I got just such a comment today, on Not Kuruvamma that I wrote over a year ago. I felt the comment was valuable enough that I should reproduce it here instead of leaving it there in darkness.
In full and unedited, here it is:
- On November 03, 2006 3:04 AM, Anonymous wrote:
MUMBAI HAS BEEN LAND OF THE MARATHI PEOPLE SINCE BEGNING AND WILL REMAIN TILL THE VERY END OF THE EARTH.FOR THE IMIGRANTS POURING IN LIKE RAIN INTO OUR CITY FOR YEARS AND FILLING IT WITH THEIR FILTHY CULTURE AND DEEDS IS THE MOST DISRESPECTFUL THING.WHY THE HELL ARE THESE MIGRANTS NOT GOING TO CHENNAI?WHY THE HELL SOUTH INDIANS DO NOT SUPPORT HINDI?IF THEY ARE SO SYMPHATHATIC ABOUT MIGRANTS THEN THEY ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED TO TAKE OFF BURDEN FROM US.INSTEAD OF GIVING FACTS AND EXPLANATION THEY SHOULD WATCH OUT THEIR OWN INSIGHTS.WOULD U ALL PEOPLE GIVE THE SAME REACTION FOR LINGUISTIC MOVEMENTS DOWN SOUTH? THE ANSWER IS NO BECAUSE ITS YOUR HOME.SO THE SAME WAY WE DONT EXPECT YOU ALIENS TO POKE YOUR NOSES INTO OUR CULTURE AND CITIES.PLEASE GIVE IT A PROPER THOUGHT.
At least five was about a previous such incident.
By previous such incident, you mean someone posting a comment after the post had been passed over by other newer ones?
Funny you should mention it, I was just thinking today about what happens to a really thought-provoking post (or at least one one thinks is when one write it) that just gets passed over because no one's happened to visit a blog at a given time.
I keep referring this link to everyone with this question. I really think you should read this. Your blog, being content centric, will benefit.
I have two words for you. "Sarcasm tags" :)
(But "imigrants pouring in like rain" is a powerful image. Would make a cool opening panel for a comicbook. Sorry, graphic novel.)
>> what happens to a really thought-provoking post (or at least one one thinks is when one write it) that just gets passed over because no one's happened to visit a blog at a given time
Err..you expect them to scroll? Or still better use a feed reader.
THE IMIGRANTS POURING IN LIKE RAIN and his (it always is invariably a he..) and his rant about Chennai reminded me of this.
That said, I have found Chennai to be an unfriendly city to non-natives of Tamil Nadu.
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