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Journal: Excessive bad posting? WTF? 1

Journal by Quattro Vezina
I went to post a comment earlier...here's the message I got:

Due to excessive bad posting from this IP or Subnet, comment posting has temporarily been disabled. If it's you, consider this a chance to sit in the timeout corner . If it's someone else, this is a chance to hunt them down. If you think this is unfair, please email moderation@slashdot.org with your MD5'd IPID and SubnetID, which are "bf5a689ed4a826b0f51419ebdec36515" and "6fa9d0d8e6e3b35ea10dc00def814d85" and (optionally, but preferably) your IP number "[IP deleted - Q]" and your username "Quattro Vezina".

Eh? What excessive bad posting? Was it the funny comment I posted the other day that got quite a bit of moderation for both Funny and Overrated? The Funny mods won out, btw, and its score is currently 3, after bouncing between 1 and 5 for a while. If so, that's one seriously screwed up autobanning system.

I've fired off an email to moderation@slashdot.org, asking what's going on, and I've yet to see a reply. It should be interesting to see what they say when/if they do send a reply...

Edited on 17 August 2004, 4:45am CDT: Well, still banned. No response to my email. And I just got mod points earlier. This system is definitely broken.

Btw, HGT, it was actually your journal entry that prompted me to write this. I'm mentioning this here, as I'm still banned and thus can't reply.

Edited on 24 August 2004, 3:18pm CDT: Just a little update. Still banned, still no response, I'm still pissed off.

Edited on 2 September 2004, 4:24pm CDT: Still banned, still no response. But I have mod points again.

Final edit on 8 September 2004, 8:01pm CDT: The IP ban seems to have worn off. W00t!

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Journal: Stalking is just lame

Journal by Quattro Vezina
I'm posting this in a journal because it's the only place on /. this is appropriate. And I know my stalker ``friend'' is reading my user page, so he'll see this.

Take a look through my comment history, and you'll notice a few ACs have posted offtopic flames filled with false accusations as replies to various comments of mine.

AC comment #1
AC comment #2
AC comment #3

They all seem to be posting about some comments I made regarding sex in the PacManhattan article thread. It's so damn funny how people accused me of only posting those posts because I'm ``undersexed and frustrated''. Riiight. Keep on believing that. This guy (and I'm certain it's the same guy on all three comments) was apparently so incensed by my comments he decided to stalk me and post nothing but insults and false accusations on posts that have zilch to do with the topic. By the logic of most of those who flamed me, the only thing he has going for him is that he's an easy fuck, he likes to think he's cool because of it, my posts on the pacman thread threw the truth in his face (without me even saying a word to him personally...), and he can't handle it, so he's decided to cyberstalk me.

And I'm more inclined to believe that over the flames against me, as I never dug up anyone's comment history and started posting offtopic, baseless personal attacks as replies to half the posts they made in the last week. Tell me, which one of us is obsessed with sex? You know, stalking is usually done for sexual reasons...

Did I mention the false accusations? One post said I was middle-aged, the other two said I live with my mother. Both accusations are bullshit. I'm 19 years old, and I live in an apartment with three roommates the same age as me (and all three are damn cool guys). In just over a month, I'll be moving to another apartment, where I'll be living entirely by myself. I'll also assume Mr. Anonymous Stalker lives with his parents--no adult would do something as lame as this.

I also think people would prefer to pick fights rather than read the posts they're flaming. It's the only way to explain how people think I hate sex and don't enjoy orgasms just because I don't consider sex important. Did I ever say that?

No, what I said was that sexual relations with other people aren't important to me, and I couldn't care less if something I do results in me not getting laid for being a geek. I also said that it's lame to insult someone for doing things they like because it'll result in them not getting sex. And I'd imagine this goes for the majority of other geeks. Sure, some geeks care--some have sex frequently, others try and get turned down constantly. But from my observations, most just aren't concerned with such.

I don't mind orgasms. It's not something I like talking about to other people, for obvious reasons, but I do whack off. I do look at porn. I am a human being, after all. It's nothing to be ashamed of. I never said it was. I just said that sex, especially with other people, isn't a priority. To me, it's not terribly important. If you care about sex more than I do, that's fine. What pisses me off, however, is when people belittle those of us who can think of better things to do than get laid, and thus are willing to do things that'll result in them not getting laid, because they like to do those things and they don't care about having sex. That was what I was going off on in my initial post on that thread. And just because Roger was joking doesn't mean that others aren't thinking or saying the same things, only they're being serious about it.

For the record, I've never asked a girl out in my life (I'm also male and not gay, btw--the male body repulses me). The thought of doing such hasn't even popped into my head since a little over four years ago. That time, I just decided I didn't really care about going out with anyone, so I just let my feelings drop, and I've felt the same since. My brain just isn't wired for that sort of thing.

Another example: I know, from talking to people, that when many people see a picture of a hot woman, they think ``man, I want to bang this chick''. That never comes to my mind (and when I first heard someone say that, I did a double-take because the idea of thinking of wanting to have sex with someone based on a picture was so alien to me). Rather, I just think ``damn, she's hot'' and I admire her body, which most certainly turns me on. I never think of sexual relations with her. My mind simply doesn't work that way.

Wrapping this up...I just want to say that the reason this post is so long and rambly is because I want to get everything I can think to vent about regarding this subject out of my system. I don't want to give this stalker any more attention, so I figured I'd just make one post, say one final piece that's been gnawing at me, and then just ignore this guy from now on. I know that if I keep on giving him attention, he'll have power over my emotions, and he'll keep on doing it. So I'm done with this subject as of this journal.

And on that note, I do admit one mistake I made on that thread--I was stupid enough to get into a running argument with one guy, and I dragged myself down to his level. Now I'm a little wiser, and I know that was the wrong thing to do. And with that, I end this journal.

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