Missing the Point…

I just had to ban another IP from commenting on my site. That makes a grand total of 5 IPs banned for one weird random reason or another. This particular jackmonkey, “shagnastysolo”, decided to be a completely ignorant troll on a post from last December about my move from Sprint to Cingular. You know, it’s one thing to say that you think it’s wrong of me to expect cell phone service at work – which is actually a requirement of Mike’s due to his job – but it’s another thing to call me a “fat-faced bitch” and then tell me that you can say that because of the first amendment and freedom of speech.

No people, you’re missing the point. That is not how freedom of speech works. You can say what you want – in your own space. Then you still need to watch out for the fine line of slander. However, if you post it as a comment on my site – I can, and will, delete it.

I just love it when the odd random troll who has nothing worthwhile to say shows up on some ancient post on my site.

Meanwhile, if my IP blocking is preventing you from commenting, please send me an e-mail and let me know. One time I accidentally blocked an AOL address and some people could comment sometimes, but not all the time. Oops! I know, I know, my troll said that I am “not any type of all-mighty person who has the authority to control anyones expressions or freedom of speech,.you obviously created this site anyways to show the world what a bitch you are,.and so here I am typing this note letting everyone know who checks in on this site,.what a total bitch you are,.get a life and lose some weight, you fat faced bitch, and stop taking out your own personal problems and frustrations on innocent companies.” (Yeah, and that was just half of comment #3! I almost want to post all three comments in my extended entry, just for amusement!)

I think my troll needs to learn how to spell and how to punctuate his sentences a little bit better. What’s up with the comma followed by a period?

For the record – I never took out any problems or frustrations on Sprint. I simply changed to a company that has service at my house and in downtown Houston. Cingular has been good to us for the most part. Sure, there are some glitches where we don’t get signal or the system is too busy – but I expect that to some extent. Cingular rocks!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

8 replies on “Missing the Point…”

I heard an interesting quote on the radio yesterday on my way home. I think its appropriate given your post. “The freedom to swing your arms ends when they start to connect with another’s nose.” You have every right to protect your nose…and your blog 🙂

Comments jerks deserve to be banned. Cuius regio, eius religio, and all that.

I banned one particular jerk for being a jerk a year and a half ago, and he was still whining on other people’s blogs as recently as October of last year about it. People are really weird about their rights in your space.

Wow. Well, I guess if the content isn’t going to make much sense (other than being a really long-winded way of saying “I’m desperate for attention and pretty dumb”) then he was right to spice up the punctuation a little to give some element of the post an interesting flavour.

I believe we have witnessed dadaist punctuation at work. Comma, followed by period, followed by non-capitalized first word of the next sentence where you’d expect the single space that common usage dictates?! That’s genius, I’d hang it in my gallery.

I can’t believe the ignorance of some people and the hilarity of thinking these companies are innocent or that you don’t have the right to expect good service for what you pay.

I just had someone call me arrogant because I said I’d take a job if they didn’t try to screw me on the money. I don’t know how that seems ‘arrogant’ but then I don’t get where half these people are coming from anyway.

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