“Amanda” Sure Gets Around. . . .
Over at Civil War Memory, Kevin addresses a post at SHPG by Carl Roden, taking Kevin to task for supposedly editing the comment on his blog made by one “Amanda Buncle, a 15 year old Georgia girl.” The Facebook post has been taken down (surprise!), but Kevin’s put up screen captures here and here. Kevin admits editing the comment, saying “The last thing I want to do is alienate a young adult who expresses an interest in American history. . . .With this in mind I want to offer a sincere apology to young Amanda. I encourage you to share your ideas on this site in the future if you are moved to do so.” Then, he goes in for the kill:
Two things before I close: First, let me suggest that you change your email identification to something other than dixibytch. It is not fitting for a young Georgia girl. And I wonder if you can explain why your comment and those of Mr. Roden, who has been banned from this site, have the same IP Address? I found it strange that your first and only comment on this blog, which references Mr. Roden specifically, include the same IP address.
As it happens, a few months back I also got a comment posted from someone giving a return address of dixiebytch95-at-yahoo-dot-com, also with an IP address identical to the one Carl Roden used before he was blocked from commenting here. Because Roden had been previously blocked from commenting here, it went directly into the spam filter, and never appeared online. But I did keep a copy. It begins:
My name isn’t important, but Amanda will do. I read your stuff on Carl Roden and I have some really interesting details about Mr. Roden from personal dealings I have had. I think you should know what you’re dealing with exactly. Believe me when I say he’s not somebody you want to just look the other way with. In fact I think he may be among the most radical and dangerous folks on that site you mentioned. I went there and—wow its pretty far out there. I had to post under a different name and make a new profile to come here so I could tell you. Sorry I don’t really have an account. . . .
It goes on like that for another 1,650 words.
I won’t share the rest, but it concludes, “you also need to be careful.”
Get some professional help, Carl. You need it.