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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rhavyn
Member since:
2005-07-06

"both pretty reliable anti-Apple trolls


For an anti-Apple troll I seem to be sending them money pretty consistently. Probably more than most.
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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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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

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.


True, but they got the information wrong too. They completely misidentified the person in the photograph.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

They completely misidentified the person in the photograph.


Not completely misidentified. They said this is person X from company Y while it in fact was person Z from company Y. Plus they apologized. Not nearly as bad as calling that person a booth babe (implying airhead bimbo) and not apologizing.

Edited 2012-02-08 08:32 UTC

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Her own account of being attacked, personally attacked, is trolling?
And demanding an apology to a person that was not in fact the person in the picture is "normal"?

Read the most condescending post by Shawn on the topic.
I dare you to say that the title is not condescending "Violet. Violet. Violet..."

I don't really care what kind of fanboi you are, or even is you are one. But even for implying that she got what she was asking for is idiotic.

PS: Her original post was a plain account of her visit to Macworld. By her account, I would even love to visit that convention. However after the "booth babe" sh**tstorm was blown up by Shawn King and Gruber she started getting angry posts and letters.

PPS: Gruber and Shawn King have to apologise for spreading lies as well. Not just the laconic Gruber's update on his post.

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