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Temporary Lockdown —

September 17, 2011
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Fat Bastard forced my hand.

Since August 10, he has been pestering us like the little boy who has a crush on you and only knows how to pull your hair. On August 25, we learned that Fat Bastard discovered web proxies and used his newfound power to pretend he’s an international superstar while circumventing our IP ban list. About two weeks ago, Fat Bastard used at least five identities with overlapping IP addresses to gain our confidence (?) with some lame pseudo-SA comments. Finally, this past Thursday, he tried again to create two pseudo-SA identity using two separate bogus emails.

Of course, this is a repeat of his February 4chan attack that required us to declare martial law to limit the troll attack. It finally ended after I challenged Fat Bastard to a face-to-face Skype debate, which he ignored and slinked away from pathetically.

To put an end to this cockroach once and for all, I have changed the settings on our blog to put all comments from new commenters on hold until I can approve them. Sadly, Fat Bastard’s writing style is so familiar to me that I’m confident I’ll be able to identify his handiwork and prevent it from fouling up our blog.

As you all know, we welcome robust debate on Fierce, Freethinking Fatties, but Fat Bastard’s shenanigans are making it difficult to discern between genuine dissent and the disturbed rambling of a pathetic, lonely sociopath with no redeeming value (apologies to the countless sociopaths who have an abundance of redeeming value).

If you have any concerns about this latest development, feel free to voice them below or to contact me directly at atchka at hotmail.

At some point in the future we will be transitioning to a password-protected system anyway, so this will just be the first step in making Fierce, Freethinking Fatties an even better forum for discussing the issues that matter most to Size Acceptance.

In the meantime, if you are commenting for the first time, please understand that your comment will be placed on hold until I, or one of my co-bloggers, are able to approve it.

Thank you very much for understanding.

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28 Comments leave one →
  1. Fab@54 permalink
    September 17, 2011 3:54 pm

    Sometimes ya gotta do whatever it takes to keep things ‘good’….

    • September 19, 2011 11:24 am

      Indeed. And I’ll probably take us out of lockdown without announcing it. That way he’ll never know when/if we ended this policy.

      Peace,
      Shannon

  2. September 17, 2011 4:46 pm

    Agree with above. Shame it has to come to this.

    • September 19, 2011 11:25 am

      It is a shame, Samantha, but you shouldn’t notice much change in our content, policies or comments.

      Welcome to Fierce Fatties.

      Peace,
      Shannon

  3. Matt Seegz permalink
    September 17, 2011 5:25 pm

    Watch him turn this into a thing about censorship. This is how a delusional bigot must express his views- harassment, scheming and insincerity. Because of the nature of his bigotry, he can’t actually debate fairly, but doesn’t believe he needs to as he views us as inferior. So, childlike harassment it is.

    It’s not censorship, Balldez. Nobody wants you here. It’s not because you harbor some great truth that we’re too fat to understand or comprehend. All you ever have are the same fitness platitudes and predictable anti-fat jargon we’re always bombarded with. You’re not wanted here for the same reason the Phelps clan isn’t welcome on blogs about LGBT activism, or why the KKK isn’t allowed on places like Racialicious- this is a place for positive activism. You and your “kind” (other thick-headed, delusional bigots of whatever flavor they fancy) are all about suppression.

    Face it, if you had things your way, and we opened the floodgates, you and your Meme Roth-spanking, Jersey Shore-idolizing brethren would zombie-rush us, take over the joint and turn it into another Stormfront, like the GOP trolls that you have so much in common with are trying to do to Mediaite.

    You have your blog, you have your fitness forums, and they’re all oh-so very thinsporational. This is not a place for you, pissant.

    • September 19, 2011 11:27 am

      Matt,
      Balldez can go out in the streets and express his hatred for fat people openly. That is free speech. We don’t have to put up with his stupidity any more, and that is our right to establish reasonable boundaries for comment. He has long-since violated those boundaries and this seems to be the only way to enforce them. He can say what he wants, though. I could care less.

      Peace,
      Shannon

  4. Mari permalink
    September 18, 2011 2:41 am

    If a person were to harass anyone in real life or on the telephone that way they would probably be facing criminal charges! Glad to hear you are putting them in their place.

    • September 19, 2011 11:28 am

      Thanks Mari. And if he harassed me in person the way he harasses me online, I wouldn’t wait to file charges. A swift headbutt would do the trick.

      Welcome to Fierce Fatties.

      Peace,
      Shannon

  5. September 18, 2011 4:56 am

    Goodbye, jackass.

  6. September 18, 2011 10:06 am

    It simply *amazes* me the length that some people will go to to hurt others. The amount of time and effort this person has put into his own hatefulness and bigotry is astounding. It must take such a small and pathetic person to waste their lives on trolling others rather than using that time to enjoy their own lives.

    • September 19, 2011 11:31 am

      Heather,
      That’s what it’s all about. This isn’t about providing an alternative perspective, it’s about bludgeoning us with his self-righteousness. I would love to track how much time Fat Bastard spends online doing this very thing because, as we all know, screen time is inversely correlated with health. Fat Bastard needs to step away from the computer, and I’m just saying that because I’m concerned about his health.

      And you are absolutely right: anyone who spends this much time spreading hatefulness and bigotry has some major issues in their own life, and this is merely the tool to procrastinate dealing with his own issues.

      Peace,
      Shannon

  7. Kala permalink
    September 19, 2011 10:06 pm

    This guy is so weird. Maybe he’s trying to pull your hair Shannon, because he’s got a thang for you.

    • September 20, 2011 4:46 pm

      Maybe that’s it. I’m sorry Fat Bastard, I’m happily married and have no interest in you. Not even as a friend.

      Peace,
      Shannon

  8. September 20, 2011 4:09 am

    He’s been trolling my blog now and then, also. I have moderated comments for just such an occasion and have simply been deleting them.

    I hope he’s reincarnated as a fatty so that he can learn what it’s like to be hated in this way.

    • September 20, 2011 4:47 pm

      Why wait till he dies? I hope he develops some sort of rare thyroid condition and becomes a fatty in this life.

      And I wouldn’t advise anyone to do what we did with him (allow him a free space to blather). Give him an inch and he’ll take the whole fucking internet.

      Peace,
      Shannon

      • September 28, 2011 1:13 pm

        Hahahaha!!!! That would be justice for sure! But why stop with the thyroid? Let’s hit him in the pituitary too! I’d say we should also go for the gonads, but he doesn’t possess those.

  9. Mulberry permalink
    September 20, 2011 8:33 pm

    Somehow, I don’t think fattening him will help. Some of the worst haters of fat people are other fat people.

  10. Gen permalink
    September 21, 2011 12:49 pm

    Thanks to everyone at FFF for your continuing work in making this a safe place to come, where respect is still something valued, regardless of what one’s opinion might be.

    • September 22, 2011 10:54 am

      You’re welcome, Gen. Thanks for being a part of our community!

      Peace,
      Shannon

  11. September 22, 2011 6:34 pm

    He trolled my blog some week or so ago. I wasn’t sure what he was about. I’m still quite confused….

    • September 26, 2011 4:50 pm

      Ashley,
      To follow the logic behind his strategy would require a permanent bad acid trip. Don’t engage, he’s not worth it.

      Peace,
      Shannon

  12. September 28, 2011 1:12 pm

    Of course he wussed out like the loser he is. But I’m embarrassed that I’ve been away for so long that I’m seen by the system as a “new commenter!”

  13. MrsS permalink
    September 29, 2011 6:18 am

    It doesn’t surprise me at all that comments are now being moderated. As more people learn about this site, the more likely you will attract the attention of people like Fat B. Agree with Mulberry: “Somehow, I don’t think fattening him will help. Some of the worst haters of fat people are other fat people.” That’s too bad.

    • September 30, 2011 9:59 am

      MrsS,
      We’re heading toward a registration process with the new site, since we’ll be incorporating message boards. He is the only troll problem we’ve ever had, so I consider us lucky. 🙂

      Peace,
      Shannon

  14. September 30, 2011 9:53 am

    I don’t understand him either. I tend to think he’s just a shit-stirrer, but I can’t even figure out what his point is. I understand playing devil’s advocate, and I know people who are in debate clubs have to sometimes defend a position that they don’t advocate, but he often seems like an 8 year old bully, just tyring to pick fights because he feels bad and wants others to suffer along.

    • September 30, 2011 9:57 am

      Say what you will about him, he would make a fascinating case study for some psych grad student to study. I think we’ve established that he’s got some major issues with women, particularly, and fat women send him around the bend. He seems to believe the solution to obesity is to treat them even worse than society does now because the stigma and shame would force them to do something.

      Whatever the case, he spends so much time and energy hounding Fat Acceptance that it is beyond pathetic at this point.

      Peace,
      Shannon

  15. October 1, 2011 5:11 pm

    I’m brand new to the site, but I’m loving it. Now I’m worried I’ll be locked out with the trolls. *looks over shoulder*

    Will there be a way for new fatties to get in after it goes password protected?

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