This may sound pathetic but it is eating at me so please bear with me.. or dont read doesnt matter feel lost anyway. So I have been a founding member of a smallish online community for about 5 years or so (gaming). In that time I made a few close friends, and generally got along well with everyone else. Late last year one member for unknown reasons decided he doesnt like me, fair enough whatever, but started posting some pretty petty and nasty posts. After a while I private messagrd and just asked to please stop as it is hurtful. He 'laughed' in my face and kept going. So the dispute turned public but sadly for me anyway since I 'fed the troll' I was the bad guy. Poor modding and I made that known. Anyway I took a break for a month but returned eventually. I simply ignored him and the peace was kept. Until last week he started again. Again I asked him to stop and no luck. I reported posts and got ignored. So I posted a public message summarising the situation and asking the mods to help (they are close mates with the other guy but I thought we were on good enough terms). So after ignoring the blatent cyber bullying it took 5 mins to delete my yhread and message me to 'man up and settle down'. So I left. The argument had gone public again but not one person defended me, not even a couple I thought were close friends (guys ive met and hung out with). I browsed tonight and the nasty stuff that jas been said in my absense saddened me. Now for the sad part. Im 31 and live normal life. But this hurts so bad, I truly feel betrayed. I cant believe they all sided (at least didnt moderate) a troll who never contributed a single thing to the community. I got no sleep over it last night and may not tonight now. Sorry I had to get it out, I havnt felt betrayed like this since primary school!