Now Labourhome has a touching post that ends:
Despite our differences we have worked together on our own projects and hitherto been supportive of each other. Having agreed to disagree on MessageSpace that will now continue.
Yours in comradeship,
Alex Hilton and Derek Draper
Meanwhile, Dogstarscribe's Weblog has written in reply to my original posting. He says:
Telling Alex that hanging round with Paul Staines can damage your reputation is less of a threat than an observation.I left a lighthearted comment saying, "It sounds a bit Dinsdale Piranha to me: 'Nice blog you’ve got here. Pity if anything happened to it'.” It has yet to appear on the blog.
Let's be charitable and assume that he is busy.