Someone mentally ill has been harrassing our staff and users for over a year now

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Costello

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As someone who has been running a relatively large video game site for the past two decades, I can say that it isn't unusual to have to deal with idiots who think they rule the world. We ban dozens of people every day: spambots mostly, but also people who post threats, who post atrocities, and whatnot.

But there's been one single guy that has been continuously harrassing us for over a year now. That guy is known on the internet as "Clancy" or "clancydaenlightened" on Twitter.

You may think I am exaggerating, because this sounds unbelievable, but truly there hasn't been a single day over the past year where this guy hasn't created dupe accounts, flooded our mailboxes, mass PMed our staff or members, posted threats on twitter, facebook and all that. He keeps creating dupe accounts here through Tor, proxies, VPNs, and our staff continues to block him every day. We have a team of 30+ staff members so it only takes us a second to wipe out his dupe accounts (whereas from our estimate it takes several minutes to create a dupe on our site) so we can literally do this all day.

We have had our lot of persistent assholes in the 20 years this site has existed, but none of them had been at it for more than a week or two. This guy has been at it EVERY DAY for over a year now.
Some of our moderators, having had enough with the guy, started investigating him personally to see what the deal was. Turns out this guy has got all his data out there in the open, he literally doxes himself everywhere and shows the drugs he's under, on social media. His real name, address, phone number, family members, are all easy to find or identify.

He seems to be a legitimately, severely mentally ill person, and I say this not just because of his year-long harrassment but also based on the things he posts on social media. He was recently banned from Twitter and subsequently posted this:

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There is a hall of shame that exists in our collective memory at the GBAtemp mod team, and, through this thread, I wanted to share with you that we have a winner with this guy. None of us have ever had to deal with someone this deranged and bizarre.

He spends entire nights flooding our mailboxes with shit like this:

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In light of what's happening in the USA lately with the mass shootings and killings, I am truly wondering if we should probably do something more practical about his behavior -- I'm talking about reporting him to the police, but certainly not doing ourselves justice. Inbetween the flood of insults there's also been threats of mass slaughter and crazy shit like that, that you wouldn't normally take seriously on the Internet. But the recent events make me wonder if not reporting him may put us, or someone else, at risk.

A member who was frequently harrassed by Clancy has told us that they reported him to the local police already, but it doesn't look like they did anything about it -- even though the police was given a name, an address, and a phone number. Now if you have any recommendations on how to handle this properly and avoid what could be another true, real life disaster, we're all ears.
 

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The way you chat with users and make false claims about them nearly makes me believe you're part of it
kennies you talked about meth in the chat you can't be talking also that person that saying the can 404 gbatemp can't do that without knowing how to hack someone
 

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we're all ears.
Didn't read 16 pages.

Dr. Phil
Ethical hackers
Facebook (I'm sure you can reach out to various people; you might be able to link even more stuff together with their network)

Black magic.

All of it, from all sides.


Alternatively, you could let the community "stone" him to ded to get out all those keyboardclickbullets....but I have a feeling half the community would get warning points......though, you could make them "soft warnings".

Lastly, maybe ask him what he wants.

one wild kind of mudder fudder:
get him to do what this guy did.
 

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Way to bump a month old topic. Just lock this already. No more can be said than what has already been. If there's some kind of meaningful update, a mod can add that info.

Edit: @H1B1Esquire Why sad? Someone bumped a topic that had no repiles for 26 days with "why is someone harrasing yall". As if it was never explained and as if there weren't 16 pages about it. Seemed like a silly question to ask. ;)
 
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