I'm faced with quite a dilemma at the moment. There seems to be lots of misinformation going around, apparently mixed with a heady dose of outright lies.
On the one hand, I'd like to try to clear it all up (even though, really, I know that the world doesn't work that way, and that I wouldn't actually be able to).
On the other hand, though, to even try to do so would involve violating two principles I believe in:
1) Don't publicise disputes whilst you're trying to resolve them.
2) Don't publish private emails.
Even though some people seem to not believe in these principles, or at least don't follow them, for now I'm going to stick by them.
The complete disregard for number 2 in many quarters makes it difficult for me to even chat to people privately about a lot of these things at the moment.
So, for now at least, it looks like everyone will just have to choose whether or not to believe the gossip. And I'll just have to continue to be surprised at some of the people who do.