By Walter Broeckx
It seems that some so called and according to some non existing part of Arsenal fans have launched another kind of attack on our website.
As I was involved in other things and had other things to take care off I admit we may have been a bit careless on allowing comments.
Unlike other blogs who change comments to make people look like fools we are rather liberal in our approach. Maybe too liberal? As a result a few people have slipped under the radar. And allowed the site to turn in to some play ground. Now they have their own playground so there is no need to come and destroy our own play ground.
The tactics were rather simple as always. People using different names and mail addresses to talk to themselves. Then they congratulate their other “I” with his brilliant view and so add weight to that view. And so they talk to each other as if they are complete strangers. But alas for them our system can pick those things up. But to do this one has to go one step deeper than we usually do as we trust most people to be honest. Well that was obviously not the case.
We also had a few old friends revisit us after having been banned before. But you see our system remembers those people and we can link them back to their old personality. But yet again you have to dig a bit deeper.
But like we said we are both believers in free speech and thus are very liberal in who we allow and maybe we also have too much faith in the honesty of people. And it does take time to check that out and that is not always possible as we also do have other things to do besides writing for Untold and keeping the site alive.
So I think our regular readers owe an apology for letting our site being polluted the last couple of days.
I will try to keep a closer look on people who comment in the next days. If you find someone who just copies and paste from other websites please let us know and we will ban them. If you think someone is doing the same tricks as explained above please let it be known and we will try to check it.
And now that we are it. Some have accused us of splitting the fan base. But as far as I know our readers don’t go on other websites to disrupt them. Some have accused us of inventing an enemy. But yet it is that non-existing enemy that comes on here with only one thing in their mind: to make our blog a bad place.
Let it be clear. Untold is untold and as long as Tony lets me edit and write for Untold I will not change. Our blog is there for those people who want to get away from the negativity. So if you want to spread negativity we can only advise you that this is not the right place to do it.
And no it is not because we don’t like a debate. Many other people who have different points of view are welcome over here. But if you make arrangements in order to invade our website and make it impossible for our regular readers to do what we want to do you are passing the lines.
We will not do what some of you tried to do on the sites you like. We are not interested in doing such things. Some of you clearly are.
And then we get accused of causing trouble?
If you really are Arsenal supporters you should be happy that there are supporters out there for whom the word support still means something. But how ridiculous this must sound to you. We are only interested in supporting the team. Supporting the players. And yes supporting the manager. And there is nothing wrong with doing that.
If you want to feel miserable, then that is your personal choice. But don’t take other people with you on that road unless they also want to feel that way.
We will stay Untold for the people who want to feel good about our club. And who want to find a safe haven when things don’t go our way from time to time. As things usually don’t go our way the whole season. But that is just part of the whole experience.
Celebrate the good times together with like minded people and supporters and find support with each other when things go against us when it happens. You may find this stupid, ridiculous but nobody forces you to read what we write or to come to here.
That is it for now from my part. Let us not concentrate back on to why we are really here for: Arsenal Football Club.
Come on you Gunners.
Victoria Concordia Crescit (alas it has no meaning any more to some it seems…..)
There are the usual details of today’s anniversaries and recent articles on the home page.
- Arsenal v Wolverhampton: the club that gets cards at over twice the rate of Arsenal
- Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers: where will each team finish?
- Arsenal v Lens: what we found, what we felt, what they did
- Arsenal v Lens: the team, the home/away form and the strange coincidences
- Arsenal v Lens: they had a poor start but are now flying