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Sexual Harassment on Flickr

About a month ago, a contact on Flickr by the screen name of luvforboobies (classy, no?), using as their e-mail address, sent me a some Flickr mail about how he thought my boobs were beautiful and we should talk.

I mailed him back saying I don't use Flickr to try and pick up people that want to talk about my boobs, so thanks, but no thanks. He kept mailing me saying that he had a big cock (yeah, right) and finally I sent him mail to please stop contacting me. He did, until yesterday when he poppped back up asking me to post more "boobie" pictures.

I told him again to leave me alone and then got "i will if you send me one boobie pic. just one hun. Do this boobie loving guy a favor;" I finally told him to fuck off which got me, "nope, I won't... i wanna lick your boobies."

That was the final straw, so I reported him to Flickr for sexual harassment and told him I had done so and was probably going to contact Hotmail as well. His reply to that? "i dont give a fuck bitch. I like big boobs and you got em... so send some pics and cut the shit."

What the hell is wrong with this guy? What makes him think that he's entitled to half-naked pictures of me? Maybe I should never have replied back in the first place, but I assumed, foolishly I guess, that if I told someone to leave me alone that they would. I absolutely love Flickr and it sucks that every time I get new mail there my first thought is to wonder if it's more shit from that asshole. Maybe I'm making a bigger deal out of it than I should be, but I find it abusing and upsetting to repeatedly get mail from this creep.

Like I said, I've reported him to Flickr, but does anyone know if there's a way to block someone from sending you mail in the meantime? I shouldn't have to take that from him.

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You're totally justified in feeling that way. It is totally sexual harassment. If you knew who it was you'd be justified in filing charges. On a side note he's probably crossing state lines (that usually cranks things up a notch...)

It's too bad that their are idiots out there ruining people's fun. They're just bullies and who ever liked a bully...?

.: Gary LaPointe said on June 26, 2005 02:54 PM :: link it :.

A couple of female friends of mine have run into this phenomenon. There are a few losers out there who have neither a life nor a girlfriend nor the prospect of acquiring either one. This is how they attempt to compensate. It doesn't work, of course; but then, if they were bright enough to realize that, they'd have a life and a girlfriend.

Your reaction is exactly right. If anything, you should have lost patience sooner. The Flickr staff is historically very good about deep-sixing people like this. Send them a copy of "luvforboobies'" latest remark, and it'll accelerate the process. And no matter what, don't correspond with him anymore. Contact just fuels his delusions.

Know that most men don't respect dickless wonders like him, and do respect people like you for being vital, creative and willing to share a slice of your life with the world.

Matt Stevens

.: Matt Stevens said on June 26, 2005 05:17 PM :: link it :.

you definately did the right thing. People like that will keep abusing the system until someone says 'enough'. Good for you for standing up for yourself.

.: Khali said on June 26, 2005 10:51 PM :: link it :.

Sounds to me like some teen or young twenty something who has way too much time on his hands.

.: Pierce said on June 27, 2005 12:50 AM :: link it :.

What a damn creep. Hi again, sissy, long time no talk. Anyways, for the email crap, set up a filter for all of his known-to-you addresses that sends his junk straight to the trash. That way you won't even have to see it.

You were right in turning him in. Cretin.

.: Kirsten said on June 27, 2005 03:28 AM :: link it :.

Ugh, revolting! The idea that he did it through FLICKR is just horrid. It feels vaguely like a violation of how I view Flickr, how I feel about its purpose.

.: Meredith said on June 27, 2005 10:15 AM :: link it :.

I would email flickr and ask them to take him off for inappropriate conduct. He put a comment on one of my pictures asking me how your boobs felt.

.: Katie said on June 27, 2005 11:18 AM :: link it :.

I must say you do have nice boobs-But thats as far as i go! Harrasing ladies is not right i hate that crap!

Hope all is well with you!
Take it easy!

.: Terry said on June 27, 2005 03:11 PM :: link it :.

geez, people are assholes. i guess it's time for you to start tagging certain photos as "private"...

.: mikey said on June 27, 2005 10:08 PM :: link it :.

I just looked at one of his comments and it says "deleted" next to his name. so either he deleted his account or Flickr did. hopefully it was Flickr.

.: girl said on June 28, 2005 06:55 AM :: link it :.

Looks like everything worked out in the end:

Well done Fish.

.: amyybeth said on June 30, 2005 08:05 AM :: link it :.

I wasn't 100% sure, but the creep's email address began with btk? That was the serial killer they caught after about 20 years. Is he emulating this guy? Or it could be his initials. Either way, he's nuts and the kind of person you don't want to meet in real life. Just be careful that things you post don't give him any clues as to where to find you (especially if he's here in Houston too).
BTW- some good pix

.: Jason said on July 5, 2005 11:00 AM :: link it :.

You're too early! Come back at June 26, 2005 01:40 PM to see this post.

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