I wonder who patient zero is for today's barrage of harassers and abuse. It's always such a fun mystery.

@wilw you seem to have a pretty thick skin, but this behavior has to suck. Sorry to see this crap flying around.

@wilw Dude I'm sorry man. If its anyone from my server let me know.

I still say your a pretty good dude so your ok in my book for whatever that is worth.

@freemo @wilw  i know a good way to avoid harassers don't use your real name just a suggestion.

@ben666 While I'm sure that would be effective, I'm not sure I'd want to have to live a life where I had to hide who I was all the time just so I didnt get harassed.

Then what if the news gets out it is you? You have to move to a new account and start making friends all over again?

I dunno I'm not sure that would be any better for him honestly.


@freemo @wilw if you use it well nobody will ever know like i could be anybody im nothing and i think it will be the only way to avoid it. i guess it just deepens on how badly you want to avoid it.
@ben666 @freemo I'm probably going to sound like a jerk for saying this, but if you have a "personal brand", then going anonymous isn't going to suit your plans for social media.

So someone is being an arsehole and you glorious advice is to hide?
Mastodon is my source of positivity but you can't be serious.
@wilw @freemo

@commandelicious @wilw @freemo  its just following logic its simple. source of positivity you cant always get what you want.

@ben666 @wilw @freemo
No it's not logic and it's not simple.
Saying "it's prooven that ..." isn't a proof.
I am going to mute your instance now, have fun on mastodon but be a less shit person please, even though I doubt a shitposter ever can be a good one. Bye.

@commandelicious @wilw @freemo first its not proof its logic its not the same thing. i can only say that is very disapointing already talking about muting . and how is saying that being anonymous will get you less harrasment  being a shit person. oh and freemo see what i mean?
@freemo @wilw @commandelicious well see the instance im on and then see that it is used as an excuse to say i was shitposting and it should be muted while i was very nice and did not shitpost while i could have and he was not so nice.

If someone wants to personally mute you or your instance that is their right. Even if they just find someone uninteresting and want to mute them I dont see the problem

No one is obligated to listen to you.

@commandelicious @ben666 @wilw @freemo It's more like not being so attached to having an AFK identity online presence. Honestly it's mostly a liability. I've lost track of how many identities I have online.
@moonman @wilw @freemo @commandelicious me to i have different identity's to on mastodon i just have a few with the same name but on different instances i keep them all with a password manager.

@ben666 @wilw @freemo but then he wouldn't get all those sweet sweet followers

@wilw you do know not to feed the trolls right?

@wilw I'm sorry to hear you are being harassed. I imagine it happens a lot due to your celebrity. I work CS for a living and people seem to feel that they can say whatever the hell they want to a CS agent.

If it's anything like that (it's the closest personal experience I can possibly imagine), you have all my sympathy because that shit is bonkers bullshit and totally unacceptable.

@wilw no idea the context but folks who really know you or have read your writing over the years have your back. I appreciate that you put yourself out there all the time and just live your life

@wilw i guess you would know what abusers look like, wouldn't you?

@wilw Statuses like this are practically an invitation to be harassed.

@deadsuperhero @wilw I can't tell if you're kidding. πŸ™‚ I still think it's fair to say that no one invites harassment or any sort of abuse.

Harassment and abuse are the fault of the people who perpetrate it, regardless of how "tempting" whatever prompted the abuse was.

Sorry if it sounds like I'm lecturing you (not my intention and I hope it does not sound that way), especially if you're kidding. πŸ˜„

@wilw I'm sorry this is happening. Social media seems to consider "don't harass someone even if you hate them" a controversial statement so...

@wilw click that report button! That behavior is NOT OK here and admins should be stepping in deal with their users.

@wilw If you want to be hit just post "spank me daddy", we're all old enough to not beat around the bush.
@wilw if everywhere you go you find assholes, then maybe you're the asshole. on a lighter note, suck the nut out of my sack.



@wilw I've read the articles that the trolls have been fed. Asking for time to process something before responding when it's being shit posted around the internet is what any intelligent person would do. Smart people process facts and confirm things before making statements.

It's like since Trump ran for president with his uninhibited statements; the whole internet this thinks everyone should just dumb themselves down and side with whatever the mob is angry about today.

@wilw like, unironically, i'm not even taking the opportunity to make jokes or fuck with you, chris hardwick and your response to that is why you're getting repeatedly dunked on here

@wilw i legitimately hope you read all of the responses to your post and think critically about what they're saying instead of just dismissing them as "harassment" or whatever

@wilw literally your second post on mastodon was talking Down at marginalized people from a privileged position about how unsafe they are here even though you know next to nothing about mastodon as a platform so excuse me if I roll my eyes at you.

@wilw Glad you signed up. The people yelling at you don't seem to be acting in good faith -- Report / Block the whole lot.

@wilw Sorry, dude. Thank you posting everyday life positive stuff. How's your beer brewing doing?

@wilw This is just to say:

Log off, dillweed

And stop directing punishment towards trans women for your own insecurities

@wilw if you think harassment and abuse are bad wait till you hear about chris hardwick

nobody's forcing you to be @wilw

you could anonymously shitpost with the rest of us, but I get why that might be unattractive if you're used to swinging a Brand around

@wilw Must be fun and convenient for you to play the victim after using your undeserved power to silence others, worked for your buddy Chris

@wilw - Have you ever been at a party where this one annoying guy spoils the vibe, so you ask a few people to grab a bite and that same obnoxious person follows you there? ...if not, maybe use your imagination & respond accordingly. ✌️

@wilw please delete your account and high five your dear pal Chris for having zero consequences for being an abuser :)

@wilw replying to patient zero for the cancer that is killing Mastodon

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