Just to make sure Google knows where to point to if someone searches for Benjamin Duranske / Benjamin Noble and/or Prokofy Neva / Catherine Fitzpatrick.
… Her modes of attack include deliberately misquoting people she wants to discredit, personally belittling anyone who disagrees with her, making up horrible lies about interlocutors, and ultimately, taking what appears to be an immense amount of joy in being one of the most wantonly disagreeable people in the virtual world.
She is the worst sort of tabloid gossip writer, yet casts her ideas as literal truth spoken from on-high. She eschews civil debate, and instead employs personal attacks, sly falsehoods, emotional temper tantrums, and multiple alter egos (or, I suppose, alter alter egos) to lend apparent support to the often bizarre, highly personal, accusations published on her blog.
She has managed to poison her relationship with hundreds, if not thousands, of virtual world writers, business people, professionals, designers, and other residents by being completely intolerant of any idea — indeed even any expression of an idea — that does not originate from her. …
Want to help? Spread the word! Link to this article using the words ‘benjamin duranske’ and ‘prokofy neva’. Not only would you help in getting Benjamin Duranske’s reply to Prokofy Neva known, you would also contribute to getting less garbage (eg. Prok’s mud throwing) ranking good in Google search.
My attribution to this? I have a lot of Prok comments on the blog. I shall not censor Prokofy’s comments, but for each and every one of them, the author’s link will point to Benjamin Duranske’s post on Prokofy Neva. Which does not help much for ranking the article (comment links are no-follow) but it will make sure that people curious about what Prokofy Neva is about - not much, if you are wondering - will read ‘Benjamin Duranske on Prokofy Neva’ first.
As I’m not the only Second Life resident totally fed up with Prokofy Neva, I’ve received the following text in my inbox, which I _should_ adapt as vintfalken.com’s official disclaimer on Prokofy Neva. Sometimes it is hard to do - especially when for that one second up to her next comments you think Prokofy wants to engage in an actual discussion - and sometimes I can’t resists replying to Prokofy either, but doing that _is_ waisted time and keyboard strokes. Both this reader’s and Benjamin Duranske’s analysis are correct, I should just ignore the ‘twat’. And I hope you will help me with that: reprimand me when I reply to it, and pretty please, set the good example. I’m hoping Prokofy might give up when it notices that, despite how much insults it put in it’s comments - nobody cares about what it has to say, let alone wants to waste the time to comment upon that. *tries even harder* *is going to stop mentioning Prokofy Neva in the blogposts too* (this time definitive! ;))
*** Some recommendations for the readers of this blog ***
(based on experience gained after mistakes by yours truly)
Since this is a blog merely about fashion and Vints little adventures, and does not have any importance at all, chances are that when commenting on this blog, you will be confronted with the phenomenon Prokofy Neva, the well know critic of futilities. (or what other reason she has for being here?)
You may be tempted to enter into a discussion with her.
*DONT*, because you are not. Discussion means interaction, eventually mutual enrichment, gaining new insights. But you will not find it. You are entering a one-way street. Not only is she not willing to really read your words, she even isnt trying
to convince you of her being right. Her reaction comments will merely be a deplorable attempt to make you look like a moron, and put an emphasis on her supposed experience and wisdom, while at best, she is just a wisehead. The only goal is: putting Prodigy Névrosé(e) in the spotlight.
You feel an urge to expose her or her scribblings?
*DO NOT*, do not waste your valuable time on it.. go in-world and enjoy yourself. It has been done before. She has been characterised so many times by now. Profiles ranging from a drunk troll to an age-frustrated egocentric narrow minded reactionair sociopathic tart. All descriptions validated by her own behaviour in multiple occasions. No need to add up something else. Everybody already has drawn his conclusions. And everybody with more then 1 braincell, who has been reading blogs for more then 2 days now, knows that she mostly sells baked air, wrapped into some fancy but hollow un-matterful vocabulary.
Maybe you want to react because you feel she is personally attacking you with her words?
*DONT*, because she is not. And it is not personal. She treats allmost everybody, who has an opinion, this way. It isnt just you. If you make a point she cant refute with sound arguments, which happens most of the time, she allways turns to name calling. Its just the desperate reaction of the schoolyard bully who found his intellectual master. Nothing else.
So, if you see her name popping up after you commented here, just ignore it. *DONT* react on the insults, *DONT* accept the invitation for the mudslingingfest that will put her in the centre of attention again.
If she offended you, wear the tag proudly, it means you made a good point, you are not longer a nobody in SL or the blogosphere..
or, paraphrasing René Descartes : ” Prok m’ insulte, donc je suis “
And an other ‘typical’ example of prokism can be found on Peter Stindberg’s blog: he finds we should look at clashing with Prokofy as some sort of ‘Second Life graduation’. I’ve seen better initiation rituals. :d