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Tuesday, 19 April 2005

It'll come back to haunt you ...

Guido trumpets the removal of a post yesterday by another blogger and suggests that it cannot be sent into the memory hole because on the internet there are such things as RSS feeds. I hadn't seen the post in question, but I followed his 'suggestion' and was able to read it using the method he high-lighted.

Surprise, surprise, Guido seems to have taken down a post himself today (the one entitled - Conservatives Hold Rome). I had read it earlier when it was on his blog (posted 4.45 pm, updated 4.57pm according to the RSS feed log) but it is of course still available in the RSS feed. Whether it's the first or the second paragraph that has caused second-thoughts I cannot say. Maybe it'll be back 'in due course' (Oh goodie, as Guido might say), or maybe not ... hee hee.
(Off-line back-up copy of original text maintained, in case it reappears in modified form.)

I do enjoy reading Guido's blog, it's fun, but this case of the biter bit was just too tempting to ignore.
(Knowing the way these things work, this will probably come back to haunt me, too ... ho, ho)

UPDATE: (Wednesday 20APR05 10.35 BST) It's back, but with a slight change; see below:

Old Version:


Conservatives Hold Rome
By Guido Fawkes
Its Joseph Ratzinger! Takes the name Benedict XVI. First Bush in 2004, now Ratzinger in 2005. There will be much be wailing and weeping from the chattering classes tomorrow. The White House will be pleased.

If Michael Howard were to actually win the general election Guido fears that Harold Pinter would take his own life.

... and the new version:


Conservatives Hold Rome
By Guido Fawkes
Its Joseph Ratzinger! Takes the name Benedict XVI. Nobody expects the German Inquisition! First Bush in 2004, now Ratzinger in 2005. There will be much be wailing and weeping from the chattering classes tomorrow. The White House will be pleased.

If Michael Howard were to actually win the general election Guido fears that Harold Pinter would take his own life.

- the time line in the blog for the new version is 5.43PM 19APR05, but in the Bloglines aggregator this updated version is not yet shown, indicating (I suspect) it must have been put in sometime after the later post entitled That Botox Question which is datestamped in Bloglines at 9.12AM 20APR05. Very interesting ...

2nd UPDATE: (Wednesday 20APR05 13.12 BST) the reposted entry referred to above now appears in the Bloglines log and shows, as suspected, that it was re-posted after the later post entitled That Botox Question at 9.13AM 20APR05.

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