A place of my own at last

Having repeatedly got fed up with admin policies at various forums in Hong Kong, I’ve finally got round to setting this place up as somewhere to share thoughts with anyone who cares to listen and, I hope, trigger some intelligent and rational discussion, free from censorship and pandering to political correctness.

Or, if certain people are correct, I’ll just sit here and watch the tumbleweed roll by.

I’ll also put up occasional reviews of bars, restaurants, films, arty things and stuff like that.

Look at “About smog’s blog” for how comments will work here.

Let’s see how it goes.

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21 Responses to A place of my own at last

  1. Juno Watt says:

    Fcuk! Fcuk cnut wnak!

    I thank you.

  2. smog says:

    We’re all grown ups here, so you can write fuck, cunt and wank if you feel that best conveys what you want to say. The most I will ever do is put a warning on the front to make a token attempt to protect the more sensitive souls amongst us.

  3. Juno Watt says:

    I’m truly shocked. With language like that being used by the webmaster, I worry for the purity of our society. What if an upstanding Canto-pop idol were to read your blog?

  4. Beer Boy says:

    As fuckin’ if Juno… those munters can’t stop inter-fucking to get down to the nitty gritty of looking on the WWW

  5. Beer Boy says:

    Sorry Smoggy but:

    “Having repeatedly got fed up with admin policies at various forums in Hong Kong, I’ve finally got round to setting this place up as somewhere to share thoughts with anyone who cares to listen and, I hope, trigger some intelligent and rational discussion, free from censorship and pandering to political correctness.

    Or, if certain people are correct, I’ll just sit here and watch the tumbleweed roll by.

    I’ll also put up occasional reviews of bars, restaurants, films, arty things and stuff like that.

    Look at “About smog’s blog” for how comments will work here.

    Let’s see how it goes.”

    then when you post:

    “Your comment is awaiting moderation”

    surely you are doing what you said you disliked about other places???

  6. smog says:

    No not at all – it’s just the same as registering – now that I’ve approved one comment from you you can post as many as you like using the same Name and email address. Obviously that isn’t foolproof in that anyone guessing the email address you quoted could pretend to be you, but the alternatives are allowing anyone to comment, which will result in a load of spambot comments (I got the first attempt within two hours of the blog being created), or insisting on a registration and login (which will deter a lot of people who don’t have logins at wordpress). I’m open to modifying this mechanism as we go along if it isn’t working well.

  7. smog says:

    Actually, on reflection, I’ve just taken off the “must have one approved comment” requirement. You’ll still need to input an email address when posting a comment, but it won’t be accessible to anyone except me. Let’s see how that goes.

  8. Juno Watt says:

    Bollocks! Bastard fuck wanker! Dogging!

    This is great, Smog, well done!

    But where are the smileys?

  9. smog says:

    They are auto created on WordPress. See
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Smilies#What_Text_Do_I_Type_to_Make_Smileys.3F
    for what you can type 🙂

  10. Tinybear says:

    Hi smog. How ya doin‘?

  11. ServerGuy says:

    Its OK saying what you want on a forum as long as its within context.

    Like I have said many times before, I really don’t mind what happens on HKExpats, I am more worried that we will get classified as an adult site due to the content and then get blocked by company proxy servers.

    All that will do is stop people accessing the web due to swear words or links to content that maybe should be on other more adult oriented sites anyway.

  12. Shazza says:

    Blarrrrrrrrrrr How come my name and an email addy I haven’t used for a decade appeared here automatically already!?!?!?!?!

    You chased my IP??? Should I be offended ???

  13. smog says:

    Nothing to do with me squire! My guess would be that you haven’t cleared out your cookies or autocomplete in your browser since last you left a comment on a blog that is hosted on WordPress (I think skinny’s was for a while, for example).

  14. Shazza says:

    Och well! I’ll save myself being flattered then!

  15. Tinybear says:

    Wah, traffic has increased!

  16. crusty says:

    not the electron traffic in your excuse for a brain, tinycunt…!

  17. Beer Boy says:

    cutting!!!

  18. Tinybear says:

    Yeah, wonder what’s bugging him?

  19. Juno Watt says:

    Fuck off TB!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Something is bugging Juno too. 🙂

  21. Tinybear says:

    Hehe, that was me

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