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Second Round with MSH

In Uncategorized on August 12, 2005 at 5:06 pm

When MSH wrote and aked me to take her off the mailing list for webgrrls. I thought well maybe it’s just her way to be blunt and maybe that’s who she is. I became curious about her and looked at her website which I did not find too appealing so I wrote in all seriousness that I would like to do a make over of her website. I thought since she had been so blunt with me that I could be blunt with her maybe she was just one of those individuals. She wrote back and sent me to another site that I mistakenly thought was a link to her web designer and then when I read the message again I discovered that it was a link to her site. Unfortunately i had mistakenly called her site “bad” which I had no intention of doin it was an accident anyway. After that she threatened me with an attorney and I was “bad” real “bad” , but we have a history. Maybe I deserved the termination of my license after rereading the email. Oh well such as life now I can concentrate on my studies.

Here is the email:

I did not use the webgrrls name for anything. I offered a simple suggestion to you. If you feel that I have solicited anything from you I am sorry you feel that way. Considering you contacted me first in July with threats, without my never ever having heard of you. I think your allegations would be problematic. I still have your email where you threatened to destroy me. While we are at it let me state I know people far far more important then you, and of all the people I’ve ever known who have claimed to be important you have to be the one who has lacked the least class. Basically your personality looks like your website and you can take that to your attorney but understand you were the one who contacted me first in July. I honestly would have never known you existed if you had not. In other words we have a history

As for who you show this to, show it to the world because you are a plantation individual and anyone who gets behind your methods is getting what they expect a plantation person with all bluster and no skill and no I will not contact you ever because without an original communication from you I would have never ever contacted you. Without a communication from you in July that was quite nasty I would have never contacted you. Furthermore in July I asked you to contact Kevin if you had any webgrrls business to talk about. So if you contact me again I will have to call my attorney and threaten you with a harassment suit.

From: Marjorie Singley-Hall [mailto:singm@mindspring.com] Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 10:23 AMTo: ‘olivia’Cc: ‘Kevin Kennedy’Subject: RE: [WEBGRRLS-ATLANTA-GA-A] FW: Thanks for Coming to the Webgrrls Mixer

Olivia –

This site has won numerous awards. Obviously, we are not on the same page or at the same experience level with web design requirements. Jackson Spalding is one of the top marketing/pr/web design firms in the Southeast. Before you begin to critique their work, especially in writing, I would suggest that you defer to the fact that they have a lot of influence in the Atlanta business community and beyond in your marketplace.

I am totally unimpressed with your work. I run businesses, and I have no desire to have “Picasso colors” represented on my site, nor would I allow banner ads. It is not professional in my business, and you obviously do not understand or “get it”.

Do not ever contact me again. If you do, you will hear from my corporate attorney next. I have no desire to work with you now or in the future, nor do I want to hear your opinions on anything. I view your use of my e-mail address as part of the Webgrrls database to solicit business for your company and to peruse and critique my web sites without invitation to be a violation of my privacy as well as a violation of business ethics.

I would be very disappointed to learn that the national offices of Webgrrls would condone or approve of this.

Marjorie

Marjorie Singley-Hall
Managing Partner
Ampersand Associates, Inc.
Piedmont Center
3495 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Building 12, Suite 115
Atlanta, GA 30305
Tel: (404) 812-8923
Fax: (404) 812-8921
Cell: (770) 815-6976
marjorie@ampersandinc.net

From: olivia [mailto:designer@tightwebdesign.com] Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 4:36 PMTo: ‘Marjorie Singley-Hall’Subject: RE: [WEBGRRLS-ATLANTA-GA-A] FW: Thanks for Coming to the Webgrrls Mixer

Marjorie,

I did visit the site you sent me to and I was not impressed. The work that I do through my firm is state of the art. I use the most current and the newest technologies. HTML and CSS which facilitates the fast loading of pages, makes it friendly to the handicap, and for devices such as cell phones. I am the best for several reasons, but anyway. I hope you did get a chance to visit the sites I sent you to, and please feel free to visit my business site tightwebdesign.com. You may want to know that the colors from the tight design website are from a particular painting from the Picasso blue period. In other words there are no colors in the site that have not been taken from the particular painting I used. Anyway if you change your mind, about the site or about webgrrls, I would welcome your business and your being a part of webgrrls. Finally I would like to apologize to you if I have offended you in anyway. This is not my personality and I would like to think that everyone that I meet has goodwill towards me and I them.

Thank you,

Olivia Walker

From: Marjorie Singley-Hall [mailto:singm@mindspring.com] Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 4:14 PMTo: ‘olivia’Subject: RE: [WEBGRRLS-ATLANTA-GA-A] FW: Thanks for Coming to the Webgrrls Mixer

Olivia –

I have a web designer, professional writer, and creative artist on staff who work on all of my web sites – I currently have four domain sites. Ampersand is the only one being redesigned at the moment, so the three in-house professionals are collaborating on it to relaunch it by the end of the month. The Eton Partners site at www.etonpartners.com was redone last year by Jackson & Spalding, and we are very happy with their work. The other two sites are fine.

We spend a lot of money for the best product available, so I don’t feel that we need to have you “redo” anything.

Marjorie

Marjorie Singley-Hall
Managing Partner
Ampersand Associates, Inc.
Piedmont Center
3495 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Building 12, Suite 115
Atlanta, GA 30305
Tel: (404) 812-8923
Fax: (404) 812-8921
Cell: (770) 815-6976
marjorie@ampersandinc.net

From: olivia [mailto:designer@tightwebdesign.com] Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 4:00 PMTo: ‘Marjorie Singley-Hall’Subject: RE: [WEBGRRLS-ATLANTA-GA-A] FW: Thanks for Coming to the Webgrrls Mixer

Hello,

I certainly will take you off of the mailing list.

However I always follow the domains of email addresses and I had the opportunity to visit your website. I would like for you to consider allowing me to redo your website.
In today’s society your website determines who you are, it determines your credibility though I know you have a lot. A well done website can increase business for you. You may want to visit my latest site: http://priority1protection.com/ and here is a site I have done as a student project that you may find similar to yours, this person is a Mergers and Acquisition Attorney http://marvinwturner.tripod.com , and of course I designed the webgrrls_atlanta site.

In the mean time I will remove you from the mailing list but I certainly would like for you to consider allowing me to develop your professional presence on the web.

Thank you,

Olivia Walker
From: Marjorie Singley-Hall [mailto:singm@mindspring.com] Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 1:44 PMTo: atlanta-ga@webgrrls.comSubject: RE: [WEBGRRLS-ATLANTA-GA-A] FW: Thanks for Coming to the Webgrrls Mixer

Olivia –

Again, please take me off this list.

Marjorie

Marjorie Singley-Hall
Managing Partner
Ampersand Associates, Inc.
Piedmont Center
3495 Piedmont Road, N.E.
Building 12, Suite 115
Atlanta, GA 30305
Tel: (404) 812-8923
Fax: (404) 812-8921
Cell: (770) 815-6976
marjorie@ampersandinc.net

From: Announce List for Atlanta, GA Webgrrls [mailto:WEBGRRLS-ATLANTA-GA-A@LISTS.CGIM.COM] On Behalf Of olivia walkerSent: Saturday, August 06, 2005 1:36 AMTo: WEBGRRLS-ATLANTA-GA-A@LISTS.CGIM.COMSubject: [WEBGRRLS-ATLANTA-GA-A] FW: Thanks for Coming to the Webgrrls Mixer

As the chapter leader of Webgrrls I would like to thank everyone for attending our mixer on Thursday August 5, 2005.

The atmosphere of Tarrazu was excellent for a mixer. Downstairs the barista John steamed up lattes, herbal tea, and cheesecake to die for. The loft with the baby grand piano, amid the atmosphere of original art-work, and sculpture with tables and conversation pits scattered throughout the room was an eclectic fitting atmosphere for the Webgrrls mixer. I encourage anyone who reads this to contact Tim Howard, the owner of Tarrazu for a booking for their next event.

We were honored with a visit from djmuscleque who will be on WCLK this Saturday with his show Jazz Nouveaux! He also brought a cd by of his favorite jazz nouveaux works. While he is in the IT field, and being a DJ is his weekend warrior position you may be able to convince him to DJ your next event.

Finally, the women in attendance were impressive. The ice breaker led by Jenn Wood, an interactive email specialist, led to positive interactions and served to get everyone comfortably familiar with each other. Those in attendance were riveted by Courtney Miller an open source specialist and owner of the Web Development firm FLOATLEFT. She engaged us all in an enlightening discussion of Linux.

Again, I would like to thank everyone for coming and urge you to please support our host for the night Tim Howard of Tarrazu.

The next meeting will be held at Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta on September 8, 2005 at 6:30 pm. The speaker will be Tiffany B. brown who will speak on Blogging for professional success. We look forward to seeing everyone and again our host houses a hip and eclectic venue as the former home to a high tech firm.

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