By: Grant Oberg
Beginning on March 31, 1999, Scot, the owner of
Sailormoon.org, blocked out all users to his site, citing
that a certain AOL user named "Chibi Pearl" had sent him a
very obnoxious flame, causing him to be so mad, he simple
blocked out all users. A copy of the flame was shown, and I
read it several times, grinning at the udder stupidity of
of "Chibi Pearl".
Being an AOL member, I have one thing to say to Scot and
Jen: WAY TO GO! Finally, someone is standing up to
obnoxious idiots who flame people's sites. I don't mind
losing access to Sailormoon.org for a week, or even a
month, if this idiotic flamer gets put in his/her/its
I'd like to break apart the flame for you, and give you my
reaction. The first part says that Scot must think he's the
best Sailormoon site around, just because he has a domain.
Okay, this is not true. I own a domain, and I pray to god
every day that I don't end up on the Amazoness Quartet, the
M-Squad, the Fifth Witch, or any website like that. Scot
and Jen have pumped several working hours on
sailormoon.org, and it shows. The devotion they've put into
Sailormoon.org is probably one of the coolest examples of
dedication and pride of one's site I've ever seen. If just
half of Sailornet had this kind of devotion to their sites
(and some of you do, I know!), it would definitely be a
better place. Well, maybe not better, since the AQ would be
out of a job. :P
The second part of the flame is basically how little
information there is on the page. Of course there isn't!
Sailormoon.org is mainly a media library, with a webpage
help area, and a huge link list. However, in the libraries,
there is also an HTML version of the Sailormoon FAQ, which
covers a ton of things. (For those who don't know, the
Sailormoon FAQ is a large collection of information about
Sailormoon on an international scale. Its also known as
WinFAQ.) In other words, Sailormoon.org wasn't meant to be
a mainly informational site.
The third part talks about the rant Scot put up a few days
ago, saying that about 60% of all flames come from AOL
users. I can understand this. I've been in the AOL
Sailormoon chatrooms. You don't want to know what goes on
in there. Scot's rant on AOL users was fair; even I hate
AOL, and I use the service. Besides, people are entitled to
their opinions and I encourage ranting on your page.
However, I don't encourage flaming, since it usually
ignites flame wars, and can tear up friendships easily
(though there is defiantly no love lost between AOL and
The fourth and longest part (it was made up of about three
whole sentences!) said that Sailormoon.org knew it didn't
scan all the images in their massive image library. Um,
excuse me, but I don't think that Scot EVER said that he
personally captured/scanned any of the pics in the
Sailormoon.org library. All images in the Sailormoon.org
library were created and edited by Jen (as in the free web
graphics section) and almost all were donated by users.
This says so right on the image credits page!
Okay, I've covered it all. Many people may be wondering
why I'm writing this article. I'm an AOL user, so that must
mean I'm some sort of traitor! HA! I hate AOL. I never did
like it, but I live in rural southeast Alabama. AOL is the
only service I CAN get. Fortunately for me, I'll be moving
In summary, I suggest you read the March 1999 rant at
Sailormoon.org. You can find it at
you'll understand my position.
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