Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Flyby Comments

Imagine, if you will, a community where all the doors are not only unlocked but left wide open, welcoming visitors.  You are invited to step inside, take your shoes off and make yourself comfortable.  Perhaps you have tea or coffee, or a martini.  You share, listen, explore, question, relate and reflect with the residents.  You leave a smile, a hug, a word or a song.  And you visit the next house on the block.

That's how I picture the AOL Journals community.  We created this.

Now imagine a local news editor visiting, looking for anything to feed the outside world, exposing our community.  Giving us recognition.  Putting us on the map.  Showing others what is possible.  Nice thought right?

It all depends on where that expose is posted.  Those unfamiliar with the unspoken, unwritten guidelines of this community stampede through the streets, tossing eggs at our homes, tramping through the halls and into our bedrooms telling us to quit our bitching or go screw ourselves.  They eat our food, shit in our toilets and rest on our couches before they wipe their filthy shoes on our carpets as they trip out the front door...never to be seen again.

What's the purpose?  There is none.  Some people are bored and angry.  And maybe a little uptight.  Still, no excuse.  We all have our moments.  But I have the courtesy to at least flush!

Sharing opinions, thoughts, feelings, ideas and such are welcome here.  But I expect a certain level of respect for me, my journal, and our community.  Only because I hold myself to these standards.  No one is exempt. 

Flyby comments suck!

So, to those who just can't control your behavior:  If you can't resist brainbarf in the comments section of J2P - or at least form an articulate statement - I respectfully ask that you GET OUTTA MY SPACE. 

This has been a public journals announcement from Freeepeace, brought to you by the power of love and respect - and a dash of humor.

 

All flyby comments subject to IBD.

28 comments:

jennipooh3597 said...

Well put :)  (love the tee ;)  I missed the whole gas argument - can't figure out the audio entry dealie... but, my "bitch session" - some of us *have* to drive for a living... you pick up dogs... I go out on child abuse reports... I'm broke by the time I get my reimbursement checks - which are not reflecting the rising gas prices - still reimbursed at .35/mile.  I hope things change... like REAL soon.  "So sorry your child was abused, but due to gas prices, I simply can't afford to come out and help!"  Something is entirely wrong with this picture.

Love to you, Trish :)  Jenn

phlskygirl said...

I just stopped by to take a random, steaming, fly-by dump in your toilet.

And not only am I not gonna flush, but I'm gonna use the soiled toilet paper to write my name on the vanity mirror.  In fancy cursive.

Hmm... I think I'll squeege a turd or two in the tub while I'm at it...

bridgetteleigh75 said...

Amen, Trish!  I couldn't have said it better myself!

Love,
b

indigosunmoon said...

Tell it Sister!!!
-Connie

alphawoman1 said...

I realize this has been a problem.  I, thankfully, only experienced it with the exposure of the top five! I've only had one comment I have actually deleted! lol! It was a little risque! What am I going to do with all those trashy site links!  I think that you are like a celebrity in AOL-J town and like with that type of exposure come the loonies!

coy1234787 said...

       IBD ...
       LOL!!!
 *** Coy ***

cheryllb972 said...

You go girl!  

sistercdr said...

Brava!

jcgeorgiapeach said...

Geez O'Pete!  I didn't recognize most of those screen names.  Same person?  Good for you for sayin' your stuff.  You're right, this IS your space and they need to back the hell out of it.  Keep saying what you say girl....~Tara

grassriver said...

Amen Sister!
XOXO...Kelli

deabvt said...

And a good lookin` rant it is!
V

amyhschwartz said...

Great entry:-)  Thanks so much for that reminder to every grouchy person out there!  You rock:-P
Amy

derossetfamily said...

OW! You tell 'em Freee!! (and thats an ow, as in an ow you'd hear at a bon jovi concert, not as in ow my knee...lol)
I'm likin the shirt!!
~Mary

derossetfamily said...

PS- My favorite is the one who wants you to "walk a little". PFFFTTTTT!!!!! B/c we allll know FreeePeace doesnt WALK enough! What a nerd.
~Mary

barbaramck said...

I'm sorry this happened to you : (

Maybe that Ahole saw free in your screan name and thought you were giving something away. when s/he found out it was indeed just PEACE, clever humor, happiness and nothing else s/he had to crash the party cuz ya know every party has one, tehehe....

The absolute nerve of some people, :p::::::

Peace Love & Happiness...Rock On Girlfriend!

Barb @~>~~~

judithheartsong said...

hey Freee.... thanks for articulating it so well. I woke up this morning to two porn spam comments in my journal, and in the last essay contests a couple of rather odd people have submitted supposed entries that are not only totally unrelated but are in very poor taste as well. Then there are the people that just leave a link to their journal........ and it is usually a crass and tasteless sort of spot (gee, go figure???) I assume they never even read my post.
Very good entry!!!!!! judi

onestrangecat said...

I am so sorry.  It is hard for me to understand why people can be the way they are.
Love the t-shirt.  Would look great with my marvin watch.

Kathy

amesnance said...

oh shut up

krobbie67 said...

You forgot to mention the all time favorite kind of fly-by to IBD. The ones that come from inside the community but they don't have the nads to use their real screen name, probably because it's already IBD in the first place. But, if that's the case, why are they still coming around? Don't they have a life?

You go girl! I promise to flush. :-D ---Robbie

andreakingme said...

Blimey! What are all these people doing here?!

... just thought I'd fart and leave ...

princessniaylah said...

Well stated!  I enjoyed reading your journal!
~sarah~

s0ngbird1962 said...

Ha, great t-shirt (and CUTE skirt...: )  Actually just bought a skirt about a month ago for the same reason.  ALthough I live in jeans, the skirt just called out to me.  Now I have a black skirt with different colored polka dots all over it, lol.  About the fly-bys... Gotta love the *delete* button.  Actually haven't had too many fly-by posters at my place lately, seems j-land has been pretty quiet.  Many on hiatus or too busy to write....  

Glad you are still writing, singing, creating... love your new toy.  My sound recorder isn't working that great lately, sounds staticy.  (Is that a word? lol)
Change is in the wind for you too....  
           Well, getting out of your space, but I'll be back.  : )

wh1368 said...

Amen to that sister!!! ~Ann

gabreaelinfo said...

I can soooo relate to your IBD policy after dealing with an Internet stalker a while back. So now if I even suspect it I am rather safe than sorry so I IBD a bit now.
Take Care,
Gabreael
http://journals.aol.com/gabreaelinfo/GabreaelsBodyMindSpiritJournal/

dreamynetta said...

this was well put.  i love j-land and it's a shame when those few bad seeds come rolling by.  as for the comment to walk a little....well, yeah, that would work, except i live in a small wooded area and the closest town with any businesses is more than a 15 min drive, over hills....so to walk it would take awhile..which i have done but only b/c i don't own a vehicle right now and needed things from the store.......but to walk it to say, get to work, is just not realistic.  not for me anyway.  i love your journal and rude comments suck..i've had them in my old journal (donetta's trainwreck of thoughts). one of the reasons i took a break from j-land.  take care.

babyshark28 said...

hey, how's it going?
I haven't been around much, but I thought  I would
drop by for some tea (since it's 10am).

It's nice knowing I haven't been by for awhile, and I still feel like your door is open to me.  
must be that respect thing your talking about. :)

love you,
peace.

jess3dragonfly3 said...

Thank you so much for this entry...well said! You tell 'em!!!

Big Hugs,
Jessica

sexyredhead1988 said...

This is my first time visiting your journal.  I love your entries.  People can be so rude on AOL.  Maybe they're just miserable so they want everyone else to feel their pain.  Keep up the great work with your music.  I love the skirt and the Marvin shirt.

Have a great day!