My Apologies…


Due to a series of misunderstandings I mistakenly– though, considering a variety of circumstances, understandably– labeled a comment by VOTM as a sockpuppet account of failed council candidate Mark Cates. Apparently VOTM is the nephew of Mr. Cates, and they have used the same IP address at several times in the past. My apologies for the mislabeling of said comment. And my apologies for any undue stress or discord this error may have brought into the Cates clan.




  1. So, why didn’t he just explain this himself instead of denying the address was his in the first place?

  2. Gordon Smith says:

    Thanks for figuring all that out, Shad, and correcting the record. I’m sure Mark will be understanding. With all the shenanigans going on with the Republican candidates and their surrogates, it’s easy to see why you’d determine that two commenters coming from the same IP address could indicate sockpuppetry.

    It’s an all volunteer organization over here, folks.

  3. Davyne Dial says:

    Yes, denying the addy, sure does confuse the issue.

    That said, there was a time I was on the hot seat and actionable statements were always minimized / tossed off to “somebody else was on my computer.”