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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RE: Little men
by darknexus on Tue 7th Feb 2012 19:00 UTC in reply to "Little men"
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

Gruber and King are the types that only pick on women. It's the best they can do without getting punched in the stomach.


Then maybe those women getting picked on should start punching. That's the only way to deal with people like that: show them you won't put up with their bullshit.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Look at the comments that hit the bottom of the article and lack of any acknoledgement of wrong doing from Gruber and King after the fact.. how's that punch working out?

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