Sunday, August 13, 2006

TROUBLE...STORMS IN BLOGLAND



ENIGMA HAS A MESSEGE....PLEASE PLEASE LISTEN.
I have had this blog for just over a year, I treasure this blog as part of a larger more Important Community. I have even been approached to publish it by two publishers. I am indeed a Diehard Liberal, and also a Buddhist, I am a Woman of Peace. But in recent weeks it has come to my attention that SOMEONE with a rather Evil Spirit and Cruel Intentions is leaving Messeges here as well as also going to other Blogs and USING the NAME ENIGMA and saying some pretty Horrible Things. I am deeply sorry Someone would use my name in such a manner, and attempt to hurt others. I will be leaving messeges on MANY Blogs today about this, and ask that you forward this post to others as well. IF anyone leaves messeges , rude comments, or inappropriate comments and Claims that they are from Enigma, or Enigma4ever please do forward them to my email address (enigma4ever@earthlink.net), also please do get the IP address, that is VERY important and allows the emails source to be located. All effected Blogs so far are off my own Blogroll, and some have Halocscan. Again my deepest Heartfelt Apologies.
In Deepest Pain. Namaste.

43 comments:

enigma4ever said...

I forgot to say that the Blogs I know for sure that this has happened include :
Graeme's, Liberal Girl Next Door, and the Progressive Traditionalist- and I suspect that there are others- if so please let me know...

glenda said...

Mean people suck. But karma rules.

enigma4ever said...

Actually Glenda- I think your blog has had some comments left about Lebanon that were not me- I was disturbed there first- weren't there some odd comments about 2 weeks ago- I think you have Haloscan ? Anyways I am deeply sorry...

No Blood for Hubris said...

Sorry to hear this--I'll do what I can.

However, it does mean that you've gotten under their thick troll bush-hugging skin, if that's any consolation.

Peacechick Mary said...

It's true, the right wingers are getting panic fever. I'll keep my eyes open and track them down if they show up. Sorry you are having this trouble, but you do have a strong community behind you.

Jamie said...

If I see anything I'll let you know. At least on any of the blogspot postings you have your avatar picture to show that you are different from the baddies.

dusty said...

Yes, the blogspot ones will have your avatar, if it isn't blogspot..then people must surely realize you aren't a dipwad..jeebus..

dusty said...

E...anyone that allows anon or "other" comments can get hit w/a fake..I just did it over on Liberal girls blog..I posted as you, just like the fake fuckwit..I put in there that I was dusty and then my blogspot addy in the comment..but it says its you and links to your blog.

Enigma4ever said...

They do not have to know your code to do this..see?

this is dusty again..point made

love ya,

enigma4ever said...

Hey Enigma... this is really Tina... but I did what Dusty just did to prove the point, too. God these asshats are beyond foul. Well I know for a fact that you would never do this kind of crap, and if some ball-less mouth breather pulls this shit on me, I would hope that everyone would know right away that it is not me.
I allow anonymous and other comments at my place (there is one really cool Iraqi guy who frequently comments but he doesn't have a blog). If I stop allowing anon comments, will that block this Iraqi guy who chooses "Other" and signs in as NZ so that I'll know it is him?

spadoman said...

You mean it wasn't you that read my blog and told me you liked it? :)

enigma4ever said...

Thanks everyone-
and let's hope that Liberal Girl does indeed see that I would never do this- and that it is just evil troll doings...geez...
and yes Spado, I still like your blog- always- that was true...

TINA, DUSTY, MEL, AND NB, AND DK, AND PEACECHICK, AND JAMIE- THANKS so much- see now with this great group with eyes open we will figure this out- or atleast keep a looky out...

( and I do let Anony's post- some of my fav folk are anony- and I can't imagine cutting them off from my blog)...

PTCruiser said...

No Blood for Hubris said...
Sorry to hear this--I'll do what I can.

However, it does mean that you've gotten under their thick troll bush-hugging skin, if that's any consolation.


I totally agree. What a shame this is happening to such a good person, though.

I'll certainly keep my eyes open for the cowardly impostor, E4E.

enigma4ever said...

Thanks PT any and all help appreciated...that is for sure...

The Beltway B@stard said...

I've been deleting some trolls lately, but none have been using your name. You'll be the first I forward anything to.

Like Ptcruiser said, sounds like you really got under someone's skin. I like that, but it shouldn't happen to the nice folk like yourself - so I'll be vigilant.

Do you have a stat counter hidden on your site. If not, consider it so you can track locations from your own page too.

windspike said...

Gotchya E4E, Will do.

Anonymous said...

I thought I had smelled something fishy on your last post, so this makes me very sad. Cold comfort indeed that you seem to piss off the right people. But if anonymouses get blocked, that still doesn't stop someone from registering as "other" or going a step further & using your well-known name as dusty & tina just showed. I've seen some blogs that will not publish any comment for a day while they review them. I know that kind of stifles immediate debate, but perhaps something to consider? I kind of feel like plain old anonymous commenters are being lumped with crazy agenda-driven troublemakers. ps, I would NEVER have mistaken the things that were posted under your name for you, but I did wonder if someone had access to your computer. But then dusty proved that isn't even necessary. wow, what a world. D.K.

JollyRoger said...

This is certainly not a welcome thing.... but a little IP address checking should suffice for those who are in doubt.

As for me, I just love to hose wingnuts. Deconstructing their arguments sometimes takes a whopping 30 seconds or so, and the ones who resort to namecalling and other meanness expose their idiocy for me-makes the job an easy one.

enigma4ever said...

JR: Thanks- yup little tricky through Blogger- but will still work on..thank you...

Windspike, DK and BB thank you so much for offering both support and also offering to keep EYES WIDE OPEN...I really appreciate it.

JUST ONE MORE STORM IN BLOGLAND- BUT WE ARE A STRONG COMMUNITY WE WILL WEATHER IT...FOR SURE...

NAMASTE...

MichaelBains said...

Yer alright E4E. I've seen other folks get smoked in the same way before, but no one who knows your work will be fooled by such stupidity.

You rock M'Lady.

namaste

LadyCelticFire said...

Hi Enigma, friend of PT's and Glenda here, actually have a question for PT, do you think it could be Senor Shitburger????

Enigma I got hit by a rather ugly man... So, they are definatly TROLLING... whether yours is a peaceful blog or not, they don't seem to like us much for speaking out...

Take care sweetness... Namaste

Kvatch said...

I agree with Michael, impersonators won't fool the people who read you regularly, but that said...if anyone touches Blognonymous pretending to be you, I shall track them down, discover their filthy hidey-holes, flush them into the open, and shine the light of leftist indignation on them! Then I'll publish everything I can figure out about them and spit brackish pond-water in their direction.

So there!

vanillabirdies said...

ugh! im so sorry...that must make you feel a little helpless :(

your messages are always so sweet it will be easy to tell a "fake enigma"

GraemeAnfinson said...

I will keep an eye out for the imposter. Let me know if anything is not written by you and I will delete it.

some_maineiac said...

same s**t, different day, eh, enigma?

it's good that you made the presence of a poser public knowledge...

i imagine a well-known nemesis is back at it...as someone noted above, the presence of your avatar in a comment will identify the real you beyond a doubt, as if the words and writing style are't enough...

don't lose heart!

eProf2 said...

There are times when you (plural) would like to smack someone up side the head to make a point when they do nasty things. So far, nothing over at my spot that doesn't look legit from you.

Yes, I'll be "reporting" on the Senate race and some of the district races the closer we get to primary and election days.

Hang in there, and keep on posting some of your really insightful posts.

Talk atcha later.

Colette said...

Hi m'dear

No, I have not been 'hit by an imposter' leaving rude comments. You poor thing - any clue as to who did this????

Peaceful or not they should be taken out and shot (sorry!)

Best energy out to you my friend - write to me sometime this week so we can get together for that coffee/glass of wine

Always,
C -

Granny said...

When Dusty was using his comment as an example, your picture didn't show up.

We used to have two grannies commenting on the same blog. I have a picture, she didn't but we started saying granny fiddle (her) and granny no fiddle (me). She changed her sign in name to granny fiddler finally.

In that case it didn't make much difference. We like each other and I might have said what she said anyhow. It was more funny than anything.

There's nothing funny about what's happening to you. I'll keep an eye out and I'll let WA know. She doesn't see as many blogs as I.

(I'm the gadabout).

PTCruiser said...

Lady Celticfire may have a good point. There was an idiot harrassing her. I wonder if you've acquired the same idiot. Doesn't seem like his style, though. He's pretty up-front and brash about his insults, not underhanded like this coward that you have, Enigma.

DivaJood said...

It's one more example of how the far right disdains freedom of speech. If we voice disagreement with their position, they stop by to spew filth. However, it doesn't mean any of us should stop speaking out. Absolutely not.

Courage, E4E. Namaste.

cruelanimal said...

Sorry to hear about this. Try not to let it get you down. No one who knows you will fall for this cheap trick.

You've obviously gotten to them, or they wouldn't bother. They can't refute you logically, and they're in a panic as BushCo continues to implode. They're cowards taking their Swift Boat out for a cruise.

If it's any comfort, this incident makes me think of some lines from the Sex Pistols' "I Wanna Be Me":

You wanna be me
Yeah, you wanna be me
You wanna be someone
Ruin someone
Yeah, didn't I fool you
I ruined you
Yeah, didn't I fool you
I sussed you out

meldonna said...

On the good side, I've actually been a bit suprised I've been blogging for a year and haven't had to deal with this sort of nonsense.

The bad side was I kind of figured it was inevitable. I'm not hosing down the access to my own blog because a) I like the immediate conversations, and b) I would hate to do without good folk like DK.

Let's keep in touch when this nonsense happens, but let's not let anyone rain on the parade, either. Like terrorists, the twerps win when we let them...

sumo said...

Sorry these things happen at all...they should have better things to do with their time. As far as I know I haven't had that problem...if it pops up I'll let you know right away.

enigma4ever said...

TO ONE AND ALL....
WOW...I am so overwhelmed with the suppport and kindness of Blogland. The Truth is that I recieved wonderful messeges and support here and offline ( over 300 emails) I was blown away. I only posted so that we could try to prevent anyone else getting hurt and because I was worried. I do not know WHO the Imposter(s) is , and their intent, but I do know I agree with many of you it is Someone really Sick or a Really Twisted Troll(s) , but either way, I think I learned what I already knew that Blogland- and esp the Enigma Cafe is a Strong Community, and that together we can indeed weather Any Storms. Bless all of you , You are the Salt of the Earth. Namaste.

Green Living said...

It comes down to the good vs evil argument in my humble opinion...

Whenever and wherever good prevails, evil is right behind ready to blow out the light. That's evil's main goal -- to blow out the light so that the world remains in darkness and people walk around in mass confusion bumping into and hurting one another.

Doing good is always always carries some degree of difficulty with it. It oftentimes is the most difficult path to take, yet standing as a community will frighten evil away.

"God gives us the flame of knowledge that others may light candles of hope from it...so let your light so shine."
--Matthew 5:16

Peace,
Green Living

enigma4ever said...

Green Living :
What beautiful sentiments and thoughts you shared here. ( I wish you had a blog- it would a rich wonder).
You are one of those passing the candle of light down the dark hallway...Please come back to the Enigma Cafe anytime.
You are indeed a good soul.

Richard said...

Well, I don't know if it's the same loony, Enigma, but some idiot's been leaving plenty of nonesense comments at my place. Interestingly, they're always left on past posts -- where either the words Lebanon and/or Israel are included in the title.

Small things amuse small minds I suppose. We had kids like that at school -- I bet you did too. In fact I bet everyone did, eh?

Still, every cloud has a silver lining -- it all adds to the hit count, eh?

Granny said...

I just posted about your problem on isamericaburning with a link to this post.

gugon said...

Wow - some people really need to get a life of their own. Well - as others have said, anyone that knows you, knows you - if you know what I mean.

Kathy said...

I'm sorry this is happening to you. That kind of stuff is what I hate about blogging. The creeps just seem to crawl out from under their rocks. I haven't seen what I consider an "imposter" comment posted anywhere, but I'll be sure to let you know if I do.

LadyCelticFire said...

Yes Kathy, the creeps do certainly crawl from their rocks... Free speechis one thing, but taking someones name and using it for not so good purposes or in my case stealing personal pictures, justisn't cool. I don't know WHY this guy left me alone all of a sudden, but PT is right, this doesn't metch his MO. Lets just keep up the good work and whenever we see something fishy, investigate it and if needed delete it. I have NEVER had to delete comments from myblog before this, as PT and Glenda can attest, but I found out that sometimes, it is a necessary evil so to speak...

Glad everything seems to be working out, your good karma is working :D

Gratis said...

Wow! I haven't seen anything, but I'll be sure to keep my eyes peeled. It's a remarkable state of affairs when the other side has to stoop to doing this. I know, they've been nasty and underhanded for years, but this is just more evidence that they're desperate.

Don't worry, though. We know your writing voice and won't get bamboozled by some foolish impersonator.

enigma4ever said...

GRATIS: no worries- sicko or twisted troll- we will firgure it out- thanks for knowing my voice...and being watchful.

LADY CF: I am so sorry about your evil Troll- I am glad that you got rid of him- if you have any further trouble- please let me know if you ever need any help...

Kathy: creeps are everywhere...but if we are aware and paying attention that will help...

GRANNY: thanks for posting on it...I appreciate it..

GUGON: Thanks so much..and yeah, I think if people know me...welll they know me...

RICHARD: thanks for coming over..so sorry that you have had some nasty visitors...hmmm...let us know if you need us- the Enigma Cafe will come right over and do what we do...well, take up space and be supportive...