I'm writing a paper on cyberstalking and harassment, which I hope to
hand to the Foundation with a view to educating people about the
extent of the problem on Wikimedia.
I'd like to include some concrete examples of the cyberstalking or
offline stalking of users as a result of their participation in any of
the Wikimedia projects, and particularly where the target was picked
on because they were an administrator.
If you've been a target of this yourself, or if you know someone who
has, I'd appreciate hearing from you at slimvirgin at gmail dot com.
All replies will be received in strictest confidence. The target's
name and story will not be included in the final document without
consent, and all identifying details will be changed on request.
What I'm most interested in is how the cyberstalking or harassment
made you feel, and what happened when you tried to find support. I'd
like to hear whether it frightened you or made you anxious; whether it
affected your sleep, your appetite, or your health in any other way;
and whether you considered ending your association with the project
you were involved in, or did end it.