I think that you haven't realised the extent or nature of some of his behaviour.Ketchup wrote:Having just read through the whole history of this ( summarized HERE ), I am, quite frankly, at a loss to see what all the fuss is about.
I can't really see that any serious harm has been done to anyone by this individual, or that there is any likelihood of that situation arising either. Instead of giving this guy the satisfaction of the reaction he so obviously seeks, why not just delete him without comment - straight into the trash? Best way to deal with pathetic attention seekers like this is to ignore them. They soon get fed up. Instead, this guy is revelling in it - with people like the author of the linked blog (above) actually feeding his needs and helping to keep them alive.
He is the equivalent of the heavy-breathing telephone callers of the pre-digital/internet era .... all talk and no trousers. No reaction, no repeat.
Hundreds of almost random individuals were getting hundreds of messages via various forms of media threatening them. Some of these people were teenagers and many were not his intended "atheist" target (scientists, pagans, friends of atheists, all got lumped in together). A 16 year old girl with a science blog getting daily "THE hanging of JANE DOE, are you feeling threatened F**KER?" messages from someone they don't know isn't just a fuss. PZ Myers got tweets from up to 25 different accounts a day (changed every day as they were blocked) threatening his wife and daughter. Some people were very frightened by his activity. And then he turned up at a conference and made a pointy finger gun gesture: http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010 ... e-exposed/
I accept that the people who have acted against him could have dealt with his harassment, but why should they? And many of his other victims were less prepared. I wonder how you'd be feeling after 6 months of your website, facebook, twitter accounts all getting daily abuse and threats of violence against you? Ignore him and he'll go away?