There’s a whole ugly underbelly to the blog — the software intercepts comments from banned individuals, or ones containing banned words, and a few innocent comments that it has a spasm over, and shuffles them off into spam and trash folders automatically. It’s a sewer down there, and I have to dive in now and then to salvage mistakes and rescue them. I avoid it for as long as I can because it’s not pleasant, and mostly I have to just skim a few hundred hidden comments, say “Yep, that’s shit”, and hit flush.
But today I found a few comments that were pretty vile and deserve to be exposed to the light of day before being destroyed. These are from Bovarchist, a troll from the slymepit, and it turns out he’s a racist COVID-19 denier who supports Trump.
Let’s bury it below the fold, OK?
This guy has been cruising by the blog regularly for maybe a decade, obsessively dropping abusive comments that get instantly whisked away into the sewer because he was banned so long ago, for good reason, obviously. His persistence is impressively stupid. I post it here now so you can all see the kind of stuff that would poison conversations here if there weren’t a blacklist.
I didn’t hide his email because, seriously, fuck that guy. Fuck. That. Guy.