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Don’t Let Quirky Profiles Brew At Broowaha

Credit: Barkha Dhar
Quirky Profile of Caio

Last evening when I sat down to check the comments on my latest article. I found an outlandish comment. Here is what it said.

Last evening when I sat down to check the comments on my latest article-‘Child Pornography: A Sexploitation on the World Wide Web,’ I found an outlandish comment on my post. Honestly, it appeared ludicrous and eccentric. Here’s what it said

“Child #pornography is not necessarily bad. Sexual #abuse of children however is. "The Danger of Censoring Child Porn"”

At first, I thought who in the world would openly suggest that child pornography isn’t bad. Oh really It isn’t! Well I thought only a lunatic and creepy character would suggest that. Mind you, it would be someone who either enjoys exploiting little children to fulfill her demented desires, or it could be someone who has no family values or morality left in her character. Not only this, but the commenter apparently does not realize that child pornography is commercial sexual exploitation of children, which by the way accounts to child sexual abuse. I know the readers of this post would be wondering why the heck I keep on using the word ‘her’ to describe this bizarre person. That is because this comment was given by a female with a display name ‘Caio.’ She apparently created a fake profile on Broowaha a day back specifically to comment on my post. So the next thing I did was to check her profile to see if she was a new member on the site, or if she had written any article, or if she had shared something about herself. Guess what, there was nothing of that sort in her profile. This further assured me of her phony and fabricated persona.

If Madam Caio was serious and genuine about commenting on my post, she could have made an authentic profile at Broowaha and shared her views as a sensible and intellectual person even if she had a different view on the subject of internet censorship. Madam Caio could have raised a specific and logical argument as to why she thinks internet censorship could be so harmful for social ethics and freedom of expression. Instead she raised a dumb perspective confirming her cold-blooded character, immaturity and a petty mindset. Seriously, it is a shame on those people who misuse technology for cyber stalking, or have fecal pursuits to pester innocent people. These cyber bullies are perhaps like snakes hidden in the grass that like to hiss and haul in the dark and do not have the guts and gumption like the ‘jungle king.’ Moreover, Madam Caio seemed to be so irritated and maddened by my article that she took her notoriety to a different level. She went ahead and impaired the ratings of my article from a 5 to a 4.7. This is something that has also happened in the past with some of my other articles at Broowaha. Apparently, people have made fake profiles in the past to reduce ratings of three of my other articles, one of them being ‘A Blessed Acknowledgment,’ which is also my most read article on Broowaha. I have no doubt to confer that Madam Caio is the same as those other weirdo’s who made fake profiles at Broowha just to deliberately tinker with my articles.

Further, the bewildered motives of Madam Caio pan out the cue to her deeds. She may be a networking engineer who perhaps is using her professional skills imprudently. There are certain things that appear to be common between Madam Caio and the person who likes to send bots using absurd search words on my blog (Barkha Dhar’s Blogs On Social Issues). This person likes to use IP addresses that are blacklisted, under spam, and mostly belong to telecom companies. She also uses proxies to visit my page and must have done the same when she made a fake profile at Broowaha. It seems that Madam Caio is a sadistic individual who likes to be provocative. She appears to be like an ‘empty vessel’ that wishes to make her presence felt, but alas she contains nothing. Madam Caio’s dazed and deficient actions are nowhere hurting me, but they definitely seem to maliciously play with Broowaha’s brand identity and its growing popularity. My concern here extends to the interest of all writers at Broowaha who share their talent and feel secured in Broowaha’s amorous, kind, and gracious zone. If such comments keep creeping in with fake profiles, it certainly could affect the esteem and eminence of Broowaha’s online community and also of its prolific writers. I just wish the technical team at Broowaha could come up with some strong and feasible solutions or internet security systems to keep a check on redundant and superficial profiles, such as those made by ‘Madam Caio,’ ‘Mr. KRSD,’ ‘ShilaGrandhi,’ and many others that may be waiting in the pipeline if we do not take an action now.

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5 comments on Don’t Let Quirky Profiles Brew At Broowaha

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By Barkha Dhar on August 11, 2011 at 08:03 pm

Thank you for your comment Cher. I agree it is impossible to find every spam. I shall keep you posted though.

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By Barkha Dhar on August 11, 2011 at 08:04 pm

You're right Melody. Couldn't agree more with you. Reporting would be the right thing to do.

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By TonyBerkman on August 11, 2011 at 08:54 pm

Bharka thanks for bringing this up.

This is Tony (not Cher) reporting would be good. Cher does so much on here that if you do find "them" please write a message to my account. Both Cher and I check it so that one of us will take care of "them."

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By Barkha Dhar on August 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Thank you Tony for your concern. Will get in touch with you or Cher if something of that sort comes up again. Yes, I agree that Cher's contribution to Broowaha is invaluable and admirable.

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By Lartinos on May 24, 2012 at 12:28 am

That's pretty strange!

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