The gist of this is my friend (really hubby's best friend) is a highly decorated combat veteran. He and another veteran decided to have a contest on MySpace to see who could get 5,000 friends first. Well his MySpace page is decorated up with his branch of service and he was doing great having 3500 friends at last count. Then things started going south - people accused him of being a fake, of not having served, of not having been wounded, of not being who he said he was. They started attacking his wife too and making fun of the scars from her cancer surgery. It got my hackles up when one of these people sent me a message on MySpace telling me that my friend "is not who he says he is" that he is a fake and a poser and sending me a link to a military discussion board where there were 5 pages of posts all bashing him and his wife.
Well I couldn't just let that go - no siree - so after telling the woman who emailed me what she could do with her "facts" I registered on the site (quite legitimately as the wife of an USAF veteran) and told these people that 1. I knew him personally! 2. I believed he was exactly who he says he is. and 3. I have seen the scars from the bullet wounds that earned him some of the awards they say he faked.
So that made me open season and here are some of the things these "officers" have said about me:
- One accused me of being my friend in disguise
- One said he doubted I even had a husband
- Called me gullible
- Called me clueless
- Called me stupid
- One found a picture of me on my friends myspace and posted it on the site without my permission and then refused to take it down.
- Then these "officers" who are not gentlemen by any stretch started insulting my appearance - one said my picture cracked his monitor, another compared me to a hog. And the others all joined in for a good laugh.
I did not attack any of them, I just defended my friend and they tried to assassinate my character and my appearance.
I'm off the site - logged out so they can't tell if I'm there or not but still reading a bit. I will not post again no matter how offensive they get but the people attacking me are the moderators - the leaders of the forum. One of them even changed the description under my screen name to "I am a troll".
I did the whois thing on the domain will be sending a complaint to the domain owner requesting that they better screen their moderators for professionalism.
And now all I have to say is "the few the proud the morons" !