Yesterday I posted some information regarding a burglary that had occurred 5 miles north of town.
The purpose of that post was to make people aware, all interested parties, owners, visitors here already, and visitors on the way, that a very real threat and problem exists on AC.
Last time I looked the post had 180 views with no response, in view of this I think the post may have achieved some of its aim.
Today I see that the post has been removed. I am assuming that the reason for this is that moderators of this board view my post as unpalatable with the possibility of having a negative effect to potential visitors.
Whilst I understand that this might be the case, are we therefore saying that it is just better to ignore these incidents of crime, bury our heads in the sand, if we don't read about them they don't exist.
I understand the retort of people that would say AC is no different to anywhere, and that basic common sense and security measures should be taken the same as
anywhere else. I agree with that sentiment, there is an element of truth to it, but my own experience also tells me that when I am in my beautiful place, with, mostly, beautiful people, and glorious weather, my guard goes down. Surrounded by all of this utopia in paradise I can't quite somehow believe that my property or possessions will be violated. Of course the opposite is true, the reality is that because of this false sense of security I am making it easy for those who want to prey on my naivety and take advantage.
Surely in the interest of honesty and openness it would be better to acknowledge that there is a problem and warn people that it exists and warn them to be even more vigilant because of it's existence.
Aside from all this, is there anyone reading this now that would not want to know information about a destination they were either visiting or planning to visit if it were to affect the way that they dealt with their personal possessions.
Clearly the advice for anyone on AC with tablets, phones, cameras or cash should be, keep it in sight, lock it up, hide it or risk having it stolen. Some might think, that is stating the obvious and that the same applies where ever you are, clearly this is not the case.
Finally if a poll were to be taken amongst reasonable people everywhere or even those who just visit this board, asking the question should my previous post stay or should it have been deleted, what do you really think the answer to that question would be !
So to the narcissistic individual who deleted it, maybe it's time for some introspection and courting some public opinion over your actions.
AC is paradise, but it currently has an unsavoury dimension that should come with a "buyer beware" label for anyone buying into it for whatever period of time.
As a public message board this is exactly the place where that message should be available.