Sunday, December 02, 2007

"Yanking Our Chain..."

fedupwithprejudice said...

Oh my, look what I found, worth going to the offending web site and clicking the flag at the top of the site to notify Google! Hit the flag folks, send this person into cyber oblivion!

http://help.blogger.com/bin/answer.py?answer=42517 What is the "Flag" button? This feature is called "Flag As Objectionable" and it's accessible via the Blogger Navbar. The "Flag?" button allows the blogging community to easily note questionable content, which in turn helps us take action when needed.

So we're relying on you, the users, to be our eyes on the web, and to let us know of potential issues that are important to you. Here's How It Works When a person visiting a blog clicks the "Flag?" button in the Blogger Navbar, it means they believe the content of the blog may be potentially offensive or illegal. We track the number of times a blog has been flagged as objectionable and use this information to determine what action is needed. This feature allows the blogging community as a whole to identify content they deem objectionable.

Have you read The Wisdom of Crowds? It's sort of like that. Special Case for Hate Speech. When the community has voted and hate speech is identified on Blog*Spot, Google may exercise its right to place a Content Warning page in front of the blog and set it to "unlisted." Note: users may click the "Unflag" button if they change their mind.

This is an excellent suggestion by "Fed up". We should all flag Big Mama's sick blog-site as "objectionable." Here's my take on "Big Mama", (henceforth referred to as "BM" which I deem most appropriate)... First, I would bet that "she" is a white male. In this day of You-Tube, one can create a totally fictitious identity, complete with photos, friends and all other aspects of a completely fictional identity.

Teacher? NO, but to develop a blog and operate it requires a certain degree of intelligence and skill. I am betting that "BM" is college educated and probably revels in our outrage with his/her cronies who are equally amused by such distasteful, sick humor.

Basically, BM is simply "yanking our chain" to see who will bite. Our best hope is that this moron has now achieved his "15 minutes of fame" and will cease spewing his venom to intelligent blog readers. I suggest that after we all flag BM's blog as objectionable, we turn a deaf ear to any further drivel offered by this racist and return to adult conversation.

Forthright

14 comments:

Big Mama said...

Fothrite, you always was a smart ma! Yo got me mos figure. I was yanking a chain. I really didn't mean to offend anyone. That thought really was not in my intentions. And really I wasn't trying to be racist. It just came out that away. My sincere apology to all I offended. I was bored and looking for a kick, starting with the importance on spelling correctly in a past discussion on your site. Then it turned into an opportunity to speak for the folks that have to pay for there kids to go to school. I made the site so I wouldn't impose on your Delta Scoop. OK.. My fun is over.

I am a college grad. with very high tech skills, white male, middle age (Above 40).

Ya'll Have a Merry Christmas!!

Be Goo
Lovs yo!
Big Mama

Jennifer Jones said...

If you mean what you say, you will shut down your site, it is ENTIRELY offensive!

Then you can come back to post here, under another name and join YOUR human race again.

Merry Christmas to you too....He is the reason for the season, He would want you to shut it down too.

Jennifer Jones said...

I am happy to report that the Big Mama site is no more. Whether Big Mama did it or the flagging the site brought in Google, I can not be sure. Being so fast, I have to assume that whoever Big Mama is or was took my suggestion and shut it down on his own.

For that Big Mama, we are grateful and thank you for seeing the light and the damage that site and your character's behavior were causing.

Just goes to show, people can be shown a better way and change their ways with just a little guidance.

Thanks for the Christmas gift BM!

See Ten Cent? Sometimes standing up for what is right and being heard pays off!

Big Mama said...

The website was removed by BM.

BD

Heywood Jablome said...

Hey folks, Big Mama forgot to tell everyone he is Gay!

Anonymous said...

Character assasination is unneccesary at this point. Let it go. Next subject.

ten cent said...

From Jennifer:
See Ten Cent? Sometimes standing up for what is right and being heard pays off!

From Heywood:
Hey folks, Big Mama forgot to tell everyone he is Gay!

Jennifer, I'm not so sure a victory has been secured. One troll might be signed in under different names. But I will say again.... if the original and follow-up posts of a troll are not responded to, then the troll has no fuel to feed on execept the fuel he feeds himself. To banty with a fool makes me no better than that fool.

As the last anonymous says, it's time to move on. The city elections are less than a week away. We need to focus on other things.

Turn the page.

ten cent

Mayor Vote said...

On Line Vote:
Who is going to win the Mayor of Greenville??

1. K.C.D
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Anonymous said...

2. Dowdy

Heywood Jablome said...

Why would anyone want to be President of the United States, when they could be Mayor of Greenville Mississippi?

Anonymous said...

I am betting that Dowdy does not have a chance...although a change would be OH so nice!

That and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee! said...

I saw K.C. Dowdy on TV this week. She is very qualified for the job. Her back ground with city functions are outstanding. And I agree with the previous anonymous post. I don't believe Dowdy has a chance. But I think she would be a good candidate for the job.

believer of public education said...

"Then it turned into an opportunity to speak for the folks that have to pay for there kids to go to school."


The folks being the ones who confuse 'their' and 'there' due to THEIR own far superior education at said school?

Anonymous said...

No offense Forthright...but I think you are wrong. I think this person is who she claimed to be and not smart enough to think that her job would be in jeopardy. When all the heat started, BM was too quick to stop the wit, claim to be anyone else, and dump all evidence. Besides what 40+ old white male has such an eloquent use of ebonics.

I agree with Ten Cent:
"To banty with a fool makes me no better than that fool."

But letting them hide gives them too much power to break down the foundations which are shakey already!