Lately, one of my daily challenges is to moderate the comments on this site.
This is fairly new to me although the ability to do it has been at my fingertips for a while.
But before last month, we used the Dugout comments system and frankly it’s a drag to use because there were so many, many thousands of spam comments and stuff that wouldn’t pass muster that you felt like you were pushing a boulder up a hill just trying to read through them.
The new system, where any new comments which haven’t been approved, are waiting for me when I first log in is brilliant and better.
It’s much easier to use, and less complicated all round.
But it still presents me with a task I’d rather not have.
That task is to weed out a handful of Sevconuts who must spend every waking minute of every single day posting on Celtic sites, or trying to. You would think after the first 100 or so attempts that they would give it up, but there are a few who keep coming back for more.
This site is haunted by two particularly sad and tragic individuals; one calls himself Ted.
Regular posters on the comments section know exactly who I mean, a desperate sad case who cannot have much of a life when you consider that all he does is register new accounts on Google, day after day after day so that he can get comments up on Celtic sites.
And those comments are usually idiotic one-line of nonsense.
He pushes the Survival Lie like someone who considers the truth to be heresy.
For the last few weeks he hasn’t managed to get a single comment, not one, approved … and his answer to that is to register a new account and try again.
You would think he would get the message and stop.
But every day, every couple of hours in fact, there are a slew of new ones to disregard.
Our other resident eejit is the guy who calls himself RFC 56 times champs. Even accounting for The Survival Lie, you can see that his maths is dire. I blame the schools, personally. This clown also posts day after day after day and never gets one approved.
But still he too comes back for more. He too registers account after account after account and tries again.
To no avail.
If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, then you can take these two away to Hidden Hills right now and strap them to their beds.
That way they can’t get near a keyboard.
My issue with these two jokers isn’t just that they spend all their time stalking our sites, but that they would not contribute anything real to the debate. All Ted wants to do is assure us that we know that Rangers is still alive. (Here’s the news; they aren’t.)
All his pal wants to do is talk about child abuse, a dark obsession that he shares with many of his brethren.
Neither the Liquidation Denier nor the dangerous obsessive will ever get a single comment published on this site, and having said so repeatedly in the comments section I am now forced to call them, and those like them, out in an article, to be rid of them once and for all.
You two are tiresome bores.
Utter idiots who aren’t getting the message.
You are sad individuals, without anything good going on, because if you weren’t you wouldn’t squander a minute of your time with this exercise in futility, this fool’s errand, this act to no purpose, of no consequence.
This is as close to 15 minutes of fame as you’re going to get.
Piss off the pair of you, and get a life.
Because you’re wasting this one.