General · 12th November 2011
Several readers of The Gumboot have pointed out that unsigned election articles fall into the realm of paid advertising, and should be treated as such. Articles are never paid for on The Gumboot, and must be signed by their real authors to qualify as articles and be posted. We apologize for our oversight in a recent posting. We will remove the article sent by "Vote for Shawn O'Connor" on Nov 12th in hopes that Mr O'Connor's campaign contacts us with the author's name, at which time we will be glad to re-post it.
Paid advertising is available on The Gumboot, and we urge any groups wishing to convey their political messages to do so via the legitimate channels provided.
The Gumboot was contacted by a spokesperson for Shawn O'Connor's campaign regarding paid advertising, but as a viable email address was not provided the editors responded via the campaign website. The Gumboot received no reply.