Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Annoying comments

I don't know why I let people's annoying comments bother me. But for some reason, I do.

This morning, at 1:39am I got this comment - so it was in my inbox when I got up this morning - (it was a comment left on my post "Today's NS SPCA AGM - 2009")

Nice that the NS SPCA Is in such great shape.... too bad the self congratulation got in the way of noticing that April 26 was a day of rallies across Canada to Stop Animal Cruelty - everywhere but Nova Scotia, apparently!
Hard to believe that such fervent animal advocates missed the chance to put their mouths where their money comes from - i.e., out in public!

I clicked on the link and it came up to a petition that I didn't understand how it had anything to do with Saturday's AGM, or the NS SPCA, and I had to get ready to go to work - so I didn't approve the comment. The comment just seemed to be argumentative - and was left at the same time as another anonmymous comment as a really inflammatory comment about a current case going through the legal system that I have chosen not to give any space to on this blog - so I figured that the same person had left both comments - and I didn't want to have anything to do with anybody leaving their shit nuggets on my blog just to give a rise.

And I guess they were successful - because when I got home from work - there was another anonymous commment left on the blog -

Joan, I posted about the national rally on Sunday and you did not put it up. I can see why, because it's a disgrace that Nova Scotia didn't participate. It was a huge success in Calgary and other cities and all sorts of media stories. It would have brought tons of publicity here. What was the problem do you suppose??

It really blows me away how some posters feel such a sense of entitlement when they come to my blog and expect me to instantaneously jump and post whatever vitriole they want to post.

Could it have occurred to this person that I work for my living and don't have time to approve comments through the day? Or that I have a life and don't check my emails for perhaps HOURS at a time?

So I went and checked out the veracity of the commenters second post to see how many other cities and provinces did actually have wildly successful national rallies on Sunday and find out why Nova Scotia is such a disgrace to the country - and why the NS SPCA especially is so disgraceful for not organizing such a powerful and moving and life changing event.

And here is what I found.

There is not actually a Facebook group for the event, but within a Facebook group - there is a discussion topic for the event. WOW.

These are the cities that participated -

Sun Apr 26th at 2:30 PM!

So from that we can surmise that cities like Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal - and also Halifax - did NOT participate.

Shame on us. Shame, shame, shame.

Anonymous commenter - I hope you also went to dog blogs in Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, etc., etc., etc., and chastized the dog owners in those cities as well for being the only places in Canada for not holding wildly successful rally's to end animal cruelty that were happening everywhere else in Canada on April 26th.


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:42 PM

    Joan don't you know that if you "love animals" you are supposed to be available 24/7 , lol. Sigh...If NS missed the event, there are 365 other days in the year if people want to organize, can't imagine someone was that petty to send such a post.