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Picking on the mentally ill online

May 4th, 2012
WTF?

Fussbett Sanitario, who claims to be Wagner James Au, Twitter handle @slhamlet, and the most powerful Second Life journalist of 2007 and his buddies on Caltrops.com, an unremarkable online forum, decided it would be amusing to select a random blogger and ridicule him. It was deemed necessary to start an entire thread on Caltrops.com devoted to insulting this stranger and making light of his personal issues, mental health problems, and of course his favourite actress.

I tried to contact @slhamlet via Twitter several times prior to publishing this. I was definitely upset, never a good combination with social media. When I started to realize that Fussbett was most likely just claiming to be Wagner James Au while simultaneously posting nasty hurtful comments online, I edited this post some.

Seeing as how next week is Mental Health Week in Canada and various folks on Caltrops.com have deemed it amusing to insult, belittle, and mock a person because of their mental illness and their blog for over five years. I finally felt compelled to draw some unwanted attention to this painful portion of my life.  This is not appropriate behaviour online, offline, or even in Second Life. It is doubly saddening that it is all too common in online gaming circles. I’d never even heard of Wagner James Au or Caltrops.com until people took it upon themselves to call me “a shiny new psycho” among other things and repeatedly link to my blog. Perhaps this blog posting or a series of questions posed on Twitter will draw attention to this hurtful online behaviour and result in some positive change. I ignored this crap as best I could for over five years and I’m just tired of bullshit like this, who really is Fussbett Sanitario and why do he and folks at Caltrops.com think this acceptable behaviour?


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