Friday, May 25, 2007

The scourge of anonymity

Lately, blogs that I love have been bombarded with some literary deviants posting rude and senseless comments under the name "Anonymous". While I am an advocate of free speech and I am always open to listen to opinions other than mine, I would like to ask that people refrain from using blog commentary as a means to defame someone's character.

If u don't know how to say what u feel in an intelligent and educated way, then keep quiet and move on. If I do not like something, I try to say it as politely as I can. Heaping curses and insults on someone ( whom you apparently do not know) is a characteristic of a lack of good upbringing. And that is why Naija cannot move forward because most of you with complaints are so busy insulting others and not proferring any solutions to what u consider the problem...

Racquelle-Cutie, Bella Naija and Babaalaye have had their blogs made victim to this waste of words. Let me say this: Not everything you read on a blog is true and so for those who have built this fantasy in their heads about whom the individuals behind blogs are, you might be pleasantly/ unpleasantly surprised to find out that the person is just an aspiring writer, scrimping and saving his income to pay for time at the cyber cafe so that he/ she can post his thoughts and ideas online.

Let's blog free and happy. Take from the writers the things that you can apply to your everyday life and progress with it. Some offer us humor as their all purpose elixir; others, their take on current events or their analysis of an issue of interest. I love blogging and reading what I like to consider the creativity of some of the brightest minds my country has to offer. If you do not agree, it is your right to do so. But as in all things we have to have some modicum of decorum and personal ethics when we sit at a keyboard and manifest our thoughts into words.

Remember (if we are to take the bible as a source), it was spoken words that manifested life.
The written word is just as powerful.

18 comments:

Cheetarah said...

How am first... I blogged about the same thing cept i was seeing the funny side to it,lol but I totally agree with u. Minwhile ur a riot read ur OMOBUTTOLA post!lol!

catwalq said...
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catwalq said...

@cheetarah: tanks luv.

The Pseudo-Independent said...

Hi there, I faced similar problems earlier when porn links where left as comments. I got fed up and decided to moderate. I know moderation spoils the fun as some may want to see their comments in view straightaway, but I do not see any other way to deal with such a nuisance. Hope to see you around.

Vera Ikeji said...

Same thing was going to happen to my small space where i blog, lol, but i just deleted the comment, cos exchanging tots/comments with someone i don't know isn't something i am good at. I prefer face to face confrontations, if necessary. So whenever i blog or leave comments someplace and an 'anonymous' person(who is obviously a coward)tries to defame me or my blog, i just ignore them or delete their comment(s). Shikena.

diary of a G said...

nicely said
I agree

Nita said...

You have put it very well. I feel the same thing and have blogged about it. During the first three months of blogging I did not keepcomments on moderation but then I had some idiots spoiling the fun. So now all my comments are on moderation.
What you said is right, most people who write comments which are rude are ill brought up or they lack the brains to think out a proper reply. Or perhaps just suppressed psychos.
There is one guy (blogger) who admits that he talks to nobody in real life, that he is an introvert but when he disagrees he is rude and uses bad language (while commenting). I guess thats why no one talks to him in real life!
Now that all my comments are on moderation I am happy and have started to enjoy blogging a lot.

Naija Vixen said...

Agree with you...instead of pple to stick together and praise their fellow peeps wen they are doing gud...they resort to slinging dirty insults...sad situation.

catwalq said...

hey nita,
nice 2 have u back?
how was ur trip?

ijeoma obu iheoma said...

i have also been attacked by anonymous attacks in blogville.. and the only thing i can say.. is that 'we have to keep it moving"..
btw.. great post!

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Great post! There are just too many people who have failed to address their insecurities and thus take their frustrations out on other people. Saddening that many bloggers are packing up on account of the negative Anons.

Thanks for stopping by my blog an leaving a comment. Feel free to stop by often, as I know I will be parked here frequently. lol!

DiAmOnD hawk said...

im a fan of DELETING comments that I find to be offensive or Im uncomfortable with... a shame really that there's a reason for it... but whatever...

Im A Babe said...

nicely written

The Pseudo-Independent said...

Just checking to see if you are ok....please give me a shout on your next update. See you soon.

catwalq said...

Thanks Pseudo. I am extremely fine. Thanks to God's mercies

Linda Ikeji said...

I think we are paying these anons too much attention. This is the 4th/5th blog im reading about them. they arent important, lets not make them feel they are. They say ignorance is the best answer for idiots.lets ignore them and keep doing our thing, hopefully one day, they'll get a job and do something more productive with their time.

ArabLady said...

passed by ur page& came across ur post about my blog!
its not that bad over here..dubai is a different story by the way but its the fucking culture...
will come later whenever i have time..ur blog sounds interesting
tc

Rayo said...

AMEN!