Monday, November 10, 2003

This Just In...

Following an all-night session of the Bending Truth laws and ethics committee, a judgement has been handed down that, based on the following factors:

a) the name has been widely released on other forums across the web; and
b) the name was used on the web by the culprit himself as recently as last month promoting the fake site

we need not feel bound to continue referring to Troy (the riverSbend blogger) by his fake nym "Diego". Troy is the real first name of the smearblogger, and he's felt comfortable enough to use that name discussing it on Usenet, so it doesn't really make much sense for us to feel honour bound not to.

Since however Troy has not seen fit, in recent years, to use his surname online, and has never publicised his own address and phone number our releasing these is not covered by the laws and ethics committee's [or "my" to be more succinct] recent decision.

The great thing about this is I don't have to keep putting quotes around "Diego" all the time, or forgetting to do so as the case may be. This will save me a lot of time, in the long term.