It's with some irony that MyRye.com received and read the following email from Hen Island agitator and Mr. Floatie creator Ray Tartaglione. Tartaglione, a frequent commenter on MyRye.com, logged a complaint that someone else was posting in his name.
MyRye.com allows for anonymous postings. It allows for open discussion of issues. We will not permit impersonation, and when notified we will take measure to remove postings. When we went to do this in regards to Tartaglione's complaint, it seems our commenter has already change his or her profile to Hey Tartagilone (Parody). Thank you.
We will not release any IP Address or other information on commenters.
Please keep it clean, don't impersonate anyone and keep commenting.
Here is the email from Tartaglione:
From: Ray Tartaglione [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 11:15 AM
Cc: Jordan Glass; Ray J Tartaglione
Subject: Impersonation on My Rye
Someone is posting on MYRYE.com using my name. Somehow they were able to set up a new Type Pad account using my name spelled exactly the same way. I am aware that you have no affiliation to Type Pad but at the same time I am sure you know this is impersonation, which is a crime. I am in the process of making a police report about the incident.
In the past on multiply occasions bloggers have encouraged the vandalism of my vehicles on the MyRye Site. At that time, I also filed reports with the Police Department. After speaking to my attorney, I am now in the process of commencing legal action. At a future time he will be in touch with you to obtain the IP addresses for the parties and blogs in question.
Although I know you have nothing to do with either incident, as the administrator of MYRYE and the party that has care, control and custody of the site, I formally request that you immediately remove any posts that encourage acts of violence against me, immediately remove any posts from bogglers that impersonate me and notify me of the same. I would also respectfully request you notify your readers of the seriousness of the situation in the form of a letter or article on your site. The URL for the Type Pad account in question link follows; http://profile.typepad.com/tartaglioneray Thanks for your help and understanding with this.
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