I'm not sure if this is a legitimate 'net word or not, but I'd like to discuss it here at Recess for Writers:
blastard: someone who leaves quite unnecessary, overly negative feedback on others' blogs, ostensibly to make him- or herself feel better or more important.
I've just noticed that there are so many blastards in cyberspace, and it really has started to irritate me.
I mean, come on... do you have a pessimistic opinion about everything?
I realize that certain blogs actively seek negative comments by discussing highly controversial subjects; therefore, I do not count those commentators among the blastard species.
Instead, I'm focusing on people who have no other enjoyment in life but to leave anonymous (it's almost always anonymous individuals... or, as Writer, Rejected calls them, "anonymice") messages just for the heck of it. That's rotten.
I'm fortunate that there have been ZERO blastards who have commented on this blog (I'm sure this will change if some blurking blastards come out of the woodwork now.) I've had one Portuguese spammer, but his offense, though annoying, is not blastardy.
So... what do you think? Have you encountered any blastards lately?