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Trolling is illegal.

maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXPosts: 7,273Member Uncommon

Well,  not yet,  but it could be!

 

http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/arizona-bill-could-criminalize-internet-trolling-184547052.html

"It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use ANY ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL DEVICE and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person."

 

Troll.  Go to Jail.  What do you think?

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  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    Originally posted by maskedweasel

    Well,  not yet,  but it could be!
     
    http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/arizona-bill-could-criminalize-internet-trolling-184547052.html
    "It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use ANY ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL DEVICE and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person."
     
    Troll.  Go to Jail.  What do you think?

     

    Annoy will be difficult to define in law, lots of people here think my posts are intended to annoy them when in reality it just so happens its my genuinely held views that the muppets find annoying.
  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,146Member Uncommon

    Arizona leading the way as usual!!!

    Err, ok sometimes we get some things wrong, lol.

    As they say the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  No good deed goes unpunished.  Basically I think the intent is good here but I can't see anyway that this could be implemented successfully at all.  Since basically anything said by anyone can be seen as offensive to someone.  It is nearly impossible to talk nowadays without offending someone with all the political correctness we have.

    But at least here in Arizona we got DSL right :)

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  • CeridithCeridith Toronto, ONPosts: 2,980Member

    Can't tell if Arizona government is trolling

    Or just stupid.

  • BigHatLoganBigHatLogan Bellingham, WAPosts: 688Member

    Originally posted by maskedweasel

    Well,  not yet,  but it could be!

     

    http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/arizona-bill-could-criminalize-internet-trolling-184547052.html

    "It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use ANY ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL DEVICE and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person."

     

    Troll.  Go to Jail.  What do you think?

    Everyone knows that Arizona loves to poop on the US constitution and make idiotic laws that won't be upheld.  If there was any justice in the world then the US government would just give Arizona to Mexico.

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  • korent1991korent1991 CakovecPosts: 1,390Member

    since everyone who says something you don't agree with is a troll today and since this is an excuse for everything...

    The whole population will end up in jail.

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  • EmwynEmwyn MoatshirePosts: 546Member

    Originally posted by korent1991

    since everyone who says something you don't agree with is a troll today and since this is an excuse for everything...

    The whole population will end up in jail.

    Truth

    the poster formerly known as melangel :P

  • GajariGajari Halifax, NSPosts: 984Member

    Originally posted by korent1991

    since everyone who says something you don't agree with is a troll today and since this is an excuse for everything...

    The whole population will end up in jail.

    Exactly. 90% of people on the internet don't even realize what trolling ACTUALLY is, and even fewer actually pull off real trolling attempts well.

    People throw the word around as a replacement for "idiot" these days, so that being the case, calling someone else a troll is actually trolling in itself.

    Yup. Whole population.

  • AnthurAnthur StolbergPosts: 686Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Ceridith

    Can't tell if Arizona government is trolling

    Or just stupid.

    Probably both... ups, and jail it is for me.

  • UnshraUnshra Hanover, MDPosts: 382Member

     

    What do I think? Boards across MMO's will become very empty and EvE Online will have to close it's doors. ^_^

     

    With that said they also contradict themselves by saying that it's "not" targeting trolls despite what the "wording" says. 

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  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,684Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by maskedweasel
    Well,  not yet,  but it could be!
     
    http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/arizona-bill-could-criminalize-internet-trolling-184547052.html
    "It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use ANY ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL DEVICE and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person."
     
    Troll.  Go to Jail.  What do you think?

    So just for humor sake, This probably means you cant retaliate against a troll from a different region, but the other way round is lawful. lol.

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  • RefMinorRefMinor MyTownPosts: 3,452Member
    There was a report on a major UK news channel about trolling and they basically described harassment by social media text etc. Meanwhile away from the real world of normal people in the MMO universe to troll is at most saying something nasty about a game someone else likes in a way that will get them angry and is usually just having a different opinion to them.
  • moosecatlolmoosecatlol Boring, TXPosts: 1,171Member Uncommon

    Operation Desert Troll

  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,146Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by sullivanj69

    Originally posted by maskedweasel

    Well,  not yet,  but it could be!

     

    http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-in/arizona-bill-could-criminalize-internet-trolling-184547052.html

    "It is unlawful for any person, with intent to terrify, intimidate, threaten, harass, annoy or offend, to use ANY ELECTRONIC OR DIGITAL DEVICE and use any obscene, lewd or profane language or suggest any lewd or lascivious act, or threaten to inflict physical harm to the person or property of any person."

     

    Troll.  Go to Jail.  What do you think?

    Everyone knows that Arizona loves to poop on the US constitution and make idiotic laws that won't be upheld.  If there was any justice in the world then the US government would just give Arizona to Mexico.

    I so want to answer fully on this one but as to not derail the subject of this thread like you are trying to do I won't say anything past PFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTTTTTTT.

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  • ZoeMcCloskeyZoeMcCloskey Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,146Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by melangel

    Originally posted by korent1991

    since everyone who says something you don't agree with is a troll today and since this is an excuse for everything...

    The whole population will end up in jail.

    Truth

    What I was saying condensed down, also yes truth.

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  • dnadestinyxdnadestinyx Phoenix, AZPosts: 22Member

    I don't think it'll happen...

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Lol .. They prob dont have enough man power to enforce it even if they employ the whole pop of china.
  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,586Member Uncommon

    The right to free speech leads to the right to remain silent.

    How ironic.

  • FugglyFuggly Newport News, VAPosts: 141Member

    Not illegal yet, it is in the process and has a very long ways to go. Nice topic header to draw people in on something that isnt true YET. Hopefully if it passes it stays in Arizona.

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  • ipekaipeka hamburgPosts: 222Member

    Originally posted by Ceridith

    Can't tell if Arizona government is trolling

    Or just stupid.

     

  • kakasakikakasaki Lockhart, TXPosts: 1,205Member

    Originally posted by Fuggly

    Not illegal yet, it is in the process and has a very long ways to go. Nice topic header to draw people in on something that isnt true YET. Hopefully if it passes it stays in Arizona.

    I wouldn't worry. There is no way the Arizona law passes 1st Amendment muster...

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  • DevokanDevokan Noord-HollandPosts: 29Member

    Well just respond to a topic with a troll post or something that looks like it on this forum and youll get a warning/suspension.

     

    I remember responding to a SWTOR topic beforethe game launched and i stated why i dislike the game and wouldnt play it at launch (i got a warning for trolling)  As a matter of fact it was not trolling and in the end i predicted the future.

     

    Rules are to strict.  i used to post alot more under a diffrent account here now i just lurk at times but most of the time go to a other but similar forum.

  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,966Member Uncommon

    If this passes I'm going to hell... er, jail I mean.

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  • KarahandrasKarahandras Sible HedinghamPosts: 1,673Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by RefMinor

    There was a report on a major UK news channel about trolling and they basically described harassment by social media text etc. Meanwhile away from the real world of normal people in the MMO universe to troll is at most saying something nasty about a game someone else likes in a way that will get them angry and is usually just having a different opinion to them.

    I believe a couple of people have already served jail time, but as you said that's 'real world' trolling not the stuff here i.e. anything someone doesn't like.

  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel houston, TXPosts: 7,273Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Kyleran

    If this passes I'm going to hell... er, jail I mean.

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    I'm pretty sure most people would... given they live in arizona.

     

    Not sure how this would even work...  we already contend with moderators that are there to police their personal space of the internet,  so - what, they'll just round up the list of bans from MMORPG.com, see who lives in arizona and then make some arrests?

     

     

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  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon

    I'm writing Janice Brewer to take down her web site because it offends me.

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