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Rivierenbuurt weblog threatens to stop

23 September 2007 - ‘Knorrepot’, editor of the Rivierenbuurt weblog, is fed up with comments being used for feuding and threatens to close the weblog down. The weblog has been rated Amsterdam’s most influential neighbourhood website in terms of being used by district politicians.

The problems started after the publication of an article on a conflict between the SP and some of its former members, who have been thrown out of the party. Neighbourhood activist Harry Rijpkema commented on this conflict, which, he says, resulted in a ‘hate campaign’ against him.

Knorrepot confirms he received many angry responses from people urging him to remove Rijpkema’s comments. Knorrepot, who does not know Rijkpema and insists that there was nothing wrong with his comments, says that merely mentioning Rijpkema’s name seems to be like a red rag to a bull, especially for De Pijp residents.

Rijpkema says he has asked Knorrepot to remove the controversial comments and that he has written a letter to the district council to report slander. Knorrepot, fed up with the issue, has offered his weblog to whoever wants to take it off his hands.

His announcement spurred reactions from as far as Groningen: “Darn! Here in Groningen, we from the Digitolle Grieze breathlessly follow your weblog every day: an example for the average cityblogger! Do go on, don’t live up to your alias [Knorrepot means grumbler] and keep up the good work”.

Rivierenbuurt weblog (in Dutch); weblog rated most influential


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