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Spam Folders

Posted in Technology with tags , , , , , , on August 21, 2012 by urbannight

Word Press has a spam filter that works great.

I was going thought it and found two real comments in it and I kind of feel bad that it took so long to get them approved. I don’t usually think to look through that.

Most were obvious spam.

But there were some weird ones as well. Some links looked like they could be real people. I wasn’t about to check. The comments sounded like real comments. The problem was that I go across the screen to see the post and the comment had nothing to do with that topic.

I think it is a pretty good sign something is wrong.

On the whole, I’ve never gotten a spam comment that the filter didn’t catch and it has only caught a few authentic comments.

Now I just need remember to check through it every so often.

Commenting on that Skinny Gurl Blogger.

Posted in Entertainment, Food, Life, Politics, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2012 by urbannight

In response to the blogger who runs that Skinny Gurl website, who says she is 5 foot 7 and takes pride in staying 100 lbs, I have this to say:

Anyone who is 5 foot 7 inches and only 100 lbs needs to see a doctor. It is impossible to get proper nutrition that far underweight.

I’m only 4 foot 11 inches and 100 lbs is getting close to the BOTTOM of my weight range. I felt sick and unhealthy when I dropped to 96 lbs. I felt best, when younger, at 98 to 100. Now I would give my eye teeth to reach 120 again. But I would never want to be so thin that I looked like I was rescued from a nazi death camp

She also says that there is a double standard. She thinks no one things twice about telling super thin women they need to eat more but they don’t say anything about overweight women eating too much. Actually, they do, but usually in a passive aggressive manner. It’s more like they make a point to say snide, derogatory, and insulting comments near enough to the overweight person to make sure they hear it.

The difference is that the comments directed towards overweight people are meant to be hurtful and they don’t say it to a person directly. People saying anything to thin people are more likely to be a friend or someone you at least know and it is said directly to them out of care and concern.

Can’t she see that difference?

When she insults people who actually are healthy and not over or below their weight range with highly derogatory and insulting language is part of the problem of poor self-image among women and girls. It is not a solution to Skinny Gurl’s anger or irritation that people don’t want to accept her ultra skinny, internment camp look.