The Scottish Saltire

The Scottish Saltire

Monday, December 1, 2008

Nasty Comments

I started this blog last February. I've had a lot of fun with it and I really enjoy the opportunity to share with my family and friends. But, since almost the very beginning there has been one really nasty and persistent Anonymous commenter. As the blog administrator I get an email alerting me as soon as any new comment is posted so I usually just delete Ms. Nasty as soon as she puts in her childish and hateful 2 cents worth. I figured the best thing to do was to just ignore her and not respond. I really thought that eventually, once she realized that her comments were being deleted as soon as she sent them, she would just get tired of the game and go away. Since this has not happened I can only assume that she doesn't actually care that her comments are immediately deleted. She must derive her pleasure from simply knowing that I have read them. How pathetic is that? Someone needs to refocus and just let go of an old grudge.

I'm not sure exactly what I expect to accomplish by blogging about this. I'm probably just throwing fuel on the fire. I haven't even decided yet whether to continue deleting her nasty comments or leave them for all of you to see and to comment on in return as you see fit. I really don't want to get into a pissing contest. I'd prefer it if she would simply go away and once and for all just leave me the hell alone. What's done is done and life happily goes on. At least mine does.....

8 comments:

Amy said...

I'd say you should require a login to leave comments, but that would rule out several people who you do want comments from, like Wade and Sarah... it's not spam, so requiring passing a CAPTCHA won't help.

Anonymity makes people mean. It's why NY cabbies lean out of the window - it's harder to be mean to a human you can see than to a blob of metal you intellectually know has a human in it, but can't see.

Anonymous said...

Yep

Connie said...

My dear friend Cathy, who I grew up with, left this comment yesterday, albeit on an earlier post.

Blogger Cathy said...

Connie,
I found you!!!!!!!!!!! yeahhhhhhhhhh I have thought of you alot lately and miss your happy little face. Imagine...I found you!
Hey, who is the little meanie....I will take her out!
CClem

Anonymous said...

yes, sorry about that. This blogging is new to me! I don't have computer savvy children to help me out!

Connie said...

Cathy, did you get my emails?

Michael said...

I agree. Require a login to Google or something, and remove the problem at the source.

Marci said...

That's crap! You should have to log in to post comments. Only cowards would do that anyway, Connie. I guess you have to consider the source and remember that what goes around comes around. Your anonymous commenter will get there's in the end! Glad all is well with you and that you got your visa. I'm so glad your blogger because I love checking in on your latest adventures! Take care : )
Marci

Marci said...

There's or theirs? Hmmm...my grammar goes out the window when I'm not at work!