Last December, in response to a blog post I made about Graham Hancock’s foreword to Glenn Kreisberg’s book about an alleged megalithic culture in North America, a commenter posed as Graham Hancock and insulted the intelligence of other commentators, giving the impression that these insults came from Graham Hancock. This commenter was not Hancock, and the words did not belong to Hancock. I was not aware of the comment until the real Hancock called my attention to it this past weekend. The comment, and all responses to it, have been removed from the relevant page for violating my site’s terms and conditions. It is reproduced here as a screenshot, however, so that the context is entirely clear. I condemn in the strongest possible language any comments that attempt to mislead readers into believing they came from someone else, and I apologize to Hancock for the distress that the fraudulent posting has caused.
As most readers know, I am only one person, and I am not able to read and monitor every comment posted across the thousands of my blog entries. Some offensive or defamatory posts may make it through because of this, so I ask for your help. Please report any suspicious, offensive, or defamatory comments to JasonColavito@outlook.com or through my contact form for moderation or removal. I urge everyone who comments on my blog to please familiarize yourself with my site terms and conditions and to treat one another, and the thousands of silent readers who never comment, with respect.
8/6/2018 04:08:10 pm
I will be reporting a comment right away.
8/6/2018 05:04:11 pm
It's hard enough to maintain a critical blog site, encouraging free-wheeling discourse and debate among supposed adults, but when there are trolls acting as impersonators and intellectual poser. You can't control everything by yourself, Jason. I applaud your efforts but it is really up to those of us who read and participate to monitor ourselves.
8/6/2018 08:47:13 pm
It does seem open blogs and social media seem to attract bullies, liars, and just jerks. Sorry Jason you have to deal with this. Its your site but I implore you to keep it open to diverse opinions as possible.
8/6/2018 09:57:59 pm
So why is it that this site deletes posts that disagree with this blogger? Why can’t he take criticism? He loves to make fun of others but can’t take it when it is returned. That’s what a bully does.
8/6/2018 10:35:05 pm
There are literally thousands of comments that disagree with me. The posts that are deleted are those that violate the terms and conditions, typically for engaging in personal insults or making threats.
An Anonymous Nerd
8/6/2018 10:35:23 pm
[[why is it that this site deletes posts that disagree with this blogger?]]
8/6/2018 11:13:29 pm
And this proves my point to those who matter. This IS a hate blog.
8/6/2018 11:33:18 pm
8/6/2018 11:53:43 pm
"So why is it that this site deletes posts that disagree with this blogger?"
8/6/2018 11:59:22 pm
You alright, AN?
8/8/2018 01:11:02 pm
Fun fact, the worst bullies are the ones who use accusations of bullying against their victims. And apparently, the one I'm looking at right now can't read, either, because Jason's post clearly states that this post was removed for IDENTITY THEFT, not disagreement.
8/6/2018 11:25:17 pm
Standing by, J,
8/6/2018 11:36:22 pm
8/7/2018 10:30:35 am
I'd rather you delete the lengthy posts from the illustrative debunking wannabees who mistake opinions they favor as fact while fantasizing an audience for them. Only because they're boring, mind you. Mind-numbingly boring.
8/7/2018 11:51:37 am
8/7/2018 01:10:39 pm
"You're not under obligation to read everything or anything posted here."
8/7/2018 02:07:55 pm
I'll try Joe, I'll try. That's all a steer can do...is try !
8/8/2018 06:49:39 am
Way to go, sonny!
8/8/2018 05:30:23 pm
Sadly, the REAL Hancock's forum has become a pale shadow of its former self. The Global Village forum, once a great place for a lively exchange of ideas not related in any way to Hancock's books, has now become a vile echo-chamber for the most malignant of Trump supporters. It's a shame Hancock never steps in to clear them out. He's hung up on the notion that 'free speech' means anything goes. I think he's long past his sell-by date.
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