After providing Bob Wintermeier (search) with two very timely email responses for tech support last night, Sunday, March 19, 2006 about the difficulty he was experiencing in posting comments to the blog, the following is an email he sent to his friends this morning with his hypothetical conclusion:
Date: Mon 03/20/06 10:44 AM
Subject: Croton Blog Sign On Problem Solved
Several non-Democrats have complained that they couldn’t post their comments on the Croton Blog.
After hours of trying to post a comment on the Croton Blog without success, attempting to follow the Blog owner’s sign-on advice and getting no response from TypeKey (the Blog’s sign on service) for a new password, I suddenly realized that whenever I went to the Blog’s home page, I only got a Croton GOP banner shown on the home page. Since I expected both a Democratic and Republican banner, I realized that the BLOG must have a FILTER to determine what to display. That led me to use another PC that hadn’t been used to access the BLOG. To my amazement, I got a Democratic banner, confirming my believe that there was a FILTER and it is probably related to the PC’s unique IP address!!!!!! Guess what……..I WAS ABLE TO SIGN ON AND POST MY COMMENTS.
Several folks have made copies in case the comments are removed and I’ll be glad to send them to anyone who requests a copy.
If you want to sign on to the Croton Blog to post your comments, try another PC that is used by a Democrat or some one who has no BLOG sign on. If you see a Republican banner, try a different PC. I think this will work. If not, let me know.
By copy of this email to the Croton Blog, I’m asking them to fix the problem even if it means taking the GOP banner off the blog. An alternate solution is to have the Blog post my email to warn others about the problem even though it is too late to be effective. We don’t need BLOG filters!!!!!”
Editor’s note: (a)The blog does no such filtering and (b) the technology for such filtering as Mr. Wintermeier alleges does not exist.