(Read POSTCRIPT FIRST)* It would be true to say that I rarely, visit the pages of Top Thanet Tory Cllr Simon Moores, Weblog, I know, if you're a regular you will be thinking, Flaigy your missing out on Thanet's most witty, respected and creative talent, who is in no way boring, prone to hypocrisy or suffering from an inflated ego or any of that malarkey.
Still that said I'm not sure whether Simon is desperate for publicity, since his current posting appears to criticise me for allowing "the same person" to post comments on this site, or as Moores puts it "straddling Tony Flaig's weblog" also "the same person" is accused of being "Mark Nottingham's new best friend" an accolade I thought mine, damn!
All that is in Simon's first paragraph, and the next continues in a similar vein, "It's not in my interest to censor anything on ThanetLife but I do have an acceptable use policy and like it or not, a blogging protocol which I follow. So, no personal abuse, which the usual suspect, suffering as he does from chronic insomnia, will invariably leave overnight and nothing that might be considered libellous, as three other prominent local bloggers have discovered to their considerable cost in the last year or so.
SCHOOLBOY INSULT? ABUSE BY HYPERTEXT LINK? OR INCREDIBLE ERROR?
Now I have only a passing acquaintance with Simon, so I honestly don't know what his motivations are but I personally find it rather extraordinary, for someone apparently so steeped acceptable behaviour and who adopts a "blogging protocol" should deliberately insult me by linking my name, using a hypertext link to a story carried on Kent Messengers website about a beached whale. In what I consider to be an immature, joke intended to be offensive.
I don't know whether this is some juvenile joke of Cllr Simon Moores or whether its some incredible mistake, presumably if this is some error Moores will have the decency to issue an apology. I don't act like some sneaky schoolboy and don't expect others too if they expect to be taken seriously.
Finally I hope Moores is not seriously inferring, that I have any less stringent policy on comments than he, I frequently remove comments, as was the case this week with one referring to himself, admittedly I don't play god over what goes and what doesn't except when things get heated and abusive.
AND THE ANSWER IS .......INCREDIBLE ERROR!
You have to be, certainly in my case eccentric to blog as much as some of us do and errors may occur
In fairness to Simon I have spoken to him (read talked loudly) and it appears that Incredible Error is the answer, at the time of posting the link, Cllr Moores was also pasting a twitter link, the two apparently links became switched which has ignited this particular post. I accept Simon's explanation, so take the preceding comments in that context.
If anything can be learnt from this its don't multi task, with blogging and twitter.