Sunday, August 30, 2009

An overdue introduction

by Cylinsier

I feel that enough time has passed and there has been enough interaction that some of our return readers deserve to be officially introduced to one of our illustrious and most dedicated commenters. So without further ado, I'd like to officially introduce commenter Wesley to the rest of our readers. You'll recognized his name next to many long-winded profanity laden comments connected to pretty much every post on here.

Wesley is my dad. I'm not sure if he realizes I know this but I suspect he had some idea prior to this post. Well, its official. His IP address matches the IP address attached to past emails he has sent to me. Not that it was hard for me to recognize his vocabulary, style or tone.

Wesley (that's not his real name) and I don't get along. We haven't seen eye to eye for several years now. All attempts to repair our relationship have fallen short and caused me a great deal of stress. Ultimately, the deceit and mistrust was too much for me and I cut off all communication.

I wasn't surprised to see us gain a heckler on our blog since we are very opinionated. However, I was a little disheartened to learn that this heckler was actually my father. I had harbored hope that he would one day come around in a renewed attempt to repair our relationship, this time willing to meet me halfway. Instead, he appears to have become much more vitriolic and spiteful as you can judge by the language and tone of his comments. Don't take my word for it, they are scattered all across the blog.

Anyway, I just felt like the rest of our readers would find it interesting to know that the commenter who seems to spend several hours a day stalking and insulting us (mostly me) is actually my dad. Sort of a fun new dynamic to the blog. Like a bit of Jerry Springer thrown in. Our record of IP addresses indicates that he spends more time refreshing the site, both from home and work, than any other visitors outside of ellipses and myself.

At any rate, life is too short to worry about some things. I've written this post because I feel a little wronged and this outlet is therapeutic. I also feel that if Wesley wants to play his games, he is going to have to do it without the guise of full anonymity. He sacrificed that right when he refused to respect the barriers I have tried to establish.

Wesley is fully welcome to continue to comment on our blog posts but it is unlikely that I will respond to him or interact with him in any way from this point forward and I would like the readers to know why. Now you do. As an exception to this rule, there will be no comments allowed from him on this particular post. This should serve to remind Wesley that he does not have control here. He's spent the last 8 years now trying to wrestle control of my own life from me and that's over. Otherwise, I look forward to his interaction with ellipses and our other commenters as it certainly adds a provocative flavor. Sphere: Related Content

12 comments:

Gertrude said...

OMG is that true?
How unfortunate.
What a sad man.

Brant said...

Jeezus R. Key-rist. It's like "Star Wars." My condolences, Cy.

MJ said...

Wow... So that's how you get rid of asshole anonymous posters? Good work, Cy.

amom said...

I'm speechless. How the heck did he find you to begin with?

Cylinsier said...

He's familiar with the screen name; I've used it in the past.

Ellipses said...

Cy, you are like M. Night Shyamalan...

scott said...

Ditto what Gertrude said.

Anonymous said...

Cy..where is Wesley's response...I saw it for a second and then poof...did you delete it?

Cylinsier said...

Yep. Just as promised.

scott said...

Good for you, Cy.

amom said...

Wesley's response wasn't worth the pixels anyway.

Cylinsier said...

I appreciate all the words of support. Making this post was a good outlet for my frustrations on this matter. Comments on this post are now closed indefinitely.