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It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes

I received this email:

“Sarah,

I hope you will give me an answer on this question. Is there any way you could transfer ownership of the Pub to me? I would put up an announcement of the change of ownership and pay you whatever you still have invested in the site.

I just hate the idea of trying to build a new blog from scratch. I understand the problems you have with the new editor style, and I may end up switching somewhere else myself. However, for now I could use the ready-made audience.”

 

The audacity of this individual disgusts me.  I wanted you all to know ‘how important”
the Peaceful Pub is to this person.  It means nothing. to him obviously.

 

I would ask that if you see someone has attempted to steal the 20 years we have put into building  the name that you will not support the efforts of the would be thief.  There
are those whom I have asked to take over the Pub, both in the past and at this time; they were/are not available to do so.

The person who sent me the email has been making statements that suggest he was with the Pub from the start-up.  He was not. Not with the original pub nor with this one which  began in 2017.

At any rate, this post  is not meant to create a discussion.  It is meant to inform our members.

And in order to save the keystroke it would take to reply to his email I will reply here:

Most emphatically I will reply to your audacious question.
 I quote you verbatim ” I would put up an announcement of the change of ownership and pay you whatever you still have invested in the site.” 
 What do you think is a fair price for one’s good name?  Whatever you think, it is not enough.  My name is not for sale nor is the name of the peaceful pub
As far as what I have invested in the site…you could never amass it.  It has nothing to do with filthy lucre.  
Furthermore, it is my opinion that you haven’t a clue what the Pub
stands for.
Thank you for offering me the incentive to state my piece.

 

NOTE  For all of you author associates who did not send me that email, I will be sending you a personal note within the next week.  You are dear to me.   Sarah