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edisdead

(2,456 posts)
Sun Oct 29, 2023, 11:44 PM Oct 2023

being harrassed by another member

This discussion thread was locked by EarlG (a host of the DU Community Help forum).

I am being hounded by another member into other threads where they are following me and misrepresenting a post of mine as white supremacist though it could in no way be construed as such.

It is getting to be extremely creepy and I am not sure what I can do besides alerting. But seemingly every post I make they follow me and continue.

Here is one of the posts https://www.democraticunderground.com/100218410534

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WhiteTara

(29,822 posts)
1. alert
Sun Oct 29, 2023, 11:48 PM
Oct 2023

The community can decide what to do, but nothing can happen until there's an alert. It's weird to do that, I know, but being stalked is not right. Maybe a pm to the admins?

edisdead

(2,456 posts)
2. Yeah but I don't know who the admins are
Sun Oct 29, 2023, 11:50 PM
Oct 2023

Thanks WT.

spooky3

(34,925 posts)
3. Petronius' reply to you in the other thread provides contact info for
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 12:08 AM
Oct 2023

The admins, e.g., EarlG.

Beakybird

(3,351 posts)
4. That does seem creepy, and it's hard to explain in alert.
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 12:08 AM
Oct 2023

I think if you dig into the website, you should be able to PM the admins.
Please don't despair.

edisdead

(2,456 posts)
5. Yeah I will get a message to them thanks.
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 12:10 AM
Oct 2023

I am going to take a break from the site for a few days, this just has been weird. Thanks for the reply. Much appreciated.

Beakybird

(3,351 posts)
8. You're welcome 😁.
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 12:16 AM
Oct 2023

AZSkiffyGeek

(11,808 posts)
6. It does look like they're close to showing themselves out
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 12:12 AM
Oct 2023

But I agree about trying EarlG. He was quite prompt in helping me with a less creepy issue a couple days ago.

johnp3907

(3,766 posts)
7. Just put them on ignore.
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 12:14 AM
Oct 2023

Simple.

fierywoman

(7,777 posts)
9. This. DU is huge -- many superb humans to interact with. Put the person on ignore.
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 12:17 AM
Oct 2023

stopdiggin

(11,840 posts)
12. yes. but if they are chasing another poster around
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 01:51 AM
Oct 2023

from one thread to another - then the slander and harassment (as OP describes it) continue to be promulgated. So, with and 'ignore' - OP doesn't see it - but the rest of DU continues to be subjected. Not entirely satisfactory.

Eko

(7,856 posts)
10. I believe this person had their posting privleges revoked before and used a different email to sign back up.
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 01:00 AM
Oct 2023

hlthe2b

(103,426 posts)
18. That evidence should be sent to Admins. That is not allowed.
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 06:27 AM
Oct 2023

Eko

(7,856 posts)
19. Oh yeah, I sent it.
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 07:37 AM
Oct 2023

littlemissmartypants

(23,522 posts)
11. Two things...
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 01:40 AM
Oct 2023

1. Put the person on Full Ignore
Long way to that...
●Go to your stuff in the upper right hand corner.

●In the lower right corner click on Account Settings.

●In the middle of the right hand column you'll see Ignore List which is right above Trash Can.
Click on Ignore List.

●You'll see this...

Add a member to your Ignore List
DU members on your Ignore List will be hidden from your view when browsing the site. Members are not notified if you add them to your Ignore List. To add a member, begin by entering at least the first three characters of their username in the box below, then click "Find member":

Enter full or partial username and find member.

●And you'll see this...
Ignore Options
You can select one of two ways to add members to your Ignore List:

Block mail
Selecting this option prevents another member from sending DU Mail messages to your inbox. If they try to send you a DU Mail message, they will be informed that your inbox is unavailable. You may use this option on an unlimited number of members. (Note: this only applies to DU Mail; it does not affect your regular email.)

Full ignore
Selecting this option prevents you from seeing another member. While logged in, you will not be able to see any of their posts or replies to their posts. This option includes Block Mail -- whether you are logged in or not, the member will not be able to send you DU Mail messages. You may use this option on an unlimited number of members.


Short way...
Go to the poster's profile...
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=369570
On the right under Recommendations you will find the Ignore button. Click it and it will take you to...

How would you like to manage your interactions with [Redacted]?

Block mail
Selecting this option prevents another member from sending DU Mail messages to your inbox. If they try to send you a DU Mail message, they will be informed that your inbox is unavailable. You may use this option on an unlimited number of members. (Note: this only applies to DU Mail; it does not affect your regular email.)


And...

Full ignore
Selecting this option prevents you from seeing another member. While logged in, you will not be able to see any of their posts or replies to their posts. This option includes Block Mail -- whether you are logged in or not, the member will not be able to send you DU Mail messages. You may use this option on an unlimited number of members.

You can undo this selection at any time by visiting My Stuff » Ignore List.


2. DU Mail EarlG. Here's the link to his mail...
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=inbox&action=send&rid=101563

Here's the link you want to share with EarlG...
https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=369570

Just copy and paste it with your explanation of the problem into your DU mail to EarlG.


~Good Luck. Stay encouraged. You are loved.

❤️pants

sheshe2

(84,970 posts)
13. 👍👍👍
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 02:02 AM
Oct 2023

littlemissmartypants

(23,522 posts)
16. Thank you. ❤️
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 02:18 AM
Oct 2023

sheshe2

(84,970 posts)
17. You're welcome 😉
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 02:21 AM
Oct 2023

madaboutharry

(40,507 posts)
14. In my understanding putting someone on ignore doesn't
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 02:07 AM
Oct 2023

prevent them from seeing or responding to your post. You just don’t see their OPs or responses to other posts, including yours.

I think DU should not allow members to respond to posts made by those who have them on ignore. I think the logic of the current status is probably not wanting members to know if they’re on an ignore list. But in the current atmosphere of social media, I think that is misguided.

littlemissmartypants

(23,522 posts)
15. You could make a suggestion to EarlG. There's little I can do beside agree or disagree. ❤️
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 02:16 AM
Oct 2023

EarlG

(22,201 posts)
20. Please don't start threads calling out other members, even in this forum
Mon Oct 30, 2023, 08:49 AM
Oct 2023

Even if you believe another member is breaking the rules, it's not appropriate to start threads publicly calling them out.

If you are being bothered by another member, we provide the option to place them on your Ignore list so you don't have to see any more of their posts. Click their username to go to their profile, then click the Ignore button near the top of the page.

If you see posts which you believe break the rules, alert on them and let a Jury decide.

For issues which you believe cannot be handled by a Jury, you can contact me directly -- contact information is provided on the Contact Us page, found by clicking the "Contact" link which is at the bottom of every page on DU.

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