Dear John Doe: An Open Letter To An Internet Troll.
You are very quick to accuse me of things that you know full well that I haven’t done, you accuse me of looking through your twitter conversations in order to get you into trouble for tattooing in university halls, Something that WAS NOT done by me, just because you got into trouble for something, doesn’t mean that I was the person behind it, I had no clue of what you were doing until a mutual friend showed me a piece of your work. Secondly, I tried to ruin your washing whilst in the tumble drier? Again this was proven to be something that was impossible to do… If something happened to your tumble drier, I wasn’t the one behind it, I can assure you of that. You say that I come to your flat to shout abuse at you and your flatmates? You seem to forget that for me to get to my flat, I have to walk past yours, So every time that I walk past your flat, I am not coming to shout abuse at you, The one time I did come to your flat to confront you about your behaviour, you sent a friend out to discuss it with me, note that you didn’t come out and face me yourself or to sort this out yourself, you do however, choose to become a keyboard warrior. You’ve never come to my corridor to shout abuse at me? No you haven’t, however you have stood outside/below my bedroom window and shouted abuse and insults at me, when you knew that I would hear them, yet again another example of you saying anything to me in person when you have the chance.
So, what would I like you to do from here on in John Doe? I would like you to leave me alone, that means no more tweets, no more comments, no more accusations and no more talking about me, and no, this isn’t me trying to censor you in any way, this is me, making a request on behalf of everyone that you just leave things be. All I’ve wanted since this began, was for this to be over, yet you persisted. So if we could just let this die now, that would be great.
Now, I’ve purposely not posted the name or account details of this person, as I don’t want them to receive any abuse off of the back of this. So for those reasons all names have been changed and account details withheld.
As always, Thank you all for reading!
If you have been affected by an online bully or an online “troll” or would just like more information on the subject, then please find linked below some agencies that you can report this to and people who can support you through it, the sooner you confront/report the problem, the sooner it will go away.