Mailbag: When Good Readers Go Bad
Q.: We recently had an overzealous reader leave a ton of comments on our site at once, with a handful of them talking about how much I “fascinate” him. He even asked for a photo of me (mentioning that he already checked google but couldn’t find any). He also doesn’t seem to understand that the character in our comic and I are not the same thing.
While I’m not too worried that this will turn into a serious problem, it’s still a little creepy. Do you have any advice on how to handle people like this? Do we point out that they’re being inappropriate and try to get them to tone down their weirdness? Or do we just ignore them and hope they go away?