Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Blog Stalkers

The Internet is a great tool, and like all tools it can be used for good, bad or indifferent. One of the chief benefits of the Internet is the ability of anyone to compete on the field of ideas and have an audience. No longer will the main stream media and the traditional publishing houses control information access. Unfortunately, the Internet has unleashed a sniping horde of diminutive minded people without the apparent ability to write a serious paragraph. Their chief claim to fame is to target a blog with a different perspective than their own and then bombard the blog with a never ending stream of invectives and/or inane unsupported comments. I call these annoying mental midgets blog stalkers.

I’ve had one such blog stalker recently, who visited my site several times a day. Apparently that person had too much time on hand and simply wanted to be disagreeable and argumentative. The time could have been better used to improve that person’s own rather lackluster blog site. Well, the person can now spend more time on the blog because I deleted every comment put on my blog site. And, I will continue to delete every comment from the person forever because I don’t want to dialogue with shallow people. And, I don’t want this person to use my blog as a vehicle to link to the lackluster blog. I can do that because this is my blog. If the blog stalker does not like it, so what?