A Tale Of Two Cities And The Captain Vancouver Backlash
When I read the news media articles, listen to the news and saw online bloggers denounce what I’m doing I realize that there exists an agenda to have my site shut down or silence it. It is no secret that threats also come my way as seen in my blog’s comments and I will leave those up for all to see. In the same way Captain Vancouver is denounced as the wrong-doer in this current debate, it ignores the fact that my site has nothing to do with the hundreds of names and 1,000,000 photos that are circulating around the internet. I think the media and bloggers should get their facts straight that I don’t post willy nilly photos, nor does my site have hundreds of pictures that have the chance to be wrongly ID’d. As well, they should check their stories out and learn that early on I’ve done my best to remove personal phone numbers etc from my blog’s comments. Since then I have not seen those types of comments from my readers. They do however exist elsewhere, and not with Captain Vancouver.
My site exists as my own commentary and opinion on the photos that I choose to post up myself. I cannot speak for the various other sites that ID and “out” others on photos uploaded and shared on their pages. I am aware of what responsibilities I have and with due diligence I will attempt to complete them. It is my full intention to moderate the comments on my blog (of which there are 3500 comments to sift thru) to remove those things I have stated I do not hold views of and which are against what I accept as appropriate to this debate. All forms of inciting violence, veiled, real, or joke about will be removed as this has never been my opinion as has been alluded to by the media and blogging world.
For the audience awaiting new photos to be posted, they will be as I have time. As I mentioned with the increase of traffic to this site ironically brought about by my detractors posting their backlash, I need to be responsible in moderating closely what comments are made. I believe in freedom of speech and thus have chosen not to moderate comments before they are posted since the comments themselves provide some important lessons and can teach us much about ourselves and how we are really different people. It amazes me to the point that I wonder if there are two different cities in how we view the case for and against public shaming.
The pictures will come again for those waiting to see who’s next to be profiled. For now, please be mindful of what is posted since it will only give fuel and ammunition to those against what I am doing with my blog. I am Captain Vancouver but so are you all.
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