The whole North Edinburgh community seems to be keen to discover the secret behind the anonymity of the “Piltonsucks.com” webmaster. At the last Muirhouse Community Council meeting on Tuesday, even I was suggested, which is a bit of a bummer, but because of not wanting to destroy my reputation, I just answered “Haeh ?”.
But now I got curious, too, and so had a bit of a look at the website, and it seems to be registered pretty anonymously at an address in New York in the Whois records. Half of the people slagged off on the website I don’t even know, and sometimes I do feel it is an unnecessarily harsh critique, but then I actually don’t seem to have a clue what the guy is talking about half of the time.
I am still not sure how to stand towards this website. The person who is running it seems to walk on a slim thread between slander, intelligence, depression and the power game of backstabbing, but also with a spice of relevant criticism. But because of not suggesting on how to improve things or make them better, it might in the end be a pretty worthless contribution to our community.
I rather prefer the honest way of going out and doing things to improve the world and this community, rather than sitting behind the computer slagging everybody off, though that could also be quite relieving and revealing sometimes.