Mini, comments, and let the venom flow

Mini-Microsoft, an anonymous but popular blogger who writes from inside Microsoft has turned on comment moderation. Interesting. That means he's gotten tired of the anonymous commenters who are griping about things. Ironic. But, I understand. Boy, do I understand. Mentally it's hard to separate out the personal attacks (and, boy, they have been getting personal lately — things that you wouldn't hear in even the worst bar fight) and keep them from hurting you. These things are designed to hurt. They aren't designed to help anyone or help anything.

The venom is flowing. I figure there's no way to control it, so might as well encourage it. Who can write the best anti-Scoble flame? What's the nastiest thing you can say to me? Let's get it all out on the table so you can get all your venom out of your system and we can go on with life together.

Here, let's practice: Scoble, you are the evilest, fattest, rudest, stupidest, most egotistical, corporate shill that I've ever seen. Even poo is better than you.

I'm sure you can think up better. It's 2:44 a.m. Shoot me for not having good flaming skills this late in the evening.

There's a good example over on Rick Segal's blog. I bet Rick will pull it down, but it says "I am so sick of that fat retard….he is like a overgrown child and looks so stupid trying to defend MS as their press turns to shit around them!"

That's getting into the spirit.

There's a couple of good examples over on Shelley Powers' blog: (Ken Camp) "he’s become a drone without new insight and is such a boring read any more than i don’t bother most of the time." (Scott Koon) "I just …. feel smarter since I stopped reading him. I filled my aggreagor with more do-ers and less talkers like him."

Or, how about Comic Strip Blogger? He goes even further with his comic about me. First panel? "That swine Robert Scoble."

Oh, ouch, keep it coming! Who can flame better?

225 thoughts on “Mini, comments, and let the venom flow

  1. “The difference between a Petzold book and People Magazine” ?

    Scott…What, are you nuts ? How long HAVE you been reading anything Charles has written ? I still have my original copy of Programming Windows from 1988. Other than that edition, I think he’s had ONE more useful release (re: flavor) of that book. Not that People magazine is the height of stylized prose, but Petzold ? Pick a better writer, Richter ( oops, can’t do that, he’s not at MS anymore ), Grimes ( Nope, he’s not a .NET rah-rah man anymore either ), BOX !. Yes, Don Box. Now I get it.

  2. “The difference between a Petzold book and People Magazine” ?

    Scott…What, are you nuts ? How long HAVE you been reading anything Charles has written ? I still have my original copy of Programming Windows from 1988. Other than that edition, I think he’s had ONE more useful release (re: flavor) of that book. Not that People magazine is the height of stylized prose, but Petzold ? Pick a better writer, Richter ( oops, can’t do that, he’s not at MS anymore ), Grimes ( Nope, he’s not a .NET rah-rah man anymore either ), BOX !. Yes, Don Box. Now I get it.

  3. Someone please pass the Kleenex. And while you’re at it please explain who this Scoobie chappie is?! What’s his claim to fame?

    Luv ya really!
    RB

  4. Someone please pass the Kleenex. And while you’re at it please explain who this Scoobie chappie is?! What’s his claim to fame?

    Luv ya really!
    RB

  5. Robert, this post is why I continue to subscribe to your feeds. I skip past the inane links to dumb M$ products (hmmm… Tablet? Um, right… hmmm… Oragami? Um, right….) and the buzzword bingo (hmmm… web 2.0? Um, right… Meme trackers? Um, right).

    I come here to watch a man publicly flog himself in the service of a giant corporation that may once have been evil but is now just a big large mediocre beast. It amuses me how this creature has consumed so much talent to spew out so much sub-standard technology.

    This amusement was fun to witness in the age of fury against its illegal monopolistic practices and when its inferior products would cause rage in offices across the land. It was mildy entertaining watching the Slashdot crowd rage in impotence. But ultimately it was writing itself into irrelevance. It was rich and lumbering and would be a feature of the landscape for years to come but it was forgottable. It just wasn’t entertaining and frankly I had almost forgotten it existed.

    Then came Robert Scoble: Microsoft Martyr. “Woe is me! My poor misrepresented comrades! The lying internets and scumbag journalists who don’t give us a chance!”

    For this service to comedy I thank you Robert. More posts like this please and if possible become ever slightly more shrill, have a few more blogging breaks to return vitalised, minimise the fluff of links to buzzwords / shit products and proceed directly to lengthy sermons of masochism.

    I do so enjoy those.

    Sincerely,

    Your biggest fan.

  6. Robert, this post is why I continue to subscribe to your feeds. I skip past the inane links to dumb M$ products (hmmm… Tablet? Um, right… hmmm… Oragami? Um, right….) and the buzzword bingo (hmmm… web 2.0? Um, right… Meme trackers? Um, right).

    I come here to watch a man publicly flog himself in the service of a giant corporation that may once have been evil but is now just a big large mediocre beast. It amuses me how this creature has consumed so much talent to spew out so much sub-standard technology.

    This amusement was fun to witness in the age of fury against its illegal monopolistic practices and when its inferior products would cause rage in offices across the land. It was mildy entertaining watching the Slashdot crowd rage in impotence. But ultimately it was writing itself into irrelevance. It was rich and lumbering and would be a feature of the landscape for years to come but it was forgottable. It just wasn’t entertaining and frankly I had almost forgotten it existed.

    Then came Robert Scoble: Microsoft Martyr. “Woe is me! My poor misrepresented comrades! The lying internets and scumbag journalists who don’t give us a chance!”

    For this service to comedy I thank you Robert. More posts like this please and if possible become ever slightly more shrill, have a few more blogging breaks to return vitalised, minimise the fluff of links to buzzwords / shit products and proceed directly to lengthy sermons of masochism.

    I do so enjoy those.

    Sincerely,

    Your biggest fan.

  7. Hey I love you man, but here goes.

    “Scoble, he’s the log in blog.”

    or

    “Scoble, always sucking up to Guy Kawasaki.”

  8. Hey I love you man, but here goes.

    “Scoble, he’s the log in blog.”

    or

    “Scoble, always sucking up to Guy Kawasaki.”

  9. “Who can write the best anti-Scoble flame?”

    I’ll let you know what I honestly thing, anonymously.

    I think you have a job an 8 year old could do, and that you get paid the salary of 10 people who have jobs that require an actual skill.

    I think you know all of this. I also think the same of Sandquist.
    I think you’ll do and say anything to keep your 6 figures, barring absolutely nothing.

    I think you work amongst a group of truly pompous and shallow people.

    What else, hmmmm….

    I think that your “common man” act is pathetically dull. “huh, huh, I’m just one of you, reporting from the outside”. Anybody with an IQ over 50 can see through it.

    I think you’re a horrible actor. Take some lessons, then come back and try again.

  10. “Who can write the best anti-Scoble flame?”

    I’ll let you know what I honestly thing, anonymously.

    I think you have a job an 8 year old could do, and that you get paid the salary of 10 people who have jobs that require an actual skill.

    I think you know all of this. I also think the same of Sandquist.
    I think you’ll do and say anything to keep your 6 figures, barring absolutely nothing.

    I think you work amongst a group of truly pompous and shallow people.

    What else, hmmmm….

    I think that your “common man” act is pathetically dull. “huh, huh, I’m just one of you, reporting from the outside”. Anybody with an IQ over 50 can see through it.

    I think you’re a horrible actor. Take some lessons, then come back and try again.

  11. This certainly leaves a less than mature impression of how MSFT’s public poster child, who represents one of the largest and greatest companies, behaves.

    Yeah. Just he (and most bloggers) are infused with that bait game come-on, that even bad publicity is good publicity.

    The count the wins, the hits on Channel 9 and other communities. But they don’t see the losses, they don’t count the turn-aways. It’s all the usual dot.com Dean-styled fuzzy eyeballs accounting, not very big picture. It becomes circular elitest and eventually the community eats itself apart. Happens to every Microsoft-created community eventually.

  12. This certainly leaves a less than mature impression of how MSFT’s public poster child, who represents one of the largest and greatest companies, behaves.

    Yeah. Just he (and most bloggers) are infused with that bait game come-on, that even bad publicity is good publicity.

    The count the wins, the hits on Channel 9 and other communities. But they don’t see the losses, they don’t count the turn-aways. It’s all the usual dot.com Dean-styled fuzzy eyeballs accounting, not very big picture. It becomes circular elitest and eventually the community eats itself apart. Happens to every Microsoft-created community eventually.

  13. You should be ashamed of yourself… This is more juvinile then my eight year old. I am a consumer. I read this blog to understand MSFT and how things work on the inside. This certainly leaves a less than mature impression of how MSFT’s public poster child, who represents one of the largest and greatest companies, behaves. Let’s focus please. Are you blogging in order to give insight into MSFT, innovation and technology or are you blogging to make yourself look foolish, childish & condescending (remember, you wrote a book about corporate blogging). People look to you as a leader and spokesperson… Instigating a post of this kind is the silliest thing you could have done. You should have moved on and ignored it. Take the freakin’ high road and get back to why you are here. Why do you blog? I certainly cannot believe it is to get the technical public riled up about YOU. How selfish…

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