Let’s pretend you run a blog. — Not too far a stretch for many of you.
Now lets pretend a content spammer tries a unique approach. Rather than just having a bot inject spam, he pretended to be quite a number of different people in your comment section who, by chance, all had a fascination with the same site. They would make heated comments sure to get noticed then work in a passing reference to the site in question so they could post a link.
A veritable human virus.
Now lets pretend said virus forgot his medication one day so he went postal and bombed your blog (under an assumed name) with hundreds of comments for almost a 7 hour period. Let’s also pretend that:
You know who the idiot is. You know his real IP number as well as who his ISP is. You know where he lives, right down to his home address. You even have a phone number.
A) Plaster the information all over the internet.
B) Sent out a private email to all your “blog-buddies” that this guys is trouble.
C) Contact his ISP and have him dumped.
D) Get some low-life friends of yours to DDOS his website for a few days.
E) Call the phone number and tell his mommy on him.
F) Call his country mental-health professionals because anyone who spends 7 hours bombing a blog needs to be locked up in a rubber room.
G) Demand an apology (if even by email) so you won’t do A-F
H) Go on with your life.
I) Put up a smart-assed post revealing just enough information about the guy that he will know that you know who he is and that maybe he should find another toybox to play in.
Hypothetically of course…
Postscript: I know at least two of my regular readers will know from this post who it is. I ask you to hold it to yourself for now… If you are busting at the seams, email me… I’ll give a cookie to the first right answer.
And a private message to the troll in question: Did you say you wanted to know who is more net savvy? You’ve been pwned.