Mark Ward: The Butthurt is Strong with This One, Part the Whatever Part It Is Now

Dear Mark Ward, Have a full refund, honeybuns

Dear Mark Ward, Have a full refund, honeybuns

I hope I’m not going to have to go emoji on this one. He wouldn’t like me when I’m emoji.

DramaSec Lite: Spamboy and The Butthurt Kid

Been awhile since we had one of these, eh? But been quite a week for it (I’ll share the rest later). After basically having retired from volunteering in the support forums for several weeks, this popped up on the radar today. First, I commented on another blogger’s post about a spammer, then the spammer spam-liked all my comments and made some kind of insult which the blogger immediately wiped. Then spamboy send me a message via my contact form:

You like his blog so much I thought you might also like what he said about you when he thought you were his enemy. As I said, just a troll. And you are little better.

To which I naturally replied that I have gotten death threats from ISIS, and that sort of thing doesn’t bother me. Spamboy wasn’t happy with that, though, so he took it to the technical support forums where, as I said above, I have been largely absent for some weeks.

Timethief and Raincoaster

  1. aopinionatedman
    Apr 22, 2015, 12:06 AM

    Dear WP admins,

    So can any “blogger” claim they are a “help” here in the support forum and use this place to paste their “help links” everywhere to gain whitehat SEO like timethief does? Or is she special and the only blogger allowed to hawk these forums and “gain” her page ranking in this way?


    The blog I need help with is

  2. mypersonallthing
    Apr 22, 2015, 2:43 AM

    I want to know about that too!

  3. Hi there,

    Thank you for your message on the contact form, and also for the personal insults on that other blogger’s blog. As I said to you via email, I have gotten death threats from ISIS and your butthurt is of no interest to me.

    If you wish to follow the recommended procedure, please fill out this form and stuff it up your ass. Your swollen head fits up there, so I know there’s a lot of room.

  4. For staff: spamboy, the OP, is posting in the technical forum because he lost a war in somebody’s comments section, and his mommy was unable to soothe him:

  5. Speaking of SEO.


well, better late than never, eh?

You may not LOL, but I sure did. More than a year after I left the Daily Dot, I’ve been taken off their password system. That’s proactive security, people, that’s some ace security.

Hello from Passpack!
Sorry, but it seems you’ve been removed from Daily_Dot’s connections.
To verify, login to:

Go to the “People” tab.

You can no longer exchange secure messages or send each other passwords.


Gee, what SHOULD I have done, when I had the chance?

In related news, their political reporter (formerly Anonymous reporter) Dell Cameron tried to fisk an article of mine last night, but his tweet had a glaring spelling mistake and apparently he thinks it’s still 2014. Then he deleted it.

Then he tweeted this.

Flame War o’ the Day: Forum Freshman Follies

Ah, kids today! Who knows what crazy japes they get up to, eh?

Well, this for starters:


  1. I use an e-mail address SPECIFICALLY and ONLY for wordpress and it is now receiving spam. If you can’t keep my email off of a spam lists, how can I trust you with other sensitive information!!!!!!!!??? I am now receiving spam from all these weird Canadian medications and viagara.

    Additionally, now I just got a domain renewal from a SPAM site to renew my domain!!! ([email redacted] says that if I don’t send them lots of money my domain is going to expire. HA!) This is ridiculous.

    You guys are a total joke and I plan to take my business elsewhere.

  2. Actually this is your doing.

    You have a custom domain. As you know, there is an upgrade called “privacy” which is available at an extra cost. You did not purchase this. Therefore, all the data you put in to register the domain, eg actual physical address, phone number, and email, IS PUBLIC.

    That is where the spammer got your email, and how they knew you had a custom domain.

  3. If you look it up here, you can see EVERYTHING

    I will refrain from doxing you in the forum, but your email is WordPress at your last name dot com and the last two digits of your phone number are 29.

  4. Well that is one thing. But my PRIVATE e-mail address? They make my private e-mail public? That is a joke if it’s the case. Most websites make the person’s Name, address public. They never mentioned e-mail address. If so I was totally misinformed, again shame on them.

  5. ALL domain registrations require that information, and they make it public unless you pay extra. It’s US law, I believe.

  6. yeah. I freaking got it. Can you take it off???

    I have another domain registered via google sites and it’s not public all that information and it’s FREE. delete your previous post while I figure the hell out how to damage control this. I want my site deleted ASAP.

  7. I can’t delete my post any more than you can delete yours.

  8. It’s US law, I believe.

    Not only in the US. I think throughout Europe also.

  9. You can delete your site, but that won’t get your information back from the spammers; it will remain public until the domain expires.

  10. Hey Raincoaster delete your direct link to my information. Are you really that mean?!!!

    Well it doesn’t work like that with google sites. I’m not giving you people my other domain name, but whois doesn’t show any of that information.

  11. I cannot delete my post any more than you can.

  12. why. why the hell would you think of doing that?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. I hate exclamation marks.

  14. BTW your domain at blogspot is not a custom domain, so you didn’t have to put in that information. If you had registered a custom domain for your blogspot blog, you would have put in that information and yes, it would be public.

    If you had stuck with here, you wouldn’t have had to put in that information and the information would not have become public.

  15. What a coincidence, I hate motorcycles and old men who ride them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Hating on a charity ride to raise money to fight cancer? I should have put your dox here.

    Were you really a freshman in 2004? Because you sound like one now.

  17. Oh goodness me, what a surprise!

    Poor Andy, I really do have to get that changed.


Seriously, Andy, I PROMISE to get that changed. Right after I’ve wrung every ounce of amusement out of this thread.

Backstory: I was the first person to have a custom domain on The staff wanted it to be a surprise, so Andy registered it in his own name. Since that time, he’s gotten crazy flaming hatred from a number of people I’ve crossed online, probably including but not limited to the esteemed Sue Basko, Esq, and now including this twerp. Seriously, I very obviously don’t dox her and she goes apeshit. I should, but her mommy probably took her phone away by now anyway, so what’s the point?

By the way, her (custom domain-free) Google Site is if I’m not mistaken. And it looks like I’m not.

The Week in Perspective

Dame Judi

Dame Judi will have none of your bullshit

Yes, it’s only Tuesday but my week tends to run from Friday to Tuesday, at least as far as DramaSec is concerned, so it’s time for a little perspective. Apparently some rando on Reddit was calling me out the other day for…commenting on Gawker. Well, guilty as charged, I do that a lot. I found out because of…a comment on Gawker.

Now, just today I was on the radio talking about money laundering and Bitcoin and the BitInstant arrests and said something like, “I’m no expert, I’ve just seen a lot of money laundering trials….gee, that sounds sort of nefarious, doesn’t it?” And indeed it did (But I have!).

As does what I said about those randos on Reddit. To wit:

Ah, so they were talking about me, were they? That doesn’t bother me. As I remarked to Magister, The Jester wants my head on a platter, the Syrian Electronic Army has been trying to hack into my accounts for months, and there’s still an #OpRaincoaster kicking around sub-groups of Anonymous. What do I care what a bunch of randos on Reddit say?

Speaking of randos, some Jester fangirls didn’t get the memo and slept in till today. Then they apparently misread the memo entirely:

To which one could only reply (as one did) with the truth.

I imagine there is yet more consternation in Jesterville tonight over that fact. The crow? Does it burn going down?