First and foremost I wish to extend my sincere gratitude for taking the time to personally address my letter as well as for complementing my blog.
I wish to address several points you have made in your response to my Open Letter to DR1, dated January 19, 2011
It is false that I had spammed your site. According to my research and unbeknownst to me, three people had posted my link or cut and pasted my writings onto your Dominicans Abroad message board. As a person who manages thousands readers, you must know Robert that one has little control over the readers that visit our sites.
Your statement that the banning was clearly expressed is also blatantly false. As a New Yorker, I understand the meaning of protocols and proper procedures. Hence, I had registered under the handle Nuala Knows and reached out to your moderator Alter Ego on January 15, 2001 to formally request permission to blog on your site. I had hoped I would have been extended the same courtesy of least an explanation if this were at all possible. Instead I received a reply that read as follows: You have been banned for the following reason: too many i.d. use 1 login and one only, date the ban will be lifted: Never. In my opinion, this does not constitute a clear explanation.
Furthermore, I have never accused you of being a shallow profiteer. That was a comment made by an anonymous reader. Trust me when I say that as a New Yorker I do understand that hard work, such as what you have put forth, merits compensation. We could have had a discussion about advertising Nuala Knows on your site had your moderator presented this option to me. Once again, the fact that your site is admirably fashioned under American standards had fueled the expectation that I would be extended at least a letter of acceptance with stipulations (economic or not) or letter of denial with a clear rationale.
Finally, I wish not to engage in a cross-debate pertaining to this issue. I just wanted to acknowledge your comment and further clarify your assertions. Please know that it is my opinion that your site is a touchstone in the Hispanic cyberspace. It shows proof of our Dominican ambition and perseverance. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.