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Questions tagged [bullying]

Harassment or other persistent, negative treatment of one person by another, whether the people involved are moderators or other community members.

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What are some strategies for spiteful users?

I've had a user who was so angry about the direction of my community that he tracked down my personal contact information and employment information and started harassing my family and workplace. ...
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Why is the League of Legends community so toxic?

Expanding upon "How do I deal with online trolling/harassment in video games?" by discussing a specific case. I keep hearing about ongoing toxicity issues with the LoL player community, with a ...
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How do I deal with online trolling/harassment in video games?

How does one deal with online trolling/harassment in video games? Examples of issues I have faced as a player: Running a game with friends and having one random player join in and ruin it, ...
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Detecting and preventing hostility to women?

Background: I participated pretty heavily in a topic-centered online community. I joined soon after it was created, so there were a lot of discussions about how to run the site, what's in-scope and ...
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what to do with proven moderator preference on supposed open-to-all political forum

At a site for home-based workers in a particular field, there are several forums, and one option is a forum to discuss politics. However, there is a group of 5 to 6 like-minded users who form a ...
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Handling user who is brilliant but disruptive

I'm a member of an online community built around a certain piece of open-source software. It's the place where we discuss development, bugs, etc - i.e. it's a place where we talk about code rather ...
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How can I deal with a user harassing me off-site?

Sometimes, a moderation decision does not go down well. This can lead the occasional user to take to Twitter, Facebook, even email to hurl abuse. These attacks can be incredibly personal. What course ...
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What should I do about a moderator who dislikes me and lets that affect how he manages the site?

I'm a well-regarded, long-term user on a site. One of the moderators has taken a personal dislike to me, I think because we're often on opposite sides of issues on the site. I strive to always be ...