As those regular readers of this blog will be more than aware, I am incapable of not responding to anybody who takes the time to write a lengthy comment — no matter how offensive, no matter how ignorant and no matter how troll-ish. (see here, here, here, or here). Call it a personal defect, call it obsessive compuslive disorder, call it being opinionated to a fault (all would be accurate), but the fact of the matter is that if somebody leaves a steaming pile of… well, you know what… on this blog, I feel obliged to ‘clean it up’ (so to speak) rather than merely delete it.
Today, for the first time ever, I have regretfully had to moderate a troll. To be fair, this particular troll today wasn’t offensive like, say, Brent (IP address 18.104.22.168) who wrote this lovingly Christian comment a while back “Burn in hell commie. You are my enemy.”
But nevertheless, to the anonymous “eimaJ” (and all other trolls), I understand that your comments were not bad compared to the filth spewed by other trolls (which is why I’m not publishing “eimaJ” or backwards Jamie’s two IP addresses), however, this being the November essay season and me having the character defect of not being able to let a comment — even a troll’s comments — go unanswered, I have decided to moderate troll-ish comments. This decision will last only until December 1st when my last essay for my last semester of course work for my Masters’ degree is finished. After that, I will remove all bans on all trolls and you can feel free to troll this blog again (with the assurances that I will respond, no less) until your heats’ content.
Have a wonderful November and I’ll see all you trolls again in December once I can waste more time responding to you without it impacting on my studies.