19 November, 2015

Why I do not Recommend Absolute Write Water Cooler Forum

Many recommended Absolute Write Water Cooler Forum for writers. What I later learned was that MacAllister Stone and their followers (especially on Twitter and personal blogs) engages in many racist, harassing, and cyberbully activities to users that are banned from the site. None practice restraint neither do they care about sharing exactly how they feel about the forum users or anyone else; this is with constant negative comments in a quite childish way. First, this post wasn't to slander the reputation of anyone, but to spare anyone else of what I went through.

Now the recent problem is this Absolute Write Forum Site. I posted about how I was writing a novel about our experience in our haunted house and how we didn't know the history of the house. By the way, we were not requesting advice or criticism. I wrote "novel" instead of book because the members were making such a big deal over the fact I wrote novel instead of book. I don't believe it matters if I wrote novel or book.

Then all of a sudden I was getting criticism after criticism about how novel = fiction, but the real issue was this woman who assumed we did not understand how the marketing, writing, and publishing industry works. She was saying how we're going to be in deep trouble if we market a book saying its true events, and only to have found out that it's fabricated. She was rude and knew nothing about us, and had no right to try to belittle us. This was not advice. Everyone was claiming the book was fictional.

However, before gaining upon me, maybe they should have stayed to read how names are changed and some things were cleaned up. For example, many things were omitted because we do have spirits in the house that are perverted, and so some things will not be shared with the public. Also, some colorful language that was said will be cleaned up. Only the swearing said by the spirits will remain, but not from the family. Also, for those who experienced activity outside the house, we are changing their names. Even neighbors, pastors, and everyone else involved. However, I do not think it matters if we call it a novel or a book. That had been the only time I called it a novel anyway. They were suggesting to everyone that the book does not have true events in it and that it's fictional writing. Every time I post in this forum site, I had always gotten negative responses no matter the subject.

When my manager also my mother replied to them, they banned me saying how I overstayed my welcome. I wasn't going to go public with it, just saying how I will not use that site for my marketing. When I went on Twitter, I found out that Absolute Write, MacAllister Stone tweeted publicly what we said. At first, we were not aware that this human had done this. That is when my mother told them to share the story in its entirety and said they will have a lawsuit on their hands if they continue to share us publicly. However, MacAllister Stone and their followers instead spoke criticizing and negative tweets back to back, constantly about us. I retweeted them so that our attorney can see the tweets on my profile, so they wouldn't have to look around on Twitter for them herself. She agreed to help us with this issue. Just when I thought that we will just let it go, that's when MacAllister Stone rallied their followers to try and tarnish our reputation, our names, and the haunted house we live in.

They criticized everything that we have said and even shared constantly the forum post without us even having access to it because they banned us. They said we were idiots, joking of how we won't amount to anything; all types of things was said. They shared videos (racists videos) describing our "stupidity", shared our comments on their blogs and almost everything they can think of to harass us. This hasn't ended I'm afraid, because MacAllister Stone blocked me on Twitter so that they can continue on with telling lies and talking about us without our knowledge. They also asked how was that harassment? Were they serious? How does it sound when MacAllister Stone shared us publicly, obviously referring to us and then rallying their followers to every hour talk about us, criticize us and to try and lose us followers and our reputation.

We were getting also mentions when we tried defending ourselves on Twitter. One in particular tweeted me constantly nonstop about how I did not understand the replies to my post on the site. It was very childish and just showed their true character in public, which actually made THEM  look really stupid. Every Tweet that MacAllister Stone and their follower's tweet is almost referring to us, which we call harassment. They even were tweeting to us back to back, nonstop. They made jokes out of us, trying to make us look like fools, idiots, and everything. Like we do not understand anything, we're illiterate, uneducated (I guess like how you stereotype foreigners, right?).  Even our house, Proud Land they were trying to rally all of their followers to say the book is fictional. If they continue, they think this will lose readers, followers, marketing, and everything for us when the book is finally finished and published. They also are aiming to have the house to be exposed and stamped as a fraudulent case.

Recently, I believe they are getting very racist and outrageous with their joking and criticisms. They are saying now my mother's 7 degrees weren't in English, we use machine translators assuming we are foreigners and we can't speak good English. Although they did not know we knew they were referring to us (that's how many of the tweets work too. They try to tweet things, thinking we don't know they are talking about us. How? When they are linking everything back to us?).

Suggesting we are terrorists and are a member of ISIS. They were also making fun of our ethnic backgrounds, which I found offensive and definitely racist. There were mainly videos they found that offensively mocked cultures from my ancestry. For instance, the content in the videos would criticize how "stupid" Arabs behaved, or how stupidly Middle Eastern people dressed. Stuff that was racially mocking in a jokingly way. We are not terrorists, neither were we involved in the Paris attacks. Yes, they were even accusing us of being directly involved in the terrorist attacks that happened in Paris, France. Also, they were making constant jokes about Asian humans (we are mixed with Southeast Asian ancestry); how Asians who do not know English try to write in English.

We reported and had many removed off of Twitter, but that does not stop them, for they continue on with this. I wish it would stop because this is quite unprofessional, idiotic, and childish. It is even childish how they share everything that we send to them, asking them to stop the constant tweets about us. Actually, I am uncertain how they are allowed to tweet these things on Twitter without anything happening to them. Both my manager and I had to constantly put a report out on the tweets. For a long time and still, Twitter support told us they did not see anything wrong, see a violation or see what we were talking about when it was plainly on Twitter. I guess so we can stop contacting them, Twitter just decided to remove the tweets, although they still did not see any violation in the harassing tweets. That is why we called our attorney to assist us. There are still several harassing tweets on Twitter that support refused to remove. It doesn't make sense to me though because anyone can see the tweets are all harassing, offensive, racist and spam.

I know some people may ask, why didn't I just block them? Well, for some reason, Twitter would not allow me to block any of the users. They would threaten to suspend my account if I blocked them, which I feel was extremely unfair to do. Twitter allowed thousands of its users to team up and harass me and my mom.
I find nothing wrong with having your mother be your manager when she has the qualified background education and experience. Also 7 degrees, and is the only human I would trust with my work even before it's copyrighted. I do not trust outsiders with my work. She is also my manager for my living doll lifestyle and also is my supervisor in the same company Prohealth Care Home Health Care Services. We do not have to prove anything to them, and this is just getting us ready and use to future criticism that is to come as we progress.    


  1. I’ve just been banned for life.

    No warnings whatsoever! I don’t think I will go near another writing forum again after this :(((
    I asked them what I did wrong, someone emailed me saying ‘they are not a spamming mill - and you are banned forever’.
    When I posted my article I saw a link that you can link your blog address to, so I did that. Apparently this is evil spanning in their books lol!

    Best alternative is to just build up a wordpress or blogger community and be in charge.
    They are nothing but a negative/evil community that I will personally avoid like the plague.

    Cheers Ash

    1. I feel the forums just abuse their power to ban. They are all rude, unprofessional bullies who just pretend like they know everything but they don't. It's all forums. I've learned the hard way to not join forums no matter how useful they appear.

      I agree, and this is the best alternative. I like at least on WordPress or blogger you are in charge and you are freely able to share your views without being harassed.

      Yes, that's what they all are, and would advise anyone not to join any forum. They're all the same.

    2. AWWC is horrible. I made a little joke and they made a HUGE deal out of it. Ridiculous!!!!!

  2. I still browse the site from time to time, but have refrained from sharing anything. They have a thread called "what is the last thing you've written," So I shared about a 1,000 word blurb from my second novel that I had wrote that day and wanted some input on.

    I told them in the OP that this was written maybe two hours ago and had not gone through any substantial line editing, obviously just the basic spell checks and sentence structure checks but I din't go crazy.

    The thread ended up 3 pages long and not once did they actually talk about the content of my work. They went on for 3 whole pages dissecting where I used commas incorrectly or where they could have been a semi colon, or other "silly" things like that.

    It was supposed to be a thread about sharing something rough that was being worked on.

    Instead of looking at the content and meaning and talking about that I was scolded for not having it professionally edited a couple hours after I write it on a Sunday afternoon and sharing it to a community board.

    That happened a handful of times, and now I only post from time to time about modern issues or games.

  3. On January 28th, 2020, I attempted several different accesses to Absolute Write Water Cooler with no success. Even trying their main web page came up with the same message at 'Absolutewrite.com'. The result was an 'Error 1020 - This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks'. It appears there is no way to get into the website through normal means.

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  6. This used to be a very good site. Starting the day after Trump was elected pretty much anyone who indicated support or happiness was booted off the site for a month while they learned to keep their mouths shut. I went back at the request of some of the older people and found most of the people I liked best were gone and not coming back. One of my posts in a discussion forum was contrary to the prevailing view so my post was deleted with a message to me that I "should know better than post my thoughts.
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