpful guide to buses in Adelaide here. Stephen has some observations from a train ride here.
Tue, 25th Oct, 2005 12:00
Producer wolfs down success after gamble on horror (smh.com.au)
Mon, 24th Oct, 2005 14:30
The original Adelaide Blogs website (not by me) was a list of Adelaide blogs and a description of each one. Anyone could add a website to the list or edit a description of any blog. This worked well for quite a while, until someone changed the descriptions of all the blogs. The changed descriptions seemed like they were intended to be humorous, were relevant to the blog they described, but could also be taken as offensive. Some blog authors saw the joke, and some were justifiably offended. In a similar vein, the Truth Fairy has started a blog here, which reinterprets content from other Adelaide blogs. Some of it is funny and some of it can easily be seen to be offensive. Either way, it looks like the Truth Fairy has gone to a fair amount of effort. There's an entry about the Adelaide Index here (though the photos are not of anyone involved with the Adelaide Index, but of Adelaide blogger Scott Wickstein). Some people have written comments on the Truth Fairy in Ms Smack's blog here.
Emo-types are a fairly easy target for parodies. Smash-off & cry, an emo parody blog, can be found here.
Sat, 22nd Oct, 2005 14:00
Competition fierce for the top honours (theadvertiser.news.com.au)
THE spring has returned to the film industry's step, with South Australia playing a major role.
New home, new era for Advertiser (theadvertiser.news.com.au)
ADVERTISER Newspapers will move to its new home in Waymouth St from this Monday.
Berri threat 'a hoax' (abc.net.au)
Major beverage company National Foods says it believes a threat to contaminate ingredients used to make its Berri juice products in South Australia is a hoax.
Bird flu fear grips Baxter detainees (theadvertiser.news.com.au)
DETAINEES at the Baxter detention centre fear they will be the first in Australia to be exposed to the deadly bird flu.
SA business confidence drops (abc.net.au)
South Australia's economy could be heading into trouble with business confidence in the state falling for the first time in more than 18 months.
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Fri, 21st Oct, 2005 13:00
Some posts from Adelaide blogs:
Saathiya has a post here on why she is in love with India.
BT3 has a post here on trick or treating
Andy has a post here on male-female friendships
Gary has a post here on the premiers' revolt against the "shoot-to-kill" powers given to police in the new anti-terrorism legislation.
SinDee has a post here on the Diamanda Galas concert at the Adelaide Town Hall
Thu, 20th Oct, 2005 12:00
Fuel problems delay airport terminal swap (abc.net.au)
Adelaide Festival Of The Arts (dbmagazine.com.au)
Wed, 19th Oct, 2005 12:00
The Wedding SA forum is a forum for South Australian people who are getting married. The Valhalla Lanparties forum is a forum for people in Adelaide who enjoy playing networked computer games. Both forums have had a topic on favourite/best restaurants in Adelaide. The Valhalla thread is here, the Wedding SA thread is here.
Tue, 18th Oct, 2005 11:00
Aminah has a response here to an article which stated that society classifies women as either 'mothers' or 'sluts'
Spoz has a rant about Adelaide and a summary of his weekend here.
Julian has some photos here from the Lego exhibition held in the Myer Centre during the school holidays
Vicki has a post here about the Missy Higgins and Ben Lee gig at Adelaide Uni Lawns.
Stephen has a post here on high school girl communication on his train.
Mon, 17th Oct, 2005 11:00
41,000 drivers ignore speed danger (theadvertiser.news.com.au)