Daily Gerald once again has come across a topic that is of concern to bloggers, whether it has actually affected anyone or not it is probably something that most are aware of and dread it happening to them. Now being alerted to this subject, and with a little research, found that there could be a problem. However talking to Gerry at his site and experiences, have decided to print our and his finding. So below is the interview with Gerry.
Gerry – Just recently I have the honour to be in conversation with a fabulously close friend, and our chats have brought about many things. The topics of discussion ranged from changing the world to posting. Human nature and attitudes often get talked about. It can also been seen on posting and topics, and the comments that people leave. But it is the comments that are not there that I refer to. I always love it when I see a new follower, appreciation is the word I would use. But the people I am now referring to is neither a follower nor friend.
Paper -We see the news on television daily and see how cruel and nasty people can be, the way we, as in human race, treat each other. In similar ways things happen on the comments of our posts. We have recently read some rather unsavory comments,why, we do not know but maybe these people do not like the posts, or they are just being vindictive, spiteful or whichever words you wish to choose. How do you feel on this ?
Gerry – I can handle being disliked, after all not everyone gets on or liked. I can handle criticism, it is life, even some advice is welcome, but what I cannot handle, do not like and will not accept is this blatant rudeness or writing of insulting words. One comment referred to something on a post of mine, but the person did not look, read or check the links, but took it as face value and generally misread it, and then accused me of being wrong. By the way I knew I was not. I don’t mind being told if I am wrong in some thing I post if this is the case, but it is the way of telling, especially by a stranger.
Over the last few months I have had several comments of this nature, I have deleted them by the way, at first I thought about responding to them, but decided not waste my energy and time. Plus did not want to get into a possible slanging match, they are not followers of mine I might add, and not from one specific person, I cannot prove this, because when checking their Gravatar there was nothing about them, no link to a site or even a name. All that they seem to use was rather intimidating Gravatar name. So I say these people are just gutless windbags with nothing better to do, but upset a lot of good people that have developed a friendly and happy cyber family. These troubled people hide behind false names. I do not know what they are trying to prove apart from upsetting people. They remind me of the people that start riots and walk away enjoying the mayhem they have started. By the way I am refraining from stronger language.
Paper – Can we, the paper ask if there are any of you that have experienced this. We need to put stop to it, do not know how, this is negative and potentially harmful to some, almost like getting a scam email or one of those dodgy phone calls. I know how to deal with them but not all people do. But it is the problem of stopping it and how to go about it.
But the paper will do their utmost to stamp out this abuse. Where to start.
Gerry -I would like to apologize to those of you that might feel offended, unless of course you are one of the vindictive mindless brain-deads, degenerates, reprobates or nasty person that enjoys this sort of thing.