A bizarre obsession on Reddit

Some probably unremarkable news from ODT:  Mystery surrounds food court refurbishment

Renovations mean the food court in Dunedin’s Golden Centre Mall will be closed until early next year.

Centre manager Lee-Anne Anderson said in an emailed statement  the refurbished food court would reopen in 2019.

Plans for the project were still being developed and people should check on social media for updates,  she said.

It is not clear if the businesses previously operating in the food court would return once it reopened.

Food vendors contacted  yesterday did not want to comment about the situation or whether they would return to the new  food court.

The food court reopened in 2012 after $1.5million upgrade which began in the middle of 2010.

My guess is that this food court was a financial flop for the vendors. It never looked very busy.

So far, not bizarre, just curious news.

But this item was posted on Reddit: Mystery surrounds food court refurbishment

A comment in response:

OK, here’s what I understand. The food court is not going to re-open. Instead, the space has been leased to a venture called “123hnd”, which is going to use it as its worldwide hub for posting even more content online from what some call Shitty BlogsTM.

From what I understand, 123hnd wants to step up the output in 2019 and has brought in Pete George/Your NZ as a partner (because everyone knows that hnd123 is just Pete George), with Māori TV and Michael Reddell (croakingcassandra) also forming part of the team. Talks are still underway with Martyn Bradbury (The Daily Blog), with the hope that he will also join 123hnd at the former food court.

I’ve noticed a few times lately being the subject of lame attacks on Reddit. Some tere seem to be obsessed with ‘attacking the messenger’ while ignoring the topic of the post.

I can categorically say that I am not ‘hnd123’ and I don’t post or comment on Reddit at all. I saw someone claim once that I have been banned from Reddit – do they ban people who don’t use it?

This is just an example of the lengths some people go to to try to discredit people they have taken a dislike to for whatever reason. This is just the dirty nature of social media, and shows the inane stupidity of some.

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24 Comments

  1. Ray

     /  October 11, 2018

    Seriously strange, sounds like someone from “the Standard ” though.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  October 11, 2018

      No, sounds much more like a cockroach’s dying squeak.

      Reply
      • Kitty Catkin

         /  October 11, 2018

        Why would anyone bother with writing such tripe or inventing it in the first place ?

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  2. robertguyton

     /  October 11, 2018

    “Some probably unremarkable news from ODT”
    Yet you…remarked…on it!

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    • Gezza

       /  October 11, 2018

      Only for context. The remarking is about the bizarre, nasty attack on PG/YNZ on reddit.
      Someone doesn’t have your decency to do it personally on YNZ.

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      • Gezza

         /  October 11, 2018

        You probably should get into the habit of reading more than the first line, robert? 😳

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        • robertguyton

           /  October 11, 2018

          Only read as far as “You probably” with your comment, Gezza.

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          • Gezza

             /  October 11, 2018

            Take your time, robert. Reading exhausts some people. I get quite tired reading some of your comments so I understand completely. Maybe come back and read the rest later. And then if you have any comment, add it after lunch?

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            • MaureenW

               /  October 11, 2018

              🙂 Lol, and they say girls are catty

            • Gezza

               /  October 11, 2018

              Don’t start Maureen. I’m not in the mood. 😉

            • robertguyton

               /  October 11, 2018

              Took a deep breath, dove in (as Kitty would say) and read like Billy-o, made it as far as, “You probably should get into the habit of reading more”, so started on my previously unopened copy of “War & Peace”. Once I’ve read my way through that, I’ll get back to the remainder of your comment.

            • Gezza

               /  October 11, 2018

              You are going to be so embarrassed in 18 months time when you get to the bit where I said “And then if you have any comment, add it after lunch?”

            • robertguyton

               /  October 11, 2018

              Do you have an edit button? I don’t.

            • robertguyton

               /  October 11, 2018

              And…there’s a bit in War&Peace that reads, ““And then if you have any comment, add it after lunch?”
              That Tolkien! Covered all the genres!

            • Gezza

               /  October 11, 2018

              Do you have an edit button? I don’t.
              Here. You can have this one. 👍

            • robertguyton

               /  October 11, 2018

              Thanks, Gezza!!
              That’s a great button – were you aware that by using it, I can edit everyone else comments as well?

              Bonus.

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  October 11, 2018

              It’s a pearl in my crown that when an edit function was doing odd things, and I couldn’t edit my own posts but could edit other people’s (I’d click onto edit and find that what I was typing came up on someone else’s post) I refrained from doing so. Well, I did do one, human nature being what it was. I changed something that had been picked to ‘nose.

  3. sorethumb

     /  October 11, 2018

    Sounds like a lefty – doesn’t like Michael Reddel but can’t attack directly.

    Reply
  4. duperez

     /  October 11, 2018

    It might be summer yet I see there’s snow down south. The story however, reminds me of Spring.

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