Monday, 16 December 2013

A final word about posting comments on a blog

This really will be the final post here; at least for the next couple of months. I have been trying to get to the bottom of the accusations being made by Lisa Amphlett and Raquel Toney, which involve my having mentioned the names of children and consequently upset their parents. I have now commented twice on Lisa Amphlett's blog, attempting to get her to tell me why she is spreading these stories about me. She says, in answer to my latest comment:

 Whether or not you understand it YOU ARE HARASSING ME despite me having asked you to stop. I will ask you once again. Please leave me alone.


This must rank as the strangest reaction from anybody to a comment on their blog!  She posts about me, using my name and accusing me of something pretty unpleasant and when I ask what grounds she has for saying these things; she tells me that I am harassing her. It's a good job that I didn't feel that way, when her friend Raquel came on here today and called me a cunt! I suppose that this means that I could post anything I like about a named person and then, if the person commented here, trying to set the record straight; I could claim that I was being harassed by them.  

13 comments:

  1. Come back soon Simon - I enjoy your blog. In the meantime, I hope your work goes well.

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    1. Thank you, Anonymous. It is always nice to hear a friendly word after some of the things said on here!

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  2. don't come back old Webb no one will miss you what you buying crazy old Badman for Christmas?

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    1. Speak for yourself. I am glad of his honesty!

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  3. Merry Christmas and a happy new year, Simon. I, too, hope your commitments go well, and allow you to come back soon.

    Elizabeth

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  4. Having followed this off and on for a few days, it seems to me that this lady is a little out of her depth and is probably wishing it had never started, a friend said tonight that 'people should not be judged on how they treat their friends, but on how they treat their enemies' maybe something to reflect on and call a halt to this as it has shown HE in a bad light and appears to have losers all around. IN the meantime wish you all (both sides) a Happy Christmas Hx

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  5. Re: Anonymous 17 December 2013 15:55

    I agree with this comment. I'm not one of Simon's so-called "sock puppets" - I've expressed strong disagreement with many of his views on this blog - but as a home educator I'm embarrassed by much of the "discussion" I've seen in recent weeks. It doesn't reflect well on anyone involved, not to mention home educators in general. I don't consider that any of them - Webb, Amphlett et al - represent me or my views.

    Some of the participants should reflect on this, and remember that integrity is an attribute that one should strive to demonstrate - not simply assert.

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    1. This comment won't be published because Simon is currently employing censorship, but the only reason recent discussions have been so fierce is that Amphlett et al fought back, unusually. Most people just take the abuse in silence and they did not.

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    2. 'recent discussions have been so fierce is that Amphlett et al fought back, unusually. Most people just take the abuse in silence and they did not.'

      I cannot find any abuse which I have directed against either Lisa Amphlett or her friends. There has been abuse, it is true, but that was by Lisa Amphlett's friend, who came on here to call me a cunt!

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  6. 'This comment won't be published because Simon is currently employing censorship,'

    What an extraordinary statement. Do you mean that he is moderating comments, as many bloggers do? Do the bloggers who refuse to allow Simon to comment there employ censorship, by the way?

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    1. "Do you mean that he is moderating comments, as many bloggers do?"

      But have these other bloggers repeatedly claimed that they never censor their blog comments as Simon has?

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  7. 'Some of the participants should reflect on this, and remember that integrity is an attribute that one should strive to demonstrate - not simply assert'

    couldn't agree more, it is also not an inanimate object to be made a fetish of ..

    am glad to see a few other HE expressing views that this does not reflect well on HE

    Hx

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