I do agree with you on this one, if someone stands by something, hold them to it, not just in private. If it's what they really believe then let them defend their position. The naming of names not only brings credibility to the complaints but also serves as a warning to the rest of us. Now I'm not saying grab your torches and pitchforks because someone has spoken ill of these people, but use caution with all parties involved until everything has come to light and we can make a decision on our own by using all points of view. I suggest sending invites to the other people involved to join this forum. If the content is agreed upon by all that it is not suitable by the general public, why not move it to a spot where is can still be debated?
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What Are Defamation, Libel and Slander?
Generally speaking, defamation is the issuance of a false statement about another person, which causes that person to suffer harm. Slander involves the making of defamatory statements by a transitory (non-fixed) representation, usually an oral (spoken) representation. Libel involves the making of defamatory statements in a printed or fixed medium, such as a magazine or newspaper.
Typically, the elements of a cause of action for defamation include:
- A false and defamatory statement concerning another;
- The unprivileged publication of the statement to a third party (that is, somebody other than the person defamed by the statement);
- If the defamatory matter is of public concern, fault amounting at least to negligence on the part of the publisher; and
- Damage to the plaintiff.
And we have attorneys in our company who may speak to this - again, a privately owned website here (as I know it).........and therefore the rules may be different.....again deferring to those of our legal family who may know.
I will say that Groundspeak has similar rules. You can debate a lot there as long as no one is personally named or can be identified.
Now if someone wants to set up geocachercourt.com and hear these matters, that could be an interesting site to visit....
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