Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Youth club?

WHATS WINDY MILLER UP TO NOW.WHATS ALL THIS YOUTH CLUB BUSINESS TELL ME

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Posted by Anonymous to swanage view at 2/08/2006 04:43:10 PM

9 comments:

Anonymous said...
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The Postman said...

Comments have been removed because they were in some people's opinion going too far beyond fair comment. Of course, people always have the right to respond to any comments made, but perhaps it's better just to be more circumspect.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's time for 'swanageviewplus' -- a totally free-speech site ?

Duncan Reddell said...

In all publishing there's a risk. Telling (or alluding to) the truth often upsets our ruling classes. Be brave "postman". Re-instate the posts.
Duncan Reddell

The Postman said...

Hmm. I gave this a lot of thought and consulted widely. I've not censored anything until now (except pornspam)and would love this to be a genuine forum for free speech. After all, I am just the person who made a noticeboard and put it on the village green, for others to put their own notices up.BUT.. But two things.

One, on investigation, the legal position in this country does not seem quite as clearly relaxed as elsewhere (certainly as the US). While I believe I am not responsible for the comments of others, I don't have the benefit of an army of lawyers at my side, so have to make a best guess at what constitutes fair comment.I'm afraid that I am not going to risk the possible consequences of straying too far into dodgy territory.At least I shall try not to.

And two, I can see that there is common sense value in being fair and responsible about what is said in public. Especially when it is said in the off-the-cuff way that is possible online, which is perhaps often less considered than in other media.And when people can contribute anonymously without individual accountability.After all, none of us would like unfounded stories put up about ourselves, would we? And even the truth should be treated carefully, if a statement could have a dramatic effect on someone's life.

But if people want to make factual, objective comments in careful,qualified language that allows room for less negative interpretation — then I think that would be OK.I don't think there is any problem in alluding to the facts, but it must be done carefully.

What do you think?

Anonymous said...

I AGREE WITH MR REDDELLS VIEW ALL PUBLISHING IS A RISK,IF IT WAS NOT FOR THE BRAVE HOW MUCH FACTUAL INFORMATION WOULD BE PUBLISHED OR IS THE"NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE SYMBOL" TO APPEAR WHEN EVER CONTENCIOUS ISSUES APPEAR COMON POSTY BE BRAVE

Anonymous said...

I hear a meeting took place at the church hall regarding mr Millers conduct any one know the outcome things seem to have gone very quiet on this one.

Anonymous said...

yes i believe a meeting did take place to discuss the mayors behaviour and it appears that all concerned agreed the mayors conduct resulted in a vote of no confidence in him, but i dont suppose he will take the honourable route and resign or will he, watch this space.

Anonymous said...

WHO,S NEXT BILL TRIPE, WINDY MILLER NICK LEESON,CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO ROAST.