Monday, November 17, 2008

Regarding Seth

Regarding "Seth" . . .

I don't know him.

Nor does the community.

Little punk ass decided to start a website and started it. Didn't get enough attention and went begging to C.I. for attention.

C.I. being sweet gave it to him even though he wasn't community member Seth.

We already had a Seth writing under that name.

It was very confusing.

I don't link to Punk Ass Seth's blog, check my permalinks.

Never have.

He is not part of the community.

Every now and then for attention, he'll do one of his bitchy little posts that's really about the fact that no one reads him and he's jealous of C.I. and wishes he could have some impact online.

So the punk ass felt the need to say he disagreed with the "C.I. community" that he claims to be a part of. Hey, PUNK ASS LIAR, it's "TCI community" and any real member would know that.

Little Seth lives in the suds of daytime. If you want to know all the pressing ins and outs of who almost kissed and maybe kissed, he's your Soap connection.

I picture him as a 29-year-old in his third year of college. A little pathetic punk who thinks he's out because he finally told his male roommate he was gay. And someday, maybe!, he'll tell his siblings and, who knows!, when he's 50 he might tell his parents.

He is not of the community. I am one of the oldest community members and he is not of the community.

He is an attention seeking, wanna be diva.

I picture him as a weak chinned, acne-riddled, overweight man in his bathrobe watching his 'stories' while chowing down on Twinkies and Funyons and dreaming of the guy in his A&P lab that he's too scared to talk to -- turning off his soaps only long enough to go to class or online in search of porn.

Changing topics to something worthy. Wanda Sykes is out and proud. From Pop Eater:

- Comedian Wanda Sykes is openly gay, but was content to keep discussions of her sexual orientation private - until Proposition 8 passed in California. Sykes surprised organizers of a Las Vegas rally for gay rights with an unscheduled appearance on Saturday, and told the crowd, "You know, I don't really talk about my sexual orientation... I was just living my life, not necessarily in the closet, but I was living my life. Everybody that knows me personally they know I'm gay. But that's the way people should be able to live their lives."
She explained that the passage of Prop 8 felt like an attack on her lifestyle. "Now, I gotta get in their face," she said. "I'm proud to be a woman. I'm proud to be a black woman, and I'm proud to be gay."

77 comments:

Keesha said...

You said it all perfectly. I go back in this community -- TCI community -- as far as you do Marcia and that Seth was never a part of our community and caused problems for our Seth. Wanna be Diva describes that Seth perfectly.

DeShawn said...

Marcia: "I picture him as a 29-year-old in his third year of college. A little pathetic punk who thinks he's out because he finally told his male roommate he was gay. And someday, maybe!, he'll tell his siblings and, who knows!, when he's 50 he might tell his parents."

Actually, he's a 29 year old in college who's been going since he was 18 except for the semester he took off for counseling and ingrown toe nail therapy!

Lovenna said...

I see the nonsense from 'Seth' as just more attacks out of jealousy. Marcia's right, that guy (whoever he is) was never part of the TCI community. He really needs to close his mouth and sit down already

Anonymous said...

I am fit to be tied over this Seth's latest stunt. He is not a member of this community and this is the sort of crap I've seen from "other" bloggers -- in other words, I believe we've seen "Seth" before under other names.
I know Mike will write about this tonight but I'm not sure who else will.
Lynda

Kendrick said...

So the little priss wants us to know he voted for Barack. We care because? Seriously no one reads his damn blog. It's like an old woman getting her blood pressure up as she discusses her "stories." As The World Turns? Really, that's what old lady Seth's talking about? Who kissed who on As The World Turns? Does Seth wear a house coat while blogging?

Maria said...

Excuse the hell out of me but where does this asshole Seth get off claiming he's a member of this community? Francisco, Miguel and I do one newsletter, Hilda does another, Polly does another, UK CG does another and Gina and Krista do the first one ever. When did we ever see Seth contribute an article or photo for any of those newsletters? NOT ONE DAMN TIME.
When has he ever participated in one roundtable for any newsletter?
NEVER.
So he needs to shut up about how he's a member of this community. As Ava would say, "Seth, kiss my Latina ass."

Angelina said...

Agreed. Seth is just a little diva needing to have a bitchy little tantrum. Queen Seth needs to grow up.

Markus said...

Never having been to that loser's blog, let me get this straight. He's all pissy and prissy and had to break away from soap talk to be so? Meanwhile C.I. busts her ass covering Iraq.
Yeah, I'll take Seth's opinion . . . on whether Luke and Laura will get back together. (If they're not still on TV, my mom used to watch them back in the day.)

Anonymous said...

Seth In The Turd.

Simone said...

Let him have it, Marcia.
Markus, maybe he can change his blog title to "The Dreams Of The Every Day House Wife"?

Lewis said...

I really don't get where someone who 'blogs' once or twice a month, every three months, thinks he can get on his huffy bike about C.I. I really think C.I. needs to delink from the jerk. C.I.'s too nice. If it were me, I'd be blogging about this and letting jerk-off have it.

Anonymous said...

Seth In The Nut House

Alfred said...

How pathetic must it be to wake up and realize you're Seth?

Brenda said...

Like Marcia and Keesha, I go way, way back in the community. This "Seth" is not a member. We already has a Seth and this guy came along and just tried to play like it was him. It was very awkward for our Seth because he wanted to say, "It's not me" but our Seth isn't gay and felt it would be "Oh, you had to say I wasn't you because I'm gay!" We have no idea who this "Seth" is and we were all happy when he started his website thinking he would address gay issues. Instead, he's like the next door snoop always going on about her soaps.

Lawrence said...

He's not a member of the community. There's a test you can put anyone with a site to. Keesha, you out there? You know what I'm talking about.

Gore Vidal Is God said...

Seth is a whiny ass titty baby liar.

Anonymous said...

Seth In The Crapper

Marci said...

I am so sick of these attacks coming every other week. Seth is not part of this community and has never been part of it. He is a liar and he wants attention and is hoping his little bitch-fest will get him attention.

Anonymous said...

Seth In The Ugly Mirror.

Toni said...

Little lying sack of s**t. He's not a community member. I just called Kat and asked her. (Toni, community member and Kat's friend often mentioned in her CD reviews.) Little sack of s**t wants to rip apart C.I. to try to be somebody. Never happen.

Renee said...

That pain in the ass Seth has caused nothing but problems and this isn't his first attack on C.I. or the community. He's a jealous ingrate with no manners or class.

Anonymous said...

Seth In Pre-Op

Anonymous said...

Prissy Seth is nothing but a gossip with tired, stale posts about soaps. Is he educated? The way he writes he sounds like he's in 8th grade.
I get the feeling he's also highly socially stunted.

Anonymous said...

Seth In Post-Op.

Anonymous said...

Seth In Shame

Charlie said...

I've never gone to jerk-wad's site and I've been a Common Ills member since mid 2005.
He's got a lot of nerve claiming to be a member.

Anonymous said...

Seth In The Slammer.

Krista said...

Hey Marcia & everyone. Maria just called me and told me about Marcia's post and the thread as well as what she (Maria) wrote. Let me back that up, Seth is not a member of this community. Gina and I started the first community newsletter near the start of 2005. We have never heard from this Seth. (The community does have a Seth who is African-American and straight. The 'Seth' blogger is White and gay.) He has never submitted anything for the round-robin and he has never even e-mailed us to ask for a copy of the weekly round-robin. In September 2005 and January 2006 where were all community bloggers and all community newsletter people? In DC. Was 'Seth' with us? No. He's not a community member. We've never heard from him.
And none of us read his bad blog. He needs to stop lying and pretending he's part of this community.

Lonnie said...

Never heard of him, he ain't no member. Just a hata.

Amanda said...

I can clear up that this Seth is not our Seth and that he just showed up. This is C.I. and you need to read all the way through because you know she tries to be nice. She gets less and less nice as it goes on. But she makes it very clear at the end that we don't know this guy and the only time C.I. hears from him is when he wants something highlighted.

June 2006 "Talking Post"
http://thecommonills.blogspot.com/2006/06/talking-post.html
I'm pulling this out of the entry I'm working on because it's a distraction. We note a highlight by longterm member Seth. After which, I explained what will follow. Please note that when we note a highlight by Seth in the future if the name isn't in bold print, it's not our longterm member Seth. If it's Seth of Seth in the City, the name will be linked but not in bold print. This is a talking entry, no tags. Here's the section I'm pulling because it will distract from the "And the war goes on . . . Indymedia Round Up" entry.

FYI, Seth above is Seth a longterm member of this community. It is not member Seth that does Seth in the City. When that site went up, original Seth was left wondering what to do. (I had no heads up that someone else was going to be using "Seth." I found out the name of the site the evening I noted it here.) What Seth and I've decided is that he will continue to go by Seth. If there's no boldprint, it's blogger Seth and not Seth who's been a member since December of 2004.

I offered to make that distinction months ago but Seth held off. What changed is the fact that Seth in the City no longer appears to be blogging. Seth notes: "He hasn't blogged for two months now." Members choose their own names and the only rule is you don't grab someone else's. When Mikey Likes It! started, we already had a Mike which was why the one we know as Mike now was blogging as "Michael." He and the then-Mike worked out a swap whereby they each flipped. With the case of Seth in the City, had I been given a heads up, I would've asked that a different name be used since we already had a Seth.

This led to confusion for a number of members early on (Natalie, for instance, wrote of Seth's wedding pictures that he shared in a round-robin last June and wondered if he'd broken up with his wife since Seth in the City is operated by a Seth who is openly gay). Any future site started by a member that wants to be linked will not be if they use a name that a member's already using. If tomorrow, Billie decided she wanted to do a site and entitled it ???'s Musings, we wouldn't link because we already have a member named ??? -- that's the way it's going to be from now on. (Billie would blog under her name, that's why I used her as an example.)

As for Seth in the City not blogging, if you have a problem with it, I believe he has an e-mail address posted at his site. I noted in March (in the round-robin) that I was not responsible for what others did at their sites. (If that seems harsh to anyone, he's blogged at various times that the next post would be about this or about that and members continue to write me asking where those "next posts" are? I have no idea.) I have no ill feelings towards Seth; however, I will note, because some members are easily confused (I've thought it was very obvious), that when Mike writes about how he's not seeking out interviews anymore because he was blown off, he's speaking of Seth who Mike pursued for an interview (and at the time it was a go) for months, only to be blown off. Mike was prepared to do it by phone, by instant message or by e-mail. The fact that there was never an interview done is not Mike's fault nor is it the fault of anyone working on The Third Estate Sunday Review that Seth in the City has not participated there. He has been invited many times. When that invitation also led to what was seen as "Sure" but then forgotten, Dona closed off the edition (I believe this was in December but don't have time to hunt that down and also do the indymedia entry). That was the statement that upset quite a few members who felt Dona was somehow being rude to the community. It's a credit to how strong she is that she weathered the storm (including some nasty names she was called in e-mails) without saying, "Look, I feel strung along repeatedly. I'm tired of holding off on something because maybe he'll work with us this time."

I'm not trying to attack anyone here but since Seth finally agreed to let me note that he wasn't doing a blog, that it was another guy, I'm just putting it all out there. I have no idea if or when Seth in the City will blog again. [Seth has continued to do highlights here in the interum and it's been noted with "We will highlight . . ." He's avoided doing anything for the round-robin because he didn't want to confuse the issue. That wasn't fair to Seth. This was explained to Seth in the City.] I know that Rebecca was encouraging when Seth in the City felt he didn't have a topic to blog about (she was the one suggesting soaps since he was interested in those).

People have been very supportive and have noted a post he did at their own sites if it was a medium one or just a few sentences. Mike and Wally have been very clear that they will not highlight that site anymore. They're tired of e-mails asking them, "Where's his post that he said he was writing about?" Mike's taken a lot of ___ from some members asking why he didn't do an interview with the blogger? Dona took a ton of ___ for her announcement which was her way, not of pissing off the community, but sending a message that she wouldn't be strung along with promises of contributions week after week anymore. Following my lead (or reluctance) they both kept it vague. As a result they both ended up taking flack that they didn't deserve. This is not to attack Seth in the City (and I'll still note it here if he posts something -- it's been two months now since the last post) but whether others do or not is their choice.

Cedric made a point to note him regularly because they both started at Blogger/Blogspot around the same time (Cedric had started earlier with his site hosted by Blogdrive). As Martha noted, week after week, for over six months Cedric's name was mispelled on the blogroll at Seth in the City. I pointed that out and that's really my last communication with the blogger. [I felt it did matter. My own typos were brought up which I readily cop to. But if I mispell someone's name, if it's pointed out, I do correct it. Shirley and Yazz have persuaded me not to worry about politicians and pointed out that the original rule was I would do if I mispelled a "writer's name." I think, others may disagree, that's there's a big difference between a typo in an entry and having a name mispelled on the permalinks/blogroll, month after month after . . .]

Cedric never complained but members did asking why, since Cedric was always writing posts that usually included a sentence like "Seth has an interesting thing up that made me think . . .," blogger Seth seemed completely unaware of Cedric's site or Cedric's posts. When I knew of one of those posts, I would make the time to e-mail the blogger. Why it wasn't noted there, I have no idea. Again, he has an e-mail address at his site, contact him. The whole thing caused a lot of tensions and I told Dona a few months ago (at the height of the ugliness to her) that she should go public. She felt it wasn't worth it and that she could take whatever anyone wanted to say. Now that everyone knows, I expect those who wrote less than kind e-mails to her to do as I suggested to anyone I knew wrote one: Apologize to her. She didn't deserve that.

Seth is apparently very busy. Gina and Krista didn't know him from Adam which is why he never appeared in their round-robin. (They wouldn't ask someone to write something if the person couldn't be sent a copy of the round-robin.) They checked with Mike repeatedly about the interview he was attempting to do and when they learned of the status, they made a decision that the site wouldn't be noted in their round-robin. That wasn't out of malice, the round-robin is a closed community and they saw no point in (Gina's quote with permission) "allowing someone to have a copy of the round-robin when I didn't know him, never heard of him, wondered why he was using another member's name and noticed that it was a three times a month post, then a twice, then a four times, then a twice . . ."

Seth is apparently very busy. Over a month ago, the last time I had an e-mail from him, he was planning to blog that week. Some people are too busy, some don't like to blog, some don't . . . whatever. If you have a question about it, you need to ask him because everyone is tired of being asked about it -- we have no answers on this. We know basically what anyone reading the site would know. I will glady make time for anyone that wants a sounding board; however, I don't have time to coax someone into doing a post. It they want to post, they will. If they don't, they won't. I'll leave it at that (and hope to unless some how the issue arises again) but note that if he does post, I will link to it here. I don't expect members to rush over, I know a lot of members feel like they got all excited about posts that were coming but never arrived. Around January, when I'd have an e-mail that there would be a post that day or the next, I stopped noting it here because I got tired of looking like an idiot and getting the e-mails of "Where is the post you said was going up at that site?"

Vernon said...

High Drama Seth needs to chill and write about something he knows. He's gotta know something, right? Even he has to know something, right?

Anonymous said...

Seth In Juvie.

Anonymous said...

Seth In Hell

Keesha said...

Lawrence said...
He's not a member of the community. There's a test you can put anyone with a site to. Keesha, you out there? You know what I'm talking about.
- - - -
Lawrence is talking about something I asked for in 2006. C.I. works very hard on the "Iraq snapshot" and we asked that it be a regular feature. So in a roundtable for the Gina & Krista round-robin I just went off saying everyone needed to respost that day's snapshot. That way, even if they didn't talk about Iraq themselves, it was in their post.
That's how you can tell the community sites.
Good point, Lawrence.

Third Estate Sunday Review said...

Another way to tell is this Seth has never helped out at Third Estate Sunday Review. He's never helped write an article, he's never participated in a roundtable, he's had nothing to do with that site. We have no interest in him. He is NOT a member.
But he is a little liar who wants attention and knows trashing the community might get him a little. What a creep.

Third Estate Sunday Review said...

Third Estate comment by me (Ty). I thought my name would show up.

Anonymous said...

Seth In Urine

Anonymous said...

Seth In Feces

Jonah said...

Amanda, thanks for posting that. You're right, it really clears it up. This 'Seth' just showed up begging C.I. for links and C.I. was kind enough to give them even though it made the community feel awkward. Then, as Rebecca's pointed out, Drama Queen Seth had a snit fit and that was in 2006. He's pathetic and every few months he launches another attack on the community, always pretending to be part of us and he's not.

Anonymous said...

Seth In Vomit.

Brady said...

Are we all still pretending we don't know who "Seth" is? While he's not a community member, we do know him. Remember "Mr. Senate Reporter" and "Mr. Book Chat." Had his own site in 2005, had a snit fit and took it down. We all know it's the same pathetic guy. The writing is just as prissy and wimpy. He's the most self-righteous and effete writer. And he never has anything to say worth reading.

Anonymous said...

Seth In A Pig Sty

Anonymous said...

Seth in Simon Cowell's Ass Crack

Anonymous said...

Seth In The Toilet

Iwana said...

He's not just a bad writer, he's a bad White writer. Every sentence screams White bread.

Robert said...

I just went to his site to see his crap and he's such a prissy thing. Like he'd wear a bow tie and purse his lips while he babbled on about how smart he was. He's so obviously ignorant and I'm talking about basic facts on any subject other than soap operas. My guess is he was a fat kid in middle school who didn't have any friends so he tried to be smart and then he hit college thinking he was only to realize that he didn't know how to think for himself just how to repeat what he was told. That's how he writes. And like he still doesn't have any friends. He might have two 'friends.' I can see a couple using him to house sit or pick up their mail but not wanting anything to do with him.

Anonymous said...

Seth In Diapers

Anonymous said...

Seth In Turds

Anonymous said...

Seth In Piss Panties

Terrance said...

Seth is an ass and he needs to be checking himself. Don't start nothing and there won't be nothing. He needs to heed.

Erika said...

Yes! Amanda thank you for posting that from C.I. in 2006. That "Seth" is a nobody and he is not a member.

West said...

Community member since AlterNet attacked me and C.I. and Rebecca stood up for me. I never heard word one of this Seth. He is not a member. He is a liar.

Morgan said...

Brady I know who you mean and you are 100% right and 100% righteous on that. It is the same little Greta Garbo Princess who pulled that stunt in 2005.

Rhonda said...

C.I. covers Iraq and Seth's one of those shallow 'boys' (I bet you anything he's over 30) who goes ga-ga over Justin Timberlake because they're so damn ignorant.

Anonymous said...

Seth In Satan's Crack

Anonymous said...

Seth In Crisco

Anonymous said...

Seth In Bad Taste

Anonymous said...

Seth In The Zone For Another Lonely Saturday Night

Anonymous said...

Seth In Lock Down

Todd said...

I can't believe that little soap blogger is starting his f--king s--t again. I'm so tired of him and his clutch the pearls ways. He's the Tony Randall of bloggers. Go away, Seth, just go away.

Anonymous said...

Seth In Night School

Anonymous said...

Seth In A Minefield

Anonymous said...

Seth In Concrete.

Anonymous said...

Seth In The Stockade

Anonymous said...

Seth In Pull Ups

Rachel said...

I checked Seth's site for the first time ever. OMG. Is that supposed to be a site for adults? You can't tell.
My great aunt Syliva isn't as obsessed with soap operas. I guess that's all Seth has to live for.

Anonymous said...

Seth In Pampers.

Anonymous said...

Seth In Smut

Mikey Likes It! said...

"Seth In Purgatory" Tossed in for whoever is leaving those "Seth In" comments. :D
Mike here and Seth refused to be interviewed by me. By phone, by e-mail, by i.m.
He is not a community member. I have interviewed everyone who started a site after I did and some people who were doing it before I was. If you're in the community, I interview you.
He said sure.
Then he blew me off.
Over and over.
That's why I don't give a damn about him. I've made that clear at my site many times.

Shirley said...

This Seth is pathetic and just needs to get a life. Far, far from this community.

Brad said...

So some little priss-pot wanted to pretend he was a member of this community and pretend that there's some sort of 'split' (of one?) in our community (which he can't even get the name to right). What a prick. Go away, Seth, we never knew you and we won't miss you.

Third Party said...

I just read KissyPoo (Seth) and let me state a point really loud and clear: This community is informed and unlike Drama Queen Seth, we know there were more than two candidates running for president. Read that idiot's blog post and you will see he thinks the only candidates were Obama and McCain.
I hate stupid and I hate political bigots.

Keesha said...

Good point, Third Party, wish I had caught that but Seth's 'writing' is so boring it puts me to sleep.
We supported Ralph Nader as a community. Beth, Ava and C.I. did not vote in that poll. Beth has since revealed that she voted for Cynthia McKinney. Ava (and Wally) made it clear at Third that she and C.I. voted for either Cynthia or Ralph.
What an idiot that Seth is.

Keesha said...

Also, glad to see so many community members leaving comments here.

Martha said...

Ding Dong the Drama Queen is gone. Check all the community sites and you will see they have all delinked from Seth. I would also advise you that someone (not Rebecca but don't we all think it would be) will be blogging about Seth tonight. (There's a hint of who in Rebecca's post from last night.) I'm passing this heads up on with permission from Ava who just passed it on to me.

Brenda said...

http://thomasfriedmanisagreatman.blogspot.com/2008/11/man-named-joe.html

Is the post Martha was giving a heads up to. Elaine wrote it and posted it at Betty's site.

Brent said...

I couldn't deal with this during the week. I'm so sick of these f-ed up losers and their attacks on C.I. Seth never had an audience and now he never will. Welcome to the Land of Zero where you are president Seth. We will not hear from you again.