Robin Edgar’s Wacky Wednesday

In Uncategorized on March 10, 2011 at 9:56 am

It’s no surprise that Robin Edgar is in love with his own words.  Lots and lots and lots of words.  Lots and lots and lots of incredibly, tediously repetitive words.  In lots and lots and lots of repetitive posts and comments.

This Wednesday, he’s made four posts on his blog.  Whether he’s going for a record, or simply had too much caffeine (or whatever) we can’t be sure.  Unfortunately, there’s not much to what he has to say.  It’s just more of the same.

The first of these posts is yet another email missive to Reverend Peter Morales, the UUA’s current President.  Yet another lengthy, childish whine about how Morales is not paying attention to him.  Well, why should he, Mister Edgar?  Why should he pay attention to you lodging the same complaints and making the same gripes over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and…

Then three posts about what UU bloggers have to say, all with the same ripped-off catch-phrase: ‘But don’t take my word for it.’

No imagination or ideas.  No real news.  Just more of the same gripes, complaints, insults and general UU-bashing he’s always done.

In other words … another online temper-tantrum by the Perseveration Avenger.

Mister Edgar, you’re not even amusing anymore.  You’re just plain irritating.  Then again, you’ll probably be bragging that you’re deliberately irritating, and even believe in some bizarre fashion that such ridiculous behaviour actually advances your ’cause’ – whatever that may be.

So why do we keep track of this man?  Because so few people are willing to hold him to account for his actions.  Ignore him, and he will simply find an even more outrageous way to get attention.  Attempt to engage him, and he will simply dominate the discussion and make it all about him.  He needs to be treated like the spoiled brat that he is.  And what do you do with a spoiled brat?  Tell him forthrightly that his antics and tantrums are unacceptable, and then send him to his room until he learns to behave around civilised people.

We can’t actually confine Robin Edgar, but we can chastise him.  We only wish more people had the courage to do so.

  1. In his virtual incarnation, Robin Edgar is a classic troll. Dealing with a troll is simple – don’t feed it. UU bloggers should not approve of his comments when they are in any way offensive, abusive, repetitious, etc. There is, however, the occasional on-topic, relevant, insightful comment which should be approved and even encouraged.

    The usefulness of a blog like this is to make others aware of the troll. But please beware of feeding it.

    The non-virtual incarnation of Robin Edgar is more troubling and vexing. When and if this becomes criminal, it must of course be dealt with. Short of that, there’s not much that really can be done.

    I’d like to say keep up the good work, but the the provision that there is a fine line between holding accountability and feeding, and to keep this in mind.

  2. Thank you for your support. We do believe there is a need to respond to his more outrageous attempts at smearing UUs, and that those not familiar with his behaviour need to be aware of what is really going on.

    At least one member of the Unitarian Church of Montreal has made it clear that they are monitoring his picketing activity, and do follow the Montreal Police recommendation to call them and report him.

    We would agree that UU bloggers should uniformly institute a moderation policy, and not just because of Robin Edgar, but certainly to screen out his attacks. We also see no point whatsoever in commenting on his blog, as he simply responds with more lengthy rants and screeds about how right he is.

  3. Hi, I found this blogsite while researching UCM for a friend who is moving to Montreal. Quelle horreur! This guy sounds like the UU’s worst nightmare. My heart goes out to the valiant leaders and courageious members of UCM and to you, the intrepid blogger, who is documenting, analyzing and expressing the thoughts and feelings of so many. I can only imagine what you have gone through and hope that your responsible and intelligent response to his harrassment validates all you stand for and believe in. At first I was hesitant about sending my friend to a church menaced by a disturbed stalker, but after reading about UCM’s response and this blogsite’s vigilant reporting, I have complete confidence in UCM to provide a nurturing, healthy, and vibrant environment for its members.

  4. Thank you for your kind words, and we are certain our friends at the Montreal church will appreciate your support.

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