As seasoned as I think that I am at spotting someone who is simply out to cause issues or trouble, I am finding that I’ve given far too much leeway to those who have either an agenda, are conspiracy theorists or, to put it bluntly, not with it in the sense of a mental health issue. In other words, they are plain “nuts”.
I’ve met some wonderful people on the net thus far but, every once in a good while, there tend to be these whack-jobs who have no censors or ability to shut their mouths or place appropriate comments in appropriate places. They are the ones who have an agenda and a tendency to spend most of their time, negatively and even insultingly, typing away on their keyboards but, without a platform of their own. I’ve run into many of them now and frankly, it’s still amazing to me how gullible I am in allowing them to continue on and give them responses. Does that make me “nuts”? Absolutely!
I recently had a whack of responders or commenters on this blog who cannot be asked politely to refrain from commenting inappropriately or insulting not only other readers but, myself as the author of pieces. I respect all of those who disagree with my perspective but, I draw a line when it’s repetitive insults and even what I will call advertising for websites which are totally off topic to what I’m speaking about in any piece that I post. This is all coming on the heels of me also trying my best to heal and get back onto my feet. I’m not in the best mindset nor, am I able to deal with those who do such things. In short, one might say that my patience is either far too long or, they may put it down to the idea that I should have blocked them long before I did.
Blocking someone or censoring their comments is the last thing that I wish to do. I’d much prefer to respond to them with kindness or an attempt at understanding where they are coming from, lest they be trying to say one thing but, come across in a totally misunderstood way. When someone continues on and on and on, in spite of me requesting that they stop and even post their ideas on other sites or create one of their own, it causes me to have to block them to put an end to the constant frustration, irritation as well as time consumption in reading their drivel. This has been happening more and more lately. However, instead of becoming what one might call a “doormat” to these obsessive trouble-makers, I am quicker to hit the ban/block buttons versus putting up and responding to what I can only see as sheer non-sense especially, when their comments have little to nothing to do with the content of the piece that I’ve written or, in spite of notifications on the pieces that I am no longer reading, publishing or commenting on such comments.
I try to be fair. Not everyone is going to see things from my perspective and not everyone is going to agree with everything that I say or think or feel. That’s ok. I have no issues with agreeing that we disagree on something or other but, when it comes down to personal insults or shameless plugs for websites or merchandise or even their own personal beliefs, the line has to be drawn somewhere.
From my little corner of life, those who have more time than brains enough to see that their comments or marketing schemes are not fitting, I say, “block”. I no longer have the patience to battle or duke it out with them. What for? They aren’t going to change my mind about this but, equally, I am not going to change theirs either. If they don’t agree to disagree and let it drop, that block or ban button looks like it’s going to be hit more. By the way, even if you’re commenting under an assumed name and figure that you’re annonymous, you’re not as hidden as you think that you are. Just thought everyone might be interested in that point.
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