June 7, 2004

Whoevert Wrote This

Sometimes I get comments in my feedback form. The comments come to me as email messages. As such, they are not associated with any one post. Apparently, this fact is lost on people who leave comments, so I should change my comments form to make that plain. The comment-leavers usually fail to provide a context. As a result, I have no idea what issue drives most people to leave their comment.

The negative comments are usually lame. This time I really felt like I had to share one piece of feedback with my readers:
This is crazy! how the heck can anybody belive this. it relly
          makes me sick. i hope no little kids are lookin at this, cuz
          this isnt funny, itz a relly bad example. i hope whoevert
          wrote this can shuve it up.  
          THE END
This is someone who will likely never return to my site. I have no idea what their complaint is, or what their opinion is. They have completely failed to communicate the purpose of their message. Instead they have only gotten across:
  1. Their displeasure (over something)
  2. A profound lack of proficiency with written English, bordering on disdain.

Really, I can’t even be certain that this negative comment is about something I wrote. For all I know, it could be agreeing with a negative post I made. I have my suspicions, but who can tell.

In case this person (identified only as “Bails” 000@000.com) does come back, here is my witty response:


Posted by James at June 7, 2004 7:32 PM
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What is it with internet idiots putting "THE END" as a closing for their comments? I had an internet fight a few years ago just like that...

Posted by: Bil at June 9, 2004 12:03 AM

With weblogs focusing on atheism, sexuality and gay sexuality I've gotten where the nutty, incoherent comments barely register anymore. I do get tired of the ones that say "bet you'll delete this!"

Posted by: Richard Evans Lee at June 9, 2004 5:34 AM

I had a lame website, briefly, a few years ago, and despite its scant content, it still attracted dumb emails.

Of course you're going to delete it. What do they think you're going to do with it? Print it out and put it on your refrigerator? (And even if you did, wouldn't you still delete it afterwards?) I mean, I delete most of my email, even the good ones. I only save stuff that's either useful, extremely nice, or possible evidence.

Posted by: Julie at June 9, 2004 9:49 AM

Sounds like the mutterings of some of the protesters outside the Moscone Ctr. this week.

What I don't understand is why, if your blog was so offensive, this person bothered to write (if you can call that writing).

Posted by: PattiM at June 9, 2004 12:13 PM

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