ROLLING HARBOUR? TROLLING HARBOUR!


Black-necked Stilt, Abaco, Bahamas (Alex Hughes)

ROLLING HARBOUR? TROLLING HARBOUR!

My troll friend is back! It’s been quite a long time since the last outbreak – congratulations on your growing self-control – but it’s good to know you still have it in you. In a way I consider your dogged trawls through my posts awarding coveted ‘One Star’ (= ‘Very Poor’) reviews, something of a plus. Your indiscriminate and equally low opinion of sequential blocks of posts suggests that you don’t actually read them, so I like to speculate what draws you here. You have the option of never visiting at all, of course, but that may not have occurred to you. Possibly you hate wildlife and / or conservation issues? Or have a phobia about nice photos. Or a lack of empathy for birds. Maybe you hold strong views that you feel are totally valid yet differ from the ones you perceive hereabouts. Possibly you need to see a counsellor?

Black-necked Stilt, Abaco, Bahamas (Alex Hughes)

You doubtless will be pleased to see this post (and keen to award it a single star) expecting me to mind your somewhat negative and persistent attentions. Presumably in some weird way you hope that you have got to me. I’ve been doing this for nearly 10 years and I can assure you not. I could in fact have removed my star ratings at any time, but then I’d miss your badges of honour and you’d miss your fun. If I may make a personal comment, though,  right now the least important thing in the world you could be doing is to troll a wildlife blog. When you have a tranquil moment, would you like to try to find something better to do with your time? Maybe something positive for someone else?

Credits: all gorgeous black-necked stilt photos taken by Alex on Abaco.

Black-necked Stilt, Abaco, Bahamas (Alex Hughes)

4 thoughts on “ROLLING HARBOUR? TROLLING HARBOUR!

  1. It is sad to hear that someone is trolling your blog. Could there be a more charitable alternative thought that the person involved is simply not that good at understanding the internet or the star rating system, and is mistakenly awarding you one star when they mean five? I’d like to think that is the case. The photos are always excellent and the posts well researched, informative, interesting, and sometimes amusing. I don’t normally award stars but I have today just to say how great your blog is. 😊

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    • That’s very kind Jessica, esp the supportive remarks & star! Also, in thinking the troll has made an honest mistake. This has happened periodically & identically for about 4 years, about 2 sessions a year. A sad person no doubt, but a bit of bad in the mix too perhaps…

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