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Anonymous Feedback - don't you love it?

November 2, 2011
Posted at 12:41 pm

I've always thought that accepting anonymous feedback means you'll get messages from people who wouldn't otherwise write to you. The only problem I've ever had with it is that it's impossible to respond.

I would never share non-anonymous feedback without permission, but when feedback is anonymous, and deserves a response, then the only way to do it is publicly via the blog. So...

I got this message earlier today,

"This Kevin guy has no self-respect.Accept Lauren
back after what she did.Its my only complain so
far about your story."

If you haven't been following the story, you won't know what Lauren did, so this won't mean anything to you. But what I'd like to say in return is this...

Lauren made a mistake. She let Del Stevens think she was interested and when she realised she'd made a mistake, she tried to back out. She gave her reasons for going through with it and I think they were pretty valid.
But making one mistake shouldn't mean she's ruined all chance of future happiness. And because Kevin was willing to listen to her, and forgive her, doesn't, in my opinion, mean he has no self-respect. If anything, to me, it shows he's actually pretty mature for an 18 year old.
At least, that's the way I see it. But I accept that's not how everyone would see it.

Anyway, that would have been my response (along with the usual "Thanks for reading and dropping me a message" thing) had the message not been sent anonymously.