Sunday, July 17, 2005
4G Tactics: How to Fight a Blog
"Fatwah," by Chris Byrne, The AnarchAngel, 15 July 2005, http://anarchangel.blogspot.com/2005/07/fatwah.html (from Resistance is Futile through Riding Sun).
"Swarm" it with annoying comments (4GPS2: Network Contestment)
So why don’t most other conservative blogs allow comments? Because liberals are jerks. If a conservative blog allows comments, it is immediately overrun by juvenile, illiterate, liberal hecklers who ruin the comments section. We here at polipundit.com have been fighting this ever since I turned on comments, and only ceaseless vigilance has allowed us to keep the comments section open. If a larger conservative/libertarian blog, like InstaPundit, were to start a Comments section, then the blogger would have to spend every waking moment policing liberal trolls.
"Denial of Service" it by killing the blogger (4GWS1: Node Takedown)
A Fatwah has been issued against me by a known terror group. Corresponding groups have responded indicating that I will be eliminated shortly.
They have my name, address, telephone numbers, and the names and addresses of my friends and loved ones.
The FBI has been unable to tell me of any actionable threat, however they believe that the threat is real. They have warned me to take the standard anti-terrorist precautions, suitable for Bogota or South Africa not Phoenix.
The difference between politics and war: in politics you don't get dead.
tdaxp's Question: So how do we fight a pro-al-Qaeda blogger? With 4G Politics? With 4G War? Something else...?