Talk:Lot's Wife (student newspaper)

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This page should not be deleted as it is of significant importance. Lot's Wife has become a prestigious institution of Monash University and the past contributors of the organisation are of considerable notoriety. Many of them have links to their own pages and the entry is a vaulable information resource. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Lots Wife (talkcontribs)

Sorry for nominating this article, I see now how it is notable. J Milburn 12:22, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

Simply because an Australian of note is a past editor of the magazine is not enough to be notable. Page was also created by the editors of the publication as a piece of blateant self promotion. Argument could be made that editors are in best position to give bio and information about publication, however article is still not relevant. Recommend speedy deletion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:48, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

I agree with The article is of poor quality and the username Lot'sWife suggests the article has been created by someone within the organisation. No verifiable statement of notability. If not fixed should be listed as AfD ```` —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mediabot (talkcontribs) 12:42, 13 September 2007 (UTC)


I have only just come across this info and as a 65yo dinosaur who does not [cannot] use the medium just want to say that your history is not exactly accurate. If you want more info on Farm News/ Chaos/ Lots Wife give me a call. o3 97181361 or petesteedman AT hotmail DOT com

This business about the offices of Chaos being 'stormed' by students opposed to its sexist content seems dubious, if not outright fantasy. Looking through the archived issues online, it appears that much more mundane reasons lay behind its 're-branding'. See the link below for an account from a current Monash lecturer and former student on the history of the newspaper:

This account seems to be supported by editorials from late issues of Chaos and early issues of Lot's Wife. Indeed, perusals of the latter will find much of the supposedly sexist content intact. I have no idea whether the aforementioned incident occurred much later in the '60s (far from implausible!) or simply never happened at all. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:14, 15 October 2012 (UTC)

I am completely in agreement with you, but we both know that history is (re)written by the victors. Look at the tertiary education scene today... and weep. Wither debate? Wither objectivity? Wither disobedience? And wither - whither - humour? (talk) 05:56, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Liberal Party[edit]

I removed the reference to the Liberal Party vis-a-via Helas, since there is no evidence to support the claim. Angelfire1982

Reference to Con Helas has been returned (this time with some references) however I would argue it should go. It's not of sufficient importance, begs the question "who are these people", and you could argue there have been much more important and relevant controversies in the Lot's Wife history (such as student's occupying the office in protest on several occasions). I don't think Con Helas would be too happy to read this either, where is the individuals protection? Yu can argue a celebrity or notable person no longer has that sort of protection, but a private individual should have it. (talk) 06:19, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

Seeing as everyone who has commented thinks that this information shouldn't be included, I've removed it. Orthogonal1 (talk) 06:01, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

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