Archive for June 6th, 2006

Unwelcome Behaviour

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.


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