Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Weird emails?

I'm getting weird e-mails from some guy. I'm not posting his name because I'm not giving him any publicity. But, they are slightly disturbing. The e-mail was sent to just a few, including; PZ, Richard Dawkins, James Randi, Shermer, Infidel Guy and people at atheist.org. But, it's the second one I've received and it's crazy. Anyone else get this guy's e-mail? If so, please contact me.

16 comments:

Milo Johnson said...

Seen his name at PZ's and other sites, always a tool - interesting results with a quick Google.

Milo Johnson said...

"Turns out David Mabus is actually Dennis Markuze, a Nostradummy from Canada who's greatest "contribution" to the prophecy movement is a weird claim that Nostradamus predicted the coming of Depeche Mode and, through this, the World Trade Center attacks. Apparently we have a celebrity in our midst. I don't know if I take it as a sign of Dennis' decline or my ascension that he's left off bothering Randi and PZ and is now skulking around here."

Atheist in a mini van. said...

Thanks for the info, Milo. I'm e-mailing you.

Atheist in a mini van. said...

Or not...I can't find your e-mail address. So, nevermind.

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

I just binned mine after hearing about him on Non Prophets, didn't even bother reading it.

Ticktock said...

Let me guess... he wants his million dollars from Randi. He's a troll to the Nth degree. However, we should all feel sorry for him because most of us don't know what it's like to be a delusional paranoid schyzophrenic. Seriously, he needs help, and I feel sorry for him that he is habitually posting jibberish on forums and blogs.

Kazim said...

I received the same email several times and finally hit "reply all" and told the guy off. There followed a delightful free-for-all where he got very hostile and pouty. Even Randi himself joined in the pile-on.

Since then, I have filtered all messages from said personage straight to an email folder labeled "idiots" and never looked at them again.

Aerik said...

Yup, I knew it'd be david mabus, aka Dennis markuze. He chose david mabuse to rip off the guy from Skepticality.com forum's "dr. mabuse". His username strategy is usually a variant of "dmabusa" or "drmabusa". I noticed this pattern on skeptic/atheist forums months ago, and I tried alerting the forums, but nobody listened to me before he started his daily spam / jerkoff sessions.

He's been sighted at several blogs now, he's going out of his way to find people's personal emails and he's spamming the crap out of all of them. Skepticality has booted him from their forums dozens of times now.

First he fraudulently claimed he was erroneously disqualified from the Million Dollar Challenge, then claimed responsibility for ending it, then he claimed he defeated Richard Dawkins in someway, then PZ Myers. He refers to it now as "Randi-Dawkins-Myers Corps." Messed up, huh?

I don't know why I haven't received one from him yet. Or at least I don't think I have. I delete spam every day and maybe I just haven't noticed. Maybe it's because I stopped publicly displaying my email on forums and my blog just before he started his new schtick.

Aerik said...

Oh, kazim, if we can have his IP, those of us with ip-banning capabilities would appreciate it.

Poodles said...

Got him once too. I figure it best to delete the crazy.

Skippy the Skeptic said...

He appeared over on my blog a few weeks ago and been lingering around ever since like dog poop in the tread of a sneaker. I honestly wouldn't mind him so much if he actually wrote something new each time instead of just cut-and-pasting the same message over and over again.

It had never occurred to me to just "reply all" to his e-mails. I've been trying to stick to a don't feed the trolls policy.

Love and peace,
-Skippy

Heathen Mike said...

This douchebag has been pestering me for a while now. I posted one piece that now comes up as the second hit if you google "David Mabus", but man, if that guy's not persistent.

And insane. Beware because I've blocked his email but he has about seven different ones, all variations like davidmabus@gmail.com, davidmabus2006@gmail.com, davidmabus2008@gmail.com...blah blah blah.

NinJay said...

He's been banned at IIDB for spewing basically the same steaming pile of vitriol as he left at Skippy's.

I suspect most of the other fora have dealt with him similarly.

Psychodiva said...

yeah he keeps turning up on Raving Atheists too - posting some bull about Randi and Nostradamus etc etc- always gets banned immediately by the excelent mods (in case one of you is reading this lol) and then comes back a few weeks later under another name- as if we wouldn't notice :)

reVAMPed said...

Yep I got him too. Here's my take on him from May 4th .

Martin said...

Mabus tried trolling over at AE, too. Where hasn't he trolled? He's a one trick pony, with a big old hate-on for Randi. I suspect, when I start posting my TAM6 coverage, I'll be moderating a lot of his bilge into limbo.