Monday, 2 April 2012

The Rumours of our Survival have been Greatly Exaggerated

Life works in mysterious ways. It is for this reason that I update the infamous juggernaut of truth known as 'Templar Truths' this day (though maybe I'm over-selling...).

Templar Truths, in the years 2007 & 2008, was a blog established by a cohort of pupils to expose some of the more shocking, ridiculous, and amusing events during our later years of attending Temple Moor High School.

It attracted a certain infamy, not least within the confines of the school's staff room. We had many regular readers from all year groups within the school. We received regular emails from interested readers.

In the years since the blog closed, we have even received numerous requests from younger pupils to inherit the blog and continue its name. All such requests have been denied.

Templar Truths lived longer than many of us initially imagined, and it will be remembered as one of the defining elements of our years at Temple Moor. But we didn't get everything right. We were young, we were inexperienced, we were frustrated, and we were venting in the most creative and productive way we could - by channelling our energies into Templar Truths. In the process, we offended certain people. For this, and with hindsight, we do sincerely apologise.

This is one of the fundamental reasons that we will not accept any request to "pass the baton". Unfortunately, much as we did ourselves back in the day, some people decide to take matters into their own hands.

An unknown individual has managed to access the blog e-mail; which in turn was still connected to the dis-used blog. This has allowed them both to post a thoroughly misleading blog update (we are definitely NOT back), and to e-mail various members of school staff stating that a new generation of pupils will be taking over this blog with the permission of myself and fellow administrator Thor.

I hate to disappoint, but this simply can't be allowed to happen. Having regained our account (kids these days, they just don't have a clue, do they?), an email has been dispatched to the school informing them of this deception; I'm sure certain members of staff (I'm not naming anybody, but you and I both know you're reading this, old friend) will be letting out an exasperated sigh of relief when they return to work after the Holidays.

Quite why anybody has bothered to do this is utterly beyond me; and beyond my fellow former contributors as well. This blog died four years ago, and as fond as my memories of it are, it's staying dead. It is by sheer chance that we even caught this affront when we did: I, for one, can't remember visiting this page in years.

I thank whoever is responsible for two things: for showing the same kind of gumption that it once took us to run such a controversial corner of the 'net, and for bringing back such fond memories.

But, if I haven't yet been perfectly clear, allow me to say this one more time.

The previous update was a fake and the e-mails were fraudulent.

Templar Truths is NOT coming back.

But thanks for the continued interest. I'm surprised anybody at all is still reading this thing, let alone trying to hack into it.

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