Is it time to publish a name and e-mail address?

March 14th, 2011 at 9:00 pm by David Farrar

A commenter who just received enough demerits to get him a suspension, has taken to e-mailing his displeasure to me. His four e-mails in the last hour have said:

  1. Littlle fat shit i will return
  2. david Farrars blog is a gay site
  3. kiwi blog encourages CHINESE TAKEOVERS OF NZ BUSNESS
  4. Your latest post was pathetic for a fat whimp like you,is that the best????? opps pure national arse licking, well arse licking

Very strange, my last post wasn’t even on politics, but on an upcoming film I want to see.

The scary thing is that he gets a vote.

Anyway if he keeps e-mailing me I’ll publish his name and e-mail address.  And I think his temporary ban is very close to becoming a life-time ban.

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65 Responses to “Is it time to publish a name and e-mail address?”

  1. Jacqueline (10 comments) says:

    Do it. It always shuts them up, and makes them regret their nasty meltdowns.

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  2. big bruv (14,224 comments) says:

    I know who is sounds like…..but he is on an eight month holiday already :)

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  3. dog_eat_dog (787 comments) says:

    Can someone tell me what’s wrong with Chinese businesses buying out shareholders who are willing to sell? This shit is just economic racism and the scary thing is that the media pass it off as policy from some political parties.

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  4. dime (10,219 comments) says:

    Dont do it. just ban him for life. its only a few emails from a sad little person.

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  5. Doug (401 comments) says:

    With a line like: “kiwi blog encourages CHINESE TAKEOVERS OF NZ BUSNESS”
    Must be a NZ First voter or Leader.

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  6. Chris2 (775 comments) says:

    David, I don’t agree with everything you write (or even say, like on National Radio this afternoon), but this is your blog, you set the rules and we are all lucky to have the chance to contribute. We are all only here because of you.

    if someone wants to spoil this forum then I support whatever you decide.

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  7. George Patton (352 comments) says:

    Define irony:

    1. Littlle fat shit i will return

    followed by:

    2. david Farrars blog is a gay site

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  8. big bruv (14,224 comments) says:

    In what thread did this melt down occur?

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  9. Jacqueline (10 comments) says:

    lol Nice one George – thanks for the laugh. :)

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  10. George Patton (352 comments) says:

    Any thread that has “paws” commenting in it.

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  11. big bruv (14,224 comments) says:

    Actually DPF…given the nature of the abuse and the writing style have you checked to see that is it not somebody who is already currently banned?

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  12. Bevan (3,232 comments) says:

    Any thread that has “paws” commenting in it.

    Is that who it was? Good grief – what a tard.

    Here’s an idea, use a script to change any post he makes to “I’m a flaming gay looser, and I love teh coque”

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  13. Michael (913 comments) says:

    Publishing the email details should be enough – although perhaps you should update the demerits policy to reserve the right to publish details of anyone who is abusive to yourself.

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  14. David Farrar (1,437 comments) says:

    Michael: That is covered in the privacy policy.

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  15. Roflcopter (467 comments) says:

    Paws? dammit…. i had my money on Trevor Mallard :(

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  16. big bruv (14,224 comments) says:

    Speaking of nutters DPF….has anything arrived from ‘Todd’s’ lawyers yet?

    [DPF: No, but as he thought my PO Box would suffice as an address for service, I guess it might be a long time waiting :-)]

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  17. william blake (109 comments) says:

    “Any thread that has “paws” commenting in it.
    Is that who it was? Good grief – what a tard.
    Here’s an idea, use a script to change any post he makes to “I’m a flaming gay looser, and I love teh coque””

    Sounds like you really need to come out of the closet Bev’

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  18. Rodders (1,756 comments) says:

    Amusing that paws has managed to use more than half a dozen names, has regularly been suspended but still has difficulty spelling the word “demerit.”

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  19. Fisiani (1,052 comments) says:

    I am on a 3 month ban from Red Alert for calling out Trevor Mallard for lying about a quote by Gerry Brownlee.
    My crime was to simply ask “Has he no shame”.

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  20. big bruv (14,224 comments) says:

    3 months??….you pussy, :) come and see me when big Trev bans you for life for asking a simple question.

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  21. Pete George (23,832 comments) says:

    Ban any time for as long as you like, your blog, you prerogative.
    With sufficient warning I don’t see a problem with publishing a name either, it’s published policy.

    E-mail is a bit trickier – it may encourage abuse of e-mail (by others) which is a big enough problem on the ‘net as it is, so on principle I think best to avoid if possible. But final sufficient warning and do that too, especially if it’s a throwaway e-mail address.

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  22. Banana Llama (1,043 comments) says:

    I wouldn’t publish the name unless you can verify it they could be looking to troll.

    also when did i get hit with the demerit stick O.o?

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  23. Guy Fawkes (702 comments) says:

    Your blog. Just do the right thing. The right thing being any action that still leaves you with the moral high ground, with absolutely no consequences, apart from a big smile on your face.

    Er, and ours please!

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  24. PaulL (5,449 comments) says:

    So, looking at your demerit page – the formatting’s gone way wrong there. People getting banned in the future. Although, probably a good call, some of them look like they’re likely to deserve it.

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  25. dime (10,219 comments) says:

    speaking of demerits, that dirty stinkin rat is due back today.

    hope he comes back on one of his whiskey nights

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  26. Bobbie black (507 comments) says:

    Haha, sounds like he has got a crush on you DPF.

    Cute.

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  27. Whaleoil (650 comments) says:

    Out the shit, I would.

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  28. Hurf Durf (2,860 comments) says:

    They’ve sure been getting crazier this last few months. It must be the realisation that they’re going to get reamed come November.

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  29. voice of reason (490 comments) says:

    DPF – why not just add his name to your spam blacklist.
    name calling? the old adage sticks and stones should apply.
    Real threats – a different matter of course

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  30. Shunda barunda (2,986 comments) says:

    Well it can’t be me, even though I have been a bit mental of late.
    Hell, I don’t think I even have any demerits, which is funny because I am sure I frequently irritate DPF with the crap I write.

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  31. Clint Heine (1,495 comments) says:

    I would publish his name and email address and everything you have on the idiot right away. I wouldn’t even think about it. Actions have repercussions and if this fool doesn’t know personal responsibility then this would be a good way to show him how it works!

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  32. NX (443 comments) says:

    Heh, it could be any of the authors from The Standard.org.nz.

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  33. Rex Widerstrom (5,013 comments) says:

    Borderline insanity… abuse centred on physical characteristics of the target… xenophobic tendencies… signs of a major tantrum…

    Micael Lhaws really can hold a grudg, it seems…

    :-D

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  34. kiwi in america (2,314 comments) says:

    David
    Its your blog – just go ahead and publish it. Sunlight is always the best disinfectent

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  35. RRM (10,101 comments) says:

    Do it Dave.

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  36. alex Masterley (1,535 comments) says:

    Your blog, your rules, your call.

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  37. mikeysmokes (172 comments) says:

    Name and shame

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  38. wreck1080 (4,000 comments) says:

    Children behave better than this.

    The great thing about kiwiblog, is that you allow a wide range of views to be expressed.

    However, personal abuse should not be tolerated.

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  39. Murray (8,803 comments) says:

    David Farrars site is a gay blog? What is this fool 12?

    The problem is when you wrestle with a pig you both get covered in shit and the pig likes it. Given the standard od denile and bravado I’d say it is either a minor or a very immature “adult” with a mental disorder and outing it could lead to it being played as a victim.

    Saves its outbursts untill they become threats and then punt them to the police. Somebody needs help.

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  40. Lance (2,719 comments) says:

    The trouble with paws (appears to be one involved) is they were permanently in meltdown.
    An endless stream of bile and insults.
    philu , redbaiter and paws on holiday—— bliss

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  41. IHStewart (388 comments) says:

    Probably pissed going by the content of the emails

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  42. m@tt (636 comments) says:

    I think you should take the high road, fwiw. There should be no need to engage with someone that infantile.
    Add him to you junk/spam blacklist and he’s no longer your problem.

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  43. Angus (536 comments) says:

    “Micael Lhaws really can hold a grudg, it seems…”

    You were let go / fired from NZ First about 15 years ago Rex.

    Get over it.

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  44. Brian Smaller (3,966 comments) says:

    david Farrars blog is a gay site

    To be fair, he may have been using ‘gay’ in the way modern teenagers do which has nothing to do with homosexuals but now seems to mean ‘retarded’ or ‘stupid’. As in “That video game is so gay” and so on.

    Which is kind of cool – have you noticed that the word ‘gay’ is now on it’s third meaning in less than fifty years.

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  45. Bobbie black (507 comments) says:

    DPF may have a decent pair of man-boobs (well bigger than mine anyway) but no way is he gay.

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  46. Manolo (14,177 comments) says:

    Name, baby, name.

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  47. 3-coil (1,199 comments) says:

    This person needs help.

    His problem is “society’s problem”.

    We can’t help him if we don’t know who he is.

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  48. adze (2,130 comments) says:

    Guess that’ll teach him/her not to post while on the Star Mart box of Flame beer :)

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  49. Lance (2,719 comments) says:

    @Brian
    Good grief, ‘gay’ is no longer cool?

    The liberal left will need a new cause to vent their faux outrage on behalf of.

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  50. Bobbie black (507 comments) says:

    He is certainly getting plenty of attention now.

    Maybe this will push him to the point of sending you threatening e-mails DPF.

    That takes it into a different league.

    Just hand them over to the police, then game over.

    Sending e-mails and texts is far more accountable, than posting comments anonymously on a blog or forum.

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  51. redeye (633 comments) says:

    david Farrars blog is a gay site

    Of course, not that there’s anything wrong with a gay site:-)

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  52. Manolo (14,177 comments) says:

    Glad to see neither paws nor MyNameIsJack are here to complain! :-)

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  53. KH (695 comments) says:

    Shocking
    Ban him of course. Name him as well.
    If anything you let too much abusive stuff go on the site.
    But all power to your elbow. Your decision.

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  54. Murray (8,803 comments) says:

    mynameisjack is busy handing out lollies to kids in celebration of the masacre of the Fogel family.

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  55. immigant (950 comments) says:

    lol Kiwi Blog, turned out to be a well known gay blog. I knew it!

    Please please please publish his details. I have a monotonous and boring job and I have a lot of time to spend on hunting him down through the wild stepes of the internet and trolling his every comment/email.

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  56. Murray (8,803 comments) says:

    The gay porn is a dead giveaway immigant.

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  57. bazzarra (37 comments) says:

    Public forums always attract Nutters. Nothing personal team!

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  58. Bobbie black (507 comments) says:

    Ah, let’s face it, he was probably just pissed off and on a bender.

    But on the regular benders I go on, at least I don’t resort to sending abusive e-mails to the great one, or as I like to call him, the great Buddha.

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  59. Mark (425 comments) says:

    I would say name and email address.

    If you tolerate behaviour like that, then it may encourage others into thinking other people can be abusive and bullying to yourself and other commentors on your blog.

    If people are aware that they can be named and shamed it would keep comments more civil.

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  60. lofty (1,317 comments) says:

    I also think that the naming and shaming threat would tend to keep comments on a more civil basis.
    I stopped commenting here a few weeks back as I was sick of the general insults and absolute bad manners being thrown about.
    Some commentators here should be ashamed of themselves…if only their mums knew eh?
    If one act of naming tidys it up then go for it.

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  61. Ross Miller (1,618 comments) says:

    go2it.

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  62. KH (695 comments) says:

    Just been reading some of the wise comments above and changed my mind. Suggest now you don’t publish the name. That just opens up and continues the abuse, and can incite others. Ignore him — but don’t join him in the crap.
    Freeze him out certainly –please even. Ban forever – whatever. We will have an improved blog if you do.
    And if indicated call the police.

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  63. Rick Rowling (816 comments) says:

    I’d be dispassionate about it, lifetime ban, add him to my junk sender’s list, so no more emails, no more ranting posts.

    Maybe politely say that any escalation (i.e. abusive phone calls, personal attacks on you elsewhere on the web) will result in a public naming & shaming.

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  64. OTGO (579 comments) says:

    You don’t need to name him. Write the word SWAP and hold it up to a mirror.

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  65. Maggie (672 comments) says:

    Just ignore him. Show you are above his level.

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