Originally posted by homeslice
I think that stupid word gets thrown around way too much here. Often, especially for people on different timezones - when u eventually get back to a
thread, its 50 pages long and you dont have time to go through every page looking for responses to your posts - then sometimes you do and its just
people calling you a troll because you have not continued the discussion.
I had this happen to me. I work 3 12 hour shifts at night a week. I posted a message in a thread right before I went to bed (in the morning), got up,
went to work. We got slammed and work all 3 nights was a nightmare. All I had time to do was work, sleep, shower, and go back to work. Finally, after
sleeping all day and getting on, what would now be the 4th night after the post, I found multiple messages demanding answers from me in that thread,
making absurd accusations about me, calling me names, etc.
The person THEN went to my profile, I assume, and started posting copy and paste messages of the original post by me along with demands that I answer
him! First, totally off topic in the other threads, but wow, talk about stalking!
I replied a rather curt reply, and alerted a mod. The original thread was closed, but not because of the alert, but because it was Sandy Hook gone
bad, IIRC. The persons' messages were allowed to stand, both in the thread that got closed, and where he stalked me.
He did end up leaving me alone, but the off topic posts should have been removed, IMO.
Quite simply, people have lives and jobs outside of ATS, and even I even forget to follow up every single message I ever post. Most if the time, no
one replied to it anyway, it gets lost in the fodder. Lol.
I think people jump to crazy conclusions sometimes.
I also think stalking should not be allowed. If I choose to not reply for whatever reason, that is my choice. Perhaps I am in a bad mood, and afraid I
may get banned if I respond, so I self moderate!
edit on 20-2-2013 by Libertygal because: (no reason given)
ETA: PS I don't and never have had an avatar. I must be a hairy troll, too.
edit on 20-2-2013 by Libertygal because: ETA PS