The blogger platform I post my blogs on has a feature that helps filter spam comments. One of the positives of this is that people just trying to sell you random stuff or infect you with viruses cannot post on your blog. The negative is that sometimes real comments are incorrectly regarded as spam and are thus not posted on my blog.
Usually, this is not too big of an issue as I check the comments fairly regularly and keep up with this kind of thing. This week, however, was Spring Break at West Virginia University, which meant that my girlfriend was in town for a week. Concord University's Spring Break was the week before, so between class, work, and spending time with Candace, checking my blog's spam folder was not a priority.
Finally doing so, I found a comment by a person going under the name "Anonymous X." This person left a comment on last week's blog about the 3/16 meeting of the Student Government Association. His or Her comment is below, in italics.
Greetings. You don't know who I am but then again no one will. Why? Because it is as you said the Executive Board is like a clique and when one of the members is in danger of being lost from their clique they protect them. That is why they shot that complaint down with such …..emotion.
I’m sure they will say that oh a complaint about an Executive member has to be too sent to the Attorney General and for it to be valid a name must be attached to it. It happens and why shouldn’t it that is the proper way…isn’t.
Now I did not attend the meeting. Why? I was busy. Even if I had I would not have stepped up. Why? I much prefer the Executive board to be mad at me. All I want is things fixed. They know what is incorrect and that what is occurring goes against the constitution and bylaws. If they could have disputed it easily then they would have instead of what they did. Couldn’t you hear the faint undertone of fear that was covered up by The Presidents anger as he called me a coward, or cowardly for not giving a name or was that just me? How gentlemanly of him.
Oh wait how do I know the tone…. I have my tricks. Now just so everyone knows I will let this matter drop if and only if the complaints are fixed. You know what they are and you know they are true. Heck I even told you how to check if they were true or not and if you were to find them false I’m sure great pleasure would have been taken in announcing the falsities. Since you did not that is all the confirmation I need. I’m not looking for anyone to step down or get in trouble I just want this fixed so that Concord can be a better place because Concord deserves a better place. Come on. It’s not that hard a thing to fix…
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What this Anonymous X is talking about is the anonymous complaint that was filed by a person against an Executive Board member of the Student Government Association. Here's all I wrote about it last week - "The Ombudsman received an anonymous complaint about an SGA Executive. The complaint will not be investigated until somebody steps forward and takes credit for writing it."
The reason I didn't write much about it is because I have no idea what is going on. From what Anonymous X left on my blog, it would appear that he or she filed the complaint against the SGA member. What was the complaint? I don't know. Who was it filed against? I don't know.
I wrote in the last blog (and have written about it for years in various forms) about the SGA turning into more of a clique with the wrong kind of attitude. What I wrote last week was that I sensed this year's SGA having that clique mentality, but that it wasn't a bad thing yet. They still seemed to be getting things done.
I'll use this complaint as an example of that clique mindset. President Matt Belcher brought up the complaint and how it was cowardly to not stand up and sign your name to it. When mentioning the complaint, he never once mentioned what it was or who it was against. The way he spoke about it, I got the impression that most of the people in the room knew what it was.
I have a few questions and I'd like to use my blog as an open forum for this. What is the complaint and who is it filed against? If the complaint has no merit, then there should be no problem with letting people know what it is. If it has merit, then the student body of Concord University needs to know about it.
To Anonymous X, I'd like to apologize for not filtering your comment out of spam in a timely manner. If you'd like to add anything to this discussion, here is your chance.
If anybody else wants to get involved, feel free. Why did the SGA President mention the complaint but not say what it was? Why did it seem like other people in the room knew about it? These are all questions that need to be answered.