Update: Seeing there are at least two people who frequent WUWT who have very bad memories and want to present me as some sort of incessant rabble rouser who posted at WUWT a lot, here are all the comments from Sou at WUWT. Probably not even 30 comments in four years. Mostly polite, though I take a bit of a dig in some. I don't recall ever coming across the moderator Anthony says I annoyed. (He is no longer around, which frees Anthony Watts to use his name in vain.)
Sou 2 February 2014
Anthony Watts (a chap from the USA who runs an anti-science, scientist-bashing website, WattsUpWithThat.com) claims me as a "blog child" of his, though I doubt I've made more than a couple of dozen comments on his blog. He says I've made "multiple policy violations".
REPLY: This is one of my blog children, banned from WUWT due to multiple policy violations. It is run by a clueless female eco-nut type in Australia who calls herself “Sou”. As usual, she denigrates anonymously, since she has no honor like most of her ilk. – Anthony
I wonder what my "ilk" is? And does being female make me more clueless or more of an eco-nut? I make mistakes sometimes, for sure, but am I as clueless as this or this or this? What do you reckon? Whatever, I can't see any WUWT policy that I violated, so this one must be new: "Anyone who points out the bad manners of Anthony Watts will be forever banned".
Some of you may have read my recent test of the new "moderation" approach at WUWT. But this refers to an earlier ban.
Here is what happened. Let me point out that this all took place well before I started this blog, although I occasionally mentioned WUWT on my other blog (still in hiatus). But that was nothing like HotWhopper.
How Anthony Watts doesn't understand Twitter and denigrates Bill McKibben
This is a chronicle of what led to Anthony Watts banning me from WUWT.
Anthony posted a dog whistle to his mob to come and bash Bill McKibben. The reason? He thought Bill had blocked him on Twitter. Only he hadn't. And I let Anthony know he hadn't.
How Anthony Watts mistakes a reference to a Report on Lake Tahoe
Global warming’s impact on Lake Tahoe is well documented.Anthony went to a lot of trouble, posting a photo of the weather station and lots and lots of charts of surface temperature. In fact, Governor Brown's website was referring to the report of the lake itself, which included statements such as this one: "The decline in summer clarity may be related to the impacts of climate change".
Here is my tweet together with Anthony's, replying in his usual fashion:
Note his violent objection to what he views as "denigration", how he avoids acknowledging the substance of my tweet, refused to acknowledge his mistake and instead resorts to name-calling using his favourite words "hate" and "angry" and "anonymous". (The denigration of Bill McKibben documented here and below is not a 'once off' from Anthony Watts. Anyone familiar with how Anthony has a nasty habit of trying to denigrate scientists and others on a daily basis, and how his blog is devoid of 'factual discourse', will be aware of the irony.)
How Bill McKibben is rewarded for being gracious
Watts violent objection to denigration didn't last long, did it. @wattsupwiththat
— Sou from Bundanga (@SouBundanga) August 21, 2012
Which resulted in him banning me, tweeting:
@soubundanga violent?Show the "violence" or stop lying. You are no longer welcome at WUWT nor at my Twitter feed with such lying.Anthony chose to interpret the adjective in the literal sense rather than in the figurative sense (which latter meaning is how it is commonly used in my part of the world). He didn't deny his double standards. He didn't explain or try to excuse his swift return to his normal practice of 'denigration'. I think he was just looking for an excuse to ban me. Anthony doesn't like people who prefer information to disinformation, let alone people who point out his mistakes.
— Watts Up With That (@wattsupwiththat) August 21, 2012
So there you have it. Be warned, people. There are unwritten "policies" on WUWT. Thou shalt not criticise what Anthony Watts posts or thou shalt be called a liar and banned forever more.
Readers' bonus - How The Texas Drought produced a Mendacious Idiot and an Emotionally Based Life Form
Here's a bonus for anyone who made it through to the end of this article. If you want to see more of how Anthony responds to criticism, have a peep at this twitter interaction, in which he calls me a "mendacious idiot" and an "emotionally based life form" for tweeting this about an article he wrote following arguably the most extreme hot and dry weather on record for Texas:
Texas farmers take heart. You didn't really have record heat/drought, @wattsupwiththat science says it's only new weather stns + UHI. Whew!
— Sou from Bundanga (@SouBundanga) February 20, 2013
@soubundanga no blame, just a statement of fact - you are an emotionally based lifeform
— Watts Up With That (@wattsupwiththat) February 21, 2013
@soubundanga Sorry, meant to say purposely mendacious idiot.Click here to see the full conversation on Twitter (or here for a copy, you'll need to zoom to 100% and move it with your mouse).
— Watts Up With That (@wattsupwiththat) February 20, 2013
And from last year, a transparent attempt by Anthony to name and shame as is his wont:
@soubundanga I'll b naming you in a future post on the topic, as you ducked the question. So I can properly attribute you, what's your name?Who's the clueless one? Anthony Watts! <--Answer in magic writing :D
— Watts Up With That (@wattsupwiththat) August 14, 2012