On a different message board, there is a guy who my husband and I both fight with regularly, as he is a conspiracy theory nutcase. In recent exchanges, he told my husband, Jim, that saying things in real life like he says on the message board would get him beaten up, and basically threatened him. My response to all that was to tell Nutcase that it is silly to threaten people on message boards.
Nutcase seemed to take that as a personal challenge - he found an ancient online personal ad of Jim’s (Jim and I met online - we both had personal ads online), posted a link to it in his sig line, and now he has said to me that he tried to warn me that Jim had an online ad, and since I didn’t get the message, he guesses Jim has my password (implying that Jim deleted the message on my computer about his indiscrete online ad).
We are both pretty steamed over this; you don’t mess with people’s real life over internet squabbles, but we are still aware that it is just a message board idiot being idiotic. So, my question to you Dopers and Mods, what would you do in this situation?