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March 31, 2007

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I was so very confused when What-The? began posting under his sock-puppet accounts. Then I made the mistake of replying to him, and he decided to then repeatedly post nonsense as me over the course of an hour or so.

It was pointless and extremely annoying and it deserved to be deleted.

No need for apologies, Skeptico, except from my end. I had a feeling the whole tirade with What-The's sockpuppetry would be deleted, and I probably shouldn't have gotten so annoyed at his immaturity, but neither should I have let loose with the same sort of content-free insult responses that you discussed here.

It didn't work for Donkey.

Glad I missed the insipidness.

And the funny thing is that these sorts of people think that pointing out an argument from ignorance or lack of imagination is a personal insult.

that how far freedom of speech goes, from to muture and reasonable to off topic and foolish. i was somewhat surprize there wasnt any gudielines here,but like tome foss said there is not need to apologies.

(sound likea battle between Skeptico and the follower of the "secret")

Tom – I didn’t have any problem with your rebuttal to Kat; I just felt I couldn’t post your comment but not the original comment you were replying to. Sometimes it’s difficult to know when to stop with trollish posters. I know I don’t like it when someone tells me it’s time to stop debating – if I have a response to what someone wrote I want to make it – so I’m reluctant to stop anyone else.

Net – yes, up until now I’ve allowed people so say pretty much what they want, on the principle that people can criticize me all they want as long as they know that I (and others here) will hold them accountable for any criticisms made (ie will ask them to show their work). It’s worked for most of the time and for literally hundreds of people posting critical comments. Unfortunately it only takes one idiot to spoil it for the rest. I’ll approve comments as quickly as possible, but if I’m out all day they’ll have to wait.

You have to prove you’re a pretty major jerk before I’ll delete comments or ban people, but one person certainly proved it today.

I wrote an article about the infomercial from hell known as the secret for an internet based news portal (in hebrew). I've gotten about one good comment, while the rest accused me (how original) of being closed-minded or simply bitchy.

My favorite comment was the one that accused me of probably not getting laid and getting a parking ticket on the day when I wrote this, and therefore it was so negative and bitchy.

No substantive comments were made whatsoever.

I read your blog daily and hardly ever comment. So this whole thing has whooshed over my head. As long as you keep up the excellent work I don't mind if you batten down the cooments or withold them altogether.

Hey - it's your blog! It must be a pain in the arse but if you just keep deleting the kids commenst won't they get bored after a while and go play somehwere else?

Wouldn't a true believer in The Secret have exacted revenge on your blog through negative thoughts? Or shouldn't a Secret believer, drowning in the fortune that good thinking is manifesting, be too sanguine about life to care about your critique? Extreme believers are often more apt to worry about challenges to their faith than to rely on it.

Wouldn't a true believer in The Secret have exacted revenge on your blog through negative thoughts? Or shouldn't a Secret believer, drowning in the fortune that good thinking is manifesting, be too sanguine about life to care about your critique?

My exact thoughts, Ex-drone.
If The Secret really works, why all the angst against the debunkers?

I am always amazed how people will defend their faith by spitting utter venom in the face of disbeleivers/debunkers. Its not just atheists, or the lemming Secret followers who don't realize they have fallen for the biggest PR scam in history.

check this site out:
https://www.religioustolerance.org/comments.htm

These guys preach nothing but peace and love and try to depict views from each and every religion. So they get attacked with the exact same vitriol you experienced. However as a screaming atheist, i really like to read this site for some insight into the brains of the 'other side'. I recommend it you and everyone.

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