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Rihanna Rescue Flight Among Phuket Editor's Plans

Rihanna Rescue Flight Among Phuket Editor's Plans

Friday, November 1, 2013
PHUKET: About this time every year, the Phuketwan editor rests his two weary typing fingers and quits responding to comments.

This is not a sign that Phuket's Doomsayers are winning - quite the opposite. The battle to improve Phuket is clearly being won, so the editor can take a break.

Our esteemed leader figures he might book a flight to try to catch up with Rihanna around a swimming pool somewhere, to see what she really thinks about Patong sex shows and slow loris touts and rescue her from boredom.

Then again, he might not.

For the next couple of weeks or so, one thing he definitely won't be doing is responding to readers.

This doesn't mean that mindless comments will begin appearing, unchallenged. It simply means they will disappear without trace. No antidote, no poison.

So far Phuket's 2013 has produced a number of surprises, with the campaign to end corruption on the island for good perhaps the most important story to break.

With the backing of the European Union and China to end scams and protect tourists properly, Phuket's residents have also begun to speak out.

Talking about corruption and the damage it's doing to Thailand's future is no longer taboo.

Phuketwan is happy to play a small part in spreading awareness of this and other issues. We aim to keep shedding light in dark corners where we can.

More readers than ever are catching our coverage, devoid as it is of the traditional tabloid newspaper approach of beating up a topic one day simply so that it can then be hosed down the next.

Statistics don't always lie. Our team of five competes against teams 10 times as big and often leads the way. Phuketwan clearly remains tops for news and views.

In October we averaged more than 8000 readers a day and in the past five days, we've received more than 260 readers' comments.

So the editor says thanks for your continuing support. He also notes that Phuketwan's attitude to comments remains unchanged from the previous announcement:

PHUKETWAN hereby alters its policy on the posting of Comments and bans whingers, whiners, do-nothings, dingbats, doomsayers, carpers, harpers and kooks. This list may grow with time. Constructive ideas and new pieces of information remain welcome.

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When you catch up to Rihanna, thank her. She did more for the endangered lorises in Phuket than any government official in Thailand ever has.

Posted by NomadJoe on November 1, 2013 08:54

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...but his colossal male ego remains behind.

Posted by Mediawatcher on November 1, 2013 09:25

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"This is not a sign that Phuket's Doomsayers are winning - quite the opposite. The battle to improve Phuket is clearly being won, so the editor can take a break."

Hahahaah..with comments like this.ed really needs a holiday...take his head out of the sand and get a reality check Once away from the pupeteers who control what he says about whom and why,on this blog,the readers will decide [and most already know the truth anyway].
At least now the news which is presented here, which in general is well done.can be read and commented on and discussed to a degree by contributors without the bizzare power tripping,one eyed ,often derogatory remarks made to readers by ed.
Last year it showed just how good this blog can be ,without the unneeded remarks from ''he who knows all''.
Try and make it a permanent break, who knows. then you may get a buyer or at least some more sponsers to stop this blog from going the same way as Patong...staight down the toilet.

Posted by James on November 1, 2013 10:03

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Perhaps a drive down the beach & try one of the new attitude jetski operators? If not one of the new metered taxis, would surely be available to take Ed sightseeing around paradise island

Posted by paul on November 1, 2013 10:39

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"For the next couple of weeks or so, one thing he definitely won't be doing is responding to readers."

Yippee!!

"This doesn't mean that mindless comments will begin appearing, unchallenged."

Oh, bugger.

Posted by Buster on November 1, 2013 12:57

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"For the next couple of weeks or so" .....
I'm sure that speaking on behalf of the majority of PW's readers the "or so" would be most welcome
Mediawatcher has obviously spotted something I would never have noticed and commented "but his colossal male ego remains behind" ... shocking statement that deserves at least the naughty step
When you have a sneaky look later [and you will] you will note that the tone [the same as last year] changes when the Troll and Keyboard Warrior has been replaced by a professional
Good to see you've taken my advice and updated the unimportant Alexa facts and figures ... Yes I know ... you'd planned to do it anyway ... Will Caroline be going with you?

Posted by Amazed in Thailand on November 1, 2013 13:05

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"Rihanna Rescue Flight Among Phuket Editor's Plans
By Phuketwan Reporter"
This article was without doubt penned by ''he who knows all'' but due to a typo and poor editing it would appear that he is now masquerading as a "Reporter" ... It has all the hallmarks of Mr Drum Beater

Posted by Amazed in Thailand on November 1, 2013 14:01

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To all you "anonymous" commenters, looks like we have an anonymous reporter, though going by the way the story is written, I suspect the "anonymous" reporter is dear old Alan, aka...another anonymous name...Ed.

Posted by Laurie Howells on November 1, 2013 14:07

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Enjoy and well done.

Posted by Roger on November 1, 2013 14:29

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Having seen my posts once again all I can say is a big THANK YOU to the person that let me out of the sin bin [given a life sentence with no remission]
Why the Power Monger gave me the dreaded "Goodbye" is still a mystery ... It could have been a) something about "the weakest link" b) "my smallest goldfish has a memory span of 3 months" or; c) 555 ... the "anonymous name" said this was childish ... I never had the chance to explain that I'm only 10 years old
This part may need moderating: The key to the executive loo is in the bottom drawer [right hand side] of his desk under the Beano comics
Anyway ... keep up the excellent work all you professionals and make the most of your freedom and rest assured that any future posts from me will be relevant and respectful until .....

Posted by Amazed in Thailand on November 1, 2013 15:30

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Seriously, who types with two fingers?

Posted by Alex on November 2, 2013 12:14


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