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Commenters Behaving . . . Ignorantly?

Apparently one commenter has gone completely nutso over the whole Miss Snark disses romance author shindig. Karen S has been paying attention and pulled out the comment by WitLit Today, whose own blog, while having cute pictures of dogs, is one I don’t understand at all. Apparently by disagreeing with Miss Snark, all commenters and blog rollers are in danger of something. Being recognized, I guess. Or something else nefarious. It’s fairly vague.

For the commenters, aka ex-snarklings, who just dissed Miss Snark…It’s not a good idea to burn a bridge this publicly, ‘cos if I recognize you, so will others.

Please feel free to insert your own consequence here. I.e., “for the commenters who just dissed Miss Snark . . .” My imagination has finished the sentence as follows:

  • you are in danger of getting your keyboard taken away as the snarklings work their way through the PsyNet and try to drive you insane!
  • a snarlking will recognize your online name and follow you around, attempting to divide you from your werewolf lover.
  • you will fall into a dark hole at the bottom of which you are met by a deranged rabbit

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Bev (BB)
    Nov 19, 2006 @ 08:56:24

    ROTFL! Oh, you are feeling your oats today, aren’t you? ;p

    I saw that comment and almost emailed you about it, then changed my mind. No, wait, it wasn’t that one that I almost emailed about. It was the one that lumped Dear Author (& commenters here) in with Ms. Snack in dumping on Stuart. I couldn’t figure out when you or we had done that. Did you? Er, we? I even went back and checked the related threads and all I saw were discussions of the situation with both pros and cons. Ultimately, though, I decided I was just tired of the whole thing to worry about it either way. (Okay, yeah, that was “after” checking the threads again but I excuse that on the basis that I wanted to be sure I did remember things correctly. Ahem. :D)

    But, really, I’m just not sure why the entire thing is of interest to anyone but authors, at least on a certain level. I’d rather talk about the books. Except I’ve been in such a grumpy reading mood lately that I haven’t even posted on my blog lately. Er, maybe I should post about that? Hehehe.

  2. Jane
    Nov 19, 2006 @ 09:42:47

    Bev, I saw that comment to which you refer. The one in which we piled on Ms. Stuart and caused a writing decline. I just figured that the commenter hadn’tread the blog so I just let it pass. It does appear to be a big writer kerfluffle.

  3. Michelle
    Nov 19, 2006 @ 13:01:03

    Either s/he is confused about his/her actual power or s/he is just trying to intimidate and be a bully.

  4. Charlene
    Nov 19, 2006 @ 18:07:40

    I like the third option!

  5. Christine Rimmer
    Nov 20, 2006 @ 12:14:09

    Okay, just blew my morning coffee all over my keyboard. And I was wondering where my werewolf lover went…


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