In order for somebody to write such a nasty email, they must have a motive for doing it. The police would ask for a list of suspects. Who did you argue or just had opposing views with lately? Did those persons that you argued with knew or could have obtained your email address? Who would you categorize as the most wildest, rudest, immature person that you had an opposing view with? (out of those that knew your email address) So you can narrow down the list of suspects. And if they find out the location of the person that sent that email, see if it matches with the location of the most likely suspect. Good luck
Take solace in the fact that the person has to be pretty pathetic and lonely to sit down and write such an email...a person with any type of worthwhile life would never even dream of doing such a thing.
I got an email from peanutmypoodle saying to join her forum away from TP.I dont know how she got my email addy and it upsets me.I dont know why peanut would pick me to join she was banned just a few weeks after i joined.I never even talked to her.
i got an email to join a pet forum. didnt know who the person was or how they got my email. i will only join a forum by invitation, and was invited so i joined. then i got this in my email and is why i have never posted there or ever will.
From : peanutmypoodle <firstname.lastname@example.org> Reply-To : email@example.com Sent : Friday, December 2, 2005 8:35 PM To : firstname.lastname@example.org Subject : [worldwidepetsforum] Im only going to say this once
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This is my opinion on the TROLL PESTS site, if you dont know who that is or what site it is, please dont ask. Because this Group was placed here for people on that forum over there to come over here to have more fun. Thats why I got booted out of that forum, because the hipocrits there just cant seem to handle the truth about themselves and booted me claiming this group is their competition! LOL!
Now That *I* dont post over there at all, all I read over there are the SAME TROLLS starting fights with newbies trying to run them off. I was almost a senior member over there until pyrmom became a COWARD and booted me because she cant win fights she starts with other people. No I will never post over there again. Those people dont have friends they have enimies they are out to make. And they need each other for support otherwise if the truth be told they boot you out of the place because they run scared.
Anyhow I just wanted to point out how pethetic they are and so are all of those who still post over there.
Sorry that someone personally threatend you like that. What is even scarier that you cannot track where it came from. I didn't read every single post, but I would close that e-mail account of your's pronto. Good luck.
Hi scout,I really feel sorry for the person who wrote that,they have some serious mental issues.I enjoy your posts,please always be yourself as you are because you seem to be a smart and wonderful person .hugs and kisses to your little one,I have a little little boy 1 year older than yours,and these children are precious and innoccent.Hope that person gets caught and punished take care.
The best thing you could have done is not said a single word. I think you know that no one is going to come and "get you". The fact your son was mentioned sucks but I would have not said a single thing except to maybe a few people via email and had the sender thinking "maybe I didn't write the email address correctly...maybe she's changed emails" etc. And then complain to Yahoo etc and gone down that path to find out who sent it.
By making this post, you are giving the sender exactly what they wanted....PUBLICITY!
But I know it would be hard to stay quiet after an email like that. Next time, maybe try the silence tactic....the game may lose its fun pretty quick.
If you want to FORWARD the original email to me I can try to trace who sent it. Do not just cut and paste because then all of the information would not be there. My husband and I work on computers ALOT and we think we can find out who sent this. Maybe not, but it wouldn't hurt to try. If we could find it, you could then decide how to pursue the matter. My email can be found on pyr's site and I'll post my husband's here for you as well .... ****
If I can help, I'll be glad to.
It really sucks that someone would say those things to you. Anyone who would bring up your child is just a very sad person. Take care.
Shaunna, Scout can PM you from the menagerie. I removed your addey because it doesn't seem the best time to post it publicly.
***Edited By: pyrmom on 12/6/2005 5:13:15 AM*** Reason: ****
LOL~ poor peanut! Actually enjoyed some of our debates. However enough was enough (in her case MORE than enough).
If I banned everyone I had a disagreement with (win OR lose) there would be at least a couple more members on the ban list. Not quite how it is, but it's ok and I hope she's having a ball on her new forum.
It's shameful to believe that we're dealing with either adults or mature young people who take chatting in a pet forum to such extremes.
BTW~ forgot to mention in response to the Peanut post, for any new members (since this has been posted MANY times already) who might like to know the "process" of someone being banned...
Unless they are porno spammers they are warned, MORE than once or twice.
Before ANYONE is banned the mods, who discuss problems as they arise, agree the member is to be banned. If they aren't in agreement, the member is warned again. It WOULD be nice to be able to do so privately (as in a PM), but we don't have the ability, so must post the warnings on the boards.
None of us simply get our "knickers in a twist" resulting in a member being banned from the boards.
I have had differing points of view with others. That doesn't mean that they are not contributing members of this forum or simply that just because we don't see "eye to eye" that I have the right or even the DESIRE to ban that member. This is not MY forum, I am simply a mod.
Same with Scout, Pearl, Minniyar and Icy.
I guess the bottom line is that some people (like the mysterious poison pen e-mailer) really need to get a life outside of cyberspace!
***Edited By: pyrmom on 12/6/2005 3:30:27 PM*** Reason: **
Can we please let this thread die. This is a pet forum. Let's just talk about our beloved pets. Ok Scout got called names -- it happens even in real life. Let it roll off your back. Unfortunately, there is not much you can do about this type of behavior. The FBI and the police have better things to do and bigger fish to fry. Let's just forget about this and move on to more positive issues, please. It's the holidays. Let's try to be nice and merry.
Peppersmom the police may have bigger fish to fry but when your family is in law enforcement as Scout's is then they tend too take it alittle more seriously. Also you want the thread to die because its a pet forum? Well why did you take it upon yourself to google all of scout's personal information? And as far as people calling people names you did a good job of that last night in chat now didn't you?