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MMO Community against bullying.

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MMO Community against bullying.

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TheNahash
10.31.2012 , 05:54 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth_Urtani View Post
I don't care about online bullying. Especially how people jumped on the Amanda Todd bandwagon.
Kind of an oxymoron coming from someone who has the words " If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." in his/her signature.
So what DO you stand for, Urtani?
Care to elaborate on why we as members of an online community shouldn't stand up to bullying of any kind and especially online bullying?
The fact that we can't make a difference individually doesn't give us a free pass to not even try to make a difference.

Careful where you "stand", dude. You might "fall for anything".

As for Amanda Todd, no matter what she did, she was above everything else a teenage girl (not even 16 yet) who took her own life because she was being made fun of. "Jumping on the bandwagon" of someone who was bullied to that extent, is perfectly OK. You don't have to sanctify one's actions to feel compassion.

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imnotawitch
11.01.2012 , 07:17 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by MightyVittey View Post
How old was she anyways?
I would say that she was too young for what happened to her, but honestly, no age is the right age to go through bullying and abuse.
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Conri
11.01.2012 , 12:46 PM | #13
I have noticed a lot of antisocial behavior and bullying in mmo's and have always tried if it's offered to roll a character on a role playing server.
I don't role play myself but find I don't get felt left out and come across a lot of nice players.
I find the role playing folks to be a much better community than some pve servers and most pvp servers.
So if you ever feel like needing an escape from immaturity you should check out Ebon Hawk.
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Jorelle
11.01.2012 , 01:46 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Darth_Urtani View Post
I don't care about online bullying. Especially how people jumped on the Amanda Todd bandwagon.
it doesnt matter if bullying is RL or in game life, IT SUCKS EITHER WAY AND IS PATHETIC.

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bahdasz
11.04.2012 , 07:04 PM | #15
I think people need to toughen up and get over it. But that's just me.

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Bird_of_Thunder
11.04.2012 , 09:49 PM | #16
while i agree bullying is terrible, i havent seen any of it. ive been through a whole bunch of MMOs, yet i havent seen this. probably because the Shattered Hand/Argent Dawn realms were very friendly
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AhsokaTanorules
11.05.2012 , 04:18 AM | #17
As long as SWtor doesn't do something brainless like make a dps counter for this game, cyber bullying should be kept to a minimum.

I'd like to share a story about this incident myself and a HM Maelstrom Prison group went through. My smuggler and a few others were putting up with this elitist JC equipment checking us and going on about how we were too low geared. He immediately tried to vote kick the healer. It didn't go through. Still, he would not shut up. So I vote kicked him. Regardless of the fact that are group was now tankless, we managed to 3 man the trash up to first boss and by that time our replacement tank came and we continued through smoothly.

I might have sympathized with him if it was Lost island or an Ops. Some people forget how easy mode some HMs are but I guess he either takes stuff too seriously or maybe he was exposed to the same stuff and was venting bitterness.

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Huntaar
01.21.2013 , 03:23 PM | #18
I would really like SWTOR to have a note on the client login screen to address that: cyber bullying won't be tolerated. It is hard enough to see people get pushed around and treated like garbage and then you can't do anything about it. I feel this environment is fostering cyber bullies to get away with anything they want.

It would also be great if there were in game moderators for at least fleet general chat to enforce this. Fleet general chat is where I have heard most of the put downs, insults, racism, sexism, bullying to the Nth degree. I see it every time I'm logged in.

I'm not asking for perfection. Just want to see people (even me) to not have to avoid logging in because they are going to get completely turned off by the behaviour of some people in game.

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ziphii
01.23.2013 , 07:54 PM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by bahdasz View Post
I think people need to toughen up and get over it. But that's just me.
There might be individual cases where that is true, but especially when talking about kids, I think we need to solve this issue. People do not need to feel threatened in order for others to have their freedom.

Also, many people who are bullied have problems. That's how they get noticed in the first place. Maybe they don't have a supportive family. Maybe they have physical limitations, or mental or emotional issues. They often lack the ability to "get over it." Bullying serves no valuable purpose, and causes harm to people. So let's end it.

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Kabjat
01.24.2013 , 11:34 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Huntaar View Post
I would really like SWTOR to have a note on the client login screen to address that: cyber bullying won't be tolerated. It is hard enough to see people get pushed around and treated like garbage and then you can't do anything about it. I feel this environment is fostering cyber bullies to get away with anything they want.

It would also be great if there were in game moderators for at least fleet general chat to enforce this. Fleet general chat is where I have heard most of the put downs, insults, racism, sexism, bullying to the Nth degree. I see it every time I'm logged in.

I'm not asking for perfection. Just want to see people (even me) to not have to avoid logging in because they are going to get completely turned off by the behaviour of some people in game.
I said this in another thread: if enough people actually REPORT unacceptable behavior when it happens, there will start to be a change. But it will not happen overnight. It'll take TIME. Unfortunately, everyone believes their actions don't matter, what GOOD will it do to report the jerks, so most don't bother. What's even worse are the cynical malcontents who insist "IT'S THE INTERNET, IT WILL NEVER CHANGE, GET A THICKER SKIN, ETC...."

It's almost as if those type of people don't WANT a nicer, more civilized community....
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