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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Why do you insist upon spelling 'fanboy' with an 'i'?

Because that is how I have seen it spelt elsewhere on the internet numerous times.

What you have seen to have forgotten is that "fanboy" is not a word either, so commenting on correct spelling of something that is not included in any common dictionary is pretty stupid.

Is it because it looks an order of magnitude more grating when one reads it?

Now you have pointed it out that it irritates you, I will keep on spelling fanboi with an 'i'.

I was thinking of spelling fanboey ... but that would suggest it was a boey with a fan on the top.

Do you actually cringe when typing it?


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