UPDATED: Wishing In Vain Apologises, Will Be Given Another Chance
We have received an email from WIV offering an apology on one hand and saying he / she didn’t quite understand why they were banned.
Frankly, we went through the same thing a number of months ago with Wishing In Vain – which is another reason that we wonder about how many folks the DLP had/has writing under the moniker “Wishing In Vain”.
So… WIV, here’s the deal…
We don’t allow folks to call their political opponents or other folks homosexual or lesbian unless that person has come out of the closet themselves. No innuendo. No smart comments sliding in sideways. Nothing.
That is our rule, which you were cautioned on many months ago.
So… Wishing in Vain can return to Barbados Free Press.
You may come out of the corner now, if you agree to play nicely with your brothers and sisters!
Our old friend “Wishing in Vain” has proven to be a valuable contributor to the public discussion here at BFP and at many other other blogs. He or she is obviously a well educated and well-connected DLP insider and we appreciate the part that WIV plays in contributing to the discussion.
During the past election we started to consider the possibility that WIV was more than just one person. There were slight differences in vocabulary and writing skill between some of WIV’s comments – but different moods and levels of sobriety could account for that.
What really set us to wondering was Wishing In Vain’s 24/7 presence on the blogs during the election. No matter which one of us BFPers was on duty, no matter the hour – WIV always seemed to be there too! Once we plotted WIV and they were online something like an average of every 1.6 hours for a 48 hour period (!)
BFP can do that because we have a few people available for spam around the clock… but it seems to us to be an incredible performance for a single individual.
Too incredible – but still possible, I guess.
But then there is the subject of this post.
Many times BFP moderators have cautioned Wishing In Vain that unsubstantiated comments about the sexual orientation of any person will not be tolerated on this blog. It is a part of Bajan politics that we don’t support and don’t allow at BFP.
Wishing in Vain has violated our rules so many times that we have lost count. Sometimes we don’t publish the comment or we edit out the offending passage. We have edited WIV’s comments so many times that we can’t remember – but no more.
Wishing in Vain also tries to “slip one in” on us every so often – not always, but infrequently enough that we don’t always notice – saying a foul thing in the middle of an otherwise reasoned and valuable comment. WIV did that again this morning.
So Wishing In Vain… we don’t know if you are one person or several, but the name “Wishing In Vain” is now banned from Barbados Free Press.
If you wish to resume using that name here, you must write an apology and a written promise that you will not violate the rules again.
Marcus, Robert, Shona, Cliverton, George & Auntie Moses