The Willis syndrome

Someone, and I’m fairly sure it’s the same someone at least most of the time, keeps trying to sneak back into commenting here while continuing to ignore requests and site behaviour protocols, so their posts go into spam. They came back yesterday when ‘jjjames’ posted this comment:

Missy’s UK update on the Labour and Conservative parties.”
At the bottom of the page…..
by PETE GEORGE on JULY 6, 2016 • PERMALINK

What do they say about throwing stones in glass houses?

I presume that’s a swipe at my criticisms of posts at Whale Oil being under a single pseudonym. But it fails to recognise that the situations are quite different.

At Whale Oil posts had appeared under ‘Cameron Slater’ and now appear under ‘Teknonym’ without any indication of who authored the post or where it was sourced from.

In contrast when I post information from other sources I make it clear it is another source and not my writing.

And in Missy’s case (and Gezza’s today and BJ’s recently and others) it is clearly presented as from them, and they are established separate identities here.

So ‘jjjames’ is being rather ironic considering the number of different identities they seem to have used and tried to use here, pretending to be different people.

What do they say about throwing stones in glass houses?

And they tend to hissy fit and throw stones when busted. Like this:

You’re a deeply paranoid man Pete, with a fucked up idea of free speech. Quashing dissenting opinion is the antithesis of free speech.

I’ll be back. In the meantime enjoy your geriatric echo chamber.

When people keep coming here to deliberately target and stir up others, when their intention is to disrupt things, when they impersonate Members of Parliament, then it’s not about ‘quashing dissenting opinion’, it is protecting the free speech of those here who behave reasonably and make valuable contributions to the site and the community.

I’m not sure whether it’s an addiction to a challenge or a determined grudge or what.

I’m calling the obsession  of someone who persists in being deliberately disruptive by switching identities the Willis syndrome.

There could be different people involved but their fingerprints are remarkably similar. The funny thing is that they sometimes think they have succeeded in sneaking back in but as soon as they revert to their signature behaviours they reveal themselves.

Please leave the identifying of such behaviours to me.

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  1. Dougal

     /  7th July 2016

    “Signature behaviours” Like, four letter expletives and hair trigger personal attacks..Yep, very easy to recognise. A certain emergency services tool springs to mind!

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  7th July 2016

      I wish that you hadn’t said that-I can’t think what on earth it can be. I know who I think it could be, but won’t say it, of course.

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  7th July 2016

        That is seriously annoying, Dougal !!! Could you at least give us an initial ? I promise that I won’t say the word if I work it out.

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        • Dougal

           /  7th July 2016

          I can’t Kitty, I don’t really know I am just guessing. Besides, I don’t want to piss Pete off by dropping any more speculating hints. Google is your friend!

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  7th July 2016

            Not really, it was singularly unhelpful in this case-I couldn’t believe how unhelpful it was. I did think of something in the end. And I think that I can guess who this person is. ‘I’m a troll,.fol de rol. Head like a hole. fol de rol.’

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  2. Corky

     /  7th July 2016

    “I’ll be back. In the meantime enjoy your geriatric echo chamber.”

    That’s elder abuse. Report this man. This sicko must like preying on us ‘oldies’ given they are always trying to get back in. Either that, or they are a troll(s) sick of having to play nice on this site, so they create these fictitious identities to relieve the hatred that builds up. Maybe its even a ploy to keep us oldies on our toes.

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  7th July 2016

      Laughable. Sounds like a demented cockroach to me, tired of crapping in its own nest and desperate to crap somewhere else where it will be noticed.

      Keep up the good work, PG, and enjoy it. Cheers.

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  3. Kitty Catkin

     /  7th July 2016

    Willis-is that because they’re barking ?

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    • Dougal

       /  7th July 2016

      I thought it was a boxing reference 😉

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      • Kitty Catkin

         /  7th July 2016

        (looks blank at this) Boxing ?

        I thought it was ‘Willis is barkin’..’ As a play on words based upon David Copperfield. 😀

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  4. ‘jjjames’ has tried posting again, as they abused to right of reply given on another occasion I don’t see why they should get vent here. They have confirmed what I new, this is just another pseudonym tried by a repeat offender.

    If they continue trying to sneak in and spray I may detail all their known identities. They are well aware that changing identities to try and deceive is not going to be allowed here.

    They have chosen behaviours knowing they rule out any privilege to speak here.

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  7th July 2016

      To anyone with any sense of linguistic style, it’s usually obvious when someone tries something like this, as people generally forget and use words and sentence structure that betray them.

      One must wonder what their motive is. If it’s who I think it is, I can think of four or five noms de loon. One ought to pity anyone with so little to think about.

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      • Dougal

         /  7th July 2016

        “Noms De loon” so funny in so many ways for me Kitty. Not taking the Mick either..Other than French, I speak another Asian language that translates your phrase as something worth a giggle. Re – Emergency services tool, try searching for a fireman’s trusty lever or go-to implement. It has a special name particular to it.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  7th July 2016

          That’s what I thought-five letters. Also used by burglars. It took me a while to realise that this useful implement could be used in rescues as well 😀

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  7th July 2016

          I did finally come up with something like that, ends in y. I had been thinking along the lines of live-saving medical things and other things that it couldn’t possible be-those hammers used to break windows and such items. Then the light dawned. Burglars use them as well.

          Loon was the best I could come up with, I’m afraid. Not brilliant, but adequate !

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  5. Someone continues to show that they crave attention.

    Some of the identities that have had close similarities:
    Mr Man
    Lilly Franks (and variants)
    Jeremy Smith
    Larry Franks
    J.J.
    Hazza
    Gerry
    Eliza M (and variants)
    Jillian
    Willis
    jjjames

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