Newsnet Scotland – an update of recent events

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    Today, as with every other day, Newsnet Scotland brings you news, comment and opinion on a variety of subjects.  It’s the end of a week that has evidenced some ‘growing pains’ in the continued evolution of this news site.

    However, clarification of what has happened is necessary if we are to continue to enjoy the trust of regular visitors and contributors.  In particular the destination of donations and our understanding of current funding needs explaining.

    On March 12th this year the site was handed over to a, now former, team member with a  view to professionalising content and structure.  It was hoped that by presenting a more corporate image we would facilitate growth in terms of advertising revenue, donations and of course professional copy.

    There was limited success in all three areas, but crucially the organisation remained a hybrid of dedicated unpaid volunteers and equally dedicated professionals.  This hybrid was not suited to the restrictive nature of the formal corporate structures put in place and the opportunity for justified criticism and constructive dialogue all but disappeared – a two tier entity emerged that was mutually incompatible.

    With hindsight the plan was probably ahead of its time and checks and balances had not been prepared.  Subsequently pressures built as the formal corporate entity was unable to deal with the pressing day to day issues and concerns – it was no-one’s fault and everyone’s fault.

    This week we have abandoned this corporate venture and decided on a new approach that will build slowly on the volunteers who contribute to the site.  We are still absolutely committed to bringing in professionals, but this will a more gradual process than before.

    This will of course rely on a consistent revenue stream and adverts will be one way to achieve this.  Donations of course are also a source of revenue.

    Prior to handover Newsnet Scotland did not make direct appeals for donations, we felt that the button that inhabited the right hand side was sufficient and occasionally we would leave a reminder at the bottom of articles.  Since handover we witnessed appeals, very successful appeals, and a new dedicated donations system was put in place which has led to a significant five figure sum being donated via the paypal account.

    These funds were controlled by the corporate side and, we understand, used in order to pay for professional copy and other costs accrued as a result of the corporate venture.  We have been informed that the monies remaining will be used in order to settle outstanding debts yet to be paid as a result of that venture.

    The team now operating the site were not privy to funding arrangements, this was quite proper and finances were controlled by the board.  However this has left us with no information as to what funds currently remain and who currently has access to the monthly donations made via paypal.

    We have therefore removed these paypal buttons from this site but can do nothing about automatic payment previously set up.  As these funds are currently not under our control and therefore inaccessible to us, we cannot guarantee that they will be forwarded to us.  It will be up to each individual to form a judgement on whether they wish to cancel their monthly donation.  In time, our site will re-introduce a similar facility, we will announce this clearly when we do.

    As far as advertising revenue is concerned we understand that this goes to the Santander account.  This account is administered by the board on behalf of Newsnet Scotland ltd, a company limited by guarantee.  We have asked that any surplus funds from this account be forwarded to us for the benefit of the dot com site.  We have also enquired as to the possibility of the account remaining active for the use of this site.  If this is not possible then we will set up our own Limited by Guarantee Company and bank account.

    Another site was set up on Thursday by two former colleagues disenchanted with our decision to end the corporate control structure.  This site is not endorsed by those of us at Newsnet Scotland.com and we hope that those behind it will realise it has no future and is causing confusion.  Steps have been taken to have the site closed down and we are confident this will come to pass.  We can though say that confidential data remains secure and no third party will have access to it, of that we are sure.

    We would like to take the opportunity to thank those gentlemen who gave of their time in attempting to make the corporate venture work – it is appreciated.  They found themselves in a situation not of their making and we would like to issue our heartfelt gratitude to Harry McGrath, Stephen Maxwell and of course George Kerevan for their efforts; to each we would say that our door remains open.

    Today is just another day, we are here and we will be here tomorrow.  With your continued support we will be here for a good while to come.

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    An email was sent out on Thursday evening informing members that the dot com site was still active and would remain so.  The email may have shown a dot org origin but was genuine.

    991 COMMENTS

    1. I like this site. I think it is amongst the best things to have happened in independence circles ever.

      I am not at all happy about something that was originally started by someone as a personal project being ripped off by pretendy Rupert Murdoch’s. I am also less than happy that my, admittedly small, donations did not go towards developing the site in a realistic manner.

      I’d like some answers and I assume other supporters of the site do too.

      1. It was announced some time ago that circa £15,000 had been accrued through appeals. What happened to that money? Who had responsibility for it and what controls were there on it’s disbursement?

      2. Which ‘journalists’ were paid for their contributions and how much were they paid per post? Name names. They have no right to confidentiality when it is my money that has been spent on them.

      3. What the heck are you going to do to secure your brand name and your infrastructure? The money you obtained should have been spent on IT, not journalists.

      4. You have a board which appears to be made up of journalists. Who on the board is responsible for finance. What articles of association do you/they have?

      • I don’t think these questions need to be PUBLICLY answered.

        Point 1 is an internal matter and NNS have already indicated such info was being kept from them.

        Point 2 should definitely not be answered as there may be good – in the present political climate – reasons why friendly journalists names should not be made public. Official site bylines are enough.

        Point 3 is an internal management matter. Every department in every organisation always feel they need more cash.

        Point 4 NNS is clearly a labour (ooops!) of love! Qualifications are always nice but for you to demand public naming with payments for work done and qualification attached is excessive and will only weaken the future development of the site to say nothing of making them targets for hostile action by enemies of the cause.

        REMEMBER! IT IS THE CAUSE OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE THAT COMES FIRST!

        There has been an internal struggle over the direction NNS was heading and those guys need time to get things in order. I for one am just grateful it is still here and there is no need for a public inquisition. A couple of years down the line – maybe after the referendum and in-between elections have been one – somebody could pen an objective article on what happened. This is no time for naval gazing and unconstructive distraction.

        All you guys behind the pro-Independence websites NNS, OofS, RofS, SDA – god bless you and what you do for us and for our country!

        Iain

        • Iain,

          You are entitled to your opinion. Although an organisation that asks for donations ought to be completely open about how it spends them. Quite why you would think that is an internal matter is completely beyond me. If there is not transparency why would anyone ever contribute in the future? It would be better than a Ponzi scheme.

          There was circa £15,000 donated. For that to disappear without accountability is a complete utter nonsense. And the accountability should be to the donors, not some internal clique.

          If the money still exists and has not been trousered by ‘journalists’, then I’d like to see it spent on this .com site and nowhere else.

          Frankly your pollyannaish approach to this is nonsensical and an insult to anyone who has contributed to the site.

          • No, not at all.

            The guys here are busy getting things back in order.

            I just don’t think they need a public inquisition and with the eyes of hostile unionists (and their provocateurs and agents baiting away) on them there has to be a strong degree of batting-down.

            Why do you want all that info made public now? What purpose would it serve? You say ‘transparency’ and that might be great in theory but in the real world of street and media politics things are very, very different. You are being foot-stompingly naive.

            I’m saying

            • iainhalder,

              What is there to be frightened about? Someone made fools of us. We ought to learn from that.

              But you think the best place for dirty linen is where exactly?

              If you don’t face up to mistakes then they have a habit of coming back to bite you.

              This is an opportunity to get things sorted out in public. The purpose that serves is to remove doubt about what actually happened. It is clarity that works, not your frankly pathetic attempts at spin. To (roughly) quote Salmond, ‘the harder you hit us the harder we come back’.

              Both your posts so far could have been written by a politician.

            • Bullshit.

              NNS have clearly learned from their ‘mistake’ if that is what they finally judge it to be.

              I’m saying the batting-down is necessary to PROTECT NNS.

              The guys running the site know what they are doing. You may have given them a couple of quid but that does not give you the personal right to a public inquisition for the sake of opportunist and not entirely friendly transparency.

              Your attitude here has nothing to do with taking the moral high ground and accusing me of being a politician as though that was some kind of insult does not help. Alec Salmond is a politician is he not?

              I’ve been involved in left wing and nationalist politics for a long, long time and I dropped the rose-tinted specs a long, long time ago. You sound as though you have just come out of College with your naive, simplistic demands.

              I put my trust in the guys at NNS. They have done the work so far and are clearly intent on carrying on with doing the work that truly matters. You know what work that is don’t you? It is about a very deadly serious fight for a nation and it’s freedom. There is no time for distraction just so you can harp on and keep your far too innocent street-cred intact.

              Provocateurs come in many disguises.

              Iain

            • Iain Halder,

              I put my trust in the guys at NNS too. And as far as I can tell it was and is well placed. What would not be well placed is anyone joining in your somewhat hysterical pleas for a cover up.

              You say you have been involved in left wing politics for a long long time. Were you some sort of Malcolm Tucker wanabee? Is that where you lost your moral compass?

              You say:

              [quote]Provocateurs come in many disguises.[/quote]

              Indeed they do Iain, indeed they do.

            • I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

              [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

              In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
              As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

            • I completely agree with Douglas Clark and Drew 1314.

              The remark by iain halder about ‘giving a couple of quid’ does not entitle you to any information was gratuitously offensive. In my case it has been much more than a couple of quid and I am not going to be giving any more until a full explanation is given.

              I am also furious that this site carried a notice directing us to another site which I accepted in good faith only to find it was a breakaway group. This ‘mirror’ site recognised my details – log-in name and password – when I entered them. But I could not enter any comments. According to the notice I should re-register. So if anyone did then they, whoever ‘they’ are, now have more contact details.

              I am ot a happy bunny.

              So I am not a happy bunny

            • I completely agree with Douglas Clark and Drew 1314.

              The remark by iain halder about ‘giving a couple of quid’ does not entitle you to any information was gratuitously offensive. In my case it has been much more than a couple of quid and I am not going to be giving any more until a full explanation is given.

              I am also furious that this site carried a notice directing us to another site which I accepted in good faith only to find it was a breakaway group. This ‘mirror’ site recognised my details – log-in name and password – when I entered them. But I could not enter any comments. According to the notice I should re-register. So if anyone did then they, whoever ‘they’ are, now have more contact details.

              I am ot a happy bunny.

              So I am not a happy bunny

            • I completely agree with Douglas Clark and Drew 1314.

              The remark by iain halder about ‘giving a couple of quid’ does not entitle you to any information was gratuitously offensive. In my case it has been much more than a couple of quid and I am not going to be giving any more until a full explanation is given.

              I am also furious that this site carried a notice directing us to another site which I accepted in good faith only to find it was a breakaway group. This ‘mirror’ site recognised my details – log-in name and password – when I entered them. But I could not enter any comments. According to the notice I should re-register. So if anyone did then they, whoever ‘they’ are, now have more contact details.

              I am ot a happy bunny.

              So I am not a happy bunny

            • I completely agree with Douglas Clark and Drew 1314.

              The remark by iain halder about ‘giving a couple of quid’ does not entitle you to any information was gratuitously offensive. In my case it has been much more than a couple of quid and I am not going to be giving any more until a full explanation is given.

              I am also furious that this site carried a notice directing us to another site which I accepted in good faith only to find it was a breakaway group. This ‘mirror’ site recognised my details – log-in name and password – when I entered them. But I could not enter any comments. According to the notice I should re-register. So if anyone did then they, whoever ‘they’ are, now have more contact details.

              I am ot a happy bunny.

              So I am not a happy bunny

            • I completely agree with Douglas Clark and Drew 1314.

              The remark by iain halder about ‘giving a couple of quid’ does not entitle you to any information was gratuitously offensive. In my case it has been much more than a couple of quid and I am not going to be giving any more until a full explanation is given.

              I am also furious that this site carried a notice directing us to another site which I accepted in good faith only to find it was a breakaway group. This ‘mirror’ site recognised my details – log-in name and password – when I entered them. But I could not enter any comments. According to the notice I should re-register. So if anyone did then they, whoever ‘they’ are, now have more contact details.

              I am ot a happy bunny.

              So I am not a happy bunny

            • I completely agree with Douglas Clark and Drew 1314.

              The remark by iain halder about ‘giving a couple of quid’ does not entitle you to any information was gratuitously offensive. In my case it has been much more than a couple of quid and I am not going to be giving any more until a full explanation is given.

              I am also furious that this site carried a notice directing us to another site which I accepted in good faith only to find it was a breakaway group. This ‘mirror’ site recognised my details – log-in name and password – when I entered them. But I could not enter any comments. According to the notice I should re-register. So if anyone did then they, whoever ‘they’ are, now have more contact details.

              I am ot a happy bunny.

              So I am not a happy bunny

            • I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

              [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

              In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
              As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

            • I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

              [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

              In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
              As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

            • I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

              [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

              In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
              As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

            • I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

              [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

              In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
              As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

            • I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

              [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

              In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
              As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

            • I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

              [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

              In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
              As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

            • Iain Halder,

              I put my trust in the guys at NNS too. And as far as I can tell it was and is well placed. What would not be well placed is anyone joining in your somewhat hysterical pleas for a cover up.

              You say you have been involved in left wing politics for a long long time. Were you some sort of Malcolm Tucker wanabee? Is that where you lost your moral compass?

              You say:

              [quote]Provocateurs come in many disguises.[/quote]

              Indeed they do Iain, indeed they do.

            • Iain Halder,

              I put my trust in the guys at NNS too. And as far as I can tell it was and is well placed. What would not be well placed is anyone joining in your somewhat hysterical pleas for a cover up.

              You say you have been involved in left wing politics for a long long time. Were you some sort of Malcolm Tucker wanabee? Is that where you lost your moral compass?

              You say:

              [quote]Provocateurs come in many disguises.[/quote]

              Indeed they do Iain, indeed they do.

            • Iain Halder,

              I put my trust in the guys at NNS too. And as far as I can tell it was and is well placed. What would not be well placed is anyone joining in your somewhat hysterical pleas for a cover up.

              You say you have been involved in left wing politics for a long long time. Were you some sort of Malcolm Tucker wanabee? Is that where you lost your moral compass?

              You say:

              [quote]Provocateurs come in many disguises.[/quote]

              Indeed they do Iain, indeed they do.

            • Iain Halder,

              I put my trust in the guys at NNS too. And as far as I can tell it was and is well placed. What would not be well placed is anyone joining in your somewhat hysterical pleas for a cover up.

              You say you have been involved in left wing politics for a long long time. Were you some sort of Malcolm Tucker wanabee? Is that where you lost your moral compass?

              You say:

              [quote]Provocateurs come in many disguises.[/quote]

              Indeed they do Iain, indeed they do.

            • Iain Halder,

              I put my trust in the guys at NNS too. And as far as I can tell it was and is well placed. What would not be well placed is anyone joining in your somewhat hysterical pleas for a cover up.

              You say you have been involved in left wing politics for a long long time. Were you some sort of Malcolm Tucker wanabee? Is that where you lost your moral compass?

              You say:

              [quote]Provocateurs come in many disguises.[/quote]

              Indeed they do Iain, indeed they do.

            • Bullshit.

              NNS have clearly learned from their ‘mistake’ if that is what they finally judge it to be.

              I’m saying the batting-down is necessary to PROTECT NNS.

              The guys running the site know what they are doing. You may have given them a couple of quid but that does not give you the personal right to a public inquisition for the sake of opportunist and not entirely friendly transparency.

              Your attitude here has nothing to do with taking the moral high ground and accusing me of being a politician as though that was some kind of insult does not help. Alec Salmond is a politician is he not?

              I’ve been involved in left wing and nationalist politics for a long, long time and I dropped the rose-tinted specs a long, long time ago. You sound as though you have just come out of College with your naive, simplistic demands.

              I put my trust in the guys at NNS. They have done the work so far and are clearly intent on carrying on with doing the work that truly matters. You know what work that is don’t you? It is about a very deadly serious fight for a nation and it’s freedom. There is no time for distraction just so you can harp on and keep your far too innocent street-cred intact.

              Provocateurs come in many disguises.

              Iain

            • Bullshit.

              NNS have clearly learned from their ‘mistake’ if that is what they finally judge it to be.

              I’m saying the batting-down is necessary to PROTECT NNS.

              The guys running the site know what they are doing. You may have given them a couple of quid but that does not give you the personal right to a public inquisition for the sake of opportunist and not entirely friendly transparency.

              Your attitude here has nothing to do with taking the moral high ground and accusing me of being a politician as though that was some kind of insult does not help. Alec Salmond is a politician is he not?

              I’ve been involved in left wing and nationalist politics for a long, long time and I dropped the rose-tinted specs a long, long time ago. You sound as though you have just come out of College with your naive, simplistic demands.

              I put my trust in the guys at NNS. They have done the work so far and are clearly intent on carrying on with doing the work that truly matters. You know what work that is don’t you? It is about a very deadly serious fight for a nation and it’s freedom. There is no time for distraction just so you can harp on and keep your far too innocent street-cred intact.

              Provocateurs come in many disguises.

              Iain

            • Bullshit.

              NNS have clearly learned from their ‘mistake’ if that is what they finally judge it to be.

              I’m saying the batting-down is necessary to PROTECT NNS.

              The guys running the site know what they are doing. You may have given them a couple of quid but that does not give you the personal right to a public inquisition for the sake of opportunist and not entirely friendly transparency.

              Your attitude here has nothing to do with taking the moral high ground and accusing me of being a politician as though that was some kind of insult does not help. Alec Salmond is a politician is he not?

              I’ve been involved in left wing and nationalist politics for a long, long time and I dropped the rose-tinted specs a long, long time ago. You sound as though you have just come out of College with your naive, simplistic demands.

              I put my trust in the guys at NNS. They have done the work so far and are clearly intent on carrying on with doing the work that truly matters. You know what work that is don’t you? It is about a very deadly serious fight for a nation and it’s freedom. There is no time for distraction just so you can harp on and keep your far too innocent street-cred intact.

              Provocateurs come in many disguises.

              Iain

            • Bullshit.

              NNS have clearly learned from their ‘mistake’ if that is what they finally judge it to be.

              I’m saying the batting-down is necessary to PROTECT NNS.

              The guys running the site know what they are doing. You may have given them a couple of quid but that does not give you the personal right to a public inquisition for the sake of opportunist and not entirely friendly transparency.

              Your attitude here has nothing to do with taking the moral high ground and accusing me of being a politician as though that was some kind of insult does not help. Alec Salmond is a politician is he not?

              I’ve been involved in left wing and nationalist politics for a long, long time and I dropped the rose-tinted specs a long, long time ago. You sound as though you have just come out of College with your naive, simplistic demands.

              I put my trust in the guys at NNS. They have done the work so far and are clearly intent on carrying on with doing the work that truly matters. You know what work that is don’t you? It is about a very deadly serious fight for a nation and it’s freedom. There is no time for distraction just so you can harp on and keep your far too innocent street-cred intact.

              Provocateurs come in many disguises.

              Iain

            • Bullshit.

              NNS have clearly learned from their ‘mistake’ if that is what they finally judge it to be.

              I’m saying the batting-down is necessary to PROTECT NNS.

              The guys running the site know what they are doing. You may have given them a couple of quid but that does not give you the personal right to a public inquisition for the sake of opportunist and not entirely friendly transparency.

              Your attitude here has nothing to do with taking the moral high ground and accusing me of being a politician as though that was some kind of insult does not help. Alec Salmond is a politician is he not?

              I’ve been involved in left wing and nationalist politics for a long, long time and I dropped the rose-tinted specs a long, long time ago. You sound as though you have just come out of College with your naive, simplistic demands.

              I put my trust in the guys at NNS. They have done the work so far and are clearly intent on carrying on with doing the work that truly matters. You know what work that is don’t you? It is about a very deadly serious fight for a nation and it’s freedom. There is no time for distraction just so you can harp on and keep your far too innocent street-cred intact.

              Provocateurs come in many disguises.

              Iain

            • iainhalder,

              What is there to be frightened about? Someone made fools of us. We ought to learn from that.

              But you think the best place for dirty linen is where exactly?

              If you don’t face up to mistakes then they have a habit of coming back to bite you.

              This is an opportunity to get things sorted out in public. The purpose that serves is to remove doubt about what actually happened. It is clarity that works, not your frankly pathetic attempts at spin. To (roughly) quote Salmond, ‘the harder you hit us the harder we come back’.

              Both your posts so far could have been written by a politician.

            • iainhalder,

              What is there to be frightened about? Someone made fools of us. We ought to learn from that.

              But you think the best place for dirty linen is where exactly?

              If you don’t face up to mistakes then they have a habit of coming back to bite you.

              This is an opportunity to get things sorted out in public. The purpose that serves is to remove doubt about what actually happened. It is clarity that works, not your frankly pathetic attempts at spin. To (roughly) quote Salmond, ‘the harder you hit us the harder we come back’.

              Both your posts so far could have been written by a politician.

            • iainhalder,

              What is there to be frightened about? Someone made fools of us. We ought to learn from that.

              But you think the best place for dirty linen is where exactly?

              If you don’t face up to mistakes then they have a habit of coming back to bite you.

              This is an opportunity to get things sorted out in public. The purpose that serves is to remove doubt about what actually happened. It is clarity that works, not your frankly pathetic attempts at spin. To (roughly) quote Salmond, ‘the harder you hit us the harder we come back’.

              Both your posts so far could have been written by a politician.

            • iainhalder,

              What is there to be frightened about? Someone made fools of us. We ought to learn from that.

              But you think the best place for dirty linen is where exactly?

              If you don’t face up to mistakes then they have a habit of coming back to bite you.

              This is an opportunity to get things sorted out in public. The purpose that serves is to remove doubt about what actually happened. It is clarity that works, not your frankly pathetic attempts at spin. To (roughly) quote Salmond, ‘the harder you hit us the harder we come back’.

              Both your posts so far could have been written by a politician.

            • iainhalder,

              What is there to be frightened about? Someone made fools of us. We ought to learn from that.

              But you think the best place for dirty linen is where exactly?

              If you don’t face up to mistakes then they have a habit of coming back to bite you.

              This is an opportunity to get things sorted out in public. The purpose that serves is to remove doubt about what actually happened. It is clarity that works, not your frankly pathetic attempts at spin. To (roughly) quote Salmond, ‘the harder you hit us the harder we come back’.

              Both your posts so far could have been written by a politician.

            • [quote name=”iainhalder”]No, not at all.

              The guys here are busy getting things back in order.

              I just don’t think they need a public inquisition and with the eyes of hostile unionists (and their provocateurs and agents baiting away) on them there has to be a strong degree of batting-down.

              Why do you want all that info made public now? What purpose would it serve? You say ‘transparency’ and that might be great in theory but in the real world of street and media politics things are very, very different. You are being foot-stompingly naive.

              I’m saying[/quote]
              I think we should let the people who run this site get on with sorting the problem,They seem to have things under control,Let us not forget that this site is visited by people from many parties and the last thing we want is to give them ammo to fire at us.

            • [quote name=”iainhalder”]No, not at all.

              The guys here are busy getting things back in order.

              I just don’t think they need a public inquisition and with the eyes of hostile unionists (and their provocateurs and agents baiting away) on them there has to be a strong degree of batting-down.

              Why do you want all that info made public now? What purpose would it serve? You say ‘transparency’ and that might be great in theory but in the real world of street and media politics things are very, very different. You are being foot-stompingly naive.

              I’m saying[/quote]
              I think we should let the people who run this site get on with sorting the problem,They seem to have things under control,Let us not forget that this site is visited by people from many parties and the last thing we want is to give them ammo to fire at us.

            • [quote name=”iainhalder”]No, not at all.

              The guys here are busy getting things back in order.

              I just don’t think they need a public inquisition and with the eyes of hostile unionists (and their provocateurs and agents baiting away) on them there has to be a strong degree of batting-down.

              Why do you want all that info made public now? What purpose would it serve? You say ‘transparency’ and that might be great in theory but in the real world of street and media politics things are very, very different. You are being foot-stompingly naive.

              I’m saying[/quote]
              I think we should let the people who run this site get on with sorting the problem,They seem to have things under control,Let us not forget that this site is visited by people from many parties and the last thing we want is to give them ammo to fire at us.

            • [quote name=”iainhalder”]No, not at all.

              The guys here are busy getting things back in order.

              I just don’t think they need a public inquisition and with the eyes of hostile unionists (and their provocateurs and agents baiting away) on them there has to be a strong degree of batting-down.

              Why do you want all that info made public now? What purpose would it serve? You say ‘transparency’ and that might be great in theory but in the real world of street and media politics things are very, very different. You are being foot-stompingly naive.

              I’m saying[/quote]
              I think we should let the people who run this site get on with sorting the problem,They seem to have things under control,Let us not forget that this site is visited by people from many parties and the last thing we want is to give them ammo to fire at us.

            • [quote name=”iainhalder”]No, not at all.

              The guys here are busy getting things back in order.

              I just don’t think they need a public inquisition and with the eyes of hostile unionists (and their provocateurs and agents baiting away) on them there has to be a strong degree of batting-down.

              Why do you want all that info made public now? What purpose would it serve? You say ‘transparency’ and that might be great in theory but in the real world of street and media politics things are very, very different. You are being foot-stompingly naive.

              I’m saying[/quote]
              I think we should let the people who run this site get on with sorting the problem,They seem to have things under control,Let us not forget that this site is visited by people from many parties and the last thing we want is to give them ammo to fire at us.

          • No, not at all.

            The guys here are busy getting things back in order.

            I just don’t think they need a public inquisition and with the eyes of hostile unionists (and their provocateurs and agents baiting away) on them there has to be a strong degree of batting-down.

            Why do you want all that info made public now? What purpose would it serve? You say ‘transparency’ and that might be great in theory but in the real world of street and media politics things are very, very different. You are being foot-stompingly naive.

            I’m saying

          • No, not at all.

            The guys here are busy getting things back in order.

            I just don’t think they need a public inquisition and with the eyes of hostile unionists (and their provocateurs and agents baiting away) on them there has to be a strong degree of batting-down.

            Why do you want all that info made public now? What purpose would it serve? You say ‘transparency’ and that might be great in theory but in the real world of street and media politics things are very, very different. You are being foot-stompingly naive.

            I’m saying

          • No, not at all.

            The guys here are busy getting things back in order.

            I just don’t think they need a public inquisition and with the eyes of hostile unionists (and their provocateurs and agents baiting away) on them there has to be a strong degree of batting-down.

            Why do you want all that info made public now? What purpose would it serve? You say ‘transparency’ and that might be great in theory but in the real world of street and media politics things are very, very different. You are being foot-stompingly naive.

            I’m saying

          • No, not at all.

            The guys here are busy getting things back in order.

            I just don’t think they need a public inquisition and with the eyes of hostile unionists (and their provocateurs and agents baiting away) on them there has to be a strong degree of batting-down.

            Why do you want all that info made public now? What purpose would it serve? You say ‘transparency’ and that might be great in theory but in the real world of street and media politics things are very, very different. You are being foot-stompingly naive.

            I’m saying

          • No, not at all.

            The guys here are busy getting things back in order.

            I just don’t think they need a public inquisition and with the eyes of hostile unionists (and their provocateurs and agents baiting away) on them there has to be a strong degree of batting-down.

            Why do you want all that info made public now? What purpose would it serve? You say ‘transparency’ and that might be great in theory but in the real world of street and media politics things are very, very different. You are being foot-stompingly naive.

            I’m saying

        • Iain,

          You are entitled to your opinion. Although an organisation that asks for donations ought to be completely open about how it spends them. Quite why you would think that is an internal matter is completely beyond me. If there is not transparency why would anyone ever contribute in the future? It would be better than a Ponzi scheme.

          There was circa £15,000 donated. For that to disappear without accountability is a complete utter nonsense. And the accountability should be to the donors, not some internal clique.

          If the money still exists and has not been trousered by ‘journalists’, then I’d like to see it spent on this .com site and nowhere else.

          Frankly your pollyannaish approach to this is nonsensical and an insult to anyone who has contributed to the site.

        • Iain,

          You are entitled to your opinion. Although an organisation that asks for donations ought to be completely open about how it spends them. Quite why you would think that is an internal matter is completely beyond me. If there is not transparency why would anyone ever contribute in the future? It would be better than a Ponzi scheme.

          There was circa £15,000 donated. For that to disappear without accountability is a complete utter nonsense. And the accountability should be to the donors, not some internal clique.

          If the money still exists and has not been trousered by ‘journalists’, then I’d like to see it spent on this .com site and nowhere else.

          Frankly your pollyannaish approach to this is nonsensical and an insult to anyone who has contributed to the site.

        • Iain,

          You are entitled to your opinion. Although an organisation that asks for donations ought to be completely open about how it spends them. Quite why you would think that is an internal matter is completely beyond me. If there is not transparency why would anyone ever contribute in the future? It would be better than a Ponzi scheme.

          There was circa £15,000 donated. For that to disappear without accountability is a complete utter nonsense. And the accountability should be to the donors, not some internal clique.

          If the money still exists and has not been trousered by ‘journalists’, then I’d like to see it spent on this .com site and nowhere else.

          Frankly your pollyannaish approach to this is nonsensical and an insult to anyone who has contributed to the site.

        • Iain,

          You are entitled to your opinion. Although an organisation that asks for donations ought to be completely open about how it spends them. Quite why you would think that is an internal matter is completely beyond me. If there is not transparency why would anyone ever contribute in the future? It would be better than a Ponzi scheme.

          There was circa £15,000 donated. For that to disappear without accountability is a complete utter nonsense. And the accountability should be to the donors, not some internal clique.

          If the money still exists and has not been trousered by ‘journalists’, then I’d like to see it spent on this .com site and nowhere else.

          Frankly your pollyannaish approach to this is nonsensical and an insult to anyone who has contributed to the site.

        • Iain,

          You are entitled to your opinion. Although an organisation that asks for donations ought to be completely open about how it spends them. Quite why you would think that is an internal matter is completely beyond me. If there is not transparency why would anyone ever contribute in the future? It would be better than a Ponzi scheme.

          There was circa £15,000 donated. For that to disappear without accountability is a complete utter nonsense. And the accountability should be to the donors, not some internal clique.

          If the money still exists and has not been trousered by ‘journalists’, then I’d like to see it spent on this .com site and nowhere else.

          Frankly your pollyannaish approach to this is nonsensical and an insult to anyone who has contributed to the site.

      • I don’t think these questions need to be PUBLICLY answered.

        Point 1 is an internal matter and NNS have already indicated such info was being kept from them.

        Point 2 should definitely not be answered as there may be good – in the present political climate – reasons why friendly journalists names should not be made public. Official site bylines are enough.

        Point 3 is an internal management matter. Every department in every organisation always feel they need more cash.

        Point 4 NNS is clearly a labour (ooops!) of love! Qualifications are always nice but for you to demand public naming with payments for work done and qualification attached is excessive and will only weaken the future development of the site to say nothing of making them targets for hostile action by enemies of the cause.

        REMEMBER! IT IS THE CAUSE OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE THAT COMES FIRST!

        There has been an internal struggle over the direction NNS was heading and those guys need time to get things in order. I for one am just grateful it is still here and there is no need for a public inquisition. A couple of years down the line – maybe after the referendum and in-between elections have been one – somebody could pen an objective article on what happened. This is no time for naval gazing and unconstructive distraction.

        All you guys behind the pro-Independence websites NNS, OofS, RofS, SDA – god bless you and what you do for us and for our country!

        Iain

      • I don’t think these questions need to be PUBLICLY answered.

        Point 1 is an internal matter and NNS have already indicated such info was being kept from them.

        Point 2 should definitely not be answered as there may be good – in the present political climate – reasons why friendly journalists names should not be made public. Official site bylines are enough.

        Point 3 is an internal management matter. Every department in every organisation always feel they need more cash.

        Point 4 NNS is clearly a labour (ooops!) of love! Qualifications are always nice but for you to demand public naming with payments for work done and qualification attached is excessive and will only weaken the future development of the site to say nothing of making them targets for hostile action by enemies of the cause.

        REMEMBER! IT IS THE CAUSE OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE THAT COMES FIRST!

        There has been an internal struggle over the direction NNS was heading and those guys need time to get things in order. I for one am just grateful it is still here and there is no need for a public inquisition. A couple of years down the line – maybe after the referendum and in-between elections have been one – somebody could pen an objective article on what happened. This is no time for naval gazing and unconstructive distraction.

        All you guys behind the pro-Independence websites NNS, OofS, RofS, SDA – god bless you and what you do for us and for our country!

        Iain

      • I don’t think these questions need to be PUBLICLY answered.

        Point 1 is an internal matter and NNS have already indicated such info was being kept from them.

        Point 2 should definitely not be answered as there may be good – in the present political climate – reasons why friendly journalists names should not be made public. Official site bylines are enough.

        Point 3 is an internal management matter. Every department in every organisation always feel they need more cash.

        Point 4 NNS is clearly a labour (ooops!) of love! Qualifications are always nice but for you to demand public naming with payments for work done and qualification attached is excessive and will only weaken the future development of the site to say nothing of making them targets for hostile action by enemies of the cause.

        REMEMBER! IT IS THE CAUSE OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE THAT COMES FIRST!

        There has been an internal struggle over the direction NNS was heading and those guys need time to get things in order. I for one am just grateful it is still here and there is no need for a public inquisition. A couple of years down the line – maybe after the referendum and in-between elections have been one – somebody could pen an objective article on what happened. This is no time for naval gazing and unconstructive distraction.

        All you guys behind the pro-Independence websites NNS, OofS, RofS, SDA – god bless you and what you do for us and for our country!

        Iain

      • I don’t think these questions need to be PUBLICLY answered.

        Point 1 is an internal matter and NNS have already indicated such info was being kept from them.

        Point 2 should definitely not be answered as there may be good – in the present political climate – reasons why friendly journalists names should not be made public. Official site bylines are enough.

        Point 3 is an internal management matter. Every department in every organisation always feel they need more cash.

        Point 4 NNS is clearly a labour (ooops!) of love! Qualifications are always nice but for you to demand public naming with payments for work done and qualification attached is excessive and will only weaken the future development of the site to say nothing of making them targets for hostile action by enemies of the cause.

        REMEMBER! IT IS THE CAUSE OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE THAT COMES FIRST!

        There has been an internal struggle over the direction NNS was heading and those guys need time to get things in order. I for one am just grateful it is still here and there is no need for a public inquisition. A couple of years down the line – maybe after the referendum and in-between elections have been one – somebody could pen an objective article on what happened. This is no time for naval gazing and unconstructive distraction.

        All you guys behind the pro-Independence websites NNS, OofS, RofS, SDA – god bless you and what you do for us and for our country!

        Iain

      • I don’t think these questions need to be PUBLICLY answered.

        Point 1 is an internal matter and NNS have already indicated such info was being kept from them.

        Point 2 should definitely not be answered as there may be good – in the present political climate – reasons why friendly journalists names should not be made public. Official site bylines are enough.

        Point 3 is an internal management matter. Every department in every organisation always feel they need more cash.

        Point 4 NNS is clearly a labour (ooops!) of love! Qualifications are always nice but for you to demand public naming with payments for work done and qualification attached is excessive and will only weaken the future development of the site to say nothing of making them targets for hostile action by enemies of the cause.

        REMEMBER! IT IS THE CAUSE OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE THAT COMES FIRST!

        There has been an internal struggle over the direction NNS was heading and those guys need time to get things in order. I for one am just grateful it is still here and there is no need for a public inquisition. A couple of years down the line – maybe after the referendum and in-between elections have been one – somebody could pen an objective article on what happened. This is no time for naval gazing and unconstructive distraction.

        All you guys behind the pro-Independence websites NNS, OofS, RofS, SDA – god bless you and what you do for us and for our country!

        Iain

      • Patience, patience.
        The money is the easiest thing to find out about. The accounts will have to be submitted to the IR and Companies House will provide copies of accounts to anyone of a mide to request them. I’ve been down that road.

        The question of the strammash or “stair heid row” in the office is nothing new in any organisation. It clears the air.

        Teddy will either get back in the pram or not, it makes no difference one way or the other. What does matter is that their is an honest voice informing the Scottish public, wheither they like what they hear or not. This site is as close as we have so far to that situation.

      • Patience, patience.
        The money is the easiest thing to find out about. The accounts will have to be submitted to the IR and Companies House will provide copies of accounts to anyone of a mide to request them. I’ve been down that road.

        The question of the strammash or “stair heid row” in the office is nothing new in any organisation. It clears the air.

        Teddy will either get back in the pram or not, it makes no difference one way or the other. What does matter is that their is an honest voice informing the Scottish public, wheither they like what they hear or not. This site is as close as we have so far to that situation.

      • Patience, patience.
        The money is the easiest thing to find out about. The accounts will have to be submitted to the IR and Companies House will provide copies of accounts to anyone of a mide to request them. I’ve been down that road.

        The question of the strammash or “stair heid row” in the office is nothing new in any organisation. It clears the air.

        Teddy will either get back in the pram or not, it makes no difference one way or the other. What does matter is that their is an honest voice informing the Scottish public, wheither they like what they hear or not. This site is as close as we have so far to that situation.

      • Patience, patience.
        The money is the easiest thing to find out about. The accounts will have to be submitted to the IR and Companies House will provide copies of accounts to anyone of a mide to request them. I’ve been down that road.

        The question of the strammash or “stair heid row” in the office is nothing new in any organisation. It clears the air.

        Teddy will either get back in the pram or not, it makes no difference one way or the other. What does matter is that their is an honest voice informing the Scottish public, wheither they like what they hear or not. This site is as close as we have so far to that situation.

      • Patience, patience.
        The money is the easiest thing to find out about. The accounts will have to be submitted to the IR and Companies House will provide copies of accounts to anyone of a mide to request them. I’ve been down that road.

        The question of the strammash or “stair heid row” in the office is nothing new in any organisation. It clears the air.

        Teddy will either get back in the pram or not, it makes no difference one way or the other. What does matter is that their is an honest voice informing the Scottish public, wheither they like what they hear or not. This site is as close as we have so far to that situation.

      • Patience, patience.
        The money is the easiest thing to find out about. The accounts will have to be submitted to the IR and Companies House will provide copies of accounts to anyone of a mide to request them. I’ve been down that road.

        The question of the strammash or “stair heid row” in the office is nothing new in any organisation. It clears the air.

        Teddy will either get back in the pram or not, it makes no difference one way or the other. What does matter is that their is an honest voice informing the Scottish public, wheither they like what they hear or not. This site is as close as we have so far to that situation.

      • Patience, patience.
        The money is the easiest thing to find out about. The accounts will have to be submitted to the IR and Companies House will provide copies of accounts to anyone of a mide to request them. I’ve been down that road.

        The question of the strammash or “stair heid row” in the office is nothing new in any organisation. It clears the air.

        Teddy will either get back in the pram or not, it makes no difference one way or the other. What does matter is that their is an honest voice informing the Scottish public, wheither they like what they hear or not. This site is as close as we have so far to that situation.

    2. I like this site. I think it is amongst the best things to have happened in independence circles ever.

      I am not at all happy about something that was originally started by someone as a personal project being ripped off by pretendy Rupert Murdoch’s. I am also less than happy that my, admittedly small, donations did not go towards developing the site in a realistic manner.

      I’d like some answers and I assume other supporters of the site do too.

      1. It was announced some time ago that circa £15,000 had been accrued through appeals. What happened to that money? Who had responsibility for it and what controls were there on it’s disbursement?

      2. Which ‘journalists’ were paid for their contributions and how much were they paid per post? Name names. They have no right to confidentiality when it is my money that has been spent on them.

      3. What the heck are you going to do to secure your brand name and your infrastructure? The money you obtained should have been spent on IT, not journalists.

      4. You have a board which appears to be made up of journalists. Who on the board is responsible for finance. What articles of association do you/they have?

    3. I like this site. I think it is amongst the best things to have happened in independence circles ever.

      I am not at all happy about something that was originally started by someone as a personal project being ripped off by pretendy Rupert Murdoch’s. I am also less than happy that my, admittedly small, donations did not go towards developing the site in a realistic manner.

      I’d like some answers and I assume other supporters of the site do too.

      1. It was announced some time ago that circa £15,000 had been accrued through appeals. What happened to that money? Who had responsibility for it and what controls were there on it’s disbursement?

      2. Which ‘journalists’ were paid for their contributions and how much were they paid per post? Name names. They have no right to confidentiality when it is my money that has been spent on them.

      3. What the heck are you going to do to secure your brand name and your infrastructure? The money you obtained should have been spent on IT, not journalists.

      4. You have a board which appears to be made up of journalists. Who on the board is responsible for finance. What articles of association do you/they have?

    4. I like this site. I think it is amongst the best things to have happened in independence circles ever.

      I am not at all happy about something that was originally started by someone as a personal project being ripped off by pretendy Rupert Murdoch’s. I am also less than happy that my, admittedly small, donations did not go towards developing the site in a realistic manner.

      I’d like some answers and I assume other supporters of the site do too.

      1. It was announced some time ago that circa £15,000 had been accrued through appeals. What happened to that money? Who had responsibility for it and what controls were there on it’s disbursement?

      2. Which ‘journalists’ were paid for their contributions and how much were they paid per post? Name names. They have no right to confidentiality when it is my money that has been spent on them.

      3. What the heck are you going to do to secure your brand name and your infrastructure? The money you obtained should have been spent on IT, not journalists.

      4. You have a board which appears to be made up of journalists. Who on the board is responsible for finance. What articles of association do you/they have?

    5. I like this site. I think it is amongst the best things to have happened in independence circles ever.

      I am not at all happy about something that was originally started by someone as a personal project being ripped off by pretendy Rupert Murdoch’s. I am also less than happy that my, admittedly small, donations did not go towards developing the site in a realistic manner.

      I’d like some answers and I assume other supporters of the site do too.

      1. It was announced some time ago that circa £15,000 had been accrued through appeals. What happened to that money? Who had responsibility for it and what controls were there on it’s disbursement?

      2. Which ‘journalists’ were paid for their contributions and how much were they paid per post? Name names. They have no right to confidentiality when it is my money that has been spent on them.

      3. What the heck are you going to do to secure your brand name and your infrastructure? The money you obtained should have been spent on IT, not journalists.

      4. You have a board which appears to be made up of journalists. Who on the board is responsible for finance. What articles of association do you/they have?

    6. I like this site. I think it is amongst the best things to have happened in independence circles ever.

      I am not at all happy about something that was originally started by someone as a personal project being ripped off by pretendy Rupert Murdoch’s. I am also less than happy that my, admittedly small, donations did not go towards developing the site in a realistic manner.

      I’d like some answers and I assume other supporters of the site do too.

      1. It was announced some time ago that circa £15,000 had been accrued through appeals. What happened to that money? Who had responsibility for it and what controls were there on it’s disbursement?

      2. Which ‘journalists’ were paid for their contributions and how much were they paid per post? Name names. They have no right to confidentiality when it is my money that has been spent on them.

      3. What the heck are you going to do to secure your brand name and your infrastructure? The money you obtained should have been spent on IT, not journalists.

      4. You have a board which appears to be made up of journalists. Who on the board is responsible for finance. What articles of association do you/they have?

    7. I just have regret that such fine work has been undermined. The intent in “growing” the site was probably done with the best of intentions.

      Many have already expressed the view that Scotland should come first.

      I hope the issue can be resolved because the site had such great potential.

      I have had concerns that “professionals” would move in at some point to either manipulate the site or to grab any advertising base. I did not expect it so early or from within (if that version is correct).

      I always desire to here both sides of the story in such situations and I also suspect that the gap is probably less than was felt when the war escalated.

    8. I just have regret that such fine work has been undermined. The intent in “growing” the site was probably done with the best of intentions.

      Many have already expressed the view that Scotland should come first.

      I hope the issue can be resolved because the site had such great potential.

      I have had concerns that “professionals” would move in at some point to either manipulate the site or to grab any advertising base. I did not expect it so early or from within (if that version is correct).

      I always desire to here both sides of the story in such situations and I also suspect that the gap is probably less than was felt when the war escalated.

    9. I just have regret that such fine work has been undermined. The intent in “growing” the site was probably done with the best of intentions.

      Many have already expressed the view that Scotland should come first.

      I hope the issue can be resolved because the site had such great potential.

      I have had concerns that “professionals” would move in at some point to either manipulate the site or to grab any advertising base. I did not expect it so early or from within (if that version is correct).

      I always desire to here both sides of the story in such situations and I also suspect that the gap is probably less than was felt when the war escalated.

    10. I just have regret that such fine work has been undermined. The intent in “growing” the site was probably done with the best of intentions.

      Many have already expressed the view that Scotland should come first.

      I hope the issue can be resolved because the site had such great potential.

      I have had concerns that “professionals” would move in at some point to either manipulate the site or to grab any advertising base. I did not expect it so early or from within (if that version is correct).

      I always desire to here both sides of the story in such situations and I also suspect that the gap is probably less than was felt when the war escalated.

    11. I just have regret that such fine work has been undermined. The intent in “growing” the site was probably done with the best of intentions.

      Many have already expressed the view that Scotland should come first.

      I hope the issue can be resolved because the site had such great potential.

      I have had concerns that “professionals” would move in at some point to either manipulate the site or to grab any advertising base. I did not expect it so early or from within (if that version is correct).

      I always desire to here both sides of the story in such situations and I also suspect that the gap is probably less than was felt when the war escalated.

    12. I just have regret that such fine work has been undermined. The intent in “growing” the site was probably done with the best of intentions.

      Many have already expressed the view that Scotland should come first.

      I hope the issue can be resolved because the site had such great potential.

      I have had concerns that “professionals” would move in at some point to either manipulate the site or to grab any advertising base. I did not expect it so early or from within (if that version is correct).

      I always desire to here both sides of the story in such situations and I also suspect that the gap is probably less than was felt when the war escalated.

    13. I hope you guys can work things out ,the unionist media etc will be so pleased to see a split in the independent media.

    14. I hope you guys can work things out ,the unionist media etc will be so pleased to see a split in the independent media.

    15. I hope you guys can work things out ,the unionist media etc will be so pleased to see a split in the independent media.

    16. I hope you guys can work things out ,the unionist media etc will be so pleased to see a split in the independent media.

    17. I hope you guys can work things out ,the unionist media etc will be so pleased to see a split in the independent media.

    18. I hope you guys can work things out ,the unionist media etc will be so pleased to see a split in the independent media.

    19. This (part) clarification is very welcome. Nationalists and many others, have come to rely on this site as their one source of unbiased reporting of political developments in Scotland and the importance of underpinning it’s success in the lead up to the most important event in 300 years cannot be over stressed. Personal egos or ambitions, however well intended cannot be allowed to undermine that.
      I believe that Newsnet’s success has acted as a brake on some of the more extreme pro Unionist elements of our media and it’s growing popularity and reach might rein in some of wilder excesses of these. As Douglas Clark has articulated above there are many unanswered questions still pending but I believe that the many readers who have supported the site over the past fifteen months will remain loyal once this confusion has been properly cleared up.

      • [quote name=”ianbeag”]This (part) clarification is very welcome. Nationalists and many others, have come to rely on this site as their one source of unbiased reporting of political developments in Scotland and the importance of underpinning it’s success in the lead up to the most important event in 300 years cannot be over stressed. Personal egos or ambitions, however well intended cannot be allowed to undermine that.
        I believe that Newsnet’s success has acted as a brake on some of the more extreme pro Unionist elements of our media and it’s growing popularity and reach might rein in some of wilder excesses of these. As Douglas Clark has articulated above there are many unanswered questions still pending but I believe that the many readers who have supported the site over the past fifteen months will remain loyal once this confusion has been properly cleared up.[/quote]
        Let me put it this way, you know something has to be done when everything this site stands for is being undermined by an individual on a powertrip. Denying Online Ed a voice on his own site is bad, very bad. Makes you wonder who else has been ‘shut up’. NNS shouldn’t become what it’s trying to work against. Good and valid points made by all of you by the way.

      • [quote name=”ianbeag”]This (part) clarification is very welcome. Nationalists and many others, have come to rely on this site as their one source of unbiased reporting of political developments in Scotland and the importance of underpinning it’s success in the lead up to the most important event in 300 years cannot be over stressed. Personal egos or ambitions, however well intended cannot be allowed to undermine that.
        I believe that Newsnet’s success has acted as a brake on some of the more extreme pro Unionist elements of our media and it’s growing popularity and reach might rein in some of wilder excesses of these. As Douglas Clark has articulated above there are many unanswered questions still pending but I believe that the many readers who have supported the site over the past fifteen months will remain loyal once this confusion has been properly cleared up.[/quote]
        Let me put it this way, you know something has to be done when everything this site stands for is being undermined by an individual on a powertrip. Denying Online Ed a voice on his own site is bad, very bad. Makes you wonder who else has been ‘shut up’. NNS shouldn’t become what it’s trying to work against. Good and valid points made by all of you by the way.

      • [quote name=”ianbeag”]This (part) clarification is very welcome. Nationalists and many others, have come to rely on this site as their one source of unbiased reporting of political developments in Scotland and the importance of underpinning it’s success in the lead up to the most important event in 300 years cannot be over stressed. Personal egos or ambitions, however well intended cannot be allowed to undermine that.
        I believe that Newsnet’s success has acted as a brake on some of the more extreme pro Unionist elements of our media and it’s growing popularity and reach might rein in some of wilder excesses of these. As Douglas Clark has articulated above there are many unanswered questions still pending but I believe that the many readers who have supported the site over the past fifteen months will remain loyal once this confusion has been properly cleared up.[/quote]
        Let me put it this way, you know something has to be done when everything this site stands for is being undermined by an individual on a powertrip. Denying Online Ed a voice on his own site is bad, very bad. Makes you wonder who else has been ‘shut up’. NNS shouldn’t become what it’s trying to work against. Good and valid points made by all of you by the way.

      • [quote name=”ianbeag”]This (part) clarification is very welcome. Nationalists and many others, have come to rely on this site as their one source of unbiased reporting of political developments in Scotland and the importance of underpinning it’s success in the lead up to the most important event in 300 years cannot be over stressed. Personal egos or ambitions, however well intended cannot be allowed to undermine that.
        I believe that Newsnet’s success has acted as a brake on some of the more extreme pro Unionist elements of our media and it’s growing popularity and reach might rein in some of wilder excesses of these. As Douglas Clark has articulated above there are many unanswered questions still pending but I believe that the many readers who have supported the site over the past fifteen months will remain loyal once this confusion has been properly cleared up.[/quote]
        Let me put it this way, you know something has to be done when everything this site stands for is being undermined by an individual on a powertrip. Denying Online Ed a voice on his own site is bad, very bad. Makes you wonder who else has been ‘shut up’. NNS shouldn’t become what it’s trying to work against. Good and valid points made by all of you by the way.

      • [quote name=”ianbeag”]This (part) clarification is very welcome. Nationalists and many others, have come to rely on this site as their one source of unbiased reporting of political developments in Scotland and the importance of underpinning it’s success in the lead up to the most important event in 300 years cannot be over stressed. Personal egos or ambitions, however well intended cannot be allowed to undermine that.
        I believe that Newsnet’s success has acted as a brake on some of the more extreme pro Unionist elements of our media and it’s growing popularity and reach might rein in some of wilder excesses of these. As Douglas Clark has articulated above there are many unanswered questions still pending but I believe that the many readers who have supported the site over the past fifteen months will remain loyal once this confusion has been properly cleared up.[/quote]
        Let me put it this way, you know something has to be done when everything this site stands for is being undermined by an individual on a powertrip. Denying Online Ed a voice on his own site is bad, very bad. Makes you wonder who else has been ‘shut up’. NNS shouldn’t become what it’s trying to work against. Good and valid points made by all of you by the way.

      • [quote name=”ianbeag”]This (part) clarification is very welcome. Nationalists and many others, have come to rely on this site as their one source of unbiased reporting of political developments in Scotland and the importance of underpinning it’s success in the lead up to the most important event in 300 years cannot be over stressed. Personal egos or ambitions, however well intended cannot be allowed to undermine that.
        I believe that Newsnet’s success has acted as a brake on some of the more extreme pro Unionist elements of our media and it’s growing popularity and reach might rein in some of wilder excesses of these. As Douglas Clark has articulated above there are many unanswered questions still pending but I believe that the many readers who have supported the site over the past fifteen months will remain loyal once this confusion has been properly cleared up.[/quote]
        Let me put it this way, you know something has to be done when everything this site stands for is being undermined by an individual on a powertrip. Denying Online Ed a voice on his own site is bad, very bad. Makes you wonder who else has been ‘shut up’. NNS shouldn’t become what it’s trying to work against. Good and valid points made by all of you by the way.

    20. This (part) clarification is very welcome. Nationalists and many others, have come to rely on this site as their one source of unbiased reporting of political developments in Scotland and the importance of underpinning it’s success in the lead up to the most important event in 300 years cannot be over stressed. Personal egos or ambitions, however well intended cannot be allowed to undermine that.
      I believe that Newsnet’s success has acted as a brake on some of the more extreme pro Unionist elements of our media and it’s growing popularity and reach might rein in some of wilder excesses of these. As Douglas Clark has articulated above there are many unanswered questions still pending but I believe that the many readers who have supported the site over the past fifteen months will remain loyal once this confusion has been properly cleared up.

    21. This (part) clarification is very welcome. Nationalists and many others, have come to rely on this site as their one source of unbiased reporting of political developments in Scotland and the importance of underpinning it’s success in the lead up to the most important event in 300 years cannot be over stressed. Personal egos or ambitions, however well intended cannot be allowed to undermine that.
      I believe that Newsnet’s success has acted as a brake on some of the more extreme pro Unionist elements of our media and it’s growing popularity and reach might rein in some of wilder excesses of these. As Douglas Clark has articulated above there are many unanswered questions still pending but I believe that the many readers who have supported the site over the past fifteen months will remain loyal once this confusion has been properly cleared up.

    22. This (part) clarification is very welcome. Nationalists and many others, have come to rely on this site as their one source of unbiased reporting of political developments in Scotland and the importance of underpinning it’s success in the lead up to the most important event in 300 years cannot be over stressed. Personal egos or ambitions, however well intended cannot be allowed to undermine that.
      I believe that Newsnet’s success has acted as a brake on some of the more extreme pro Unionist elements of our media and it’s growing popularity and reach might rein in some of wilder excesses of these. As Douglas Clark has articulated above there are many unanswered questions still pending but I believe that the many readers who have supported the site over the past fifteen months will remain loyal once this confusion has been properly cleared up.

    23. This (part) clarification is very welcome. Nationalists and many others, have come to rely on this site as their one source of unbiased reporting of political developments in Scotland and the importance of underpinning it’s success in the lead up to the most important event in 300 years cannot be over stressed. Personal egos or ambitions, however well intended cannot be allowed to undermine that.
      I believe that Newsnet’s success has acted as a brake on some of the more extreme pro Unionist elements of our media and it’s growing popularity and reach might rein in some of wilder excesses of these. As Douglas Clark has articulated above there are many unanswered questions still pending but I believe that the many readers who have supported the site over the past fifteen months will remain loyal once this confusion has been properly cleared up.

    24. This (part) clarification is very welcome. Nationalists and many others, have come to rely on this site as their one source of unbiased reporting of political developments in Scotland and the importance of underpinning it’s success in the lead up to the most important event in 300 years cannot be over stressed. Personal egos or ambitions, however well intended cannot be allowed to undermine that.
      I believe that Newsnet’s success has acted as a brake on some of the more extreme pro Unionist elements of our media and it’s growing popularity and reach might rein in some of wilder excesses of these. As Douglas Clark has articulated above there are many unanswered questions still pending but I believe that the many readers who have supported the site over the past fifteen months will remain loyal once this confusion has been properly cleared up.

    25. Question is “Who has all the articles and comments”?

      There are many missing from the .com site as far as I can see.

    26. Question is “Who has all the articles and comments”?

      There are many missing from the .com site as far as I can see.

    27. Question is “Who has all the articles and comments”?

      There are many missing from the .com site as far as I can see.

    28. Question is “Who has all the articles and comments”?

      There are many missing from the .com site as far as I can see.

    29. Question is “Who has all the articles and comments”?

      There are many missing from the .com site as far as I can see.

    30. Question is “Who has all the articles and comments”?

      There are many missing from the .com site as far as I can see.

    31. [url=http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:PaiLG4GQ2KUJ:scottishmonetaryreform.org.uk/9.html+http://www.scottishmonetaryreform.org.uk/9.html&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&client=firefox-a&source=www.google.co.uk]Cached[/url]

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    37. Exel, I have a friend who is a volunteer at the site. The problem you mention has been detected, in certain cases up to 180 comments made in a single thread have disappeared from the article. In others, weeks worth of articles.

      They have other problems still pending tehcnical solution, i.e.: These volunteers can not make personal comments while accessing the site to work.

      In their own words “counter-revolutions are always a wee messy”.

      I can vouch for the integrity of my friend and other volunteers I know, but another issue they are suffering is many of the Employers they have frowm upon colaboration in this kind of venture, thus discretion about their identities is essential. Just to make thihgs “easier”.

      I have plenty of personal faith every thing will be properly -re-arranged at the end, we just have to be patient, as this projcet is really worth it. I think.

    38. Exel, I have a friend who is a volunteer at the site. The problem you mention has been detected, in certain cases up to 180 comments made in a single thread have disappeared from the article. In others, weeks worth of articles.

      They have other problems still pending tehcnical solution, i.e.: These volunteers can not make personal comments while accessing the site to work.

      In their own words “counter-revolutions are always a wee messy”.

      I can vouch for the integrity of my friend and other volunteers I know, but another issue they are suffering is many of the Employers they have frowm upon colaboration in this kind of venture, thus discretion about their identities is essential. Just to make thihgs “easier”.

      I have plenty of personal faith every thing will be properly -re-arranged at the end, we just have to be patient, as this projcet is really worth it. I think.

    39. Exel, I have a friend who is a volunteer at the site. The problem you mention has been detected, in certain cases up to 180 comments made in a single thread have disappeared from the article. In others, weeks worth of articles.

      They have other problems still pending tehcnical solution, i.e.: These volunteers can not make personal comments while accessing the site to work.

      In their own words “counter-revolutions are always a wee messy”.

      I can vouch for the integrity of my friend and other volunteers I know, but another issue they are suffering is many of the Employers they have frowm upon colaboration in this kind of venture, thus discretion about their identities is essential. Just to make thihgs “easier”.

      I have plenty of personal faith every thing will be properly -re-arranged at the end, we just have to be patient, as this projcet is really worth it. I think.

    40. Exel, I have a friend who is a volunteer at the site. The problem you mention has been detected, in certain cases up to 180 comments made in a single thread have disappeared from the article. In others, weeks worth of articles.

      They have other problems still pending tehcnical solution, i.e.: These volunteers can not make personal comments while accessing the site to work.

      In their own words “counter-revolutions are always a wee messy”.

      I can vouch for the integrity of my friend and other volunteers I know, but another issue they are suffering is many of the Employers they have frowm upon colaboration in this kind of venture, thus discretion about their identities is essential. Just to make thihgs “easier”.

      I have plenty of personal faith every thing will be properly -re-arranged at the end, we just have to be patient, as this projcet is really worth it. I think.

    41. Exel, I have a friend who is a volunteer at the site. The problem you mention has been detected, in certain cases up to 180 comments made in a single thread have disappeared from the article. In others, weeks worth of articles.

      They have other problems still pending tehcnical solution, i.e.: These volunteers can not make personal comments while accessing the site to work.

      In their own words “counter-revolutions are always a wee messy”.

      I can vouch for the integrity of my friend and other volunteers I know, but another issue they are suffering is many of the Employers they have frowm upon colaboration in this kind of venture, thus discretion about their identities is essential. Just to make thihgs “easier”.

      I have plenty of personal faith every thing will be properly -re-arranged at the end, we just have to be patient, as this projcet is really worth it. I think.

    42. Exel, I have a friend who is a volunteer at the site. The problem you mention has been detected, in certain cases up to 180 comments made in a single thread have disappeared from the article. In others, weeks worth of articles.

      They have other problems still pending tehcnical solution, i.e.: These volunteers can not make personal comments while accessing the site to work.

      In their own words “counter-revolutions are always a wee messy”.

      I can vouch for the integrity of my friend and other volunteers I know, but another issue they are suffering is many of the Employers they have frowm upon colaboration in this kind of venture, thus discretion about their identities is essential. Just to make thihgs “easier”.

      I have plenty of personal faith every thing will be properly -re-arranged at the end, we just have to be patient, as this projcet is really worth it. I think.

    43. That the money donated appears to have all been spent by the corporate NNS, though disappointing is not necessarily surprising. The aim was to bring in more professional journalists and improve design. That the site changed and expanded is not in doubt This was an experiment that didn’t work as well as expected and has now been abandoned.
      However I would suggest that when NNS asks for more money, some sort of public trust be set up with trustees who are prepared to be named (these don’t have to be the volunteers) and transparency so that donors can see how their money is being spent.
      In times like these the real currency is trust.

      • G.P.Walrus,

        [quote]That the money donated appears to have all been spent by the corporate NNS, though disappointing is not necessarily surprising.[/quote]

        Listen to yourself! Corporate NNS! What is this, News International?

        I want a clear accounting of what happened so that it never happens again.

        Is that clear enough?

        Your point:

        [quote]However I would suggest that when NNS asks for more money, some sort of public trust be set up with trustees who are prepared to be named (these don’t have to be the volunteers) and transparency so that donors can see how their money is being spent.[/quote]

        is completely right. But it should have been in place from the off. It is a clear example of a lack of corporate governance – there you’ve got me doing management speak too.

        • Just to be clear, I am not speaking for NNS, corporate or otherwise. I merely said “corporate NNS” as a shorthand for the corporate venture that NNS set up, mentioned in the article. Sorry if that annoyed you.

          You’re obviously angry but raging at other posters (most of whom like me are not part of the team running NNS) is not going to help.

        • Just to be clear, I am not speaking for NNS, corporate or otherwise. I merely said “corporate NNS” as a shorthand for the corporate venture that NNS set up, mentioned in the article. Sorry if that annoyed you.

          You’re obviously angry but raging at other posters (most of whom like me are not part of the team running NNS) is not going to help.

        • Just to be clear, I am not speaking for NNS, corporate or otherwise. I merely said “corporate NNS” as a shorthand for the corporate venture that NNS set up, mentioned in the article. Sorry if that annoyed you.

          You’re obviously angry but raging at other posters (most of whom like me are not part of the team running NNS) is not going to help.

        • Just to be clear, I am not speaking for NNS, corporate or otherwise. I merely said “corporate NNS” as a shorthand for the corporate venture that NNS set up, mentioned in the article. Sorry if that annoyed you.

          You’re obviously angry but raging at other posters (most of whom like me are not part of the team running NNS) is not going to help.

        • Just to be clear, I am not speaking for NNS, corporate or otherwise. I merely said “corporate NNS” as a shorthand for the corporate venture that NNS set up, mentioned in the article. Sorry if that annoyed you.

          You’re obviously angry but raging at other posters (most of whom like me are not part of the team running NNS) is not going to help.

        • Just to be clear, I am not speaking for NNS, corporate or otherwise. I merely said “corporate NNS” as a shorthand for the corporate venture that NNS set up, mentioned in the article. Sorry if that annoyed you.

          You’re obviously angry but raging at other posters (most of whom like me are not part of the team running NNS) is not going to help.

      • G.P.Walrus,

        [quote]That the money donated appears to have all been spent by the corporate NNS, though disappointing is not necessarily surprising.[/quote]

        Listen to yourself! Corporate NNS! What is this, News International?

        I want a clear accounting of what happened so that it never happens again.

        Is that clear enough?

        Your point:

        [quote]However I would suggest that when NNS asks for more money, some sort of public trust be set up with trustees who are prepared to be named (these don’t have to be the volunteers) and transparency so that donors can see how their money is being spent.[/quote]

        is completely right. But it should have been in place from the off. It is a clear example of a lack of corporate governance – there you’ve got me doing management speak too.

      • G.P.Walrus,

        [quote]That the money donated appears to have all been spent by the corporate NNS, though disappointing is not necessarily surprising.[/quote]

        Listen to yourself! Corporate NNS! What is this, News International?

        I want a clear accounting of what happened so that it never happens again.

        Is that clear enough?

        Your point:

        [quote]However I would suggest that when NNS asks for more money, some sort of public trust be set up with trustees who are prepared to be named (these don’t have to be the volunteers) and transparency so that donors can see how their money is being spent.[/quote]

        is completely right. But it should have been in place from the off. It is a clear example of a lack of corporate governance – there you’ve got me doing management speak too.

      • G.P.Walrus,

        [quote]That the money donated appears to have all been spent by the corporate NNS, though disappointing is not necessarily surprising.[/quote]

        Listen to yourself! Corporate NNS! What is this, News International?

        I want a clear accounting of what happened so that it never happens again.

        Is that clear enough?

        Your point:

        [quote]However I would suggest that when NNS asks for more money, some sort of public trust be set up with trustees who are prepared to be named (these don’t have to be the volunteers) and transparency so that donors can see how their money is being spent.[/quote]

        is completely right. But it should have been in place from the off. It is a clear example of a lack of corporate governance – there you’ve got me doing management speak too.

      • G.P.Walrus,

        [quote]That the money donated appears to have all been spent by the corporate NNS, though disappointing is not necessarily surprising.[/quote]

        Listen to yourself! Corporate NNS! What is this, News International?

        I want a clear accounting of what happened so that it never happens again.

        Is that clear enough?

        Your point:

        [quote]However I would suggest that when NNS asks for more money, some sort of public trust be set up with trustees who are prepared to be named (these don’t have to be the volunteers) and transparency so that donors can see how their money is being spent.[/quote]

        is completely right. But it should have been in place from the off. It is a clear example of a lack of corporate governance – there you’ve got me doing management speak too.

      • G.P.Walrus,

        [quote]That the money donated appears to have all been spent by the corporate NNS, though disappointing is not necessarily surprising.[/quote]

        Listen to yourself! Corporate NNS! What is this, News International?

        I want a clear accounting of what happened so that it never happens again.

        Is that clear enough?

        Your point:

        [quote]However I would suggest that when NNS asks for more money, some sort of public trust be set up with trustees who are prepared to be named (these don’t have to be the volunteers) and transparency so that donors can see how their money is being spent.[/quote]

        is completely right. But it should have been in place from the off. It is a clear example of a lack of corporate governance – there you’ve got me doing management speak too.

    44. That the money donated appears to have all been spent by the corporate NNS, though disappointing is not necessarily surprising. The aim was to bring in more professional journalists and improve design. That the site changed and expanded is not in doubt This was an experiment that didn’t work as well as expected and has now been abandoned.
      However I would suggest that when NNS asks for more money, some sort of public trust be set up with trustees who are prepared to be named (these don’t have to be the volunteers) and transparency so that donors can see how their money is being spent.
      In times like these the real currency is trust.

    45. That the money donated appears to have all been spent by the corporate NNS, though disappointing is not necessarily surprising. The aim was to bring in more professional journalists and improve design. That the site changed and expanded is not in doubt This was an experiment that didn’t work as well as expected and has now been abandoned.
      However I would suggest that when NNS asks for more money, some sort of public trust be set up with trustees who are prepared to be named (these don’t have to be the volunteers) and transparency so that donors can see how their money is being spent.
      In times like these the real currency is trust.

    46. That the money donated appears to have all been spent by the corporate NNS, though disappointing is not necessarily surprising. The aim was to bring in more professional journalists and improve design. That the site changed and expanded is not in doubt This was an experiment that didn’t work as well as expected and has now been abandoned.
      However I would suggest that when NNS asks for more money, some sort of public trust be set up with trustees who are prepared to be named (these don’t have to be the volunteers) and transparency so that donors can see how their money is being spent.
      In times like these the real currency is trust.

    47. That the money donated appears to have all been spent by the corporate NNS, though disappointing is not necessarily surprising. The aim was to bring in more professional journalists and improve design. That the site changed and expanded is not in doubt This was an experiment that didn’t work as well as expected and has now been abandoned.
      However I would suggest that when NNS asks for more money, some sort of public trust be set up with trustees who are prepared to be named (these don’t have to be the volunteers) and transparency so that donors can see how their money is being spent.
      In times like these the real currency is trust.

    48. That the money donated appears to have all been spent by the corporate NNS, though disappointing is not necessarily surprising. The aim was to bring in more professional journalists and improve design. That the site changed and expanded is not in doubt This was an experiment that didn’t work as well as expected and has now been abandoned.
      However I would suggest that when NNS asks for more money, some sort of public trust be set up with trustees who are prepared to be named (these don’t have to be the volunteers) and transparency so that donors can see how their money is being spent.
      In times like these the real currency is trust.

    49. Im glad to see Online Ed give this statement to clarify the situation to the readership in more detail. I also received an email from Ed yesterday so attempts are being made to addreess the issues that have been taking place.

      Its been an unfortunate situation that all at Newsnet find themselves in but we live and learn. At the end of the day though people have been making donations of goodwill and all monies should have been transparant in my opinion. Can only agree with others above that monies should have been going into the funding of Newsnet and not into the pockets of freelance journalists. I know reality suggests that if you dont hold out the cheque book you wont attract the writers but maybe Newsnet was running before it had learn to walk.

      Im sure in saying all of the above that Ed and all at Newsnet are aware of all this and i personally am happy to see Newsnet emerging from this even stronger. The biggest prize is the normalisation of Scotland in taking her rightful place in the world among the league of nations.

      This paper i think, played a part in the tidal wave of support for the SNP over a month and a half a go. Lets not forget that and lose sight of the biggest prize of all now appearing on our horizon. Its critical that this news service is ready to be at the forefront of the oncoming battle for our nations freedom. It will be the biggest fight of our lives.

    50. Im glad to see Online Ed give this statement to clarify the situation to the readership in more detail. I also received an email from Ed yesterday so attempts are being made to addreess the issues that have been taking place.

      Its been an unfortunate situation that all at Newsnet find themselves in but we live and learn. At the end of the day though people have been making donations of goodwill and all monies should have been transparant in my opinion. Can only agree with others above that monies should have been going into the funding of Newsnet and not into the pockets of freelance journalists. I know reality suggests that if you dont hold out the cheque book you wont attract the writers but maybe Newsnet was running before it had learn to walk.

      Im sure in saying all of the above that Ed and all at Newsnet are aware of all this and i personally am happy to see Newsnet emerging from this even stronger. The biggest prize is the normalisation of Scotland in taking her rightful place in the world among the league of nations.

      This paper i think, played a part in the tidal wave of support for the SNP over a month and a half a go. Lets not forget that and lose sight of the biggest prize of all now appearing on our horizon. Its critical that this news service is ready to be at the forefront of the oncoming battle for our nations freedom. It will be the biggest fight of our lives.

    51. Im glad to see Online Ed give this statement to clarify the situation to the readership in more detail. I also received an email from Ed yesterday so attempts are being made to addreess the issues that have been taking place.

      Its been an unfortunate situation that all at Newsnet find themselves in but we live and learn. At the end of the day though people have been making donations of goodwill and all monies should have been transparant in my opinion. Can only agree with others above that monies should have been going into the funding of Newsnet and not into the pockets of freelance journalists. I know reality suggests that if you dont hold out the cheque book you wont attract the writers but maybe Newsnet was running before it had learn to walk.

      Im sure in saying all of the above that Ed and all at Newsnet are aware of all this and i personally am happy to see Newsnet emerging from this even stronger. The biggest prize is the normalisation of Scotland in taking her rightful place in the world among the league of nations.

      This paper i think, played a part in the tidal wave of support for the SNP over a month and a half a go. Lets not forget that and lose sight of the biggest prize of all now appearing on our horizon. Its critical that this news service is ready to be at the forefront of the oncoming battle for our nations freedom. It will be the biggest fight of our lives.

    52. Im glad to see Online Ed give this statement to clarify the situation to the readership in more detail. I also received an email from Ed yesterday so attempts are being made to addreess the issues that have been taking place.

      Its been an unfortunate situation that all at Newsnet find themselves in but we live and learn. At the end of the day though people have been making donations of goodwill and all monies should have been transparant in my opinion. Can only agree with others above that monies should have been going into the funding of Newsnet and not into the pockets of freelance journalists. I know reality suggests that if you dont hold out the cheque book you wont attract the writers but maybe Newsnet was running before it had learn to walk.

      Im sure in saying all of the above that Ed and all at Newsnet are aware of all this and i personally am happy to see Newsnet emerging from this even stronger. The biggest prize is the normalisation of Scotland in taking her rightful place in the world among the league of nations.

      This paper i think, played a part in the tidal wave of support for the SNP over a month and a half a go. Lets not forget that and lose sight of the biggest prize of all now appearing on our horizon. Its critical that this news service is ready to be at the forefront of the oncoming battle for our nations freedom. It will be the biggest fight of our lives.

    53. Im glad to see Online Ed give this statement to clarify the situation to the readership in more detail. I also received an email from Ed yesterday so attempts are being made to addreess the issues that have been taking place.

      Its been an unfortunate situation that all at Newsnet find themselves in but we live and learn. At the end of the day though people have been making donations of goodwill and all monies should have been transparant in my opinion. Can only agree with others above that monies should have been going into the funding of Newsnet and not into the pockets of freelance journalists. I know reality suggests that if you dont hold out the cheque book you wont attract the writers but maybe Newsnet was running before it had learn to walk.

      Im sure in saying all of the above that Ed and all at Newsnet are aware of all this and i personally am happy to see Newsnet emerging from this even stronger. The biggest prize is the normalisation of Scotland in taking her rightful place in the world among the league of nations.

      This paper i think, played a part in the tidal wave of support for the SNP over a month and a half a go. Lets not forget that and lose sight of the biggest prize of all now appearing on our horizon. Its critical that this news service is ready to be at the forefront of the oncoming battle for our nations freedom. It will be the biggest fight of our lives.

    54. Im glad to see Online Ed give this statement to clarify the situation to the readership in more detail. I also received an email from Ed yesterday so attempts are being made to addreess the issues that have been taking place.

      Its been an unfortunate situation that all at Newsnet find themselves in but we live and learn. At the end of the day though people have been making donations of goodwill and all monies should have been transparant in my opinion. Can only agree with others above that monies should have been going into the funding of Newsnet and not into the pockets of freelance journalists. I know reality suggests that if you dont hold out the cheque book you wont attract the writers but maybe Newsnet was running before it had learn to walk.

      Im sure in saying all of the above that Ed and all at Newsnet are aware of all this and i personally am happy to see Newsnet emerging from this even stronger. The biggest prize is the normalisation of Scotland in taking her rightful place in the world among the league of nations.

      This paper i think, played a part in the tidal wave of support for the SNP over a month and a half a go. Lets not forget that and lose sight of the biggest prize of all now appearing on our horizon. Its critical that this news service is ready to be at the forefront of the oncoming battle for our nations freedom. It will be the biggest fight of our lives.

    55. All successful ventures have had growing pains. They have become successful because they have learned from their mistakes but in doing so have not lost sight of what motivated them to set out on their venture to begin with. In my opinion Newsnet has been a hugely successful counterweight to the bias of the main stream media and it is imperative that it keeps up the good work. This is what we should all be focusing on,not a forensic examination of what is essentially an internal matter. I have made regular donations to Newsnet and as soon as the ability to donate is restored I will do so again.To all the hard working volunteers at Newsnet my sincere thanks.

    56. All successful ventures have had growing pains. They have become successful because they have learned from their mistakes but in doing so have not lost sight of what motivated them to set out on their venture to begin with. In my opinion Newsnet has been a hugely successful counterweight to the bias of the main stream media and it is imperative that it keeps up the good work. This is what we should all be focusing on,not a forensic examination of what is essentially an internal matter. I have made regular donations to Newsnet and as soon as the ability to donate is restored I will do so again.To all the hard working volunteers at Newsnet my sincere thanks.

    57. All successful ventures have had growing pains. They have become successful because they have learned from their mistakes but in doing so have not lost sight of what motivated them to set out on their venture to begin with. In my opinion Newsnet has been a hugely successful counterweight to the bias of the main stream media and it is imperative that it keeps up the good work. This is what we should all be focusing on,not a forensic examination of what is essentially an internal matter. I have made regular donations to Newsnet and as soon as the ability to donate is restored I will do so again.To all the hard working volunteers at Newsnet my sincere thanks.

    58. All successful ventures have had growing pains. They have become successful because they have learned from their mistakes but in doing so have not lost sight of what motivated them to set out on their venture to begin with. In my opinion Newsnet has been a hugely successful counterweight to the bias of the main stream media and it is imperative that it keeps up the good work. This is what we should all be focusing on,not a forensic examination of what is essentially an internal matter. I have made regular donations to Newsnet and as soon as the ability to donate is restored I will do so again.To all the hard working volunteers at Newsnet my sincere thanks.

    59. All successful ventures have had growing pains. They have become successful because they have learned from their mistakes but in doing so have not lost sight of what motivated them to set out on their venture to begin with. In my opinion Newsnet has been a hugely successful counterweight to the bias of the main stream media and it is imperative that it keeps up the good work. This is what we should all be focusing on,not a forensic examination of what is essentially an internal matter. I have made regular donations to Newsnet and as soon as the ability to donate is restored I will do so again.To all the hard working volunteers at Newsnet my sincere thanks.

    60. All successful ventures have had growing pains. They have become successful because they have learned from their mistakes but in doing so have not lost sight of what motivated them to set out on their venture to begin with. In my opinion Newsnet has been a hugely successful counterweight to the bias of the main stream media and it is imperative that it keeps up the good work. This is what we should all be focusing on,not a forensic examination of what is essentially an internal matter. I have made regular donations to Newsnet and as soon as the ability to donate is restored I will do so again.To all the hard working volunteers at Newsnet my sincere thanks.

    61. Whether the site was working effectively seems to be more a perception of the people inside the organisation than from the outside looking in. From my point of view it was working perfectly fine as a great forum to gain information and to air concerns. The site was continually being developed and upgraded and that was OK too. It was understandable if the money was not there in huge amounts, but it makes it all the more impressive that Newsnet has managed to expand and gain readership in these circumstances.

      After fending off several external threats, it is disappointing that a threat has come from within the organization itself.

    62. Whether the site was working effectively seems to be more a perception of the people inside the organisation than from the outside looking in. From my point of view it was working perfectly fine as a great forum to gain information and to air concerns. The site was continually being developed and upgraded and that was OK too. It was understandable if the money was not there in huge amounts, but it makes it all the more impressive that Newsnet has managed to expand and gain readership in these circumstances.

      After fending off several external threats, it is disappointing that a threat has come from within the organization itself.

    63. Whether the site was working effectively seems to be more a perception of the people inside the organisation than from the outside looking in. From my point of view it was working perfectly fine as a great forum to gain information and to air concerns. The site was continually being developed and upgraded and that was OK too. It was understandable if the money was not there in huge amounts, but it makes it all the more impressive that Newsnet has managed to expand and gain readership in these circumstances.

      After fending off several external threats, it is disappointing that a threat has come from within the organization itself.

    64. Whether the site was working effectively seems to be more a perception of the people inside the organisation than from the outside looking in. From my point of view it was working perfectly fine as a great forum to gain information and to air concerns. The site was continually being developed and upgraded and that was OK too. It was understandable if the money was not there in huge amounts, but it makes it all the more impressive that Newsnet has managed to expand and gain readership in these circumstances.

      After fending off several external threats, it is disappointing that a threat has come from within the organization itself.

    65. Whether the site was working effectively seems to be more a perception of the people inside the organisation than from the outside looking in. From my point of view it was working perfectly fine as a great forum to gain information and to air concerns. The site was continually being developed and upgraded and that was OK too. It was understandable if the money was not there in huge amounts, but it makes it all the more impressive that Newsnet has managed to expand and gain readership in these circumstances.

      After fending off several external threats, it is disappointing that a threat has come from within the organization itself.

    66. Whether the site was working effectively seems to be more a perception of the people inside the organisation than from the outside looking in. From my point of view it was working perfectly fine as a great forum to gain information and to air concerns. The site was continually being developed and upgraded and that was OK too. It was understandable if the money was not there in huge amounts, but it makes it all the more impressive that Newsnet has managed to expand and gain readership in these circumstances.

      After fending off several external threats, it is disappointing that a threat has come from within the organization itself.

    67. Time to move on.

      The money was donated and as such was spent on the site as the people in charge saw fit.

      It’s upto whoever’s in charge to decide how the donations are spent. Does anybody here really think that it’s never going to be about different : points of view, agendas, personalities, priorities and aims?

      Newsnet is a vitally important journal for all here.

      It is to be hoped that the alternative perspective of how Newsnet should be run does itself form a new journal based on a different model, name, identity and helps the cause.

      It’s a hiccup in the larger picture and it’s finished with.

      We start again and once the site calms down we bring it back to where it was.

      It’s already back up and running which surprised me and that’s very positive.

      3 maybe 4 years till the referendum,

      I for one am not giving up now nor is anyone else here I imagine.

      Alba gu brath

    68. Time to move on.

      The money was donated and as such was spent on the site as the people in charge saw fit.

      It’s upto whoever’s in charge to decide how the donations are spent. Does anybody here really think that it’s never going to be about different : points of view, agendas, personalities, priorities and aims?

      Newsnet is a vitally important journal for all here.

      It is to be hoped that the alternative perspective of how Newsnet should be run does itself form a new journal based on a different model, name, identity and helps the cause.

      It’s a hiccup in the larger picture and it’s finished with.

      We start again and once the site calms down we bring it back to where it was.

      It’s already back up and running which surprised me and that’s very positive.

      3 maybe 4 years till the referendum,

      I for one am not giving up now nor is anyone else here I imagine.

      Alba gu brath

    69. Time to move on.

      The money was donated and as such was spent on the site as the people in charge saw fit.

      It’s upto whoever’s in charge to decide how the donations are spent. Does anybody here really think that it’s never going to be about different : points of view, agendas, personalities, priorities and aims?

      Newsnet is a vitally important journal for all here.

      It is to be hoped that the alternative perspective of how Newsnet should be run does itself form a new journal based on a different model, name, identity and helps the cause.

      It’s a hiccup in the larger picture and it’s finished with.

      We start again and once the site calms down we bring it back to where it was.

      It’s already back up and running which surprised me and that’s very positive.

      3 maybe 4 years till the referendum,

      I for one am not giving up now nor is anyone else here I imagine.

      Alba gu brath

    70. Time to move on.

      The money was donated and as such was spent on the site as the people in charge saw fit.

      It’s upto whoever’s in charge to decide how the donations are spent. Does anybody here really think that it’s never going to be about different : points of view, agendas, personalities, priorities and aims?

      Newsnet is a vitally important journal for all here.

      It is to be hoped that the alternative perspective of how Newsnet should be run does itself form a new journal based on a different model, name, identity and helps the cause.

      It’s a hiccup in the larger picture and it’s finished with.

      We start again and once the site calms down we bring it back to where it was.

      It’s already back up and running which surprised me and that’s very positive.

      3 maybe 4 years till the referendum,

      I for one am not giving up now nor is anyone else here I imagine.

      Alba gu brath

    71. Time to move on.

      The money was donated and as such was spent on the site as the people in charge saw fit.

      It’s upto whoever’s in charge to decide how the donations are spent. Does anybody here really think that it’s never going to be about different : points of view, agendas, personalities, priorities and aims?

      Newsnet is a vitally important journal for all here.

      It is to be hoped that the alternative perspective of how Newsnet should be run does itself form a new journal based on a different model, name, identity and helps the cause.

      It’s a hiccup in the larger picture and it’s finished with.

      We start again and once the site calms down we bring it back to where it was.

      It’s already back up and running which surprised me and that’s very positive.

      3 maybe 4 years till the referendum,

      I for one am not giving up now nor is anyone else here I imagine.

      Alba gu brath

    72. Time to move on.

      The money was donated and as such was spent on the site as the people in charge saw fit.

      It’s upto whoever’s in charge to decide how the donations are spent. Does anybody here really think that it’s never going to be about different : points of view, agendas, personalities, priorities and aims?

      Newsnet is a vitally important journal for all here.

      It is to be hoped that the alternative perspective of how Newsnet should be run does itself form a new journal based on a different model, name, identity and helps the cause.

      It’s a hiccup in the larger picture and it’s finished with.

      We start again and once the site calms down we bring it back to where it was.

      It’s already back up and running which surprised me and that’s very positive.

      3 maybe 4 years till the referendum,

      I for one am not giving up now nor is anyone else here I imagine.

      Alba gu brath

    73. Scottish Republic,

      [quote]The money was donated and as such was spent on the site as the people in charge saw fit.[/quote]

      Want a bridge in Brooklyn?

    74. Scottish Republic,

      [quote]The money was donated and as such was spent on the site as the people in charge saw fit.[/quote]

      Want a bridge in Brooklyn?

    75. Scottish Republic,

      [quote]The money was donated and as such was spent on the site as the people in charge saw fit.[/quote]

      Want a bridge in Brooklyn?

    76. Scottish Republic,

      [quote]The money was donated and as such was spent on the site as the people in charge saw fit.[/quote]

      Want a bridge in Brooklyn?

    77. Scottish Republic,

      [quote]The money was donated and as such was spent on the site as the people in charge saw fit.[/quote]

      Want a bridge in Brooklyn?

    78. Scottish Republic,

      [quote]The money was donated and as such was spent on the site as the people in charge saw fit.[/quote]

      Want a bridge in Brooklyn?

    79. I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.

    80. I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.

    81. I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.

    82. I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.

    83. I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.

    84. I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.

    85. Hi all,

      I had my reservations when NNS anounced they were to register as a limited company. I preferred NNS in it’s old/original format, where we had the forum to swap ideas, download banners and so on.

      I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.

      I make monthly donations to the SNP. I trust them to use it wisely, and any money I donate is theirs to use as they see fit. As far as I am concerned, the same principle applies to any donations I make to NNS.

      What I won’t do is make any further donations to NNS until I am assured that the money is going to where it is meant to go. I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.

      I looked in on the .net site. I saw that they had printed an article by Gerry Hassan. Mr Hassan was a regular and excellent contributor to NNS. Has he (and others) now been lost to us because of the .net faction?

    86. Hi all,

      I had my reservations when NNS anounced they were to register as a limited company. I preferred NNS in it’s old/original format, where we had the forum to swap ideas, download banners and so on.

      I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.

      I make monthly donations to the SNP. I trust them to use it wisely, and any money I donate is theirs to use as they see fit. As far as I am concerned, the same principle applies to any donations I make to NNS.

      What I won’t do is make any further donations to NNS until I am assured that the money is going to where it is meant to go. I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.

      I looked in on the .net site. I saw that they had printed an article by Gerry Hassan. Mr Hassan was a regular and excellent contributor to NNS. Has he (and others) now been lost to us because of the .net faction?

    87. Hi all,

      I had my reservations when NNS anounced they were to register as a limited company. I preferred NNS in it’s old/original format, where we had the forum to swap ideas, download banners and so on.

      I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.

      I make monthly donations to the SNP. I trust them to use it wisely, and any money I donate is theirs to use as they see fit. As far as I am concerned, the same principle applies to any donations I make to NNS.

      What I won’t do is make any further donations to NNS until I am assured that the money is going to where it is meant to go. I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.

      I looked in on the .net site. I saw that they had printed an article by Gerry Hassan. Mr Hassan was a regular and excellent contributor to NNS. Has he (and others) now been lost to us because of the .net faction?

    88. Hi all,

      I had my reservations when NNS anounced they were to register as a limited company. I preferred NNS in it’s old/original format, where we had the forum to swap ideas, download banners and so on.

      I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.

      I make monthly donations to the SNP. I trust them to use it wisely, and any money I donate is theirs to use as they see fit. As far as I am concerned, the same principle applies to any donations I make to NNS.

      What I won’t do is make any further donations to NNS until I am assured that the money is going to where it is meant to go. I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.

      I looked in on the .net site. I saw that they had printed an article by Gerry Hassan. Mr Hassan was a regular and excellent contributor to NNS. Has he (and others) now been lost to us because of the .net faction?

    89. Hi all,

      I had my reservations when NNS anounced they were to register as a limited company. I preferred NNS in it’s old/original format, where we had the forum to swap ideas, download banners and so on.

      I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.

      I make monthly donations to the SNP. I trust them to use it wisely, and any money I donate is theirs to use as they see fit. As far as I am concerned, the same principle applies to any donations I make to NNS.

      What I won’t do is make any further donations to NNS until I am assured that the money is going to where it is meant to go. I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.

      I looked in on the .net site. I saw that they had printed an article by Gerry Hassan. Mr Hassan was a regular and excellent contributor to NNS. Has he (and others) now been lost to us because of the .net faction?

    90. Hi all,

      I had my reservations when NNS anounced they were to register as a limited company. I preferred NNS in it’s old/original format, where we had the forum to swap ideas, download banners and so on.

      I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.

      I make monthly donations to the SNP. I trust them to use it wisely, and any money I donate is theirs to use as they see fit. As far as I am concerned, the same principle applies to any donations I make to NNS.

      What I won’t do is make any further donations to NNS until I am assured that the money is going to where it is meant to go. I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.

      I looked in on the .net site. I saw that they had printed an article by Gerry Hassan. Mr Hassan was a regular and excellent contributor to NNS. Has he (and others) now been lost to us because of the .net faction?

    91. Hi all,

      I had my reservations when NNS anounced they were to register as a limited company. I preferred NNS in it’s old/original format, where we had the forum to swap ideas, download banners and so on.

      I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.

      I make monthly donations to the SNP. I trust them to use it wisely, and any money I donate is theirs to use as they see fit. As far as I am concerned, the same principle applies to any donations I make to NNS.

      What I won’t do is make any further donations to NNS until I am assured that the money is going to where it is meant to go. I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.

      I looked in on the .net site. I saw that they had printed an article by Gerry Hassan. Mr Hassan was a regular and excellent contributor to NNS. Has he (and others) now been lost to us because of the .net faction?

    92. Jimbo,

      you say:

      [quote]I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.[/quote]

      Why?

      I think I once had an article up here. I got paid nowt.

      I am just a tad astonished at the number of articles that received near universal approbation that appeared on here just before this hiatus struck us.

      I’d be quite delighted to discover that the likes of Hazel Lewry was the highest paid writer. She, almost single handedly – OK, slight exaggeration – kept me interested in this site when some Johnny come lately’s have tended to dominate and frankly undermine the sites fundamental message.

      I want this all out in the open. Others do not.

      You, dear reader, you decide.

      It’s almost like a referendum, don’t cha think?

      _______________________________________

      [Oops. Edited to add.]

      [quote]I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.[/quote]

      Absolutely right. It is nice and sleazy so it is….

    93. Jimbo,

      you say:

      [quote]I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.[/quote]

      Why?

      I think I once had an article up here. I got paid nowt.

      I am just a tad astonished at the number of articles that received near universal approbation that appeared on here just before this hiatus struck us.

      I’d be quite delighted to discover that the likes of Hazel Lewry was the highest paid writer. She, almost single handedly – OK, slight exaggeration – kept me interested in this site when some Johnny come lately’s have tended to dominate and frankly undermine the sites fundamental message.

      I want this all out in the open. Others do not.

      You, dear reader, you decide.

      It’s almost like a referendum, don’t cha think?

      _______________________________________

      [Oops. Edited to add.]

      [quote]I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.[/quote]

      Absolutely right. It is nice and sleazy so it is….

    94. Jimbo,

      you say:

      [quote]I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.[/quote]

      Why?

      I think I once had an article up here. I got paid nowt.

      I am just a tad astonished at the number of articles that received near universal approbation that appeared on here just before this hiatus struck us.

      I’d be quite delighted to discover that the likes of Hazel Lewry was the highest paid writer. She, almost single handedly – OK, slight exaggeration – kept me interested in this site when some Johnny come lately’s have tended to dominate and frankly undermine the sites fundamental message.

      I want this all out in the open. Others do not.

      You, dear reader, you decide.

      It’s almost like a referendum, don’t cha think?

      _______________________________________

      [Oops. Edited to add.]

      [quote]I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.[/quote]

      Absolutely right. It is nice and sleazy so it is….

    95. Jimbo,

      you say:

      [quote]I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.[/quote]

      Why?

      I think I once had an article up here. I got paid nowt.

      I am just a tad astonished at the number of articles that received near universal approbation that appeared on here just before this hiatus struck us.

      I’d be quite delighted to discover that the likes of Hazel Lewry was the highest paid writer. She, almost single handedly – OK, slight exaggeration – kept me interested in this site when some Johnny come lately’s have tended to dominate and frankly undermine the sites fundamental message.

      I want this all out in the open. Others do not.

      You, dear reader, you decide.

      It’s almost like a referendum, don’t cha think?

      _______________________________________

      [Oops. Edited to add.]

      [quote]I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.[/quote]

      Absolutely right. It is nice and sleazy so it is….

    96. Jimbo,

      you say:

      [quote]I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.[/quote]

      Why?

      I think I once had an article up here. I got paid nowt.

      I am just a tad astonished at the number of articles that received near universal approbation that appeared on here just before this hiatus struck us.

      I’d be quite delighted to discover that the likes of Hazel Lewry was the highest paid writer. She, almost single handedly – OK, slight exaggeration – kept me interested in this site when some Johnny come lately’s have tended to dominate and frankly undermine the sites fundamental message.

      I want this all out in the open. Others do not.

      You, dear reader, you decide.

      It’s almost like a referendum, don’t cha think?

      _______________________________________

      [Oops. Edited to add.]

      [quote]I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.[/quote]

      Absolutely right. It is nice and sleazy so it is….

    97. Jimbo,

      you say:

      [quote]I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.[/quote]

      Why?

      I think I once had an article up here. I got paid nowt.

      I am just a tad astonished at the number of articles that received near universal approbation that appeared on here just before this hiatus struck us.

      I’d be quite delighted to discover that the likes of Hazel Lewry was the highest paid writer. She, almost single handedly – OK, slight exaggeration – kept me interested in this site when some Johnny come lately’s have tended to dominate and frankly undermine the sites fundamental message.

      I want this all out in the open. Others do not.

      You, dear reader, you decide.

      It’s almost like a referendum, don’t cha think?

      _______________________________________

      [Oops. Edited to add.]

      [quote]I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.[/quote]

      Absolutely right. It is nice and sleazy so it is….

    98. Jimbo,

      you say:

      [quote]I don’t think releasing information of who was paid what for contributing would be a good idea. It could put people off from contributing in future.[/quote]

      Why?

      I think I once had an article up here. I got paid nowt.

      I am just a tad astonished at the number of articles that received near universal approbation that appeared on here just before this hiatus struck us.

      I’d be quite delighted to discover that the likes of Hazel Lewry was the highest paid writer. She, almost single handedly – OK, slight exaggeration – kept me interested in this site when some Johnny come lately’s have tended to dominate and frankly undermine the sites fundamental message.

      I want this all out in the open. Others do not.

      You, dear reader, you decide.

      It’s almost like a referendum, don’t cha think?

      _______________________________________

      [Oops. Edited to add.]

      [quote]I don’t want it going to some breakaway faction who use underhand tactics – like blocking Online-Ed from his own site and announcing to all readers that the site had moved to a .net domain.[/quote]

      Absolutely right. It is nice and sleazy so it is….

    99. [quote name=”Vakov2000″]I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.[/quote]
      I agree well said

      • It strikes me that some of the content that was commissioned – presumeably using the money we gathered together – [b]was[/b] destructive and damaging to [b]our[/b] cause.

        OK, gloves off. I want to know where exactly Alex Porter gets his credibility from? I also want to know exactly how much money Kenneth Roy got for his articles.

        I think the good folk of Auchtermuchty ought to be told.

        • Hi Douglas,

          Every time articles by Kenneth Roy or Gerry Hassan appeared they stated that they were printed here with the kind permission of.

          I may be wrong, but that gives me the impression that Kenneth Roy and Gerry Hassan don’t get paid.

          • Jimbo,

            You could be right. It just struck me as next to amazing that Kenneth Roy suddenly had stacks of articles up here, none of which met the, err, gestalt, shall we say? Y’know, he wasn’t exactly our most loved author was he?

            I want to know whether he was paid for that or not.

            • Hi DC,

              I’m sure I read in one of Mr. Roy’s articles that (from the start) he was happy to donate his articles to NNS to help them get up and running.

              I enjoy (most of) Kenneth Roy’s articles. I’ve a lot of respect for him and have always given him credit for calling a spade a spade. OK, he has a unionist slant (and gets panned on here for it, but I’m sure he’s broad shouldered) and is often critical of the SNP, but it’s good to get a perspective from the dark side. And if we can’t accept criticism, we’re not up for the game.

            • Hi DC,

              I’m sure I read in one of Mr. Roy’s articles that (from the start) he was happy to donate his articles to NNS to help them get up and running.

              I enjoy (most of) Kenneth Roy’s articles. I’ve a lot of respect for him and have always given him credit for calling a spade a spade. OK, he has a unionist slant (and gets panned on here for it, but I’m sure he’s broad shouldered) and is often critical of the SNP, but it’s good to get a perspective from the dark side. And if we can’t accept criticism, we’re not up for the game.

            • Hi DC,

              I’m sure I read in one of Mr. Roy’s articles that (from the start) he was happy to donate his articles to NNS to help them get up and running.

              I enjoy (most of) Kenneth Roy’s articles. I’ve a lot of respect for him and have always given him credit for calling a spade a spade. OK, he has a unionist slant (and gets panned on here for it, but I’m sure he’s broad shouldered) and is often critical of the SNP, but it’s good to get a perspective from the dark side. And if we can’t accept criticism, we’re not up for the game.

            • Hi DC,

              I’m sure I read in one of Mr. Roy’s articles that (from the start) he was happy to donate his articles to NNS to help them get up and running.

              I enjoy (most of) Kenneth Roy’s articles. I’ve a lot of respect for him and have always given him credit for calling a spade a spade. OK, he has a unionist slant (and gets panned on here for it, but I’m sure he’s broad shouldered) and is often critical of the SNP, but it’s good to get a perspective from the dark side. And if we can’t accept criticism, we’re not up for the game.

            • Hi DC,

              I’m sure I read in one of Mr. Roy’s articles that (from the start) he was happy to donate his articles to NNS to help them get up and running.

              I enjoy (most of) Kenneth Roy’s articles. I’ve a lot of respect for him and have always given him credit for calling a spade a spade. OK, he has a unionist slant (and gets panned on here for it, but I’m sure he’s broad shouldered) and is often critical of the SNP, but it’s good to get a perspective from the dark side. And if we can’t accept criticism, we’re not up for the game.

            • Hi DC,

              I’m sure I read in one of Mr. Roy’s articles that (from the start) he was happy to donate his articles to NNS to help them get up and running.

              I enjoy (most of) Kenneth Roy’s articles. I’ve a lot of respect for him and have always given him credit for calling a spade a spade. OK, he has a unionist slant (and gets panned on here for it, but I’m sure he’s broad shouldered) and is often critical of the SNP, but it’s good to get a perspective from the dark side. And if we can’t accept criticism, we’re not up for the game.

            • Hi DC,

              I’m sure I read in one of Mr. Roy’s articles that (from the start) he was happy to donate his articles to NNS to help them get up and running.

              I enjoy (most of) Kenneth Roy’s articles. I’ve a lot of respect for him and have always given him credit for calling a spade a spade. OK, he has a unionist slant (and gets panned on here for it, but I’m sure he’s broad shouldered) and is often critical of the SNP, but it’s good to get a perspective from the dark side. And if we can’t accept criticism, we’re not up for the game.

          • Jimbo,

            You could be right. It just struck me as next to amazing that Kenneth Roy suddenly had stacks of articles up here, none of which met the, err, gestalt, shall we say? Y’know, he wasn’t exactly our most loved author was he?

            I want to know whether he was paid for that or not.

          • Jimbo,

            You could be right. It just struck me as next to amazing that Kenneth Roy suddenly had stacks of articles up here, none of which met the, err, gestalt, shall we say? Y’know, he wasn’t exactly our most loved author was he?

            I want to know whether he was paid for that or not.

          • Jimbo,

            You could be right. It just struck me as next to amazing that Kenneth Roy suddenly had stacks of articles up here, none of which met the, err, gestalt, shall we say? Y’know, he wasn’t exactly our most loved author was he?

            I want to know whether he was paid for that or not.

          • Jimbo,

            You could be right. It just struck me as next to amazing that Kenneth Roy suddenly had stacks of articles up here, none of which met the, err, gestalt, shall we say? Y’know, he wasn’t exactly our most loved author was he?

            I want to know whether he was paid for that or not.

          • Jimbo,

            You could be right. It just struck me as next to amazing that Kenneth Roy suddenly had stacks of articles up here, none of which met the, err, gestalt, shall we say? Y’know, he wasn’t exactly our most loved author was he?

            I want to know whether he was paid for that or not.

          • Jimbo,

            You could be right. It just struck me as next to amazing that Kenneth Roy suddenly had stacks of articles up here, none of which met the, err, gestalt, shall we say? Y’know, he wasn’t exactly our most loved author was he?

            I want to know whether he was paid for that or not.

        • Hi Douglas,

          Every time articles by Kenneth Roy or Gerry Hassan appeared they stated that they were printed here with the kind permission of.

          I may be wrong, but that gives me the impression that Kenneth Roy and Gerry Hassan don’t get paid.

        • Hi Douglas,

          Every time articles by Kenneth Roy or Gerry Hassan appeared they stated that they were printed here with the kind permission of.

          I may be wrong, but that gives me the impression that Kenneth Roy and Gerry Hassan don’t get paid.

        • Hi Douglas,

          Every time articles by Kenneth Roy or Gerry Hassan appeared they stated that they were printed here with the kind permission of.

          I may be wrong, but that gives me the impression that Kenneth Roy and Gerry Hassan don’t get paid.

        • Hi Douglas,

          Every time articles by Kenneth Roy or Gerry Hassan appeared they stated that they were printed here with the kind permission of.

          I may be wrong, but that gives me the impression that Kenneth Roy and Gerry Hassan don’t get paid.

        • Hi Douglas,

          Every time articles by Kenneth Roy or Gerry Hassan appeared they stated that they were printed here with the kind permission of.

          I may be wrong, but that gives me the impression that Kenneth Roy and Gerry Hassan don’t get paid.

        • Hi Douglas,

          Every time articles by Kenneth Roy or Gerry Hassan appeared they stated that they were printed here with the kind permission of.

          I may be wrong, but that gives me the impression that Kenneth Roy and Gerry Hassan don’t get paid.

      • It strikes me that some of the content that was commissioned – presumeably using the money we gathered together – [b]was[/b] destructive and damaging to [b]our[/b] cause.

        OK, gloves off. I want to know where exactly Alex Porter gets his credibility from? I also want to know exactly how much money Kenneth Roy got for his articles.

        I think the good folk of Auchtermuchty ought to be told.

      • It strikes me that some of the content that was commissioned – presumeably using the money we gathered together – [b]was[/b] destructive and damaging to [b]our[/b] cause.

        OK, gloves off. I want to know where exactly Alex Porter gets his credibility from? I also want to know exactly how much money Kenneth Roy got for his articles.

        I think the good folk of Auchtermuchty ought to be told.

      • It strikes me that some of the content that was commissioned – presumeably using the money we gathered together – [b]was[/b] destructive and damaging to [b]our[/b] cause.

        OK, gloves off. I want to know where exactly Alex Porter gets his credibility from? I also want to know exactly how much money Kenneth Roy got for his articles.

        I think the good folk of Auchtermuchty ought to be told.

      • It strikes me that some of the content that was commissioned – presumeably using the money we gathered together – [b]was[/b] destructive and damaging to [b]our[/b] cause.

        OK, gloves off. I want to know where exactly Alex Porter gets his credibility from? I also want to know exactly how much money Kenneth Roy got for his articles.

        I think the good folk of Auchtermuchty ought to be told.

      • It strikes me that some of the content that was commissioned – presumeably using the money we gathered together – [b]was[/b] destructive and damaging to [b]our[/b] cause.

        OK, gloves off. I want to know where exactly Alex Porter gets his credibility from? I also want to know exactly how much money Kenneth Roy got for his articles.

        I think the good folk of Auchtermuchty ought to be told.

      • It strikes me that some of the content that was commissioned – presumeably using the money we gathered together – [b]was[/b] destructive and damaging to [b]our[/b] cause.

        OK, gloves off. I want to know where exactly Alex Porter gets his credibility from? I also want to know exactly how much money Kenneth Roy got for his articles.

        I think the good folk of Auchtermuchty ought to be told.

    100. [quote name=”Vakov2000″]I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.[/quote]
      I agree well said

    101. [quote name=”Vakov2000″]I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.[/quote]
      I agree well said

    102. [quote name=”Vakov2000″]I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.[/quote]
      I agree well said

    103. [quote name=”Vakov2000″]I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.[/quote]
      I agree well said

    104. [quote name=”Vakov2000″]I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.[/quote]
      I agree well said

    105. [quote name=”Vakov2000″]I’m shocked to read about Newsnet v’s Newsnet to be honest it’s exactly what the enemy wants. If individuals want to leave and set up a news site that’s Scottish and free of Labour/Unionist bias and lies that sounds great the more the merrier. However to take the same name is totally destructive and damaging. The way this has been done seems to be deliberately intent on destroying Newsnet Scotland.[/quote]
      I agree well said

    106. It is extremely sad and deeply regrettable that this has happened but not surprising as things like this happen all the time, human nature being what it is.

      I am personally satisfied that Online Ed and his team are working hard to resolve this and hope the site will get back on an even keel soon and continue to grow.

      It is my opinion that this matter should be left in Online Ed’s hands and that we should continue to support the site as best we can.

      It’s a good site that should not suffer because of what has happened. I’m sure money is needed by the site at this time and hope that a way to donate again is up and running soon.

      Please continue to support this site, not the .net one, and make sure your friends do too.

    107. It is extremely sad and deeply regrettable that this has happened but not surprising as things like this happen all the time, human nature being what it is.

      I am personally satisfied that Online Ed and his team are working hard to resolve this and hope the site will get back on an even keel soon and continue to grow.

      It is my opinion that this matter should be left in Online Ed’s hands and that we should continue to support the site as best we can.

      It’s a good site that should not suffer because of what has happened. I’m sure money is needed by the site at this time and hope that a way to donate again is up and running soon.

      Please continue to support this site, not the .net one, and make sure your friends do too.

    108. It is extremely sad and deeply regrettable that this has happened but not surprising as things like this happen all the time, human nature being what it is.

      I am personally satisfied that Online Ed and his team are working hard to resolve this and hope the site will get back on an even keel soon and continue to grow.

      It is my opinion that this matter should be left in Online Ed’s hands and that we should continue to support the site as best we can.

      It’s a good site that should not suffer because of what has happened. I’m sure money is needed by the site at this time and hope that a way to donate again is up and running soon.

      Please continue to support this site, not the .net one, and make sure your friends do too.

    109. It is extremely sad and deeply regrettable that this has happened but not surprising as things like this happen all the time, human nature being what it is.

      I am personally satisfied that Online Ed and his team are working hard to resolve this and hope the site will get back on an even keel soon and continue to grow.

      It is my opinion that this matter should be left in Online Ed’s hands and that we should continue to support the site as best we can.

      It’s a good site that should not suffer because of what has happened. I’m sure money is needed by the site at this time and hope that a way to donate again is up and running soon.

      Please continue to support this site, not the .net one, and make sure your friends do too.

    110. It is extremely sad and deeply regrettable that this has happened but not surprising as things like this happen all the time, human nature being what it is.

      I am personally satisfied that Online Ed and his team are working hard to resolve this and hope the site will get back on an even keel soon and continue to grow.

      It is my opinion that this matter should be left in Online Ed’s hands and that we should continue to support the site as best we can.

      It’s a good site that should not suffer because of what has happened. I’m sure money is needed by the site at this time and hope that a way to donate again is up and running soon.

      Please continue to support this site, not the .net one, and make sure your friends do too.

    111. It is extremely sad and deeply regrettable that this has happened but not surprising as things like this happen all the time, human nature being what it is.

      I am personally satisfied that Online Ed and his team are working hard to resolve this and hope the site will get back on an even keel soon and continue to grow.

      It is my opinion that this matter should be left in Online Ed’s hands and that we should continue to support the site as best we can.

      It’s a good site that should not suffer because of what has happened. I’m sure money is needed by the site at this time and hope that a way to donate again is up and running soon.

      Please continue to support this site, not the .net one, and make sure your friends do too.

    112. It is extremely sad and deeply regrettable that this has happened but not surprising as things like this happen all the time, human nature being what it is.

      I am personally satisfied that Online Ed and his team are working hard to resolve this and hope the site will get back on an even keel soon and continue to grow.

      It is my opinion that this matter should be left in Online Ed’s hands and that we should continue to support the site as best we can.

      It’s a good site that should not suffer because of what has happened. I’m sure money is needed by the site at this time and hope that a way to donate again is up and running soon.

      Please continue to support this site, not the .net one, and make sure your friends do too.

    113. I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.

    114. I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.

    115. I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.

    116. I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.

    117. I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.

    118. I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.

    119. I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.

    120. kendomacaroonbar,

      [quote]I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.[/quote]

      So shall I. As soon as I have worked out who are the guys in the white hats and who aren’t. Hint: .net bad, .com good.

      See the bad guys? I do wish them ill will. It is years of watching Westerns…

      • Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?

        • kendomacaroonbar,

          Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

          I do not need answers.

          You do.

          • [quote name=”douglas clark”]kendomacaroonbar,

            Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

            I do not need answers.

            You do.[/quote]

            I was not being cynical, and furthermore I don’t understand the reason for your abrasive tone. You feel aggrieved that you have no transparency over the disbursement of your voluntary donations and I suggested you contact them privately.

            • To paraphrase a certain ‘labour’ leader …

              Douglas just doesn’t get it.

              Clearly he is aggrieved but the thin sarcasm and naive demands for 1000% transparency with the public naming of individuals is getting over the top and broken-record-like.

              It isn’t just Scottish Nationalists who read and monitor these pages. Transparency is fine but not realistic in front of our enemies.

            • To paraphrase a certain ‘labour’ leader …

              Douglas just doesn’t get it.

              Clearly he is aggrieved but the thin sarcasm and naive demands for 1000% transparency with the public naming of individuals is getting over the top and broken-record-like.

              It isn’t just Scottish Nationalists who read and monitor these pages. Transparency is fine but not realistic in front of our enemies.

            • To paraphrase a certain ‘labour’ leader …

              Douglas just doesn’t get it.

              Clearly he is aggrieved but the thin sarcasm and naive demands for 1000% transparency with the public naming of individuals is getting over the top and broken-record-like.

              It isn’t just Scottish Nationalists who read and monitor these pages. Transparency is fine but not realistic in front of our enemies.

            • To paraphrase a certain ‘labour’ leader …

              Douglas just doesn’t get it.

              Clearly he is aggrieved but the thin sarcasm and naive demands for 1000% transparency with the public naming of individuals is getting over the top and broken-record-like.

              It isn’t just Scottish Nationalists who read and monitor these pages. Transparency is fine but not realistic in front of our enemies.

            • To paraphrase a certain ‘labour’ leader …

              Douglas just doesn’t get it.

              Clearly he is aggrieved but the thin sarcasm and naive demands for 1000% transparency with the public naming of individuals is getting over the top and broken-record-like.

              It isn’t just Scottish Nationalists who read and monitor these pages. Transparency is fine but not realistic in front of our enemies.

          • [quote name=”douglas clark”]kendomacaroonbar,

            Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

            I do not need answers.

            You do.[/quote]

            I was not being cynical, and furthermore I don’t understand the reason for your abrasive tone. You feel aggrieved that you have no transparency over the disbursement of your voluntary donations and I suggested you contact them privately.

          • [quote name=”douglas clark”]kendomacaroonbar,

            Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

            I do not need answers.

            You do.[/quote]

            I was not being cynical, and furthermore I don’t understand the reason for your abrasive tone. You feel aggrieved that you have no transparency over the disbursement of your voluntary donations and I suggested you contact them privately.

          • [quote name=”douglas clark”]kendomacaroonbar,

            Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

            I do not need answers.

            You do.[/quote]

            I was not being cynical, and furthermore I don’t understand the reason for your abrasive tone. You feel aggrieved that you have no transparency over the disbursement of your voluntary donations and I suggested you contact them privately.

          • [quote name=”douglas clark”]kendomacaroonbar,

            Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

            I do not need answers.

            You do.[/quote]

            I was not being cynical, and furthermore I don’t understand the reason for your abrasive tone. You feel aggrieved that you have no transparency over the disbursement of your voluntary donations and I suggested you contact them privately.

          • [quote name=”douglas clark”]kendomacaroonbar,

            Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

            I do not need answers.

            You do.[/quote]

            I was not being cynical, and furthermore I don’t understand the reason for your abrasive tone. You feel aggrieved that you have no transparency over the disbursement of your voluntary donations and I suggested you contact them privately.

          • [quote name=”douglas clark”]kendomacaroonbar,

            Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

            I do not need answers.

            You do.[/quote]

            I was not being cynical, and furthermore I don’t understand the reason for your abrasive tone. You feel aggrieved that you have no transparency over the disbursement of your voluntary donations and I suggested you contact them privately.

        • kendomacaroonbar,

          Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

          I do not need answers.

          You do.

        • kendomacaroonbar,

          Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

          I do not need answers.

          You do.

        • kendomacaroonbar,

          Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

          I do not need answers.

          You do.

        • kendomacaroonbar,

          Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

          I do not need answers.

          You do.

        • kendomacaroonbar,

          Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

          I do not need answers.

          You do.

        • kendomacaroonbar,

          Cheers. I can do short and cynical too. Why answer me? Who cares?

          I do not need answers.

          You do.

        • [quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

          @kendomacaroonbar
          I did “ping off an email and got no reply.

          • [quote name=”Drew1314″][quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

            @kendomacaroonbar
            I did “ping off an email and got no reply.[/quote]

            Can I respectfully suggest you resend the mail, as under the current circumstances there is no way of knowing if the mail has actually been received by the current NNS.com team ?

          • [quote name=”Drew1314″][quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

            @kendomacaroonbar
            I did “ping off an email and got no reply.[/quote]

            Can I respectfully suggest you resend the mail, as under the current circumstances there is no way of knowing if the mail has actually been received by the current NNS.com team ?

          • [quote name=”Drew1314″][quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

            @kendomacaroonbar
            I did “ping off an email and got no reply.[/quote]

            Can I respectfully suggest you resend the mail, as under the current circumstances there is no way of knowing if the mail has actually been received by the current NNS.com team ?

          • [quote name=”Drew1314″][quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

            @kendomacaroonbar
            I did “ping off an email and got no reply.[/quote]

            Can I respectfully suggest you resend the mail, as under the current circumstances there is no way of knowing if the mail has actually been received by the current NNS.com team ?

          • [quote name=”Drew1314″][quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

            @kendomacaroonbar
            I did “ping off an email and got no reply.[/quote]

            Can I respectfully suggest you resend the mail, as under the current circumstances there is no way of knowing if the mail has actually been received by the current NNS.com team ?

          • [quote name=”Drew1314″][quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

            @kendomacaroonbar
            I did “ping off an email and got no reply.[/quote]

            Can I respectfully suggest you resend the mail, as under the current circumstances there is no way of knowing if the mail has actually been received by the current NNS.com team ?

          • [quote name=”Drew1314″][quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

            @kendomacaroonbar
            I did “ping off an email and got no reply.[/quote]

            Can I respectfully suggest you resend the mail, as under the current circumstances there is no way of knowing if the mail has actually been received by the current NNS.com team ?

        • [quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

          @kendomacaroonbar
          I did “ping off an email and got no reply.

        • [quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

          @kendomacaroonbar
          I did “ping off an email and got no reply.

        • [quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

          @kendomacaroonbar
          I did “ping off an email and got no reply.

        • [quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

          @kendomacaroonbar
          I did “ping off an email and got no reply.

        • [quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

          @kendomacaroonbar
          I did “ping off an email and got no reply.

        • [quote name=”kendomacaroonbar”]Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?[/quote]

          @kendomacaroonbar
          I did “ping off an email and got no reply.

      • Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?

      • Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?

      • Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?

      • Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?

      • Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?

      • Life is too short…stuff happens, with respect, why not ping off a private mail to the Online Ed and ask for the answers you obviously need ?

    121. kendomacaroonbar,

      [quote]I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.[/quote]

      So shall I. As soon as I have worked out who are the guys in the white hats and who aren’t. Hint: .net bad, .com good.

      See the bad guys? I do wish them ill will. It is years of watching Westerns…

    122. kendomacaroonbar,

      [quote]I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.[/quote]

      So shall I. As soon as I have worked out who are the guys in the white hats and who aren’t. Hint: .net bad, .com good.

      See the bad guys? I do wish them ill will. It is years of watching Westerns…

    123. kendomacaroonbar,

      [quote]I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.[/quote]

      So shall I. As soon as I have worked out who are the guys in the white hats and who aren’t. Hint: .net bad, .com good.

      See the bad guys? I do wish them ill will. It is years of watching Westerns…

    124. kendomacaroonbar,

      [quote]I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.[/quote]

      So shall I. As soon as I have worked out who are the guys in the white hats and who aren’t. Hint: .net bad, .com good.

      See the bad guys? I do wish them ill will. It is years of watching Westerns…

    125. kendomacaroonbar,

      [quote]I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.[/quote]

      So shall I. As soon as I have worked out who are the guys in the white hats and who aren’t. Hint: .net bad, .com good.

      See the bad guys? I do wish them ill will. It is years of watching Westerns…

    126. kendomacaroonbar,

      [quote]I shall continue to support NNS as best I can regardless of the current unsettling activities. The fight for independence will continue with or without the dissenters, I wish them no ill will as at the end of the day this is just a minor bump on the road for NNS.[/quote]

      So shall I. As soon as I have worked out who are the guys in the white hats and who aren’t. Hint: .net bad, .com good.

      See the bad guys? I do wish them ill will. It is years of watching Westerns…

    127. Here are some thoughts, posted above.

      I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

      [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

      In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
      As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

      • Drew1314 wrote:

        [quote]…he first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, [b]however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed[/b].[/quote]

        Absolutely totally agree with you. Our details are now in someone else’s hands and we have NO idea who has access to them or where they are.

        This suggests a very cavalier attitude to data protection on the part of Newsnet. Irrespective of ‘boardroom splits’ etc the very first thing that Newsnet should and most fundamental thing Newsnet should have done was protect people’s data so that it could not be taken by any breakaway group as it seems to have been by those behind the .net site.

        Who now has the data that was transferred to .net?
        Who has access to that data?
        What are Newsnet doing to get it safely back [b]AND[/b]
        What are Newsnet doing to secure our data and ensure that no future breakaway group can take our contact details with them?

        I am now going to go to all web sites where I am registered and change my passwords. I suggest you al do the same.

      • Drew1314 wrote:

        [quote]…he first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, [b]however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed[/b].[/quote]

        Absolutely totally agree with you. Our details are now in someone else’s hands and we have NO idea who has access to them or where they are.

        This suggests a very cavalier attitude to data protection on the part of Newsnet. Irrespective of ‘boardroom splits’ etc the very first thing that Newsnet should and most fundamental thing Newsnet should have done was protect people’s data so that it could not be taken by any breakaway group as it seems to have been by those behind the .net site.

        Who now has the data that was transferred to .net?
        Who has access to that data?
        What are Newsnet doing to get it safely back [b]AND[/b]
        What are Newsnet doing to secure our data and ensure that no future breakaway group can take our contact details with them?

        I am now going to go to all web sites where I am registered and change my passwords. I suggest you al do the same.

      • Drew1314 wrote:

        [quote]…he first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, [b]however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed[/b].[/quote]

        Absolutely totally agree with you. Our details are now in someone else’s hands and we have NO idea who has access to them or where they are.

        This suggests a very cavalier attitude to data protection on the part of Newsnet. Irrespective of ‘boardroom splits’ etc the very first thing that Newsnet should and most fundamental thing Newsnet should have done was protect people’s data so that it could not be taken by any breakaway group as it seems to have been by those behind the .net site.

        Who now has the data that was transferred to .net?
        Who has access to that data?
        What are Newsnet doing to get it safely back [b]AND[/b]
        What are Newsnet doing to secure our data and ensure that no future breakaway group can take our contact details with them?

        I am now going to go to all web sites where I am registered and change my passwords. I suggest you al do the same.

      • Drew1314 wrote:

        [quote]…he first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, [b]however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed[/b].[/quote]

        Absolutely totally agree with you. Our details are now in someone else’s hands and we have NO idea who has access to them or where they are.

        This suggests a very cavalier attitude to data protection on the part of Newsnet. Irrespective of ‘boardroom splits’ etc the very first thing that Newsnet should and most fundamental thing Newsnet should have done was protect people’s data so that it could not be taken by any breakaway group as it seems to have been by those behind the .net site.

        Who now has the data that was transferred to .net?
        Who has access to that data?
        What are Newsnet doing to get it safely back [b]AND[/b]
        What are Newsnet doing to secure our data and ensure that no future breakaway group can take our contact details with them?

        I am now going to go to all web sites where I am registered and change my passwords. I suggest you al do the same.

      • Drew1314 wrote:

        [quote]…he first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, [b]however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed[/b].[/quote]

        Absolutely totally agree with you. Our details are now in someone else’s hands and we have NO idea who has access to them or where they are.

        This suggests a very cavalier attitude to data protection on the part of Newsnet. Irrespective of ‘boardroom splits’ etc the very first thing that Newsnet should and most fundamental thing Newsnet should have done was protect people’s data so that it could not be taken by any breakaway group as it seems to have been by those behind the .net site.

        Who now has the data that was transferred to .net?
        Who has access to that data?
        What are Newsnet doing to get it safely back [b]AND[/b]
        What are Newsnet doing to secure our data and ensure that no future breakaway group can take our contact details with them?

        I am now going to go to all web sites where I am registered and change my passwords. I suggest you al do the same.

    128. Here are some thoughts, posted above.

      I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

      [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

      In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
      As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

    129. Here are some thoughts, posted above.

      I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

      [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

      In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
      As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

    130. Here are some thoughts, posted above.

      I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

      [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

      In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
      As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

    131. Here are some thoughts, posted above.

      I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

      [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

      In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
      As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

    132. Here are some thoughts, posted above.

      I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

      [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

      In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
      As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

    133. Here are some thoughts, posted above.

      I find myself in complete agreement with “douglas clark”. For the record I have had several articles published by NNS and neither received nor wanted a penny for the contributions. In addition I have regularly contributed through Paypal and have a record of these payments – a not insubstantial sum over the past months. Legalese mealy mouthed words which do not address the concerns of contributors, both by article and by financial support, do not wash. Best to get all the questions answered in one fell swoop or a nasty taste will linger.

      [b]Name, names if need be, remember the truth cannot be prosecuted.[/b]

      In addition, it would be in preferable if emails regarding concerns were answered, I for one am still awaiting a reply. This email was in response to the previous notice about disruption which invited queries. I found that two sites had my moniker, my email address and my password. The first – my moniker – I am not concerned about, as it was an open secret what my name was, however my email address and my password are different concerns and I feel this problem has not been addressed.
      As for “ianhalder” if that be your name or a moniker, to treat a contributor, “douglas clark” in this way smacks of arrogance, swearing and name calling gains nothing. An apology to “douglas clark” should be given, nay must be given, if this is not to be a continuing open sore.

    134. Drew 1314,

      Thanks for your support. I want this behind us as much as anyone, even the rather ridiculous iain halder.

      What I am not willing to do is cover it up as iain halder – who must be the worlds least most convincing unionist – would have us do.

      We are better than that. If we err, then we pick ourselves up – you can see where I am going with this – dust ourselves down and start all over again.

      Bloody hell. I think NewsnetScotland.com has been regally shafted and we are all supposed to remain silent?

      I want to know who the people whose parents weren’t married are. I want to know who they are and our hosts are silent. Why is that?

      I think we make this site what it is. Not the owners, nor the robbers nor the arrogant ‘bastards’ that think they are our betters.

      Frankly, if this post is removed because I said ‘bastards’, then it is the owners that have lost the plot, not me….

      • I always think that in online debates the guy who starts hurling insults direct or indirect or smears his contributions with sarcasm … that guy has lost the argument.

        douglas clark your comments on this thread have been very uncomrAde-like and while I can see the reason for your anger you come over as a bitter individual who is rapidly losing the plot.

        Are you miffed ‘cos the other guys got paid and you didn’t? Rein your ego in for £&@! sake. You are acting like a politically immature person. This is politics on the internet sonny so get real. It will get a lot lot worse than this.

      • I always think that in online debates the guy who starts hurling insults direct or indirect or smears his contributions with sarcasm … that guy has lost the argument.

        douglas clark your comments on this thread have been very uncomrAde-like and while I can see the reason for your anger you come over as a bitter individual who is rapidly losing the plot.

        Are you miffed ‘cos the other guys got paid and you didn’t? Rein your ego in for £&@! sake. You are acting like a politically immature person. This is politics on the internet sonny so get real. It will get a lot lot worse than this.

      • I always think that in online debates the guy who starts hurling insults direct or indirect or smears his contributions with sarcasm … that guy has lost the argument.

        douglas clark your comments on this thread have been very uncomrAde-like and while I can see the reason for your anger you come over as a bitter individual who is rapidly losing the plot.

        Are you miffed ‘cos the other guys got paid and you didn’t? Rein your ego in for £&@! sake. You are acting like a politically immature person. This is politics on the internet sonny so get real. It will get a lot lot worse than this.

      • I always think that in online debates the guy who starts hurling insults direct or indirect or smears his contributions with sarcasm … that guy has lost the argument.

        douglas clark your comments on this thread have been very uncomrAde-like and while I can see the reason for your anger you come over as a bitter individual who is rapidly losing the plot.

        Are you miffed ‘cos the other guys got paid and you didn’t? Rein your ego in for £&@! sake. You are acting like a politically immature person. This is politics on the internet sonny so get real. It will get a lot lot worse than this.

      • I always think that in online debates the guy who starts hurling insults direct or indirect or smears his contributions with sarcasm … that guy has lost the argument.

        douglas clark your comments on this thread have been very uncomrAde-like and while I can see the reason for your anger you come over as a bitter individual who is rapidly losing the plot.

        Are you miffed ‘cos the other guys got paid and you didn’t? Rein your ego in for £&@! sake. You are acting like a politically immature person. This is politics on the internet sonny so get real. It will get a lot lot worse than this.

    135. Drew 1314,

      Thanks for your support. I want this behind us as much as anyone, even the rather ridiculous iain halder.

      What I am not willing to do is cover it up as iain halder – who must be the worlds least most convincing unionist – would have us do.

      We are better than that. If we err, then we pick ourselves up – you can see where I am going with this – dust ourselves down and start all over again.

      Bloody hell. I think NewsnetScotland.com has been regally shafted and we are all supposed to remain silent?

      I want to know who the people whose parents weren’t married are. I want to know who they are and our hosts are silent. Why is that?

      I think we make this site what it is. Not the owners, nor the robbers nor the arrogant ‘bastards’ that think they are our betters.

      Frankly, if this post is removed because I said ‘bastards’, then it is the owners that have lost the plot, not me….

    136. Drew 1314,

      Thanks for your support. I want this behind us as much as anyone, even the rather ridiculous iain halder.

      What I am not willing to do is cover it up as iain halder – who must be the worlds least most convincing unionist – would have us do.

      We are better than that. If we err, then we pick ourselves up – you can see where I am going with this – dust ourselves down and start all over again.

      Bloody hell. I think NewsnetScotland.com has been regally shafted and we are all supposed to remain silent?

      I want to know who the people whose parents weren’t married are. I want to know who they are and our hosts are silent. Why is that?

      I think we make this site what it is. Not the owners, nor the robbers nor the arrogant ‘bastards’ that think they are our betters.

      Frankly, if this post is removed because I said ‘bastards’, then it is the owners that have lost the plot, not me….

    137. Drew 1314,

      Thanks for your support. I want this behind us as much as anyone, even the rather ridiculous iain halder.

      What I am not willing to do is cover it up as iain halder – who must be the worlds least most convincing unionist – would have us do.

      We are better than that. If we err, then we pick ourselves up – you can see where I am going with this – dust ourselves down and start all over again.

      Bloody hell. I think NewsnetScotland.com has been regally shafted and we are all supposed to remain silent?

      I want to know who the people whose parents weren’t married are. I want to know who they are and our hosts are silent. Why is that?

      I think we make this site what it is. Not the owners, nor the robbers nor the arrogant ‘bastards’ that think they are our betters.

      Frankly, if this post is removed because I said ‘bastards’, then it is the owners that have lost the plot, not me….

    138. Drew 1314,

      Thanks for your support. I want this behind us as much as anyone, even the rather ridiculous iain halder.

      What I am not willing to do is cover it up as iain halder – who must be the worlds least most convincing unionist – would have us do.

      We are better than that. If we err, then we pick ourselves up – you can see where I am going with this – dust ourselves down and start all over again.

      Bloody hell. I think NewsnetScotland.com has been regally shafted and we are all supposed to remain silent?

      I want to know who the people whose parents weren’t married are. I want to know who they are and our hosts are silent. Why is that?

      I think we make this site what it is. Not the owners, nor the robbers nor the arrogant ‘bastards’ that think they are our betters.

      Frankly, if this post is removed because I said ‘bastards’, then it is the owners that have lost the plot, not me….

    139. Drew 1314,

      Thanks for your support. I want this behind us as much as anyone, even the rather ridiculous iain halder.

      What I am not willing to do is cover it up as iain halder – who must be the worlds least most convincing unionist – would have us do.

      We are better than that. If we err, then we pick ourselves up – you can see where I am going with this – dust ourselves down and start all over again.

      Bloody hell. I think NewsnetScotland.com has been regally shafted and we are all supposed to remain silent?

      I want to know who the people whose parents weren’t married are. I want to know who they are and our hosts are silent. Why is that?

      I think we make this site what it is. Not the owners, nor the robbers nor the arrogant ‘bastards’ that think they are our betters.

      Frankly, if this post is removed because I said ‘bastards’, then it is the owners that have lost the plot, not me….

    140. Drew 1314,

      Thanks for your support. I want this behind us as much as anyone, even the rather ridiculous iain halder.

      What I am not willing to do is cover it up as iain halder – who must be the worlds least most convincing unionist – would have us do.

      We are better than that. If we err, then we pick ourselves up – you can see where I am going with this – dust ourselves down and start all over again.

      Bloody hell. I think NewsnetScotland.com has been regally shafted and we are all supposed to remain silent?

      I want to know who the people whose parents weren’t married are. I want to know who they are and our hosts are silent. Why is that?

      I think we make this site what it is. Not the owners, nor the robbers nor the arrogant ‘bastards’ that think they are our betters.

      Frankly, if this post is removed because I said ‘bastards’, then it is the owners that have lost the plot, not me….

    141. Enough guys, what’s with all this handbags at dawn stuff!

      We’re bloody lucky, it would seem, that we still have NNS.com at all to be going ahead with.

      Everybody go and lie down in a nice darkened room – preferably with a double Macallan, if that would be your fancy!

      • Barontorc,

        ‘Tis you that needs the darkened room my friend. And that drink.

        It is simples.

        Either we learn the truth, the whole truth – you get the idea – or we don’t.

        This is a pretty fundamental issue I’d have thought.

        Go on, do a Rachel Maddow on me, talk me down.

        Newsnet Scotland is a good thing.

        What has happened to it is a bad thing.

        Try discussing that instead of pretending nothing has happened.

        Or join the daft club.

        • first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[quote name=”epiphany”]first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[/quote]

          27th july update :- received an unsolicited refund of £3 from Paypal today. Will be resuming monthly donation from next week (payday) & returning the £3 to this esteemed publication. Glad to know that there does still seem to be folk with integrity around. Onwards & upwards.

        • first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[quote name=”epiphany”]first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[/quote]

          27th july update :- received an unsolicited refund of £3 from Paypal today. Will be resuming monthly donation from next week (payday) & returning the £3 to this esteemed publication. Glad to know that there does still seem to be folk with integrity around. Onwards & upwards.

        • first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[quote name=”epiphany”]first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[/quote]

          27th july update :- received an unsolicited refund of £3 from Paypal today. Will be resuming monthly donation from next week (payday) & returning the £3 to this esteemed publication. Glad to know that there does still seem to be folk with integrity around. Onwards & upwards.

        • first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[quote name=”epiphany”]first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[/quote]

          27th july update :- received an unsolicited refund of £3 from Paypal today. Will be resuming monthly donation from next week (payday) & returning the £3 to this esteemed publication. Glad to know that there does still seem to be folk with integrity around. Onwards & upwards.

        • first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[quote name=”epiphany”]first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[/quote]

          27th july update :- received an unsolicited refund of £3 from Paypal today. Will be resuming monthly donation from next week (payday) & returning the £3 to this esteemed publication. Glad to know that there does still seem to be folk with integrity around. Onwards & upwards.

        • first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[quote name=”epiphany”]first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[/quote]

          27th july update :- received an unsolicited refund of £3 from Paypal today. Will be resuming monthly donation from next week (payday) & returning the £3 to this esteemed publication. Glad to know that there does still seem to be folk with integrity around. Onwards & upwards.

        • first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[quote name=”epiphany”]first time post. Was impressed enough with this spirit of this site to start the monthly paypal donation last month after making a couple of donations prior to the set-up. This morning the £3 was paid to the “alexporter” gmail address. This afternoon I have cancelled the monthly donation due to this net/com carry on. No email or communication clarifying this nonsense was received, contrary to the blurb above in the main article. I have enjoyed the debunking of the unionist myths over the past year & have learned a great deal from the articles & posters, however this sordid episode has battered my trust. Until there is greater transparency regarding the donations, there shall be no more from this scunnered Scot.[/quote]

          27th july update :- received an unsolicited refund of £3 from Paypal today. Will be resuming monthly donation from next week (payday) & returning the £3 to this esteemed publication. Glad to know that there does still seem to be folk with integrity around. Onwards & upwards.

      • Barontorc,

        ‘Tis you that needs the darkened room my friend. And that drink.

        It is simples.

        Either we learn the truth, the whole truth – you get the idea – or we don’t.

        This is a pretty fundamental issue I’d have thought.

        Go on, do a Rachel Maddow on me, talk me down.

        Newsnet Scotland is a good thing.

        What has happened to it is a bad thing.

        Try discussing that instead of pretending nothing has happened.

        Or join the daft club.

      • Barontorc,

        ‘Tis you that needs the darkened room my friend. And that drink.

        It is simples.

        Either we learn the truth, the whole truth – you get the idea – or we don’t.

        This is a pretty fundamental issue I’d have thought.

        Go on, do a Rachel Maddow on me, talk me down.

        Newsnet Scotland is a good thing.

        What has happened to it is a bad thing.

        Try discussing that instead of pretending nothing has happened.

        Or join the daft club.

      • Barontorc,

        ‘Tis you that needs the darkened room my friend. And that drink.

        It is simples.

        Either we learn the truth, the whole truth – you get the idea – or we don’t.

        This is a pretty fundamental issue I’d have thought.

        Go on, do a Rachel Maddow on me, talk me down.

        Newsnet Scotland is a good thing.

        What has happened to it is a bad thing.

        Try discussing that instead of pretending nothing has happened.

        Or join the daft club.

      • Barontorc,

        ‘Tis you that needs the darkened room my friend. And that drink.

        It is simples.

        Either we learn the truth, the whole truth – you get the idea – or we don’t.

        This is a pretty fundamental issue I’d have thought.

        Go on, do a Rachel Maddow on me, talk me down.

        Newsnet Scotland is a good thing.

        What has happened to it is a bad thing.

        Try discussing that instead of pretending nothing has happened.

        Or join the daft club.

      • Barontorc,

        ‘Tis you that needs the darkened room my friend. And that drink.

        It is simples.

        Either we learn the truth, the whole truth – you get the idea – or we don’t.

        This is a pretty fundamental issue I’d have thought.

        Go on, do a Rachel Maddow on me, talk me down.

        Newsnet Scotland is a good thing.

        What has happened to it is a bad thing.

        Try discussing that instead of pretending nothing has happened.

        Or join the daft club.

      • Barontorc,

        ‘Tis you that needs the darkened room my friend. And that drink.

        It is simples.

        Either we learn the truth, the whole truth – you get the idea – or we don’t.

        This is a pretty fundamental issue I’d have thought.

        Go on, do a Rachel Maddow on me, talk me down.

        Newsnet Scotland is a good thing.

        What has happened to it is a bad thing.

        Try discussing that instead of pretending nothing has happened.

        Or join the daft club.

    142. Enough guys, what’s with all this handbags at dawn stuff!

      We’re bloody lucky, it would seem, that we still have NNS.com at all to be going ahead with.

      Everybody go and lie down in a nice darkened room – preferably with a double Macallan, if that would be your fancy!

    143. Enough guys, what’s with all this handbags at dawn stuff!

      We’re bloody lucky, it would seem, that we still have NNS.com at all to be going ahead with.

      Everybody go and lie down in a nice darkened room – preferably with a double Macallan, if that would be your fancy!

    144. Enough guys, what’s with all this handbags at dawn stuff!

      We’re bloody lucky, it would seem, that we still have NNS.com at all to be going ahead with.

      Everybody go and lie down in a nice darkened room – preferably with a double Macallan, if that would be your fancy!

    145. Enough guys, what’s with all this handbags at dawn stuff!

      We’re bloody lucky, it would seem, that we still have NNS.com at all to be going ahead with.

      Everybody go and lie down in a nice darkened room – preferably with a double Macallan, if that would be your fancy!

    146. Enough guys, what’s with all this handbags at dawn stuff!

      We’re bloody lucky, it would seem, that we still have NNS.com at all to be going ahead with.

      Everybody go and lie down in a nice darkened room – preferably with a double Macallan, if that would be your fancy!

    147. Enough guys, what’s with all this handbags at dawn stuff!

      We’re bloody lucky, it would seem, that we still have NNS.com at all to be going ahead with.

      Everybody go and lie down in a nice darkened room – preferably with a double Macallan, if that would be your fancy!

    148. A private e-mail copied to all registered users fully explaining what happened and what is being done to “normalise” the situation, would go along way to calming fears about “our NNS”

      I didn’t get a reply to my e-mail either, I put it down to more pressing matters.

      BTW nns.org and nns.net came back as invalid.

    149. A private e-mail copied to all registered users fully explaining what happened and what is being done to “normalise” the situation, would go along way to calming fears about “our NNS”

      I didn’t get a reply to my e-mail either, I put it down to more pressing matters.

      BTW nns.org and nns.net came back as invalid.

    150. A private e-mail copied to all registered users fully explaining what happened and what is being done to “normalise” the situation, would go along way to calming fears about “our NNS”

      I didn’t get a reply to my e-mail either, I put it down to more pressing matters.

      BTW nns.org and nns.net came back as invalid.

    151. A private e-mail copied to all registered users fully explaining what happened and what is being done to “normalise” the situation, would go along way to calming fears about “our NNS”

      I didn’t get a reply to my e-mail either, I put it down to more pressing matters.

      BTW nns.org and nns.net came back as invalid.

    152. A private e-mail copied to all registered users fully explaining what happened and what is being done to “normalise” the situation, would go along way to calming fears about “our NNS”

      I didn’t get a reply to my e-mail either, I put it down to more pressing matters.

      BTW nns.org and nns.net came back as invalid.

    153. A private e-mail copied to all registered users fully explaining what happened and what is being done to “normalise” the situation, would go along way to calming fears about “our NNS”

      I didn’t get a reply to my e-mail either, I put it down to more pressing matters.

      BTW nns.org and nns.net came back as invalid.

    154. A private e-mail copied to all registered users fully explaining what happened and what is being done to “normalise” the situation, would go along way to calming fears about “our NNS”

      I didn’t get a reply to my e-mail either, I put it down to more pressing matters.

      BTW nns.org and nns.net came back as invalid.

    155. I want this forgotten and behind us.

      Witch hunting our own is destructive.

      Feelings are hurt, it’s over.

      This is a distraction from the important development of Newsnet in my view.

      I hope that another journal does start up and it becomes another beloved port of call.

      I don’t regret one penny of my donations.

      Today and tomorrow is what matters.

      Time to move on.

      • [i]Witch hunting our own is destructive.[/i]

        It is not witch hunting to ask what has happened to our contact information and log-in information which seems to have been transferred to the other site.

        Nor is it witch hunting to ask what steps are going to be taken to ensure it is held safely and cannot be taken again by anyone who decides to form a break-away group.

        That is a serious breach of security and should be addressed.

        People tend to use the same password for multiple sites so if you knowthe password and have someone’s e-mail address then you could try logging in as that person to various popular sites (e.g. Amazon) and have a field day.

      • [i]Witch hunting our own is destructive.[/i]

        It is not witch hunting to ask what has happened to our contact information and log-in information which seems to have been transferred to the other site.

        Nor is it witch hunting to ask what steps are going to be taken to ensure it is held safely and cannot be taken again by anyone who decides to form a break-away group.

        That is a serious breach of security and should be addressed.

        People tend to use the same password for multiple sites so if you knowthe password and have someone’s e-mail address then you could try logging in as that person to various popular sites (e.g. Amazon) and have a field day.

      • [i]Witch hunting our own is destructive.[/i]

        It is not witch hunting to ask what has happened to our contact information and log-in information which seems to have been transferred to the other site.

        Nor is it witch hunting to ask what steps are going to be taken to ensure it is held safely and cannot be taken again by anyone who decides to form a break-away group.

        That is a serious breach of security and should be addressed.

        People tend to use the same password for multiple sites so if you knowthe password and have someone’s e-mail address then you could try logging in as that person to various popular sites (e.g. Amazon) and have a field day.

      • [i]Witch hunting our own is destructive.[/i]

        It is not witch hunting to ask what has happened to our contact information and log-in information which seems to have been transferred to the other site.

        Nor is it witch hunting to ask what steps are going to be taken to ensure it is held safely and cannot be taken again by anyone who decides to form a break-away group.

        That is a serious breach of security and should be addressed.

        People tend to use the same password for multiple sites so if you knowthe password and have someone’s e-mail address then you could try logging in as that person to various popular sites (e.g. Amazon) and have a field day.

      • [i]Witch hunting our own is destructive.[/i]

        It is not witch hunting to ask what has happened to our contact information and log-in information which seems to have been transferred to the other site.

        Nor is it witch hunting to ask what steps are going to be taken to ensure it is held safely and cannot be taken again by anyone who decides to form a break-away group.

        That is a serious breach of security and should be addressed.

        People tend to use the same password for multiple sites so if you knowthe password and have someone’s e-mail address then you could try logging in as that person to various popular sites (e.g. Amazon) and have a field day.

    156. I replied to the “Dear Reader” email and got an “undeliverable” message back.

      I understand that the Newsnet team can be a bit coy on exactly who’s who behind the scenes, thought I do like to see articles attributed to named writers.

      In this instance though, there seems to have been a serious attempt to undermine NNS. I get the gist of what has happened from the above article, but I think we should know who was involved and more detail on the dispute. A fuller article on this would be appreciated, with a right to reply of course – which the “add comments” facility gives in any case.

    157. I want this forgotten and behind us.

      Witch hunting our own is destructive.

      Feelings are hurt, it’s over.

      This is a distraction from the important development of Newsnet in my view.

      I hope that another journal does start up and it becomes another beloved port of call.

      I don’t regret one penny of my donations.

      Today and tomorrow is what matters.

      Time to move on.

    158. I replied to the “Dear Reader” email and got an “undeliverable” message back.

      I understand that the Newsnet team can be a bit coy on exactly who’s who behind the scenes, thought I do like to see articles attributed to named writers.

      In this instance though, there seems to have been a serious attempt to undermine NNS. I get the gist of what has happened from the above article, but I think we should know who was involved and more detail on the dispute. A fuller article on this would be appreciated, with a right to reply of course – which the “add comments” facility gives in any case.

    159. I want this forgotten and behind us.

      Witch hunting our own is destructive.

      Feelings are hurt, it’s over.

      This is a distraction from the important development of Newsnet in my view.

      I hope that another journal does start up and it becomes another beloved port of call.

      I don’t regret one penny of my donations.

      Today and tomorrow is what matters.

      Time to move on.

    160. I replied to the “Dear Reader” email and got an “undeliverable” message back.

      I understand that the Newsnet team can be a bit coy on exactly who’s who behind the scenes, thought I do like to see articles attributed to named writers.

      In this instance though, there seems to have been a serious attempt to undermine NNS. I get the gist of what has happened from the above article, but I think we should know who was involved and more detail on the dispute. A fuller article on this would be appreciated, with a right to reply of course – which the “add comments” facility gives in any case.

    161. I want this forgotten and behind us.

      Witch hunting our own is destructive.

      Feelings are hurt, it’s over.

      This is a distraction from the important development of Newsnet in my view.

      I hope that another journal does start up and it becomes another beloved port of call.

      I don’t regret one penny of my donations.

      Today and tomorrow is what matters.

      Time to move on.

    162. I replied to the “Dear Reader” email and got an “undeliverable” message back.

      I understand that the Newsnet team can be a bit coy on exactly who’s who behind the scenes, thought I do like to see articles attributed to named writers.

      In this instance though, there seems to have been a serious attempt to undermine NNS. I get the gist of what has happened from the above article, but I think we should know who was involved and more detail on the dispute. A fuller article on this would be appreciated, with a right to reply of course – which the “add comments” facility gives in any case.

    163. I want this forgotten and behind us.

      Witch hunting our own is destructive.

      Feelings are hurt, it’s over.

      This is a distraction from the important development of Newsnet in my view.

      I hope that another journal does start up and it becomes another beloved port of call.

      I don’t regret one penny of my donations.

      Today and tomorrow is what matters.

      Time to move on.

    164. I replied to the “Dear Reader” email and got an “undeliverable” message back.

      I understand that the Newsnet team can be a bit coy on exactly who’s who behind the scenes, thought I do like to see articles attributed to named writers.

      In this instance though, there seems to have been a serious attempt to undermine NNS. I get the gist of what has happened from the above article, but I think we should know who was involved and more detail on the dispute. A fuller article on this would be appreciated, with a right to reply of course – which the “add comments” facility gives in any case.

    165. I want this forgotten and behind us.

      Witch hunting our own is destructive.

      Feelings are hurt, it’s over.

      This is a distraction from the important development of Newsnet in my view.

      I hope that another journal does start up and it becomes another beloved port of call.

      I don’t regret one penny of my donations.

      Today and tomorrow is what matters.

      Time to move on.

    166. I replied to the “Dear Reader” email and got an “undeliverable” message back.

      I understand that the Newsnet team can be a bit coy on exactly who’s who behind the scenes, thought I do like to see articles attributed to named writers.

      In this instance though, there seems to have been a serious attempt to undermine NNS. I get the gist of what has happened from the above article, but I think we should know who was involved and more detail on the dispute. A fuller article on this would be appreciated, with a right to reply of course – which the “add comments” facility gives in any case.

    167. I want this forgotten and behind us.

      Witch hunting our own is destructive.

      Feelings are hurt, it’s over.

      This is a distraction from the important development of Newsnet in my view.

      I hope that another journal does start up and it becomes another beloved port of call.

      I don’t regret one penny of my donations.

      Today and tomorrow is what matters.

      Time to move on.

    168. I replied to the “Dear Reader” email and got an “undeliverable” message back.

      I understand that the Newsnet team can be a bit coy on exactly who’s who behind the scenes, thought I do like to see articles attributed to named writers.

      In this instance though, there seems to have been a serious attempt to undermine NNS. I get the gist of what has happened from the above article, but I think we should know who was involved and more detail on the dispute. A fuller article on this would be appreciated, with a right to reply of course – which the “add comments” facility gives in any case.

    169. I there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.

      The last thing we wan’t is a witchhunt. What’s done is done – move on.

      I for one am looking forward, not backward and so long as Newsnet Scotland is there then the drive towards independence is augmented and assisted by this website.

      I can relate to any of you who feel hard done by, but a very quick line needs drawn under this and I don’t expect to see anymore posts where tempers are getting frayed. You willjust wind each other up and no one gains by it.

      AS I said, if there are any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can deal with them on a more personal basis – I don’t need or require any details so keep me out of it.

      The unionists must be laughing their socks off! (They make sure they read this site too).

      I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.

    170. I there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.

      The last thing we wan’t is a witchhunt. What’s done is done – move on.

      I for one am looking forward, not backward and so long as Newsnet Scotland is there then the drive towards independence is augmented and assisted by this website.

      I can relate to any of you who feel hard done by, but a very quick line needs drawn under this and I don’t expect to see anymore posts where tempers are getting frayed. You willjust wind each other up and no one gains by it.

      AS I said, if there are any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can deal with them on a more personal basis – I don’t need or require any details so keep me out of it.

      The unionists must be laughing their socks off! (They make sure they read this site too).

      I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.

    171. I there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.

      The last thing we wan’t is a witchhunt. What’s done is done – move on.

      I for one am looking forward, not backward and so long as Newsnet Scotland is there then the drive towards independence is augmented and assisted by this website.

      I can relate to any of you who feel hard done by, but a very quick line needs drawn under this and I don’t expect to see anymore posts where tempers are getting frayed. You willjust wind each other up and no one gains by it.

      AS I said, if there are any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can deal with them on a more personal basis – I don’t need or require any details so keep me out of it.

      The unionists must be laughing their socks off! (They make sure they read this site too).

      I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.

    172. I there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.

      The last thing we wan’t is a witchhunt. What’s done is done – move on.

      I for one am looking forward, not backward and so long as Newsnet Scotland is there then the drive towards independence is augmented and assisted by this website.

      I can relate to any of you who feel hard done by, but a very quick line needs drawn under this and I don’t expect to see anymore posts where tempers are getting frayed. You willjust wind each other up and no one gains by it.

      AS I said, if there are any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can deal with them on a more personal basis – I don’t need or require any details so keep me out of it.

      The unionists must be laughing their socks off! (They make sure they read this site too).

      I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.

    173. I there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.

      The last thing we wan’t is a witchhunt. What’s done is done – move on.

      I for one am looking forward, not backward and so long as Newsnet Scotland is there then the drive towards independence is augmented and assisted by this website.

      I can relate to any of you who feel hard done by, but a very quick line needs drawn under this and I don’t expect to see anymore posts where tempers are getting frayed. You willjust wind each other up and no one gains by it.

      AS I said, if there are any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can deal with them on a more personal basis – I don’t need or require any details so keep me out of it.

      The unionists must be laughing their socks off! (They make sure they read this site too).

      I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.

    174. I there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.

      The last thing we wan’t is a witchhunt. What’s done is done – move on.

      I for one am looking forward, not backward and so long as Newsnet Scotland is there then the drive towards independence is augmented and assisted by this website.

      I can relate to any of you who feel hard done by, but a very quick line needs drawn under this and I don’t expect to see anymore posts where tempers are getting frayed. You willjust wind each other up and no one gains by it.

      AS I said, if there are any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can deal with them on a more personal basis – I don’t need or require any details so keep me out of it.

      The unionists must be laughing their socks off! (They make sure they read this site too).

      I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.

    175. I there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.

      The last thing we wan’t is a witchhunt. What’s done is done – move on.

      I for one am looking forward, not backward and so long as Newsnet Scotland is there then the drive towards independence is augmented and assisted by this website.

      I can relate to any of you who feel hard done by, but a very quick line needs drawn under this and I don’t expect to see anymore posts where tempers are getting frayed. You willjust wind each other up and no one gains by it.

      AS I said, if there are any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can deal with them on a more personal basis – I don’t need or require any details so keep me out of it.

      The unionists must be laughing their socks off! (They make sure they read this site too).

      I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.

    176. Aucheorn,

      Am I inside that loop or outside it? To the best of my knowledge I am not getting any e-mails.

      I appear to be somewhat less than a ‘registered user’ despite having written for this site, having paid money to support it, having attempted to suggest that honesty is the best policy.

      Frankly some folk need to grow up.

      The more pressing matters seem to be around pretending that there isn’t an issue and that iain halder is a worthy citizen of this site.

      When it is perfectly plain that he isn’t.

      What gives on the e-mails to those and such as those?

      I think we should be told.

      • Douglas
        The email I received was on 7 July from Online Ed. These were the contact details
        [b]
        contact@newsnetscotland.org via dev.media-bros.dk
        tocontact@newsnetscotland.org

        dateThu, Jul 7, 2011 at 9:20 PM
        subjectNewsnet Scotland
        mailed-bydev.media-bros.dk[/b]

        I think this would have been sent to all registered users. If you did not receive one I do not think for a moment you were deliberately missed out. Could it be that your details, along with your articles, were taken by NNS.net, thus Online Ed would not be able to contact you.

        I dont know if the above details of the origin of the email from Online Ed, help in any way for you to make contact with him. I really do think it’s possible that emails sent through the normal channels are going to the rogue site.

        • Teri,

          Thanks for that.

          I do not know whether I count as a ‘registered user’or not.

          What is pretty clear is that I have no idea what the content of that e-mail was. Neither does anyone that comments here and, just perhaps, is interested in the content?

          Perhaps you could share it with us?

          • From my junk mail folder on the 7th Douglas –
            “Dear Reader

            This is a message to reassure you that Newsnet Scotland remains at the same location it has always resided – newsnetscotland.com.

            Many of you will know me as Online Ed, the founder of Newsnet Scotland, many will not. However be assured that contrary to what you may have read, Newsnet Scotland has no intention of moving to another domain.

            The site is up, live and awaiting comments. We will continue to strive to ensure that those denied a voice in Scotland’s main stream media are afforded an opportunity to speak through us.

            All the best
            Online Ed and the team “

          • From my junk mail folder on the 7th Douglas –
            “Dear Reader

            This is a message to reassure you that Newsnet Scotland remains at the same location it has always resided – newsnetscotland.com.

            Many of you will know me as Online Ed, the founder of Newsnet Scotland, many will not. However be assured that contrary to what you may have read, Newsnet Scotland has no intention of moving to another domain.

            The site is up, live and awaiting comments. We will continue to strive to ensure that those denied a voice in Scotland’s main stream media are afforded an opportunity to speak through us.

            All the best
            Online Ed and the team “

          • From my junk mail folder on the 7th Douglas –
            “Dear Reader

            This is a message to reassure you that Newsnet Scotland remains at the same location it has always resided – newsnetscotland.com.

            Many of you will know me as Online Ed, the founder of Newsnet Scotland, many will not. However be assured that contrary to what you may have read, Newsnet Scotland has no intention of moving to another domain.

            The site is up, live and awaiting comments. We will continue to strive to ensure that those denied a voice in Scotland’s main stream media are afforded an opportunity to speak through us.

            All the best
            Online Ed and the team “

          • From my junk mail folder on the 7th Douglas –
            “Dear Reader

            This is a message to reassure you that Newsnet Scotland remains at the same location it has always resided – newsnetscotland.com.

            Many of you will know me as Online Ed, the founder of Newsnet Scotland, many will not. However be assured that contrary to what you may have read, Newsnet Scotland has no intention of moving to another domain.

            The site is up, live and awaiting comments. We will continue to strive to ensure that those denied a voice in Scotland’s main stream media are afforded an opportunity to speak through us.

            All the best
            Online Ed and the team “

          • From my junk mail folder on the 7th Douglas –
            “Dear Reader

            This is a message to reassure you that Newsnet Scotland remains at the same location it has always resided – newsnetscotland.com.

            Many of you will know me as Online Ed, the founder of Newsnet Scotland, many will not. However be assured that contrary to what you may have read, Newsnet Scotland has no intention of moving to another domain.

            The site is up, live and awaiting comments. We will continue to strive to ensure that those denied a voice in Scotland’s main stream media are afforded an opportunity to speak through us.

            All the best
            Online Ed and the team “

          • Douglas
            My apologies for taking so long to get back with the email copy, I wasnt back on the site till now.

            Here it is:

            [b]Dear Reader

            This is a message to reassure you that Newsnet Scotland remains at the same location it has always resided – newsnetscotland.com.

            Many of you will know me as Online Ed, the founder of Newsnet Scotland, many will not. However be assured that contrary to what you may have read, Newsnet Scotland has no intention of moving to another domain.

            The site is up, live and awaiting comments. We will continue to strive to ensure that those denied a voice in Scotland’s main stream media are afforded an opportunity to speak through us.

            All the best
            Online Ed and the team[/b]

            This is definitely the real site and I am sure Online Ed will sort everything out. I hope you manage to contact him re your concerns.

          • Douglas
            My apologies for taking so long to get back with the email copy, I wasnt back on the site till now.

            Here it is:

            [b]Dear Reader

            This is a message to reassure you that Newsnet Scotland remains at the same location it has always resided – newsnetscotland.com.

            Many of you will know me as Online Ed, the founder of Newsnet Scotland, many will not. However be assured that contrary to what you may have read, Newsnet Scotland has no intention of moving to another domain.

            The site is up, live and awaiting comments. We will continue to strive to ensure that those denied a voice in Scotland’s main stream media are afforded an opportunity to speak through us.

            All the best
            Online Ed and the team[/b]

            This is definitely the real site and I am sure Online Ed will sort everything out. I hope you manage to contact him re your concerns.

          • Douglas
            My apologies for taking so long to get back with the email copy, I wasnt back on the site till now.

            Here it is:

            [b]Dear Reader

            This is a message to reassure you that Newsnet Scotland remains at the same location it has always resided – newsnetscotland.com.

            Many of you will know me as Online Ed, the founder of Newsnet Scotland, many will not. However be assured that contrary to what you may have read, Newsnet Scotland has no intention of moving to another domain.

            The site is up, live and awaiting comments. We will continue to strive to ensure that those denied a voice in Scotland’s main stream media are afforded an opportunity to speak through us.

            All the best
            Online Ed and the team[/b]

            This is definitely the real site and I am sure Online Ed will sort everything out. I hope you manage to contact him re your concerns.

          • Douglas
            My apologies for taking so long to get back with the email copy, I wasnt back on the site till now.

            Here it is:

            [b]Dear Reader

            This is a message to reassure you that Newsnet Scotland remains at the same location it has always resided – newsnetscotland.com.

            Many of you will know me as Online Ed, the founder of Newsnet Scotland, many will not. However be assured that contrary to what you may have read, Newsnet Scotland has no intention of moving to another domain.

            The site is up, live and awaiting comments. We will continue to strive to ensure that those denied a voice in Scotland’s main stream media are afforded an opportunity to speak through us.

            All the best
            Online Ed and the team[/b]

            This is definitely the real site and I am sure Online Ed will sort everything out. I hope you manage to contact him re your concerns.

          • Douglas
            My apologies for taking so long to get back with the email copy, I wasnt back on the site till now.

            Here it is:

            [b]Dear Reader

            This is a message to reassure you that Newsnet Scotland remains at the same location it has always resided – newsnetscotland.com.

            Many of you will know me as Online Ed, the founder of Newsnet Scotland, many will not. However be assured that contrary to what you may have read, Newsnet Scotland has no intention of moving to another domain.

            The site is up, live and awaiting comments. We will continue to strive to ensure that those denied a voice in Scotland’s main stream media are afforded an opportunity to speak through us.

            All the best
            Online Ed and the team[/b]

            This is definitely the real site and I am sure Online Ed will sort everything out. I hope you manage to contact him re your concerns.

        • Teri,

          Thanks for that.

          I do not know whether I count as a ‘registered user’or not.

          What is pretty clear is that I have no idea what the content of that e-mail was. Neither does anyone that comments here and, just perhaps, is interested in the content?

          Perhaps you could share it with us?

        • Teri,

          Thanks for that.

          I do not know whether I count as a ‘registered user’or not.

          What is pretty clear is that I have no idea what the content of that e-mail was. Neither does anyone that comments here and, just perhaps, is interested in the content?

          Perhaps you could share it with us?

        • Teri,

          Thanks for that.

          I do not know whether I count as a ‘registered user’or not.

          What is pretty clear is that I have no idea what the content of that e-mail was. Neither does anyone that comments here and, just perhaps, is interested in the content?

          Perhaps you could share it with us?

        • Teri,

          Thanks for that.

          I do not know whether I count as a ‘registered user’or not.

          What is pretty clear is that I have no idea what the content of that e-mail was. Neither does anyone that comments here and, just perhaps, is interested in the content?

          Perhaps you could share it with us?

        • Teri,

          Thanks for that.

          I do not know whether I count as a ‘registered user’or not.

          What is pretty clear is that I have no idea what the content of that e-mail was. Neither does anyone that comments here and, just perhaps, is interested in the content?

          Perhaps you could share it with us?

      • Douglas
        The email I received was on 7 July from Online Ed. These were the contact details
        [b]
        contact@newsnetscotland.org via dev.media-bros.dk
        tocontact@newsnetscotland.org

        dateThu, Jul 7, 2011 at 9:20 PM
        subjectNewsnet Scotland
        mailed-bydev.media-bros.dk[/b]

        I think this would have been sent to all registered users. If you did not receive one I do not think for a moment you were deliberately missed out. Could it be that your details, along with your articles, were taken by NNS.net, thus Online Ed would not be able to contact you.

        I dont know if the above details of the origin of the email from Online Ed, help in any way for you to make contact with him. I really do think it’s possible that emails sent through the normal channels are going to the rogue site.

      • Douglas
        The email I received was on 7 July from Online Ed. These were the contact details
        [b]
        contact@newsnetscotland.org via dev.media-bros.dk
        tocontact@newsnetscotland.org

        dateThu, Jul 7, 2011 at 9:20 PM
        subjectNewsnet Scotland
        mailed-bydev.media-bros.dk[/b]

        I think this would have been sent to all registered users. If you did not receive one I do not think for a moment you were deliberately missed out. Could it be that your details, along with your articles, were taken by NNS.net, thus Online Ed would not be able to contact you.

        I dont know if the above details of the origin of the email from Online Ed, help in any way for you to make contact with him. I really do think it’s possible that emails sent through the normal channels are going to the rogue site.

      • Douglas
        The email I received was on 7 July from Online Ed. These were the contact details
        [b]
        contact@newsnetscotland.org via dev.media-bros.dk
        tocontact@newsnetscotland.org

        dateThu, Jul 7, 2011 at 9:20 PM
        subjectNewsnet Scotland
        mailed-bydev.media-bros.dk[/b]

        I think this would have been sent to all registered users. If you did not receive one I do not think for a moment you were deliberately missed out. Could it be that your details, along with your articles, were taken by NNS.net, thus Online Ed would not be able to contact you.

        I dont know if the above details of the origin of the email from Online Ed, help in any way for you to make contact with him. I really do think it’s possible that emails sent through the normal channels are going to the rogue site.

      • Douglas
        The email I received was on 7 July from Online Ed. These were the contact details
        [b]
        contact@newsnetscotland.org via dev.media-bros.dk
        tocontact@newsnetscotland.org

        dateThu, Jul 7, 2011 at 9:20 PM
        subjectNewsnet Scotland
        mailed-bydev.media-bros.dk[/b]

        I think this would have been sent to all registered users. If you did not receive one I do not think for a moment you were deliberately missed out. Could it be that your details, along with your articles, were taken by NNS.net, thus Online Ed would not be able to contact you.

        I dont know if the above details of the origin of the email from Online Ed, help in any way for you to make contact with him. I really do think it’s possible that emails sent through the normal channels are going to the rogue site.

      • Douglas
        The email I received was on 7 July from Online Ed. These were the contact details
        [b]
        contact@newsnetscotland.org via dev.media-bros.dk
        tocontact@newsnetscotland.org

        dateThu, Jul 7, 2011 at 9:20 PM
        subjectNewsnet Scotland
        mailed-bydev.media-bros.dk[/b]

        I think this would have been sent to all registered users. If you did not receive one I do not think for a moment you were deliberately missed out. Could it be that your details, along with your articles, were taken by NNS.net, thus Online Ed would not be able to contact you.

        I dont know if the above details of the origin of the email from Online Ed, help in any way for you to make contact with him. I really do think it’s possible that emails sent through the normal channels are going to the rogue site.

    177. Aucheorn,

      Am I inside that loop or outside it? To the best of my knowledge I am not getting any e-mails.

      I appear to be somewhat less than a ‘registered user’ despite having written for this site, having paid money to support it, having attempted to suggest that honesty is the best policy.

      Frankly some folk need to grow up.

      The more pressing matters seem to be around pretending that there isn’t an issue and that iain halder is a worthy citizen of this site.

      When it is perfectly plain that he isn’t.

      What gives on the e-mails to those and such as those?

      I think we should be told.

    178. Aucheorn,

      Am I inside that loop or outside it? To the best of my knowledge I am not getting any e-mails.

      I appear to be somewhat less than a ‘registered user’ despite having written for this site, having paid money to support it, having attempted to suggest that honesty is the best policy.

      Frankly some folk need to grow up.

      The more pressing matters seem to be around pretending that there isn’t an issue and that iain halder is a worthy citizen of this site.

      When it is perfectly plain that he isn’t.

      What gives on the e-mails to those and such as those?

      I think we should be told.

    179. Aucheorn,

      Am I inside that loop or outside it? To the best of my knowledge I am not getting any e-mails.

      I appear to be somewhat less than a ‘registered user’ despite having written for this site, having paid money to support it, having attempted to suggest that honesty is the best policy.

      Frankly some folk need to grow up.

      The more pressing matters seem to be around pretending that there isn’t an issue and that iain halder is a worthy citizen of this site.

      When it is perfectly plain that he isn’t.

      What gives on the e-mails to those and such as those?

      I think we should be told.

    180. Aucheorn,

      Am I inside that loop or outside it? To the best of my knowledge I am not getting any e-mails.

      I appear to be somewhat less than a ‘registered user’ despite having written for this site, having paid money to support it, having attempted to suggest that honesty is the best policy.

      Frankly some folk need to grow up.

      The more pressing matters seem to be around pretending that there isn’t an issue and that iain halder is a worthy citizen of this site.

      When it is perfectly plain that he isn’t.

      What gives on the e-mails to those and such as those?

      I think we should be told.

    181. Aucheorn,

      Am I inside that loop or outside it? To the best of my knowledge I am not getting any e-mails.

      I appear to be somewhat less than a ‘registered user’ despite having written for this site, having paid money to support it, having attempted to suggest that honesty is the best policy.

      Frankly some folk need to grow up.

      The more pressing matters seem to be around pretending that there isn’t an issue and that iain halder is a worthy citizen of this site.

      When it is perfectly plain that he isn’t.

      What gives on the e-mails to those and such as those?

      I think we should be told.

    182. Aucheorn,

      Am I inside that loop or outside it? To the best of my knowledge I am not getting any e-mails.

      I appear to be somewhat less than a ‘registered user’ despite having written for this site, having paid money to support it, having attempted to suggest that honesty is the best policy.

      Frankly some folk need to grow up.

      The more pressing matters seem to be around pretending that there isn’t an issue and that iain halder is a worthy citizen of this site.

      When it is perfectly plain that he isn’t.

      What gives on the e-mails to those and such as those?

      I think we should be told.

    183. Saltire Groppenslosh,

      Does your name mean something in Gaelic or summat?

      Anyway.

      [quote]I[f] there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.[/quote]

      Why ‘large donors’ Saltire Groppenslosh?

      [quote]I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.[/quote]

      Good. For you have not a scooby what you are talking about.

      Enjoy your Saturday night.

      And stop pretending you have anything worth saying. Enjoy your own ‘chill pill’.

    184. Saltire Groppenslosh,

      Does your name mean something in Gaelic or summat?

      Anyway.

      [quote]I[f] there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.[/quote]

      Why ‘large donors’ Saltire Groppenslosh?

      [quote]I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.[/quote]

      Good. For you have not a scooby what you are talking about.

      Enjoy your Saturday night.

      And stop pretending you have anything worth saying. Enjoy your own ‘chill pill’.

    185. Saltire Groppenslosh,

      Does your name mean something in Gaelic or summat?

      Anyway.

      [quote]I[f] there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.[/quote]

      Why ‘large donors’ Saltire Groppenslosh?

      [quote]I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.[/quote]

      Good. For you have not a scooby what you are talking about.

      Enjoy your Saturday night.

      And stop pretending you have anything worth saying. Enjoy your own ‘chill pill’.

    186. Saltire Groppenslosh,

      Does your name mean something in Gaelic or summat?

      Anyway.

      [quote]I[f] there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.[/quote]

      Why ‘large donors’ Saltire Groppenslosh?

      [quote]I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.[/quote]

      Good. For you have not a scooby what you are talking about.

      Enjoy your Saturday night.

      And stop pretending you have anything worth saying. Enjoy your own ‘chill pill’.

    187. Saltire Groppenslosh,

      Does your name mean something in Gaelic or summat?

      Anyway.

      [quote]I[f] there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.[/quote]

      Why ‘large donors’ Saltire Groppenslosh?

      [quote]I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.[/quote]

      Good. For you have not a scooby what you are talking about.

      Enjoy your Saturday night.

      And stop pretending you have anything worth saying. Enjoy your own ‘chill pill’.

    188. Saltire Groppenslosh,

      Does your name mean something in Gaelic or summat?

      Anyway.

      [quote]I[f] there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.[/quote]

      Why ‘large donors’ Saltire Groppenslosh?

      [quote]I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.[/quote]

      Good. For you have not a scooby what you are talking about.

      Enjoy your Saturday night.

      And stop pretending you have anything worth saying. Enjoy your own ‘chill pill’.

    189. Saltire Groppenslosh,

      Does your name mean something in Gaelic or summat?

      Anyway.

      [quote]I[f] there were any large donors then perhaps NNS.com can speak to them privately.[/quote]

      Why ‘large donors’ Saltire Groppenslosh?

      [quote]I won’t be responding to any “retorts” to this post and am going to try to enjoy what’s left of my Saturday – just take a chill pill all of you and look at the bigger picture.[/quote]

      Good. For you have not a scooby what you are talking about.

      Enjoy your Saturday night.

      And stop pretending you have anything worth saying. Enjoy your own ‘chill pill’.

    190. I must say I’m more than a little shocked and saddened by all this.

      Over the last 6-7 months this site has been my “go to” for important current events, years ago I used to be very interested in news, politics and the world but I had kind of stopped taking such an active interest before Newsnet rekindled it.

      On the previous points about releasing information about what happened, I agree that it could do a lot of good to get everything out in the open but feel it needs to be done at the right time.

      Of course if those who actually know what went on feel it would have too much of a negative impact then who am I to disagree. I hope that what ever decision is made it is the right one.

      More importantly of course is waiting for things to get back on track and keeping the community here and having views being posted either new articles or simply keeping discussion going in the comments.

      I don’t doubt those in charge’s commitment to NNS, especially after something like this but having an interested and active community must be a massive encouragement to those putting in large amounts of time and effort here.

    191. I must say I’m more than a little shocked and saddened by all this.

      Over the last 6-7 months this site has been my “go to” for important current events, years ago I used to be very interested in news, politics and the world but I had kind of stopped taking such an active interest before Newsnet rekindled it.

      On the previous points about releasing information about what happened, I agree that it could do a lot of good to get everything out in the open but feel it needs to be done at the right time.

      Of course if those who actually know what went on feel it would have too much of a negative impact then who am I to disagree. I hope that what ever decision is made it is the right one.

      More importantly of course is waiting for things to get back on track and keeping the community here and having views being posted either new articles or simply keeping discussion going in the comments.

      I don’t doubt those in charge’s commitment to NNS, especially after something like this but having an interested and active community must be a massive encouragement to those putting in large amounts of time and effort here.

    192. I must say I’m more than a little shocked and saddened by all this.

      Over the last 6-7 months this site has been my “go to” for important current events, years ago I used to be very interested in news, politics and the world but I had kind of stopped taking such an active interest before Newsnet rekindled it.

      On the previous points about releasing information about what happened, I agree that it could do a lot of good to get everything out in the open but feel it needs to be done at the right time.

      Of course if those who actually know what went on feel it would have too much of a negative impact then who am I to disagree. I hope that what ever decision is made it is the right one.

      More importantly of course is waiting for things to get back on track and keeping the community here and having views being posted either new articles or simply keeping discussion going in the comments.

      I don’t doubt those in charge’s commitment to NNS, especially after something like this but having an interested and active community must be a massive encouragement to those putting in large amounts of time and effort here.

    193. I must say I’m more than a little shocked and saddened by all this.

      Over the last 6-7 months this site has been my “go to” for important current events, years ago I used to be very interested in news, politics and the world but I had kind of stopped taking such an active interest before Newsnet rekindled it.

      On the previous points about releasing information about what happened, I agree that it could do a lot of good to get everything out in the open but feel it needs to be done at the right time.

      Of course if those who actually know what went on feel it would have too much of a negative impact then who am I to disagree. I hope that what ever decision is made it is the right one.

      More importantly of course is waiting for things to get back on track and keeping the community here and having views being posted either new articles or simply keeping discussion going in the comments.

      I don’t doubt those in charge’s commitment to NNS, especially after something like this but having an interested and active community must be a massive encouragement to those putting in large amounts of time and effort here.

    194. I must say I’m more than a little shocked and saddened by all this.

      Over the last 6-7 months this site has been my “go to” for important current events, years ago I used to be very interested in news, politics and the world but I had kind of stopped taking such an active interest before Newsnet rekindled it.

      On the previous points about releasing information about what happened, I agree that it could do a lot of good to get everything out in the open but feel it needs to be done at the right time.

      Of course if those who actually know what went on feel it would have too much of a negative impact then who am I to disagree. I hope that what ever decision is made it is the right one.

      More importantly of course is waiting for things to get back on track and keeping the community here and having views being posted either new articles or simply keeping discussion going in the comments.

      I don’t doubt those in charge’s commitment to NNS, especially after something like this but having an interested and active community must be a massive encouragement to those putting in large amounts of time and effort here.

    195. I must say I’m more than a little shocked and saddened by all this.

      Over the last 6-7 months this site has been my “go to” for important current events, years ago I used to be very interested in news, politics and the world but I had kind of stopped taking such an active interest before Newsnet rekindled it.

      On the previous points about releasing information about what happened, I agree that it could do a lot of good to get everything out in the open but feel it needs to be done at the right time.

      Of course if those who actually know what went on feel it would have too much of a negative impact then who am I to disagree. I hope that what ever decision is made it is the right one.

      More importantly of course is waiting for things to get back on track and keeping the community here and having views being posted either new articles or simply keeping discussion going in the comments.

      I don’t doubt those in charge’s commitment to NNS, especially after something like this but having an interested and active community must be a massive encouragement to those putting in large amounts of time and effort here.

    196. I must say I’m more than a little shocked and saddened by all this.

      Over the last 6-7 months this site has been my “go to” for important current events, years ago I used to be very interested in news, politics and the world but I had kind of stopped taking such an active interest before Newsnet rekindled it.

      On the previous points about releasing information about what happened, I agree that it could do a lot of good to get everything out in the open but feel it needs to be done at the right time.

      Of course if those who actually know what went on feel it would have too much of a negative impact then who am I to disagree. I hope that what ever decision is made it is the right one.

      More importantly of course is waiting for things to get back on track and keeping the community here and having views being posted either new articles or simply keeping discussion going in the comments.

      I don’t doubt those in charge’s commitment to NNS, especially after something like this but having an interested and active community must be a massive encouragement to those putting in large amounts of time and effort here.

    197. Douglas, chill yourself out.

      Information will be released as and when we have it. There’s been a lot of work to resolve the internal issues to have the site here right now. This work was, as always, is done alongside normal 9-5 jobs with just a few people.

      In the meantime, most of the team is spending the weekend enjoying the tall ships. This is the first real hiccup Newsnet has had since its creation… have a little faith.

    198. Douglas, chill yourself out.

      Information will be released as and when we have it. There’s been a lot of work to resolve the internal issues to have the site here right now. This work was, as always, is done alongside normal 9-5 jobs with just a few people.

      In the meantime, most of the team is spending the weekend enjoying the tall ships. This is the first real hiccup Newsnet has had since its creation… have a little faith.

    199. Douglas, chill yourself out.

      Information will be released as and when we have it. There’s been a lot of work to resolve the internal issues to have the site here right now. This work was, as always, is done alongside normal 9-5 jobs with just a few people.

      In the meantime, most of the team is spending the weekend enjoying the tall ships. This is the first real hiccup Newsnet has had since its creation… have a little faith.

    200. Douglas, chill yourself out.

      Information will be released as and when we have it. There’s been a lot of work to resolve the internal issues to have the site here right now. This work was, as always, is done alongside normal 9-5 jobs with just a few people.

      In the meantime, most of the team is spending the weekend enjoying the tall ships. This is the first real hiccup Newsnet has had since its creation… have a little faith.

    201. Douglas, chill yourself out.

      Information will be released as and when we have it. There’s been a lot of work to resolve the internal issues to have the site here right now. This work was, as always, is done alongside normal 9-5 jobs with just a few people.

      In the meantime, most of the team is spending the weekend enjoying the tall ships. This is the first real hiccup Newsnet has had since its creation… have a little faith.

    202. Douglas, chill yourself out.

      Information will be released as and when we have it. There’s been a lot of work to resolve the internal issues to have the site here right now. This work was, as always, is done alongside normal 9-5 jobs with just a few people.

      In the meantime, most of the team is spending the weekend enjoying the tall ships. This is the first real hiccup Newsnet has had since its creation… have a little faith.

    203. Douglas, chill yourself out.

      Information will be released as and when we have it. There’s been a lot of work to resolve the internal issues to have the site here right now. This work was, as always, is done alongside normal 9-5 jobs with just a few people.

      In the meantime, most of the team is spending the weekend enjoying the tall ships. This is the first real hiccup Newsnet has had since its creation… have a little faith.

    204. With Douglas Clark on all of the above.

      I note now that a newsnetscotland.org is running. As far as I can tell it is identical to .com. But what the hell is going on? Who’s in charge of that?

      Have all the technical issues been sorted out? Including site security, account security, and access to funds?

      Clearly the breakaway faction has, or had, access to email addresses and to funds. This article indicates that some funds are still under the control of the breakaway group. We need to know what efforts are being taken to recover these funds, and whether the breakaway group have voluntarily returned these funds, and whether they have destroyed all copies of email addresses of users.

      There needs to be a lot more explanation than we have been given to date.

    205. With Douglas Clark on all of the above.

      I note now that a newsnetscotland.org is running. As far as I can tell it is identical to .com. But what the hell is going on? Who’s in charge of that?

      Have all the technical issues been sorted out? Including site security, account security, and access to funds?

      Clearly the breakaway faction has, or had, access to email addresses and to funds. This article indicates that some funds are still under the control of the breakaway group. We need to know what efforts are being taken to recover these funds, and whether the breakaway group have voluntarily returned these funds, and whether they have destroyed all copies of email addresses of users.

      There needs to be a lot more explanation than we have been given to date.

    206. With Douglas Clark on all of the above.

      I note now that a newsnetscotland.org is running. As far as I can tell it is identical to .com. But what the hell is going on? Who’s in charge of that?

      Have all the technical issues been sorted out? Including site security, account security, and access to funds?

      Clearly the breakaway faction has, or had, access to email addresses and to funds. This article indicates that some funds are still under the control of the breakaway group. We need to know what efforts are being taken to recover these funds, and whether the breakaway group have voluntarily returned these funds, and whether they have destroyed all copies of email addresses of users.

      There needs to be a lot more explanation than we have been given to date.

    207. With Douglas Clark on all of the above.

      I note now that a newsnetscotland.org is running. As far as I can tell it is identical to .com. But what the hell is going on? Who’s in charge of that?

      Have all the technical issues been sorted out? Including site security, account security, and access to funds?

      Clearly the breakaway faction has, or had, access to email addresses and to funds. This article indicates that some funds are still under the control of the breakaway group. We need to know what efforts are being taken to recover these funds, and whether the breakaway group have voluntarily returned these funds, and whether they have destroyed all copies of email addresses of users.

      There needs to be a lot more explanation than we have been given to date.

    208. With Douglas Clark on all of the above.

      I note now that a newsnetscotland.org is running. As far as I can tell it is identical to .com. But what the hell is going on? Who’s in charge of that?

      Have all the technical issues been sorted out? Including site security, account security, and access to funds?

      Clearly the breakaway faction has, or had, access to email addresses and to funds. This article indicates that some funds are still under the control of the breakaway group. We need to know what efforts are being taken to recover these funds, and whether the breakaway group have voluntarily returned these funds, and whether they have destroyed all copies of email addresses of users.

      There needs to be a lot more explanation than we have been given to date.

    209. With Douglas Clark on all of the above.

      I note now that a newsnetscotland.org is running. As far as I can tell it is identical to .com. But what the hell is going on? Who’s in charge of that?

      Have all the technical issues been sorted out? Including site security, account security, and access to funds?

      Clearly the breakaway faction has, or had, access to email addresses and to funds. This article indicates that some funds are still under the control of the breakaway group. We need to know what efforts are being taken to recover these funds, and whether the breakaway group have voluntarily returned these funds, and whether they have destroyed all copies of email addresses of users.

      There needs to be a lot more explanation than we have been given to date.

    210. With Douglas Clark on all of the above.

      I note now that a newsnetscotland.org is running. As far as I can tell it is identical to .com. But what the hell is going on? Who’s in charge of that?

      Have all the technical issues been sorted out? Including site security, account security, and access to funds?

      Clearly the breakaway faction has, or had, access to email addresses and to funds. This article indicates that some funds are still under the control of the breakaway group. We need to know what efforts are being taken to recover these funds, and whether the breakaway group have voluntarily returned these funds, and whether they have destroyed all copies of email addresses of users.

      There needs to be a lot more explanation than we have been given to date.

    211. David Lyon,

      Who the hell are you?

      It seems that you know stuff. It seems that you like holding that close to your chest. It is time you told us what remit you have in NewsnetScotland. I am tired of all this pretendy power ranger shite that the likes of you play. It is dishonest and stupid. Either you know stuff, then tell us, or you don’t and you are yet another fool.

      • I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.

      • I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.

      • I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.

      • I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.

      • I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.

      • I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.

      • I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.

    212. David Lyon,

      Who the hell are you?

      It seems that you know stuff. It seems that you like holding that close to your chest. It is time you told us what remit you have in NewsnetScotland. I am tired of all this pretendy power ranger shite that the likes of you play. It is dishonest and stupid. Either you know stuff, then tell us, or you don’t and you are yet another fool.

    213. David Lyon,

      Who the hell are you?

      It seems that you know stuff. It seems that you like holding that close to your chest. It is time you told us what remit you have in NewsnetScotland. I am tired of all this pretendy power ranger shite that the likes of you play. It is dishonest and stupid. Either you know stuff, then tell us, or you don’t and you are yet another fool.

    214. David Lyon,

      Who the hell are you?

      It seems that you know stuff. It seems that you like holding that close to your chest. It is time you told us what remit you have in NewsnetScotland. I am tired of all this pretendy power ranger shite that the likes of you play. It is dishonest and stupid. Either you know stuff, then tell us, or you don’t and you are yet another fool.

    215. David Lyon,

      Who the hell are you?

      It seems that you know stuff. It seems that you like holding that close to your chest. It is time you told us what remit you have in NewsnetScotland. I am tired of all this pretendy power ranger shite that the likes of you play. It is dishonest and stupid. Either you know stuff, then tell us, or you don’t and you are yet another fool.

    216. David Lyon,

      Who the hell are you?

      It seems that you know stuff. It seems that you like holding that close to your chest. It is time you told us what remit you have in NewsnetScotland. I am tired of all this pretendy power ranger shite that the likes of you play. It is dishonest and stupid. Either you know stuff, then tell us, or you don’t and you are yet another fool.

    217. David Lyon,

      Who the hell are you?

      It seems that you know stuff. It seems that you like holding that close to your chest. It is time you told us what remit you have in NewsnetScotland. I am tired of all this pretendy power ranger shite that the likes of you play. It is dishonest and stupid. Either you know stuff, then tell us, or you don’t and you are yet another fool.

    218. If you have organised a monthly account you’ll need to go to your PayPal account and cancel it.

      I’ve done that and when Newsnet is confident of their banking situation then I’ll start donating again.

      If Newsnet can pick themselves up so quickly then we can move on with them I feel.

      I don’t feel Newsnet owes us an explanation.

      Further explanation can only keep this dialogue going and keep the Brit nats laughing.

      I don’t wish to amuse the Brit nats.

    219. If you have organised a monthly account you’ll need to go to your PayPal account and cancel it.

      I’ve done that and when Newsnet is confident of their banking situation then I’ll start donating again.

      If Newsnet can pick themselves up so quickly then we can move on with them I feel.

      I don’t feel Newsnet owes us an explanation.

      Further explanation can only keep this dialogue going and keep the Brit nats laughing.

      I don’t wish to amuse the Brit nats.

    220. If you have organised a monthly account you’ll need to go to your PayPal account and cancel it.

      I’ve done that and when Newsnet is confident of their banking situation then I’ll start donating again.

      If Newsnet can pick themselves up so quickly then we can move on with them I feel.

      I don’t feel Newsnet owes us an explanation.

      Further explanation can only keep this dialogue going and keep the Brit nats laughing.

      I don’t wish to amuse the Brit nats.

    221. If you have organised a monthly account you’ll need to go to your PayPal account and cancel it.

      I’ve done that and when Newsnet is confident of their banking situation then I’ll start donating again.

      If Newsnet can pick themselves up so quickly then we can move on with them I feel.

      I don’t feel Newsnet owes us an explanation.

      Further explanation can only keep this dialogue going and keep the Brit nats laughing.

      I don’t wish to amuse the Brit nats.

    222. If you have organised a monthly account you’ll need to go to your PayPal account and cancel it.

      I’ve done that and when Newsnet is confident of their banking situation then I’ll start donating again.

      If Newsnet can pick themselves up so quickly then we can move on with them I feel.

      I don’t feel Newsnet owes us an explanation.

      Further explanation can only keep this dialogue going and keep the Brit nats laughing.

      I don’t wish to amuse the Brit nats.

    223. If you have organised a monthly account you’ll need to go to your PayPal account and cancel it.

      I’ve done that and when Newsnet is confident of their banking situation then I’ll start donating again.

      If Newsnet can pick themselves up so quickly then we can move on with them I feel.

      I don’t feel Newsnet owes us an explanation.

      Further explanation can only keep this dialogue going and keep the Brit nats laughing.

      I don’t wish to amuse the Brit nats.

    224. If you have organised a monthly account you’ll need to go to your PayPal account and cancel it.

      I’ve done that and when Newsnet is confident of their banking situation then I’ll start donating again.

      If Newsnet can pick themselves up so quickly then we can move on with them I feel.

      I don’t feel Newsnet owes us an explanation.

      Further explanation can only keep this dialogue going and keep the Brit nats laughing.

      I don’t wish to amuse the Brit nats.

    225. I distrust this site more and more.

      Somewhere there is a Newsnet Scotland I can recognise and trust.

      I get the general impression that at least half the people that write here hate Newsnet Scotland and wish to destroy it.

      It is pretty obvious who cares and who doesn’t. You work it out.

      David Lyon should speak up, what with him being a unremarkable yet new voice on here. We all love a trier.

      • Awa an haud yer wheesht min, gie them time tae sort themsel’s oot afore ye post ony mair thran remarks ye’ll probably hae plenty o time later tae regret aw that ye’v said as it is!

      • Awa an haud yer wheesht min, gie them time tae sort themsel’s oot afore ye post ony mair thran remarks ye’ll probably hae plenty o time later tae regret aw that ye’v said as it is!

      • Awa an haud yer wheesht min, gie them time tae sort themsel’s oot afore ye post ony mair thran remarks ye’ll probably hae plenty o time later tae regret aw that ye’v said as it is!

      • Awa an haud yer wheesht min, gie them time tae sort themsel’s oot afore ye post ony mair thran remarks ye’ll probably hae plenty o time later tae regret aw that ye’v said as it is!

      • Awa an haud yer wheesht min, gie them time tae sort themsel’s oot afore ye post ony mair thran remarks ye’ll probably hae plenty o time later tae regret aw that ye’v said as it is!

      • Awa an haud yer wheesht min, gie them time tae sort themsel’s oot afore ye post ony mair thran remarks ye’ll probably hae plenty o time later tae regret aw that ye’v said as it is!

      • Awa an haud yer wheesht min, gie them time tae sort themsel’s oot afore ye post ony mair thran remarks ye’ll probably hae plenty o time later tae regret aw that ye’v said as it is!

      • [url=http://newsnetscotland.blogspot.com/]EMBRYO[/url]

        [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Acorah]Sceptic solution![/url]

      • [url=http://newsnetscotland.blogspot.com/]EMBRYO[/url]

        [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Acorah]Sceptic solution![/url]

      • [url=http://newsnetscotland.blogspot.com/]EMBRYO[/url]

        [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Acorah]Sceptic solution![/url]

      • [url=http://newsnetscotland.blogspot.com/]EMBRYO[/url]

        [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Acorah]Sceptic solution![/url]

      • [url=http://newsnetscotland.blogspot.com/]EMBRYO[/url]

        [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Acorah]Sceptic solution![/url]

      • [url=http://newsnetscotland.blogspot.com/]EMBRYO[/url]

        [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Acorah]Sceptic solution![/url]

    226. I distrust this site more and more.

      Somewhere there is a Newsnet Scotland I can recognise and trust.

      I get the general impression that at least half the people that write here hate Newsnet Scotland and wish to destroy it.

      It is pretty obvious who cares and who doesn’t. You work it out.

      David Lyon should speak up, what with him being a unremarkable yet new voice on here. We all love a trier.

    227. I distrust this site more and more.

      Somewhere there is a Newsnet Scotland I can recognise and trust.

      I get the general impression that at least half the people that write here hate Newsnet Scotland and wish to destroy it.

      It is pretty obvious who cares and who doesn’t. You work it out.

      David Lyon should speak up, what with him being a unremarkable yet new voice on here. We all love a trier.

    228. I distrust this site more and more.

      Somewhere there is a Newsnet Scotland I can recognise and trust.

      I get the general impression that at least half the people that write here hate Newsnet Scotland and wish to destroy it.

      It is pretty obvious who cares and who doesn’t. You work it out.

      David Lyon should speak up, what with him being a unremarkable yet new voice on here. We all love a trier.

    229. I distrust this site more and more.

      Somewhere there is a Newsnet Scotland I can recognise and trust.

      I get the general impression that at least half the people that write here hate Newsnet Scotland and wish to destroy it.

      It is pretty obvious who cares and who doesn’t. You work it out.

      David Lyon should speak up, what with him being a unremarkable yet new voice on here. We all love a trier.

    230. I distrust this site more and more.

      Somewhere there is a Newsnet Scotland I can recognise and trust.

      I get the general impression that at least half the people that write here hate Newsnet Scotland and wish to destroy it.

      It is pretty obvious who cares and who doesn’t. You work it out.

      David Lyon should speak up, what with him being a unremarkable yet new voice on here. We all love a trier.

    231. I distrust this site more and more.

      Somewhere there is a Newsnet Scotland I can recognise and trust.

      I get the general impression that at least half the people that write here hate Newsnet Scotland and wish to destroy it.

      It is pretty obvious who cares and who doesn’t. You work it out.

      David Lyon should speak up, what with him being a unremarkable yet new voice on here. We all love a trier.

    232. It appears that some have access to both .com and .net.

      I must be personna non grata on the .net site. My login is no good.

    233. It appears that some have access to both .com and .net.

      I must be personna non grata on the .net site. My login is no good.

    234. It appears that some have access to both .com and .net.

      I must be personna non grata on the .net site. My login is no good.

    235. It appears that some have access to both .com and .net.

      I must be personna non grata on the .net site. My login is no good.

    236. It appears that some have access to both .com and .net.

      I must be personna non grata on the .net site. My login is no good.

    237. It appears that some have access to both .com and .net.

      I must be personna non grata on the .net site. My login is no good.

    238. It appears that some have access to both .com and .net.

      I must be personna non grata on the .net site. My login is no good.

    239. David Lyon,

      [quote]I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.[/quote]

      Actually I don’t recall that.

      Anyway, how come you’ve remained silent for yonks, remained anonymous since this site started and only now de-cloaked yourself?

      And ended up on the wrong side of the arguement.

      It is not enough to be a founder member. It helps if you can be, occasionaly, right.

      • My involvement with the site faded at the start of this year due to lack of time and change of personal circumstances.

        When I was involved, I posted under this same username both comments and IT-related articles.

        My involvement recommenced within the past few months.

        I’m not arguing with you or anyone else. I’m simply requesting that you calm down while we find the answers you and others are asking for.

      • My involvement with the site faded at the start of this year due to lack of time and change of personal circumstances.

        When I was involved, I posted under this same username both comments and IT-related articles.

        My involvement recommenced within the past few months.

        I’m not arguing with you or anyone else. I’m simply requesting that you calm down while we find the answers you and others are asking for.

      • My involvement with the site faded at the start of this year due to lack of time and change of personal circumstances.

        When I was involved, I posted under this same username both comments and IT-related articles.

        My involvement recommenced within the past few months.

        I’m not arguing with you or anyone else. I’m simply requesting that you calm down while we find the answers you and others are asking for.

      • My involvement with the site faded at the start of this year due to lack of time and change of personal circumstances.

        When I was involved, I posted under this same username both comments and IT-related articles.

        My involvement recommenced within the past few months.

        I’m not arguing with you or anyone else. I’m simply requesting that you calm down while we find the answers you and others are asking for.

      • My involvement with the site faded at the start of this year due to lack of time and change of personal circumstances.

        When I was involved, I posted under this same username both comments and IT-related articles.

        My involvement recommenced within the past few months.

        I’m not arguing with you or anyone else. I’m simply requesting that you calm down while we find the answers you and others are asking for.

      • My involvement with the site faded at the start of this year due to lack of time and change of personal circumstances.

        When I was involved, I posted under this same username both comments and IT-related articles.

        My involvement recommenced within the past few months.

        I’m not arguing with you or anyone else. I’m simply requesting that you calm down while we find the answers you and others are asking for.

    240. David Lyon,

      [quote]I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.[/quote]

      Actually I don’t recall that.

      Anyway, how come you’ve remained silent for yonks, remained anonymous since this site started and only now de-cloaked yourself?

      And ended up on the wrong side of the arguement.

      It is not enough to be a founder member. It helps if you can be, occasionaly, right.

    241. David Lyon,

      [quote]I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.[/quote]

      Actually I don’t recall that.

      Anyway, how come you’ve remained silent for yonks, remained anonymous since this site started and only now de-cloaked yourself?

      And ended up on the wrong side of the arguement.

      It is not enough to be a founder member. It helps if you can be, occasionaly, right.

    242. David Lyon,

      [quote]I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.[/quote]

      Actually I don’t recall that.

      Anyway, how come you’ve remained silent for yonks, remained anonymous since this site started and only now de-cloaked yourself?

      And ended up on the wrong side of the arguement.

      It is not enough to be a founder member. It helps if you can be, occasionaly, right.

    243. David Lyon,

      [quote]I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.[/quote]

      Actually I don’t recall that.

      Anyway, how come you’ve remained silent for yonks, remained anonymous since this site started and only now de-cloaked yourself?

      And ended up on the wrong side of the arguement.

      It is not enough to be a founder member. It helps if you can be, occasionaly, right.

    244. David Lyon,

      [quote]I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.[/quote]

      Actually I don’t recall that.

      Anyway, how come you’ve remained silent for yonks, remained anonymous since this site started and only now de-cloaked yourself?

      And ended up on the wrong side of the arguement.

      It is not enough to be a founder member. It helps if you can be, occasionaly, right.

    245. David Lyon,

      [quote]I’m one of the two original founders of Newsnet. You’ll recall my name used to be at the bottom of each page.[/quote]

      Actually I don’t recall that.

      Anyway, how come you’ve remained silent for yonks, remained anonymous since this site started and only now de-cloaked yourself?

      And ended up on the wrong side of the arguement.

      It is not enough to be a founder member. It helps if you can be, occasionaly, right.

      • Wow! David. Anyone that has followed this thread knew that. Indeed anyone with half a brain that has read this site.

        Do you think we are thick?

        • Well Douglas considering that exel said:

          “It appears that some have access to both .com and .net.

          I must be personna non grata on the .net site. My login is no good.”

          Just a handful of posts above this it would appear that some still have some confusion over .com .org and .net which means that ANY repeating of the message that .net is NOT genuine should be welcomed.

          The more it is said the more people will know to forget about .net.

        • Well Douglas considering that exel said:

          “It appears that some have access to both .com and .net.

          I must be personna non grata on the .net site. My login is no good.”

          Just a handful of posts above this it would appear that some still have some confusion over .com .org and .net which means that ANY repeating of the message that .net is NOT genuine should be welcomed.

          The more it is said the more people will know to forget about .net.

        • Well Douglas considering that exel said:

          “It appears that some have access to both .com and .net.

          I must be personna non grata on the .net site. My login is no good.”

          Just a handful of posts above this it would appear that some still have some confusion over .com .org and .net which means that ANY repeating of the message that .net is NOT genuine should be welcomed.

          The more it is said the more people will know to forget about .net.

        • Well Douglas considering that exel said:

          “It appears that some have access to both .com and .net.

          I must be personna non grata on the .net site. My login is no good.”

          Just a handful of posts above this it would appear that some still have some confusion over .com .org and .net which means that ANY repeating of the message that .net is NOT genuine should be welcomed.

          The more it is said the more people will know to forget about .net.

        • Well Douglas considering that exel said:

          “It appears that some have access to both .com and .net.

          I must be personna non grata on the .net site. My login is no good.”

          Just a handful of posts above this it would appear that some still have some confusion over .com .org and .net which means that ANY repeating of the message that .net is NOT genuine should be welcomed.

          The more it is said the more people will know to forget about .net.

      • Wow! David. Anyone that has followed this thread knew that. Indeed anyone with half a brain that has read this site.

        Do you think we are thick?

      • Wow! David. Anyone that has followed this thread knew that. Indeed anyone with half a brain that has read this site.

        Do you think we are thick?

      • Wow! David. Anyone that has followed this thread knew that. Indeed anyone with half a brain that has read this site.

        Do you think we are thick?

      • Wow! David. Anyone that has followed this thread knew that. Indeed anyone with half a brain that has read this site.

        Do you think we are thick?

      • Wow! David. Anyone that has followed this thread knew that. Indeed anyone with half a brain that has read this site.

        Do you think we are thick?

      • Wow! David. Anyone that has followed this thread knew that. Indeed anyone with half a brain that has read this site.

        Do you think we are thick?

    246. Very concerned that lots of historical articles have gone missing.

      Did a Google search for “Labour smear newsnetscotland” as one of a set of stories that I remember. They come up on Google, as the search engines keep a history, however when trying to follow the links, I get an internal server error.

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/general/918-shock-claims-of-labour-orchestrated-smear[/url]

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/politics/928-labour-and-the-smear-gone-wrong[/url]

      None of the explanations so far explain why historical articles have gone missing.

    247. Very concerned that lots of historical articles have gone missing.

      Did a Google search for “Labour smear newsnetscotland” as one of a set of stories that I remember. They come up on Google, as the search engines keep a history, however when trying to follow the links, I get an internal server error.

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/general/918-shock-claims-of-labour-orchestrated-smear[/url]

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/politics/928-labour-and-the-smear-gone-wrong[/url]

      None of the explanations so far explain why historical articles have gone missing.

    248. Very concerned that lots of historical articles have gone missing.

      Did a Google search for “Labour smear newsnetscotland” as one of a set of stories that I remember. They come up on Google, as the search engines keep a history, however when trying to follow the links, I get an internal server error.

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/general/918-shock-claims-of-labour-orchestrated-smear[/url]

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/politics/928-labour-and-the-smear-gone-wrong[/url]

      None of the explanations so far explain why historical articles have gone missing.

    249. Very concerned that lots of historical articles have gone missing.

      Did a Google search for “Labour smear newsnetscotland” as one of a set of stories that I remember. They come up on Google, as the search engines keep a history, however when trying to follow the links, I get an internal server error.

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/general/918-shock-claims-of-labour-orchestrated-smear[/url]

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/politics/928-labour-and-the-smear-gone-wrong[/url]

      None of the explanations so far explain why historical articles have gone missing.

    250. Very concerned that lots of historical articles have gone missing.

      Did a Google search for “Labour smear newsnetscotland” as one of a set of stories that I remember. They come up on Google, as the search engines keep a history, however when trying to follow the links, I get an internal server error.

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/general/918-shock-claims-of-labour-orchestrated-smear[/url]

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/politics/928-labour-and-the-smear-gone-wrong[/url]

      None of the explanations so far explain why historical articles have gone missing.

    251. Very concerned that lots of historical articles have gone missing.

      Did a Google search for “Labour smear newsnetscotland” as one of a set of stories that I remember. They come up on Google, as the search engines keep a history, however when trying to follow the links, I get an internal server error.

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/general/918-shock-claims-of-labour-orchestrated-smear[/url]

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/politics/928-labour-and-the-smear-gone-wrong[/url]

      None of the explanations so far explain why historical articles have gone missing.

    252. Very concerned that lots of historical articles have gone missing.

      Did a Google search for “Labour smear newsnetscotland” as one of a set of stories that I remember. They come up on Google, as the search engines keep a history, however when trying to follow the links, I get an internal server error.

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/general/918-shock-claims-of-labour-orchestrated-smear[/url]

      [url]http://www.newsnetscotland.com/politics/928-labour-and-the-smear-gone-wrong[/url]

      None of the explanations so far explain why historical articles have gone missing.

    253. km,

      I agree.

      I suspect that some people have done this deliberately.

      Not everyone that claims to be your friend on here actually is.

      Just saying.

      We need, desperately, to weed out the liars and the desperados that would pretend to care, but don’t.

      They would destroy us if they could.

      It is my opinion that we have been sold for slavers gold on a few occasions on here.

      But that would be open to your view. Am I right or am I wrong?

      • Hi Douglas, it’s all in the making, but it’s not a simple task. Online Ed will post some more on the subject later on tonight I think. Re. the .com and .org confusion: I’m the legal/registered owner of newsnetscotland.com and my name is Bjarne Hansen, no cloak and dagger here. When I realised that someone had registered newsnetscotland.net, I quickly registered newsnetscotland.org to prevent impostors from getting it. Both domains point to the same site, the one you’re on now. I hope that clears it up a bit 🙂

      • Hi Douglas, it’s all in the making, but it’s not a simple task. Online Ed will post some more on the subject later on tonight I think. Re. the .com and .org confusion: I’m the legal/registered owner of newsnetscotland.com and my name is Bjarne Hansen, no cloak and dagger here. When I realised that someone had registered newsnetscotland.net, I quickly registered newsnetscotland.org to prevent impostors from getting it. Both domains point to the same site, the one you’re on now. I hope that clears it up a bit 🙂

      • Hi Douglas, it’s all in the making, but it’s not a simple task. Online Ed will post some more on the subject later on tonight I think. Re. the .com and .org confusion: I’m the legal/registered owner of newsnetscotland.com and my name is Bjarne Hansen, no cloak and dagger here. When I realised that someone had registered newsnetscotland.net, I quickly registered newsnetscotland.org to prevent impostors from getting it. Both domains point to the same site, the one you’re on now. I hope that clears it up a bit 🙂

      • Hi Douglas, it’s all in the making, but it’s not a simple task. Online Ed will post some more on the subject later on tonight I think. Re. the .com and .org confusion: I’m the legal/registered owner of newsnetscotland.com and my name is Bjarne Hansen, no cloak and dagger here. When I realised that someone had registered newsnetscotland.net, I quickly registered newsnetscotland.org to prevent impostors from getting it. Both domains point to the same site, the one you’re on now. I hope that clears it up a bit 🙂

      • Hi Douglas, it’s all in the making, but it’s not a simple task. Online Ed will post some more on the subject later on tonight I think. Re. the .com and .org confusion: I’m the legal/registered owner of newsnetscotland.com and my name is Bjarne Hansen, no cloak and dagger here. When I realised that someone had registered newsnetscotland.net, I quickly registered newsnetscotland.org to prevent impostors from getting it. Both domains point to the same site, the one you’re on now. I hope that clears it up a bit 🙂

      • Hi Douglas, it’s all in the making, but it’s not a simple task. Online Ed will post some more on the subject later on tonight I think. Re. the .com and .org confusion: I’m the legal/registered owner of newsnetscotland.com and my name is Bjarne Hansen, no cloak and dagger here. When I realised that someone had registered newsnetscotland.net, I quickly registered newsnetscotland.org to prevent impostors from getting it. Both domains point to the same site, the one you’re on now. I hope that clears it up a bit 🙂

    254. km,

      I agree.

      I suspect that some people have done this deliberately.

      Not everyone that claims to be your friend on here actually is.

      Just saying.

      We need, desperately, to weed out the liars and the desperados that would pretend to care, but don’t.

      They would destroy us if they could.

      It is my opinion that we have been sold for slavers gold on a few occasions on here.

      But that would be open to your view. Am I right or am I wrong?

    255. km,

      I agree.

      I suspect that some people have done this deliberately.

      Not everyone that claims to be your friend on here actually is.

      Just saying.

      We need, desperately, to weed out the liars and the desperados that would pretend to care, but don’t.

      They would destroy us if they could.

      It is my opinion that we have been sold for slavers gold on a few occasions on here.

      But that would be open to your view. Am I right or am I wrong?

    256. km,

      I agree.

      I suspect that some people have done this deliberately.

      Not everyone that claims to be your friend on here actually is.

      Just saying.

      We need, desperately, to weed out the liars and the desperados that would pretend to care, but don’t.

      They would destroy us if they could.

      It is my opinion that we have been sold for slavers gold on a few occasions on here.

      But that would be open to your view. Am I right or am I wrong?

    257. km,

      I agree.

      I suspect that some people have done this deliberately.

      Not everyone that claims to be your friend on here actually is.

      Just saying.

      We need, desperately, to weed out the liars and the desperados that would pretend to care, but don’t.

      They would destroy us if they could.

      It is my opinion that we have been sold for slavers gold on a few occasions on here.

      But that would be open to your view. Am I right or am I wrong?

    258. km,

      I agree.

      I suspect that some people have done this deliberately.

      Not everyone that claims to be your friend on here actually is.

      Just saying.

      We need, desperately, to weed out the liars and the desperados that would pretend to care, but don’t.

      They would destroy us if they could.

      It is my opinion that we have been sold for slavers gold on a few occasions on here.

      But that would be open to your view. Am I right or am I wrong?

    259. I remember David Lyon as being the creator of the original site, his name was always at the bottom saying he was the site creator. I remember an article saying that he and Online Ed started the site together, and we are all indebted to them both for all the hard work they put in, purely as a service to us all to bring us the truth, not for any monetary gain on their part.

      Those of us who are upset, please remember that this website was created for us and we should be grateful that it is still up and running after a dispute with the person who was supposed to take it onto it’s new destinataion. If you think about it, you will remember who that was from previous articles.

      I have no problem with the money I have donated so far. This site owes me nothing, I have more than had my money’s worth from it and am very grateful that it is still running.

      Online Ed and his team have every right to be given the space to try and put the pieces together again without us demanding more information from them.

      Many thanks as always to all of you who make this site what it is.