Follow up to Seward Fiat Havant article.
Just received phonecall.
Apparently, Seward Fiat, Havant aren’t happy about my last article. I understand. I felt it could have been improved too.
And apparently, their solicitor will be contacting me. I doubt it’s to apologise but I might be wrong.
Man, talk about taking a situation and making it worse. I was only merely moderately upset at the quality of service I received. Now I’m pretty livid – and somewhat stressed after that phonecall – that, rather than ignore the problem or perhaps offer to talk about the issue (which would have led to a nice positive update) as good customer service might dictate, I was, instead all but threatened.
Here’s hoping that their solicitor understands that facts aren’t illegal and opinions aren’t either as far as I know, knows how to read disclaimers, understands that this site is for entertainment purposes primarily, and fully comprehends the intricacies of dealing with content physically located in America by a Malaysian host and capable – thanks to the creative commons licence employed – of being mirrored to hundreds of websites worldwide and viewed by tens of thousands of people rather than the handful who probably actually read it, especially if a load of other website owners got the idea into their heads that I might be being victimised, bullied, or coerced in some fashion. Not that I think I am at the moment, of course. So, make sure you hold your horses if you’re a website owner and are thinking of writing about this or preparing to mirror this page in some other country.
If I got a nice letter I’d probably comply with whatever legal issues were brought forth; it would be nice to know just what boundaries I might have inadvertently crossed. I hope I don’t get a nasty or threatening one. Or, better still, if the matter were simply let slide then this would probably all just blow over. Let’s wait and see.