Good Weekend letters to the editor, Might 23


I used to be “maintaining a watch” on our household’s unique house, greater than 40 years after we left, and felt a deep sense of remorse [“Spirit of place”, Might 9]. I drove previous late final 12 months to seek out it demolished for a McMansion. Was it the passing of our mom, or the ultimate lack of the home and years of blissful reminiscences for our father, which prompted his sudden passing eight weeks in the past? We are going to by no means know. Jane Macneil, Balwyn, Vic

My four-year-old granddaughter lately moved home. After per week, she arrange the sofa as a automobile with all her treasured issues on it and informed her dad and mom she was going house. Heather Barker, Albert Park, Vic


Not way back I took my son to my childhood house, solely to seek out townhouses as a replacement. I had been considering of going to see if I might revisit and seize the reminiscences held there. The reminiscences at the moment are like Clint Caward’s, inside me. Diana Younger, Balwyn, Vic

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For Madeleine Albright [May 9], whose sanctions of Iraq within the 1990s prompted untold struggling for
so many Iraqi girls, to say, “There’s a particular place in hell for girls who don’t assist different girls,” is brazen hypocrisy. Gina Hay, Bayview, NSW


F: Kate Dezarnaulds Nice on-point article from Good Weekend on the plight of group Fb moderators [“Community disservice”, Might 9]. It’s fascinating to look at how decorum is contested, gained and misplaced in these boards each day. Hats off to those that do the invisible work of absorbing the vitriol and poison. It’s an enormous job.

F: Lin Van Oevelen The one teams that appear to handle to maintain nastiness beneath management (with some moderation) are people who have very slim goals, it appears. Like our native misplaced pets database. Moderators will take away any put up that criticises the pet proprietor as a result of they don’t need it to discourage anybody from utilizing the group to seek out their misplaced pet. Straightforward to know and keep on with, even when it does require biting your tongue commonly.

F: Marianne Hamilton Good learn!

T: @corinne_podger A superb lengthy learn by @melfyfe on how social media teams can go horribly incorrect.

Social media commentary key: F = Fb; T = Twitter.

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