I received this email from Jim Cunningham during the last hour.
I am sending you this email direct as communication via the forum seems to be suspect.
In the last couple of days I have spent a fair time typing out two contributions to your forum.
In both cases when I click on SUBMIT, the entire content disappears into cyberspace and does not register on the forum site.
The fact that the content does not praise either yourself or your cohorts suggests that my contribution is being censored before it gets the chance to appear.
This is a serious allegation, with regard to freedom of speech on your forum, and if untrue I would like assurance that this is not the case, and an explanation of why this has happened.
I have sent out some BCC copies of this email just in case you should ignore it.
I would l like to draw our readers' attention to the fact that Jim decided to copy his email to person or persons unknown using the BCC facility in his email client. Normally I would have kept this private between Jim and myself, but as he has decided to impugn my character to these unknown people I thought I would publish his libellous email and my response (below) in open forum.
I strongly resent the accusation. Of course your contributions are not being censored. I have never 'pre-vetted' posts prior to publication, even when posting was anonymous.
It is something to do with the setup on your computer. It is not an uncommon occurrence.
In future, before you press 'submit' I suggest you copy the contents of your post to the clipboard so if it happens you can just paste it into a new post.
(Highlight everything you have typed then press CTRL-C to copy it. Place the cursor in the new post where you want to copy it to and press CTRL-V)
And - I don't have any 'cohorts'. Like many of your political persausion you assume that anyone who thinks differently is part of some sort of conspiracy.
As for sending out copies of this email to people - well, frankly, that leaves me no alternative but to post this on open forum, as it appears you have been making accusations about me to person or persons unknown behind my back.
This correspondence will therefore be published in full.
You are right about one thing Jim, it is a serious allegation. You have not just libelled me privately, you have sent this correspondence out to other people. You have potentially damaged both my reputation and my livelihood, as my work relies on people trusting me with their data.
I expect an apology. Here, in public. Soon.
Then I expect you to get back to your 'BCC' correspondents and tell them that you were wrong.