Tasmanian Times

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


An appeal … Tassietimes is in the RED …

Tasmanian Times is in the RED …

The cost of migrating the site has blown out … because the old site will now be used as an archive reference. This was necessary because a minority of readers have yet to get to grips with the new site. There’s also the original site, TT Jurassic, which is available at the click of a button …

So, TT appeals to its readers …

Eventually, Media Releases will be grouped on the side and articles only in the centre column. We just need sheckles to do it … TT was just too precipitate in getting TT out there …

A donation to Tasmanian Times will help strengthen Tasmania’s independent media.

EFT Details:
BSB: 067-000
Account Number: 10660173
Account Name: Tasmaniantimes Pty Ltd

(Please put your name in the “account description” field so we know who has contributed. If you don’t want any public acknowledgement just put “Anon” after your name)

*Lindsay Tuffin has been a journo since 1969, mainly in Tassie apart from a couple of years wandering around Oz and a few years in Pomland where he edited ‘Buzz’, a fundamentalist magazine dealing with church and social issues (beaten in audit circulation only by Aero Modeller magazine!); and a stint as a Uni chaplain back in Tassie.

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  1. Kevin Moylan

    November 9, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Simple as!

    2. ASK FOR MONEY ORDER – (sums under $1,000 need no declaration)

    Without Tasmanian Times, our free speech and thought, and the right to advocate and to challenge corruption, nepotism, crimes and systemic wrongdoing (sadly in that wretched state) there is no other global voice for desperate Tasmanians reaching out or seeking HELP!

    Only a National Independent Crimes and Corruption Commission, alongside a Federal Whistleblower Protection Authority (tabled in parliament by Senator Xenophon, Sept 2017) will purge the historical cancer that is TasMANIA! I will be first to give my evidence, again!

    But who’ll protect me from further harm and systemic reprisals? Who?

  2. Mike Adams

    November 8, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    BSB- 067000 is the Commonwealth Bank.

    Pop into your nearest branch, having stoked up your parking meter to account for the long queue, and offer up money to the teller (one of just three in my local branch) and quote the TT Account number, 1066 0173. (I like the 1066 bit-one of the world’s seminal battles). You’ll be asked to give an indication of who is sending it – so just choose between name, nickname, anonymous etc. and that’s it.

    Now go ahead and save TT …

  3. Kevin Wilson

    November 8, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    I have a cheque account but no postal address for Tasmanian Times …


    Lindsay Tuffin, 9 Phoenix St, Howrah, 7018

    Thankyou for your goodwill, Kevin.

    — Moderator

  4. Ivo Edwards

    November 8, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Hi guys … regarding the ease of donating money to a worthy cause …

    About 12 months ago, in a gesture of extreme benevolence, I donated $5 to Wikimedia. Now they have very nicely and cunningly reminded me of my generosity and pointed out that they would be very appreciative if I would match that amount again. No pushy message that I am very stingy to not donate more, nor that I get heaps more value from them each year than I contribute!

    Persuaded by their politeness and logic, I simply clicked a couple of buttons, and now I am another $5 poorer … but feel good about things!

    Maybe Tasmanian Times could adopt a similar approach to finance its amazing and indispensable site to keep Tasmanians informed, amused and sane …

    Thank you for your gift!

    You will receive a confirmation via email when we have processed your donation.
    Contributions from readers like you keep Wikipedia thriving and independent. Wikipedia is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation. Learn more about local chapters and their projects.

  5. Kevin Wilson

    November 8, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Lindsay, I would like to help, but my bank transfer process is not friendly. Can you help at your end ?

    • Lindsay Tuffin

      November 8, 2018 at 9:44 am

      What can I do, Kevin ????

    • Peter Bright

      November 8, 2018 at 10:10 am

      Hi Kevin. Have you a cheque account?

      Any Post Office should be able to sell a Money Order to you.

      Best wishes.

  6. Emmanuel Goldstein

    November 6, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Ivo has raised some valid points. Perhaps collar the teenagers running pixel-noise and point out that a chimpanzee can do what they do, and to stop bamboozling poor olde Linz with cliches.

    TT’s previous layout worked fine. TT had a large a loyal circulation, then it was all shut down for weeks and this thing we have now appeared. There are far too many press releases .. perhaps put them in a separate file/folder .. and don’t pollute the screen with countless headings all over the place.

    Simplify and reduce to its core components, like it was before pixel-dorks screwed it up whilst gouging poor olde Linz for every penny, and then some. It looks like you’ve been sold a foetid flounder Linz, but please don’t take this as personal criticism. We would all be a lot poorer without your good works.

    I know computer folk who reckon they could have designed and built this site and get it live within a few days. Pixel-scammers are taking you for a ride Linz …

    • Casey

      November 8, 2018 at 2:40 pm


      I worked 15+ years cutting commercial code. I largely agree with Emmanuel. This incarnation of TT would not have gone past embryonic on my old shop.

      BUT … “We would all be a lot poorer without your good works.”

  7. Ivo Edwards

    November 6, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    The good news is that you have not made anywhere near as much of a hash up with the new site as the great Google has with the new gmail.com!

    Pity though, that the preview section for Comments has gone, and that we don’t seem to get notifications any more that a Comment has actually been sent in.

    Thank God also, that you have stopped making us prove that we are not robots, as was necessary for a while with the new site! What do you have against robots, by the way, to exclude them from commenting?

  8. Ivo edwards

    November 6, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    I’ll do you a deal, Lindsay … tell us what is better about the new TT and I will donate $100. In my opinion it is 100 times worse! There are hardly any serious articles, and hardly any Comments. It is cluttered with media releases, and it’s heaps less visually impressive, and there’s really no reason to visit it .. so far at least.

    It may be better for smart phone users, but I doubt it!

    How about you cut your losses and just revert to the old format? Why try to fix something that wasn’t broken?

    • Lindsay Tuffin

      November 6, 2018 at 2:31 pm

      I would have to ask you to be very patient, Ivo … there are always problems with new technology, and getting to grips with the new technology is always incredibly difficult .. particularly as I’m a technical dickhead; the very worst of people who should be in charge of a website. Fear not … on we charge.

      There’s ‘Recent Comments’ which has been restored.

      We never give in, and we never say die, but I would plead with people to be VERY PATIENT …

  9. Peter Bright

    November 6, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Those readers who deeply appreciate the value of Tasmanian Times and want to make funds available to pay for its various running costs will find that the above method, once it has been set up, is an extremely efficient and fast method of offering their very welcome support anytime they think of it.

    Some kind readers might find this setting up procedure too difficult when they first try, but I know from experience that the effort is really worthwhile for what this facility does so well and so fast.

    But there are also other ways of transferring funds to Tasmanian Times and I hope that readers will let us know which method suits them best, and how to set it up.

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