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Up Front: Say When

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  • BenWilson, in reply to Sacha,

    I also encourage you to go for it.

    +1. Go long, Megan C. Or link off to your own blog if you want to go essay length.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Sacha,

    I am not a frequent commenter as PAS because I favour the long-form in writing and don’t wish to clog up the columnage unduly.

    Lolz. That doesn't seem to constrain anyone else :-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • giovanni tiso, in reply to Geoff Lealand,

    I know that Trotter is not Mr Popular around these parts but I did appreciate him challenging Deborah Coddington on her facile notion of 'objective' journalism and her belief that the world-views of journalists are not already shaped and constrained by their backgrounds and education--and, as Chris himself declared, 'that ugly word----class"

    I have no major quibble with Trotter on this occasion - it's the idea that he gets called if those particular people are unavailable. He had a good laugh at that notion himself, to his credit.

    Wellington • Since Jun 2007 • 7473 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    I have no major quibble with Trotter on this occasion – it’s the idea that he gets called if those particular people are unavailable. He had a good laugh at that notion himself, to his credit.

    I gather he had a swift couple of glasses of wine afterwards too :-)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • recordari,

    clog up the columnage unduly.

    The frequency/quantity/quality triad. Quality always wins, no matter the length.

    TMAINUI.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle, in reply to recordari,

    Quality always wins, no matter the length.

    Do you realise how difficult it is NOT to make a smutty joke in response to that sentence? Huh? Do you?

    (Megan, I too am down with awesome long posts.)

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Megan Clayton,

    clog up the columnage

    Thoughtful long worthwhile post vs 140 character drivel ... such a hard choice really.

    Seriously I can read and I'm happy to read your posts any time whatever length you feel you need. Besides I'm not sure I saw an "appropriate post length" sign anywhere.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4451 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Danielle,

    Huh? Do you?

    Yes I still do. ;-)

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    Besides I'm not sure I saw an "appropriate post length" sign anywhere.

    Yup, you can always skip the long posts with a single eye movement, if it burns.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Dearest darlingest Megan - you have things of value to say, and I, for one, don't mind how long it takes you to say them, as long as you do. I would suggest from all the comments above mine that no-one else does, either.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3136 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I gather he had a swift couple of glasses of wine afterwards

    Pitch a "making of" doco to Brian - seems the behind the scenes of this ep would have been great telly

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19688 posts Report Reply

  • Craig Ranapia, in reply to Megan Clayton,

    I am not a frequent commenter as PAS because I favour the long-form in writing and don't wish to clog up the columnage unduly.

    Don't be silly. There's a delightful doo-dad on the mouse called a scroll wheel, and I'll use it if you're being tiresomely verbose.

    North Shore, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 12370 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to Craig Ranapia,

    Could Trotter try not being a man-tronising douche-bag?

    No. It's Trotter. Genetic impossibility.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2930 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan,

    Indeed, some of them were simply unable to make it. But others were offered the opportunity and cried off. So he wasn’t entirely wrong.

    Yeah, I know a couple of the women who were asked, and there's various reasons they couldn't. Deborah has written about hers.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

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