ABUSED THROUGH WORD PRESS ….

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  • #1560454

    hrexach
    Member

    Received this as a comment for moderation on the day and time noted:

    Submitted on 2013/12/10 at 11:54 pm
    Wowza YOU are certainly being discussed on Twitter AND Facebook lately!!
    –”Her name is Maria H. Rexach-Rivera, MD (Florida). That’s correct…. an MD calling for the murder of another human being!! Can you believe that? Someone needs to get in touch with her clinic or workplace. I wonder what her patients would think if they saw those screenshots of her yukking it up with known virulent black racist pig Xena from the BlackBitch7 blog.”
    –”You mean that Dr. Rex creature that re blogs all the shit that the UBER-racist Xena Barbara Wells puts out??”
    –”Yes that’s her. She is the MD who has called for the murder of George Zimmerman. Check out the screenshots”.
    –”Oh! She’s the one who likes to make up those stupid, third-grade quality “blog awards” to pass out like desperate Valentines or something!!!”.
    #pleasebemyfriend
    #desperationcentral
    ((and then there are screenshots of YOUR horrible written exchanges with the ultimate black RACIST/LIAR/PERJURER/ASSHOLE “Xena” (Barbara J. Wells of Illinois).))
    mmm busy bee…..

    Please advise about further action.
    Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is hrexach.wordpress.com.

    #1560533

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Please see this previous forum discussion for excellent suggestions on how to deal with troll commentors: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/abusive-commentor

    #1560648

    Justjennifer, I appreciate the link you included. However, I am the subject person under attack and it is now those bloggers who support my blog, such as hrexach, who are now under attack for doing so.

    My blog is http://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com.

    The perpetrators of this ongoing, malicious harassment have something against the inclusion of “black” in the name of my blog.

    I’m posting this, not for answers, but to document that the activity has been going on for over a year. My blog has increased in the number of subscribers lately, and those who have Word Press blogs and are unaware of the history of the harassment and threats are currently under attack. When I say “threats,” it should be understood that the intent of those perpetrating the activity is to have us delete our blogs and remove our internet presence.

    They encourage us do so by way of defamation; false accusations; alleging fraudulent names as our real names; submitting filthy comments to other blogs using our names and/or handles as the sender; and posting fraudulent profiles for us on background check websites.

    When the ISPs of the perpetrators were notified, the perps then started using proxy IP addresses. I learned how to request the hosts of those websites to block the URL to my blog. To date, I have submitted that request to no less than 20 website hosting companies. I will be more than happy to submit those instructions to Word Press if it will help others.

    I also used the option that only those with Word Press accounts can post comments to my blog. One of the masterminds of the harassment opened a Word Press account and did so for no reason other than to continue the harassment. Figuring that using that option did not prevent the harasser, and inconvenienced others who had posted to my blog, I changed back to the option of using a sign-in and email address. The harassers use fraudulent email addresses and handles intended to offend.

    I truly wish there was something that Akismet could and would do to block all proxy IP addresses from accessing Word Press blogs.

    I also wish that Word Press verified email addresses of all those submitting comments to blogs.

    By using proxy IP addresses, I receive notifications from Word Press of comments awaiting moderation. In spite of blacklisting the IP addresses, the perps continue submitting filthy comments. They know, or have good reason to know that their comments are going into spam, because they then send the same filth to other bloggers who support my blog and tell them to forward that filth to me.

    Also, because this matter involves the perps violating law, law enforcement wants the retention of those comments. Other than approved comments, Word Press only provides one other queue for retention, which is the moderation queue. Over a period of about 2 months, there are now over 90 filthy comments in my moderation queue. That does not include the approximate 200 that have already been forwarded to LE.

    Making a blog private does not stop the harassment. One blogger did so, but the harassers stalk her on other blogs that she support and send denigrating comments to that blog.

    The perps are motivated by a belief in racial supremacy and use each of my posting to denigrate a race of people. They even submitted racial derogatory comments to my article wishing everyone a happy veteran’s day. (I don’t want anyone to be deceived thinking that the harassment is only directed at controversial topics.)

    The harassers have a first amendment right to express their opinions on their own blogs (and they do have them, some on Word Press). What they don’t have is the right to deprive others of their first amendment right and to freely associate with others regardless of race, gender, age, nationality, religion, or sexual preference.

    Thanks for letting me vent.

    #1560649

    Justjennifer, I appreciate the link you included. However, I am the subject person under attack and it is now those bloggers who support my blog, such as hrexach, who are now under attack for doing so.

    My blog is http://blackbutterfly7.wordpress.com.

    The perpetrators of this ongoing, malicious harassment have something against the inclusion of “black” in the name of my blog.

    I’m posting this, not for answers, but to document that the activity has been going on for over a year. My blog has increased in the number of subscribers lately, and those who have Word Press blogs and are unaware of the history of the harassment and threats are currently under attack. When I say “threats,” it should be understood that the intent of those perpetrating the activity is to have us delete our blogs and remove our internet presence.

    They encourage us do so by way of defamation; false accusations; alleging fraudulent names as our real names; submitting filthy comments to other blogs using our names and/or handles as the sender; and posting fraudulent profiles for us on background check websites.

    When the ISPs of the perpetrators were notified, the perps then started using proxy IP addresses. I learned how to request the hosts of those websites to block the URL to my blog. To date, I have submitted that request to no less than 20 website hosting companies. I will be more than happy to submit those instructions to Word Press if it will help others.

    I also used the option that only those with Word Press accounts can post comments to my blog. One of the masterminds of the harassment opened a Word Press account and did so for no reason other than to continue the harassment. Figuring that using that option did not prevent the harasser, and inconvenienced others who had posted to my blog, I changed back to the option of using a sign-in and email address. The harassers use fraudulent email addresses and handles intended to offend.

    I truly wish there was something that Akismet could and would do to block all proxy IP addresses from accessing Word Press blogs.

    I also wish that Word Press verified email addresses of all those submitting comments to blogs.

    By using proxy IP addresses, I receive notifications from Word Press of comments awaiting moderation. In spite of blacklisting the IP addresses, the perps continue submitting filthy comments. They know, or have good reason to know that their comments are going into spam, because they then send the same filth to other bloggers who support my blog and tell them to forward that filth to me.

    Also, because this matter involves the perps violating law, law enforcement wants the retention of those comments. Other than approved comments, Word Press only provides one other queue for retention, which is the moderation queue. Over a period of about 2 months, there are now over 90 filthy comments in my moderation queue. That does not include the approximate 200 that have already been forwarded to LE.

    Making a blog private does not stop the harassment. One blogger did so, but the harassers stalk her on other blogs that she support and send denigrating comments to that blog.

    The perps are motivated by a belief in racial supremacy and use each of my posting to denigrate a race of people. They even submitted racial derogatory comments to my article wishing everyone a happy veteran’s day. (I don’t want anyone to be deceived thinking that the harassment is only directed at controversial topics.)

    The harassers have a first amendment right to express their opinions on their own blogs (and they do have them, some on Word Press). What they don’t have is the right to deprive others of their first amendment right and to freely associate with others regardless of race, gender, age, nationality, religion, or sexual preference.

    Thanks for letting me vent.

    #1560650

    auxclass
    Member

    How about turning off the display of the followers being shown in the sidebar & not displaying the likes? Make it a bit harder to find who is following & liking.

    #1560655

    raincoaster
    Member

    No! Someone is being mean on the internet?

    #1560658

    jackiedana
    Member

    If comments are an issue, you should make sure to moderate all comments, and when you receive spam or abusive comments on your blog, just ignore them, and mark them as spam.

    If you are being harassed by another WordPress.com user, you can report them here:
    http://en.wordpress.com/abuse/

    #1560659

    auxclass, as you can see from Dr. Rex’s report, the perps read and identified her based on a comment she submitted. They first passed around lies about her comment on their Twitter accounts before submitting comments to her blog.

    jackiedana, what Word Press provides for moderating comments worked just fine in the beginning, and I was also able to submit complaints to the ISPs. When the ISP’s “reached out” to the account holders, they started using proxy IP addresses. Those IPs can change with each submitted comment. There must be more than 100 proxy IP addresses already in my blacklist. Some of the proxy IP address websites have more than 50 proxy IP addresses.

    The only way of stopping it is to have the hosting company for the proxy IP address website block access to the URL of my blog. To date, at least 20 website hosting companies have done that. It doesn’t stop the perps. They submit comments to other blogs with instructions to forward them to me.

    Although I have reason to believe that they are WordPress.com users, I have no proof because of the use of proxy IP addresses, fake handles and fake email addresses.

    Ignoring them resulted in them harassing and conveying threats to other bloggers, such as Dr. Rex.

    The best thing that Word Press could possibly do for bloggers is ban all proxy IP addresses from accessing Word Press blogs.

    #1560660

    raincoaster
    Member

    If they did that, I and millions of other bloggers would leave. Proxies provide important layers of protection for bloggers who are at risk of persecution from hostile governments. And, for that matter, from hostile other people.

    Since the harassment has reached this stage, I don’t know why you’re not taking this to law enforcement. If you don’t, you will have to continue to deal with it forever.

    #1560661

    raincoaster,I won’t comment about law enforcement because the perps might be lurking.

    Regarding proxy IP addresses, if they are not used to circumvent blocking/banning options provided by Word Press, blog administrators may never notice or be concerned about IP addresses.

    Because Word Press provides the date and time that comments are submitted, website hosting companies can pinpoint the REAL IP addresses of those accessing the proxy IP address websites that they host. If you can’t hide from a website hosting company, you sure can’t hide from the government.

    #1560662

    raincoaster
    Member

    We will have to agree to disagree there. I believe it’s more important to allow sanctuary to the persecuted than to make it impossible for anyone to leave hurtful comments without a paper trail.

    #1560663

    My suggestion is to do some social media king-fu… use those hateful comments against the people who are posting them… do a twitter campaign about wordpress bullying, post about it… get a social media expert to help you… you cannot block these people just via your website because they are using outside avenues… however if you position them as haters who are suckering other people into being haters.. maybe people won’t want to follow them and forward stuff… I would also put a tab in your navigation about the issue and let people who visit your site know what is happening… in a weird way, they are directing traffic to your site… see if you can use it somehow… but you will need the help of some really good social media people

    #1560664

    raincoaster
    Member

    I am a really good social media person, and if the OP isn’t comfortable even saying whether or not they have gone to the police, social media won’t help.

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