Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Net nuts....

I have met a net nut.

This is the second net nut I have met since I came on line in the early 90s. All told, that's probably a fairly good track record.

Still, it's eery to know there are people like that "out there", people who look for someone seems vulnerable. In my case, I tend to be a bit naive about people and sometimes connect to the wrong folks. I take people as they are and sometimes that gives an inroad for someone who is potentially destructive.

I don't want to go into too much detail at this point but I'll just say that the good news is that I recognize it this time and can do something to put a stop to it before it gets too serious. I wasn't quite so fortunate last time.

I'll tell all... when it's resolved.

Have you ever met a net nut?



Pam said...

No, Chani, I haven't and wish you good luck in dealing with yours. I think the Internet is a great place to visit, but it does open the door for some strange and unsettling people.

g said...

Hi! Visiting from Mitzh's blog... Too many net nuts out there. Not to say we're not nutty in our own way. Some are just more freakishly nutty, that it's best to avoid them at their first creeptastic sign, lest suffer from some sort of pseudo-anaphylaxis.

All the best. :D

Anonymous said...

Several of the blogs I visit regularly are having troll troubles. I wonder if it's just one guy causing all the problems?

I think I told you I got "Freeped" once. Apparently a group of conservatives didn't like something I posted, so several banded together and bombed my comment fields with all the bile and invective they could muster.

Other than that, I haven't really had much trouble. Of course, that's like saying, "Except for the axe in my head, I'm in fine health. ;o)

flutter said...

oooHooHHooo yes, remind me to tell you the story of the man who sat outside my apartment window before I met my man and sang "besame mucho" for 15 hours straight

jen said...

good luck with this. am available off line if you want to talk about it or vent or whatever.

liv said...

yep... I met and fell in love with a net nut who ended up doing me terrible physical and emotional harm. It's very scary. I second jen's offer. xoxo

Wayfarer Scientista said...

oh, dear. scary! but good luck dealing with the net nut!

mitzh said...

Not yet, but just thinking about it scares me.

Open Grove Claudia said...

Boy, I have no idea what a net nut is! Yikes! I hope all is well!

ewe are here said...

Assuming by 'net nut that you mean a troll... gah! .... dont these people have anything better to do with their lives?

Maybe not.

Good luck dealing with your nut... hope the situations gets resolved quickly.

thailandchani said...

Pam, the internet is awesome. I agree. There are so few of these negative people that I am really not going to take it too seriously.

One of the things that few people know about me is that I am kind and gentle.. until I'm pushed too far. Then I can be rather brutal.


G, first off... thank you for coming by. :)

Secondly, oh yes.. we're all a bit nutty.. and I definitely qualify.

"voluntarily adopted Thai culture in a western setting."

Yawza! Doesn't get much nuttier than that.. but I'm not out to hurt anyone.


Thomas, I know about Freep.. so I can completely understand what you went through. Those folks are vicious!

Throw 'em a beer and an American flag. They'll shut up.



Flutter, oh my gosh! Yes. Please do tell me about that.


Jen and Liv.. thank you... very much! (bow to both of you)


Wayfarer, it will turn out okay. If nothing else, I'll bore the troll to death. :)


Mitzh, I get myself involved in too many roundtable forums. There's bound to be blowback from that occasionally.. and, as I said, this is nothing like the nut in the mid 90s. Now that was scary!


Claudia, a net nut is someone who is just plain crazy.. and uses the Internet to spread it around.


Ewe, this particular individual seems to spend an inordinate amount of time at the computer...

.. and also seems to know everything I am doing on any forum.

It's creepy alright!




MsLittlePea said...

Thankfully I haven't encountered one of those. Hope this doesn't cause you any problems.

slouching mom said...

Oh, man, I'm sorry, Chani.

It hasn't happened to me yet, but I've no doubt it will at some point. Please stay safe.