Threats against me by a visitor to my page

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  • #2444551

    nahashon
    Member

    A web visitor recently issued disturbing threats against me on my blog including the threat of murder through paid assassination. The same person tried to hack into my Twitter account six times, but failed.
    S/he searched the internet and somehow found my personal information sharing it with the rest of the world. I will be changing that information. How do I go about this? I do not want to remove the threats on my blog because they exist as evidence of malice that I can easily share with authorities here. It also shows my audience how vindictive and personal people can get.
    WordPress has a system of only reporting a website and not comments. I think that is rather irresponsible of them. Are we waiting for a raged commentator to carry out his first murder before we become serious about it?
    I would like to lodge a formal complaint against the person (IP: 209.59.38.236 based on information from WordPress) and possibly find out who s/he is. How can I do that through WordPress? I do not think this person lives within my country.

    The blog I need help with is nahashonkimemia.org.

    #2444664

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress has a system of only reporting a website and not comments. I think that is rather irresponsible of them. Are we waiting for a raged commentator to carry out his first murder before we become serious about it?

    Do you really take these threats seriously and actually fear for your life? If so the contact your local law enforcement agency.

    #2444711

    nahashon
    Member

    “Do you really take these threats seriously and actually fear for your life?” I can now imagine how stalked women feel when police ask them such questions. I am sure WordPress cannot do much if anything, but providing a way to register a complaint is a big thing.

    I just wanted a place where I can register a formal complaint. I also thought it might help you because you can make a note and then use it along with others to promote the safety of your members. You might also have a way of flagging comments on other sites on WordPress from that same person.

    Anyhow, just think about introducing a way of reporting threatening comments. Not that you asked, but here is a link to the threats… http://nahashonkimemia.org/contact-me/ you can view them on the lower half of the page.

    #2444763

    rootjosh
    Staff

    Thanks for reporting this. We care about your safety, so first and foremost, please contact your local law enforcement if you feel at all threatened to ensure that you get the appropriate assistance. We’re happy to comply with any investigation by law enforcement. If you’re concerned about who may be accessing your blog in the meantime, you may want to make it private:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

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