Ann Somerville has nicely chronicled a beautiful drama involving sockpuppets, accusations of racism, sci-fi authors attacking bloggers, lawyers behaving badly, sci-fi editors outing sockpuppets, deletions of Livejournal accounts, and, I've no doubt, thousands of flounces and sleepless nights in between. I can't link to her blog since Ann has banned any traffic from this blog to hers - don't ask - but I can type out the URL here for you to cut and paste:
I blame Livejournal. Something about that blog software turns normal kids and adults into berserk online flame warriors determined to have the last word at all costs. Is it the color they use, you think?