Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Cal happened to be online when it happened, and took the post down and gave me a call.
The person had requested posting rights yesterday, had identified himself as a prof in the southeast, and had used a hotmail account. The IP address Cal tracked for the post did come from my institution, so it was someone who works with me.
When I started CollegeMisery.com back in June of 2010, I only told 2 people at my college I was doing it. These are longtime friends, and I know that neither would wait 2 years to out me. Likely someone else found out on his/her own, or maybe one of my pals mentioned it in passing.
I am not embarrassed about being the moderator of this page. I'm not ashamed of what we do. But for my own reasons I've chosen to be pseudonymous, like most of the community members. Honestly, I don't have any "fear" about being outed. I do think, however, that some current or future students might not understand my involvement with the page, because it's been my experience that students fail to see the difference between us being annoyed at the snowflake generation and us being annoyed at them individually, personally.
So, that was a shitty thing for "Jeremiah" to do, and I'd encourage him/her to contact me directly at school if he/she wants to register some kind of problem. I'm happy to talk about the page to that person, and I hold no ill will.