How I got my latest 30-day Facebook ban

Aug 13, 2018

On July 14 Facebook rewarded me with another 30-day ban for posting this story and accompanying comment, which apparently breached their “Community Standards”.

20180714 Pink Apostates post gets me a 30 day ban on Facebook

I was not actually told which part of my post breached their standards, so am unclear about what I shouldn’t write in future.

These insane 30-day bans make no sense, and with no practical appeal process the entire exercise is a complete farce.

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Lyle Shelton scores a hat trick against himself

Jun 10, 2018

“To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” — Oscar Wilde

In the wake of the deregistration of Lyle Shelton’s domain names lyleshelton.com.au and lyleshelton.net.au, and his subsequent claim this was an attempt to silence him, it’s interesting to note that he made no such fuss when his domain lyleshelton.org.au was also recently deregistered.

The Internet Archive shows us the presence of the domain lyleshelton.org.au:

lyleshelton.org.au scanned five times by Internet Archive April 11-19 2018

Lyle Shelton had been publishing articles under lyleshelton.org.au, in parallel with publishing them on lyleshelton.com.au, evidenced by records of posts received via RSS subscription between April 12-20 2018:

April 12 2018
http://www.lyleshelton.org.au/why_truth_should_always_trump_prejudice

April 16 2018
http://www.lyleshelton.org.au/consequences_what_consequences

April 18 2018
http://www.lyleshelton.org.au/this_pathway_to_totalitarianism_must_be_reversed http://www.lyleshelton.org.au/qld_education_minister_drops_truth_bomb_about_safe_schools

April 20 2018
http://www.lyleshelton.org.au/here_s_what_the_chronicle_is_saying_about_my_call_for_conservatives_to_be_conservatives

On April 23 2018 the domain lyleshelton.org.au was no longer able to be reached:

lyleshelton.org.au domain can't be reached April 23 2018

The WHOIS record for lyleshelton.org.au indicated on April 23 2018 that it was in a pendingDelete (Client requested policy delete) status, effective April 20 2018:

Whois response for lyleshelton.org.au:

Domain Name lyleshelton.org.au
Last Modified 20-Apr-2018 14:10:06 UTC
Status pendingDelete (Client requested policy delete)
Registrar Name GoDaddy.com, LLC
Registrant Whitestone Strategic Pty Ltd
Registrant ID ACN 618607051
Eligibility Type Other
Registrant Contact ID CR315360472
Registrant Contact Name David Hutt
Registrant Contact Email david.hutt@whitestonestrategic.com
Tech Contact ID CR315360477
Tech Contact Name David Hutt
Tech Contact Email david.hutt@whitestonestrategic.com
Name Server ns10.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns11.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns12.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns13.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns14.nationbuilder.com
Name Server ns15.nationbuilder.com
DNSSEC unsigned

auDA says of the pendingDelete (Client requested policy delete) status:

Domain names that are deleted due to a breach of an auDA Published Policy will transition from a “Registered” to a “Pending Policy Delete” state at the time the deletion command is submitted by the registrar. At this time, the domain name will be published on the Official Domain Drop List for 14 calendar days after which it will be purged at the next drop cycle.

auDA policy states of a .org.au domain name:

SCHEDULE F

ELIGIBILITY AND ALLOCATION RULES FOR ORG.AU

The org.au 2LD is for non-commercial organisations.

The following rules are to be read in conjunction with the Eligibility and Allocation Rules for All Open 2LDs, contained in Schedule A of this document.

1.  To be eligible in the org.au 2LD, registrants must be non-commercial organisations as follows:
a) an association incorporated in any Australian State or Territory; or

b) a political party registered with the Australian Electoral Commission; or

c) a trade union or other organisation registered under the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009; or

d) a sporting or special interest club operating in Australia; or

e) a charity operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation; or

f) a non-profit organisation operating in Australia, as defined in the registrant’s constitution or other documents of incorporation.

2.  Domain names in the org.au 2LD must be:

a) an exact match, abbreviation or acronym of the registrant’s name; or

b) otherwise closely and substantially connected to the registrant, in accordance with the categories of “close and substantial connection” set out in the Guidelines on the Interpretation of Policy Rules for the Open 2LDs.

The domain name lyleshelton.org.au appears to have breached all the auDA requirements of a .org.au domain name.

Lyle Shelton lost his lyleshelton.org.au domain name due to breach of auDA policy.  The registrant for the domain name, David Hutt, would have been notified of this in advance of the domain being taken offline.  Clearly David and Lyle weren’t able to sort out the discrepancies with their two other domain names before they were also found to be in breach of auDA policy.


Pogo (Nick Bertke) admits homophobia

Jun 2, 2018

Lyle Shelton. Always the victim.

May 20, 2018

… home addresses put on the internet by one of your team …

Background here.


Yarra City Council and PayStay have refunded in full the parking fees they charged me on the ANZAC Day public holiday

May 5, 2018

On ANZAC Day I parked in PayStay zone 33331053, in the vicinity of 193 Brunswick Street Fitzroy, clocking up a fee of $7.46. Whilst I suspected the parking should be free in that zone on a public holiday I noticed a nearby car parked in the same zone had bought a parking ticket from the machine and so to be on the safe side I decided to activate my PayStay app.

This is the transaction details for my parking period:

PayStay parking fee 25 Apr 2018

Later on I looked up the Yarra City Council website to check the situation regarding parking on a public holiday:

Parking on public holidays / For parking signs that state days of the week, parking and time restrictions on the signs do not apply on a public holiday.

I then emailed PayStay to enquire if their app should let me activate a parking period during a time that Yarra City Council says should not need to be paid for. I received a response saying the app should not let me pay if payment was not required:

In that situation if the spot you’re parking in doesn’t require you to pay it will show a message informing you that you are not required to make a payment. All information provided on the app is provided from which ever council covers where you were parking.

I then went back to zone 33331053 to check the parking signs and saw they do state days of the week:

Zone 33331053 / 2P TICKET / 7AM - 6PM MON - SAT

Zone 33331053 / 2P TICKET / 7AM - 6PM MON - SAT

Having read the Yarra City Council policy on parking on public holidays, and having clarified with PayStay how their app should work, it would appear there is an inconsistency somewhere that amounted to me being charged $7.46 on the ANZAC Day public holiday when I believe I should not have been required to pay anything.

By extension, other people using PayStay in that Yarra City Council zone (or other similar zones) on ANZAC Day (or other public holidays) may also have been billed for their parking when they oughtn’t have been.

On May 2 I emailed Yarra City Council requesting a full refund of my parking fees.  On May 10 I received a written reply as below and a full refund of my fees.

Yarra City Council parking fees refunded May 10 2018

I have asked Yarra City Council if PayStay will , in the future, allow a fee to be charged on a public holiday in a fee-exempt zone.  I have also asked if they will issue refunds to all people who they took money from on ANZAC Day (and all other public holidays) in that and other similarly fee-exempt parking zones.


David Marr, do you fact check?

Sep 21, 2017

In the September 19 Guardian article Where’s the biff? Free speech has won every round in the marriage equality debate David Marr wrote:

“One Christian at IBM and another at Macquarie University have both been targeted by a zealous yes warrior who reckons they should be dismissed because their advocacy for traditional marriage is at odds with the ethos of their employers. So have they lost their jobs? No and nor should they.”

Back in March this year I posted this tweet about Mark Allaby:

I also posted this tweet about Stephen Chavura:

I posted several more similarly worded tweets about both.  However in none of my tweets did I once call for, imply, or want the sacking of either from their respective places of employment.

On September 12 on ABC’s The Drum David Marr said Mark Allaby was “targeted by some trollish yes voters” (around 13:00) in response to Iain Benson’s claim “Allaby was asked to resign”:

 

ABC The Drum David Marr Trolls (Sep 12 2017)

In the above-mentioned Guardian article David Marr alleges [Mark Allaby and Stephen Chavura] “have both been targeted by a zealous yes warrior who reckons they should be dismissed”.

Who is this “zealous yes warrior who reckons they should be dismissed” David Marr?

If you are referring to my activism, please show me where I have called for the dismissal of either Mark Allaby from IBM or Stephen Chavura from Macquarie University.

If not mine, then whose activism are you are referring to?

I also refer David Marr to this apology from ABC’s The Drum where they clarified that my activism was in fact not related to marriage equality.


Lyle Shelton

Sep 16, 2017


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