In my previous question, I asked about how to deal with the Streisand Effect as a community. This is how to deal with it as a single community user. A brief summary of the situation:
A user in my community did something that brought the wrath of the internet down on the community. From my point of view, it was a simple wording mistake. This was pointed out to the user, who then edited their word choice. The community provided a few simple responses and the topic faded off our radar. Two days later the post was linked on multiple external sites with commentary on the original version of the post, not the changes that had been made and posted for nearly 36 hours. These comments were not flattering at all. To make matters worse, it was pointed out that the post had "been changed since this was reported", which drew even more traffic and negativity.
While much of the responses were directed at the community for "covering up" for the original user, this didn't eliminate several responses from going directly after the user. The user's email, Facebook and Twitter accounts were filled with awful, vile, posts and threats. There were non-subtle attempts at intimidation by posting home address, phone numbers and names of family members. The user is legitimately scared and has decided to not utilize the internet for weeks at this point.
As a community, I suspect we can continue to whether this internet fury better than a single user can. How can a single user, who made and corrected a small mistake, properly deal with the Streisand effect without further angering the internet at large?
Meta: I think this one needs something like 'streisand-effect' as well.