- five gory photos of dead squirrels;
- one comment urging me to kill myself along with a photo showing how I should slit my wrists;
- the dark threat "Watch your shit, cuck boy"; and
- lots of foul invective, such as "Go fuck your mother some more, OK? Lying pile of shit that both you and she are."
Incredibly, the user responsible for all of the above is now referring to me as "the psychopath."
I've emailed Fancy about all this twice, asking if he was okay with this kind of behavior. He never responded.
Ordinarily, this is a situation that would be handled through the enforcement of community standards. But there are no community standards here. One user is obviously using three separate sock puppet accounts to make threats, issue slurs against gays and Jews, and spread neo-Nazi memes. Users have been pleading with Fancy to investigate what's going on but he has refused to act.
What's resulted is a toxic environment. Unfortunately, Fancy seems to think chaos and anger and the resulting pageviews are all good for business. He does nothing other than, presumably, laugh all the way to the bank.
None of this is healthy.
Not for the person in charge, who's profiting from hatred. Not for the user who's made this place his circus and is clearly in need of some kind of mental health intervention. Not for American society in general, which we've all learned recently has been targeted by foreigners looking to foment hatred and division.
And certainly not for me. Fortunately, I've got better things to do with my time.
I will keenly miss many of you. Mel, if laughter is the best medicine, you should be this nation's Surgeon General. Gerry, I'm so glad I was around for your "Make a merkin great again" pun. That one rose to the level of art. Zig, you are the best alien I've ever met.
Omigosh, so many of you: HolyGod, PinkMinx, DuckBoy, Skeeter, Markus, and Stifler and Butters (two of Oz's finest). Layla, Rumham, Grendel, Punko, NormalFreak, LittleMissQT, and Daegog (you were right about that post a few weeks ago, by the way). Emmetty, MikeSex, Draculya, Kalron, Muert, Schecky, and DrCribbens (still a treasure). Madduck, Trimble, MrTeatime, and Panth--and so many others. If I've missed any of you on this list, and I'm sure I have, my apologies.
Best regards to all of you.
[Ed. note: I changed your photo Squrlz because the bloody pic was sad.]