Some of you have probably noticed that our blog is being ‘scraped’ for links by another WordPress blog called, inexplicably, ‘Hoaxteadresearchmessiahlawyer666’, run by someone who calls himself ‘Bar man’.
But before Bar(f)man there was ‘Daniel Stowe’, and before ‘Daniel Stowe’ there was ‘RoofieTroofie’.
You see, it all started on Twitter, last Friday morning. Someone calling themselves RoofieTroofie started a Twitter profile, and immediately began harassing a group of family barristers who gather there to chat from time to time. Some, but not all of them are involved in the Transparency Project, which we’ve discussed here in the past.
According to RoofieTroofie, these barristers actually run Hoaxtead Research…and he was determined to prove it. He assured barrister Lucy Reed that he could see into the secret fastnesses of her soul…using crystals and a drawing of her which he traced from his computer monitor.
Strangely, Lucy was less than impressed at this rather creepy approach:When he realised he’d get no satisfaction on Twitter, GoofieTroofie decided to beard the lion in its den.
He posted this on our blog: Oh, well then.
El Coyote confessed himself puzzled:Aaaaaand there’s that question answered.
YdychyncachuTracey, who was a little more on the ball that day than EC, quickly realised that RoofieTroofie had brought his side-show over from Twitter:
He’s right on that point: we non-believers definitely don’t really understand the crystal thing.
But it’s all right, really. We don’t need it explained. Honestly.
By this time, EC had used his startling powers of deduction—and the fact that RoofieTroofie was calling himself ‘Daniel Stowe’ on his Twitter account—to determine that a) he was a troll, b) he needed blocking, and c) erm, well, that’s it really.
One more post from RoofieTroofie, and his fate was sealed:
Sorry, old chap: that’s you blocked. (By the way, note that he’s now decided Sarah runs our site. This will come up again later.)
More fun and frolic followed:
Meanwhile, unbeknownst to us, poor RoofieTroofie (remember him?) who had been unceremoniously blocked from commenting, was outside the blog pounding his tiny fists against the door and screaming: Apparently Jesus had suddenly decided he had something else to do elsewhere that day, and so the blog remained closed to poor RoofieTroofie. However, he now has the honour of having produced the most hilarious spam we’ve ever received.
We did notice that he had a very short-lived Facebook page under the name of Daniel Stowe, who claimed to belong to a church in Sheffield. Odd, since his IP address pointed straight to Leicester, but there you are. Erm…sounds delightful. Sorry, but we think we are scheduled for a root canal that day.
Oddly, both his Facebook and Twitter accounts disappeared within about 48 hours of appearing; apparently poor RoofieTroofie has trouble with his stamina. We’ve heard there’s now treatment for that, but we don’t want to intrude on the poor little fellow’s personal life.
And so, deprived of the ability to harass people and creep them out, RoofieTroofie transmogrified into…dun dun DUN…(hang on, what was the blog name again?)…oh right: Hoaxteadresearchmessiahlawyer666.
Because that doesn’t sound deranged at all.
And now, Roofie…er, that is, Hoaxteadresearchmessiahlawyer666 is free to froth and fulminate on his very own blog to his little heart’s content.
We shan’t be telling him that every time he links to our blog he’s actually boosting our search engine ranking; we’d really hate to upset him any more than we already have.