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  • KaeriganKaerigan None Of Your BusinessPosts: 689Member

    I got banned from these forums for calling someone a neanderthal.

    In short: do not call people names. It's pretty simple.

    <childish, provocative and highly speculative banner about your favorite game goes here>

  • MumboJumboMumboJumbo LondonPosts: 3,221Member
    Originally posted by Gorwe

    It actually was. Because they started to get flame ready and I stepped in to explain things. It all happened because random guy used my acronym(you'll hear about that acronym soon enough :D) and didn't explain what it actually stood for. Plus if people get offended at stuff like Fool/Plonker/Wallie/Nitwit-it's their fault and not mine. It's my way of speaking so get used to it(and not only mine!)...

    Anyhow, use EXTREMELY polite expressions if you wind up there. Behave Like you are at Pope's Palace...

    Now listen here, Gorwe, duckie, you're smart just replace any of the above with "geezer" - and bob's your uncle!

  • AlotAlot BredaPosts: 1,948Member

    I don't always insult people, but when I do I call them "kittens".

  • itgrowlsitgrowls newport news, VAPosts: 2,951Member

    I'm not concerned over namecalling at all, those become flame fests anyways.

    What I am concerned with is their tendency to remove posts describing problems players are having for the purpose of sweeping things under the proverbial rug. They did it with the 1200 replies thread that was about the ongoing loot issues. The thread to replace that once accused the entire community of "perceiving" their daily ongoing lower and in some cases nonexistant drop rate experience wrong. like somehow we imagined the whole thing.

    They did it again when people started discussing the recent rash of bans which i still don't agree with and I don't usually do things like this but the way they handle these situations it's a wonder they have any players left with such poor management happening in this place, they need someone else in charge severely.

  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,473Member Uncommon

    And in that very post, the whole confusion over what we were talking was dispeled. They basically dispeled the dispel. That thread is beyond salvation now. That's bad mod behaviour(they should've just edited it-Scorched Earth Tactics rarely, if ever, do what they were supposed to do)...

    About changes in ANet-they had influx of new people(obviously). I guess from NC/Nexon. I had nothing but good words for either Linsey or Regina or Gaile(I think RB or GG are responsible for PR/moderation). They are obviously taking orders from clueless men(that would say-Nexon) ;).

  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,133Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gorwe

    And in that very post, the whole confusion over what we were talking was dispeled. They basically dispeled the dispel. That thread is beyond salvation now. That's bad mod behaviour(they should've just edited it-Scorched Earth Tactics rarely, if ever, do what they were supposed to do)...

    About changes in ANet-they had influx of new people(obviously). I guess from NC/Nexon. I had nothing but good words for either Linsey or Regina or Gaile(I think RB or GG are responsible for PR/moderation). They are obviously taking orders from clueless men(that would say-Nexon) ;).

    I really have a hard time understanding what you are trying to say. It seems very scattered and erratic. Maybe things ended up being handled more rigidly because of a misinterpretation.

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,473Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by eyelolled
    Originally posted by Gorwe

    And in that very post, the whole confusion over what we were talking was dispeled. They basically dispeled the dispel. That thread is beyond salvation now. That's bad mod behaviour(they should've just edited it-Scorched Earth Tactics rarely, if ever, do what they were supposed to do)...

    About changes in ANet-they had influx of new people(obviously). I guess from NC/Nexon. I had nothing but good words for either Linsey or Regina or Gaile(I think RB or GG are responsible for PR/moderation). They are obviously taking orders from clueless men(that would say-Nexon) ;).

    I really have a hard time understanding what you are trying to say. It seems very scattered and erratic. Maybe things ended up being handled more rigidly because of a misinterpretation.

    I suspect they are outsourcing their moderation to some cheap labour 3rd world country and that's why the whole post was deleted instead of one line. Cuz, can't speak English->by the rules! mentality->lots of unhappy customers...

    They really shouldn't outsource anything in such a delicate endeavour-definitely not to the 3rd world countries lol!

  • DibdabsDibdabs FelvershamPosts: 2,604Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gorwe

    Plus if people get offended at stuff like Fool/Plonker/Wallie/Nitwit-it's their fault and not mine. It's my way of speaking so get used to it

    Why? You're just some random guy on the Internet whose name and opinions are so unimportant I wouldn't even bother to remember your name even if I actually looked at it in the first place.  Get over yourself!  :D

  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,133Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gorwe
    Originally posted by eyelolled
    Originally posted by Gorwe

    And in that very post, the whole confusion over what we were talking was dispeled. They basically dispeled the dispel. That thread is beyond salvation now. That's bad mod behaviour(they should've just edited it-Scorched Earth Tactics rarely, if ever, do what they were supposed to do)...

    About changes in ANet-they had influx of new people(obviously). I guess from NC/Nexon. I had nothing but good words for either Linsey or Regina or Gaile(I think RB or GG are responsible for PR/moderation). They are obviously taking orders from clueless men(that would say-Nexon) ;).

    I really have a hard time understanding what you are trying to say. It seems very scattered and erratic. Maybe things ended up being handled more rigidly because of a misinterpretation.

    I suspect they are outsourcing their moderation to some cheap labour 3rd world country and that's why the whole post was deleted instead of one line. Cuz, can't speak English->by the rules! mentality->lots of unhappy customers...

    They really shouldn't outsource anything in such a delicate endeavour-definitely not to the 3rd world countries lol!

    Sorry, I was under the impression that english was a second language for you. I looked and your country said Croatia, so I figured that you might have difficulty with english as a language, and I try to be understanding to that.  Especially to people from countries that are not as well off as my own.  So by what you are saying, does that mean you do not feel the same way?

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,209Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by EvilGeek

    Originally posted by illyana
    made my day reading the official forums

    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/support/account/PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE


    Lol that cracked me up, loved the reply Gaile gave him, short and to the point :)

    I think it's admirable that Anet are trying to keep the forums free of name calling, it doesn't help the discussion.

    That post is hilarious.  I would agree that calling and idiot out feels good especially when they're trolling with nonsense, but I don't think it adds to the discussion.

  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,473Member Uncommon
    Without making a flame war...

    Oh I should have written Ulthuan or Alaitoc under the location(so I minimise rather l33t escapades of some people)-FFS mmorpg.com! Why does everyone have to see my private details??? If I want to set my location to middle of the Earth(LOL!) it is my right to do so...

    Besides I had straight As from English and written/spoken expressions are my strongest sides. It is not the vocabulary that you don't understand, but the background. Not that it matters.
  • eye_meye_m Notta Chance, ABPosts: 3,133Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gorwe
    Without making a flame war...

    Oh I should have written Ulthuan or Alaitoc under the location(so I minimise rather l33t escapades of some people)-FFS mmorpg.com! Why does everyone have to see my private details??? If I want to set my location to middle of the Earth(LOL!) it is my right to do so...

    Besides I had straight As from English and written/spoken expressions are my strongest sides. It is not the vocabulary that you don't understand, but the background. Not that it matters.

    You're right. It doesn't really matter. It doesn't say anything about the question I posed in my previous post.

    All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.

    I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.

    I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.

  • someforumguysomeforumguy HomePosts: 3,540Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gorwe

    Isn't it stupid to argume over something you know NOTHING about? Then I, jokingly, called him a nitwit(if I wanted to offend anyone I'd have used WAAAY harsher words). That Word was, basically, a summary of the whole Topic...

    Meh. Awesome game-fail Community...

    If you start calling ppl names, you set the thread up to get derailed (I am not saying that you intended to do so). No matter what particular word you used. It is just the name calling that matters, because there will be always someone who will feel offended enough (misplaced or not) to completely ignore the topic of the thread and start argueing about you offending someone.

    So even if you look from a practical point of view, it is just not smart to call people names in a discussion, no matter how harmless it sounds to yourself. This is nothing new. In any situation you will find people who find form more important then content. This always gets in the way of discussion.

    I agree that moderators play an important role in this and it would be better to just edit your post. But the irony is that moderators are random people too, so can do exactly that what they are supposed to prevent (which is preventing the discussion from being killed).

    Still, you could've prevented this yourself by avoiding any form of name calling.

  • Ramonski7Ramonski7 Aurora, ILPosts: 2,656Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gorwe

    I can't believe at the level of etiquette required to post there. It is Like you are at the PM(Prime Minister)'s House. Such nonsense-I am on the net to sound Like me and not Like some random drone.

    Anyways, I called another member "nitwit". And that's like a serious offense. If I did there what I had done here, there would be police(ye olde Bill with that signal stripe on the hat :D) on my doorstep...

    Sheeesh! Give me a break, will you?

    Don't feel bad. A lot of people don't follow the 7%-38%-55% rule when trying to communicate on the interwebz. It's as follows:

    effective human communication is conveyed as 7% words, 38% tone and 55% body language. But when you are comunicating over the interwebz, the full meaning of your message is hindered by 97%. This is why dogs will wag their little tails even when you're cursing their asses out! It's all about tone and appearance to them. Just think of it this way... always assume that people you are trying to communicate with are not your friends, don't want to get to know you nor care about your feelings. I bet you feel the same way too!

     

    So the only option you have is to try using words as effectively as possible and picking only ones that are aligned with the message you're trying to get across, not your tone or body language. In other words, if I were to try to match a picture in my head to the words you use it would look something like this:

    **mods please note I said his words not him**

    But if you don't care how your words maybe conveyed by others, then that makes two of us. I just wanted to do my part in clearing up your false accusation that name calling in any shape or form, when directed at total strangers to you, is acceptable and utter nonsense.

     

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    "Small minds talk about people, average minds talk about events, great minds talk about ideas."

  • YaevinduskYaevindusk Ul''dah, CAPosts: 1,537Member Uncommon

     

    Wow.  There's a company that actually takes manners and their existing rules half way seriously?

    I'm starting to feel like this is the FFXI of forums, whereby if one is a serious jerk they won't survive for long in it.

    When faced with strife or discontent, the true nature of a man is brought forth. It is then when we see the character of the individual. It is then we are able to tell if he is mature enough to grin and bare it, or subject his fellow man to his complaints and woes.

  • Kuro1nKuro1n GothenburgPosts: 771Member
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Originally posted by Gorwe

    It actually was. Because they started to get flame ready and I stepped in to explain things. It all happened because random guy used my acronym(you'll hear about that acronym soon enough :D) and didn't explain what it actually stood for. Plus if people get offended at stuff like Fool/Plonker/Wallie/Nitwit-it's their fault and not mine. It's my way of speaking so get used to it(and not only mine!)...

    Anyhow, use EXTREMELY polite expressions if you wind up there. Behave Like you are at Pope's Palace...

    Or just don't call people stupid.

    Honestly I got an infraction for telling someone to stop complaining about an issue which could easily be overcome / passed. They really are on a whole other level of bashing their own userbase.

  • MagnetiaMagnetia SydneyPosts: 1,029Member Uncommon
    At Anet it's constructive or nothing.

    Play for fun. Play to win. Play for perfection. Play with friends. Play in another world. Why do you play?

  • SerenesSerenes johnson city, TNPosts: 352Member

    You were not allowed to say something rude, shocker. That was not sarcasm either.

  • Lovely_LalyLovely_Laly genevaPosts: 734Member

    RULES:

    - Do not call yourself PORNO, it gives other ideas then playing.
    - Do not call players n00bs, they are all anyhow.
    - Do not call dev looser, it can be true.
    - Do not fart, it gives bugs.

    Avoid ban-loving games, and go play something cool, better for free.

    Take my post for a real joke (where 50% if funny truth). =XD

    P.S. gaming now is not fun, it's way to make money to devs and religion of some kind.=D

    try before buy, even if it's a game to avoid bad surprises.
    Worst surprises for me: Aion, GW2

  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,664Member Uncommon

    Did you get perma banned? Calling people names is not a constructive discussion. It is trolling. You can't speak to strangers the way you do to your friends.

    And hugging a stranger? If some random person who I don't know comes and hugs me, I will be like "?????????????????"

    Mission in life: Vanquish all MMORPG.com trolls - especially TESO, WOW and GW2 trolls.

  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnPosts: 2,473Member Uncommon
    Well if ain't that sad. What this world has turned into.

    No, I only got a warning or an infraction or sth Like that. But still talking about sensitivity-some people really should grow thicker skin. I don't care what somebody calls me on the net(must be because I simply can't care about thoughts of a billion people-that and I hate shapeless masses of people).
  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    So because you called a paying customer a more old fashioned way of saying 'idiot' you think it is acceptable? Why would you think that an offical forum would tolerate that? I guess one could say that you are a bit of a nitwit.
  • SoulSurferSoulSurfer Denver, COPosts: 1,248Member
    Originally posted by Alot

    I don't always insult people, but when I do I call them "kittens".

    Yes, I was baffled by this at first, so now I just type kittien to save the filter the trouble lol

  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member
    Originally posted by illyana

    made my day reading the official forums

    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/support/account/PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE-PLEASE

     Now THAT is funny for some reason.

    Oderint, dum metuant.
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  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member
    Originally posted by SoulSurfer
    Originally posted by Alot

    I don't always insult people, but when I do I call them "kittens".

    Yes, I was baffled by this at first, so now I just type kittien to save the filter the trouble lol

     Everywhere "kitten" would show up use "puppy" instead and confuse everyone.

    Oderint, dum metuant.
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