“As the future is never known with certainty, the evaluation of prospective benefits requires the formation of expectations.” ~ Dale T Mortensen
The Midweek Word Prompt over on Weekly Prompts, the site I share with my partner GC is Evaluate.
Evaluate – Assess, Appraise, Make a judgement, Formulate an idea, Estimate the value, Determine the significance, Consider the importance.
GC spoke about how often we are asked to evaluate those who serve us, and where many times we are asked to visit a Website and evaluate an individual’s performance, with some blatantly asking for the top rating – 10 being high!
Mostly, I’ve been satisfied with the services I’ve received, but I would be very unlikely to evaluate a service unless I had been treated badly.
In my working life, I received an appraisal each year; I expected to be observed, monitored and assessed by my employers but I did not expect the end-users of my services ie the students or parents to evaluate my performance.
A Damning Evaluation – During the past week or so, GC has been observing and monitoring someone’s blog, a person who had been joining in with our prompts on Weekly Prompts.
LIKE had not been activated on the site, and before commenting, we were asked to log in. I left a friendly comment on this person’s site, as did GC, afterwards, I noticed our usernames were absent from the comments, and our full names had been published. It seems our names had been lifted from our e-mail addresses.
Initially, we gave the person the benefit of the doubt and politely asked how this had happened and requested that our usernames be used instead of our names. Unfortunately, our names remained on the page, and the person did not reply. A few days later, GC visited the site once again and made a complaint on our behalf; he also judged that this site was possibly not as innocent as it appeared.
The next time we visited the site, our actual names had been replaced by our usernames. Neither of us received an apology.
Shortly afterwards, our comments were removed, and the page announced ‘Comments are Closed; we contacted WordPress and made our concerns known, this is the reply.
Sorry to hear this site published your full name. I’ve taken a look at that site, but it’s not hosted here at WordPress.com, so unfortunately we have no control over the site, and have no access to the servers the site are hosted at.
I don’t see a contact page on the site, but according to this link:
https://www.whoishostingthis.com/#search=artmater.com …it appears to be hosted by NameCheap.
If it is an issue, and you think the site is malicious, you could try contacting NameCheap to investigate further.
I hope that helps. In the meantime, if there’s anything else we can help you with please let us know.
Unsurprisingly, the e-mail address that was provided does not exist. firstname.lastname@example.org.
We feel there has been an invasion of our privacy, and from someone who has gone to great lengths to protect their own which begs the question why?
We were faced with something of a dilemma, is this person a victim of their ignorance, is someone else running the show and is this site a cover for something more sinister?
It wasn’t an easy decision to publish this person’s site address, but we have come to the unfortunate conclusion that this site is not what it seems.
A couple of years ago GC changed to a WordPress e-mail address I did not do the same, however, I have now changed the e-mail address that I use for WordPress.
Many people choose to use their real names on their sites, and a small number of my friends are aware of my full name, but surely it’s my choice with whom I share my personal details?
In the future, if we are asked to log in to someone’s site we will decline, and walk away.
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Word Prompt Evaluate from Weekly Prompts