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4-18-2011 @ 2:37PM
On my server, there's someone who has a personal issue with me (mental problems, wouldn't take medication, wouldn't do anything to help himself, constant whining, obsession over an ex-girlfriend who was, and still is, a minor) and I got sick of him and put him on ignore. He proceeded to not only circumvent the ignore, but whenever he sees me around, runs up to me and (I'm guessing) proceeds to tell me how horrible I am as he did pre-ignore, and has now (as reported to me by a friend) graduated to spreading FUD about my guild in trade chat.We're an RP guild and lots of RPers, myself included, don't use trade chat, but the sheer fact that he persists in harassing me and is engaging in this kind of behavior over a year later does bother me. My guild is well known among the RP community on my server and so his FUD isn't causing any direct issues for us, but I do want it to stop.I've asked the friend who saw it and relayed it to not engage the guy but to report him, and I've asked guildies who happen to see it to do the same - submit logs if possible, and certainly channel/date/time. I consider it harassment (my guildmates are innocent and none of us deserve harassment for my decision to stop enabling dangerous behavior).Does anyone have any experience with anything like that? Do you think reporting/ticketing by witnesses is a good idea? And should I file a ticket myself in followup of the report I got from a friend, or is that something that only the friend, as the direct witness, should be doing?
4-18-2011 @ 2:48PM
Anytime he circumvents the ignore, screen shot and report. If he confronts you in person (in avatar?) report it. Clear case of harassment. When you report him, you should also mention that he is harassing your friends to get to you, and give names of any of your friends willing to talk to the gm about it.
4-18-2011 @ 2:56PM
Should have reported looooong ago. Circumventing ignores is a form of harassment, and harassment of any kind--and everything you describe here is--should be reported. Dates, times, screenshots, etc. And a new ticket with more info if/when it happens again, depending on the situation and how it's handled.Accounts can be (and have been) banned for such behavior.
4-18-2011 @ 3:03PM
Hmm, thank you. I don't have screenshots and I've since spread the ignore to all his alts, so I no longer see what he's actually doing or saying. But given the history of this (and the "mental problems" aren't a joke; he admitted that he's been diagnosed and that he won't take his meds) yeah... problem.I was raiding BWD last Monday as I do twice a week now, and while I was running back in as a ghost after a wipe, who did I see a "soandso won a duel with ..." message? Yep. That Guy.It really disturbed me that he was there. He doesn't raid to my knowledge, and if you've ever been to the BWD entry balcony, you know that people pretty much only go there to summon their party and/or enter the raid. So I have to wonder if he's using /who to stalk me, although I don't know what he planned on doing if he caught me outside. (And if he had, I would have just darted into the raid).So every time I ran back after a wipe that night (I think there were two more), I took crazy swerving paths that he wouldn't be able to guess... even though I don't think the living can see ghosts at all if they aren't in your party/raid. Call it paranoia if you must...(Accidentally posted this in the overall thread below. Ack! But now that I also see Lyn's comment, I'm definitely going to write up a ticket. I can't prove that the latter is actual stalking, but given his pattern, I don't have much reason to doubt it.)
4-18-2011 @ 3:08PM
Oh, and an addendum: I ticketed/reported (via email, since you can submit a lot more via email) a full account of the original mess, including harassing emails he sent to my personal/work accounts (he had some info from before I had any reason to be concerned). At the time Blizz said they'd taken steps to do something about the mess, but if they banned him it wasn't permanent. I can only hope that further reports result in something more effective, but I'm certainly not going to interact with him or respond in any way that he can see, so I'll stick with tickets/reports.
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