I’ve Been Told

Something happened to me yesterday which I’ll admit has made me sad, because I meant no harm.

Only about once a year, maybe twice, I post a link to my site on Hockey Inside Out. I thought my little story about how players in the old days had to work during their summers was relevant to the HIO piece about the latest word on the lockout. I also do this hoping to introduce my blog to Habs fans who didn’t know it existed.

But soon after, this comment was sent to me, which in the end turned out to be a troll having fun at someone else’s expense.

“Sir, No offense, but we really don’t want you promoting your site on HIO anymore, it’s Not for that purpose.”

Like I said, rarely do I do this sort of thing, but I often read HIO and I see other links on there all the time. I wonder if the link police have sent them letters too.

The last time I posted there was about a year ago, but this person makes it sound like I flood the site constantly with my link. I know HIO is basically for chit chat, but I’ll admit here and now that I’m not able to join in. I find it awkward and uncomfortable to get my thoughts out in this format, and so although I read, I don’t join in. It’s basically the same for me on Twitter too. I’m just not good at it and I don’t know why.

The fellow I initially mentioned, and whose name I’ve deleted, is an innocent victim and I’m sorry all of this has happened. I don’t know why people troll. It’s quite a nasty thing to be doing.



21 thoughts on “I’ve Been Told”

  1. I’m sorry to hear this, Dennis. I go there occasionally and note, as you have, that others do post links. I also believe that a person’s HIO handle is “linkable” but I may be mistaken or they may have changed that. Maybe you could ask that policeman about that detail? Dunno. Could be a new policy of theirs? Not sure but link love is something that the papers, more and more, prefer others to be paying for.

  2. Dennis, keep posting there. The only time you stop is if a moderator actually contacts you to say stop it.

    There are a few guys there who post links all the time to their own blogs: commandant, teliopost, Sholi2000, etc. commandant has a link in his sig and it even recommends people check it out.

    I have no problem with them doing that or you doing that so I don’t know what the big deal is. I’ve seen HabinBurlington’s posts on the site a lot and he never seems to complain about commandant’s or the others’ links. Unless he has and I missed it. Until a moderator actually tells you so, you just reply with a “yeah yeah kid, whatever” and keep doing what you’re doing.

    Message boards can be a pain in the ass sometimes. You get all types. You have to try and take most of them with a grain of salt. You will never please everyone all the time, unless you’re me of course. 🙂

  3. Sir there is a troll using various hio names leaving harrassing comments on various blot sites. Been going on for awhile. The jerk is from Poghkeepsie NY and has been barred from a few libraries for sending threatening email and posting racist post on bloggs. If you paid attention to hio you’d know burly is one of the most glassy guys on that site. Be warned because more will be coming from this troll.


  4. Dennis,

    there’s no way the real HabinBurlington wrote this to you. From another poster on HIO:

    “There has been a troll harrassing bloggers using various handles from hio. He’s been barred from a few libraries in Poughkeepsie. Burly seems to be one of this jerks favorites. Its the same a** that’s harrassed and threatened Sholi (Shane) and has been harrasing others such as commandant (ben).
    I’m sure Burly will respond to this when he sees it.”

    So come on back if you want to. It’s still an all-inclusive.

  5. Jim, much appreciated. It never occurred to me that it could be a troll. Thank you very much and I’ll be watching for this sort of thing.

  6. Twilighthours, you and others including Habitant In Surrey, have been great. I can have a thick skin on many occasions, but I felt bad about this one because it was a fellow Habs fan. I’m a firm believer that Habs fans everywhere have a special bond, but it appeared not to be in this case. I feel much better.

  7. Dennis, I posted a comment to your defense in HIO, but seems like you I was suckered by this Poughkeepsie Prick as well. HabInBurlington is one of the bedrock guys in HIO, so I hope he understands. For certain, Dennis, stay ! 🙂

  8. Habitant In Surrey, I read your comment on HIO awhile ago and this gives me a chance now to tell you thank you for the nice words you wrote. I really appreciate this. Now we just gotta get the game going. Miss the Habs (even though I’m mad at all concerned in this lockout).

  9. DK, to quote Popey Doyle in The French Connection, I wonder if he picks his toenails in Poughkeepsie!!?
    Cheers from the East!!!!

  10. that used to be a fair site for habs stuff.
    Now its just a link to the news paper stories you have to pay to read.
    Not to worry Dennis, you rule,you rock.
    Love ya man

  11. Hello Mr. Kane, I have just been made aware of this situation. Please know I had nothing to do with this post. If you could go to the most recent HI/O thread you will see a complete post from me explaining this. I am so so sorry that someone said this to you. I have actually visited your site time to time and have enjoyed it and recall reading some real neat stories which I had no knowledge of as it related to past Hab players etc.

    You now have my email address as I had to include it, in order to post. Again I am sorry, but I can’t control how others behave on the internet.

    I hope you continue your site and I hope you can also continue to add to the HI/O site, as your contributions are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks and CHeers


  12. Thank you Gerald. Whoever did this to you and I is quite despicable and I don’t understand why he would bother like this. I guess some people have too much time on their hands. Thanks again. I very much appreciate it.

  13. Mystery solved…

    I thought we were dealing with your regular run-of-the-mill asshole but what we have here is an asshole troll from Poughkeepsie.

    Don’t let the turkeys get you down Dennis.

    You’re a great guy and if the jerks don’t get it then it’s their problem.

    It’s so nice to see all the REAL Habs fans come together and help each other out when something shitty like this happens.

  14. Dennis, I just read Gerald’s (HabInBurlington) message to you in HIO. I agree with Gerald’s request to just delete this particular blog if possible, because the longer it stays up the more the PPri*k wins in his own perverted way, and makes Gerald more innocently victimized.

  15. Habitant in Surrey – I’ve corrected things I hope, and I’m sorry Gerald was a victim here. It never occurred to me in the first place that this could be a nasty troll situation. It’s all very sad and I very much appreciate Gerald getting in touch. You too. You were great through this.

  16. Thanks Dennis, again please keep up the great work, and never be afraid to post a link on HI/O to your website, at least that is how I feel.

    Thanks HiS as well.

    Have a good evening.

  17. You do great work Dennis and I enjoy your site. Haven’t had much to say about things since this lock out started but still enjoy your stories. I have never liked trolls ever since I was a kid and the three billy goat gruff thing.

  18. Thanks Don. I don’t get why anyone would want to be a troll. Don’t they have more important things to do?

  19. Thanks Don. When I started this five years ago I told myself I should work hard at it and try to do the best job I could. One thing about it – I really love doing it and that’s probably the most important thing. Thanks for being a long-time reader.

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