Bad comments, well… – But death threats?

First up, I have to say that I’m relatively used to read childish comments in forums, blog posts or even on news articles. Considering I know the crowd who is reading articles of mine and colleagues, the best way is to either ignore them – or if they contain illegal material – delete them.

But what’s happening to Kathy Sierra takes all this to a new level and not only saddens me. The harassment went so far during the last few weeks – after various death threats! – that she’s worried to leave her home at the moment and cancelled recent presentations at ETech. I’m really wondering why people leave such stupid comments?

One can only hope – and I’m really confident – that the police will find this idiot(s).