mGa KuRo-KuRo Ni Ka UrO

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Destroying Someone's Good Name

Recently it has come to my attention that someone has been visiting someone’s blog and leaving mean comments then signing up as KU. Fortunately, the owner of the blog didn’t believe those comments came from me and simply deleted them.

Talk about Internet Trolls, Stolen Identities, Ghost Writers, high-tech hacking, etc, but the reality is that for one to tarnish someone else’s name he/she only needs to leave nasty comments or intriguing ones all over the blogosphere signing up the person’s name he/she wants to destroy. Nothing high-tech in this.

I remember a superhero movie (but can't recall which one), where the villain dressed up as the hero did evil acts in order to turn the people against the good guy. Sadly, I think this might be happening more often than we’re aware of in the Blogosphere.

What can we do to counter these malicious acts? If you’re using Blogger, see to it that you are logged in to blogger when leaving comments. This way any comments you leave will contain a link to your blogger profile. Therefore, any comment that does not link back to your profile could be regarded as spurious. And any person receiving un-linked comments should be careful in making judgements against the commentor.

One thing these impostors overlook is the fact that other bloggers are smart enough to see through the deception. Because cons often assume that they are smarter than others they think that they can willy-nilly manipulate other people’s thoughts. What they fail to see is that even the dumbest burglar who comes to a house, steal stuff, trash the place, wouldn't sign his/her name on the way out. Surely, if these impostors are really smart, then they would simply stop all vicious activities and instead channel their creative energies into more productive undertakings.

Reminds me of what someone said about a “perfect crime”. That there is no one wise enough to execute a perfect crime. Because if they are truly wise, then they would not have done the crime in the first place. Peace to all. 39 days to go before Christmas. Let's be merry.

19 Comments:

  • Let the troll know that you know what he/she is, and that you are not going to get dragged into his twisted little hobby.And the only thing that trolls can't handle is being ignored.

    By Anonymous Ethel, at 12:13 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • speaking of stolen identities magingat po kayo pagkat may tatlong sira ulong nakawala sa mental.at sila ngayon ay nasa blogging world. Yong isa ay kamukha ni FPJ ang porma at nagpapanggap na si FPj, yong isa may hawig kay Bayani Agbayani mas pangit nga lang at nagpapanggap na si Bayani, yong isa hanggang ngayon hindi pa lumalantad pero kamukha raw ni Piolo.

    By Anonymous papa Piolo pascual, at 12:35 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • He, he, he may nakapagsabi na ba sa inyong kamukha ko si Piolo. Yan ang sabi ng aking mga tiyo. Si Tiyo 'Pot, si Tiyo 'Paeng at si Tiyo 'Pe. Ok ba Doc KU? Ako nga pala si papa piolo sa itaas. ang internet 2roll. (troll basa hindi tworoll) ha, ha, ha,! hu! hu! hu! crispin, basilio asan na kayo!

    By Blogger atoy, at 12:44 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • you mean someone is using your identity? oh my! how can that be? why so?
    tsk tsk tsk

    By Blogger darlene, at 12:56 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • ethel,
    tama ka, just ignore them.

    atoy,
    papa piolo ba? hahaha. kala ko papa picolino eh. hahaha.


    darlene,
    di ko nga alam kung bakit. naisip ko baka gusto lang pasamain ang pangalan ko sa ibang bloggers na di pa ako kilala. o baka naman paranoid lang ako at KU din siguro ang initials niya. it just happen na yung comments niya came after my own real comments. so i thought there was that intention to mislead other readers. fortunately, di-nelete naman nung may-ari ng blog yung spurious comment.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 1:36 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • KU,
    Ganyan talaga ang mga sikat, ini-ispoof.

    Teka nga, ma-check nga ang setting ng blog ko.

    By Blogger jinkee, at 1:47 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • ako talaga, i don't leave comments without logging in, para nga authentic na ako ang nagcomment.

    By Blogger kukote, at 4:33 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • things like this ang nakaka-badtrip marinig. buti na lang, the owner of that blog where you commented in knew you better. hindi naman maitatago ang character sa pag-b-blog eh...lalabas at lalabas din. i think it's a testament to your character that even if a troll/ trolls set out attempting to besmirch your name, people believe otherwise without needing any explanation. ika nga, you can't put a good man down.

    By Blogger Sassafras, at 5:15 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • Andmi mo talagang fans kahit bad guys idol ka at ginagaya pangalan mo.....

    Bayaan mo dahil idol ka nila...mabubura na sila sa mapa one day dahil magiging good guy na rin yon sa kagagaya sa yo.....

    Good guy always wins....

    keep on winning!

    FJ

    By Blogger Flex J!, at 6:20 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • may mga tao talagang hindi masaya para sa kanilang kapwa. mga uri ng tao na hindi dapat patulan sabi nga ni Ethel.
    Agree din ako sa sinabi ni Flex j na GOOD guy always win.
    Meri Krismas na lang po!

    By Anonymous malaya, at 6:40 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • Ka Uro,
    Don't worry, the ignorance of karma excuses nobody.. it's true, you can never put a good man down! Mabuhay ka Ka Uro!

    By Anonymous Flordeliz, at 7:05 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • sa lahat, thanks for your support. pero re-iterate ko lang na WALA akong pinagbibintangan kung sino man ang gumawa non. it is possible na KU din ang pangalan o initials niya. i also hope that no one here jumps to any conclusion and stops trusting other bloggers dahil higit na mas marami pa rin ang mga mabubuting bloggers.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 7:24 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • fafa KU, just smile and always be COOL, you're the coolest fafa here in the blogsphere.

    It hurts when you learned that someone is using your "name" in vain. Parang si "Mystic" ng X-MEN, yung alagad ni Magneto. wala lang po nag-share lang...hehehe

    By Blogger Mmy-Lei, at 8:11 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • I guess we just can't avoid these kinds of people.

    Probably the best defense we have against them is to make sure we maintain our integrity as bloggers. That way, even if someone does attempt to impersonate us, no one will believe that we would actually do such a thing.

    By Blogger Ronald Allan, at 8:28 PM, November 17, 2005  

  • Ay bawal po magbintang...totoo ka KU baka KU din ang initial nya.

    Di nalang tayo paapekto sa mga pangyayaring ganito, na-iingit lang yan at walang magawa sa buhay.

    Anyway, last week I received a nasty comment but I just ignored it.

    By Blogger Raquel, at 12:40 AM, November 18, 2005  

  • To ignore them is the best thing to do. I guess the most infuriating thing for the culprits would be the disappointment of not being able to create a huge spark from their actions. Kumbaga, deadma lang. Don't worry, you've kept your cool. And right-o, baka nga ibang KU lang. =) Yayyy have a nice weekend!

    By Blogger Jovs, at 1:09 AM, November 18, 2005  

  • kaya mula ngayon Doc KU na ang gamitin ninyo sabi nga ni papa Piolo, pero delikado din baka gawin naman kayong docleng! nasaan na ba si Sisa ... lalong lumalabo ...

    By Blogger racky, at 2:53 AM, November 18, 2005  

  • Ka Uro, I hope this won't happen again. Sana mag-blog na lang tayo at mag-enjoy!

    By Blogger nikki, at 3:14 AM, November 18, 2005  

  • Thank you, thank you all sa lahat ng nag-comment. Kaya ko lang naman ni-post ito para maging warning in case na mangyari ulit. Wala akong intention na mag-accuse kahit kanino. Importanteng tandaan yung mag-login sa blogger. Yun kasi ang isang bagay na di ko ginagawa noon sa ibang comments ko. Now I know better. Kasi naman noon kapag nag-login ako yung picture ko kasama sa comments. E minsan parang hindi appropriate yung photo ko na naka-ngisi tapos serious yung comment ko. Gaya nung minsan nag-cocondolence ako sa isang blogger na namatayan, tas nakatawa ang picture ko. So ngayon, if you notice tinanggal ko na ang photo ko sa profile para everytime makapag-login ako sa blogger at di na dumisplay ang mukha ko.

    Let's now put this to rest. So finish or not finish, pass your papers na. Sasara ko na itong comments para sa post na ito. It's a minor issue anyway at wala naman harm na nangyari.

    Peace na lang sa inyong lahat.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 10:29 AM, November 18, 2005  



<< Home


 
eXTReMe Tracker