Defamatory Comments

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 25, 2019, 17:21 (118 days ago) @ Snowbirdy

Hi Rob,
I am not an extortionist. I am not trying to destroy Rocio’s business. As far as I can see she’s doing just fine.
I could easily have written this in the first person but i chose to be truthful. If there is so much suspicion around what I’ve shared then it should be ignored. Like I’ve said I’m only trying to share the truth. If it’s so irksome that it didn’t happen to me, then disregard it.
Why would a third party take the time to post what i did and respond to all these comments? Because i believe that her conduct and work was so utterly unprofessional, i thought it should be known. Why am i doing it anonymously? Because i fear retaliation from her. I was at the office when one of the incidences happened and found it so egregious that i wanted to go back to the source of the recommendation and add to the record. Forgive me if this is wrong, heresay or whatever. But it certainly isn’t extortionistic.
And again I don’t work for another dentist here or anywhere else.

When folks have to insist they're being "honest" while remaining anonymous, my radar blips. You fear retaliation from someone you're defaming who never did anything to you professionally or otherwise. Well yeah I guess so because that's what the law tries to protect against.

Why post anything to be fearful of in the first place?

You thought "it" should be known because... you're NOT a professional?

Maybe it's just me, but if I get poor service from a service provider known for their good service, if I wanted to be helpful I'd go to the service provider and let them know about the problem. Maybe I'd get reimbursed. Maybe the problem could be fixed. Maybe the error could be something to learn from. I wouldn't entrust anyone else to do it unless I was incapable of doing so.

But posting something like that on a public forum seems unhelpful and possibly quite harmful if not even malicious, for which reasons there are laws against defamation in most nations including Mexico.

Even if your intention was not malicious, we have some very helpful sayings here in Mexico. One that I find appropriate is "No hagas cosas buenas que parezcan malas."

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