Tasmanian Times

Lindsay Tuffin

We’re late shutting down for a month …

Santa on Head, by Stef, Publican Lesley's daughter, a bar in Montgomery's 2006

Tassie Times is late … very late … in shutting down for a month for Chrissy-New Years. Good god, it’s Christmas Eve …

TT was desperate to get a mobile-friendly version out there.

We’ve achieved that … but we’re only a quarter there.

Therefore I plan …

. Increase from three to six in Featured posts.

. Automatic creation of new posts.

. Look into creation of notifications for non-logged-in commenters.

. Add archives to main menu bar …

. The search modifications will be filtered  … basically it means you’ll be able to search more easily. Also plan to modify the search function so you don’t have to do a return on it … you simply hit the magnifying glass.

. Increase comments from 15 to 20.

. Set up mailchimp for notifications …

. Fix issue with comments overflow on some mobiles.

. Move Media Releases to the left-hand column.

. Check for other mobile device issues using browser stack.

Bear with us  … Rome wasn’t built in a day …

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  1. mike moore

    January 8, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Lindsay, your balding head sketch is your own Dorian Gray portrait.

    It gets younger, or doesn’t age, as the rest of us wither away.

    — Mike Moore, Hervey Bay.

    • Lindsay Tuffin

      January 11, 2019 at 1:59 pm

      Mr Moore … Dorian Gray, eh … I wish … We’ll be up to seeyuh in the next coupla years

  2. Joanna Pinkiewicz

    January 3, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Thankyou, Lindsay! You make Tasmanian Times a rare media entity, one that’s accessible for varied voices and opinions.

    It’s a treasure for our state and community.

    May the New Year bring more blessings than challenges!

    • garrystannus@hotmail.com

      January 4, 2019 at 4:37 pm

      … et une bonne année à toi, Joanna.

      Your “accessible for varied voices and opinions” is very much what many in Tasmania appreciate. Tassie Times is growing and developing. There were turbulent times when it kicked off, and probably those times were just what TT needed to gain a readership in those early days.

      The Mercury and particularly The Examiner were mouthpieces for the ‘powers that be’. Still are, I suppose it could be said.

      For those who might be wondering, Joanna is a friend and comrade from the dark times of Gunns Ltd. We, and many others, together stopped that dragon. I’ve read Joanna’s comments in recent times about gender and prostitution issues and I see that she has always adopted a reasoned approach to these questions in not using personal attacks etc, but just putting her views out here on TT honestly.

      And, of course there is Lindsay …

      I was wondering why his bare cranium hadn’t appeared, and to tell the truth, I wasn’t all too bothered at the lack of it .. but was pleased to see .. then .. the ‘we are late shutting down’ notice and this little thread …


      I’ve just noticed while ‘writing’ this comment, that there are now two new boxes (or were they always there?): Notify me of new comments via email.

      I hope that this first box choice means that after we’ve posted a comment onto a particular thread we will receive alerts to any subsequent comments that are later posted on that thread.

      In any case, texta’d cranium or not, I too, wish Lindsay and his ‘tribe’, as well as all my peers on TT, a happy New Year. At the moment I’m still ‘on remand’ at the AKA, West Broadway, but expect to be moved to a remote location at the Hamptons tomorrow morning .. oops, I mean (given the hour) later this morning.

      It’s a wide world, yet in effect, ours is a tiny blue planet, floating, like a leaf in an eddy, in the huge ocean of space. In my opinion we should use this next year to act to preserve this blue miracle, this planet Earth …

      ‘We’re on a rock revolving
      around a golden sun,
      we are a billion children rolled into one …’


      ‘So this is Christmas, and what have you done,
      one year just over .. and a new one begun.
      And so this is …’

      Social justice and the environment are my two wishes for the future.

      Happy New Year, everyone.

    • Lindsay Tuffin

      January 11, 2019 at 2:02 pm

      thankyou kind joannna!x

    • Lindsay Tuffin

      January 12, 2019 at 7:00 am

      thankyou kind Jo!x

  3. John Hawkins

    December 26, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    Thank you so much, Lindsay and the Moderator, for providing us with such an excellent platform for venting the spleen.

    Tasmanian Times is the only organ of truth available to Tasmanians. The Examiner and the Mercury are the lickspittles of those who control the reins of power. Their editorial staff is rewarded by cushy jobs on retirement for supporting whichever causes our pollies think will get them elected.

    The ABC has been emasculated.

    I look forward to the day when the New Years Honours List reads Mr Lindsay Tuffin, the Order of Australia, for Services to Journalism.

    Great man, rest up and recharge the batteries for the year ahead.

    We all need you.

    • Lindsay Tuffin

      December 27, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      thankyou so much John … don’t think I’ll get that gong! you are very kind … blessyou … Linz!x

  4. Claire Gilmour

    December 26, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    When you are lost, lonely, sick and tired .. seek truth. When you have no where else to go, and no-one else to talk to .. there is Linz’s Tasmanian Times !!

    It is the weapon of choice in media, and in political truth and justice.

    Merry Christmas and a happy life on the edge of the new year, Linz and TT !

    • Lindsay Tuffin

      December 27, 2018 at 9:02 am

      thankyou kind claire … very haphazard time of year. blessyou and thankyou for your most kind wishes …

  5. Christopher Eastman-Nagle

    December 25, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Thanks for all your very much appreciated efforts, Lindsay. Enjoy your bit of time off. You deserve it.

    • Lindsay Tuffin

      December 27, 2018 at 8:55 am

      Thankyou, kindest sir …

  6. Alan Mason

    December 24, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Great effort, Linz. Fantastic new look, and very user friendly.

    Have a safe and prosperous Christmas.

    • Lindsay Tuffin

      December 25, 2018 at 10:29 am

      thankyou very much alan … that is most gratifying to hear … I will, as you say, have a safe and prosperous chrissy … on we charge …

  7. Simon Warriner

    December 24, 2018 at 1:14 pm


    To you and the Moderator, my gratitude and thanks for your past efforts and generosity.

    If you find yourself on the NW Coast over your break, drop me an email and I will find the time to shout you a drink or two.

    To everyone else, regardless of whether we agree or not, Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

    Remember, regardless of how hopeless it looks, the sun will still rise .. and “this too, will pass, one way or another”.



    • Lindsay Tuffin

      December 24, 2018 at 2:41 pm

      The fam is invading, Simey.

      Rich, Rache and Tom … and son-in-law Travers, and grandkids Jack, (3) Harry, (1) and older brother Cedric and his family … so although Burnie is moi alma mater … there’s little chance of accepting those offers.

      But thankyou Simey, and blessyou.

      linz!x … and “this too, will pass, one way or another”.

  8. max

    December 24, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were ending the year with a merry Christmas and a happy new year, instead of the new year with a looming election? Where we will elect a government of the LibLabs or the LabLibs, while neither party is game or willing to give us an Australia that we could be proud of?

    For one and all, have a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

    Thanks Lindsay, for giving us an outlet where we can express our hopes, and sometimes vent our spleen.

  9. Tim Thorne

    December 24, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for all you’ve done, Linz. Happy Xmas to you, and to all TT readers.

  10. Lindsay Tuffin

    December 24, 2018 at 9:31 am

    Thankyou very much for your good wishes, Isla.

    There’s only moi and a 79 year-old literate who splendidly does most of the moderating and tries to keep commenters on track … and that’s the team at TT.

  11. Isla MacGregor

    December 24, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Thank you, Lindsay and all, for your very patient team in providing many Tasmanians with the opportunity to read and share diverse points of view.

    What would we do without you all?

    A relaxing season ahead!

  12. Rob Halton

    December 24, 2018 at 6:02 am

    Merry Christmas and looking foward to a productive Morrison New year to all who have survived through the 2018 post traumatic disorder syndrome.

    Have a safe and happy Christmas.

    • max

      December 24, 2018 at 9:28 am

      Rob … You have proven that you are a one-eyed staunch supporter of the Liberal Party and its failed leaders including Morrison. You have done this, even in the face of eye-watering failures, so how about telling us why.

      We have never had a boom like the mineral boom. Under-taxed and under-regulated, multinational companies made colossal profits by selling off non-renewable resources. New projects were rushed through weekly, but who looked out for the public interest?

      Instead of having a fixation on neoliberalism, Howard and Costello had the chance to set Australia up for a wonderful long-term future, but they blew it.

      Instead of lauding the 11 years of Howard’s government, we should be condemning its total failure for throwing away a once in a lifetime bonanza.

      It is hard to see why the liberals have any following, and any that do must be blind to the fact that the Liberals sold out their country. They sold the farm for a handful of beans.

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