Visitors to this site will have seen a great upsurge in comments of late. Congratulations I say to myself for getting it right……unfortunately most have come from the same person, “Billy Boy”. Never complementary, he seems for some reason to take all posts very personally, especially those relating to a certain Councillor Potts. He has also been active on other regional sites where Mr Potts has been mentioned by the hosts or where I have commented. Again he is less than courteous.
For the record, I don’t really mind his comments, in fact I enjoy them. Something or some one has motivated him to such a degree that he wants to target every post I write. Fair enough, a little controversy goes a long way. However, let’s set out some ground rules so that “Billy Boy” knows how far he can go.
Comments including or containing reference to the following elements will not be posted:
Neither will I allow:
4. SWEAR WORDS
5. COMMENTS ON PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY OR PEOPLES FAMILIES WHO I HAVE POSTED ON (I AM THE ONLY PARTY WHO POSTS, SO WHY ATTACK THEM?)
6. UNFOUNDED ALLEGATIONS, ISSUES OF LITIGATION, SLANDER OR COMMENTS ON PEOPLES SEXUALITY.
I will allow;
7. CRITICISM OF ME, AS LONG AS THE ABOVE IS APPLIED
8. CRITICISM OF OTHERS, AS LONG AS THE ABOVE IS APPLIED
After all these issues, just about anything goes. If you have a good argument, I will reply to your comment. If I ignore it, assume you don’t!
I won’t engage it protracted arguments on other people’s sites. If you feel the need to comment in depth on their posts, I will reply on my site. Why should they be the cuckoo in the nest! Correspondingly, if you feel the need to comment in depth on my site, I will reply via a post, not a comment.
Whilst I operate a comment moderation policy, it has always been to incorporate the above restrictions. To date, I have never stopped a comment on this site. Over the next couple of days I shall incorporate the above codicils within the side bar with a “Rules of Engagement” section so that every body is aware of the restrictions.
Finally, returning to Billy Boy (lets drop the italics) and others, you have raised a couple of issues of late, so here is your response.
My posts on this issue remain clear. I am not a member of the SOS committee or the group as a campaign body. Therefore follow the link to their site for any further updates.
COUNCILLOR DAVID POTTS
A very old and but still relevant subject, but to detailed to look at here. You can however, do the leg work yourself by visiting the following sites;
Also search on the Shields Gazette archives re my name and the Councillors and you will also find relevant information.
You could do more by looking at the attendance rates and expenses claims on the following;
Whenever I post on this particular individual, it is always factual. As he has never attempted to sue me is proof of this. However, he never comments on my posts (in his own name) which he is welcome to do (I do however, suspect that he encourages other people to do so. How could he counter the allegations otherwise?)
To be honest, I would relish the chance to engage in a public dialogue with him. However, perhaps it is to close to an election for the Councillor to conceded any ground (for the record, I have perhaps the same amount of contempt for the “Badger” as he does!).
If he attends as many parliamentary debates in Scotland as he does council related meetings, the constituency will be unrepresented)
So there you have it, the rules, the regulations, the engagement, etc etc.
However, keep on posting people, it’s all appreciated never mind what you have to say.