Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Q&A with a Lemming



“So where exactly is the friggin’ ‘Lemmingline’ anyway?”

I am so glad you asked. It shows you are paying attention. I like that. You might get a cookie even.

Anyway the chat box is gone for the moment. I noticed a lag when I opened my site at work. As I have said before, I use IE at work and Firefox at home. IE does not seem to like some HTML Java scripts which are what the chat box used. As a result it would take forever to load and sometimes would freeze halfway. I thought it was my work connection until I got a complaint yesterday that my site was all screwy and when your mom complains you fix it.

"What happened to that troll?"

I kind of feel a little bad for our poor anon troll. He really misses the clear path to annoyance. He never used the chat box anyway, but still. His new approach is to tell me how horrible this blog is and how much of a Jew I am. I wonder if this blog is so bad why he comes here everyday, twice a day on average for the last four months.

If it is to tell me I am a Jew, I already know. I got the idea when I was circumcised and it was confirmed on the day of my Bar Mitzvah. I think I know without your daily reminders. Besides, that “go back to Israel” crack was ridiculous. I was only there for two weeks in 1984. I do not have anywhere to stay when I get there. I prefer here. My stuff is here.

If it is to tell me this blog sucks then why is he my most frequent visitor? He comes here more than I do and this is my homepage at the office. I avoid things that I really hate personally. There are things I watch and say suck because I am ashamed to like them, but I never waste time on the truly awful. The movie Point Break sucks and I just finished watching every horrid minute of it. The movie The English Patient sucks and I have not wasted more than 10 minutes of my life on it. See how that works Anon?

"And this moderation thing?"

I rather like the moderation thing to be honest. It forces me to check my email more often which is a habit I could never pick up before. I would go days sometimes without checking. My record is three months.

"Anything to say to anon?"

I understand you are used to community blogs and you are feeling shut out of this one right now, but this is not a community blog. This is a personal blog that is open to any friendly person who wishes to come by. I am grateful for every single person who comes here whether they leave a comment or not.

I love comments, don’t get me wrong, but I will not allow the abusive kind you post. You call me “jewboy” in every post so why would I want that? You post using people’s real name which is just freaky to be honest. Why would I want that?

Try posting something that contributes and you will find it gets posted, otherwise it will not make it past my inbox. I welcome all anonymous posts otherwise I would have not allowed them at all. I will just not allow hostile content on my page.

It is not personal anon. Follow the few rules I have asked and your posts will be read here.

10 comments:

RexZeitgiest said...

We are all Jews today my friend.....This is yor blog, your domain, no one elses.....Places like the PWZ belong to all the contributors, but blogs like yours, mine, and Serenas are our private playthings to do with what we wish.....I think you feel you owe this little nobody something Kan, you don't...

This little weasel is a nobody, with zero rights....I would just switch off anon postings and delete 'him' evertime he post something stupid...Which is ever time it posts....

You run this site, not some dumb ass racist retard.....

Kanrei said...

Thank you Rex. It means a lot.

RexZeitgiest said...

Just the facts my man.....

I can see where the chat line can become a problem...if it gets messed up at work, it has outlived it usefulness....

Blogs are like reality, they evolve....

Serena Joy said...

I noticed that the Lemming Line was missing, figured there was some glitch in it.

Re trolls -- I've been fortunate enough to have not had much troll trouble. When I do get one, I just flip 'em off and delete their trash. When you get a hateful, racist troll, it's just too bad that Blogger doesn't provide the means to ban the IP number and be done with it. It means keeping a closer eye on your sites to make sure no garbage stays up for long, but so be it.

In some instances, I'm a firm believer in the old adage, "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." But not with trolls. Once they attach themselves to you, they're already too close for comfort.

Rex is right -- it's your site, to run as you see fit. You don't have to, and shouldn't have to, put up with a bunch of BS that includes personal insults. Anyone who wants to rant and rave and spew insults is perfectly free to open up their own blog to do just that. They don't have any special dispensation to do it on someone else's blog. When they're on other peoples' sites, they're guests, and mannerless guests are never welcome anywhere.

Kanrei said...

Im getting all choked up...

Serena Joy said...

Just the fumes from troll meat will choke you up, so be careful. And keep the number for the Poison Control Center close. :)

RexZeitgeist said...

Of course, when I was a troll, things were different...I was a good troll, or at least good at being one.....

Kanrei said...

Kill my blog?

Debate what?

Gal said...

Try posting something that contributes and you will find it gets posted, otherwise it will not make it past my inbox. I welcome all anonymous posts otherwise I would have not allowed them at all. I will just not allow hostile content on my page.


You're more patient and fair-minded than I would be. After reading so many hate-filled messages by the same person, I'd just delete them from my inbox without reading them and block anonymous postings for a while. I wouldn't let hostile content like that, which is only meant to hurt and not edify in anyway, into my mind. I hope I wouldn't tolerate that kind of abuse in my real life; why should I allow it in my virtual one?

missouri-lisa said...

Although I don't visit many blogs...actually yours and Walts are the only ones I do, I will say that I doubt there are many classy blogs out there, and yours is one of them.

You keep it a safe play area for us to come to and I for one appreciate it.

All too often, as I well know from being on the attacked list on a daily basis on other blogs, there are truly dangerous people out there who want to see you and your family hurt. Those people are evil, have no sense of right or wrong and most certainly have no conscience. They see no boudries. They are hateful, hurtful people and enjoy causing pain to others.

Although I have no tolerance for trolls, those types of behavior are not limited to them.

You do an outstanding job of keeping your name in good standing, allowing others to come, enjoy your writings, free from risk of attacks that lead some sick people to carry it to a dangerous level into personal lives outside of a computer.

You should be commended and I'd like to offer congrats for maintaining the highest of standards.

Your charcter is strong, your sense of fairness is above reproach and it's an honor to call you friend.