An email landed in my Inbox yesterday.
This in turn landed a somewhat onerous task on my lap.
As some of you may be aware, I had the privilege of restoring Anna Raccoon’s site a while back. This involved combining multiple files from multiple sources into one coherent form. It was reasonably successful and I would estimate that I got the vast majority back in readable form.
As websites go, it’s a quiet little backwater with visitors in the double figures each day. It’s not the busiest site in my little nest but it’s not the quietest either. I’m glad that people are reading it and that Anna’s work still lives.
The email yesterday was from some legal crowd in the UK and was about Anna Raccoon.
It appears that some nasty little troll has been up in court, or rather one of his victims; I’m not quite sure which. Anyhows an injunction has been obtained and all the Troll’s work has to be removed. And that’s where Anna becomes involved as he was somewhat active on her site.
The problem is simple. Or rather it’s very complicated, depending on which way you look at it.
The simple view is to go in and delete all the Troll’s comments.
The complicated view is that there are thousands of files where each has to be searched and paragraphs of coding removed without disturbing the surrounding code, as comments [contrary to appearance] are now actually embedded in each post.
On the other hand, I have a deep antipathy towards Trolls and hate to see them get away with anything. I have a nasty feeling my conscience is getting the better of me.
This is going to take awhile as our Troll friend was prolific in the extreme.
I’ll be back.