Not so anonymous, I fear

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Someone using the IP address of the [THIS BLOCK OF TEXT REMOVED FOR REASONS OF GOOD TASTE, AS RECOMMENDED BY READER CHARLES]
apparently took exception to last night's post about Help Save Herndon.

Here's what this person who called themselves "anon" with e-mail address "the@the.com" wrote at 1:45 pm today:


Now that Herndon's council and mayor have been over-turned, isn't your job finished?

What exactly do you do?


Now, I have no problem with someone who is feeling bruised about the Herndon election results stopping by to leave an angry comment when I am posting praises for those responsible for said results. That's one of the reasons to have a "comments" section, and in the past I have made some good acquaintances from people who were originally sort of hostile.

What I do have a problem with is someone who is clearly a bit hostile trying to take things to a personal level when that someone lamely hides their identity.

Hey "anon," at least my name is signed here. Before I post my Curriculum Vitae: Who exactly the hell are you?

But just to show I'm a good sport, I will tell you I am a frustrated and failed mime, as well as a former hat boxer, and I spent many years repairing brake systems on horse-drawn carriages (long after the trade had ceased to be profitable).

Anyway, the IP address could be spoofed, so the person may not be at the abovementioned [THIS BLOCK OF TEXT REMOVED FOR REASONS OF GOOD TASTE, AS RECOMMENDED BY READER CHARLES]

But if it was someone using that IP address legitimately, I imagine it could be....


[THIS BLOCK OF TEXT REMOVED FOR REASONS OF GOOD TASTE, AS RECOMMENDED BY READER CHARLES. I don't fully agree with Charles on this, as I thought the commenter had attempted to open a door and I think the door should swing open both ways. But I have been known to fly off the handle at the drop of a hat, and I do value harmony, brotherhood and endless sobbing hugs above all else, so I have gone ahead and edited this post down to a sliver of its original significance.]

[This has been a message from the NOVA TownHall Blog, where nothing is written in stone.]


As a former alchemist, judging by the [THIS BLOCK OF TEXT REMOVED FOR REASONS OF GOOD TASTE, AS RECOMMENDED BY READER CHARLES]
I'd have to say it seems like a pretty decent organization, and with the mission to [THIS BLOCK OF TEXT REMOVED FOR REASONS OF GOOD TASTE, AS RECOMMENDED BY READER CHARLES]


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It's just a shame some disgruntled individual has spoofed the [THIS BLOCK OF TEXT REMOVED FOR REASONS OF GOOD TASTE, AS RECOMMENDED BY READER CHARLES] IP address or hijacked their bandwidth to come needle me about my stint with the Village People.

We never lip-synched once.

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Sophrosyne said:

Wow Joe, nice work deconstructing that one!

Thanks, it'll be interesting to see if any of those names jump out for any reason.

Charles said:

I like you guys.

But I don't see that post as particularly "hostile" -- it may have had nefarious intent, but it isn't on it's face profane, nor does it accuse you falsely.

Now, it's just my opinion, but in my opinion if you offer anonymity to your posters, you shouldn't violate that anonymity whenever you disagree with someone. If an anonymous poster made threats, or was repeatedly profane or argumentative and refused to stop when asked, I could see revealing information.

But otherwise, I believe it is bad form to "rat out" people who take the time to read your blog and comment.

Jeez, Charles, talk about a wet blanket...ok, so it shall be written, so it shall be done.

Charles said:

I'm sorry. Funny thing is, I love a good mystery as much as the next guy.

And what I wouldn't give to know who all the anonymous people are over at TooConservative -- not to share, but just so I could respond more effectively to their posts.

An excellent rejoinder, guys. You disagree with me, but you did what I asked -- so I can't hardly argue with you over it.

Well done.

We aims to please. Thanks for visiting!

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