Over the years, the unspoken rule of fandom "What happens in fandom, stays in fandom." You don't contact a fan's place of employment, university, etc. unless it's serious shit -- "serious shit" meaning illegal or life-threatening, not fannish wars or bruised egos.
Apparently, not anymore.hypersurfaces
posted a con report about WisCon that focused on the obesity of the con attendees on the Something Awful board . The post is seriously unfunny and full of fail. She later had the post deleted, but it was later reposted at a related site, Something Awful Sychophant Squad.
Attendees on Wiscon discover the post, and all hell breaks loose. Massive amounts of rage
, including posts (locked and the source for this didn't get caps) of several people threatening hypersurfaces
about how they would hurt/STAB her if they saw her on the street. hypersurfaces
is forever and ever banned from WisCon. But not content with that, people -- including badgerbag
-- find her real
name, her school, and write to her dean
saying she was violating the schools sexual harrassment policy. I'm not posting the link because it has her real name in it, and I like my permanent account here too much to risk the ToS. hypersurfaces
real name and real info are posted all over
by fen who have previously rallied against that sort of thing - because in this case, she clearly deserves it. The casual threats of violence are astounding, and now apparently people are writing her and saying they're going to hurt/kill her - using the real name/addresses so thoughtfully provided by the angry wisconners
. Kudos to the mod there for at least stepping up and telling people to knock the shit out.
about this behavior from fen normally so worried about community standards, like coffeeandink
So it's okay now to post people's real names and similar information, as long as they do something that really, really pisses you off. Because they deserve it.
ETA: Clarified where hypersurfaces
's post originally went up.