Mr. @PPhilip a Xangan I consider to be both a gentleman and a scholar asked me in my last post about a comment of mine that was removed, to be honest It was news to me that it was removed since I was also blocked from the users site :S so couldn't check, but since he asked I shall shed a little light on what happened, from my point of view anyway :)
A couple days ago I was logging onto Xanga to check in when I spotted a post called 'restlessbutterfly is attacking me' I actually only saw the RestlessButterfly bit to begin with and since I know her I checked it out.
The post was by a blogger called Smouldering_Cigarette I don't know him (not sure of gender but for ease i'll use him) and have never been to any of his blogs. The post was a bit of an odd one that I have to be honest I thought was a spoof post since it was pretty much just one line of text saying something about Restlessbutterfly being a troll and attacking him, then a link to a Google image search for 'Restlessbutterfly' (which included one of my drawings ;) hehe) and a screenshot of what i assume was his footprints read out showing a mix of both Restlessbutterfly and some un-usernamed Malaysian hits all at the exact same time.
Now I will admit it was late and I was a bit tipsy from red wine, but the 'evidence' provided seemed so silly and the comments were so generic I sort of assumed it was all tounge in cheek, so I left a comment saying:
"Hahahaha yea you've got a rock solid conspiracy theory there, all you need now is some blurry shots of lights in the sky and you're golden" (not entirely sure of the text but that was pretty much it)
I then browsed off and visited other sites. Eventually refreshing my homepage to see a couple of responces:
The first was from the blog owner (Smouldering_Cigarette) and it said: "Yeah. And you're a troll. You're blocked." (this is exact since i copied it from my xanga update e-mail)
And the second was from another poster who told me that what SC was saying was true and that Rez has multiple accounts and all of her cousins are also just either her or other trolls. (Rez's Fearlessbutterfly account was mentioned)
To SC I said something like, and sadly I cannot be accurate here since my message dosen't record all of it other than "Cool...as far as I know I..." but the gist was I only knew Rez as being nice and also had never really been blocked before and have been waiting for someone to disagree with me to see what it's like :P...(again I was slightly drunk at the time.)
To the other commenter who had replyed in support of SC's original post I said something along the lines of: 'Well it is true you never actually know online but so far all my experiances with Restlessbutterfly and her cousins have been very posetive, so if you have had other experiances then I hope you can take some comfort in the fact that they are kind people'...again I can't be totally sure of what I said but it was simply saying that I did not have the same perception as the commenter of the people mentioned but while I do support them (Rez et al) it is true that one cannot ever be 100% sure of online reality.
The reply to my reply that started out with "Cool...as far as I know I..." was this by (Smouldering_Cigarette): "Maybe you should ask your butterfly friend to stop attacking me. I've never been to her site, never comment on her blogs or even know her. I know she sabotages people's site to get rid of them from Top Blogs. I caught her redhanded and I have reported her."
And after that he blocked me.
Actually come to re-read it, dosen't that responce have a rather glaring contradiction in it? -_-
And thats the whole story as far as I know.
My two cents are that in my time on Xanga and time knowing Restlessbutterfly I have only ever seen someone who is passionate, kind, supportive, fun...and a bit crazy ;) but only in a good way.
She's on many occasions gone out of her way on my behalf and I have never seen any of her blogs since knowing her that have been anything other than funny or interesting, certainly never attacking or troll like.
But as I stated above one can never know for sure online, so perhaps there is another side I've not seen it's possible...like it's possible with any one of us. But I rather hope if anyone accuses me or anyone esle of being a troll they have a little more evidence than was presented in the post I saw.
To be honest I'm still not sure it was a real post I was considering posting about it before PPhilip asked me...but it was just so inconsiquential I decided against it. So I do most certainly hope that Rez either didn't see it or has ignored it since again in my experiance it's not true and a rather lame attempt if it was done maliciously.