I left a comment at the Canadian Blog Awards, to ask a question about graphics. A right-wing, pro-war blogger who I banned from wmtc a year ago used this as an opportunity to post a link to the discussion from November, 2007 in which I banned him!
His comment at the CBAs is completely gratuitous. No, it's beyond gratuitous: it's bizarrely out of place. Everyone else at the thread is quite rightly ignoring it.
Big surprise: his comment mentions "free speech", implying, I think, that his rights were infringed when I banned him from my own blog. Does he really think free speech means we each have an obligation to host the online equivalent of an offensive guest in our own homes? Or does he play the free-speech card because he's got nothing else? And why does he care so much that he is unable to ignore my name in an unrelated thread?
Who are these people who nurse these internet grudges for so long?
It just amazes me. A few days ago, our friend Magnolia left an insulting comment, incensed that an immigrant qualifies for a Canadian Blog Award. (Psst: read the rules.) Now I see the seemingly normal Mark Ottawa still whining about being banned, a full year after the fact.
Have some dignity, people! It's time to move on!