Proving your point by being an idiot

1 Apr
2008

In my last post on blogging and social responsibility, I outlined how blogs are going the way of tabloid rags by option for sensationalist headlines (to get more links, to get more pageviews, to get more money). My two examples were related to Muslims.

As expected, the vitriol came out – I got a few angry emails, and a few insane comments (including one claiming I must be a pedophile – *shrug*). But what was astounding is that one individual keeps on manually posting comments to my blog. What is hilarious is this person is now resorting to whining that my blog hates “freedom of speech” – missing the obvious connection that as this is my blog, I can do whatever I please to do with it. Even more astounding is that this has been going on for three days. And I know this is manual because I sometimes leave a comment, and he replies – before I go ahead and delete them both.

So to ‘prove’ to me that I hate freedom of speech and that I am a dirty Muslim pedophile, he resorts to spamming my blog

, insisting I have to follow his rules.

It goes without saying that he doesn’t have the guts to use his real name and/or email.

46 Responses to Proving your point by being an idiot

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Michael

April 1st, 2008 at 4:55 pm

huh?

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Michael

April 1st, 2008 at 5:02 pm

this guy modifies the posts. Don’t trust what he says. Test it your self. Looks like we can’t trust any of them.

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Michael

April 1st, 2008 at 5:04 pm

Untrusted censorship!

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Ahmed

April 1st, 2008 at 5:09 pm

Are you guys done yet?

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anyabelle

April 1st, 2008 at 8:06 pm

ugggh! you people are just desperate to pick on someone you can huh? how sad.

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anyabelle

April 1st, 2008 at 8:32 pm

this is not polite.

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TOMAS

April 1st, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Honestly, Ahmed is one of the most truthful and fair bloggers out here. I don’t blame him for moderating spam comments one bit – one uninformed comment is enough, no need to allow more than that.

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bit

April 1st, 2008 at 9:55 pm

he keeps deleting my posts that he does not like.

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bit

April 1st, 2008 at 9:59 pm

This blog site is finished anyways.

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Ahmed

April 1st, 2008 at 10:03 pm

Yes yes – so, are you done yet? Your hiding behind an alias and fake email says a lot about your courage level.

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bit

April 1st, 2008 at 10:04 pm

I noticed that it appears that he filters the key work f-r-e-e-d-o-m. Test it. I can’t post any thing that has that keyword. Fascist.

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bit

April 1st, 2008 at 10:05 pm

I noticed that it appears that he filters the key word f-r-e-e-d-o-m. Test it. I can’t post any thing that has that keyword. Fascist.

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bit

April 1st, 2008 at 10:10 pm

Now you all see what these people are doing to our f-r-e-e-d-o-m.

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bit

April 1st, 2008 at 10:18 pm

oh, he filters the keywords M-U-S-L-I-M as well. Man, you people are disturbed. I have news for you. If you can’t tolerate f-r-e-e-d-o-m. Go live where it suits you.

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bit

April 1st, 2008 at 10:22 pm

You are sick. And those few who encourages you should try living in Saudi Arabia under I-s-l-a-m-i-c law “shariah”.
You can’t stop F-r-e-e-d-om.

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Dave

April 2nd, 2008 at 10:33 am

Freedom

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Dave

April 2nd, 2008 at 10:34 am

“I noticed that it appears that he filters the key word f-r-e-e-d-o-m. Test it.”

Again: freedom.

Definitely proven to be an idiot. :)

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bit

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:17 pm

freedom

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bit

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:18 pm

Yea sure, now he unfilters it. Very smart.

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:22 pm

M-u-s-l-i-m-s have problems with our freedoms. Protect your freedom before they take it away.

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Muslim

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Wow he has a filter on the word M-U-S-L-I-M-S but not the word Muslim. Try it. Repeat comment number 22. What a freak.

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:31 pm

I am a loser.

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:32 pm

I love George Bush!

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:33 pm

My mommy is calling me now, time to take my medicine.

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Anyways, it is very clear what freedom means to them.

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:35 pm

I did not say all that. See, something is going on here! Can’t trust them anymore.

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Why are you pretending to be me!

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:36 pm

You’re the great pretender!

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:37 pm

This is silly, look at what they do.

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:37 pm

I did not write all that, I will use a different name.

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 2:41 pm

I shall return and say more stupid things. I love Sanjaya!

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 3:07 pm

Nice try Ahmed. I think most Canadians are smart and know your motives. Your objections to freedoms of speech have backfired on you.

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Joe Anonymous

April 2nd, 2008 at 3:27 pm

This is the mother, I apologize for my son’s immature actions, he will be grounded for 1 month from using the computer.

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Bruno

April 3rd, 2008 at 5:18 am

Hey, Ahmed, you must find those comments insulting, to give “some guy” this kind of exposure, but maybe it’s just me ( a white guy from Portugal ) and donÂ’t really understand the clash of religions taking place in North America, but this guy, if he is serious, cannot upset you – thats all he wants – and you really shouldn’t botter to answer him.

PS: Love your BloggyNetwork, and think you should give it more of your time and not focus in iBegin, donÂ’t know if there is where the money is, but BloggyNetwork really stands out visually from others “BlogNetworks” and that is a plus in my opinion, so a blog growth would be welcomed by me, and many others, I think

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Techobot

April 3rd, 2008 at 10:56 am

Bruno, that’s really nice but you don’t speak for all of us. It’s your right to give up _your_ freedom. But it’s not your right to give up mine.

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Techobot

April 3rd, 2008 at 9:16 pm

This is his mother again, I’m sorry, somehow he got out of his room and managed to turn on the computer. I think I’ll send him to the mall for some socialization, then maybe he’ll find better things to do with his time.

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Hany

April 3rd, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Ahmed is one of the most respected bloggers I know and his blog post was an extremely well-written and truthful piece. I am all with you Ahmed and supported everything in that great post.

As he said, the fact that you use an alias and fail to have a correct email address says a whole lot about you, your courage, and your maturity level.

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Ties

April 4th, 2008 at 5:52 am

Why people bother reading a blog they’re saying is finished is beyond me :)

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EMC

April 4th, 2008 at 12:10 pm

well, I for one find this topic very interesting. To give up our freedoms to appease a religion or to stand up for our rights?

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Ahmed

April 4th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

For those wondering the ‘different’ usernames all talking about ‘freedom’ (though conveniently spamming me to stop my right to do what I want with this blog) are the same people – using different usernames sure was genius.

@Bruno – BloggyNetwork is still very important. We just relaunched the new design (well, 99% done) of Blog Flux, and also rolling out new features.

At the same time, I know what my strengths are, and what my weaknesses are. Managing writers is a weakness. Managing a tech team figuring out large scaling problems ala local is a strength.

Plus, and I’ll be honest, while BN is very intriguing, and our position of services + blogs + design puts us in an interest perspective, I do find local far more interesting. To a certain level blogging is maturing. Local is an absolute wild west, and lots to be done in it :)

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EMC

April 4th, 2008 at 12:52 pm

Well, seems that Ahmed has edited my post.

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Ahmed

April 4th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

It crashed my FireFox.

You can post links on your own site. Not here.

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EMC

April 4th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

It works fine on Firefox. I checked it out for you. It was a link to LiveLeak that sums up the situation.
Other people don’t have a problem with it. I will post the link again when I find it.

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