Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Minor annoyances on the Internet.

Before I vent my spleen on certain people who create problems online, I want to thank those who commented on my previous post about our Grandfather clock. Any other clock wouldn't have caused the same interest, I'm sure!

I've been getting some moron leaving nameless comments on my blogs. Nothing comes up except a row of boxes for the name, and rows of dots for the comment. I recently read a warning somewhere about opening those odd comments, as they can lead to porn sites or something. So I just click on the rubbish bin icon and get rid of them, but it is such a blasted nuisance. I suppose I can set my blog up to moderate all comments, but that is a nuisance in itself, so I won't go that far unless this miserable fool starts hammering my blogs with his/her garbage.

My next issue is with people who send bulk emails. Ten or more emails all at once, jokes, photos, online games, and so on. I had to email two of my cyberspace friends tonight to beg them to stop doing this. My poor old PC is slow enough now without the added stress of megabytes of graphics that I didn't ask for and don't want!

Finally, Facebook. A few of my friends have 'invited' me to join Facebook so I can be a 'friend' on theirs. Well, if you aren't happy with my friendship as it is, I'm sorry, because that is all I am prepared to offer! Apart from that, things like this item on tonight's news REALLY puts me off Facebook:
Gympie shop assistant was charged with using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence after she posted hateful comments and inappropriate photographs on a Facebook tribute page devoted to Justine Jones, who was murdered last month.
She used a fake name to post offensive pictures, including a headless corpse and vagina, onto the page.
Magistrate Maxine Baldwin described her actions as "appalling, incomprehensible and absolutely sickening."
She also warned other online trolls that the "heavy hand of the law will come down on you" if inappropriate material is posted on social networking sites.

Such charming people we have in the world around us...


Blogger cell said...

unfortunately,this is the era of shallow,attention deficit narcissists who think they deserve to express themselves any way they want. although seemingly a "friendship networking" site, i feel that it puts distance between friends bcoz now you get to see what's going on with your so called "friend" without actually engaging him/her.

Wednesday, 04 August, 2010  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Totally agree with you, Cell.

Thursday, 05 August, 2010  

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