Everyone knows about the Caylee Anthony articles on the front page, and the polarization it seems to have created with some of the members here. Some want us to go in to the thread and moderate it, while others do not want us to do anything. At some point, Harley Tech got sick of the off-topic chatter and made his opinion known. No big deal, as it is a comment thread and all that, but once again, me and Imp thought we should make our position clear...AGAIN...on our thoughts on the Caylee thread.
Now, before I post this, understand that after Harley made his post, we got dozens of "WTF??" emails from people who did not agree with him, and one who did, and we replied to them all. I was not in a good mood when I got the one from the one who agreed with him.
Hi..sorry to say…but I believe you put Harley out to dry for saying something that needed to be said, but more diplomatically. I know it’s your site and all, but saying what you did, how you did, just made EVERYTHING back to the way it had become !! A lot of the better “sleuths” are being intimidated by some of the “party crowd” so to speak. There’s NO reason for these guys who have been on here the past week or so to jump down peoples throats, be rude and have everyone who has a diff opinion labeled as a “troll” and an Anthony!! It’s become who can be more “witty” or vulgar.
Now, I LOVE to joke around and be “witty” with the best of them, but it’s not just me who is saying this…3 more people - good ones - have left for the same reasons. I don’t log on and offer an opinion/theory for fear of being talked down - OR, these new people are so busy with their off topics, there is no discussion even when someone wants there to be one !!
Not to be rude, but this site is really being talked down for being NOTHING like it used to be, and is little more than a chat room with some web cam posts. Sorry…but I see no reason to eff up what was a great site for the happiness of basically 5 rude people who have no respect for others. Sorry…AND, I DO have my “BGP’s” (big girl panties)on….just needed to get that said. This truely was a great site. I was a=2 0guest for quite a while before I signed on. But, I think I, like many others are ready to beat feet.
Now, it is quite obvious that this person keeps talking about how we USED to be this and that, when all they are talking about is the ONE GODDAMN THREAD...as if that thread IS ALL OUR SITE IS. Ahem. So, I replied.
Our site IS a great site and will continue to be one, purely because me and Imp run it the way WE want, and do not bow down to the people who agree with Harley, or the people who disagreed with him. If our site, with all we offer and all the work we do, is being talked down because of one thread. ONE OUT OF THOUSANDS...then so be it.
If people are talking about leaving because we refuse o live in a thread about a case that is among the thousands we have posted, to police every single comment made to make sure it is worthy, then so be it. I'll even make sure that the door doesn't hit them in their collective asses on the way out and give them a nice parting gift. We ain't changing shit. We are the same site we have always been. Nothing has changed at all.
That seemed to have triggered something in the member, as they seemed to understand where we were coming from, and replied with:
I'm REALLY regretting sending more that $100 worth of Dunkin Donuts to TES in DD's name !!! Wanna give me a refund ??? FUCK YOU !! YOU POMPOUS ASSHOLE DOUCHE BAG.....I"LL THROW IN CUNT FOR GOOD MEASURE !!! HAVE A GOD DAY !!!
Which got a laugh out of me, because I love the word douchebag and I know how much Imp loves being called a Cunt...which seems to be once a month. But I felt that needed to reply and address the donut situation.
I would regret spending 100 dollars on Dunkin' Donuts too. As for a refund, that may be possible had we asked you to buy them, but I cannot say that I remember anything like that. Wanna take our name off a bunch of donuts I didn't send?
BTW, I am NOT pompous.
And let me be clear. The reason why people are bitching about that thread is BECAUSE we have not changed. This site was created so people can talk uncensored about the stories we post. That's all that is happening in the Caylee thread...the story just ended up being the most popular crime event in the last few years which equaled a shitload of comments. But if it had 15 comments or 15,000, we will NOT moderate people who are participating. The comment section is NOT for news updates, even if it does contain them, and with a story like this, all you have to do is turn on your TV if you want any...the story is being reported on by EVERYONE...just be sure to stop by and comment on it. :)
Either way, as that email proves, no matter what we do someone will be pissed off. That is why we are just doing what we have always done and let the comments flow easy like a Sunday morning. I have a pretty good feeling that it is not going anywhere and will be here for quite awhile still. If people don't like it and feel that comments are coming out of their monitors to anally rape them with a log, well not much I can do for you there except hand you some lube and point you to Webslueths, Trench, Steve Huff...either way, I am done with that issue and will not be addressing it again.