Patterns in Abusive Internet Behavior: Case Study Jeremy P.
August 7, 2015
An updated post from last week prompted a subscriber to make a comment in which he, without fact based evidence, called into question my credibility. I post this next active exchange as a Case Study in order to help others recognize patterns in abusive behavior. I have chosen, although it’s not legally necessary to, redact the subscribers full name for the Case Study.
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After posting yesterday’s story I noticed Jeremy’s comment (if you’ve previously commented it automatically posts without notification), I immediately removed him from the subscriber list as he requested and responded 2 hours and 39 minutes later which is consistent with the time it took me to write yesterday’s story.
Despite reasonably meeting the demand of his subscription removal on August 6th he chose unethically to report a previous email notification from August 5 (when he was still an active subscriber) as spam. That’s a clear manipulation of the facts while not recognzing the rights of others while trying to create hopelessness in the victim through treats and intimidation and does not meet the DOJ’s definition of spam.
I’ve had six people (out of 55) since I added Subscrib2 (a Word Press Plugin) successfully remove themselves from the list by sending an email from a post notification asking to be removed without incident. Until now-Jeremy P, who unethically reported a post as spam and now unethically and illegally reported my site to the FTC as a means of retaliation for not accepting his abusive behavior is still confused why I view his actions as abusive.
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