Graeme Mathieson

Re: Re: Thursday's Salsa at EL BARRIO (Graeme) - 23rd March 2009 19:13:46 in section Heated
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This will take a while.....

> After reading follow up messages on this issue i would like to add something.
> I have a few questions i would like to raise. If indeed this is a genuine
> case of people bringing this issue to Hector's attention why is it now still
> four days later this sex discrimination policy is still being brought to the
> forum?

Has Hector revised his prices yet?

> I am sure by now Hector knows of this link and has taken on board any issues
> of concern. Could it be the intention is to provoke a reaction? This websites
> acceptable use policy states ' Hate posts or personal attacks will not be
> tolerated on this site' Also it goes on to state that 'talking trash about
> another user or posting topics specifically to provoke a negative response
> from an individual, group or entire community, is not acceptable on this
> site.'


> Yet on the 24th December 2008 at 17:53:50 Salsa Feista posted this comment.
> Dear Bachatero( or is that Herr Hiclor in disguise?) Can we be the 1st to
> welcome El barrio back to the local Salsa scene, we hope you give Salsa a
> decent go this time ( will you be able to resist the temptation of dictating
> music policy to the DJs?) and that meets with the boards growth ambitions!
> Hopefully you resolved those irritating issues like dancers taking up space,
> seeking a '' sleaze free'' night out and without fear of being targeted by
> flying objects, wanting access to drinks at less thanrip off prices, Oh and
> water ( remember your license obliges you to make water freely available. One
> question, what have you done to reduce the incidence of stolen coats, bags
> and drinks, previously your own staff were the worst offenders at lifting
> unfinished drinks whilst we were all up dancing! Finally, many thanks for
> mentioning 'Salsa sunday' and Salsa lounge' on your site, but did you know
> these are regular events at really nice venues? The organizers are not keen
> to be linked with the Rose street bunker'.

> What are the legalities of posting such comments? This post goes against all
> acceptable use policies on this site! So it brings me to the question why it
> was allowed?

There is a button at the top of every post called report abuse. Did you press

> Also again after Nano's post about entry fee, same person added a post in
> relation to this whole sexual discrimination act. Afer posting my comment
> about El barrio one of the persons who posted a comment about the sex
> discrimination act contacted me, mentioned my defense of El Barrio then asked
> me how long i had been dancing for, and asked me what made me such an expert
> on Salsa. Also they told me i did not know the history. Which history is
> this? Of Salsa?

How did they contact you?

> I really thought this site was about a community who all
> supported one another and advertised each other's events?
> Letting us who enjoy Salsa dancing know whats on where and when?

It is!

> Also look and see if El Barrio has posted on this message board any
> negative comments about other Salsa Venues. I can not find any. :)

That's true - but no-one indicated any different.

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