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Agent Smith

Dear Cian,
I have been following your site since it's incarnation as gamire. I have always put my faith in your reviews and news. However I will no longer do so. The reason is simple, a single commentor says an article is plagarising another, and please remember that the rest of the commentors said it was not, you then went and took down the article aswell as a number of the writers other articles and reviews. You then you and post the above apology, without first hearing back from the original writer. This is disgracful conduct on your part. You side with one commentor above your oldest and best writer, who has been there from the start. I hope that Craig, if you decide not to fire him will simply inform you where you can stick your job.
It is because of this blatant lack of respect for your writers that I will no longer be using your site.
Best of luck Craig, your'e certainly above this site though I doubt you'll ever read this seeing as your editor likes to remove comments and articles as he pleases.
Yours
Agent Smith

Cian

As a point of fact, Craig has not been "there from the start" and I did not remove the preview, and the only comments I've even removed from this site has been spam and personal abuse that nothing to do with games or Games Toaster.

If anything, I’m overly liberal when it comes to comments.

His initial stance on the matter is outlined above. The amount of calls I made to the writer would have bordered on harassment if I did not have a strong reason to call him.

I also left a phone message, sent an SMS message to him, emailed him, and sent a Gmail chat message. I also emailed him the above text and told him I would be publishing it this morning, which left him with extra time to get back to me. Nevertheless, again, his initial stance on the matter is outlined above – contacting him again was to see if this had changed.

It was not just ‘one commenter’ who complained, however even if it was the complained would be treated the same. It’s standard practice in the media to treat complaints the same regardless of the number of people who have submitted complaints.

Agent Smith

In reply to the above. I recall reading reviews by Craig from the beginning of gamire. He was the one constatnt throughout the site. As for him not geting back to you, did you ever consider that he may have been busy. Not everyone brings their cell with them all the time. Nor do people check their mail on a daily basis. Some people, unlike yourself obviouly, have jobs and responsibilities. What happened the comment on your story before this? I'm pretty sure there was one there but now it's gone.

Cian

Again, contacting him was a matter of checking if his position had changed. As for not bring his phone with him or being busy, that's exactly why I left it overnight before publishing the above.

You're incorrect about him being with us from the beginning of gamire. But it does not really matter, Craig has done a great deal for this site and I wouldn't want to undermine that just because he wasn't there from the start.

If I'm thinking of the same comment that you're referring to, it was removed quickly after it was posted. If you even have a clue of its content I don't think anybody would honestly think I would keep it online. The comment was of such a strong nature that it has made me think about starting to use pre-moding before posting - which I'm still thinking about.

Spartan Jag

"As for him not geting back to you, did you ever consider that he may have been busy. Not everyone brings their cell with them all the time. Nor do people check their mail on a daily basis. Some people, unlike yourself obviouly, have jobs and responsibilities."

Hold on there pal. Managing/editing a web site/blog IS a responsibility in itself, and quite a big one. And I imagine someone who writes for a gaming blog checks their email at least once a day, or can see their cell phone has a message on it. I don't think he hasn't noticed yet.

That's the not the point though. The point is you're attacking Cian for doing his job -- he found the mistake, he corrected it, in the best way he could. He even went above and beyond and wrote an apology. He did the right thing, through and through. And you're criticizing him? I think somebody here needs to cut down on the aggression just because they have a loyalty to the REAL perpetrator, instead of trying to pin the blame on somebody else.

- Jag [halo.bungie.org]

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