Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Sorry for the inconvenience

I hope this is not a huge pain in the ass for people - please tell me if it is. But I've gone ahead and changed the settings on comments. I hate to do it, being a big believer in democracy and all, but I'm also a big believer in accountability, and it seems to me that if someone is going to go to all the trouble to look up words in Webster's in order to ineffectively insult me, he or she ought to get due credit.

I will change it right back if it proves annoying for people. Just let me know.


Blogger Arwen said...

Brava. Your blog, your rules. No reason you have to put up with anonymous fucktards.

6:40 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

I'm glad. I had spam/trolls on comments.

7:14 AM  
Blogger Carroll said...

Whew! And if they figure out a way to come back, I say delete 'em -- t'heck with free speech!!

7:59 AM  
Blogger sonnet said...

Fuck right.

8:53 AM  
Blogger No Sluggo Dave said...

A strong arguement for gun control.

9:15 AM  
Blogger pinky said...

I think it would be enormously satisfying to post his email address somewhere that all the penile enlargement spammers can find him. It is clearly a product he is in need of.

10:02 AM  
Blogger tb said...

Good for you, Julie!

Accountability is essential. If someone is such a coward that he* cannot put forth an identification, even a made-up one, then BALLS TO HIM!!!

Of course I'm great believer in the freedom of speech. I spent over 30 years as a journalist/editor/writer, after all; but hiding behind the safety of the "Annonymous" pseudonym just so one can say nasty things is sophomoric.

What I wondered reading those annonymous comments was, why is he bothering to even read this blog if he doesn't like it? That makes no sense.

* I've used the male pronouns "he" and "him", but this person could just as easily be a female; we have no way of knowing.

11:40 AM  
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11:40 AM  
Blogger Monica said...

Good decision - don't apologize!

I loved your book! I was a faithful, if not obsessive, bleader of your Salon blog! My husband gave me MtAoFC for my birthday, just because I talked about you and the project ALL the time. Now I talk about the book.

Are you coming to Kansas City on your book tour?

1:55 PM  
Blogger nunya said...

Hold on all you guys? There is nothing to be all upset or excited about. I am not afraid of any of you. Just never realized that it would matter to anyone as to whom it may be that is telling the truth about their actions, at least it never mattered to me. Next thing, no more is “said” about her than she has directed to all the people she has talked about. Thing is, some folks can spit it, yet just can’t take it. Sad if you ask me. I thought that from what I heard and saw from her that she might be a lady of fire. Well, she is crumpling under the warm heat even. As I said in the beginning, she was only pretending to be the hot headed bitch. I guess it sells. Certainly is not attractive. Oh yeah, for all you rescuing fans out there, won’t you all get a life. Must be lonely having nothing more to do than run around behind somebody and clean up their messes. Whewww! Way to go you guys. You all get one merit badge. Yet of course we will all stand for something or fall for anything. Any way, I am “nunya” as in non of your damn business and even though that is so I still do not care for you knowing who I am. Accountable to what or who tb, you? oh know I will have to sleep with lights on tonight. Is pinky a boy or a shim, it has a fixation on large sausage shape objects. Got great friends there JP. BTW there sonnet, I can tell that she has done much for “your” vocabulary. Yea, she taught you the word “fuck”, which happens to be a very interesting word. Of all the words in the English Language that start with the letter “f” it is the only word that is referred to as the “f” word. So there is a little more culture for you. My, my what weak people? You are real people aren’t you?

So I suppose we just have to let the air out of our kick balls so nobody can play except the ones that will say nice things about us, hey JP. Even my idea of your standards were a wee bit overrated.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Julie Powell said...

Hey babe, glad to have you here, believe me, and you're going to have to sling a lot stinkier shit than you have to get me upset. Just think everyone should be at least sort of on the level, is all. Because anonymous trolls come off as cowards, even if they're kind and generous and brilliantly intelligent people. As I am sure you are.

Though I do wonder why you keep hanging 'round if you have such contempt for me. Don't get me wrong - I get off on other people's contempt. Makes me hot. Just curious, is all.



3:09 PM  
Blogger nunya said...

Now that I like!!!!!!!!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Calamity Jen said...

Just finished your book a few minutes ago... it is one of the best books I've read all year. (And that's saying something for a library clerk.) Had to let you know I was floored to read that we share a nickname: Sarah Bernhardt. Yes, I was quite the little drama queen...

9:12 PM  
Blogger SnatchyCake said...

What you fail to realize is that your cunty comments in your interviews have pissed off some people, so don't act surprised!

You knew you were crossing the line and being a royal bitch, yet you said what you said regardless.

You made this bed so lie in it bitch!

7:14 AM  
Blogger bethany said...

Ah yes, the classic "you made this bed" line, how charming.

Anyhoo, can't wait to watch you on Martha today! Today's the day, right?

7:46 AM  
Blogger SnatchyCake said...

oh yes, the "how charming" line, how original. FUCK you too bitch.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Anita said...


I did not realize you were #25 on the NYTimes book list. HOLY COW!!!!!!!

((Can you delete the loser comments? I'm not for free speech for folks who remain anonymous))

8:34 AM  
Blogger pete said...

You must be doing something right. The tree-dwelling mouth-breathers are all worked up.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Julie Powell said...

I'm not much for erasing comments as a general rule. For one thing, Snatchycakes is right - I've certainly said some untoward things that didn't come out right. I blame the interviewers plying Spanish rose at lunchtime. But one thing this life long accomodator has learned is that you can't please all the people all the time, and if you did you'd be boring and write a book no one on earth wants to read. So, roll with the punches, I say. If it gets too obnoxious, I'll edit out the more repetitive/abusive comments, just for the sake of civil discourse.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Marianne said...

I just figured out who "Nunya" is. He's that old fart who tried to screw you in Milwaukee. Poor guy.

4:24 PM  
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