April 17, 2003

The New FAQ

Comments will now be closed after fifteen days.

I do not tolerate emotional abuse. Abusers will be banned. Behavior I would not tolerate in a real-life relationship will not be tolerated here. That goes for people who use the "you said mean things to me in the past" bullshit argument on me. Trust me, I do not remember all the people I have insulted in the course of my life much less in the years I have been on the internet. If I said something to you two years ago on someone's blog comments, I have forgotten it, because I did not and do not care. Don't bring it up unless you want to be freshly insulted. (Read the comments here for an example of what I mean.)

Banning policy: unpredictable, and totally arbitrary. There is no one else to appeal to: I am the sole proprietor and absolute ruler of this website. What I say here goes. Don't like it? That's just Too. Fucking. Bad.

Whining about being insulted by me is liable to produce one or more of the following responses: further insults and mockery, cursing and ranting directed at the whiner, banning the whiner's IP. What it will not result in: craven contrition, promises to be sweeter and more understanding, an offer to buy the whiner dinner and send flowers and candy to make up. If you are a thin-skinned, fragile-egoed sort, I suggest you make this visit to my blog your last, because sooner or later I will rub you the wrong way and like as not ruin your week.

I am female. I am not: nurturing, your mother, kind and loving, patient, ready to listen to your troubles, your psychiatrist, your priest, your grandma, your girlfriend, your muse. If this disappoints you, get an electron microscope and look through it -- you may be able to see the tiny violin I am playing for you.

If you don't like my new rules, we can meet on the corner of Tough and Shit and work it out. Not.

Posted by Andrea Harris at April 17, 2003 11:12 PM

sigh I miss the good old days...when the 'tards didn't even know what a blog was, much less how to press the pretty buttons and leave their mental dribblings all over the place.

Posted by: Sekimori at April 17, 2003 at 11:40 PM


So funny.

Posted by: Demosthenes at April 18, 2003 at 12:12 AM

Nothing like being told "you were mean to me once but I thought you had learned the error of your evil ways" to get me to bring out the nail-studded clue bat.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at April 18, 2003 at 12:24 AM

I love the electron microscope/violin part.

You so rock, Andrea.

Posted by: Ith at April 18, 2003 at 12:47 AM

I love the "corner of Tough and Shit". Mind if I borrow that?

Posted by: rita at April 18, 2003 at 08:13 AM

Trackback timed out. Should I try again?

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at April 18, 2003 at 09:22 AM

Well, your url showed up in my Trackback just fine. Sometimes it does that "timed out" thing but then it turns out it worked fine.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at April 18, 2003 at 11:00 AM

Yay, Andrea! After what I and some people I know have been going through with trolls lately, you have really made my day!

Posted by: Vicky at April 18, 2003 at 02:09 PM

You WAR-STOMPED that brainless snaga Mat. :) I bet he's spent the past year seething about your insult: that's the ONLY way he could have remembered it, sounded so long-suffering about it, and seemingly just commented out of nowhere, as this is the first you've heard from him in a while.

Great job, and great blog. But I'm sure this is not news to you. ;)

Posted by: trevalyan at April 18, 2003 at 07:39 PM