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Here we are now, arrest us

What is Thanet Star doing wrong that the police won't arrest us for blogging?

I feel like we Thanet Star writers are missing out on something here. So many bloggers and social media commenters have had police visits or legal threats and Thanet Star has had none.

I know that I am unlikely to be influenced by threats but how come the aggressive arm of politics in Thanet refuses to harass us too?

Police - 1978

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Someone does not like us?

Clearly Thanet Star has come to the attention of the less pleasant elements of the Internet.

Given the aggressive nature of some of the comments that happen around here that really is saying something.

I would like to thank DataRealm for their fantastic support throughout this whole episode. They have gone above and beyond the call of duty in helping to get this latest cyber-attack under control.

For the time being I have deactivated the spam log which means that if the AI did not like your comment then it will have been lost. This will give the server a lot more resources to serve requests even under unreasonable (abuse level) demand. Once the idiots who are doing this have given up I will reactivate it.

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Short outage

We experienced something of an outage last night. It looks like the server could not cope with the load during a normal low usage time. This suggests that it was a Denial of Service Attack on the server. Hopefully that is because we are making waves by speaking up and not just because some spammer let their bots run wild.

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Ramsgate Harbour Filthy

Thanet blogger Eastcliff Richard posted yesterday about oil and grime floating in Ramsgate Harbour.

Filth in Ramsgate Harbour

The Ramsgate inner harbour was filthy today. There was a large oily slick of floating rubbish - not far from the disused King George IV Maritime Heritage Pontoons. Reports ECR (visit page for a bigger picture).

Quite rightly it has been pointed out that this is not the sort oft hing that leaves a good impression on visitors. It's just as well then that it is the off season and people only ever visit in the summer. Oh wait...

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A fresh look for 2014

A New Year Demands a Fresh New Look.

Following the moaning from a minority that like to pick holes in everything Thanet Star has moved on to a fresh new look based on the recently revised layout. We've shifted from a green based look to a cleaner blue based look.

Already half of our writers have started saying "but I liked the green" showing that there really is no pleasing everyone.

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Did you know?

Margate was the first seaside resort to introduce deck chairs way back in 1898.

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Did you know

MP Roger Gail (thanet North) wanted to increase VAT

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Did you know

MP Roger Gale (Thanet North) has never voted on measures to reduce tax avoidance

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Too popular

On Wednesday 28th May the article The staggering truth about Gloag's Manston deal was so popular that it was briefly unreachable as the server could not supply pages fast enough.

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Did Labour Lie?

Who actually believes TDCs Health and Safety line? Comment now on Thanet Star.

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MRP Minutes

All of the Margate Renewal Partnership Board Meeting Minutes (Via FOI)

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Manston Airport

Two weeks to find Manston Airport buyer says North Thanet MP (via BBC)

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CCG to review

Thanet CCG told by High Court judge that policy on assistive reproduction technique is “unlawful”. [link]

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Good comments

Generally longer, more in depth, comments get flagged as spam less often.

Blogs
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Spam stopping

Matt has spent some time retraining the spam filter to avoid false positives and catch more spam. If your comment gets flagged as spam let us know on Facebook or Twitter.

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Did you know?

People traveled from as far as Boston USA to come to GEEK 2014.

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