I Should Be Writing About Gaining 1000 Followers - Instead I Have To Address A Bigger Issue

in abuse •  last year

Firstly I would like to take a minute to thank all of my followers, I truly appreciate it more than you know and I can't believe I have passed 1000 followers!

So thank you very much, this only happened a few days after my first birthday on steemit post and I have been meaning to write up a post thanking everyone for their amazing support over the past year - it just means so much to me.

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But before I could get around to the post life got carried away, my kids got sick (it's winter) and over two weeks had passed since my last active post.

For those of you who know me, you will know I don't tend to get into flagging wars or flag people in general - in fact most times my account has flagged someone has been because I vote follow other trusted curators, and those posts are usually being flagged for abuse or spam.

I have tried to stay away from the negativity and have in the past remained silent, when people have been rude or abusive to me or my partner @ausbitbank - this is not why I am here and I try to stay away from things of this nature.

I can be pretty chilled on here and it generally takes a fair bit to get me upset or enraged, this is the internet and one comes to expect you'll find the odd douchebag in your travels - there's no need to make this your only focus or to dwell on things too much, let alone take up space on the blockchain with spam and hatred.

I move on with little thought of small people and their small minds, however when out of nowhere I get a comment on my last post saying -

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Now to clarify for people noganoo is a steemian who is well known for spamming the network, doxing users, spreading hate speech, lies and personal attacks on the platform.

At the same time he is a massive emotional manipulator, getting sympathy votes from new users who don't know the full story and his general toxic nature.

As far as I'm aware I have never even spoken to this person before, he has had several run ins with my partner @ausbitbank who tried and failed on multiple attempts to bring him back from the brink of steemicide and help him out generally.

This is not the first time noganoo has reached out to me, but this is the first threat he has ever made me and as I said I don't know the guy and haven't interacted with him at all - so why the sudden and extreme hate?

Within moments he appeared again with this little gem -

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Now still at this stage like usual I was preparing to stay quiet, why give small people the attention they so clearly desire - he means so little in my life why waste time addressing his pathetic nature?

I shook my head I felt sorry for this tiny person, surly living a life so void of purpose, honesty or virtue is punishment enough for this pathetic excuse for a human.

But then being the good christian he claims to be, then decided to steal a picture of my partner and our two beautiful children and write a post stating that my partner was a satanist and that is the reason why my amazing children were born "sickly" - referring to my two pure, innocent, incomparably brilliant non verbal autistic children, they have autism because I guess we're satanists.

How can he call himself a christian, when he outright claims this bs about two disabled children on the other side of the world?

So by this stage @ausbitbank and I are understandably pissed off, so @ausbitbank wrote to him saying "How fucking dare you" and then this happened -

Then the fucking pathetic excuse for a human, let alone christian said "I hope your kids die" - what the actual fuck is wrong with some people, who could ever say such disturbing and horrible things.

This happened hours ago and I am still shaking with rage, I have never wanted to cause so much physical pain to a person in all my life - he is lucky we are not on the same continent.

I have tried so hard to maintain a calm and respectful presence on steemit, I have put in some insane hours here (@ausbitbank even moreso) and I feel this whole situation puts all of that at risk.

So please understand why it is both @ausbitbank and I are losing our shit right now, we are not trying to put all we have built here into jeopardy over nothing - but we will not sit by and do nothing when people are saying shit about our kids.

@ausbitbank has flagged a large number of noganoo's posts and comments, (including the two posts he wrote specifically about @ausbitbank after the original one about our children) and now so have I - for the first time since joining I have personally flagged someone (multiple times).

Unfortunately dealing with this pathetic person has drilled @ausbitbank's voting power, so because of one dodgy user hundreds are going to miss out on his crucial support on their posts.

Noganoo has hundreds if not thousands of sock puppet accounts, that is where is threats of mass flagging my posts is coming from - he is a constant and blatant abuser of the platform.

He has mass spammed the network on multiple occasions in the past and just today, reconfirmed his intentions to do this again after both @pfunk and @liberosist asked him to refrain from spamming.

Is this the kind of person we want on steemit? Someone who wishes the death of two disabled children because he thinks he deserves votes and support in spite of constantly abusing the platform?

As parents we can't sit by and do nothing while hatred and lies are being spread about our family, my kids have and will always come first - I never imagined by writing my story online I have someone tell me they wish for their death.

I can't describe what I'm feeling but it's kindred to intense hate, loathing, repulsed, disgusted, enraged fury, a clear and present desire to cause physical pain which I haven't really experienced before in my life.

I have had to fight to keep my kids alive, they have both had additional medical issues which threatened their lives and to have someone so carelessly wish their existence away is beyond unacceptable.

For the past few hours @ausbitbank has not only created an account called @nogbot, but also tracking down all of the farmed accounts he has control over (1223 accounts so far).

He has also sent it 500sp to give it some power (this is also to restore his own voting power, so he can get back to supporting the users who deserve it - rather than nogs spam), it is now going to be dedicated to flagging everything the toxic user noganoo ever posts.

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Whilst I don't encourage other users to go and flag him personally, he has stated anyone who does flag him will suffer the wrath of his bot army - it is not worth users (especially newer users) to take this on, it's just not worth the risk to your accounts.

This post isn't about us wanting others to take action, it is merely an explanation for what is happening now and in the future.

I never want to speak to this garbage person, he is the epitome of a pathetic internet troll - he has no life, no real life friends and is an all around sad and sorry excuse for a person.

I once felt pity for him and his small insignificant existence, but now the pity is gone - I believe in karma and if this is all he can summon to put out in the world, just imagine what he gets back.

He doesn't deserve the attention from this post that is why I haven't linked his name or account, I'm sure in a few days he'll come back saying he's sorry again - but this time he went too far.

I will never forgive his words and his cruel unchristian nature, he actions and words here are unforgivable - he deserves everything he gets because of it.


I am sorry to have such a negative post after so long away, as I mentioned the kids have been sick and now all this crap has happened - it's just not what I wanted to do or have on my account, but I hope you can all understand where we are coming from.

This is the last type of content I wanted on my page, I wanted this to be a professional space for my story and writing in general - not consumed with the petty drama we see so often on social media sites.

But as a writer and a believer in steemit, I felt the need to address this issue personally - I will never stay silent when people go after my kids, I have always and will always stand up for them.

@ausbitbank and I have been the only voice for our children for the past eight years, we speak for them because they can't yet and to have someone attack them for their disability and blame it on us - just couldn't go without response.

Both of our children have low functioning nonverbal autism, and it was not given to them because @ausbitbank and I are satanists (we're not religious at all) - this just shows the height of his ignorance on multiple fronts.

Also we do not hate Jewish people, it's insulting to have slander floating around so just to put an end to that - stop pigeonholing us with your ignorance.

On a final note I would also like to address the comment he made about us being "muslim sympathisers", um yeah we support the rights of muslims and have muslims we consider close friends - stop being a xenophobic douchebag you're not helping yourself.

Ok so that's it I'm done, I hope you can all appreciate where I am coming from and forgive the language - I'm Australian and I'm pissed ( plus I already toned it down lol).

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I really dislike bullies. @noganoo is a bully and a coward. This sorry excuse for a person behaves like this because he is apparently a sociopath and also because he clearly believes there are no consequences (that matter to him) for his actions. I can literally feel the pain he has caused you for attacking your family so brutally. It is little comfort but do bear in mind that such a coward would never utter such things to your face. He feels safe, cloaked in anonymity, deep in his putrid, little hole.

I would gladly join a concerted effort to rid Steemit of his foul stench. His behaviour towards you and your family should be an affront to every Steemian. Let's take as much action as the system permits to shun this despicable, tedious, waste of time.

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Thank you so much for your support, we appreciate it so much - I just don't want people to fall for his lies again, he's out there playing the victim when he bought it all down on himself.

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Why do you flag the opposition in a debate? Bill Nye & Ken Ham are opposites but they did not flag each other. Trump & Hillary Clinton did not flag themselves during the debate. A lot of people flag even as there can be more debate.

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Yeah I don't think you read the post, this is not a debate - he said he wished my kids were dead, he deserves no voice on this platform.

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@krystle, I know that. I read that. I am writing. What I write and wrote does not mean it is an automatic debate. What I wrote is not automatically a bad thing. Maybe it is a bad thing. Maybe I am a bad person. But I was exercising my freedom of religion. You said you are tolerant to people of different religions and faiths and cults and beliefs and everything.
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In my religion, I believe in talking. It is that simple. I just wanted to compare our lives to the lives of some famous or infamous people. I think it is better to have perspective. I believe in analogies. I believe in the freedom of speech. There is a debate about whether free speech includes hate speech. If hate speech is not included, then who determines what is hate and what is not hate?

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You are not making any sense here ^^^^^^^^^ It's like a bad Dr. Suess book

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lmao a bad Dr. Suess book

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Are you the brother of CNN Jim Acosta of Lady Liberty?
My name is Stephen Miller.

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please have you ever been wronged? and if yes how did you know that you were wrong?. I don't know of a religion that allows wrongdoing simply because we are not supposed to judge. There is no religion that does not talk about pointing out once mistakes and helping them become better people. but logic also tells us that until one accepts his or her wrong, there is no way to correct such a person.

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I think you do not understand the context.

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I understand the context. I am reading the context. It could not be worse than the bad things Hillary did. I made comparisons to help add perspective through contrast and comparison. I might mute people. I know people do bad things. We steal and we murder. Also, people traffick too.

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No mate you don't this has nothing to do with debates, what Hillary did or didn't do - your comment is irrelevant and a bit annoying given the circumstances.

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@krystle, I disagree. I have an opinion. You have an opinion. My opinion is that you are annoying. Your opinion is that I am annoying. What I said is connected. But you do not care about the connection. You are not listening. You do not care. You are being mean to me. But you say you are right and I am wrong. So, I am the bad man here because you said so. Forget about DRUDGE. Forget about CERNOVICH. You do not care about analogy.

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Listen mate I think there is a language barrier here and the last thing you say is your autistic, so maybe that isn't helping things here.

But first and foremost I have not attacked you, I said your comment it annoying not you - there is a big difference, for example you said you thought I was annoying now that is a personal attack.

Perhaps in the future use your words to further explain your view rather than just straight out attack people, you have insulted me on my own thread - you have assumed everything you have said, I have reread your messages several times they don't make sense in regards to this situation.

Then you try and tell my partner I don't like critical thinking, you have so many comments spread out over my post it's hard to keep track.

Please stop, or here's another option try explaining your point of view so others can understand it - this is not an attack but multiple people have said they think you're confused.

Yet I'm a horrible person because I think irrelevant comments are annoying, make your comments relevant - don't lash out and claim to have been attacked.

As with the mute thing below, I thought I was answering a simple question - as I responded to a comment asking if you can unmute, that is all I was referring to and you blast me for that too.

Seriously I am not in the mood for this shit after what has already been happening, if you have no value to add from here on out please go away.

If you want to try and reread my words see that I didn't attack you and explain your position without just listing names and make a full comprehensible point then maybe we can move past this.

If not enjoy your life on steemit.

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Ignore this guy. He commented the same shit on my blog after I had been targeted.

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My comments are not irrelevant. I disagree with what you said. You should read what I said. You are hiding behind political correctness. You are dancing with words. You are making up excuses to why my comments were annoying.
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I am adding value. You said that if I am not adding value then I should go away. Who determines value? You said there is a language barrier. My first language is English. Your first language is probably English as well. There might be a communication barrier but not a language barrier. I was born in Oregon. I speak American English. There should be no language barrier but you said there is or might be a language barrier. I am an English teacher in Vietnam since 2012. I have been teaching at schools and camps since 2004. I have the experience. Lots of people love me and know me. I have videos on YouTube.
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What I wrote was good. What I wrote was not annoying. It was helpful. I gave reference. You seem to indicate that I cannot compare your situation with anybody anywhere. I tried to compare. You said my comments were annoying. It is too bad that my contrast and comparisons are viewed as not valuable. You said that if I do not have anything of value to add then I should go away. I believe that what I say has value. I believe that my comments are of value.
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You might be saying that my comments are without value or without enough value and that seems to be what you were implying and that is too bad. You said you want to be tolerant of Muslims perhaps or of some religions and you can be tolerant of my beliefs and my opinions of what I think is or is not of value as well. However, it seems you are not interested in giving tolerance and forgiveness to some people like me maybe.
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The mute question was a long question that I was asking that other man about and then I found a specific answer about the mute list and that is what I wanted and that is what I want you know. I want you to be better organized. Facebook has a block list and Steemit has a mute list. The mute list is convenient because it helps you get to the list of people you mute. If you do not have a mute list and if you mute a lot of people, then it becomes too difficult to find everybody or anybody you may want to unmute someday.
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I am writing good things. I am helping people. You should think about what I am trying to say.

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Great reply @krystle

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There is a big difference in flagging opposition and having idiots spam attack accounts.

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I am appalled by this behavior but not surprised, while Steemit can bring out some amazing elements of humanity it also attracts the other extremes, greed(demonstrated by the begging and the occasional IP theft), and hate. It is a sad reality of social media that is even more pronounced and perpetuated here by the financial rewards steemit offers.

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STEEM VS. FACEBOOK

Hello Steemians! Could steem crush down Facebook? If only more people would know more about it. That they could earn while they post, while they share their experiences and their ideas on something.
Oh, people! Hear me now and here it is. Let's spread the Good News of STEEM!
Let's unite then...Upvote and resteem.Follow and let's follow one another!
DON'T SPREAD THE HATE PLEASE...!

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Some friendly advice: If you would like to achieve success on Steemit you should drop the follow me, follow you or upvote me/upvote you thing. You need to state WHY you think it's a good post and if the person reading the comment likes what you have to say they might follow you. Also a large number of followers don't determine your success on Steemit if they don't actually vote for your stuff and engage in conversation. Some users are also offended by these kind of comments and may flag you, lowering your reputation.

First off congratulations on your 1000! This is a wonderful achievement us minnows can only dream of one day. This was a very eye opening article since my pals in #yunk have run across people like this also. I didn't know how malicios some people could be on this platform until my steemit buddy @krazykrista said in the #yunk channel that there was someone really being truly terrible. Since being new and apparently naive to steemit I just imagined him saying a few terrible things or just trolling a bit.

When I saw @krazykrista 's post Bilalhaider is on a mission to ruin steemit chat. I was so appalled by how his actions were so spiteful and their words were so advisedly. He was attacking everyone in the chat room for trying to help him. He was complaining that he had good followers, but his post lack attention or reward. They were simply trying to tell him to improve his content after reviewing his page. The whole thing switched over like he was a ticking time bomb lying in wait for someone to poke him with a "you need to actually do work" stick.

Reading this sickens me @krystle. I'm sorry that you and @austibank have to deal with this sort of human garbage on here. @austibank has been so supportive to me since the beginning. Heck he was my first real witness vote and it was out of the blue. I think he just saw that I had potential to help the community. I'm so sorry about the things that they're saying about your kids, people should never make it that personal even if they would don't mean it in the first place. Anyone that goes to that level should be reviewed regardless of their intent.

The whole mission of our #yunk is to provide a better place on the internet and internet platforms. What if this is the first belief system just for the internet? IRL people have their manners and their etiquette, but when it comes to their online window, more things tend to be permissible. What if this gave you a sense of best practices for your fellow digital man? What if we needed something to let us know that community can become stronger than a troll? What if yunk becomes such a belief of existence on the internet that it connects people organically from just hearing the term yunk alone?

I'm baffled to what people hope to gain for being this cruel on here. They won't have a long shelf life on this platform and they won't have much in the form of support from the like minded. We're here to grow a community and help each other. People that go directly the opposite of that belong on 4chan.

Congratulations again on your achievement and forget what those rotten cancer people have to say.

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Thanks so much for your kind words, and I absolutely agree people need a moral compass to help them with empathy online.

Steemit has been an amazing place, I'm one year in and so far I have had maybe three bad experiences - obviously this is the worst by far, but steemit itself has been an overwhelmingly supportive in general.

I try to stay away from negativity and that is why the post is more of an explanation, to our followers about our actions and not encourage them to act on the info - especially if the flagging continues.

I've been here a year and he will have difficulty hurting me, but if others with more power join his cause - it could damage my account permanently.

Steemit is the perfect place for us to all get along, I hope to soon enjoy being a happy helpful member of this community again.

Cheers

Unfortunately there are many people like that at Steemit. Instead of looking to produce think about destroy who is winning.

Usually these people are loosers that try to support themselves in other people.

I wish success @krystle :)

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Yeah he is a jealous petty man, only interested in making money and when no one voted on his poor quality posts he lashes out and plays the victim - thanks for your support.

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This is very sad and upsetting. With all the positive effects of decentralization, there's also the negative effect that such a horrible troll can carry on hurling abuse on other users..I saw that this guy attacked @uwelang as well, but not as deeply personally as to you..

I am very sorry that your children and family had to suffer such an uncalled for attack. It's only natural that you're like a mother tigress coming out to defend her cubs!

I'm glad you're ranting here though..hopefully it is one avenue for you to let out all that anger and rage..those will only injure you if you hold it in..

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I'm so glad that this is being stated to the community. It's important for us to be aware of abusers like this on here. We are only as fast as our slowest person with it comes to growth. This sort of user will ultimately invite more cruel verbal attacks if don't call them out on it.

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Yep and with this particular user, he tends to act out attack a bunch of people and then play the victim and get a new wave of support from those who don't know any better.

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Such manipulative and superficial behaviour..urghh..

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Yes, this totally goes against the ideology of Yunk..if I got it right :)

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Lol I like your wording with -

It's only natural that you're like a mother tigress coming out to defend her cubs!

Yeah I agree I came out swinging, he triggered me (probably the only way to trigger me honestly) - my goal is to vent and move on with my life.

But steemit needs to find a way to deal with this sort of user in the future, as we grow it will only become harder and things like this need to have consequences that actually impact the person.

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haha that's the image that was invoked in my mind while reading through your text.. :))

Your goal is a good one..it will help that your husband is actively rallying through and trying to come up with a solution..yes, I really hope that he will not go scot-free and face some sort of penalty for his atrocious behaviour..

You are right that as we grow, it will get harder and harder to nip these kind of abuse in the bud..sighs..

Oh, that is horrific!!! I'm a mom of 3 and I feel your rage. I have also noticed the Christian posts. Christian users should be up in arms at having their faith represented by that %$#@! Happy Steemit birthday, mine is on Saturday. Much love to your precious children.

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Indeed horrifying, I agree with you @onetree and putting on the "cloak of christianity". Real christians don't talk like that.

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It's horrific. Unfortunately I have met so many people who use that

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to hide behind while committing atrocious acts. I agree real Christians would never talk like that.

I don't know you, but @ausbitbank is one of the best people on Steemit. Whatever I can do to help, just say the word! And you have another follower!

First of all, I am so sorry @krystle ma'm to hear all this bad experience. I have a great deal of respect for you and @ausbitbank sir. You two are actively doing a lot of things for this community from the very beginning. How dare somone like @noganoo come and curse your children like this. It is totally inhuman. Is he really a human because no man is ever dare to curse the children of others. Even enemies dont do that, so how dare he did something like that? I am actually shocked to hear this.
Because someone who have a great deal of respect on steemit and who people loves, had to suffer this depress situation. @ausbitbank sir has always been so helpful to me and you're also doing great ma'm. I would definitely do the best in my power to flag @noganoo because he has to be taught some lesson for his disrespectful behavior.
A person can bear anything but when it comes to his/her children, then e won't bear anything. And all this just for thie sake of some upvotes. How shameful is this for @noganoo. I am with you @krystle ma'm. If you or @ausbitbank sir ever need anything, I am just a click away.

Fork him and his bot-net off the blockchain. That's my recommendation. I think we could reach a pretty strong consensus for that.

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Whilst I like the idea and never want to see or hear from him again and I think steemit would be all around a better place without him, I'm not sure this is the way to do it - it's a slippery slope once we start kicking people of the network.

Generally though I hope he is flagged into oblivion, moves on with his life and maybe gets himself the help he so clearly requires to become a functioning member of society.

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I vote yes to this ^^^^^^^^ "GET @noganoo OFF THE BLOCKCHAIN" oh and his 1223 other accounts as well.

I'm so sorry to read that this has happened. This is truly unacceptable and way beyond normal internet trolling. Too far is too far. I hope you'll never have to hear from him again.

I delegated most of my remaining SP to the bot ausbit created, hope that helps.

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Thanks so much man, we really appreciate the support it means a lot at times like these.

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There is more - I found 1269 so far.

Here in Fort Collins, CO, I work in a program specifically for children with Autism. I have worked closely with over 40 children with Autism, and I can tell you they are not "sickly," they are with out a doubt some of the most amazing, genuine, often brilliant people on this Earth! They are specialist who know their preferred topics better than anyone! They teach me as much as I teach them. I often believe the kids I work with are secretly super heroes! To me, Autism is not the problem...the problem is society's conditioning and negative perspective on anything outside of what is deemed to be "normal." Just know, there are people out there (like me) who consider people with Autism some of their favorite people on Earth, and those who put it down are the ones missing out on the gifts people with Autism have to offer. 💙

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As a father of a boy with Autism, and an uncle to another, thank you. As it was once pointed out to me shortly after my son's diagnosis, 'normal' is a setting on the washing machine.

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I really love this!!! I am also a father to a genius!

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Wow your comment is amazing thank you so much, it means more because you have a clue lol.

I agree with you both of my kids are unique amazing individuals that have amazing abilities for children of their age, they struggle in some areas but excel in others so far beyond others their ages it amazes.

Being an autism mum I know a lot of autistic people of a variety of ages, every single one has been phenomenal in one way or another.

To quote the great Temple Grandin

“What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.”

I believe in some ways autism could be an evolutionary movement, of our species we are yet to fully understand or appreciate.

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🙌🏽 Temple Grandin taught at CSU here in Fort Collins. She's wonderful! There are many forms of communication, and I believe in promoting a voice for Autism because these folks have amazing focused fortes! Have you ever heard someone say, they may think you don't fit in, but I think you're the missing piece? image

Wow. All I can say is wow. That @naganoo guy is NOT, and I repeat NOOOOT a Christian. If by their fruits you shall know them, this guy has revealed himself to be a devil. And to talk about going after your kids, that even more "dragon" speech. I just don't see any justification for this kind of behavior.

Out of support, you got my Follow and UpVote ;-)

My heart goes out to your family, as a mother I can't be silent and just ignore this. You have every right to voice out and protect your children no matter what. Keep posting what's right, moral and true. God bless your family!

One thing you may not have understood about people like this is jealousy, weakness, and low self esteem. You have made great progress and people like @noganoo just can't take the fact that you are earning more because you have worked and helped the community more. Imaginations and wishes of how he should have been the one in your shoe can lead to reactions like this. No one can blame you for your reactions, as even the most patient person in the world would have reacted after all that he keeps putting you through. I am just wondering the amount of progress he would have made if he had focussed his efforts on building his account instead of exhibiting his losing personality on innocent delicate children. Thank you for the advice, and don't let him discourage you in any way or waste your precious time

I had a run in a long time back with that douche bag. I sent the information to @AusbitBank on twitter, but because Mark C. Bretl has a criminal record, his address is listed publicly along with his criminal record.

If he does not stop the harassment I would call the police and file a report. You are not entitled to threaten someones children.

Hear that you fucking piece of shit @noganoo?

As for the whales, @steemit, @dan, @ned, @jamesc, and others they should have removed Mark's account a long time ago for violating multiple terms of service.

Don't let negative people keep you down. Stay positive and those subhumans will find someone else to focus their low level energy on.

I literally just got approved logged in and this is my first read... learning already😕

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I am truly sorry that this was your first introduction to steemit, this is not indicative of the site in general or the users for that matter - This is one person so please don't let this dishearten you on your journey.

I only wrote the post because I think people have a right to know what he said, I am not inciting action from others merely explaining my own actions regarding this issue.

This really isn't the normal situation and that is why this post is doing so well, people get he went way to far - again I am sorry this is your first impression.

Let me know if you need any help getting going, there are a lot of new user guides out there to help as well - you might also like to check out the discord chat room Peace Abundance and Liberty https://discord.gg/6uYvku there are thousands of super friendly people in there to chat to or to get help or advice.

Good luck on your journey, steemit is amazing - the internet is full of trolls.

congratulations another one is added to your list keep steeming!

I'm sorry to read this @krystle. I hope you and @ausbitbank can get those bad moment behind you as fast as possible and hopefully not being too negatively affected by this very frustrating situation.

I love you, both of you and I look forward to help you my friends in this rough situation.

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Thanks so much for all of your support it means a lot, we just want to put an end to his hateful and malicious intent - he is scourge on steemit a pathological liar and general sociopath.

Your help means so much, especially with a situation like this - and it won't be forgotten.

Like @benjojo says: he's a bully and obviously willing to pay money to be able to do his bullying. Even with bullies, I always try to understand why someone does it. I think he has to be a very unhappy person, unhappy with his life, himself or life in general. I don't know. Otherwise he wouldn't do stuff like this. People with a life and at least some kind of happiness in it don't do these kinds of things. I am so sorry this is happening to you @Krystle and @Ausbitbank and it is unforgivable to lash out and wish ill on innocent children. I know if someone said something like that about my kids I'd rip their heads off...And I am usually a quiet, kind person, but don't mess with my kids! Another thing though: A LOT of 'Christians' think that everyone outside of their own Christian faith are satanists. I've heard it a lot when I used to say that I have no religion but if one wants to place me in a box I'd be closer to shamanism than anything. The abuse I got over that is unreal. People calling me satanist and the likes. Explaining to them I don't believe in Satan so therefore I can't be one didn't help either. So he might be one of those...
I hope this gets solved soon, for you and everyone who's affected by his deeds and for everyone he might haunt in the future. Stay strong!

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Thanks for your kind words, I do believe that is his stance - you're not christian so you're a satanist.

Yeah anyone goes near my kids, I'm likely to lose my shit - I just hope we can find a way to deal with issues like this in the future, so the burden isn't on the victim to defend themselves against bigotry.

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Actually, anybody who doesn't vote for him when he asks them to is a Satanist in his mind.
He had asked me to vote for him a while back and I told him that I wouldn't because of the way he was flaming your husband back then. So he told me that he was sorry and shouldn't have done that, and that he would only post 'positivity' for a week and he hoped that maybe after that I would change my mind. So we ended the conversation on a friendly note. But not two days later he created a rant post about me! My name was in the title of the post, and 'satanists' was the first tag.

So yeah, he throws around the term satanist very loosely.
Then his next post a very short time after the first rant (which was the first time I ever flagged him) was about how he really should not try to call out people for their sins, but leave that up to God. So I flagged that post too since he had created a brand new sin, never mentioned in the bible, the sin of not voting for noganoo.
It's so ridiculous.

kyrstle, I am so sorry that you were the object of his wrath this time.
(( hugs ))
All the best to you!

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Hey has no evidence to support his claims we hate jewish people either, he is a total sociopath and I will never forgive or forget his words - he is spamming everyone commenting in this thread with more lies and bs so I am posting the actual evidence of him saying he wants our kids to die.

Every comment he leaves he is just opening himself up to more flags, they will be coming I am livid and yeah we threaten him now - after an attack on our kids yeah you bet.

He is delusional to the extreme he claims to be a christian but then lacks the most basic principles of the religion, and yeah I really don't care if he calls me a satanist - but saying anything we did lead to our children having a medical condition, just shows his clear ignorance.

Thanks for your support I know he has been a thorn in many sides for some time, I have tried so hard to stay out of it I really hadn't realised how many others had suffered at his delusions - I'm sorry you to were a victim of his hate and fake christian values.

I wish you and @aubitbank all the best and I'm extremely welcome for everything you have done for me.

Resteemed, this post needs exposure!

Unacceptable!

I am so sorry to hear that this has happenned to you and yours. I must say this is the worst i have read of the negative side of Steemit.

I have worked with people with disabilities for over 40 years, in many capacities. My wife and i have cared for developmentally delayed adults for 20 year or more. I am closing down my rehabilitation business but will continue working for a non-profit (@scilwa) as a youth in transition coordinator. I work and have worked with those on the autistic spectrum....i offer this as background...

Keep doing the good you do for your family...thats #1... Special needs kids are just that special. Keep writing what feels right for you....your current post? It is wonderful expression of your innerself. I could sense your pain and struggle on how to best handle this.

I think your post is pefect...most of the repsonses you have recieved seem supportive...i come from a belief system that what you put out comes back 3-fold...the universe has a way of taking care of things. This "person" has a lot of karma coming his way...this person is far from Christian...i don't fokkow any one religion but i have read their text...i find it interesting that so many do not follow what, in this case, Jesus taught. This person is not a Christian...

Follow your heart and keep doing the good you have been. Add me to the list of those who applaud you, and respect what you do in life. My heart goes out to you...

Forgive my rambling (i am tired) and please forgive any misspelled words (i have dyslexia) and i am on my phone typing this.

We have barely shared a few words, but I hope that changes over time. I'm grateful for your presence on the platform, and can appreciate the raw fury you are expressing. He's crossed the line so many times. I'm sorry he's chosen to vent his emotional stability towards your family especially after aus defended him. One day I hope he receives the counseling and healing he needs.

That is insane. I wish you and @ausbitbank the best. Picking on someone for having children on the autism spectrum is very messed up. Some people enjoy the type of attention they get from this type of behavior. Stay strong!

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He is a liar and there is no excuse for what he said, it's the only attention he is able to get - cheers for the support.

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This comment has received a 3.87 % upvote from @lovejuice thanks to: @theabsolute. They have officially sprayed their dank amps all over your post rewards. GOOD TIMES! Vote for Aggroed!

@krystle Its a shame you had to write this post actually. Its a shame that someone would act like this to you guys and bring your kids into the discussion too. All over some rewards and a bit of STEEM. Life is way too important to be carrying on like that.

Then to read the apology post that was written only hours after this post apologising for those same poor actions, only to turn around and start flagging people again. WTF. ANyway, there are a shit-tin of comments on this post which shows you the real support out there. Chin up. Hater will always be haters!

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Thanks man I appreciate your comment and all your support, he is all through this thread spreading lies about us again - anyone with eyes can see him apologize yesterday and then straight back to it.

I am so amazed by all the support we are getting, I guess when the person that attacks you has been attacking everyone else as well - soon your side gets bigger, the noobs will soon learn not to fall for his lies.

Sorry to hear this @krystle. Hugs to you and @ausbitbank. That kind of behaviour should not be acceptable anywhere. Luckily there are lots of great people on Steemit too. Thanks for everything you guys do.

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Thanks so much @thinknzombie we really appreciate it, there are so many brilliant people on here steemit is amazing - he is just insignificant and pathetic.

Krystle, Billytwohearts here, regardless of any consequence, if there is anything I can do to assist you and your family please do not hesitate to call on me. I do not wield much power, but what I have you are all welcome to all of it.
Walk tall my friend. Resteemed ..............billytwohearts
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Your support is more than enough, no need to get yourself tangled up in his hate and spite - your kind words are so appreciated, thank you.

Upvoted and Resteemed. Congratulations on reaching 1,000 followers!!! I recently reached the same milestone, myself. It takes time and hard work, but it's worth it to engage the Steemian community - it can only enhance your life. Don't let the turkeys get you down.

This guy is a real piece of work. Not good for SteemIt. Try not to get overly upset or hung up on toxic people - just identify them as such, remove them from your life & associations as much as possible, forget about them, and move on with what you need to keep on doing.

Regarding all these, there is one thing that concerns me the most.

After such a long time that we are witnessing this (as it didn't start just a day or two before) are the #whales and #developers of this platform so powerless to stop that once for all, or they simply don't care?!

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I know there are a lot of people with a lot of power discussing this, the big issue is the platform is decentralised - we need to find a solution we can use again if the situation arises again, and be sure we can fairly deal with these types of situations.

So far flagging is helping his rep is falling and every flag he gets it drops a little further, yesterday he was in the mid 60's I believe he is now at 55 - he keeps spreading the hate it wont be long before everything he ever says or does, is hidden from the world and we don't have to pay him the attention he clearly desires.

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I was about to ask same question !

There is no way for a quick action for such situations, because if not that will make the whole platform a promising place for reveng and bulling !

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I can agree with you that it's not possible to react to every single such thing with some sort of penalties for all the reasons you've mentioned if nothing else because every coin has two sides.

But isn't it, on the other hand, exact revenge, and bullying we want to avoid, especially as this is not an isolated case or even more, knowing that it lasts for several months by now?!

If you don't mind, please, take a look at my above comment as I believe it might better clarify to you why I'm asking this.

I am a father of an 8 year old on the spectrum myself, and I can't even begin to understand what you're feeling. I'm sorry you have had to endure this.

Good post, and don't forget it's nice to be nice people who aren't always get what they deserve in the end . Good luck

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Thanks for the support.

ALL children are blessing! I bet your kids are awesome! There are some very ignorant people out there who don't get that "different" does not equal "less". In fact, if people just spent more time focusing on our similarities with one another the world would be a MUCH better place.

I wish you, your partner and your two pure, innocent, incomparably brilliant children all the best. (You sound like an awesome mom!)

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Thanks man I appreciate it, I know you understand the ignorance being spouted here and I agree the world would be a better place if people could stop building barriers and hate.

My kids are unbelievable, they are making leaps and bounds it's hard to keep up - thank you for your kind words they mean a lot to us. Cheers

You have my sympathy.
I have received some hateful comments on a post of mine and did not hesitate to flag this minnow's posts but then he had almost no SP. My instinct was to mute him but then I decided it would be a better tactic to follow him to see him sink without trace which he appears to have done. Mobilising support from the community has got to be the best thing to do! Congratulations on your milestone btw.

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Thanks for your support, yeah for the most part the community has been amazing everything can be seen - everyone knows what he is doing, and those who have been here for a while have seen him do this countless times.

So far I've watched his rep fall at least 5 points and with the fact it gets harder to increase rep, that also means once it starts to fall it falls faster and with less effort.

Sorry to hear hear the troubles you both are going through. I do wonder how is it that whales have allowed this kind of behavior to last so long. Maybe even the Steemit Inc should be included since he's openly admitted to owning of 1000's of accounts! @ned @andrarchy ?

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Thanks and I agree steemit inc needs to be the ones to at least delegate power to a witness controlled bot, that when the witnesses either all or a majority agree they can use the bot to deal with accounts like this.

That way it's controlled by the people through who they elect as witness, rather than the company itself regulating which is a bit against the goals of steemit - just one idea but it still has it's drawbacks and issues.

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That's a good idea to built on.

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I think it's crucial to show how we treat abusers and trolls in Steemit as an example. People are watching.

This is a really sad situation and I can understand the anger, I dont understand why anyone want to act this way. I love this comunity and what it stands for, sad that there are people who wants to mess that up.
Hope ur situation gets better and that u wont have to feel like this anymore.....and wishing death on children is just so low and crossing the line. Take care and I hope u and ur family the best of luck

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Thanks so much for your kind words, I really appreciate it - steemit is a great place and we can't let one or two bad eggs ruin it for everyone.

I just want him to leave us alone, not ever mention my children again - then I can go back to being a happy steemian again :)

Cheers

Congratulations!

I feel like we all should pay less attention to jerks. We know they are here on steemit and their goal to get our attention and energy. If they won't get both here on Steemit they just disappear and would migrate on different platform

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I agree but the problem is, when the jerks then act like they are being attacked and gain support from new users - then it just cycles like this has been for months now, it's just so frustrating.

I'm so sorry this is happening to you and your family. This is the kind of behavior that flies on Reddit and I hope Steemit doesn't go down that same path.

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Thanks for your support, there are a lot of people tackling the issue right now - the issue is that we need to find a way to deal with attacks like this in the future, without going against the general themes of the platform.

It's not an easy solution, other companies could just ban accounts but we don't really want to do that here - but how do we punish those who act in such a manner?

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It's such a hard problem to solve. Any solution I can think of is problematic. Even community mute lists could be use nefariously.

Is it naive of me to think that these people will soon lose interest or otherwise grow up? But, (I argue with myself) what if every time a user matures, we get a new user who is yet immature?

I think a platform that sacrificed anonymity would have more options for quelling this type of behavior. I want a platform in which no person is anonymous, but I also want a platform in which every person is anonymous - so I'm torn.

My heart hurts for you. I am saddened that someone attacked your children. I am sadden that someone carried the banner of Christianity, while attacking you. I am saddened that abuse and bullying are invading Steemit.

I am a religious person, a follower of Jesus. The hate that was shown to you was wrong. The message directed to you and your children was wrong. I can not take away what was said, but I stand against it.

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@sumatranate , I second your comment both as a Christian and as an Autism mom.

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Thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated.

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Whilst I am not religious, I have many friends and family members that are - and we're talking many different religions here.

This is the worst representation of christians I have witnessed since the westboro church crazies spread their hate, I have never met a christian who would act in such a disgraceful way - he does not represent your religion and the clear values you hold.

I will never blame a group for the actions of a few, this is why my comment regarding muslims - he is clearly xenophobic from his own writing.

I appreciate your support and kind words, your a good representation of a true christian - kind, compassionate and caring, thank you.

This is very sad..sad.I don't know you but I really hope there's a way to kick this kind people.

Nobody deserves this kind of abuse, especially for your children. Is there any Steemians cleaners to help to wipe them out forever.

I'm new also here. I also encounter this kind of opportunistic person and using their power to get the innocent one like me.

I wish you well and hope you can find some strength to let this negative feeling go away.

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Agreed. I prefer happy people.

Did you'll Find that Person's account who abused Ausbit?

That is a very big issue.
It is unfortunate that this has happened and you guys have to go through this.
Hopefully soon all of this will be resolved.

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Thanks I hope so too :)

Hey, that is pretty messed up. I don't know where the stance of Steemit is on this considering it is meant to be uncensored but is their an avenue for you and @ausbitbank to go down? There must be some limitation somewhere right?

I'm sorry to hear this. Absolutely disgusting. Stay strong and don't let it affect you any further.

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Thanks so much for your support, I agree it is disgusting and unforgivable.

What a dirty little cunt, wishing the death of innocent kids and bullying others. I am not religious but if Hell somehow exists I hope the wanker ends up there!

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Yeah absolutely and if it does I assume they have a special place for those who wish the death to children, especially disabled children - Karma will ensure he gets what is owed.

mute them.
let them talk to themselves.

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Muting does nothing to stop the flagging, and the spam abuse that everyone else gets, or him sharing private photos of our children or spreading complete fabrications about us.

Did you actually read the post ?

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Can you unmute people later on? Does mute simply hide the people you mute? Facebook has a blocklist and you can go to the list to unblock people later. Does Steemit have a mute list which can help people unmute people later? I feel there might not be. That is why I am not muting people. I am not sure how I might unmute them if I want to later on.
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But muting is a good idea to do sometimes if need be.

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yes you can unmute them.

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Thanks. I clicked on mute on a user. In the settings, I saw the mute list. People can go to that mute list the same like the Facebook block list. Nobody told me Steemit has a mute list of people we mute. I see it. Maybe I should publish a post about the mute list. It seems to be easy enough to mute and unmute with the list in the settings.

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sounds like a GOOD idea for a post.

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the mute button becomes an unmute button :)

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@krystle, that is not convenient. If you block or mute thousands of people, then it becomes difficult and inconvenient to find them to unmute them. That is why we have a mute list in the settings for Steemit. We cannot organize a better life through chaos. You might forget about who you mute. You cannot go to their Steemit profile to unmute them if you cannot remember their name or names or username or URL or how to get there or if you do not have links or ways to get there. That is why we have a MUTE LIST in the STEEMIT SETTINGS. The mute unmute button profiles is not enough. That is why we should tell people about the mute list which does not appear on Steemit until you mute your first Steemian.

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Dude seriously, all I said was how to unmute people I was not talking about mass muting thousands, I'm so fricken sorry for trying to help.

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I already know hot to mute and unmute. That was not my question. It is that simple. My question was about mass muting.

I haven't been here long enough to be familiar with anyone and I'd probably ignore all of this person's posts as well. What stood out the most to me is that you mentioned this person gets sympathy votes from unaware newbies. Really, it astounds me that someone who posts stuff like this to a stranger isn't totally ignored by everyone and is able to get any support at all or isn't drowned out by the support of his target and gets to continue. I don't get it.

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It's not an easy situation to deal with, anyone who flags abuse like this uses their voting power - this means people like @ausbitbank who supports hundreds of people daily, now has less power to support the community and instead has to deal with this slander.

The real problem here is nogs actions taking away from hundreds being rewarded, once people realise he is costing them money things might change - but also people read one post of his that says he is being attacked he won't explain why, people believe and support without looking at the comments in his posts explaining his abuses.

It's frustrating when people blindly follow, it's lazy look into it for yourself at least look at evidence - rather than just accusations without backup.

Thanks for the comment.

People can be very hurtful. But having all these negative feelings towards that guy doesn't help your situation at all. He wins if you feel like that because then he effectively steals your energy. And to all the others commenting here about getting out the forks and torches: You guys should care about your own business and don't jump on the fence for something you know very little about.

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I think you don't get it @flauwy!
Please, don't get me wrong, but you haven't been around long enough to witness his massacre downvoting crusade against many users (mainly for no reason) that last for months and months and escalates every now and then. Therefore, I believe it might be hard for you to see the whole picture only through one puzzle represented with this last happening or even better to say happenings as @krystle and @ausbitbank were not the only one affected in this newest (hoping to be the last) escapade.

Take a look at those almost 2,000 downvotes sent in a 3 days row to @adsactly to whom BTW, he even didn't bother to make an apology.
1873 Downvotes - 3 Days in a row

Or even better, take a look in those 10,000 Flags in just a few hours sent to one account, and there are more just in this last series of his "performance".

From my point of view - enough is enough!

And to all these when someone even messes with no matter whose children that's THE END!!!

Clearly, you and @ausbitbank are the better parties; I had an amicable acquaintance with your partner early on (I've only been here a week as of tomorrow), and I'm so sorry you've suffered such outrage, but it sounds like this nog person has angered the wrong whale and will soon regret that decision.

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I think he probably is regretting the decision, not that he'll ever admit it - I mean he came out and apologised yesterday, but look right now he is spamming this thread with more lies and bs.

Good day for you,hello steemit

congratulations on your 1000 followers !

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I am the Great Cornholio! Would you like to see my portfolio? I have a portfolio in my bunghole, with my óleo!

It's really sad. I wish and I hope it will leave some strength to disappear that negative feeling. @krystle

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Thanks for your support.

I studied at home. I have autism. My mother helped me so much. I was born 1985 in Oregon. I love my country. I lived in a small city. @krystle, I hope things get better. I am in Vietnam now and some people may have autism and other problems here. I am sorry that bad people do bad things to you. I hope you can maybe seek justice. I talked about contrast and comparison. I love perspective. I am 32 years old and I am aware of many hard times in my life and the lives ofd other people. Upvoted Resteemed. Liked. Shared. I share this post.
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I am sorry about what is happening. I am not trying to not care. I wrote other things as a way of painting perspective. But I still care and I hate bad people who do many bad things like the things you talked about.
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Agreed. I believe in the freedom and right of religions too for people too including that of Islam for Muslims. I think the golden rule is very important. Treat others the way you want to be treated.

I'm so sorry this happened to you and your family. It's horribly upsetting.
Best wishes to you.

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Thanks so much for your support.

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You're welcome. <3
My husband, @swelker101 delegated to NogBot to help out.

I feel you , I am having my own little battle with some spammers right now. Spamming is only going to get worse with the more people that come on board steemit.

People like these are the bane of this amazing social network. All they can ever do is bully others from the comfort of their basement, without ever knowing what is going on outside of the 4 walls that surround them. I would like to welcome a concentrated effort that takes care of trolls and haters like these. While this is inevitable in any social network, we have to remember that vigilance is the price we need to pay to exterminate trolls like these.

Much love from India, keep steeming!

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I agree the poor actions of a few bring down the whole platform, he is a bully and there are so many people working on a solution.

Thanks so much for your support.

I'm new to this platform and it's sad that someone will take on to attack your kids so I understand who you and your partner feel ... thank you for your advice

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Thanks for your support, I think a lot of people can relate to the rage I feel - people should know you never go after the kids.

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I agree

Congrats @krystle! You are really great!

I hope you find the strength within you to not let anger, albeit justified, take hold of you!

I think anybody who reads into this for more than 1 post will find that it's absolutely clear he's a deranged troll.

Keep your head up... this will be over soon!

edit: cant believe some idiots still try to make this an argument of the legitimacy of flagging in general... sigh

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Thanks so much for your support, yeah deranged is one word for it - his rep is crumbling, people know where to draw a line and he crossed it.

His actions are inexcusable and unforgivable, he should be sorry and ask for forgiveness but is still out there spreading hate.

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Some people here are just too gullible... I've seen it when I tried to expose a cheater on MSP... he'd initially get massive rewards for posting blatant lies and sob stories that didn't even add up. But anyways...

Good to see his rep is finally taking a dent!

Though I think his new strategy is now pretending to be robin hood... fighting against circle jerking whales (like ausbitbank, I guess :P) to save the reward pool for minnows?!? Oh my... wonder where this spin will lead to!

Someone who would ever say those cruel things must be deeply troubled or in a horrible place in his life right now and can't find a outlet other than bullying people online. I really hope for his own sake he steps away from steemit to really address the core of where it is coming from.

I'm so sorry to hear you and your partner had to deal with such nasty things on steemit, I honestly haven't see such bullying on here before. If he did say those thing while in his right mind, like you said karma will have him. At the end of the day he has to live with what he has said and done.

I wish you and your beautiful family all my love and hope this drama will quickly be a thing of the past and we all move on to bigger and more positive things.
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No one can justify what he did, he is a troubled and disturbed individual who needs to seek help - this is not indicative of the platform, there are a few bad eggs but when they act like this they make it easy to identify them.

Even in his response to you, his wording was threatening "best you don't comment" - if he thinks anything could justify him wishing the death of innocent children, he is sadly mistaken.

Thanks so much for your support, but yeah be careful he has a spiteful nature and I would hate to see others suffer by mere association.

It is so crazy how some troll waste time and resources instead of channeling those energies into something productive and build a good account that will be a forever source of income. Lately, I have seen lots of people gaming the reward pool, it is menace that should be addressed soon by the developers.

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As far as I'm aware he got all the accounts without paying a cent, he scammed the system to get them before we had better restrictions in place.

He has been toxic in nature, out to make money with little else in mind for some time now - that was one of the big initial issues from what I can remember, he was buthurt he wasn't making more money and was jealous of others success.

congratulations on obtaining so much followers, i can understand ur reasons to be pissed, every parent is overprotective of their child and when jealous people bring children in to arguments especially threatening its pathetic, i know u already know this no need for me to say it but u should not take his words to heart, ur childrens disability ofcourse has nothing to do with their parents, and i pray for their recovery .

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Pathetic about sums up my view of him yeah, thanks so much for your support it is really appreciated.

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youre welcome :)

Can't believe people on steemit was like this!!! 😲

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Yeah and he calls himself a christian, what christian would wish the death of innocent children?

Thanks for the support.

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It's a dark world we live in nowadays I guess! You just have to focus on the positives! I had a look at ur post and it really good keep doing what you do!

Why are there such mean humans on planet Earth?
I am sorry to learn of this torture on Steemit, which I thought originally was a very friendly social platform, I think it still is mostly friendly, but unfortunately there are the odd evil ones out there, but this person(?) seems deranged.

Thank you for sharing what you and your partner @ausitbank are going through. I'm certain you will find much sympathy and understanding here.

You got an upvote & resteem from me.
Steem on beyond the moon, we will watch it go way further than that. Good luck to us all.

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So deranged he is commenting to everyone in this post trying to convince them he is the victim, without providing any evidence - because there isn't any he is a liar.

Thanks for your support.

Congrats on 1000+ followers! =)

Don't worry about the bullies. Let karma deal with it.

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Thanks for the support and Cheers :)

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greetings :)
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if you know how to make friends with others, you'll do fine. If not, it will be a struggle.

We need some kind of banning or black listing features on steemit!