Friday, January 15, 2010

Anonymous, Anonymous...

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Oh, Anonymous…

What am I going to do with you? You have preyed for some time on my trusting nature and as a result – I’m beginning to cringe at the very mention of the heading you have chosen to hide behind.

It’s not a name (why else would it be anonymous?).

At times with the bullying you subject me to, vying to bend me to your will to hit those links you embed in your comments – I’m left to wonder at the face that would be so cunning (at least you think so), unfeeling and downright inglorious…You’re not human are you?

For most humans I know have that one thing they own above all else – A name. Or at the very least an identity, a place where they came from, arrived from and end up at (besides my comment section and those idiotic links that have nothing to do with my post what-so-ever).

Just so you know – I do have a name and a reputation I do adhere to, that is far more worthy than your simple non-descriptive moniker – Anonymous.

I back up my words and writing wherever I go with a name. Why? Because I feel what I have to say is deserving of ownership. You on the other hand poor dear anonymous nonentity - apparently don’t have a whole lot of faith in backing up your words (or links). Part of it might be because, well…you’re not exactly kosher and following the guidelines are you? - (Which leaves me to ponder why Blogger would allow your existence to begin with).

In essence I no longer trust comments left under the guise of Anonymous. Which is a travesty in it’s own as I had only wished to make commenting here an easy transition for my readers. So you did manage to get my attention. Although I don’t think it was the method you were aiming for. As of this post, you are banned from commenting – unless of course you want to back up your words with a name (smirks). The likelihood of that happening is null. I’ve trumped my trust issues with you. So I wish you adieu, goodbye and good riddance.

Farewell Anonymous, my fair weather friend (not). I won’t be seeing you anytime soon.

For the rest of my readers who grace my comment section: Thank you for your patronage, words and friendship. I appreciate the time you take to leave a word or two and let me know you’ve passed by my way. Love and Peace!

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44 comments:

  1. Kick that "Ghost" right out of your hair!

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  2. Say what you mean and mean what you say....but own up to your words, right?

    I had a dream about you last night. You were holding a maple leaf. ?????

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  3. Hi tis me Sybil !! not anon !! What agreat article I hope that Anon does read it and realise how like a nonperson he/she seems to us..Take no notice of whatever she/he writes. You are far and away above us all..
    Love Sybil x

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  4. Some folks have all the luck!! j/k

    I think you said it all and the photo tops it off. You know it is a wonder that blogger allows for 'anon' to comment. But it does reflect their lack of imagination and cowardice to engage their minds enough to create an identity. Maybe it would cause them to fragment further.

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  5. Trolls, what is their purpose? Sad icky people... You handled this with your usual grace and insight. Hugs to you.

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  6. Well said, Indigo. Anonymous is faceless, has no substance and is to be ignored.

    Good to see your writings into 2010

    Guido

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  7. I cannot stand Rude Anon people.

    It's why I had to take away the option too.

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  8. It's so sad when these cowards invade others' spaces. Annoying nuisances.

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  9. Goodbye and good riddance, Anonymous, whoever you are, hollow be thy name ...

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  10. Kick ass! I love it! I love how you always stand your ground and speak truth..

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  11. As always, very well said Indigo!
    Hope you have a wonderful week-end.
    Hugs, Sheri

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  12. I get some anonymouses too, but I figure in Blogdom, we all kind of are. Half have made up names, and profile information is a wish list. However, I am indeed me, and my truths are exposed....for what they're worth.

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  13. Just me, stopping by to check in on you. I have been so far behind with the holiday season, trying to catch up. I love the stuff you do with your site. I am too chicken to change mine....afraid I'll mess up and lose everything.

    Hoping for a great new year for you.
    xoxo

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  14. Hi Indigo. I'm passing by your way and will continue to May you always get comments worthy of your skill and your heart.

    D

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  15. I think "Anonymous" has gotten on all of our last nerves!

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  16. Hello,

    How I've missed your writing! I wanted to wish you a Late Happy New Year and catch up the pages of you life. You are a wise and loving soul, who deserves better than this unknown.

    Now that life has been better I will try to stop by more.

    Thank you for sharing your life with the world.

    P&L
    Wes

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  17. i dont get the whole anonymous thing. it's one thing to post under a pseudonym to protect your real life privacy, but to post without a leg to stand on is just so cowardly. free speech also comes with responsibility, the responsibility of being held accountable for what comes out of your mouth.

    i shake my head. what an abuse of our great democracy.

    xxalainaxx

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  18. did you get a troll or just a spammer? not like ir really matters, though. both are ridiculous.

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  19. Anonyomous - coward - troll - spammer - good riddance!

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  20. Love, love, love this! This is awesome!
    xxx

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  21. ::sigh::

    So sad, isn't it, that we have to go to these lengths? You're doing the right thing. I'm just sorry you've had to deal with the harrassment.

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  22. I never did allow anonymous comments on my blog. And I never missed them!

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  23. Indigo- It must be a sex thing, I never get these jerks. I need some wood, fast. It's not worth your energy to write of em. They'll just feed off the attention. Take care, dear friend. ~rick

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  24. Yep. I'm so over rude people who, because they are anonymous, get to troll around on people's blogs, lurking, then strike out with the nastiness that's buried in their own hearts and try to share it with others and bring other people down. People like you, who bare your heart to your readers and trust them to take care of that heart.

    Good riddance. Now, how do /I/ get rid of anonymous commenters??

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  25. Powerful post. And good for you. I have given this a lot of thought. What are the powers and perils of anonymity? I do think that people hide behind the screen of anonymity and say things they wouldn't otherwise say which is cowardly. I am with you in that I am happy to leave my name attached to any words I write in this virtual world. Bravo!

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  26. Good for you. I took the 'anonymous' option off of my comments too. I was getting very hateful comments from the anti-adoption world that would leave me in tears.
    (((Hugs)))

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  27. If they abuse it... by all means revoke the privilege of the nameless......

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  28. Hi Indigo, great post.

    I think anonymity when it comes to leaving mean-spirited comments, spreading doom and gloom and poisoning the psyche of unsuspecting victims is cowardly, to say the least.

    In the context of a beautiful/generous gift, one that solves a problem and comes at just the right time, anonymity is respectable and can even affirm hope that there is still more good than bad in this mysterious world.

    Belinda Munoz (definitely not anonymous :-)
    http://thehalfwaypoint.net/

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  29. I love it because I agree...I always comment as me.

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  30. Anonymous sucks ass, I know first hand, darling. I hate having moderated comments, but in order to keep my peace, it's necessary.

    Here's hoping that your peace becomes much better.

    xo

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  31. anonymous.or another way to make sneaky,cowardly comments with no come backs.i had one.i bit back,lol.dont like cowards or bullies.i was taught if you cant say something good shut up lol.tc indigo,love mort xx

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  32. aidan posed the following question the other day on twitter:

    Do you think anonymity breeds meanness?

    my answer? no. insecurity breeds meanness allowing cowardice to breed anonymity.

    in a related story, someone found my blog the other day with the following google search: i hate john cave. it was either totally random, or a loser.

    or, perhaps, a totally random loser.

    i miss you, indigo! drop me an email soon. hope you're doing well. and i'm with you. farewell anonymity!

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  33. Where's the pride if you have to hide? You're right to ban someone who has no dignity, decency or respect for themselves or others.

    God Bless You Indigo!

    Mik

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  34. I like that, that's funny.
    You have a way with words.

    (Came here from Mamatulip.)

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  35. Hahaha! As you know, I've had my fun with my "Anonymi," too. At least they've refrained from commenting lately, but it is nice to have the option to disallow anonymous comments. I use it when I need to. Hugs, Beth

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  36. A person like that feels small inside and they lash out anonymously because it is the cowards way.*HUGS*

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  37. Maybe, inside, Anon. doesn't feel worthy of even a name.

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  38. Yep, I'm sick of the Japanese ads for viagra and the weird symbols that are showing up. These are comments from a robotic anonymous I suspect. I wish that they would be blocked by Bloggr.

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  39. Anonymous=Invisble. Sorry you had a anon troll Indigo. Glad you have banished it back to a life under its' bridge.

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  40. LOL in the future I will refer all of my anonymous commenters to your post. Adios anonymous lol

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  41. I love the way you write. I have missed you, my friend. I got to meet two J-Land friends yesterday. It was great! I got to meet Terrie Graham and Celeste Sanders.

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