Re: Moody emails
- From: Don Aitken <don-aitken@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 16:45:54 +0100
On Fri, 01 Sep 2006 15:53:27 +0100, Liz <pandora@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Jill wrote:[re Moody]
I entirely agree. If he posted these messages, he could be correctedI did not want to feed the man's ego - Much of it is in the archives but -
He accused me of fraud when I asked here who to contact to get permission to
publish the Census, OPR and BMD records for my parish. He threatened me if I
should publish anything, anywhere.
For the record, with the help of the assistance here - I have written
permission to publish the above, with recognition for which I am very
grateful, and hope that it will be of great assistance to genealogists in
the future who have ancestors from Ardchattan. I had not published anything
beforehand. I had committed no fraud and had no intention of doing so.
His email address did not bounce at that time and he was even more
unpleasant when I explained more fully what I was doing and that I did not
appreciate his manner or interference.
I am a pretty tough little cookie <grin> and can happily cope with any
amount of frankness and straight talking, and return in kind, but his style
is simply nasty. I found it distasteful [there are many more words I could
use but wont] but I can imagine others being much more upset by it. And
quite understandably. I know of others whose messages were much worse than
mine. I did not take things further as he is not worth the effort and I do
not want to feed his affliction.
Whatever help he has given to the chosen few is now grossly overshadowed
with his other behaviour. Its a shame.
I'm glad you came out of it OK.
My point that no-one (for whatever reason) seems to have succeeded in
having Don 'sanctioned' still stand, tho'.
In a way I am sorry Don can't still contribute here. There were in the
dim and distant archives some occasions when he got it wrong or
misunderstood something in which I myself would point out the error of
his ways, believe it or not .....
when he was wrong (which used to happen fairly often), people who felt
he was being rude could be rude back, we could all reach our own
conclusions, and new contributors (many of whom, as always here, seem
also to be new to the freewheeling ways of unmoderated newsgroups)
would not have to deal with emails from a stranger containing content
which they find offensive, and which he purports to prohibit them from
But I don't see why you say he "can't" contribute. If he can send
emails he could send newsgroup posts - he just chooses not to.
But I still hate these lynching sessions when they turn up ....I don't like them much myself, but I don't think you and his other
defenders are helping much, either. Nobody is likely to change their
mind about this.
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