"Wolf! Wolf!" (II)
(This article first appeared on my blog in January 2007)
Readers may remember that in December, the BCSE twice tried to intimidate and/or discredit me by inventing bogus legal threats against me:
I called the BCSE a bunch of bluffing bullies, challenging them to take their evidence to the law if it existed. In fact, I promised to do it myself just to prove the point of how empty their threats were.
And lo and behold... few days later, the BCSE silently deleted the second allegation from their website too.
Before (notice that it's a "sticky" topic, meaning that it was permanently locked to the top of the forum so that all visitors would see it):
And now, it's gone...
How The BCSE Operate
You will be unsurprised to learn that after carrying this post with its allegations of serious criminality, the BCSE have not troubled themselves to:
Nope - it's just been silently deleted. Let's just pretend they never said it! Remember that the front page of the BCSE website says:
BCSE believes in ... Righteousness.
I have to say that I find BCSE-style righteousness not very palatable.
The Boy Who Cried Wolf...
The trouble with making bogus legal threats which you have no intention of standing behind should it come to the crunch, is that it damages your credibility. Once you've done it a few times, people no longer see any reason to take you seriously. (For a third case in point, see the footnote of this article). All that the BCSE have accomplished through this saga is:
Or in other words, the BCSE are showing the world all the features which led me to start this blog in the first place so that others could see what was going on...