Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 17:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Let this be a lesson. After posts by John Gruber and Shawn King, this happened to Violet Blue. "The misinformation gave a significant number of people fuel to stalk me, attack me for hours at a time, malign, insult me in disgusting ways, threaten me with weapon-specific violent death (an axe), and lead social media attempts to force me to lose my job over the matter. Many referenced John Gruber, and/or his post as they did this. Plans were openly made to make media to attack me - another Angry Mac Bastards podcast." Disgusting story, and sadly enough, this isn't the first time this has happened, as Blue notes in her article. I don't like talking about these matters (you don't want to know the kind of crap that gets thrown my way at times), but I can assure you my inbox has seen its share of pure vitriol after Gruber links to an OSNews piece. It ain't pretty.
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Comment by vtolkov
by vtolkov on Tue 7th Feb 2012 19:41 UTC
vtolkov
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2006-07-26

It is a kind of opposite. The "funboy" wording is an attempt to insult opponents and diminish their opinion before discussion starts. It is like naming of opponents "these idiots" or "religious fanatics". So, any article which mention "funboy", either Apple or Linux or Microsoft, is playing dirty games and does not worth to be read.

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