NSFW – Tolerance

I was thinking about writing a post about tolerance. I’m a fairly tolerant person. It does seem though that those who demand tolerance from me seem to be the least tolerant of and towards me. That was it basically, so a fairly short blog !

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Until, I’ve had a troll issue, which I have reported to support forums. They can be a bit slow, but these “guys” do get problems sorted out (bear in mind they are supporting millions of websites, and have to deal with BS *all* day, I know as I used to work in support).

Thanks to “supermovia” for their help, I think they are female (from photo), but I don’t want a twitter mob on me for “wrong think” over pronouns. So I’m using a lot of – them/they/their these days (bland I know, but at least it’s safe).

Maybe I’ll do my satire piece on pronouns soon, have an idea for a post on that.

Anyway, WP support send me this link :

https://en.support.wordpress.com/followers/#how-to-remove-a-follower

Which is pretty useful (I didn’t know about it). Basically you can force disconnect/detach a follower from your own blog (the opposite of you unfollowing someone else’s blog). So you might want to make a note of that link for the future.

Support’s first response didn’t really help me though. Finding a single blog in an aim to detach them, in a list of 39000 entries long, on a page you have to scroll down endlessly, without a search feature – well, this wasn’t a solution. I’ve since asked them to go into backend system and force the person’s blog to unfollow mine. Which I can confirm they’ve done for me.

So, here’s my conversation with (one) of the trolls :

“Ya basta de enviarme mensajes. Si sigo recibiéndolos no me quedará más remedio que denunciarte.”

 

(Enough of sending me messages. If I keep receiving them I will have no choice but to report you.)

To which I replied

-https://en.support.wordpress.com/following/

And then

-https://es.support.wordpress.com/siguiendo/

 

I’m not following your blog, so I can’t unfollow you – goyovigil50.wordpress.com

Since then not sent *anything* else at all back – I don’t want to aggravate the situation – but have received these further comments on various pages from this person :

 

“Que no me envíes más mensajes. Ya está bien.”

(Don’t send me any more messages. Now it is OK.)

 

“Me cago en tu puta madre, que no me envíes más post.”

(I screw up in your fucking mother, don’t send me any more post.)

 

“Que te jodan. Deja ya de enviarme comentarios.”

Fuck you. Stop sending me comments.

I’ve added the commenter’s url, email and ip address to my block list (in Settings->Discussion). Thankfully once that’s done, all their comments go straight to trash instead of appearing in my feed. (I do also have another “secret” weapon, which I won’t disclose publicly)

I think now it’s probably got to the stage where I should name the blog, as they may be trolling other bloggers. It’s a public blog anyway, and comments were posted publicly on both my blogs – so I haven’t infringed on privacy in any way – ie no ip address or email address posted here.

The blogger concerned :

goyovigil50.wordpress.com

goyovigil50.com

Please don’t do anything to the person, send messages etc, it’s not what I want. Just leave the person alone, I don’t know what kind of difficulties they have, I wouldn’t like to speculate, so please don’t be unkind. Could be a bereavement or who knows what. We, all of us have suffered from time to time, which kind of brings me back to the tolerance thing – be tolerant.

In the end you gotta laugh about this kind of stuff, and stop taking oneself so seriously.

I thought might be helpful for others, who receive abuse on their blogs. But let me make this crystal clear – As I said, leave the person alone, please.

Cheers

Don Charisma

PS – please could someone in the comments tell me if nested brackets can be used in writing – (eg can I use “()” (you know brackets) nested like this is)


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4 thoughts on “NSFW – Tolerance

  1. Trolls are annoying Don and the best we can do is to ignore them. Without response it is difficult to troll.
    You can use nested brackets just like you wish to, it is your blog.
    I see those in many posts in here.
    Thank you for the link.

    1. Yes, true say Irene. I always wondered about the nested brackets, so thanks for clarifying.

      WordPress.com do have some useful help pages, in multiple languages – this one I didn’t know about.

      TC

      Don

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