Thanks raincoaster, I'm disappointed to hear that WordPress might not take a strong position protecting minors. Tumblr has certainly taken a very hard line regarding the issue, particularly given the bloggers penchant for discussion of pedophilia. You may understand my...um...taking exception to my children being associated with such.
Legal action is definitely being explored, though it is expensive. And frankly it's just plain wrong that so large a service as WordPress, with such ostensibly positive aims, should take the position that a court order or some such should be necessary for them to enforce their own Terms of Service. A legal case of Defamation or Harassment should be an entirely separate matter and I will be very disappointed if WordPress takes a passing the buck stance that Freedom of Speech excuses blatant violations of their own Terms of Service. I am still hopeful that such will not be necessary in order to plead that case that the bloggers intent is solely to do harm. In my abuse reports I have detailed numerous points in which this blogger is demonstrably in violation of WordPress Terms of Service. And, as pointed out by another poster regarding WordPress and Freedom of Speech:
"we are strict about shutting down blogs that violate our terms of service"
Unfortunately I have yet to see any kind of response or even concern from WordPress regarding these abuses of it's services. It's beginning to feel like an elaborate shell game.
I am still patient and hopeful that WordPress will offer an appropriate response. I use WordPress myself to run my own privately hosted site.
WordPress should not defend the tagging of my children's names in blog posts discussing pedophilia, suggestions of criminal activity and intent to harm. They are minors, they are not active on the internet and this Stalker is clearly trying to "poison the well" for them when they someday become responsible citizens on the internet.