Fitzroyalty has some dedicated haters. I genuinely don’t know why they bother. If they don’t like what the site is about, why do they continue to pay it so much attention? Why don’t they focus their creative energies on their own projects instead of making pathetic attempts to undermine mine? I think the answer is they don’t actually have the talent to do anything original.
I wrote earlier this year about the use of the name Fitzroyalty and then expanded on it to explain its legal status. This followed on from my post late last year about the fake Fitzroyalty site that had been made at WordPress, which lead someone, presumably its creator, to stalk me online. After I started to take legal action, everything went quiet. The fake site was locked down and not available to the public, then its content was deleted and replaced with other irrelevant content.
But then things started to get busy again this winter. In July a single post site called Shitzroy appeared on WordPress (below). It criticised the Gertrude St Projection Festival for no apparent reason but I wonder if its creator had another agenda.
Around the same time, a site with no content called I hate Fitzroyalty (below) appeared on WordPress, apparently responding to the original complaint I had made about the fake site dishonestly trying to misrepresent itself as the real thing and consequently misleading readers.
Also in July, someone has done what one of my commenters suggested someone do: register fitzroyalty.com. I have claimed that brand name domain names are not as important as they used to be, and I didn’t see the point in registering it myself. The domain is currently parked, and I doubt anything will appear on it soon. Whoever is making these sites evidently hasn’t got anything substantial to say.
In August, the fake site’s content was replaced with a fake advertisement for the Family Fi(r)st Party (below). It appears to be an attempt to annoy me, but it made me laugh out loud. I voted for the Australian Sex Party, and put the Family Fi(r)st Party last. It’s hilarious and utterly trivial.
I have no proof that the same person or people are responsible for all these sites, but it seems plausible to consider it the work of the same person. The only thing the meaningless peripheral stupidity I have outlined here demonstrates is that people find it difficult to ignore Fitzroyalty. Which is exactly what I want…