Thursday, March 25, 2010

Asian Apologies

If you happen to be a nice, normal Asian person reading this blog and you have left a comment in the past and I've deleted it, well, you have my sincere apologies. The problem is that I can't read Kanji and find it difficult to differentiate between Chinese/Japanese/Korean/etc characters. I am sure there are lots of lovely people out there in blog land who want to comment and be part of the blogs but, unfortunately, there is ALSO another group whose blog IDs display as "Chinese looking" characters - they leave comments on random people's blogs, sometimes very offensive and links to porn or other hateful off-blogger wesbites. I have just heard that at least one of these commenters, if you click on the Chinese ID (trying to verify they are a genuine blogger/blog reader) well, you are directed to a Child Pornography site! This is illegal, disgusting and incredibly offensive!

See Georgina's post on this, I really feel sorry for her, that must have been an incredibly distressing experience, what the hell is wrong with these people? The quote is in Chinese characters and the ID is "Hate".

It also tars other Asian bloggers with the same brush because those of us who can't differentiate will now end up deleting all comments that feature Kanji or similar looking characters (sorry, i don't even know the correct words) and blog land will be a smaller place. Any one have any ideas on this and how to deal with it?

7 comments:

Abi said...

Speechless :O(
Poor Georgina.

Sue said...

Wow

I wasn't aware of this.

Sue

MarZel said...

I have deleted too and mores the pity if any of them were sincere...but I could not tell either!! Youre sweet!

FairiesNest said...

I've had a few posted on my blog that when translated through Google turned out to be very offensive..And since they are immediately deleted and not readable to most posters what the heck is the point?

Yve said...

I don't understand it at all, but think it's a great shame that this will make people very wary to leave genuine comments from Asian/oriental bloggers

Zan Asha said...

Wow, that is a shame. I wish there were some sort of filter, really, to figure spam in this case...but I'm afraid I'm no closer to an answer than you are :(

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