My experience of getting harassed and how Mastadon dealt with it brought up some insights.

1. I joined Mastadon yesterday, a network that presents an alternative to toxic social platforms.

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@ideasmithy he's already made another account Ramya and started following me. I just blocked him again. This is already getting tiring.

@a_crmdgn @Paridhigupta Ah, forewarned is forearmed. If you see any problematic actions by this (or any other accounts), please Report immediately. The moderators are working hard to keep out toxicity. And that includes users not having to hide from trolls but bringing them to the platform's notice.

@ideasmithy @Paridhigupta I've actually muted and blocked him already. His comments on other accounts are already creeping me out.

@a_crmdgn @Paridhigupta Please Report him. Muting and Blocking only let him stay on the site spewing poison at others. He appears to have blocked me so I can't see any problematic toots to Report. My experience says the moderators take Reports very seriously

@ideasmithy @a_crmdgn @Paridhigupta

If you are uncomfortable with this guy, even if he has not specifically been creepy with the new account, you could just ask him not to engage with you. If he does that despite your request, it becomes harassment, according to the T&C, and can be reported for a ban again.

So, do what's comfortable for you. But don't just block/mute.

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