Definition of "personal attack"

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  • #708555

    membracid
    Member

    Ok, so I have been trying to report a WP.com hosted blog as an “attack blog” for a week now, and getting no response from WP.
    In the meantime, it would be helpful to get some clarification about what constitutes over-the-line behavior, as related on this page:
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/

    The blog in question:
    *was created in order to attack one woman
    *has now branched out to another woman (me)
    *is clearly written by someone approaching a psychotic break, and getting kinda scary.

    Does this person actually need to *physically* threaten us to be considered an attack blog?

    My initial posting in the forums was deleted; I am assuming that was because I named names.
    Hopefully this will be allowed?

    Basically, if it was a blog saying that I’m wrong about a particular position (and those exist too, alas) that at least used… sentences?
    Or….had a coherent…..well, anything?

    That I could live with. And do.
    This is just lunatic ranting and photoshopping. So, how far does he have to go to be over the line and banned by WP?

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

    #708656

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    We Volunteers who answer support questions aren’t in a position to interpret policy. We can supply relevant links:
    http://en.wordpress.com/freedom-of-speech/
    http://en.wordpress.com/abuse/
    http://en.wordpress.com/complaints/

    We can also advise how to get in contact with Staff. Here’s the link http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ After you use the searchbox, under the search results, at the bottom of the page there will be a section that says “Have you found the answer to your question?” You can choose either “Yes I found the answer to my question.” or “No I didn’t find the answer to my question and I would like to contact support for help.” The no option will reveal the contact form.

    #708659

    membracid
    Member

    I have contacted them multiple times via the support page, and gotten no response other than the automated copy of my request.

    Thought I’d try posting this here to see if I could get their attention. Mainly so I can feel like I am doing something other than sitting around and seeing what he will choose to escalate with next. I am, frankly, afraid for his safety and those around him.

    Also, still don’t know why my initial forum post about this was deleted, but I’m guessing it was because I named the other blogger. Fair enough.

    Thanks for at least responding, Timethief!

    #708660

    timethief
    Member

    Hi again,
    I’m sorry I cannot be more helpful. I did flag this thread for Staff attention previously.

    #708668

    raincoaster
    Member

    You know me. You know my style. When in doubt, escalate. If they won’t ban that blog for attacks against people, what I’d do is make a post on my own blog naming all the names, including everything Google could give me, including place of work and home phone number. Because WordPress obviously won’t delete me if they won’t delete them.

    But before all of this, I would do as I told you on Facebook: report him to the police. Then I would get a document from the police to the effect that he has been reported, and then I would forward it to WordPress.com. Official paperwork has a remarkable effect on corporations, even ones as small and tight as Automattic.

    #708750

    membracid
    Member

    The problem is, he hasn’t made a *credible* threat. He’s just crazy and scary because of what he might escalate to.
    Going to the cops with “someone was mean on the internet to me” isn’t going to go far.

    I watched what one friend who had specific threats to kill her and her baby went through with the Chicago police when she tried to report that. And it took over 10 years to bring Mabus down, who threatened folks daily with execution. (http://skeptools.wordpress.com/tag/mabus/ )

    I was kind of hoping to avoid giving this person what he clearly so desperately wants–attention. Ah well.

    #708874

    macmanx
    Staff

    Please contact us directly via http://en.wordpress.com/abuse/

    #708885

    membracid
    Member

    oh wow. It got worse overnight. Reporting.

    #708886

    Heavy sigh.

    I miss the Club Penguin bunfights.

    #708887

    membracid
    Member

    Oh, yes! Or the explosion when I told some kid that I thought Justin Bieber was a talentless hack.
    Those were the days.

    Heavy Sigh, indeed.

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