28/07/2009 by AndreaUrbanFox
Oh dear oh dear…Our “champ” has done it AGAIN.
After days TRolling on Twitter using several accounts, Trent Reznor went on his own website and posted yet another long-winded rant about how misunderstood he is and how I am the sole reason for his all problems. Yes, he has actually named me as the reason he left Twitter…no mention that Twitter approached him and asked him to kindly tone down and in true prima donna style he throws a hissy fit and deletes his account.
So, when he isn’t moaning to Rolling Stone and getting bashed by ex-fans for his now notorious foot-in-mouth suicide tips for cutters, our drama queen is playing the victim to his NINtards. Anyway, I won’t post a link to his rant because I refuse to give his website any airtime.
Trent_Reznor 07/28/09 10:23 AM
Bla bla bla boring bla…..
Twitter: Yes, I deleted my account and I’ll explain why since somehow someone apparently thinks this is newsworthy.
Twitter seemed like an interesting way to quickly reach a large number of people, and people that seem to exist outside of the nin.com world of fans. For a while, I found it useful to read replies and get a sense of what people are thinking / saying, and this worked well for a while. As I’ve mentioned in other letters, the key to understanding your audience / fan-base is to engage them and understand them. The results of me doing this with NIN include the way we sell tickets on nin.com, the way we’ve distributed the last records, the multitracks available for free download for you to remix, the Creative Commons licensing, the open camera / recording policy for live shows, no fan-club fees, the tour music samplers, the open design of nin.com, etc etc etc. I could keep going because pretty much everything we’ve been doing with NIN lately has been based upon what you as an audience think would be a cool way to do it.
Most of these policies and approaches have nothing to do with Twitter, but it was another tool to see what people think about things and get feedback.
Then… around the time news broke of my engagement, a faction of troublemakers showed up whose sole intent was to disrupt, harass, insult and incite. Let me explain to you why simply blocking on Twitter was not a solution. If you are interested in someone on Twitter, you can follow their updates. I’ve noticed however many people want to see the replies that user gets to have a sense of a thread of information / thoughts. You do this by searching the user’s name you’re interested in. When I started getting relentlessly reply spammed by these few individuals with harassment ranging from hoping I overdose to calling my fiancee racist slurs hundreds of times a day, YES – I could (and did) block them, but everyone else reading my replies sees ALL of that nonsense. So, I am providing a platform for this rubbish to be broadcast to my fanbase, which I am not going to participate in. I discussed this with some friends at Twitter who acknowledged the problem with a “yeah, um, we’re thinking about doing something about that – people are complaining” response. Not good enough. As I’ve said, Twitter’s interests lie in getting the most users and hype possible, then cash in for the big sale – and fair enough, they’ve come up with an interesting product.
Last night, I had the pleasure of trying to explain this message to an understandably upset Veronica De La Cruz:
@AndreaUrbanFox someone got balls at last! Hey, can I have some of that #Eric money? The dude’s dead, he doesn’t need it lol
She saw this message because anything with the #Eric hashtag appears on weloveeric.com. I tried to explain to her this person is just a lonely, obsessed, delusional, bitter “fan” who recently posted how the celebrity she’d most like to date is ME. She spends countless hours a day obsessing over me, my fiancee and NIN resorting to ANYTHING for attention. In a reasonably moderated community, these people can be made to vanish – on Twitter, it’s a free-for-all – hence they flock there. It depresses me to think my art and life’s work can attract this kind of scum, and trying to explain to Veronica why someone would stoop to that level of ignorance for attention – and it’s someone that because of me is in her world causing her pain… well, it sucks. If that was your intention you trolling, cowardly pigs – you’ve succeeded.
Do note how His Holiness fails to mention it was an RT (ReTweet) which means I was just reposting what someone else said AND it was already an RT by yet another person. How convenient huh? Even more convenient is that he also fails to mention the said RT was dropped by HIM using HIS own TRolling account. How can one be sure it is his account? Cos a DM (Direct Message) with a bit. link was sent to him and the dumbass clicked on it which led straight to him, in France at the time.
So, what better way to get back at me then to summon his NINtarded minions and try to entice them AGAIN to go fight his fights for him. Yes, Reznor we see through you and now your fans are starting to see too 😛
Also note how he uses Veronica…pull those heart strings why don’t you? We all know he used the Eric thing to take attention off his shambolic engagement to someone he “picked up” from Twitter and after 2 weeks proposed to. Why not use the same strategy now?
Let me be clear about something here, I do NOT apologize for asking to see the accounts for the Eric fund (still not made public) and for questioning where the rest of it is going. There have been a lot more direct questions asked by others such as why donations ($1,200) to the #Eric Fund through NIN are NOT tax deductable and why not have that explained before soliciting donations…but as it wasn’t me asking no reason for TR to get upset huh?
Lets face it, if I`m obsessed by TR as he seems to think I am, the same can be said for him who still follows me on Blip.fm, still reads my tweets and blogs….
Final note from me to Trent Reznor HERE