(A contribution by William)
Well, we’ve reached the half-way point of guest-blogging, and no one is dead yet. You’ve already heard from me once, and Bob will be posting his words of wisdom later this morning. I’m starting to get the hang of comment moderation. (“Where did no_angel’s other comment go? I thought I approved it! Oh wait, it was attached to the previous post. Whew!”)
But there is one comment I haven’t yet published or deleted, because I know 7aki will want to see it. It’s from the “pen pal” she has mentioned before, although I suppose it is more of a “poison pen pal”. It seemed like gibberish at first (“7aki called the person what?”), but I have read more of the comments from earlier posts, and found the one in question.
What cracks me up is that this person feels that he/she/it has been wronged by 7aki refusing to publish the offending comments (which are always signed “Anonymous”, by the way), and is threatening to bring legal action if she doesn’t apologize for calling “Anonymous” something unpleasant. I look forward to the news report on that case:
A Major Victory for the Faceless Messes
In a landmark legal decision, the World Court has ruled in favour of the plaintiff in an accusation of libel over a blog post.The famous Blogger 7aki Fadi was successfully sued by correspondent Ima Nobody, who accused 7aki of willfully and recklessly refusing to publish the borderline hate-mail comments on her Blogger site, and then suggesting that the anonymous person should stop submitting the comments, and go do things that were either anatomically impossible or forbidden by the tenets of most major religions.
Although the comments signed “Anonymous” were never posted, and 7aki’s postings did not identify anyone by name, Nobody knew who 7aki was referring to, and was also able to see other secret patterns and messages in the blog postings.
In the words of the judge: “Nobody thinks these comments should be posted and, furthermore, Nobody cares. 7aki has clearly wronged Nobody, and owes Nobody an apology. If an apology is not forthcoming, Nobody will take this seriously.”
Truer words were never spoken.