22 September 2010

So after 4 years and a million visitors...

...there'll be a few changes here at the Halls.

As regular readers may have noticed of late, there has been an exponential increase in troll activity. It's something that anyone who blogs has to deal with... part of the job description if you will... but I think it's time to implement comment moderation.

I came to this decision reluctantly... and only after running some of the recent erratic... and increasingly pornographic commentary past a psychologist friend.

This shouldn't really effect regular readers & commenters... the 5 to 6 thousand folks who visit here weekly.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. A special thanks to all the folks who wrote to share their thoughts about the "Nonny" situation.

I look forward to the next 4 years.


POSTSCRIPT: Seven, er... one stages... of troll grief

So it's been a while since I initiated comment moderation and... not surprisingly... Nonny hasn't given up the ghost. Every night, without fail, he shows up to breathlessly share his innermost desires.

These, unfortunately... consist largely of nonsensical suggestions involving sexual relations with various members of the animal kingdom, or homicidal fantasies...

"If it was me firebombing you, you would not have a chance at a second thought, because as soon as you exited the building, well, the whole idea of the firebomb was to flush the skunk (you) out and get you into um, range."
Posted by liberal supporter to halls of macadamia at 10:18 PM, January 24, 2011
Apparently, comment moderation has been a freeing experience for Nonny as well...
"Someone living in obscurity in butt fuck nowhere, has a lot to tell all the folks living in butt fuck nowhere too."
Posted by Anonymous to halls of macadamia at 9:00 PM, February 25, 2011
Yup... an endless supply of postcards from the compassionate, intellectual left.

And, hey... look who showed up yet again...

...it's the same despicable asshole who pissed all over a dead Canadian soldier's mother...
cynic the twitLive and don't learn... the world is full of them. Sigh.


Anonymous said...

I was wondering when you would do this. I was beginning to have second thought about following your blog(which I do every day). Nonny had
become a pain in the butt.
I will continue to check your blog each day.

Keep up the good work.

Rob C

RightGirl said...

Happy Blogaversary, Neo!


mahmood said...

Unfortunate but long overdue neo, observing this bucket of wingnuts troll morphing from a loony buffoon to a dangerous stalker is one for the books, clearly it needs help in the mental health department.

mahmood said...

I should add...damn the torpedos and rock on another 4 years neo.

Neo Conservative said...

sadly, folks... there are ever-increasing numbers of disturbed people out there... whose only apparent purpose in life is to run up to open windows, scream nonsense & obscenities and then run away.

after my biggest fan started to email me stories about bestiality and make vile references to my family... it was indeed time to draw the line.

p.s. -- i guess nonny hasn't looked up the word "moderation"... he left another dozen unbalanced screeds at 4 o'clock this morning.

keep an eye out for a deluge of forged commentary under my name on the bt blogroll... it's what nonny typically resorts to when he gets over-excited.

thx again, folks.


Anonymous said...

Well congrats, thanks, and don't let the assholes get you down.

As they say, when you start taking flack, you're over the target...

syncrodox said...

Probably for the best Neo. While my participation on the interwebs is sporadic it looks like you had no choice given the trolls apparently deepening psychosis.

Anyways...Good luck going forward Neo.

Neo Conservative said...

"jag says... when you start taking flack, you're over the target"

well... i do have to say that not having to manually delete a couple dozen unfocused, infantile diatribes every day makes for a bit less aggro.

and at the risk of being seen to be less than gracious... i can tell you poor little nonny is in a bit of a spin. he's still posting his nonsense... under his assorted multiple personalities... but now it all dies a premature death.

after i switched on moderation last night, he started out by celebrating... "neo, you ratfuck, i win hahahahahahahahaha"... but this afternoon it's been a... "you're just a scared little cunt... you're afraid to let me speak" dealio.

i guess he hadn't realised that moderation was gonna f@ck things up for everybody who lives between his ears.

perhaps the moral of this story is... be careful what you wish for.


Neo Conservative said...

a small update to my comment above... just received a pseudo conciliatory comment from one of nonny's various personalities telling me that he had taken on a google id as per my previous (and now obsolete) commenting policy... and that i was obligated to share his infinite wisdom with the larger field of folk.

poor little nonny... somebody just yanked his soapbox out from under his puerile, trash-talkin' ass.

and it burns.