Friday, September 29, 2006

An Open Letter to Veronica Mars

Dear Veronica Mars,

I know you’re, like, really busy and all, solving mysteries around your town of pseudo-San Diego. But I was hoping you might be able to help me with a little problem I seem to have. I, apparently, am the victim of some light identity theft. Last night, someone made some comments on the blogs I usually read. The comments were, I’d say, a little nonsensical. Also, they didn’t exactly steal my identity, since they all purported to be made-up names like “Ngdudu” or “Lucy Legs,” but they all link back to my blog. It’s one of the biggest flaws of Blogger — a person can post anonymously and link to any blog they chose.

Anyway, a lot of the blogs I read got hit. I spent most of the past hour looking into any blog I could think of, and nearly all of the ones with fraudulent comments are blogs I link to from the main page of Back of the Cereal Box. The thing that makes me think the perpetrator isn’t some anonymous loser out in the world somewhere, however, is that one of the blogs that I don’t link to anymore: Morgan’s blog. I do occasionally read it from time to time, but I dropped the permalink from the sidebar when she tried to poison Holly and Lela, or so I hear. I noticed when I checked by site monitor that I’d been getting some traffic from Morgan’s site. Very odd.

Anyway, if you’re reading this open letter to a fictional teenaged detective now and you’ve recently noted a comment from me that didn’t make sense, please realize I didn’t do it. And Miss Mars? If you could get to the bottom of this one, that would be great. I have a lot on my plate right now, and I can’t bother to put in the effort for this one.

Thanks, Ronnie!

Your fan,

1 comment:

  1. That's good to hear. I was wondering, especially when "...j/k!!!" appeared on one of my comments pages.