There's a fair bit of banter in the blogosphere, and sometimes it goes a bit too far. But check out this post from WhaleOil:
The Standard’s attack by several authors against both John and Josie Pagani has reached new depths, and now involves death threats.Take a look at this comment from regular contributor Colonial Viper:“Time to put Zarak and Gaeta back in their place.” Sounds innocuous unless you are a sci0-fi fan and follow Battlestar GalacticaHow is that not a death threat?From Wikipedia:“After regaining control of Galactica and defeating the mutiny, Adama has Zarek and Gaeta executed by firing squad.”Ummm, too far? I think so. There really is no other way to read that. The only way that Zarek and Gaeta were put in their place was execution.
This is way beyond the pale. What has happened of course is that John Pagani has said that he would rather read Kiwiblog than The Standard, and Josie Pagani has responded publicly to sexist attacks against her by Standard commenters. For that, Colonial Viper whoever he/she is wants the Paganis executed.
We weren't overly enthusiastic when the Law Commission announced proposals early in the week for dealing with cyber-bullying. But Colonial Viper has strengthened the Law Commission's case quite significantly.