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sad.gif posted on 4-1-2019 at 08:16 PM
User with offensive avatar / alt-right affiliation


Hello. New to the forum here.

I recently was prompted to send a postcard to an individual in Europe (Austria). Upon seeing this person's profile, they used an avatar that clearly communicated Nazi / alt-right imagery and views. Obviously as someone living within a heavily Jewish / multi-racial community in my city, this is really offensive to me and I'm disappointed to see it on this site.

After sending a postcard to them, I received a reply (through Postcrossing) dismissing my views because of the "liberal stronghold" that I happen to live in and my supposed "entrenchment in culture wars". Yikes. Okay.

Is there any way to report or flag a user for this? I'm surprised that this is not available on Postcrossing.

Thanks!
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[*] posted on 4-1-2019 at 08:34 PM


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[*] posted on 4-1-2019 at 09:23 PM


If you go now in his profile, you can ses that he changed the description... :(
But you HAVE to report him and maybe sent a picture of the Hurray message you've got. :umm:
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[*] posted on 5-1-2019 at 02:36 AM


Quote: Originally posted by koraju  


Is there any way to report or flag a user for this? I'm surprised that this is not available on Postcrossing.

Thanks!


Thank you for contacting Postcrossing about the issue.

You will receive a reply shortly.

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[*] posted on 5-1-2019 at 03:51 AM


Thanks for all this! I did attempt to contact Postcrossing a month or so ago, but did not hear anything back. Hopefully I will be able to hear soon.
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[*] posted on 15-1-2019 at 10:37 PM


First, let me say that what happened to you is terrible. I am uncertain about the other user because I can't see their profile.

But two things about your profile. You should not have been surprised when asking opinions about New York City. I live in metro New York myself, so I know of many of the slurs people make about this area. You may want to delete the "P.S." as well. It comes across as kinda challenging; only a suggestion.:)
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[*] posted on 7-2-2019 at 02:20 AM


Quote: Originally posted by thubcabe  
If you go now in his profile, you can ses that he changed the description... :(
But you HAVE to report him and maybe sent a picture of the Hurray message you've got. :umm:


His avatar is still Nazi/alt-right themed. It's Pepe the frog with a Hitler mustache.
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[*] posted on 12-2-2019 at 05:24 PM


I asked PC about the Nazi profile. Ana sent this reply:
Offensive content is not allowed in Postcrossing, but it wasn't immediately clear to us whether this specific image was chosen as a parody (to mock something), or actually used with the intent to offend and in support of an extremist regime.

So we've contacted the member about it and are following up on the issue. Whatever the reasoning for their choice of avatar, we will make sure it is removed because even if the intent was not to offend, it is still being perceived as offensive by a part of the community.
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