Dale, it`s interesting to watch you play the victim. You cannot expect to come here and complain about being attacked when you and BlondieBlue have in fact written some of the nastiest attack posts I`ve had the displeasure to read. BlondieBlue has made at least one comment to Nikole that was utterly sexist in an attempt to totally demean her. The criticism of your posts was fair; your reaction was certainly both aggressive and abusive. Those things you did are indeed history - relevant history - because you have spent most of this thread complaining about being attacked when in actuality you are the aggressor.
Here`s another selection, the full post:I stated quite clearly in my post that I deal with a very limited number of
clients and that my website is not designed for two-way communication.
Nikole, you must be the unhappiest woman in the world. You very rarely have
anything positive to say. Don`t you have anything better to do than to take
transparent shots at me? So, so sad.
By the way, I`m not going to let you hijack this thread with your poisonous
negativity, so as far as I`m concerned, this conversation between us is
Dale KingIn this post you insult Nikole twice. Please help me understand how this post meshes with your desire for respect?
Dale, here`s one of your posts. To make sure I don`t quote you out of context, I`m including your entire post. You wrote:I`ve tried to be a gentleman and ignore your constant barbs about my posts, but you two idiots just keep pushing and pushing.
Look, you two can cry, moan and criticize all you want. As you can
see, it`s not having any effect. I`m going to continue to post my
articles, whether you like it or not.
It should be obvious by now that your opinions simply don`t matter to me.
If the moderators have a problem with any of my articles, they will remove them.
If you two spent more time marketing your own businesses, instead of worrying about my posts, you`d be a lot better off.
What I don`t understand is, if you two hate my posts so much, why do you continue to read them? Why not do what I do?
Whenever I see a thread started by either one of you, I don`t waste my time reading it. I simply by-pass it.
Conversely, I will NOT waste my valuable time addressing you two idiots again.
GET A LIFE!!!
Dale KingEarlier in this thread you expressed a desire for the respect of all opinions. I certainly didn`t get that idea when I read the post I referenced above. Nowhere in any post that I have written have I insulted you personally. Yet in this post you call me an idiot and complain about how badly you`ve been treated.
With respect to best practices for writing.When you write an article it is supposed to contain facts. If you write an article about marketing, it should contain facts about marketing. If you write an opinion piece about marketing, it should either be called an opinion piece, or not presented as an article. If you are engaged in a discussion in any forum, both opinions and facts are expected. However, if you post something as an article, it should contain facts, not opinions. The reader of an article forms their own opinion based on the facts in the article. This is very important to education, journalism, and communication in general.As a moderator I asked you to mark your opinion pieces as such. I did not ask you to mark every post as article or opinion. Your articles contain a lot of information which is your opinion as opposed to fact. This makes them editorials, not articles. There is a very large and important distinction.
Dale, you humiliated yourself. You wrote every post with your own hand. If you feel humiliated then you have no one to blame but yourself. It was you who chose to break the rules and engage in blatant self-promotion in your quest for linkbacks. You also wrote an entire post in which you outline this as an excellent marketing strategy. You have also mentioned how to load up the articles with keywords that were attractive to search engines. You also wrote a few posts in which you attacked myself and Nikole. In doing so you used language that was both unprofessional and abusive. You were asked, several times, to stop doing this and these requests fell on your very deaf ears.What is really going on here is that you are upset at being called out publicly...for your public behavior. You`re not being attacked by anyone, much less the entire forum. This is classic "poor me" behavior, common among people who refuse to accept responsibility for their own actions. It`s so simple. Don`t fill the Marketing forum with "articles" designed only to gain linkbacks and - unless you want egg on your face - don`t write an additional "article" in which you describe this as a great marketing strategy while simultaneously trying to deny that you`re doing it. In at least one of your posts, you describe yourself as aggressive and dominant, with a preference for remaining in control. Are you having some kind of reaction to not being the alpha male in this situation?Furthermore, you started this thread and the "secret moderator" thread for the express purpose of starting trouble. Such public posts are unusual behavior for someone who has now made several remarks about preferring to resolve conflicts in private. You certainly didn`t bother to resolve this in private after I sent you a private communication, did you? No. You wrote the "Secret Moderator" post instead. You can`t have it both ways. A final thought. Complaining about "secret moderators" is like complaining about unmarked police cars after you`ve been given a ticket.