As I, Lying Lester, previously revealed, this blog will soon be closing due to the chagrin of Octopus. After my initial post declaring my intention to shut er down I authored a few additional posts where I may have given my readers the wrong impression.
I described Octo's REQUEST that this blog be closed as a "demand" and that he "insisted" - and some commenters took offense to the idea that another blogger could "demand" that a blog that was not his own be closed. But that Octo "demanded" anything is not exactly true.
Octo was not pleased with this blog. In fact it rather offended his moral sensibilities. And, given that Octo is a blogger well known for having the highest integrity I have no choice but to bow to his wishes.
I might not agree with Octo's judgment against this blog, but I do recognize that Octo, being both highly-principled and incredibly moral, knows more about these things than an individual who views greed as a virtue does. Simply put - I don't understand how this blog so offends - but I absolutely take Octo's word that it does.
And therefore the blog MUST be closed. Not because of any "demands", but because I acknowledge Octo's authority in the matter of violations of "all standards of civility and decorum" and as well as Octo's authoritative determination that this blog crossed a boundary and turned "petty and abusive and ugly".
Damned if I know exactly how I accomplished all that, but I trust Octo and take him at his word that this blog did. And for that I apologize. And I (again) thank him for pointing this out to me. Octo's guidance in these matters is very much appreciated by this blogger.