Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

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Internet hatred: Someone gets it

Wil Wheaton linked to a blog post by Jonathan Coulton, taking those who left negative comments on a YouTube video to task for giving the creator a hard time:

Really? This is a good use of your time, to make someone you’ve never met feel bad just because they made an amateur fan video about something they really like? Where’s your thing that you made and put online for everyone to see, you[...]?

About all anyone can do in the face of it is to ignore the Slashdotters and Farkers and SomethingAwful forum goons and 4chan idiots and all of the other Internet kiddies who can’t do anything on their own, but sure can spew out all of the hatred and derogatory comments anyone has ever thought of.

Unfortunately, he's preaching to the choir: those who need to hear his message are exactly those who will ignore it.

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