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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"both pretty reliable anti-Apple trolls

For an anti-Apple troll I seem to be sending them money pretty consistently. Probably more than most.

Which is completely irrelevant. Trolls post inflammatory comments to provoke. John Grubor and Shawn King point out that Violet Blue made a fairly ignorant comment and provided the evidence to prove it was an ignorant comment. That is completely normal behavior. Now, you and Violet Blue are making inflammatory comments intended to provoke by blaming "Apple fanboys" for something. Thus, trolls. If you don't like the label don't wear it so proudly when you link to "stories" like this one.

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