This doesn’t happen as often as it used to, but there are still people who will report my own comments on my own blog to IntenseDebate, as if they are totally unaware that the report comes right back to me. I am the only one who can delete a comment. IntenseDebate cannot. So you’re asking me to censor myself, which is really a pretty stupid thing to do.
But then again, these are stupid people.
Now I have had, over the years, people who just showed up on my blog to complain. No matter what I had to say, they found something to whine about and they hated everything I had to say, no matter what it was about. I could say I liked mint chocolate chip ice cream and they’d complain about it, just because I said it. There have been rare occasions where I’ve banned them from commenting, after I’ve issued warning after warning after warning and it’s been ignored. Most of the time, I just ignore them and hope they go away because they’re just annoying, not offensive and talking to them at all somehow validates their actions, at least as far as they’re concerned. They want attention and giving it to them just encourages them to continue.
There are people who hate the fact that I have a blog and they can’t shut me up so they try everything in their power to get me shut down. I had one person complain to my web host, which just sent me the complaint and I circular filed it. I’ve had people try to report me to IntenseDebate and more than a couple who just send e-mail directly to me complaining about my comments and demanding that I remove it, as though they don’t realize that they’re sending the e-mail to the person who wrote the comments. Sure, that’s bright.
But they’re not bright, are they? They have no clue that I’m paying to post whatever I want to post. They don’t have to like it, they don’t have to read it, but they can’t stop it. I think that pisses them off so they do everything in their power, which isn’t a lot, to get it removed. It hasn’t worked in the last 12 years, I don’t think it’s going to work any time soon. I don’t think they understand how this technology thing actually works. That says a lot about these people, doesn’t it?