Disgraceful Whale Oil comments

Whale Oil has claimed for some time that they have cleaned up their comments and that they don’t allow anything nasty.

From their usually strictly enforced ‘commenting and moderation’ rules:

  • Do not threaten to kill, harm or otherwise injure anyone, even in jest. Don’t think that you can get away with clever language like “I propose a lead injection”, or similar.
  • If you see someone else troll DO NOT REPLY. If you reply, you risk being seen as part of the problem (no, we don’t care “who started it”).

From their General Debate comments today:

slateronmentalhealthpatient

That’s three blog owners and moderators making despicable comments about someone who clearly has severe mental health problems.

Whale Oil claim they have cleaned up their comments but this makes it clear that doesn’t apply to the site censors.

It is very unlikely the target of these disgraceful comments will read them, but this sends a clear signal to Whale Oil readers and commenters that nasty is back, big time.

SB, you are welcome to explain here. It wasn’t you making the comments but you have claimed your comments are clean and criticised other blog comments for being disgraceful in the past.

Slater’s suggestions he would get dirtier this year seems to be already evident. Back to the worst of Whale Oil?

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39 Comments

  1. Col

     /  4th January 2017

    Slimeoil has one rule for them and one for the mugs that blindly support them

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  2. Conspiratoor

     /  4th January 2017

    I’ve defended them in the past but I think I’ll need to put my PR guy onto this one

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  3. NOEL

     /  4th January 2017

    At first glance one would think the obvious solution would be deportation for breach of refugee status. But then the mental health rears its head.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/73475936/Family-of-refugee-judged-a-danger-to-women-struggle-to-get-him-deported

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  4. duperez

     /  4th January 2017

    Trying for attention … got it.

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  5. Klik Bate

     /  4th January 2017

    I actually don’t find Whales Oil’s comments ‘disgraceful’ at all. Nor would the vast majority of people I know, tbh. They’re right on the mark if you ask me…..

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    • I didn’t need to ask you.

      For someone who claims to want some sort of credibility as a media outlet it’s disgraceful – and if those sorts of comments were in different circumstances at the likes of TS or TDB then WO would likely be strongly critical.

      And they threaten to ban anyone who posts comments like that.

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  6. Kitty Catkin

     /  4th January 2017

    No. ‘I know nobody who…’ is an alternative usage and perfectly correct, as well as being more euphonious. It’s like saying ‘There’s nobody…’ rather than ‘there isn’t anybody …’ .

    I have two degrees; BA & MA (Hons)

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    • Gezza

       /  4th January 2017
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    • Klik Bate

       /  4th January 2017

      o_O

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    • Conspiratoor

       /  4th January 2017

      and both as useless as tits on a bull

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      • Gezza

         /  4th January 2017

        The trouble with you is you’re anti-semantic c.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  4th January 2017

        I don’t how you would convey the fact that you know nobody who thinks thus or don’t know anybody who does without saying one or other of these. It would be possible to say it in a longer and more convoluted manner, but I see little point in doing so.

        Among the people with whom I am acquainted, there are-as far as I am aware-none whose thinking is in this category. ?

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    • Blazer

       /  4th January 2017

      I have Spark.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  4th January 2017

        I have Orcon.

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        • Gezza

           /  4th January 2017

          I have a feckin iPad.

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  5th January 2017

            I have a phone that makes and receives calls and can send texts 😀 It has a lovely picture of a damselfly on the screen. V. high-tech, no ?

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            • Gezza

               /  5th January 2017

              If it doesn’t connect to the internet and then get all your browsing tracked & your browsing preferences stored online by private operators & made available to advertisers it sounds like it might be a smart phone.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  5th January 2017

              Well, it has a pretty little pink quilted bag to live in-this is quite chic. My phone is a Little Black Phone, neat and compact, very slimline, pared down and minimalist.

        • Blazer

           /  5th January 2017

          I thought you had….2 degrees.

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  7. John Schmidt

     /  4th January 2017

    Do as I say not as I do applies. Learnt this some time ago so this should not be a shock.

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  8. Maggy Wassilieff

     /  4th January 2017

    Under the NZ Crimes Act it is illegal to encourage or incite another person to commit suicide.

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    • Col

       /  5th January 2017

      Oh No!!!! Slater doesn’t care, he has a bunch of mugs who all contribute to his legal costs.

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