Sunday, October 10, 2010

Yeah, I’m talking to you Anonymous



Maybe it’s because I’m still fairly new to the blogosphere or perhaps it has always been this way, but lately it seems there have been quite a few rude comments left on various blog sites I frequent. The kind of comments I am referring to generally have little or no relevance to the topic the blogger has written about. Often these types of comments are purely absurd, disgustingly racist or just plain mean. And these particular asinine comments always seem to be written anonymously by some big frickin’ wanker.

Perhaps it’s just me, but frankly I’m fed up with it. And while not everyone will agree with all of the viewpoints expressed by a blogger, leaving a nasty or downright belligerent comment on someone’s blog just for the sake of being a jerk is just plain wrong. If someone is going to be a ginormously ugly dick and engage in that sort of behavior, then the least they could do would be to NOT act cowardly by hiding behind the word “Anonymous”.

Now it is always possible that sad little “Anonymous” has nothing better to do with their time than childishly insult bloggers. Or perhaps they are clueless morons and don’t realize the amount of time, effort and thought that goes into every single post written by a blogger. Maybe they can’t comprehend the fact that some of us bloggers literally spend countless hours writing, drawing, researching and putting together materials for our blog. Or that we often carefully consider the content we post and try to anticipate how it will be received by our readers.

Quite often our posts involve baring our souls and our life experiences. Sometimes our posts are merely geared toward entertaining our readers. Either way it should be obvious that all of the effort we put forth at the very least deserves a bit of respect.

So to all the asshats trolling around the blogosphere and hiding behind the name “Anonymous” I say pull up your skirt, grab your balls and effing man up once and for all. Those of us whom you so blatantly criticize would love to have the opportunity to check out your blog(s) and see just why it is that you think you reign supreme almighty ruler of the blogging world. And we might even want to leave a comment or two on your oh-so-perfect blog(s).

In the meantime, if you can’t start playing nice “Anonymous” then why don’t you go suck on this lovely award I just received from Rabbit over at The Long Journey to the Middle:



Cheerio you “Anonymous” shit weasel!

35 comments:

  1. whooo hooo Empress, well said.
    Luckily I haven't been the victim of the nasty Anon yet so have bravely removed the moderation. That said, anybody who posts anything racist or just plain nasty will be deleted real quick. If you ask for honest feedback, then there are ways of making it without being horrible. Big Hugs:)

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  2. @Mynx: I know I'm going all 'mama lion' here and trying to protect my favorite bloggers but even so some comments I see being left anonymously are completely unnecessary. Generally I just laugh when that type of crap is left on my blog. Hugs right back at ya!

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  3. Yeah, nicely said . It often gives me a deep blow when sum anonyms troll shits over one of my blog posts.

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  4. You Go Girl! Thanks for being our mamma bear!

    BTW
    nice award I LOVE it!

    CBG
    canadianbloggergirl.blogspot.com

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  5. @"I say pull up your skirt, grab your balls and effing man up once and for all." :
    Oh i just love the way you express...

    P.S : I think your blog's gonna help my extremely bad vocabulary.. Coz I just picked up the word of the day - "ASSHAT"

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  6. I haven't been victim to one of those comments yet, but have seen plenty of them on other blogs. I think part of their 'thrill' is to get us all worked up, so the best thing to do would be ignore them. If i do get one on mine, i'll delete it as soon as I see it. Free speech my ass.

    Wait.. people put time and effort into their posts?? Maybe thats what I have been doing wrong!

    SD
    http://simpledudecomplexworld.blogspot.com/

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  7. kudus to you.... love the post it was very well said :)

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  8. That is fucking kick ass! I disabled anonymous comments...not because I'm scared, but just to give people some balls! If they feel so strongly about their damn opinions, they will have to show their faces on my shit! Homie don't play that! Keep puting that boot in their asses mama!

    oh AND EAT A DICK HATERS...I HOPE YOU CHOKE ON IT ;)

    www.hotcopper.blogspot.com
    www.thundercat832.blogspot.com

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  9. Hey congrats on the (dirty) award!:)

    And I completely agree. Although I haven't had to endure this yet on my blog, I have read some mean comments. And you are right, people do it just for the sake of being a jerk. What ever happened to "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all?"

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  10. Well said, Empress! And I'm SO jealous of your award!!!

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  11. Well said! The anonymous tag allows for people to release their inner dickbag without fear of reprisal...I refer you to this instructional piece:
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/3/19/
    Yeah, it's pretty much like that. :)

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  12. May I just say BRAV-FUCKING-O!

    All hail The Empress.

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  13. i haven't had any rudey dudey anonymous comments yet. but me and my 36 readers are a quiet bunch. i'm guessing that nasty anonymous comments happen when you make the big time, so i have that to look forward to.

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  14. Very well put! Wouldn't that be nice to leave a comment on the "shit weasel's" blog (if they are even brave enough to have one). BTW, I am so using "shit weasel", that's hilarious. Congrats on the blog award!

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  15. AMEN!The anonymous commenters are cowards. Luckily, I haven't had to deal with any personally. :)

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  16. great post.. I haven't heard the word asshat is so very long... Let's get those haters outta here!

    amberlashell.com

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  17. @Calandreya: You are more than welome. Consider it my blog public service announcement for the month of October.

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    @Canadianbloggergirl: You know I have to be looking out for my bloggy peeps. ...Glad you enjoyed the award. I'm certain posting it will piss off "Anonymous".

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    @Wishv: Thanks for stopping by and chiming in. If you aren't already following then I hope you will because there will be plenty more snarky and useful new words for you to incorporate into your vocabularly.

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    @Simple Dude: I tend to publish all comments even the hater comments. All press is good press, right?

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    @Becca: Thanks, just doing my part by stating the rules of ettiquette in the blogging world.

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    @Falen: Well said but I wouldn't expect anything less from you girlfriend!

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  18. @Jumble Mash: Glad you enjoyed the naughty award!

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    @Lolamouse: Why thank you my dear. Big & naughty ones are nice aren't they?

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    @Danger Boy: I try my best. Will def check out the link. Thanks.

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    @Rabbit: Great minds think alike, huh? xo

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    @Steph gas: I think rude comments happen anytime you rub those anonymous asshats the wrong way -- or perhaps when they are bored and have nothing better to do with their time.

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    @HulaBuns: Why thank you, thank you very much. And yes, feel free to make shit weasle your very own. Glad you enjoyed the pervy ding dong award!

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    @Donda: Thank you! I'm guessing that "Anonymous" is worried that you would rip them a new asshole in two seconds flat it they tried that shit with you!

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    @AmberLaShell: Glad to hear you enjoyed the post. Just telling it like it is, one post at a time!

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  19. Haven't had one of those Anonymous posts yet, not sure what I'll do if I get one. Maybe it will depend on what the wimp said. Who knows.

    P.S. I'm spreadin' the blog love. I passed on an award to you!
    http://omylee.blogspot.com/2010/10/award-time.html

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  20. I am grateful to not have been a "victim" of said "A**hat"...but I appreciate in advance you looking out for all of us. Just keep being amazing! It takes all kinds to make the world go round. And if "anonymous" realized that everytime he/she comes to a blog to leave a comment, he/she just helps out our stats and gets us that much closer to some award, I'm sure of it. :-) I bet he/she would think twice. xx

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  21. Well said! Not only are the anons of the world big ball-less cowards, but they're also miserable as all fuck which is why they feel the need to make others' lives miserable. Fuck'em all and kudos to you, my friend!

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  22. ugh cowards! thankgoodness only excellent people are visiting my blog

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  23. Empress You're "It" I just tagged you in a treasure huntt
    check my blog for the rules
    http://just-tish.blogspot.com/2010/10/tag-youre-it.html

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  24. Anonymous internet gangstaz love to mock people they've never met before-- it boosts their low self esteem. They are to be pitied.

    I never leave nasty comments, but I'm not shy about disagreeing with a post every now and again. There is a way to express your opinion in a polite manner, which unfortunately some people don't know about.

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  25. way to stick up for us bloggers! we DO put a lot of effort into our posts. They should at least put some effort into their comments.

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  26. @J.Day: If you ever do receive one of those comments, just let me know and I will tell them what is what! Thank you so much for the award.xo

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    @Cinderita: So true. And it is interesting that some of the offenders seem to be repeat "readers". Congrats on all your recent awards. HUGS!

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    @A Bitch Called Mom: You crack me up. Always! xo

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    @At Living like Laree: Thanks for stopping by. Hope you continue to enjoy a lovely readership base.

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    @Mynx: Hey girlfriend. Crazy busy so may not be able to participate in the scavenger hunt. Loved your links you posted on your site. Hugs!!

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    @theTsaritsa: Pity them for sure! I agree that it perfectly fine to state one's opinion even if it differs from that of the blogger ...but just do it with class and consideration.

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  27. @Miranda: Thanks for your support. And I couldn't agree more that the comments left deserve a bit of consideration as well.

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  28. i hate that anonymus mofo too. i feel like if they got the heart to say it they should have the heart to id theyself. REALLY stand by they shyt

    most of these cretins comments are rude, racist, inappopriate and off-topic. it depends on what they said and whether or" not i want to fight with them-they do boost ratings" sometimes. but mostly I delete them in the dashboard and they never breathe life.

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  29. You tell 'em! I know you already have it but I gave you The Versatile Blogger award.
    Thanks for keeping me entertained!
    Jess

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  30. @benzbaby: Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I agree that those types of comments can help boost "ratings" -- all at the expense of those anonymous asshats!

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    @Me,myself and I: Too right sister! Thank you so much for the award. It is much appreciated. xo

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  31. I LOVE the word ASSHAT.... my fav progressive talk radio person uses it all the time to refer to the same kind of people like your Anyn... I havent gotten any comments like that but I think that is because very few people read my blog... unlike yours...

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  32. @The Chick in the Chair: Holla! Asshat is a fun word isn't it?

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  33. Dear Empress,

    I just got my first "Anonymous" comment of the sort you describe above. I know this is an old post, but I you were the first person I thought of when I thought about blogs and nasty commenters. I posted a rebuttal, however: http://prosetherapy.blogspot.com/2010/11/anonymous-ive-been-waiting-for-you.html

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