It's been a long, exhausting week online as I've been bullied and harassed on Yahoo360 by a group of Greek morons. It all started on Saturday 17th, because of a silly carnival game these people were playing online. They were all on my friends' list, so all of a sudden I discovered strange faces and strange names on my yahoo360 friends' list and was wondering who the hell those people were and WHO had added them!! When I found out about their silly game, I was very annoyed and in my posting I called them Greek morons. Well, my sweet diary, you know me, I'm quite outspoken and sometimes a bit blunt. I accept I might have over-reacted. No sooner had I posted this that all hell broke loose. These people started leaving most offending and insulting comments on my blog using brutal hate speech. They asked me to apologise in public and I did so. Then a certain Ioanna asked me to delete my posting which offended them and I did so as well in an effort to calm them down and make peace. Then, to my horror, I discovered that 3 of them dedicated their blogs to me attacking me as a teacher, as a woman, as a person. Ioanna in particular, who I've never met or known online, was most sarcastic, vulgar and mean. The others , at the same time, continued the harassment through their blogs or comments on the blogs of mutual friends . They even offended my country as a nation.
It was only natural that some very good friends of mine stood up for me - I was offline when the bullying and harassment started celebrating Alkis' birthday. I accept that they had also used offending terms but I can't be responsible for others. The bullies then wanted me to ask my friends to apologise in public and I did so, again in an effort to calm things down. But they all refused saying : "the morons should apologise to you." However, they agreed to stop answering back. As for me , I never answered back or insulted any of them. Yet, the cyberbullying carried on and on. Throughout the week I was repeatedly harassed. Then the hacking started. They started hacking my friends' accounts - those friends who had stood up for me - in order to delete all evidence as well as an alert warning other people of the 360 community that these insane and twisted bullies are dangerous.
This morning, I discovered that my account had been also hacked and my posting - a personal posting - which was the answer to many, many friends who had asked me to tell them what was wrong had ...simply disappeared ! So my account was hacked as well ! I also had an email from the Yahoo 360 Abuse team telling me that they were unable to take any action ! This is the only reason why I decided to shut my blog down. I no longer feel safe on Yahoo360. However, I will continue to comment on my friends' blogs because I love them all so much. They were wonderful! I had such a great shower of love from 360ville . Of course, their wonderful comments of love, encouragement, friendship were deleted as well.
The bottom line is that justice wasn't done !