I get a lot of strange inboxes from people that usually end up getting blocked (I have a 3 strike rule where I'll warn them 3 times that if they don't stop, I'll block them) but there was this one user that posted a question about me called 'with or without smile?' recently that got me really creeped out.
He had posted Sia's You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile lyrics, and created a poll with two images of myself, one of me grinning from a post on a selfie question, and the other being my current profile picture. Another user recognized me and tagged me in it, and once I saw the question I reported it, so now it's gone. The whole thing was really weird though, because I didn't even know the asker.
Here are some screenshots I managed to get before it was removed:
I believe the same user also posted a question about me called 'with or without dress?'where I assume he would have posted a similar question of me with a picture I've posted on here in a gold dress (some users may have seen it floating around). I'd logged in after someone had reported it, so I couldn't actually view the question because it was hidden, but I saw the title of the question under my mentions tab of my profile.
I'm seriously considering getting rid of my profile picture on here now, after that.
Anyways, enough about what happened to me, I'm wondering if anyone else has had harassment issues or any similar experiences?
Most Helpful Guy
Wow your situation is some creepy ass shit! :-/
I've never been creeped on like that, but...
A few years ago I had a male and a female user (who I was friends with on this site), in a Bonnie-and-Clyde type dynamic, ferociously defame me and bully me.
We have Meebo chat back then, so they would say mean, vicious things about me in their status (which is a statement banner next to your username in the friends list), and would say mean rude things to my inbox (before I blocked them), on my posts as comments, and would spread vicious rumors to other users ABOUT me.
So much so, that I had several users contact me and would let me know what these two users were saying about me (some even used screenshots).
I politely ignored all the pessimistic venom from GaG's Bonnie and Clyde, and was using this site at the same activity level that I did before. I wasn't "ran off" the site at all.
In fact, with the quirky sense of humor I have, I was very much amused that there were users THAT obsessed with their unprovoked hatred of me. Some hilarious shit that was :-D
All this happened in 2012. Any current users here, that were around back then, knew about it for sure. Very much top tier #GaGGossip , and was one of the biggest scandals in #GaGHistory.
Probably the highest level of bullying on this site as well.
But anyways I'm still here. One of the most tenured users here (since Jan 2010 with the same account the whole time).
Top 7 XPer all-time for guys.
Top 12 XPer all-time overall across both genders.
Strong GaG reputation with much positive acclaim.
... and those two users who were attempting to bully me, are very much irrelevant (if they are on the site at all).
I wonder who won that (one-sided) beef! :-P1
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Most Helpful Girl
Go with your gut. If you are rattled by it I think you should definitely do soemthing and don't ignore it. As someone who has experienced the ugly side of people on internet I can tell you, a lot of these feelings you have about people are accurate. You really do have to use caution and anytime you have a picture or information about yourself it can and often will be misused :/ I have met people from the Internet who were not who they said they were and did things to me that completely altered my life. I'm not saying this will happen to you but I am saying it is a slippery slope and you have to put your saftey first2