I have today sent this third email to FreeThoughtBlogs.
To Ed Brayton,
Freethought Blogs Network
This my third email to you asking about the procedures for bringing details of a complaint about the behaviour of one of your bloggers to the attention of your Executive Committee. My previous emails were three weeks ago and twelve days ago.
The complaint that I am asking you about is a serious one. One of your bloggers, PZ Myers, has falsely alleged on your network that I defend, provide a haven for, and support rapists.
He made this defamatory allegation in response to my highlighting of the hurt that he had caused to other people, and the harm he has caused to the atheist movement, by earlier smears and misrepresentations.
This defamatory allegation is a considerably more serious ethical violation than the plagiarism by another of your bloggers, Avicenna, to which you responded by recommending to your Executive Committee that he be removed from your network.
I am told that you are a man of integrity, and this seems to be borne out by your response to Avicenna’s plagiarism, so I am puzzled by your lack of response to this more serious matter being raised by a colleague in promoting atheism, reason, compassion and justice.
My emails have not bounced back, and I have confirmed that the email address that I have used is one at which you have recently received and responded to email, so it may be the case that my emails have been caught up in your spam filters.
Also, I sent you a direct message on Twitter three weeks ago asking you if I had the right email address for you, and you have not responded to that either, so there may also be a problem with your Twitter software.
Can you please respond to this email, by telling me (a) the procedures for me bringing details of a complaint about the behaviour of one of your bloggers to the attention of your Executive Committee, along with supporting documentation which I will supply, and (b) the procedures that your Executive Committee will employ to investigate my complaint, including ensuring due process and avoiding conflicts of interest?
If for some reason you do not intend to respond to this request, can you please let me know that, so that I can consider my next steps in furthering this matter?
Thank you in advance,