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Friday, May 04, 2007

Obsession in the Blogosphere

The plants are all fine, I'm ignoring them until the weekend because I kind of blew out my right knee with all the lifting and hauling and bending and hunkering down to put in the stuff on Wed. nite. So I'm babying it a bit and letting Mom Nature do a bit of the work for a while.

Need to buy a watering can with the dribble-rain spout on it anyhow. Back to topic:

I've lately seen a rather disturbing thing happening on blogs that I've visited. Seems that there are a lot of people who are incensed that other people have beliefs/ideas that are counter to their own. Now, I don't mind watching a good flame war from time to time, and I've even been known to engage in some myself, but when it gets to the point where some unknown bitch starts sending me e-mails to try and discredit someone I consider a friend, then there's a serious problem.

The problem seems to be that an awful lot of women have gotten into blogging and like to make controversial posts - but don't want to have to deal with any controversy. And I don't mean the way I deal with it - which is just to delete comments that offend me - but they want to PUNISH the commenters! They want to harass their friends, flood those friends' e-mail with "reports" from their little clique about how horrible the commenters are!

What is amusing in this (to the extent that I find such pathetic action amusing) is that they will go to such great lengths to "rid themselves" of unwanted commenters. They put their blogs on "Comment Moderation". They post repeatedly about the problem commenter. They make poorly-executed caricature cartoons. They go into spasms...

Grow a pair, you pathetic wimpy bitches. Grow a pair and learn to deal with it. Get over yourself and realize that this is a GAME for many people. If you don't like someone "playing" in your sandbox, then delete their comments. After a while it becomes pretty boring to keep typing things that nobody will get to read, that disappear after a few minutes or hours. Every time you respond to the "Troll", you just show how much power the troll has over you - you dance to his/her tune... and you look stupid.

They're words. Just words. If you're stupid enough to put your real name and address et al out there, then you're stupid women and deserve whatever you get. Smart women don't give out that much personal information online until they know someone VERY well... and then they cover themselves by not giving the info out publicly, but in a private e-mail.

Some of us even are smart enough to have a PO Box or an alternate address and not let our home information be known. That's called living smart - but the stupid women dont' get that.

A while back on one of many incarnations of a friend's blog, she posted about a female (lawyer or law student, I believe) who had been harassed online. Granted, the harassment went a bit further than just a comment or 2 in a blogspot box - but... SHE GAVE OUT HER REAL IDENTITY... DUH!!! Then she got all frazzled when people knew who she was and started in with some nasty sophmoric antics in comments and posts on other sites. Waaaahhhh!!! Now she won't do lectures because she's AFRAID. She's cowering in her house.

Grow a pair. Get a tough enough skin to handle the idiots. Read their comments if you must, fume a while, then delete them. Better still, just delete them unread. Really, it's a LOT easier to just delete one or two comments from a percieved troll than it is to have to "moderate" everyone's comments so no trolls are able to comment.

They really should figure out some way to keep the rich-bitch stay-home-mommies off the internet. (Not you, Jules)

This concludes todays segment of "As the Mouse Rants". Tune in another day for gardening updates.

626 days

5 Comments:

  • At 1:39 PM, Blogger Jules said…

    :D

    To be fair to Jill though, her details are online through her studies, not through her blog, and the people that've been harassing her are fellow law students.

     
  • At 9:41 PM, Blogger BBC said…

    I hope that your knee is better soon hon.

    As for the other, it shall pass in time, this is a journey after all and I knew before hand that it was going to be ugly at times.

    To an omnipresent spirit this is old hat.

    In other words, hang on baby because you haven't seen anything yet. :-)

    Some of us even are smart enough to have a PO Box or an alternate address and not let our home information be known.

    Funny thing about me. From day one of my first post anyone could quickly get online and learn about me. Get my address and phone number, do a Google search and read that I was in the Business Association at one time, and some things I said in a port meeting and things like that.

    Do a Google on me now and all you are likely to find is links to my blog.

    I've never hidden who or what I am or where I'm at. I've invited friends and enemy's alike to come and visit at a fireside chat, or blow my brains out if that is what the nut case wants to do.

    That would most likely be a christian or muslim of course. No big deal, they've been doing that for thousands of years and it's only one body.

    Umm, sorry, didn't mean to get so heavy on you.

    Comment moderation, that is a hoot isn't it? Hell, I have two blogs, I can make my comments on them and they can't stop me.

    Like I said, stick around, it's going to just keep getting more interesting. :-)

    Hugs.

     
  • At 9:28 AM, Blogger John Good said…

    Wow. You have gotten your own troll? =) I HAVE been away awhile. . .

     
  • At 11:25 AM, Blogger BBC said…

    Now I'm a troll on my friends blog.

    Funny how some of these monkeys think.

    Well, it's Sunday now, I think after putting the part in Rick's car I will take the rest of the day off and go to the beach.

    Have a great day, hugs.

     
  • At 10:06 AM, Blogger Sewmouse said…

    You're not the troll, BBC - Vinicio and Rudy are, tho!

    I can handle trolls, I just can't stand women who do the pathetic whiney thing about them and then continue to whine even after the "problem" has been fixed.

     

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