Well, Google + friends, I just closed down my profile on MINDS.Com. My reason for this is because the cyber stalkers found out I was on that social network and started focusing their attacks on me there because they found out that MINDS didn’t have the protections I’ve utilized on Facebook and other sites to block the cyber stalkers and trolls. I’ve had several instances of the cyber stalkers posting on my MINDS over 200 comments on one profile. These were usually these assholes posting the same comment over and over again. On MINDS you only had the option of blocking the profile and then having to delete each comment one at a time, having to hit delete and confirm that you want to delete the comment. The difference on Facebook is that when you block someone their posts disappear from your profile within an hour. I suggested to the administrator, John, on MINDS that they do the same thing, since currently MINDS is Beta testing and this is a serious issue. Well, each time I made this suggestion to John he posted this: “Block the profile, report any threatening comments, and delete.”
Well, I kept telling him that blocking and deleting wasn’t working because I would block their fake profiles and they would just make more and continue attacking me. Shit, tonight they hit me seven times. They hit me first with 182 comments. Then while I was trying to clean up that mess they hit me five more times and added more comments before I could block them. Then they stopped and while I was trying to report this bullshit to John they posted 77 more comments. I told John in the “help and support” section I was fed up with him not doing shit and I was demanding as a client of that social network that he do something to help me. You can see his response, which is the picture I’m posting with this commentary. Well, I had warned John if he sat on his hands again I would walk away and make sure the internet knew how his social network handles harassment and serious issues like cyber stalking. As much as people bitch about Facebook it is paradise compared to MINDS. The way MINDS handle harassment is criminal and outrageous. The attitude of “This is a free speech forum no matter what and who gets libeled and harassed.” is a law suit in the making. I’m not going to waste my time because my attitude on this is good riddance. I have Facebook and Google+ as well as several other forums to promote myself and my works. MINDS was something I was trying out and I left it with a very bad taste in my mouth. Freedom of speech is one thing. Creating a forum that allows, and in fact encourages through lack of support, the harassment and libel of others is outrageous. Unless the administrators of MINDS grow up and get off the hippy we support free speech no matter what I sincerely doubt their social network will prosper except as yet another bastion for cyber stalkers, trolls, hackers, and other negative, low life aspects of the internet community. Currently, if you are thinking of trying out MINDS, realize you are doing it at your own risk and will more than likely get more than you expect. You will get a lesson on why social networks create the controls they have, because there are some sick people out there….