Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The Anonymous Commenter

Yes this particular blog was prompted by the anonymous comment left on my last posting but these are musings that I've often ruminated on as I read other blogs and saw the random anonymous postings.

I have yet to see an anonymous comment that isn't rude, sarcastic, weird, random as hell, or seeking controversy. My question is...why are YOU hiding behind anonymity? Even if the poster of the blog didn't know you from a can of paint, why would YOU seek to detach yourself from your words to the point of becoming an irrelevant thought? Personally, that's how I view anonymous commenter's...your 2 cent matters even less than if your real name was posted.

If a name or hyperlink is attached, I view the commenter as a REAL person. I might very well know who you are, therefore my response to your comment will be catered specifically to who you are as a person. If you choose to be anonymous, your comment deserves to be interpreted however I see fit. If you're being rude, well, you just might get a rude response back...being random, I'll serve you alike...being weird, hell, I just might delete your comment altogether. What difference would it really make? You didn't want anyone to know it was you so your comment was pointless anyway, right? Right.

I just think that if you have something to say, say it and be clear it was YOU who said it. Anonymity is a cowardly, punk move when you just want some face time to be an azz really.

Someone once asked me why I didn't leave anonymous comments...I laughed to myself. Frankly, if I have something to say to ANYONE, I WANT you to know what I have to say. I don't grow balls of steel and throw on the Anonymous Hat. It's pointless and I might as well have kept my peanut gallery comments to myself if I was going to act scary.

Someone said that I would get a bunch of anonymous comments to this particular posting and I'm sure that would be the desperate act of an overly sarcastic person but that's what the deleting of comments is for. I'm easily entertained at times but stupidity, more often than not, has a limited window for entertainment, in my world.

So to all of you anonymous commenter's, stop it already or just put your name. If you didn't want to interact with the poster, it would serve you well not to leave a comment in the first place.

7 points of view:

Milly said...

Lol I've had a few rude Anonymous commenters too, I just chuckle at it and then I ignore it and move on because I dont have the energy for it, Because obviously the person was afraid or didnt hav enough balls to post under their own name. Also I wonder if people know that when they post under anonymous its not that anonymous? There is actually a way to find out who made that post...Just wondering if they are aware of that

MilesPerHour said...

I agree whith your post. Many times I find myself reading a blog which is not directed to my gender, race, etc and although I would like to leave a comment to let the writer know I have read them, I leave it alone rather than comment Anon.

Craigjc said...

Yeah, Anons can be a pain. Thankfully they don't get too out of pocket, but a little contrarian banter is okay.

NaturallyAlise said...

Wooooo, anonymous commenters grind my gears something fierce, they sometimes drive great and normal commenters away by responding rudely, good people don't deserve that crap...

Mista Jaycee said...

Thank You for saying that! I moderate my comments so that racist, stupid, mean spirted people don't have a place to vent when they show they have not courage to stand on it!
But sometimes folks can be hurt by having their name out there.

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Totally agree. Hiding behind the confines of a computer screen is so passive and idiotic.


Jay_fever said...

sounds like some super punk sh*t to me. Like being behind a damn computer screen isn't enough distance, nah you gotta go even further and sling your opinions behind some (John/Jane) Doe sh*t...smh. It's a damn shame the type of weak bs people put into the atmosphere.

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