OSAs ultimate weapon – Copypasta!
There was an interesting comment on Marty’s blog that didn’t get the attention it should have. Someone noticed the same phrase popping up again and again in the comments sections of the current spate of online Scientology news stories.
The phrase was “This article is another thinly veiled tabloid piece repeating old and new rumors from people with an axe to grind with the Church of Scientology.”
It was found copied and pasted word for word into comments placed on dozens, even hundreds of news sites.
Well, of course OSA is in a bind. They forbid Scientologists to actually read any of these articles, yet someone has to plant derisive comments on them. And it has to be done as soon as the article appears.
Well, that someone is the staff at OSA, probably Gloria Idda. They are thin on the ground and overworked, so of course they write the comment once and then just copy and paste it onto every news site. It’s an easy way out, it gets the comments posted. Unfortunately, anyone with Google can instantly see it for what it is – copypasta.
“Copypasta” is internet slang for any block of text that gets copied and pasted over and over again, typically disseminated by individuals through online discussion forums and social networking sites. It’s akin to spam. It’s looked down on.
If Scientology really had “millions” of members, as they claim, and if those members had free unrestricted access to the internet, which they claim they do, then of course you’d get hundreds of very different comments.
So OSA, if you want to pretend to be a lot of different people, you can’t copypasta. Sigh, more work for you, more late nights and all-nighters…
Or, come join us out here where you can comment or not, say anything you want, or not write at all. Or just go get a good night’s sleep.