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Losing our best and our brightest by sighthound on 25 October 2006 12:42am
 
I got a private e-mail today from Anne, Spursfan, stating that, while she would check in from time to time, she no longer intended to post because of the abuse that she has endured here lately. (There was an especially egregious post from a Richarddavids that I didn't see and which has since been deleted that seemed to make the difference.)

I have always enjoyed Anne's posts. I love it when a woman has the courage to state her mind. I have been amazed at the reactions of some people who have considered Anne's opinions to be personal attacks but gutsy ladies often rub people the wrong way.

I have implored Anne to not let KM1 and the other trolls win. She gave me her permission to start this thread. I am also in communication with other very interesting people who could contribute a lot here but who have withdrawn from participation in palins travels because of the abuse they have endured here (and most of this abuse has been from Morse under one of his many guises in the chat room.)

We cannot let the trolls win and pervert this wonderfully civilized site!

I, frankly, do not understand why some of you still find the pretentious palaver of KM1 amusing. KM1 is Morse, a notorious troll. As KM1, he is less obnoxious than in his previous incarnations but more pretentious (and more boring - yawn....)

We need to take back this website from the trolls. Every time KM1 claims that this is "my website", we need to assert that this is Michael Palin's website and express our gratitude to Mr. Palin for providing this wonderful forum for us to get to know each other.

Ignore the trolls and don't give them satisfaction by responding to their nonsense.
 
Re: Losing our best and our brightest by perfectbitch on 25 October 2006 1:01am
 
I perfectly understand why Anne feels this way and I must say that I have been considering doing the same thing. Not that I have been victimised recently but I am so bored and amazed that usually the bright, friendly and interesting people on this site actually respond to the troll(s). Others have left before - piglet, purple etc. I am so sorry to see you go Anne. If you don't find it intrusive, I will mail you. Lots of love and respect. Linz
 
Re: Losing our best and our brightest by bathsheba on 25 October 2006 1:10am
 
Hi, I think Morse is a young free spirit and should have been taken in the context of which he intended..mischief..really dont feel any malice was intended by Morse...was very naughty to lie about a booksigning in Utley I agree..but life is too short to be so serious...Anne if you feel a certain way about something then I respect you for being honest and open..not a lot of people will be so brave...I shan't ever put you down for you being YOU.

Lots of love
Ruth
 
Re: Losing our best and our brightest by sighthound on 25 October 2006 1:52am
 
Ruth, if you think that Morse is a "young free spirit" you are terribly mistaken. I have seen him turn absolutely venal in the chat room. I have seen him encircle young people like a classic predator in a way that made my blood run cold. He has threatened me personally with massive spam attacks and libel suits. And he contributes absolutely nothing to this site except discord.

Michael Palin deserves better, much better, from the people who use this site.
 
Re: Losing our best and our brightest by bathsheba on 25 October 2006 1:57am
 
ok sight.
 
Re: Losing our best and our brightest by capri on 25 October 2006 2:12am
 
Why a few senior posters aren't given moderator rights is beyond me. It'll solve the troll issues in a flash.

As for Spursfan, she could be super nice and super acerbic. I've been involved in a few threads which she's turned sour over absolutely nothing at all, and she absolutely wont back down; she's not interested in olive branches which I always found hugely disappointing and petty.

I hope and I'm sure she'll return as she's a good asset to the site but she needs to count to ten before posting sometimes. It'd save both her and everyone else a lot of aggro.
 
Re: Losing our best and our brightest by bandgeek512 on 25 October 2006 3:15am
 
Can you tell Anne to email me? If she doesn't have my email address, it's on my stats.
 
Re: Losing our best and our brightest by Ellerd on 25 October 2006 3:58am
 
How does the Block feature work in the Chat Room? My idea of it is that if User A was troubling me, I would block him and his messages would not appear on my screen. If that's the case, could a similar feature be introduced on the Chatter Box?
 
Re: Losing our best and our brightest by bandgeek512 on 25 October 2006 3:24pm
 
Only on a moderated message board could something like that work. I don't know if they have that feature, but if someone were being rude to you and bothering you, all you would need to do is notify a moderator and they'd keep an eye out for them. But, this community isn't moderated, so there really isn't anything we can do except literally ignore. :P
 
Re: Losing our best and our brightest by sighthound on 25 October 2006 7:17pm
 
I'll send the message to Anne for you Layne.
 
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