I used to be an avid reader and supporter of your site. I was outraged that you would receive a threat re: Crime rate increases on Koh Phangan. I was the one who responded on April 5. You have now termed me a “retard”. I don’t understand your logic behind this slur. I WAS on your side, and was responding to a very stupid posting, in support of YOU. So…….fuck you Beckman!
I have now removed your address from my “favorites” list, and will recommend alternative sites to my friends.
Well … Becki just received this email a couple of minutes ago. Unfortunately without a proper email address I could privately reply to. firstname.lastname@example.org doesn’t seem to work – he he he 😉 Anyway … seems that there’s a BIG MISUNDERSTANDING here and to prevent any more damage it’s a very good idea to clear up things in public! There might probably be more avid readers and supporters of Koh Phangan Island News out there who were thinking exactly the same. And I really don’t want to offend anybody by calling him a RETARD when posting comments on this website.
The story of the misunderstanding is simple and straightforward. Becki has the possibility in the PostNuke CMS to globally define the name for any anonymously posted comments on the website. The default name was setup to be ANONYMOUS. Meaning any comments posted by non registered users would be termed ANONYMOUS! But as Koh Phangan Island News is the place of madness for lunatics, potheads and any kind of morons, Becki just thought it would be simply FUN to change the global settings in the CMS to RETARD! Why not?? That would be a major fun improvement 😉
But as I can see now some people take it really serious and personal! By the way, if you would have taken a closer look on other comments you would have discovered that somehow most comments were posted by RETARDS – not only yours 😉
Anyway, my dear avid reader and supporter, SORRY 😉 … and in case anyone else was offended by the term RETARD Becki wants to apologize for any personal or long term mental damage! Global comment settings are back to ANONYMOUS and hopefully all of you are feeling relieved now 😉
If you’re still experiencing slur feelings then don’t hesitate and contact one of our certified Island Psychiatrists. The Mental Help Desk is available 24/7 and provides HOTLINE numbers for emergencies.
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