Bullied by StumbleUpon Engineer

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When I published a post that bluntly criticizes the many shortcomings of StumbleUpon I didn’t expect a quick reaction. Yet a few hours later I got the first reaction by StumbleUpon staff.

No, they didn’t ask me how they can help me, a self proclaimed StumbleUpon engineer responded with a death threat an offensive comment.

Death threats on StumbleUpon have been pretty common over the years but now we know why they never tackled the issue of cyberbullying, they send out death threats practice it themselves.

This person, who uses only the pseudonym “benadamx”, and who obviously never has heard of me before, calls me a “spammer” and “SEO scammer”.

Here is what he wrote [sic!]:

.. dead to spammers and SEO scammers, anyway.

Viva StumbleUpon!

Now this is what I call customer service! They never replied when I complained about bullying and death threats unless I suggested to write an article about it for Mashable. Now we know why.