To recap, back in February 2012, Angel Garden posted a comment on Andy Lewis's blog, which initially went into moderation because it was link-heavy. Angel, started to harangue Andy with tweets and emails, because she thought he was deliberately censoring her. In fact, he wasn't even on-line. When he finally read the comment Angel had submitted, he saw that it contained a paragraph sniping at a couple of other named individuals and he realised that Angel was trying to bring to his blog a personal squabble that had nothing to do with him. He politely explained to Angel that he would not be publishing her comment and why.
Angel has written all this in an account here, showing the tweets and emails in question. Andy has given his side of the story more concisely here. Funnily enough, these two accounts do not contradict each other.
I would urge anyone who is seriously interested in understanding this conflict to read Angel's account right to the bottom, however boring you find it.
Be sure to read the correspondence at the bottom. Then decide who you think was being reasonable and who was being unreasonable. If you think Angel's behaviour was reasonable, or Andy's unreasonable, please explain why. You are welcome to use this thread as long as you don't use it as a platform to repeat Angel and Steve's attacks on their various targets.
Edited 21.2.15 to add links to tweets Angel directed at Andy and tweets about him she directed at others.
For those who aren't that bothered in understanding the conflict, I'll just highlight Andy's second and final email to Angel:
From: Andy Lewis
Subject: Re: Comment policy on your blog
Date: 29 February 2012 09:40 (19 minutes after the last tweet)
To: Angel Garden
This is the last time I will communicate with you on this matter as it is a little bit boring.
Your original post would have been published had it not been flagged by my automatic spam catcher.
You have subsequently been attacking me on blog posts and tweets and left them there long after you knew the facts.
This behaviour does not fit within my definition of being in the spirit of good debate.
You clearly have issues with other people and these disputes are of no interest to me. Nor will my blog be used as a platform in anyway for others. It is my blog. This is not censorship. It is a private space and what is published there is at my sole discretion. You have your own spaces by the look of things.*
But to repeat, my issue with publishing your comments is primarily about your behaviour, not your views.
I hope this is clear to you,
*Italics added. Andy has one website, Angel has several. The comment Andy rejected contained links to two of them. Then there is the one linked to above, which in turn links to a fourth. They also have several Twitter accounts including: @amazonnewsmediam @gardenangel, @steinermentary, @sjparis. ETA: Steve has also stated that he has "several" youtube accounts.
Any reasonable person receiving that email would surely have given up the idea of posting a comment on that particular individual's blog but Angel is not reasonable, nor is her husband Steve. For 19 months they have harassed and smeared Andy because he wouldn't allow Angel's comment on his blog. Their allegation, repeated over and over and over again, is that Andy "ignores human rights", "is actually trashing kids", is "provably hostile to human rights", "disregards human rights", "dismisses human rights", "publishes untruths against kids", "hiding facts that could benefit his readers", etc, etc, etc.
(DAL = Dr Andy Lewis)
Ask them for evidence of any of these allegations and they will slither and slide and respond with crass insults. For them - if not for anyone else - the fact that Andy didn't let them tell their story on his personal blog, together with the one blog post he has written in response to them is evidence in itself that he is doing all those terrible things they publicly accuse him of at every opportunity. In my next comment I'll bring things up to date. First, I'll leave you with the last exchange I had and intend to have with them. It begins with Angel quoting me.