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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Steven Moffat Leaves Twitter Behind...


Shortly after Moffat tweeted this:

“Forgive my ignorance – is there a way to limit who can follow you or Tweet you?”

His twitter account disappeared and the account was turned off.
After all this happened fans tweeted his wife with questions and concerns. Moffat’s wife, Sue Vertue, posted the following:.

“For all asking @steven_moffat is well and currently having a family lunch but he’s got a huge amount on and twitter was proving a distraction.”

Rumours and reports are saying he left after being picked on and abused on twitter, which is wrong on so many levels, if true. Fans, like myself, love Moffat's tweets and tidbits about his life and hints on the shows, like Doctor Who, that he would give us. I hope that one day he will return to twitter and the people annoying him and abusing this awesome chance to connect with the man behind Doctor Who will stop.

Twitter to me is an amazing place to do just that connect with people, famous or otherwise, ask questions, and if your lucky get response. We will let you know if and when anything happens.

16 comments :

Jason said...

I wish he'd come back, hes the only person who actually tweets anything interesting...

Paul Laroquod said...

Moffat pulled the exact same stunt on the official Coupling board back in the early 2000s. The fans were not even that abusive -- they were just upset that a major actor left the show and a few were questioning his motives and suggesting he was selling out, or a bit arrogant, etc -- the usual stuff that we all know some fans speculate on in such situations. Moffat didn't like that one bit so he pulled the plug and in an pretty classless maneuver put the blame on the fans for expressing their disappointment. So given that history (which I personally witnessed since I was active on that board at the time), I'm going to assume that this is just more of the same from the over-sensitive Mr. Steven Moffat.

gbollard said...

I do have to wonder if he was one of those fans who was so mean to Colin Baker in the 80s. If so, then it would be deserved.

Seriously though, there's a reason that I don't use the word FAN to describe myself. I've watched Doctor Who for 39 years and I've never said "no, that one is no good" or "that doctor is no good".


They're all good. Some are great and some are not as great but every Doctor Who episode is better than a million other shows and movies I could name.

Michael Grade is gone and today, the only people who are hurting Doctor Who are the fans. Get a life guys.

gbollard said...

Nobody likes being put down, especially when they think they're doing their best.

Guy Lambert said...

"I do have to wonder if he was one of those fans who was so mean to Colin Baker in the 80s. If so, then it would be deserved." - You can't say that! That's total speculation based on nothing!

Jen said...

It doesn't matter if you dislike the man, whatever the reason. That does not give you the right to verbally abuse him... I enjoyed his tweets and I hope he knows he has many firm fans :)

Jack Artagan Mackenna said...

Guy put up with constant abuse on Twitter for years, he's not over-sensitive. He has every right to leave if he feels uncomfortable.

SuedeHat said...

It's a real shame. There are always critics out there if you produce any kind of art, but there are also many, many people who enjoy the work. It's sad that he's cut off a way to interact with fans, but we all know people can be jerks on the internet, so if that's the reason, can't say I blame the man.

Paul Laroquod said...

Never said he didn't I just pointed out that this is very typical behaviour for him and that the provocation he cited as the reasons for him leaving in the past were actually very mild, so yeah-- he has every right to be over-sensitive.

Paul Laroquod said...

Aw did somebody huwt his feewings? Cancel the internet!

Paul Laroquod said...

Fan is short for 'fanatic' and a fanatic is one who doesn't dislike anything about whatever they are fanatic about.

The_Silent_Shadow said...

No it isn't. A fanatic is just someone who really likes something. You can't not dislike anything about something. Everyone dislikes something about something they're a fan of. That's a very silly things for you to say. I dislike, and even hate, many things about Doctor Who, but I'm still a fan of it.

Paul Laroquod said...

There are plenty, plenty of people who don't dislike a single thing about the shows of which they are fans. Do we live on the same internet? Check out the forums sometimes, they are rabid, and they don't like ANY criticsm whatsoever. Anyway my point was that if, like the person I was replying to (the fact that I was replying to something speicfic was something you entirely ignored), you don't dislike anything about a very long-running show, you can't realistically claim to not be a 'fan' can you? If you really like a show and don't dislike a SINGLE LEAD ACTOR even though there have been eleven of them, then I have to question your objectivity and I would absolutely see you as a 'fan' regardless of what you call yourself.

The_Silent_Shadow said...

I haven't ever met a single person who likes everything about Doctor Who. You said a fan likes "everything" (see above), when that is almost impossible.

Paul Laroquod said...

You are ignoring what I was responding to and being nonresponsive on everything else simply to make a very narrow point that no one really cares about, not even me, since it has nothing really to do with the point I was trying to make, which you don't seem to get at all, or at least you refuse to acknowledge. So whatever. Have it your way. A fan doesn't necessarily like everything. Who cares? It has nothing to do with what I was actually trying to say, does it? *rollseyes*

The_Silent_Shadow said...

It's exactly what you originally said. I can't believe how much of an idiot you are. Do I really have to copy your original comment? You defined what "fanatic" meant and you were wrong, so I corrected you. Then you went berserk at me because you don't like to realise that you are wrong. There's no need to be an idiot and make up excuses. Look at your original comment.