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Bruce, Caroline

A Very Disturbing LJ Incident

This morning, I posted a protected entry to my LJ, an entry marked friends only. In it, I mentioned some personal issues I was going through. I felt secure about this ... only friends could see it, right?

This evening, checking my e-mail, I got a comment from someone using the username nicetitsmom. I have no such username on my friends list. This person made a very rude and uncalled-for comment to what was a very heartfelt LJ entry. The comment was rude, it was uncalled-for, but what disturbs me even more is that apparently my LJ has been hacked, and its integrity is now obviously compromised. I realize that nothing posted on the Net is 100% secure, but this should not be allowed to happen. The comment was promptly deleted, meaning the only trace of this is the e-mail which I received. The LJ abuse report team will not accept a comment e-mail as evidence, meaning I have no recourse with LiveJournal. I'm not sure what to do about this ... it's left me rather frazzled and concerned. I really don't know if I want to keep posting here, if this sort of thing can happen. What of private entries? Is this person getting his or her jollies from things I've posted to myself? This is, to say the least, disconcerting.

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No comments used as evidence?

What exactly are these guys thinking with that? Many times, that's the only evidence there is! While I've never had this happen to me personally here, I hope it never does, and if it does, you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be screaming at the LJ staff about it and let me tell you, you get me mad, ya never hear the end of it. :) Ok, that's probably not healthy, but for them to completely blow off a comment like what you received without a very clear explanation of why we can't use such as evidence is nothing short of disgusting and they should be held accountable to someone for it. I really want to know their reasoning, and it better be good! Anyway, sorry that happened to you, and let's hope that such incidents are isolated and don't become more commonplace.