Eurovision Times has been bringing you independent and fan-based Eurovision news for several years. We pride ourself on being one of the biggest fansites on the internet and that is mainly down to our open comments pages and the contributions to the discussion by our valued readers.
Sometimes things get heated, there are many different opinions. All we have ever asked for is for posters to show respect for their fellow community members. In recent times a handful of individuals have repeatedly failed to do that despite polite requests. Action has been taken against them this weekend. We cannot, and will not, allow a few people to ruin this site and drive other readers away for fear of abuse, offence and repeated negativity.
Sadly those individuals have failed to take any responsibility for their own actions and feel they have the right to police the forum how they see fit, and clearly think that they have done no wrong.
We have received the following from one of those individuals:
“As I am sure you remember I have access to thousands of different IP adresses, for a reminder see proxy. org and as you say you can’t monitor 24/7 so I shall be posting using them. You may choose to ban all newly registered accounts from posting until you have given them permission to post but not only will that take up more time it will not be great for traffic coming up to the main event. Just incase you do consider that approach and try to attack and spite me even further. I shall turn my attention to TEKO and use my IPs to vote on that which you have proven unable to deal with such as whoever is manipulating the results for Greece. I am sorry it has come to this but your bullying tactics have left me no choice. I didn’t want a war but clearly you are desperate for one so I shall oblige.”
This individual has previously registered with fake accounts to hold conversations with himself, and commented previously about how derogatory comments may affect ET’s ability to obtain accreditation. We see this, his comments about trying to disrupt our ability to maintain traffic and his threat to deliberately sabotage this year’s TEKO competition, as a deliberate personal attack not only on the volunteers that run this site, but also all of the readers who come here to enjoy up to date Eurovision news and competitions, many of whom did so long before the individual ever registered.
In light of the threat we are taking few days off to discuss our options about the future running of the site. During that time we will not be entering into correspondence via email either.
ET Admin Team