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Opinions Wanted Friday: Anonymous Commenter

Chinese language commentor and random linko commentor...whatever that doesn't really bother me...but the Anonymous comment...what a cheap way to get your kicks!

Do anonymous comments bug you? Get under your skin? Or do you just laugh and let them go?

I generally just laugh...like this one: "So you're basically bribing people with a giveaway so they'll add you to their blogroll? Isn't that kind of like buying your friends? Or having your Mom bring the best birthday treats in the 5th grade so more people will like you?"

I mean really...really...REALLY?! So if a company gives you a coupon...possibly even a free sample, I guess they are just like a 5th grader? No friends it's called marketing. I wish I had the power to force people to do things, but I learned long ago everyone makes up their own mind.

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40 comments:

  1. I don't let them bug me at all. First of all, I can usually tell who the anonymous person is, because people are really bad at hiding their identities, and second of all, its a sad existence sniping at people in secret. I chuckle and move on, confident in myself regardless of the comments I receive!

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  2. I don't let them bug me at all. They roll off my back because I know I have a great, small, and faithful group of blog friends that makes it all worthwhile and fun. When I host a giveaway it's not to get more readers, it's to share something with those who have supported me.

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  3. My blog isn't well-visited enough to get the random chinese characters :)

    As for the occasional anonymous snarky comment I get, they do sometimes get to me (or freak me out because it drives home the fact that I don't know/can't control who's reading what I'm writing... but I guess that's the whole point of the blog, right?), but they're relatively infrequent, because my blog just isn't all that popular :)

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  4. An comment like that would probably bug me. I'm sensitive and a people-pleaser. But I would probably stick my tongue out at it and let it go. People like that are cowards and not worth the worry. :-P

    Laura

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  5. I stopped allowing anonymous comments only because I was getting weird spam messages. Comments like that would probably bug me for a bit, but I'd let it go.

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  6. knock on wood I've been fairly snark-less.....

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  7. I have only had anonymous commenters years ago when I wrote a post on America's Next Top Model. I do think they are cowards though.

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  8. i am always surprised that people will come to your blog what you wrote....then leave nasty comments. why do they come at all.

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  9. I don't get enough comments to get annoying anonymous ones. But if I did, it would bug me. I don't mind people being cheeky, but at least own up to it!

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  10. ah who cares, they still read your blog!!!! definitely not worth my time worrying about it.

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  11. I read that comment when I was leaving mine and my jaw dropped! I think there are people who just go around leaving nasty comments on people's blogs just for grins.

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  12. I've locked them out. If someone isn't comfortable identifying themself, I'm not interested in their comment.

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  13. I get annoyed with those stupide comments that say nothing related to my blog. It's annoying. and the annonymous comments are even worse1

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  14. I get the chinese character commenter on my blog every once in a while, which I find amusing. The anonymous comments I've had so far have been good- no negative ones yet. I'm sure it'll happen eventually. When it does- c'est la vie. I believe such comments reflect more on the commenter than on the blog.

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  15. That comment is so rude! At least you have a good attitude and laugh it off. :) Luckily, I haven't received any negative comments yet, but the ones I see on other blogs are almost always anonymous. I would have more respect for the commenter if they didn't hide their identity. Oh well.

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  16. I agree with Christine!!! Some people just get their kicks that way. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  17. some people just suck! if you have something negative to say...just say it....dont comment annonymously!!!!

    people suck - that is my conclusion of the day.

    i love ur blog and thing it and u are fantastic!!! dont let others bring you down!!

    happy friday

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  18. I get my fair share of anon comments. At first it bugged me like crazy and I always took it super personally, but now I try and just shrug it off. Remember, for every anon commenter, there are 4398493 other bloggies who LOVE you :)

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  19. If they are too chicken to write their name or have nothing productive to say, but are just nasty, I let it bug me for a minute, then let it go. Sometimes I see if there is any lesson to be learned from the comment, but usually not. Pathetic that someone makes time to cut others down. My brother speaks chinese and he always interprets the comments for me. They rarely make any sense.

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  20. anonymous commenters....kiss our asses

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  21. Meh, they don't bother me at all.

    Speaking of..... I need to do a giveaway here sometime soon ;)

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  22. I wouldn't let it bug me. At least you made them think which from some of the anonymous comments I've read, anonymous commenters need all the thinking they can get. We don't all agree on everything - that's way we are individuals! It takes some people longer to learn that fact.

    Keep doing what your doing and ignore them!

    By the way, marketing is exactly what it's called. What does everyone think all these social sites are for? selling ourselves, selling our opinions, selling our experince...uh duh, anonymous commenters!

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  23. I don't get too many of them but they annoy me. Why not put your name? And when I see them on other blogs I get really annoyed!

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  24. I don't allow anon commenting on my blog. If someone has something to say to me, put your name on it and own it. Don't act all brave hiding behind an "anon" identity. Those people also tend to not understand the concept of an IP address.

    I'm sorry you got a comment like that! Dorks.

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  25. Have a great weekend Amanda :)

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  26. I say "Anonymous" is a cynic and definitely a glass half-empty type. How about this spin instead: If we were already thinking about adding you to our blogroll, now we get rewarded for getting on it. And really, who was still bringing treats to school in 5th grade?

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  27. I haven't had any anonymous commentors yet, but if I did, I hope I'd just roll with it. There are always a few people out there who want to drag things down and be pessimistic, but I don't want to go to that place. It's not worth the time. Don't worry about it!

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  28. I once had someone post an angry anonymous comment about a rant I did about a local store. Unfortunately, Ms. Anonymous was commenting from work. And she worked at that store. :) I always publish the IP info just to show how dumb people can be.

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  29. I ignore them and simply delete the post. Some people just want to mess with people. Why they take the time to read blogs that they really only want to harass????

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  30. Apparently that person doesn't have a lot of friends following their blog. Hmmm, I wonder why?

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  31. I remember reading that comment and thinking that Anonymous was a big jerk! Don't let it bother you. Those of us who love your blog disregard stupid comments like that!! Have a great weekend Amanda!!

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  32. Wow - their mother obviously never told them that old saying "If you don't have something nice to say, it's better to say nothing at all."

    Have a great weekend!

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  33. Sorry that you had to have a comment like that- personally I like the giveaways, I think they're fun and can't wait to put one on myself :).

    I wouldn't let it bug me- if they don't have the guts to say who they are then they aren't worth the time wasted thinking about their comment.

    I enjoy your blog and would read/follow regardless of giveaways :)!

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  34. Brings to mind one of my favorite quotes: “Be Who You Are and Say What You Feel Because Those Who Mind Don't Matter and Those Who Matter Don't Mind.” Not sure who said it, but I couldn't have said it better!

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  35. omg that comment is really annoying and would make me really ticked! seriously only ppl who dont blog would say that. anyone who's ever run a give away knows they are work and that there are much easier ways to make friends...go out to a bar and have a drink is one way :) running blog give aways is not exactly "fun". I mean, it's fine, but yeah, it's marketing. So silly. Hang in there Amanda!
    xox

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  36. Wow, I cannot believe that someone left a comment like that! To be honest, I would do give-aways if to attract readers if I had any idea how to get started in something like that. I see absolutely nothing wrong with it.

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  37. I really don't understand anonymous comments or even people that write rude things on other peoples blogs. It's your blog you can do whatever you want!

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  38. hahaha.. i love your commentary on this. i have never received an anon comment! crazy!

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  39. oh, you know how i feel about anonymous comments...get some balls people!!! what a chicken sh*t.

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  40. I swear I hate how people hide behind their comments!!! LOL..by the way your skirt from later posts is adorable, I want it!

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