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UO, Cyber Bullying, and Harassment
Posted 11 August 2010 - 09:59 PM
Posted 12 August 2010 - 03:11 AM
Im sure if you search more on flightoptions you can find something cheaper..
Or is there no lowfare company in US?
Southwest Airlines or SWA has the lowest fares in the US. However I'd be flying from Oklahoma to Fairfax, VA which is the Washington DC metro area. It's a fair distance away. Anyway the point is moot since the Town Hall is all booked up, there are no seats left.
Unless someone would sell me their seat?? Anybody "scalping" town tickets? lol
Posted 16 August 2010 - 01:33 PM
How old are you Jirel?
why does it matter? I just figured someone might scalp there Town Hall ticket like some people scalp concert, convention or sporting event tickets.
I'm 39 if it makes any difference. Why does this one person's rights out weight the rights of myself and others on my shard?
Posted 17 August 2010 - 09:03 AM
Posted 26 November 2010 - 05:12 AM
The thread in question is gone from their boards, although I have kept a copy in private. I will pull out excepts if necessary, but I would rather not. Many UOForums readers will have seen the thread in question anyhow.
I posted this tonight:
"People who habitually PvP may become desensitized to what constitutes bullying and harassment. Check out general chat.
"What is bullying?
Bullying is persistent unwelcome behaviour, mostly using unwarranted or invalid criticism, nit-picking, fault-finding, also exclusion, isolation, being singled out and treated differently, being shouted at, humiliated, excessive monitoring, having verbal and written warnings imposed, and much more."
Bullies don't have the luxury of creating their own definition."
I believe players are afraid to speak out about this issue because they may find themselves included among the bullies' targets. Bullying and harassment are signficant parts of a general trend in the US (and probably elsewhere) toward a culture of cruelty and incivility. Our children are killing themselves as a result.
Why is this so?
Should we accept it?
If not, how do we become proactive on UO and out in our communities?
Should we expose our children to UO and other interactive social media without extremely careful monitoring?
Posted 26 November 2010 - 09:54 AM
Bullying is terrible. Sadly the bullies look for those with very low selfesteem.
Parents should encourage children to dare do things alone at early age. Even if its small things when parents are with them. Paying for tickets, paying for food.
So they believe in themself.
I know so many that do everything for the children. No wonder they dont dare doing anything themself after. Or stand up for themself.
I take a neutral ground in this. I dont support bullies and I also dont support taking the bullied side. If I see it on other hand, I will go betwen.
If the bullied side makes alot of Drama posts, or in rl causes a stir. I will actually not bother, since that is just as we say, feeding the trolls. (I might add, im not refering to anyone on UOF, since I lub you all)
All I say is we need to look to ourself as well. But we shouldnt accept bullying.
Posted 26 November 2010 - 09:57 AM
Posted 26 November 2010 - 01:07 PM
Help build the community:
Deliberately being rude or sarcastic towards other posters isn't tolerated. UOForums operates on the belief that it is common courtesy to respect all UOForums posters at all times.
It'd be a rules violation here, and the thread would get reported, and then it would be reviewed by the staff.
Posted 27 November 2010 - 07:59 PM
end of the day anyone that tries it will get a I don't give a flying ****, or jog on...
I am not having anyone dicate to me how I play a game that I pay a subscription to, luckerly you don't get the abuse here like you do on stratics (or so i have heard at least) and you know what? I am not even registered nor even look at anything to do with stratics....
Death comes in so meny forms and I know quite a few of them....http://img204.imageshack.us/i/yelenasig.jpg/
Posted 28 November 2010 - 03:10 PM
Not that there is anything wrong with the site - the main page has good info on it, and can be helpful. I use a combination of Stratics and UOGuide for my game information needs. It's the forums - so many of their forums are too full of members who use them simply as a soapbox to rage against other players, or to rage against EA.
Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:25 PM
There are things one can say that might hurt the person. Or Cyber Stalking etc..
Gnomy is naked!?!?!? WHAAA!?!? =)
First, never talk about personal life in a video game. You are surrounded by people you don't know. So if you mention some handicap you have in real life...then you should expect to be taunted about that at a later date. Especially if you pvp.
And if you follow rule one then the only bullying they can do would be on a very impersonal level. Hopefully people have grown thick enough skin for some name calling.
I hope everyone follows rule one, and just remember...it's a game! I don't care if you have fun, but I hope you don't take it so serious.
Posted 30 November 2010 - 04:19 PM
What was the outcome of the original discussion that started this thread?
i started reading it without realizing it was several months old and now i'm curious
Okay here's lastest update. I emailed Mesanna almost a week ago and have had NO response. I'm beginning to get extremely flustrated.