Guruphiliac: Note: Comments Moderation

Monday, March 20, 2006

Note: Comments Moderation

File under: Deranged Devotees

Due to the fact that we now have online stalkers who are attempting to promote their egregiously inaccurate attacks on this site, we've enabled comments moderation. Those of you who are regular contributors will still be able to post comments, but there may be a delay of various time frames, depending on when we can get to releasing those comments from moderation. The stalkers are invited to continue to comment as well, provided the comments are pertinent to the ongoing discussion... as determined by us.

Thank you all for your forebearance in this matter.


At 3/20/2006 3:47 PM, Blogger ontheotherhand said...

What is this stalker business?

At 3/20/2006 4:12 PM, Blogger guruphiliac said...

It's mostly the activity of two individuals: Rasa Von Werder and Gerald Moreno.

Rasa's a bit off, if you know what I mean. Check her out for yourself.

Moreno is famous as an online stalker of Sai Baba critics. He's done this many times to many others. Recently, he allied himself with Rasa against me and this blog.

They've dug up a bit of my history. I was an enthusiastic participant in the early San Francisco rave scene and the neo-psychedelic community there. As a result of my assisting Douglas Rushkoff as he was researching his book, Cyberia, I ended up as one of the folks profiled in the book. Mind you, this all happened in 1989-1990.

Rasa and Gerald have jumped on this as a way to discredit me. They've taken to making up all kinds of lies about me using my appearance in Cyberia as a starting point.

I knew this was going to happen, and rather than allow them this space as their soapbox, I've enabled comments moderation to keep their noise to a minimum.

You can still track their attacks by clicking on one of the Stalklogs listed on the right-hand side of the page.

At 3/21/2006 6:45 AM, Blogger ontheotherhand said...

So what you are saying, Jody, is that you are a human being with a checkered past, by some people's estimation, at least. And these stalkers are not satisfied to post about you on their own blogspot cricizing you, because nobody comes to their blogspot? Poor things. So they come here to help all the sinners here who are bashing gurus? How kind of them.

Is it possible for me to request that they simple post, one time, their own blogspot and then decide whether or not I want to read about you, all the awful things you've done, etc.

Would they understand that I like this place and really think they are idiots to mess up my ability to post with others who like this place in real time, as opposed to having everything have to be moderated because they are so intent on me reading their junk?

Who in the world is Rasa Von Werder? I only ever heard about her here, actually, and I read some of the links that you put to her posts. She looks like she needs a doctor or medication or something. And Gerald Moreno? I think he should go visit Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and get healed. or maybe his own guru, Sai Baba and ask for a special healing.

And Jody, for God's sake, stay off the drugs dude! They are not cool. Not good for you!


What a world.

Ravi Shankar would say: "You see, now that they have started posting these awful lies about me, the site is under attack by the devatas for insulting the Brahman. They have bad karma and are being punished."

At 3/21/2006 10:17 AM, Blogger guruphiliac said...

you are a human being with a checkered past, by some people's estimation

They wish. The fact is that tens of thousands of people came to spirituality by way of their first acid or ecstasy experience. Most of those folks have probably moved beyond the drugs. But I'd be willing to bet that the spirituality stayed with many more than the drugs did.

Who in the world is Rasa Von Werder? She looks like she needs a doctor or medication or something.

Ya think?

And Jody, for God's sake, stay off the drugs dude! They are not cool. Not good for you!

Your application of your personal strictures is noted and appreciated.

At 3/21/2006 12:11 PM, Blogger GeoffCapp said...

Long time reader (via RSS), first time commenter. I just wanted to say that I read the "attack" info provided by Rasa and others, and their case against you only raised my opinion of you. We have more in common than I'd previously guessed. Keep up the good work.

At 3/21/2006 1:50 PM, Blogger guruphiliac said...

Thanks, Geoff.

At 3/21/2006 7:05 PM, Blogger Swami Saiexposedananda said...

Great stuff, Jody.

I only wondered why you never enabled moderation before, but it is a good way of keeping the crackheads at bay.

Keep up the good work. All stalkers do is raise your profile, so they're actually giving you some free publicity. :-)


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