For the past few weeks I have been receiving many comments from the user Rathony. The pattern goes like this: 1) I make a comment on someone's answer, or I post my own answer 2) Within minutes, a comment appears in my inbox from this user, 3) As soon as it appears in my notification box, it disappears and is replaced with something else or nothing at all. The comment appears long enough for me to read or see it on my Ipad.
The comments have been rude and abrasive (calling me a fool or foolish among other things--although to be honest, my Exes have called me worse things), telling me I need to erase my answers, calling me biased, threatening to delete or erase or edit my answers because they are incorrect, contain grammatical mistakes, are illogical, etc.
Last night, I received the following message from Rathony:
"Hey. I know you are downvoting my answers. Just dropped from 2935 to 2931? Go ahead. Keep downvoting. You know what is amazing? I am not downvoting your answer."
The message actually deleted before my eyes as I was taking this sceenshot, and was replaced by a message saying that I needed to delete my answer because it contained many grammatical mistakes. This comment later "evaporated" before I could take a screenshot. Following this, I received seven downvotes on answers that I posted:
Like everyone, I've had my fair share of down votes...but 8 in a row?! And immediately following this comment? This comment can not be called a "mistake" because it clearly references the number of points I have and the fact that they did in fact decrease because I cast two negative votes.
Is this sort of behavior acceptable or normal on SE? Can people erase or delete half of my answer and fill it with what they think is correct? How is it that this person is stalking / tracking me like this? Does the system allow users to follow other users? Are my votes anonymous? I thought they were. I am not able to flag the comments because they disappear before I am able to. Since my first encounter with Rathony on November 7, I have ignored all of the "comment grenades" lobbed at me and have not responded at all...how can I when the comments instantly are deleted? I have actually upvoted many of his comments or answers as I found them helpful or useful.