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I've been getting a lot of slack latly about being too quick to report people for "being funny".

Just because someone thinks it's funny to themselves (and checks forum rules to see if you can be banned for being "funny"), doesn't make it funny to me or to anyone else who actually get offended by it.

I know it's because I'm a female, there's no ifs, ands or butts about it.  People give me extra crap just to try and get a rise out of me.  And yes, if I find it offensive, I will do something about it.

I also understand that there's not that many females that post here, and I'm starting to see why.  Almost daily people tend to e-mail me asking for photos, to join their teamspeak, IRC or whatever.  It's getting annoying because I know if I was a male, people wouldn't even bother with the time or day to write an e-mail.

So enough is enough already.  I'm not a bitch, I'm just doing what I'm suppose to... not let asshats walk all over me.

So let it be heard now and here.  Stop being jerks.

*EDIT*

If anyone knows anything about sexual harassment in the work place... you can get fired for a LOOK.  Yes boys.  If you look at a girl or someone a wrong way and they feel like it's wrong, you can get canned.

Goes here too.  Might not be looks, but it's how the end user makes it out.

Here's a good definition of the word harassment:

Words, conduct or action, usually repeated or persistent that, being directed at a specific person, annoys, alarms, or causes substantial emotional distress in that person and serves no purpose.


Any form of unwanted, deliberate or offensive behaviour, violent or psychological, that has been requested to be stopped.
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  • modjoe86modjoe86 Member UncommonPosts: 4,083
    Not to be a prick, but get over yourself. I don't give you extra crap, I don't harass you, and I know the regulars here don't either. So if you have shit to discuss pm it to the people you have a problem with.
    Your holier than thou attitude is really starting to piss me off.


  • methane47methane47 Member CommonPosts: 3,701
    In my 2 years with MMorpg.com   
    I've recieved less than 10 emails from members.... Guess this whole board is sexist and giving the girls all the attention... I want some attention too dammit  !!


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  • BoozbazBoozbaz Member Posts: 1,918


    Originally posted by VixenHeart

    I've been getting a lot of slack latly about being too quick to report people for "being funny".
    Just because someone thinks it's funny to themselves (and checks forum rules to see if you can be banned for being "funny"), doesn't make it funny to me or to anyone else who actually get offended by it.
    I know it's because I'm a female, there's no ifs, ands or butts about it.  People give me extra crap just to try and get a rise out of me.  And yes, if I find it offensive, I will do something about it.


    How about this: Don't get offended so easily.

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  • methane47methane47 Member CommonPosts: 3,701


    Originally posted by Vendayn
    she does have a point so...I would hate people asking me for nude pics all the time...


    LOL nobody wants to see you naked Vend!! lol

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  • VixenHeartVixenHeart Member Posts: 458


    Originally posted by Boozbaz

    Originally posted by VixenHeart

    I've been getting a lot of slack latly about being too quick to report people for "being funny".
    Just because someone thinks it's funny to themselves (and checks forum rules to see if you can be banned for being "funny"), doesn't make it funny to me or to anyone else who actually get offended by it.
    I know it's because I'm a female, there's no ifs, ands or butts about it.  People give me extra crap just to try and get a rise out of me.  And yes, if I find it offensive, I will do something about it.

    How about this: Don't get offended so easily.


    I'm not you.  That's the neat thing about being me.  We're different.  If I don't stand up and actually do something, that just shows people they can walk all over me and do it to other people, not just women.

    People actually need to start doing more and stop offending less.

    Just because I think is offensive makes it okay for you to say don't be?  Please, get a grip.  I'm just sick of people who bother me and thought I'd let everyone know.

    Those people know who they are.

  • methane47methane47 Member CommonPosts: 3,701


    Originally posted by Vendayn

    Originally posted by methane47

    Originally posted by Vendayn
    she does have a point so...I would hate people asking me for nude pics all the time...

    LOL nobody wants to see you naked Vend!! lol


    I haven't shaved ever...so probably not...


    You and me both my friend...

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  • JodandoJodando Member Posts: 280
    People actually USE the private messages?? Dang, I thought it was pretty standard here to make it known to the public every little thought we have.

    *Shrug*

    I really don't know where I was going with that.


  • NeptusNeptus Member UncommonPosts: 988


    Originally posted by Jodando
    People actually USE the private messages?? Dang, I thought it was pretty standard here to make it known to the public every little thought we have. *Shrug*I really don't know where I was going with that.

    I've used it to send out WoW Guest Passes I get every time I buy a time card.

    Well with the two idiots above talking about that..., we're pretty much open lol.

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  • britocabritoca Member Posts: 1,484


    Originally posted by VixenHeart

    I've been getting a lot of slack latly about being too quick to report people for "being funny".
    Just because someone thinks it's funny to themselves (and checks forum rules to see if you can be banned for being "funny"), doesn't make it funny to me or to anyone else who actually get offended by it.
    I know it's because I'm a female, there's no ifs, ands or butts about it.  People give me extra crap just to try and get a rise out of me.  And yes, if I find it offensive, I will do something about it.
    I also understand that there's not that many females that post here, and I'm starting to see why.  Almost daily people tend to e-mail me asking for photos, to join their teamspeak, IRC or whatever.  It's getting annoying because I know if I was a male, people wouldn't even bother with the time or day to write an e-mail.
    So enough is enough already.  I'm not a bitch, I'm just doing what I'm suppose to... not let asshats walk all over me.
    So let it be heard now and here.  Stop being jerks.
    *EDIT*
    If anyone knows anything about sexual harassment in the work place... you can get fired for a LOOK.  Yes boys.  If you look at a girl or someone a wrong way and they feel like it's wrong, you can get canned.
    Goes here too.  Might not be looks, but it's how the end user makes it out.
    Here's a good definition of the word harassment:

    Words, conduct or action, usually repeated or persistent that, being directed at a specific person, annoys, alarms, or causes substantial emotional distress in that person and serves no purpose.


    Any form of unwanted, deliberate or offensive behaviour, violent or psychological, that has been requested to be stopped.

    that's one real pretty eye u have there Vixen.

    Relax.  You're sitting primarily among teenagers, what did you expect?  And don't forget that there is much humour out there that is blunt, crude, and straight to the point SO THAT IT'S FUNNY.  It's intended so, even thought the person might not believe a single word.  I say stuff I don't mean all the time.  But I make it clear that I am joking, or at least I try to.

    Do you think people need to use those emoticons a bit more so they make it clear when something when it's meant as a joke?  And if they're being offensive, then it's time to educate them anyways.

    And ignore the PMs, they're just kiddies, I feel your pain on that one

    PS: can u send me a picture of your other eye? 

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  • methane47methane47 Member CommonPosts: 3,701


    Originally posted by britoca

    PS: can u send me a picture of your other eye? 


    Hey Britoca Could you pm me with a pic of the Ends of your sexy blue tentacles?

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  • britocabritoca Member Posts: 1,484


    Originally posted by methane47

    Originally posted by britoca

    PS: can u send me a picture of your other eye? 

    Hey Britoca Could you pm me with a pic of the Ends of your sexy blue tentacles?


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  • TheodorykTheodoryk Member Posts: 1,453


    If anyone knows anything about sexual harassment in the work place... you can get fired for a LOOK. Yes boys. If you look at a girl or someone a wrong way and they feel like it's wrong, you can get canned.

    Yes ladies and gentlemen, the society we live in has become so absolutely ludicrous that you can lose your livelyhood and your good reputation for simply looking at someone. There's something to be pleased about....

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  • SoSikWitItSoSikWitIt Member Posts: 65

    I think my first account may be permanantly banned now. Apprantly the mods didn't like my sense of humor. I honestly think it's obvious when someone's telling a light-hearted joke and when someone's flaming, but clearly a lot of people can't..so yeah, I say it's safer just to act like good little boys and girls and not try to offend anyone.


    After all, if there's one group of people who can handle such maturity, it's definitely the mmorpg players.

  • britocabritoca Member Posts: 1,484


    Originally posted by SoSikWitIt

    I think my first account may be permanantly banned now. Apprantly the mods didn't like my sense of humor. I honestly think it's obvious when someone's telling a light-hearted joke and when someone's flaming, but clearly a lot of people can't..so yeah, I say it's safer just to act like good little boys and girls and not try to offend anyone.

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    fter all, if there's one group of people who can handle such maturity, it's definitely the mmorpg players.

    that and rainbow power! (insert rainbow emoticon here)

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  • TheodorykTheodoryk Member Posts: 1,453


    Well done, now I have to get off my ass and go buy myself a box of Fruitloops because you've somehow triggered an insane craving for fruity-sugary goodness with your technicolor post. Mmmm, fruity loops....

     edit: News Flash! Britoca posts his 1111th post! Woot woot!




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  • AldaronAldaron Member Posts: 1,048

    Hrm...

    Well, to be frank, you're one of the most offensive members I've seen on these boards - At least one that has escaped the perma ban stick.

    Your posts are usually littered with profanity and demeaning content; not to mention you think everyone is against you because you're a bloody girl.

    Usually I'd feel sorry for cases like this, "harassment", if you will. But when you mentioned, "you can get fired for a LOOK.  Yes boys.  If you look at a girl or someone a wrong way and they feel like it's wrong, you can get canned.

    Goes here too.  Might not be looks, but it's how the end user makes it out."

    You lost all credibility.

    Then again though; I did hear you were the girlfriend to our beloved permanently banned Djin, that in itself explains everything.

    [Double...or triple edit. These boards need some tweakin. I can't get the text to quit repeating]

    Goes here too.  Might not be looks, but it's how the end user makes it out."

    You lost all credibility.

    Then again though; I did hear you were the girlfriend to our beloved permanently banned Djin, that in itself explains everything.

    [Double...or triple edit. These boards need some tweakin. I can't get the text to quit repeating]

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  • TheodorykTheodoryk Member Posts: 1,453

    Something funky happened with your post there...might want to check it out for some editing there Al....

    Back on subject, I've never seen someone draw so much attention to her sex, and then be so offended when people react negatively to it, and all the creeps come crawling out of the woodwork. Here's a newsflash for you, there's alot of girls on this forum, and none of them seem to have the problems you are having with the community. Maybe the problem is that you thought you'd be getting some kind of special treatment because you're a girl, and you're offended by the fact that we really couldn't care less.

    "Speaking haygywaygy or some other gibberish with your mum doesn't make you foreign."
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  • BoozbazBoozbaz Member Posts: 1,918



    One thing I wonder is why does she keep bringing up people "walking all over her"? It's not like that, maybe that's how you percieve it...

    And another thing, try as you might, you cannot change the way other people act. But what you can control is your own perspective of the way they act.

    You are the ultimate decision maker for what kind of mood you are in, not others.





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  • SoSikWitItSoSikWitIt Member Posts: 65

    On an unrelated note.

    Aldaron. Your Cubone avatar rules.

    That is all.
  • britocabritoca Member Posts: 1,484
    Seems like you get offended before you make sure if what was said was really meant the way u interpreted it.  Porbbaly a bunch of misunderstandings.

    But you tend to be pretty quick with the mean comments.  Too much anxienty?


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  • reavoreavo Member Posts: 2,173


    Originally posted by Vendayn

    Originally posted by modjoe86
    Not to be a prick, but get over yourself. I don't give you extra crap, I don't harass you, and I know the regulars here don't either. So if you have shit to discuss pm it to the people you have a problem with.
    Your holier than thou attitude is really starting to piss me off.



    she does have a point so...I would hate people asking me for nude pics all the time...


    I get asked for nude pics at least 5 times a day in my inbox on this site, and I'm getting tired of it too.  I've told you guys that, but nobody listens.  I'm going to start sending them, then you'll be sorry. 
  • RazorbackRazorback Member Posts: 5,253


    Originally posted by reavo
    I get asked for nude pics at least 5 times a day in my inbox on this site, and I'm getting tired of it too.  I've told you guys that, but nobody listens.  I'm going to start sending them, then you'll be sorry. 



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  • qotsaqotsa Member UncommonPosts: 835


    Originally posted by VixenHeart


    *EDIT*
    If anyone knows anything about sexual harassment in the work place... you can get fired for a LOOK.  Yes boys.  If you look at a girl or someone a wrong way and they feel like it's wrong, you can get canned.


    This has always bugged me to. Women like this are not very respectable in my book. Yes I have worked in places like this. I've been turned in for crap. Although it wasn't for sexual harassment. I was turned into HR once for harassment. The charge? I was wearing a long sleeve black shirt, with a tiny anti-shock logo on the front. Now the ironic part of it. I was working in a computer factory at the time. That woman that turned me in worked in inventory. That logo was on every piece of inventory she touched. She just didn't like me. This woman turned me in almost daily. She told them once that I chased her around the plant reading out of a Satanic Bible. She made stuff up to get me in trouble.

    A woman can make up any damn thing they want to get someone they don't like fired. Now I don't think all males are angels. But not every look that comes a womans way is an advance either. All women have done with this harassment stuff is take a valid problem and turn it into a joke.

    By the way vixenheart, this wasn't directed at you. I don't think I've read any posts by you. If you're getting harassed, I feel sorry for you. I do know how some males get when they are hiding behind a computer screen. I see stuff that offends me at times.
  • methane47methane47 Member CommonPosts: 3,701


    Originally posted by qotsa
    This has always bugged me to. Women like this are not very respectable in my book. Yes I have worked in places like this. I've been turned in for crap. Although it wasn't for sexual harassment. I was turned into HR once for harassment. The charge? I was wearing a long sleeve black shirt, with a tiny anti-shock logo on the front. Now the ironic part of it. I was working in a computer factory at the time. That woman that turned me in worked in inventory. That logo was on every piece of inventory she touched. She just didn't like me. This woman turned me in almost daily. She told them once that I chased her around the plant reading out of a Satanic Bible. She made stuff up to get me in trouble.

    A woman can make up any damn thing they want to get someone they don't like fired. Now I don't think all males are angels. But not every look that comes a womans way is an advance either. All women have done with this harassment stuff is take a valid problem and turn it into a joke.

    By the way vixenheart, this wasn't directed at you. I don't think I've read any posts by you. If you're getting harassed, I feel sorry for you. I do know how some males get when they are hiding behind a computer screen. I see stuff that offends me at times.


    I feel you.. Some women just take it to bigg extremes... I used to work with a lady and her car went down for a couple weeks so she walked to work. One day she came in all pissed off and started on and on about how guys are soo inconsiderate because they "Beep" their horns at her while she's walking... And that is so offensive to her and blah blah blah...

    So I asked her Why exactly is it so offensive? Is it offensive that a person in this world beeps their horn to greet you? Is it offensive that Someone in the world thinks your are a beautiful young woman and is acknologing that fact with a simple beep of the horn? Is it soo offensive that someone thinks that you are beautiful?... She was like that's not the point its just not very polite... Anyways She got backup from a guy who worked with us so i backed out peacefully... THE VERY NEXT DAY she comes into work complaining about how some idiot beeped her while she was walking to work... 10 minutes later the guy comes in and is like "Hey I saw you today And i beeped but i guess you didn't see me" ... I then turned to her and was like... How does it feel to feel like an idiot... Needless to say she was besides herself....

    Tonnes of girls take things to the extreme.. Now by contrast There are alot of guys out there who DO mean the bad things they say.... Or do not have the best intensions.. But for the most part.. we are people first... men second... So treat us with some respect...

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  • Rikimaru_XRikimaru_X Member UncommonPosts: 11,718

    "Well, to be frank, you're one of the most offensive members I've seen on these boards - At least one that has escaped the perma ban stick......"

    Aldaron, is right (his whole post, not just the quote). I been here long enough to know this, but I do remember very, very well you had the same offensive behavior to members just as Djin did. Usually when people get offensive to you, you would actually flip out.

    I don't know what goes on with you and the internet on a daily basis, but usually strong women can shrug simple stuff like this off their sholders. All you have to do is walk or look away from the situation. It's not just you that this happens too, but a lot of members and females who are on the internet. I don't know if your taking out your problems on us or what, but it sure does seems like it.

    If your having problems with sexual harrassment in the workplace, report it. A working of mine just got fired today for harrassing a casheer (he asked if he could "finger her" sometime) and he was also lazy and asking people to buy sigs for him (he's underage). This is not your workplace, so we don't need to be educated on it as if we are the type of people who would cuase a real case of sexual harassment.

    If people ask you for photos, join teamspeak or whatever, just say NO. It's not a big of a deal and nothing to fuss up about. If they cause you enough problems, then you would obvisouly would know what to do.

    "So let it be heard now and here.  Stop being jerks."

    It gets on my bad side that you would call us  jerks. I see a lot of girls whom can handel jerks, but to call every guy here a jerk and educatue us in all the things that happend to you is not the right thing to go about things. That is like a girl being hit on a guy she dosen't like and then tells everybody that "guys are jerks", instead of telling the single guy that he is a jerk. That is how this feels to me, that you are basicly calling all of us jerks and not settling your problem with the ones whom are anoying you.

    This is not how anyperson should deal with their problems. Don't complain or educate us, but if you need help we can give it...but this is far beyond help.

    No offence, this is not like I'm doing this becuase your a female, but I have encountered many things like this and it really gets on my nerves.

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