Thursday, January 19, 2006

Stupid People Shouldn't Blog, Part 2

Update to the below post: I would generally place updates at the bottom of the post, but I want this read before you read the rest of the post. As far as I'm concerned, this issue has been resolved. Pat Conlon issued an apology to Bryon Rogers which can be read in the comments section of this post. I will leave this post on here because I think it is classic. Pat, I'm sorry for some of the harsh language in this post, but I harbor no more ill feelings towards you.

This morning, I was made aware of what I find to be a very disturbing incident. Our good Friend Bryon had all of his blogs deleted by Blogger because someone filed a complaint about Bryon posting on their blog. Those of you who have read any of Bryon's posts or comments on other posts, know that his posting and comments are always respectful. Even if he may disagree with someone, he will debate that person in a respectful and courteous manner.

You can view the conversation that got Bryon booted over here on the left. I would go to this web site, and leave a comment about the situation, but I would probably have my blogs deleted as well.

I understand some people have blogs for the sole purpose of complaining about "the other side" which is fine, but to have someone else's blogs deleted because you don't agree with their opinion is just wrong. I can't beleive that Blogger would even do this. Well, Bryon is starting over with his new blog, so everyone show your support.

34 comments:

Bryon Rogers said...

Thanks, pal. Don't worry about me though. I'll just pick up where I left off, and I wouldn't waste your time with Pat Conlon's blog. He wants to paint an image of progressives as crazy, illogical, and communist Europhiles and hippies. As soon as he runs out of people to belittle, he will have nothing to do. Just leave him to his own devices. Thanks, again.

BigNewsDay said...

It's just the principle of the matter. I can't believe this jackass had all of your hard work trashed just because he disagreed with your position.

Bryon Rogers said...

True, but I'm sure I can get my blog up to speed.

BlackLabelAxe said...

That is shitty. You know I like to mix it up with both of you, but besides whatever issue we're talking about, I respect both of you. I disagree with you at least 80% of the time, but it's totally unacademic, uncivilized, and disrespectful to delete the other viewpoint.

You can't just erradicate people who think differently. Stalin tried that, and it didn't get him very far.

It's okay, Bryon, you're officially an internet martyr.

BlackLabelAxe said...

Okay, after reading that conversation, it's pretty much criminal and indecent to just take away your blog like that.

Your post was 100% original, and had no "talking points" that I've ever heard of. I was actually quite interested in hearing debate on Lockean political theory. There was absolutely nothing disrespectful about your comments. When I write, I really hope to get comments from folks who disagree with me. What fun is it to get 10 comments that all say "dittos, man!"? Oh well, I guess we're dealing with a different kind of person here.

The guy mentioned that "annoy on the internet" law. If that law could actually be used in this situation, I think it might be time to go burn the Capitol building down. First, Eminent Domain walks all over us, now they go for our rights on the internet. When does it end, they've already got us as indentured servants (income tax)?

BigNewsDay said...

Exactly! This isn't even a right or left issue; it's a respect issue. Mr. Conlon has no respect, and will get no respect. I don't know about the whole indentured servants thing Axe, but you're pretty much in line with my line of thinking on this one. This blog and Lefty's blog would suck if they were just a bunch of us damn liberals bitchin' 'bout fascists. I like that "Internet martyr". Cool!

Jeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaawwwd !!!!!!!
(that's Texan for holy war)

Ranando said...

This is really fucked and Bryon sent me a note on this as well.

We should contact Blogger and complain about this. I have to think there was more to this then just Bryron's comments.

Let's trash this asshole and his friends as well.

BigNewsDay said...

We need to Ranando! I noticed that this Pat a-hole seemed to be loosing his patience with you as well. Be carefull though, and don't let him do to you what he did to Bryon.

BigNewsDay said...

..oh, and I love the Ranando Report. I'll put a link to it under my Allies section.

Ranando said...

I'll link you up as well.

I don't think this guy got Bryon deleted. They don't just delete because you pissed someone off.

Do you know about the Flag Button?

Bryon should contact Blogger and find out what happen.

Ranando said...

Have you checked out TOS at blooger.

Blogger's Terms of Service

Bryon Rogers said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Bryon Rogers said...

Here's this from the TOS: TERMINATION You agree that Pyra, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, BlogSpot Site, use of the Service or use of any other Pyra service, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if Pyra believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the TOS. Pyra may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to the Service under any provision of this TOS may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that Pyra may immediately deactivate or delete your BlogSpot Site and all related information and files in your BlogSpot Site and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that Pyra shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.

Bryon Rogers said...

I wouldn't have thought that he could have me removed either, but all I know is I got an email from blogger warning about not posting the same comment more than twice, and then the next thing I know, I log on to have both of my blogs deleted.

I didn't think this would turn into a big deal. I'm content with simply restarting my blog. Old Conlon has his fill of problems having to delete every comment from those who disagree with him.

BigNewsDay said...

I think we should all frequently a little message to Pat, even if it is posted as anonymous. Nothing overly inflamatory that would would give him a reason to shut us down, but something simple and against his ideology. Keep him busy!

Ranando said...

How does the Flag thing work?

BigNewsDay said...

Here is a link that explaines the whole

Blogger Flags

BigNewsDay said...

Blogger Flags

BigNewsDay said...

Sory about the first link being dead. Maybe if we can get as many people as possible to flag his site, we can cause him the same inconvenience as he's caused Bryon, who is taking this muh better than I would.

Bryon Rogers said...

Good news: Blogger finally responded to my email. They said that deleting my blogs was an "excessive and unintentional disciplinary action" for spamming (in my case, posting the same comment 3 times because I thought it wasn't going through), and mistake on the part of one of their moderators.

They have warned Conlon to stop copying and pasting articles anonymously on blogs, and they apologized and gave me a $20 gift card number for amazon.com to make up for the lost blog content.

It continues to say, "we suggest you refrain from commenting on Mr. Conlon's blog and have asked him to do the same on yours."

All's well that ends well.

On a lighter note, I like the new pic, big.

Ranando said...

That is FANTASTIC Bryon, great news my friend.

Now lets Flag this asshole, over and over again.

BigNewsDay said...

That is great news, and I agree with Ranando. I'm quite offended by his website, and I don't think anyone should be subjected to the objectionable material he is making available to the public on his blog.

Thanks for the comment on the picture Bryon. I'm an idiot and just figured out how to post a pick. Found the image on Google Images.

As I stated above:

JEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAWWD!!!!!!!

Ranando said...

Did you see this crap Byron left over on Conlon's blog, fuck.

WTF is this shit after coming to his aid. Fuck, I'll delete my entire post and tell him THANKS from Ranando.


"Bryon Rogers said...
I'm sure that BigNewsDay and Ranando are giving you a hard time. I would like to apologize. I tried to keep them from making an issue out of it, and I understand that the whole thing was a misunderstanding.

Again, I wish you luck with your blog."

5:26 PM

BigNewsDay said...

I'm sure he just wants to put this bullshit behind him and move on. I posted a brief response on the drunk fascist's website defending my honor. Even though it wasn't the slightest bit inflamatory, I'm sure it will be deleted soon.

Ranando said...

Well, it would have been nice to inform me of that. I can't wait to see what Conlon comes back with, shit.

I'm done with it and it won't happen again.

Bryon Rogers said...

I'm sorry. I just wanted this to be done with. When I made the original post on my blog about it, it was so everyone would know why I had to start over, not to start a bunch of fights.

I haven't had time to blog what I want because I have to keep up with the arguments on my behalf. I'm really sorry for all of the trouble.

BigNewsDay said...

It's cool dude. I'm done with it. This Pat guy is obviously an idiot that is totally full of shit. Go back to doing what you do best. Write some killer, intellegent articles on your blog and defend the progressive ideology on other blogs. But don'y apologize to assholes like Pat. He should be the one apologizing., but we know he is not man enough to admit he did anything wrong.

Ranando said...

Go read his reply, he thinks you guys are the best.

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Actually, bignews, I will apologize to Byron.

Byron, it was mistakes from the start. I deleted your comment. You posted it again thinking it had not "gone thru." I delted it again etc, etc, etc. Please accept my apology. I'm sorry it caused you so much grief.

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Ranando, you're a damn gossip. I like you but I don't trust you.

BigNewsDay said...

I'm satisfied with that. Thank you Pat. As far as I'm concerned, this issue has been resolved.

Bryon Rogers said...

Thanks again Pat, but I'm not an illogical and socialist hippie who loves Europe ;)

Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Byron, I don't think you are "an illogical and socialist hippie who loves Europe." You are growing and still eager to debate but I'm an old fart and pretty set in my ways. Okay?

Bryon Rogers said...

Fair enough.