22 Dec

We Won’t Fly – Homeland Security Trolling We Won’t Fly Blog

I was about to delete an offensive comment on this blog – one of the very few we get – and thought, hmm, I wonder where this guy is posting from? Because, really, it is quite unusual for us to get nasty comments. Lo and behold, the troll posted to our website from an IP address controlled by the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security! Here is the taxpayer-funded troll’s gem of a comment, for your entertainment:

Fuck you, Fuck all you cocksuckers, you wont change anything. ride the bus, TSA is here to stay there doing a great job keeping americia safe.

via We Won’t Fly – Homeland Security Trolling We Won’t Fly Blog. Apparently the Department of Homeland Security employees isn’t happy with We Won’t Fly. Perhaps even better is that comments are outlandish, stupid and rude. How do these employees think they are changing anyone’s mind with this sort of commentary?

19 Jan

Anonymous Comments and Comments with Meaningless Names are the Same Thing

I recently had a friend recommend an artist (who is someone that they personally know). No problem, that’s the whole point of friends, doing stuff and letting other people know about it. However going to the CDBaby site of the artist, and taking a look at the reviews of the music I get this:

AnoymousCommenters by jtyost2, on Flickr

AnoymousCommenters by jtyost2, on Flickr

Even though you have to log in to CDBaby, all the reviews are just random meaningless words. “A Fan”, “Fan”, even going so far as just flat out “anonymous”. Grrr really bothers me seeing reviews or commentary from people that won’t sign their own name. The log in value there isn’t even worth it, if you use a meaningless username.

I don’t know if the artist or someone that she knows did these reviews, but that is what it makes me think. I no longer trust the reviews and the reviews become meaningless to me, because I have no trust for them.

Just sign your name and I will at least trust the review a little bit more than I currently do, even though I probably don’t even know you. At least someone who I don’t know I trust more than someone who appears to be blatantly spamming the reviews.

All that being said the music really wasn’t all that bad, I just hope the artist can find some fans who will attach a name to the review.