I thought about not publicizing this information at first, because as we often discuss at the Herald, when you publicize griefing, you often fuel the harassment because one of the things that the poor, sick fucks who grief do is take great pleasure at watching other people's fear, and shock, and pain. They love having power over other people. You can deprive them of that sick enjoyment by not giving them news coverage.
In the age of the instant blogation of just about everything and the 24/7 news cycle that's actually a hard thing to do. The Herald might decide to give a pass to the disgusting video of a parade of pink penises defacing and griefing Anshe's CNET conference; but SL Insider will pick it up as will every other blog in town (Blingsider even ran it because their sister blog in the AOL family Joystiq scooped them, using "censor" blocks). There's something to be said for not publicizing griefing actions; but in fact, that goes against everything I've always stood for. I believe firmly that publicity is the best weapon; that glasnost really is the best tool to fight human rights abuse; that sunlight is the best disinfectant. I can't imagine living any other way.
I don't enjoy making my *own* case -- it's easier to make other peoples'. But I decided that it's really wrong to go around merely telling the Lindens and a few people about the crimes of some people in SL -- real-life crimes -- and not try to be part of the force that ends these crimes through publicity -- the only thing we residents have left, given that the Lindens hold all the tools, and yet use them so inadequately.
Last week, I got a phone call in RL from Plastic Duck, who had stalked me to my RL home.