Why can’t I comment?

Due to recent changes in Australian media law, threads on social media need to be moderated more carefully. This means comments are turned off when I can’t moderate.

If you see a notice saying, “Bad Dates Of Melbourne allows profiles and Pages that it follows to comment on this post” – it essentially means I am the only one who can comment. Everyone else is unable to contribute a.k.a. there’s no group of people with special privileges and you haven’t been blocked or limited. The comments you see will have been made while I was able to watch the Page; they too are no longer able to comment if you see this note up.

I know it’s frustrating not to be able to leave comments but BDOM is something I run in my free time and I need to have periods where I’m not watching the Page. I also need to operate the Page in a way which is sustainable and above board.

On the good side, looking at BDOM history, the impact on what you read has been minimal as the majority of comments come through in the first two hours anyway.

Hopefully in time, things will change and we’ll be able to keep the comments open 24/7; for now, I appreciate your support.

Thank you! x Ali

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