Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Dear Anonymous

It's time for a Tad Award. It's been a while, which I guess is a good thing. But, I feel the need to hand one out to ANONYMOUS commenter. I, personally, haven't had any rude, anonymous comments. (And maybe I'm asking for it now...BRING IT.) I have had irritating comments under weird names, but I was always able to trace them back to my husband. Thanks Babe. Anyway... just lately I've noticed ANONYMOUS comments on other people's blogs- RUDE comments at that- and I just think that's wrong.
The worst one I think I've seen is the one on Lauren's blog last week. The dork anonymous not only swore, but she/it used the Lord's name in vain to (get this): DEFEND AN IMAGINARY WIZARD- Dumbledork or whatever his name is. Wow Anonymous- your ignorant comment totally made me want to defend this fiction character also! (not) I mean, ok, I love Jacob Black, but I'm not gonna swear to get my point across about how totally HAWT he is & how he loves me. Just like I'm not really going to really beat Aubrey up for saying she loves him too. He's not real. I realize that... kinda. (Do you know how hard it was for me to write that???)
Lauren's loser anonymous wasn't the only one I've seen- but it was recent and it
was really, really lame & pretty pathetic.
Sometimes we're going to disagree with what people post. Other times we may interpret it wrong. I'm so sarcastic I'm pretty sure I'm offending people right and left. But does leaving a rude or hateful comment make you feel better?? If I offend anyone with my posts it is truly by accident. If you write a hateful comment you are purposely trying to hurt the blog owner. How is that right? And if you leave it anonymously how does that help? Anonymous- didn't your momma ever teach you "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"?? That goes for non-anonymous commenters too.
In closing I'd like to leave you, Anonymous, with a quote by Faith Hill (after a fan grabbed her hubby's privates!):
"Someone needs to teach you some class, my friend."


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23 comments:

No Cool Story said...

Excellent choice: Anon deserves a Tad Award.
A total nincompoop with delusions of grandeur, no one asked for her opinion (a him? no, still a she).

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Not to dis the point of your post, but I am laughing so hard at the little phrase you had such a hard time typing out! You never fail to make me laugh when I need it most, Tori! I love you for it!

It's simply amazing how crappy people can be, huh? I am sorry poor cute Lauren got a nasty comment. It makes you feel like crap when that happens and it's only happened to me once... I still wonder who that was and how she could have thought I didn't love my son. There are a lot of sad sad people out there.

A Little Revolution said...

I have seen some pretty rude and crude horrible comments. Some people just have no manners. Oh, well. I guess they think it is OK since they don't know the person in real life. Some day they'll learn otherwise.

aubrey said...

hear hear!! whoever that anonymous girl is needs to channel her angry energy elsewhere rather than on our sweet lauren. and thanks for not REALLY wanting to beat me up over 25-year-old jacob black. cuz we both know he's 25. and hot. and kind of real.

AzĂșcar said...

I had a mean one the other day, but I'm pretty sure it's my friend's stupid, stupid ex-husband, so I just let it roll off my back. He doesn't need to know what kind of an idiot he is, he has to live with himself (and that would suck.)

But seriously, if you don't have the guts to say it as yourself, then don't say it.

Nancy Face said...

Yay for Tori, defender of the innocent! This was a great post! I once received an anonymous comment that was so hateful and cruel it had me in tears all day. I ALMOST deleted my blog that day... but I'm glad I didn't let that coward beat me!

Jacob Black IS kinda real...

No Cool Story said...

...And 25
:)
No?

No Cool Story said...

Dumbledork!
HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Kayelyn said...

Well said Tori. I really don't think they feel any better after being mean to someone. Maybe that's because I feel like crap if I offend. Like you it is totally unintentional. I like what Toni had on her comment box at one time. "If you want to be mean go do it on your own blog!"

So sad about Lauren's anonymous commenter. I missed it. She's too sweet for mean stuff.:D

JustRandi said...

Anon commenters are rarely good. I only have mine enabled because my mom can't remember how to sign in on her computer.
*sigh*

Yvonne said...

You are ALWAYS watching out for everyone, Tori, and that's why we all love ya!!! (That's one of the reasons you so deserved that Wonder Woman Award!!!)

Katie said...

That's the rough thing about the internet---people get so comfortable hiding behind their screens that they say things they would never say in real life. And they forget that what they type really can affect the reader.

Robin said...

I agree. It still upsets me when I think of the nasty anonymous comment I got last week! It is hurtful. I especially think she is dumb for being against blogging cause people use it to brag, but finding it a good format to use to personally attack someone. Maybe I'll be over it by next weekend. But for now, Tad Award baby. Tad award.

Tori :) said...

Robin- I was totally going to include your anonymous commenter, but since you deleted the post I thought maybe you wouldn't want me to. Yeah- she deserved SEVERAL Tad Awards.

Amanda said...

Way to go Tori!!!! That comment on Lauren's blog was really rude.

Poor Chel has made her blog private because some bozo wouldn't stop leaving rude comments on her blog. I like Faith Hill's advice. I'd be saying a lot worse than that if someone grabbed my hubby's privates though. She obviously has more class than me. ;)

wendy said...

I missed all the $#5$3-in' excitement! Shucks!

Chel said...

I hadn't thought about it, but anonymous is totally deserving of this award. So glad you took the time out to extend this award to some big lame-o that has such a miserable life, feels the need to bring other people down... too bad for anonymous, none of us are stooping to their level.

Amanda- so true, huh? I opened it back up. I decided that one person is NOT going to rain on my parade!

Lauren said...

Tori, way to represent!

Who honestly defends a flaming Dumbledore...he is FLAMER!!!!! Anyway, I like how everyone is calling me cute and sweet. I guess if I ever want a self esteem boost, I should post an evil anonymous comment to myself and then everyone will get all pissed and say, "Don't mess with cute Lauren!" Ooo...good plan. haha!

Tori, Jacob Black is real. Edward told me.

NOBODY said...

Yeah anonymous people are stupid homophobes.

Faith didn't call them "privates". :)

I love your tad award posts.

Annie said...

I totally agree. People often hide behind anonymous, not because the truth hurts, but because they are entirely and painfully LAME.

Jean Knee said...

I sometimes leave anonymous comments to myself, but I'm always up beat and positive. I don't want to give myself a complex..

Carrot Jello said...

Well you can't say that and not point me to the post they commented on.
It's just not fair.

Suzanne said...

I totally agree. If someone doesn't like it, they don't need to read it. There is no need to make anyone feel bad!