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Adam != Ritchie

11/30/06 | by Adam | Categories: Silly, American

Checking through the comment spam this morning I found a rant from one "Emmanuel Goldstein" under the post about the luxury good embargo on North Korea. Now, as much as I appreciate a flame written by a character from Orwell's "1984", I do have to point out that there are in fact two people who regularly post to this blog, and I'm just one of them. Attacking me for something I didn't write simply irritates me. Attacking me under such an obvious pseudonym is even more annoying. Attacking me with a half-assed piece of tripe wherein a clear inability to reason, or even spell, is demonstrated just makes me pity you.

As for what promoted this wonderful diatribe from Emmanuel? Apparently Ritchie posted something on another site that Mr Orwell's protege disliked. Could Mr Goldstein possible be, gasp, a Republican? Apparently.

Anyway, greetings from the Axis of Weasels. Have a nice day.



Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

At least Emmanuel went off and reposted, slightly more appropriately, under Ted Morton.

*laugh* Thanks, Nunyer :)

Politics aren’t our bread and butter on here, most of the time, but these past several years have been pretty compelling to get a little more vocal. It’s always a little odd to say something and have someone else just turn up the contrast ratio on what you said to the maximum extent possible, but it’s all in good fun. I’m sorry some of it splashed over to Adam, though.

I’ve seen the sockpuppetism quite a lot at places such as The Panda’s Thumb. I don’t know if we really cover enough of that sort of topic matter to keep the sock puppets foaming.

It does feel a little special to have a personal troll, though :)

11/30/06 @ 12:05
Comment from: Adam [Member]  

Nothing to apologise for, Ritchie; Mr Goldstein is responsible for his own posting behaviour. For what it’s worth, the comment to your Ted Morton posting was the first; the two subsequent ones were to mine.

11/30/06 @ 12:11
Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

Ah, so perhaps he was checking to see whether his comments were deleted, or whether moderation was on, and did so slightly inappropriately.

*laugh* It does seem that in the draft comment, he believes there were be a lot more response and that the moderation is somehow “hiding it".

Criminy, if somehow we were that popular to have even an average of a comment a day :)

Moderation was added to b2evolution fairly recently, and not for the censorship game, though some people can certainly play that, but for the spamming game, the weight of which this blog used to creak under.

I haven’t even been able to figure out how to get our own posts pre-approved (short of going after the PHP code :)

11/30/06 @ 12:22
Comment from: Adam [Member]  

I’m happy to have to approve my own comments before they appear; gives me a chance to correct the silly typing mistakes :) Besides, we tried the unmoderated comments before and got nothing but spam.

11/30/06 @ 12:41
Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

I’m a little surprised in a way that the spam has dropped off. I would have expected the old amount of spam, just sitting there in draft instead. By the stats list, we still get quite a few “spam-blacklisted” visits.

I guess it’s no fun unless the spam gets published immediately? :)

11/30/06 @ 13:14
Comment from: Nimble [Member]  

Ah yes, so you did. Funny how recent a development that was, spammers essentially taking over the entire dot-info TLD as they did. There was one posting with a legit dot-info site during that entire escapade - I think I split apart the URL in the post.

Yes, dot-info is dead to us.

11/30/06 @ 14:19
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