Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Back, better than ever and now a troll-free zone!
Thanks to all the messages of support! This blog will now continue - and hopefully be bigger and better than ever.
From now on any troll messages will be removed, both on the message board and in the comments section. It's pretty obvious that these are coming from people that may have been offended by my non-S&D blogs, which take a much stronger position on Peak Oil etc. It did seem odd that all the messages were mentioning this subject, even though it appears rarely on this site. The final message, claiming that you needed to 'believe' in Peak Oil was both hilarious and disturbing. Peak Oil is a simple geological and economic fact, and this daft comment proved (to me) that these trolls were really getting ridiculous and desperate.
So don't worry - I won't be giving up this blog, there will still be the same balance of site reports and looks at the wider transport picture and we'll also have the benefit of no more troll posts! So some good has come out of the recent attacks!
Don't for one minute think that this will mean the site becomes bland or boring. I will always happily retain posts that challenge what I'm saying or what's going on in the world - what will go will be personal attacks, mad posts (mainly pseudo or un-scientific attacks on climate change or peak oil) and posts trying to tell me what I can post on my own blog!
The S&D was Britain's finest railway, but it's no good to us as a bunch of memories, fading photos and empty trackbed. Only its restoration and reopening as a real and heritage railway will be a fitting monument to the folly of those 1960s politicians that neither understood or appreciated the limits to road transport that are now so obvious to ALL of us, including the trolls!
I'm really going to enjoy this site from now on. I hope you do too!
Expect reports on MN and Shillingstone in the next couple of weeks, plus LOADS on Peak Oil and the end of road transport ...