Offensive anti-semitic comments from blogger
Stephanie of patsyclineblog.wordpress.com has made incredibly offensive anti-semitic comments about my family. I can’t find a way to report her as a fellow WordPress blogger. Please help.
The blog I need help with is hollywoodessays.com.
There is big Brother here. People are entitled to express opinions as ridiculous and offensive as they may be. Moreover, you don’t have to approve any comment made to your blog. You have complete control over comment moderation.
If and only if you have been defamed and your can prove in a court of law the defamation caused you financial damages then you may have grounds for a law suit. If that’s the case then hire an attorney read these so you know how to proceed:
Thanks timethief however some who calls my family member a fat Jew and a pedophile should not be allowed to enter into my world. It seems fair to be able to block a user and not even have to receive their comments and therefore have to read it to block it. I am aware of defamation law but that’s not my point and doesn’t apply because I don’t have to make those comments live.
Thank you for posting the helpful URLs.
This page > Settings > Discussion is where you set up defaults for comments. http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/
Mark only spam as spam http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/01/24/mark-only-spam-as-spam/ and delete all troll comments. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/how-to-starve-a-troll/
For trolls, you can “blacklist” them at Settings > Discussion toward the bottom of that page. Enter their email address, their username, and if they included it, their website URL. That will automatically send them to moderation so that their comments do not appear on the blog. Do note though that if they are determined, they can use a different email address or username to get around that.
Also, do not put their IP address in the blacklist. IP addresses are no longer unique, and you might end up blocking legitimate visitors. Also, all they would have to do is go to a wi-fi hot spot, or connect via a different ISP and they could get around that.
It seems fair to be able to block a user and not even have to receive their comments and therefore have to read it to block it.
We cannot block or delete subscribers from public blogs. Anyone and everyone can access public blogs and that’s indeed what the public designation means. However, please read this about public blogs that become private blogs > Blog Privacy and Subscribers > http://wpcommaven.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/blog-privacy-and-subscribers/
Many thanks timethief. This is has been VERY helpful. Have a great day :)
Alicia I sent you an apology in a comment on your blog but I don’t know if you got it. I do apologize for calling LBM an “Illuminati-Jew” and am guilty of believing things I read on the internet about Hollywoody/Illuminati/Hitler and acting childish after I took some things wayyy too personal. I made mistakes and I do apologize for being an idiot. Have a good weekend–Steph
Steph – thank you for your apology. I am truly grateful and I am very surprised. I do want you to know that your two comments were the last straw for me after receiving a number of offensive comments over the last few months – some of them also anti-Semitic but all of them hateful.
So today I closed my blog, my twitter account with nearly 3,000 followers, my Facebook page and my LinkedIn profile. I just want to leave public life and never again be subjected to the kind of comments you made, or any of the others have made, because it has been so gut-wrenching to read them. Very painful.
My family left a wonderful legacy in MGM and thru the Oscars. My uncle was not a pedophile, or a member of the Illuminati. He wasn’t perfect – definitely no angel or a saint. But even Judy Garland’s own daughter spoke about how much LBM did for Judy, and that JG often said cruel things when under the influence. Maybe check out Lion of Hollywood by Scott Eyman one day…It’s an amazing story about a boy who went from fishing junk out of the freezing bay of St. John, NB to running the world’s most amazing movie studio and giving so many people such incredible opportunities.
Anyway, Steph, I wish you and your family all the best. I am so happy you had the strength of character to apologize. I’ll always remember it. I am sure if we met one day we would find we have more in common than differences. Be well… Alicia
I am very sorry you have closed your accounts after putting so much work into them. I hope you change your mind someday and bring them back. Everyone thinks they know everything these days, myself included, because of all the misinformation on the internet, but you are here setting the record straight and giving people something to think about. F*ck the haters! I hope you keep doing what you’re doing. You are a very talented writer and even though, in the belligerent mood I was in at the time, I didn’t like what I thought was implied about JG, there was no doubt that it was beautifully written. And it DID give me something to think about, as well. I sincerely hope you bring your blog back.
Thank you for accepting my apology. That takes a lot of strength of character, too.
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