Monday, January 15, 2007

Wow. Some People Really Do Have No Lives.

(Update: read a better explanation of what happened here.)

From the former Trainwrecks site, which I still have in my blogroll and used to read almost every day:

Sorry, folks, but Trainwrecks is gone and it's not coming back. Some deeply disturbed people with an irrational fixation on this site decided that stupid photo montages, libel, and obscene anonymous comments just weren't enough, so they decided to take their little hate campaign into the real world. And since their information came from gossip and bad detective work, they didn't exactly hit the right targets. As anyone might have expected, the people who suffered the most were not even involved with this site.

Once it became clear that the people posting at Heaven Nose were willing to cross the line between a one-sided flame war and real-life harassment, our web host decided enough was enough, and we agreed. This site wasn't important enough to us to be worth having innocent people harassed at home and work. We're done.

1 comment:

Soccer Dad said...

That's just wrong. I don't care what people do or if they make fun of you online, trying to 'out' them is just wrong, especially because no matter how smart you think you are (Oh look the trainwreckers visted our site from their admin page and it was a USC IP address), you are more likely to 'expose' someone not involved. Who knows if Heaven Nose had the right people or not - but its amazing to see someone think 'Who cares if I ruin their professional life because they were mean to me'. Causing someone to possibly be unemployed because they mocked your blog is equivalent how?

That said it was fun trying to find hidden bits of what really happened in Google's cache and haloscan comments, as not only is trainwrecks gone, but Heaven Nose is gone too. Maybe they felt a little too much legal heat.

The things people feel they need to do :)