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It's mortifying to ask but how do you... - moonspinner
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It's mortifying to ask but how do you...
... report a harassing user? I've banned him/her off my LJ but this person keeps coming back under the guise of an anonymous user, verbally harassing and border line threatening me. I've seen far worse racist attacks in real life and I'm not in the least sacred but I don't have to put up with this. I checked the FAQ but all they suggested was banning the person which I've already done.

Normally the muse thrives on drama but when I have to stop typing to delete an offensive comment every 30 minutes, it breaks one's concentration. A paltry 400 words. *grrr* I have to put a stop to this.

ETA: I caved and disabled anonymous comments. marikology can keep sending their trolls over here but I've turned on IP tracking for everyone and every troll will be reported to hisherorits IP address. Coming from a user who flocks their journal, this harassment is beyond the pall.

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in_excelsis_dea From: in_excelsis_dea Date: November 6th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh no- that's horrible.

And I don't know how... I suggest writing to LJ's support team and see if there's anything you can do about it.

Or just disable anonymous comments completely for the time being.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 6th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
This probably sounds stupid... Heck, this probably is stupid but I don't want to disable anonymous comments or friends lock my entire journal or do any of those things. I'd feel that he/she has won, you know? That she's intimidated me into doing that. *sigh*

It's stupid of me, isn't it?
indiefic From: indiefic Date: November 6th, 2007 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't cite any specific TOS violation, but do you have the option of only allowing registered users to post in your journal? That would at least slow them down.

Wow, sometimes people suck. I'm so sorry.
indiefic From: indiefic Date: November 6th, 2007 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just saw your other note about not F-locking, etc.

Do you log IPs? If not, do it. Then WHOIS them and report them to their ISP for harassment.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 7th, 2007 03:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I caved in and flocked and disabled all anonymous comments. Believe it or not, I woke up this morning and saw 20 new comments from this troll and her friends (assuming of course they aren't socks). Some people are so sick. How do I WhoIS?
indiefic From: indiefic Date: November 7th, 2007 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Here's a link to ARIN Whois:

http://www.arin.net/whois/

Depending on where the IP is coming from (US vs. Europe vs. China, etc) you may have to use different Whois search engines. You won't be able to pinpoint the individual, but it should tell you who the ISP is for the IP address. Once you have that, you report the offending IP number to the ISP and they can track it back to the user and ban them if necessary.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 7th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much dear. *hugs*
r0ck3tsci3ntist From: r0ck3tsci3ntist Date: November 6th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that's severe!

Almost everyone is friendslocking their journals these days anyway. It might be the only way to get rid of this person.

What's their beef anyway?
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 7th, 2007 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
I might just do so. The coward friend-locks all her own entries but clearly feels it's OK to come and spew vile on mind even after banning her!! It'd be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. And she's been sending her troll friends over here to attack me. :O
thewhiteowl From: thewhiteowl Date: November 6th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Turn off anon commenting until hesheorit gets bored, log IPs, open a support ticket.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 7th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks dear. I've done all that. I've also banned off the trolls she keeps sending here. I might just go a step further and ban everyone on her and her sock's friends list!
lazypadawan From: lazypadawan Date: November 7th, 2007 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)
That sucks :(. There's someone who has made obnoxious posts on my LJ and sent a nasty "virtual gift" (anonymously but I know who it is). But nobody has sent me actual threats.

Unfortunately, when something like this happens you have to bump up your security or continue to face harassment. I've had to friends-lock more posts and screen comments. You've already banned the pest; I'd also suggest not allowing anonymous comments and keeping track of ISPs.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 7th, 2007 03:45 am (UTC) (Link)
A stinking V gift? Oh stars why are people so sick?! I guess I should be expecting mine anytime soon. Her friends have been over here calling me stupid, a liar, a bully and things I can't even repeat. The fact that she's the one trolling on my LJ not the other way around apparently went over their head. I delete the comments the instant they turn up but I still see them.
frostbit_sky From: frostbit_sky Date: November 7th, 2007 03:19 am (UTC) (Link)
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There should be an option to ban IP addresses.

I know it feels like being cornered but until the person gets bored you may have to block anonymous posting.

Oh, I've seen that you have done that...

I'm sure he/she will get bored eventually.
I think the internet gives people ADD.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 7th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I hated doing it but after 20 comments from her and her trolls, I just had to. She's such a coward. All her entries are friends-locked. I'd never stoop to her own level but clearly, she can dish it but she can't take it.
frostbit_sky From: frostbit_sky Date: November 7th, 2007 04:51 am (UTC) (Link)
I doubt you'll have to keep it blocked forever.

It's crazy what people waste their time doing.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 7th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Crazy is right. 100% batshit crazy. *g* And she's all kinds of pathetic loser for being a racist, posting with a sock, posting anonymously after I'd banned her off and sending her trolls.
frostbit_sky From: frostbit_sky Date: November 7th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)
posting with a sock
What does that expression mean? :/



*sigh* some people... *shakes head*
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 7th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC) (Link)
She has 2 LJ accounts which she's set up as 2 different people with different personalities and backgrounds. I won't have even known if she hadn't made the mistake of posting here with her two accounts. A hunch made me check and I saw the 2 matching IP addresses. Don't ask me why she does this. Like I said, it's just crazy and incomprehensible.
frostbit_sky From: frostbit_sky Date: November 7th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC) (Link)
Ohhh...

That is so weird.
A screw is lose.
atanone From: atanone Date: November 7th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh,dear..I'm sorry*huggles* no wonder it makes you angry..unfortunately I¨ll be probably the one,who'll read another advices,cause I'd myself ask for help,I'm desperately clueless about things like that :(
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 8th, 2007 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
*hugs* Thank you again my dear. It doesn't matter so much now. After a good night's rest and good will from my friends, I'm in a good place now. :D Three goods in one sentence!
atanone From: atanone Date: November 10th, 2007 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
that sounds good :) happy you feel better..people like that can really spoil one's day
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 13th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)
*HUGS* Thanks so much! My friends made all the difference. :)
fialleril From: fialleril Date: November 10th, 2007 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ach, sorry I'm finding this post so late! I have been crazy busy, but I wanted to check in on this all the same. I'm so sorry you had to go through this nonsense, and even disable anon/non-friend posting. People are jerks.

So out of morbid curiosity I went and checked out this person's journal (what little of it wasn't f-locked) and profile. It's full of all sorts of crazy, and much rudeness also. She has some rather bizarre interests for a racist. ;) I strongly suspect her of having a split personality. Maybe that's why she needs multiple LJ accounts? *innocent face*
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 10th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm actually disappointed I let it get so far. I should have just disabled from the first sign of trouble and let her stew.

She's all kinds of crazy that's for sure. *shudders* I reported her to livejournal abuse but they just told me to ban and disable anon comments. *rolls eyes*
fialleril From: fialleril Date: November 10th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I give you credit for trying to give her a chance. Even if it did backfire in the end. But that's her fault, and not yours. And I think it makes it very clear that you're the "bigger person" here. ;)

LJ abuse seems kind of useless, if you ask me... *sighs* So many people seem to have found them completely ineffectual.

And egads, girl! What are you doing up at this hour?! It must be terribly late (or early) there for you!

Also, I've been hearing about some crazy tidal wave in your sector of the world. Are you and yours all right?
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: November 10th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure I was bigger. I pretty much shut her down when she poked KK's ethnicity. But that I don't regret.

It's just past 8. *amused* I guess it's sometime around noon? Give or take a couple of hours depending on where you are. What you should be asking... is why I'm not writing. :p

fialleril From: fialleril Date: November 10th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Meh. Racists need to be shut down. There's no two ways about that.

It's just past 8. *amused* I guess it's sometime around noon?

Oh. *blushes* Shows how good my sense of time/ability with addition/subtraction is. It's about 2:00 in the afternoon here. (Or 14:00, if you like.)

So...why aren't you writing? ;)
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