My Little War On Online Nitpickers….

Back in August, I virtually had a meltdown when one of my regular followers of my trivia team’s fan page (Miskatonic University Fighting Cephalopods) commented on one of the game recaps I shared. He said he felt like there was “something missing” from a question I posted about Democratic candidates.

Truth be told, I didn’t take really good notes in that particular trivia game. I was a bit distracted by grief from losing a dear friend just days before. And this is why every single one of my game recaps all come with a disclaimer now, which my “regulars” have probably seen:


And here are the questions…assume they will be reasonable facsimiles of/abbreviated versions of the questions that were asked during the game, assume they may not have all been written down word for word, and assume that there may be additional qualifiers for some of the questions that were not written down. Audio questions will not be written down. Now let’s go to last night’s trivia game!

This has cut down significantly on this “regular’s” nitpicking of my trivia recaps. Honestly – it’s gotten to the point that whenever I see that this person has commented on one of my page posts, I don’t even want to read his comment. And now I’ve begun just deleting this person’s comments. It’s quite empowering!

I don’t mind errors of fact being pointed out. They’re fairly easy to correct. If I use the same number for two consecutive questions, yes, yes – I can correct that. But if someone is very obviously trying to be the “hero of the internet,” prove how smart they think they are?  Maybe trying to point out that I should’ve taken better notes? Yes, maybe I should have – but I do all of these trivia recaps on my own time – and for entertainment purposes only. If people don’t like reading them, they certainly don’t have to.

Today’s “nitpicking” was Mr. “Hero of the Internet” pointing out that Hank the Octopus is a septopus and has seven arms instead of eight So the f— what? Why would it even matter? Should I point out that you only have one penis instead of several? 🙂 Take up your complaints with Pixar!

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