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ATW TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT

By ATWadmin On April 26th, 2007 at 8:33 am

Alright, this one has been coming and was prompted by regular reader Garfield, who made a very helpful suggestion that I should define the basis of commenting here and explain what happens when people step outside of these parameters.

I have thought about requiring registration for all who wish to comment here, but after discussion with the ATW team of writers, and a little reflection, I have decided against this. The lively boards are what makes the site work as much as anything I write, so my starting point is predicated on preserving freedom and keeping things easy. OK?

I‘m first and foremost a writer here, ABOVE ALL I want to provide you with good stories and I don’t want to waste my time editing, censoring or banning anyone. So here’s what has to happen going forward…

Keep your comments as free from ad hominem abuse as is possible. I know none of us is perfect but we can try to be civil.  If I spot an ad hominem attack I will warn whoever is doing it. If it re-occurs, then the person concerned will be banned by me for a month. If the person is let back on, and re-offends, they will be banned permanently. Got it? I also will not accept pro-terrorism rantings. ATW opposes terrorism and if people don’t agree with it, fine. You know where the door is.

I will NOT edit any comments on those threads I post that conform to the above. I want to preserve as much freedom as is possible. I would ask you all to be civil to each other please, debate the issues, but do so in a engaging and decent manner.

What this means to those who have been banned in recent days – you know who you are – that I will expect an email from you asking to be let back on, with a promise to abide by the rules. If you can’t give that, don’t waste my time and yours.

I also know that certain trolls will keep coming here even after they are banned and yes, I do know that those mad enough to do this can do this. I will keep banning the IP addresses but more importantly, I would ask ALL regulars posters not to engage in any way with these people as all they do is spoil the scene.

Now, that’s enough from me on this – please follow the rules, and all will be well.

MUGS FOR SALE!

By ATWadmin On April 16th, 2007 at 5:12 pm

Just to say that the first wave of ATW mugs are being despatched in the post today! My thanks to all who have placed orders and might I invite you, dear reader, if you have not already done so, to buy a mug or two? All proceeds go to the site. Details are top left  – drop me an email with your order and address and we’ll sort it out. 50% of stock has already gone – so don’t delay, order now!!! You’d be a mug not to do so!

A NEW WRITER JOINS THE TEAM!

By ATWadmin On April 16th, 2007 at 4:14 pm

Hi Folks,

Hope you will join with me in welcoming a new writer to the ATW team – the Fulham Reactionary will shortly be posting here. He has his own web-blog hereAs he says,  "I advocate capital punishment, EU withdrawal, tax cuts, monarchism, tradition, and Christianity. I am intransigently opposed to Islam, the spread of post-modernist nihilism, socialism, and multiculturalism." He also lives in Fulham, SW London! ATW goes from strength to strength with a veritable cavalcade of talented writers and I hope you will give the Fulham Reactionary a warm welcome.

ATW MUGS NOW FOR SALE! TOP OF BLOG ALL DAY

By ATWadmin On April 13th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

THIS IS THE LEAD STORY FOR TODAY – BUT TO READ NEWER POSTS PLEASE SCROLL BELOW! (After you’ve bought a mug or two) ATW MUGS 001.jpgATW MUGS 002.jpgRight! Each day you come here and spend time reading and maybe even commenting on what you find. Admit it, you’re a MUG for ATW and so you need a mug or two from ATW! Well, I can announce that these are now IN STOCK and just awaiting YOU to place an order for them. When you visit here in the future, you’ll be able to sip a refreshing drink from your own ATW mug as you pound that keyboard, putting the world to right! 

Here’s the deal; It’s £8.50 for one, but only £16 for two. All profits go to ATW site maintenance! This is a strictly limited edition run so first come first served. Because we are environmentally conscious here on ATW, these special mugs must not be put through a dish-washer – wash ’em in the sink! So you’re even helping save the Planet AND avert further global warming! All prices are plus p&p.

Here’s what to do – place a firm order with us – just email me your details via the Email the Editor (top left hand box) and I’ll get a final price inc p&p for you. Then once you have this simply hit the paypal button via the Hit the Tip Jar. If you hate paypal, you can always send a cheque – just let me know whatever you prefer!

This is a first for us, we really need your support, so please consider buying a few mugs from ATW – it’s a way to help us fund this daily adventure.

Finally, my sincere thanks to regular reader Daphne for contributing the wonderful ATW slogan "A Mentally Deficient Pack of phobes"  – you KNOW it makes sense! C’mon – email me right now and pledge a few mugs in case we infuriate you so much you break one. These mugs are also available to all ATW writers, of course but in the interests of equality, which so concerns me, the price remains the same!!!

AN EASTER GIFT….

By ATWadmin On April 6th, 2007 at 9:57 am

So here we are, Good Friday has come around again, and many people will have a few days holiday. Some may seek to take time out to reflect on the profound religious significance of the season, others may just choose to relax and spend time with family, But one thing you can do is to put your hand in your pocket and show ATW  a little loving by hitting that TIP JAR at the top left of this page! Now I know some good folk have already done so, and I am hugely grateful for your generosity. Others could still show their appreciation for this foaming at the mouth vast right wing conspiratorial site by hitting the tip RIGHT NOW. You’l feel better straightaway knowing that you are THEN responsible for allowing us phobes the chance to keep on going!

Either way – wishing you all a Happy Easter!  I will post much more later but am just taking a few hours out. I will also be away from Saturday until Tuesday so I trust other ATW writers will keep the flames a burning during my short absence.

ALISON – LEAVE OF ABSENCE

By ATWadmin On April 4th, 2007 at 7:18 pm

Folks, just a word to say that due to a sudden family illness, Alison will not be around for a (hopefully) little while. I hope you will all let Alison know that she, and her family, are in our thoughts and prayers at what is a very stressful time for her. Her contributions to this blog are superlative and I hope that she will return when things become easier. She wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter, so let me do it for her.

ENDING THE WEEK WITH A HAT TIP!

By ATWadmin On March 30th, 2007 at 10:34 pm

Thanks to those kind souls who have thrown a few bucks our way care of the NEW Hap Tip button! We’re finishing the working week (but with plenty of weekend stuff to come – we never sleep here!) so why not show us some luvvvve and hit the tip if you haven’t already!!!

HITTING THE TIP JAR!!!!

By ATWadmin On March 29th, 2007 at 8:21 pm

Just a gentle reminder that we have a TIP JAR now intalled on ATW and it does seem to be working! We have had donations already from both sides of the pond – twin peoples united by a desire to argue on ATW! Hope others may find the kindness to donate!

ARE YOU MUG ENOUGH?

By ATWadmin On March 28th, 2007 at 8:42 pm

795151-605926-thumbnail.jpgNever let it be said that we do not listen to readers! I am pleased to announce that there will be a strictly limited edition ATW mug! It will be a mug with a message and if you buy one you too will be a mug with a message. Still working on the price – but it will be reasonable and all profits will go towards site maintenance! The big selling point is that if you get a mug or two, you can sit and sip your tea/coffee whilst gently perusing your fave blog! Do me a favour and let me know if you would like one, in theory. Then I can see just how good a deal I can get on price! It’s a new venture, hope you approve and hope everyone will do me a response below! Go on, you’d be a mug to refuse the chance!