Emmy was brave and wrote a fairly scathing comment on Nicole’s new blog. [I am not going to link there for reasons I will explain in a moment.]
She predicted that she’d be blocked for commenting with less-than-flattering statements.
But Nicole, pretending to not necessarily be Nicole because she has so many friends helping her write this absolutely fascinating blog, says “Oh, no, you weren’t blocked because we don’t ever do such a thing, ever. Having free and open discussion is how we actually roll.”
Remember the other piece where “Seeking balance” wrote a comment that was awaiting moderation (which never happened)? Remember that?
Well, when “Seeking balance” went back to Nicole’s little blog to see what happened to the comment, this was the screen that appeared.
Of course, we all know that Nicole is heavy with the ban hammer. She does not typically tolerate much in the way of criticism. Her favorite comments are those that say, “You are so awesome. I want to be just like you. And your children are so obviously happy and beautiful and I wish I had eleventy-million children just like you.” That sort of drivel.
I just checked to be sure. I have exactly four IP addresses blocked from this blog. Four. In an entire year. And I have made it clear that I was going to ditch all four of those folks. (In one case, I believe that a person’s IP was blocked and then she showed up again using another IP, so I blocked that one as well. And in one case, the person actually asked me to block her IP address, so I did as she requested.)
We’ve had few problems here. People have come here and disagreed, but that’s fine. And most of the time, even in disagreeing, people are decent.
But Nicole just doesn’t handle it well, so she blocks and bans and deletes and ejects.
Now, back to what I promised at the start—the reason why I am not going to be linking to her blog.
She is using Wordfence. See? Up there in that screen shot? Nicole has the capability even in the free version of that utility to block any IP address of anyone who comes to her blog from here.
So, if I put up the link and you followed it there, she would know, not who you are, but she’d be able to block your IP address just because she doesn’t like anyone who reads over here, except of course herself.
Now then, if she ever linked to me (and pigs flew), and you came here, I would know it as well, but I would not block anyone for that reason ever. I encourage you to go read her nonsense. It’s fine. But you’ll have to get there some other way because I do not want to be responsible for you being blocked.
If she does block you, please take a screen shot of the blocked page and send it to me (I’m making a collection) and I’ll help you out with a work-around.
And they begin to come in. This person was blocked from the BLH blog, so it’s not just the new one.