This is a site for the free and frank discussion on the Stadium Construction.
I will not have folk calling my house at 8:20am on a Sunday morning threatening me with legal action over the content of this site. There are appropriate ways in which this matter can be addressed.
This site is not about defamation. I have deleted or heavily edited comments which are incorrect to the point that they are defamatory. However anyone reading this site will know that this is about open discussion about the stadium. To that point one half of the editors of this site are AGAINST the stadium, and you will notice that I will accept anti-stadium discussion.
Let me make this very clear, I have NEVER posted on this site under any ALIAS. I need not hide behind such things.
I am very proud of this site. The likes of this site has never been done before in New Zealand. This site has produced robust and frank discussion at times. This site has shown inaccuracies in fact and argument from both sides of the debate. However this site has also engaged political discussion in which people’s sensibilities may be hurt. Recently, a false and erroneous comment about someone was deleted. I was more than happy to speak to the offended party, and the matter was resolved amicably. This is the way such things should be resolved.
However if you have legal action to bring against this site, the only contact I will have is with lawyers – I WILL NOT HAVE THOSE OBJECTING TO OPINION ON THIS SITE CALLING MY HOUSE.
Update: I have again been contacted at my house at 10:30am Sunday morning (despite the above statement).
I listened to the person, then requested which comment was claimed to be defamatory, as I was willing to consider any requests. The person was unwilling to do so. Thus I am unable to fulfil that request.
Let me make this 100% clear, DO NOT RING this house at said times, in such a tone, and expect it to be deemed as an acceptable means of communication. I was more than willing to talk to and consider requests, it was clear by the phone call that this was not going to happen.
Further: The contents of this statement are not defamatory. This post is a statement of fact of events which occurred this morning. I will not be removing this post. A statement of facts of events cannot by its very nature, be defamatory.
Statement: I respectfully ask that folk NOT call my house. There are appropriate ways in which I can be contacted. Any phone calls or letters to my house will be deemed as unacceptable behaviour and steps will be taken under the Harassment Act 1997.
Update: This site was down while I sought legal advice, and although not legally obliged to do anything with 99% of the comments on this site, in an act of good faith I took down more than possibly required, and have responded to requests.