Once again you have written a post that shows just how much in common you have with people who cry racism as a way to shut down discussion - and to make themselves a victim.<quoted text>
Did it occur to YOU that as one of the more seasoned patriarchs of this forum, that maybe - just MAYBE a few words from you to back off might have been effective? If for no other reason that his ridiculous daily pop ins interrupt the flow of conversation and he contributes a grand total of ----> nothing <----- to this forum?
Good thing I'm not some girl going to the Honorable Wild Willie or the Honorable Hip Gnosis seeking a restraining order cause some stranger has been sitting on my doorstep every time I leave my house for over a year and it makes me uncomfortable. I'd never get one.
You'd hold a 3 day conference with yourself to determine by what percentage I'm overreacting to being followed "silly girl....." and Crotchety Old Hip who should have left the bench years ago, would suggest, "maybe if you didn't wear those short skirts, honey he wouldn't be inclined to follow you and you are a dern pretty little thing. You sure you haven't been encouraging him just a teeny little bit?(wink wink) And boys will be boys ya know.. Hey, I know. Are you having your period?'Cause I know fer a fact that you women can go bonkers once a month when that's happening'. Jeezum Crow, they can get battier 'n hell so maybe it's jist yer time a month... but don't you worry your pretty little head 'bout feeling uncomfortable just cause he pops up everywhere you go wanting to talk to you and likes to look in yer winder every morning to say "Howdy!". That ain't nuthin. Now, go on home and fix yerself a nice cup of that instant Lipton noodle soup or something, lock yer door real good and don't give this another thought.......
Next case! Where in the hell is my flask........"
Oh BOYS, You Hoooooooo.......... I know you're both liberal and like to stick together and everything but how about you >not< put MY level of discomfort up for public debate and instead just err on the side of caution? Lis would have given me a restraining order without taking the words "followed incessantly" all the way to SCOTUS for a legal clarification, Rider would have signed one and Bob lol, BOB would have given me one on the spot, made a copy, taped it the end of barrel of a shotgun and delivered it to him in person.
"Here you go, sonny. I suggest you read it. Twice."
You (and Chris) have a troll. Anyone can see that. You bantered with him for quite some time, then got bored with it. You cried stalker, now you're crying foul because someone has the audacity to question that exaggeration.
That's EXACTLY what this is (at best). It's an exaggeration.
A word from me to Catcher about his trolling would have accomplished about as much as a word from you to USA_1 about his trolling me - which is to say, nothing. I think you know that. I think you also know that we said about the same amount to each others trolls.
If I thought for a second that Catcher was an actual stalker, Topix would have been notified before you were, and you would have been notified of my concern in a private message. The last thing I would have done is introduce it on the board as a part of the conversation. If you or anyone else has information that goes beyond the annoying troll posts on Topix, I'd suggest that you use the information PRIVATELY and take appropriate steps.