When I clicked on the link given in the Gazette for registering online for the Dawlish in Bloom competition this is what I came across re Open Daw:
I think this Fake News post needs removing and removing quickly before any damage is done. The Open Daw is NOT in administration. If you are capable of clicking a link, you are also capable of doing a Google search to find out that they are referring to the Plough & Share credit union, which the Open Daw acted as a collection point for every Wednesday and Friday.
I've just looked at the link again.
I can't see any indication that the 'in administration' headline refers to the Plough and Share credit union. In fact it doesn't refer to anything at all. So as this information is on the Open Daw website it would be perfectly feasible for people to think it refers to Open Daw.
This is what is says:
Sadly The Open DAW will no longer act as a Collection Point on Wednesday and Friday. They are in administration as from June 6th and no further business can be done.
"They", not "We". Why have you not deleted this Fake News?????!!!!
As the co-ordinator of Open DAW I can confirm Open DAW HAVE NOT gone into administration. It was just the Plough and Share Credit Union for which Open DAW was a collection point. It is a service which will be sadly missed. Open DAW is still in full operation - it was just unfortunate wording on our website.
As someone said to me earlier this evening it is better to be talked about than not!
Thanks Angie for confirming that what I wrote earlier (as "From The Grave") is correct.
I've had to temporarily re-register, as the webmaster saw fit to close my account for no reason whatsoever. Unless he also objected (like the coalition of chaos have) to the word "scurrilous"!!!!
Anyway Angie, I'm hoping that I've minimised the potential damage that could been done to the fabulous work of the Open DAW had I not corrected the original poster. All the very best xx
"Open DAW is still in full operation - it was just unfortunate wording on our website."
Thank you Angie W for the clarification.
@From The Grave/Stark Ross - that was all that was needing to be said. Unfortunately From The Grave didn't say that. So the last thing From the Grave did was to correct the original poster!
In other words, it wasn't the original poster that needed correcting but the wording on the Open Daw website!
PS I see the Open Daw website has now been amended. So.......if there hadn't been any confusion, why amend it?
Not me then causing confusion. More like the person who put the original wording on the website.
@Stark Ross, I haven't closed anyone's account since @Strong and Stable's yesterday, after he asked me.
Lots of back-pedalling going on here. Thankfully the damage done to the great work done by the Open DAW volunteers is minimal.
Any damage done was caused by the person who put the highly ambiguous information on the Open Daw website.
Oh and btw - perhaps you would care to explain just what was scurrilous about my original posting given that Open Daw has now seen fit to amend the wording.
@Stark Ross, there is no back-pedalling going on here at all.
The Open Daw have now corrected the information on their website.
Could amending ambiguous wording on Open Daw's website be defined as back pedalling?