Originally Posted by Focus
Wow, that's a bit of a troubling story. Did the guy go to jail or pay a fine or anything. I mean, how do you detach a stalker other than physically restrin him... or beat him beyond recognition?
Well, no. It's a rather sensitive topic... without going into too much detail, a stalker/harasser can be IP banned from viewing your websites, but that does not block them from seeing who owns the website (WHOis)... also the IP ban only works on the computer they are using at one location, so they could easily go to the local library and look up you site, etc.
Once you IP ban them, and if you have enough proof of harassment with documented occasions and documented conversations (pretty easy since the interwebs is all text) you can then report them to their service provider... typically email ABUSE@serviceprovider.com
In my case, the service provider did cancel their account (or shall I say the person's parents account).
There are no fines, or restraining orders (yet) but I'm sure a much more elevated case could lead to that.
I guess I should clarify a bit. I mean when do you blog here - at HBT. Isn't this blogging, or am I showing my lame grasp of pop culture?
Ahh, you mean posting! I post here at work, at home
just about any time of the day!! Blogging is quite different.
Originally Posted by BigKahuna
I missed the true answer. I hang out at HBT nearly all the time.
Get away from SWMBO....not so much but ya
After the rest of the house goes to bed.....HELL YA
I love this place...and would post from a mobile device if I could figure out how.
BraeHaus...You want me to kick this guys ass for you?
Since I'm on the computer all day, I like to go home and detach myself from this thing, so I rarely post from home.... unless I'm super bored.
but, Work-yes; Home-on occasion; Get away from SWMBO-not really since I'm hardly on the computer at home; After the rest of the house goes to bed-sadly I'm in bed as well
and as far as kicking this douchnozzle's ass, I appreciate it, but I'd rather have nothing to do with this low-life... may he/she rot in their basement stalking people for the rest of their life and changing internet providers every 6 months...
if I've learned one thing from this ordeal, I tend to just avoid arguing over the internet, esp on a forum... everyone has different opinions and I'd rather not argue and fight with someone who will most likely end up a potential stalker... life is short, my opinions are my own, whether they are right or wrong they are just opinions and there will always be someone who sees different from me and that's fine... I have no interest in arguing.