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June 6th, 2006 at 10:57pm

Most of what you see below was originally posted in a comment on this post, however most people don’t read the comments, and this is all very important in shaping the future of this website, so I’m repeating it here.

Heatseeker said:

I don’t know … I think this blog is losing its way – this time last year we would have had photographs of Samuel and Nattie with the cake, the plates of food, a stepometer report and a special birthday tribute photograph of that Nice Garden in Reid in all its winter glory, perhaps with a can of Black and Gold Pineappple Pieces thrown in.

I think it’s ironic that the song of the week is Power to the People when legions of loyal fans who log in here hourly to get vivid imagery of Samuel’s enthralling adventures are essentially being let down.

That is important as my comment led off from that.

I said:

Heatseeker, you weren’t even here at this time last year. You are correct that the type and frequency of posts has changed, but so have I, and so have my circumstances. I had much more spare time in June last year. Right now about the only spare time I have is at night, and that means less posts here.

In many ways I wish that The Spin Starts Here had never linked to me, I was quite happy with a limited number of page views, especially seeing as most of the people who left comments had something constructive to say. Lately I’ve been seeing the same old stuff regurgitated over and over and over…spatchcocks, nice garden in reid, silly infintile jokes. Johnboy might enjoy that stuff appearing here, but I’m sick of it. I have better things to do with my time than deal with that nonsense, and I would suggest that the people (or as I suspect, the person) responsible for the nonsense also have better things to do with their time.

I’ve been considering this issue for a few weeks now, with multiple options considered, including the possibility of just disappearing from the Internet. As it happens I have decided on the more sensible idea of deleting accounts of people who drive me up the wall.

It may seem harsh, but it’s my website, and if you don’t like it…tough.

(Somebody is bound to bring up my previous statements about freedom of speech. Unfortunately some people are too immature to moderate themselves. I’m tired of moderating them, if they want to act like idots they can go and find somewhere else to do it).

I’m really getting de ja vu over this, but enough is enough. The people I banned a while back are reappearing, and being very clever and deceptive about it. It’s hard to imagine why people go the trouble of using open proxies to leave silly remarks here day after day after day after day, but they do, and as I said, I’m sick of it.

I’ve already deleted a few accounts, and I will delete more if I have to.

Samuel

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5 Comments

  • 1. John B1_B5  |  June 6th, 2006 at 11:26 pm

    I’m inclined to agree Samuel . That’s one of the reasons I haven’t been posting many comments lately . Also, I don’t use any proxies ( at least not on this site anyway ).

  • 2. John B1_B5  |  June 6th, 2006 at 11:31 pm

    Oh …. and happy birthday for last week .

  • 3. Samuel  |  June 7th, 2006 at 12:11 am

    Thanks John, and good to see you here again.

  • 4. Ed  |  June 7th, 2006 at 10:27 am

    You’ve been very tolerant for a long time, Samuel. It’s your website, you can do what you want.

  • 5. His Masters Voice  |  June 8th, 2006 at 2:58 am

    I recall johnboy or his equally boring chum saying that your correspondents were ‘taking the piss’. Don’t feel inclined to believe anything they say Samuel.

    From what I have seen your correspondents hold you in high regard.

    Perhaps there is some silliness but I’m sure it’s all in good fun and no malice is intended. Considering the inane comments I see on other blogs I venture to say your commenters are of a very high standard. Of course you must do as you will – it is your site. But I see them joining in and making some, at times, very humorous rejoinders.


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