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  • #16
    Originally posted by MHz View Post
    Nah, sorry, I like Amnesti. He's harmless and hilarious.
    The guy said he was thinking about killing himself earlier today. Everyone was like wtf, then he said he was thinking about it for months. Shit got dark real quick.

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    • #17
      I mean clearly he has a mental illness. The spam during TWD by itself is a minor annoyance nothing major. But when you put the fact he sexually harrasses the women within the community and he's constantly talking about his penis all over the place, I mean common where is the line? A simple silence on him for a week here or there when he's being a giant twat is not unreasonable. If some douche walks up and punches your girlfriend in the face, are you going to stand idle by just because he might have a mental disability?

      If ?ignore is always the answer to every chat related problem, why can't I drop N bombs everywhere? I mean if people don't like it they can ?ignore me right? Disruptive behaviour is disruptive, mental problem or not and he seems to be getting worse.

      Many people in our community have some sort of mental issues, and I don't mean this to insult.
      If you're going to do a thing you should to it to the best of your ability or don't do it at all.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Nipple Nibbler View Post
        I mean clearly he has a mental illness. The spam during TWD by itself is a minor annoyance nothing major. But when you put the fact he sexually harrasses the women within the community and he's constantly talking about his penis all over the place, I mean common where is the line? A simple silence on him for a week here or there when he's being a giant twat is not unreasonable. If some douche walks up and punches your girlfriend in the face, are you going to stand idle by just because he might have a mental disability?

        If ?ignore is always the answer to every chat related problem, why can't I drop N bombs everywhere? I mean if people don't like it they can ?ignore me right? Disruptive behaviour is disruptive, mental problem or not and he seems to be getting worse.

        Many people in our community have some sort of mental issues, and I don't mean this to insult.
        I see what you’re saying, but his dissatisfaction with his penis and you using the ‘n’ word are two completely different things.

        Silence would work, but I am against a ban for the simple fact that we shouldn’t shun someone from our community, especially if he really is dealing with a mental issue; perhaps this is his outlet?

        He really is a good jav when he is playing serious, and ideally, contribute to a squad, etc.

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        • #19
          I wish there was a magic fix with regards to all of this, fellas. As Rab pointed out, Amnesti is one of several long-time players in this community who I would consider to have somewhat severe mental/emotional issues that they grapple with on a daily basis. Amnesti happens to be quite a good player when he is focused and that is why he tends to be one of the more "visible" players because he generally is on a good squad with veteran players (until he blows it) and frequents competitive arenas rather than pub. Unsurprisingly, since our veteran population is comprised of loyal, long time players who keep the competitive side of the zone afloat, there will be more scrutiny for a player like him to exist rather than say, Manco or Tower who only spew cancerous nonsense in pub.

          There are only a few options with how to deal with this:

          1. Let people use ?ignore/ignore.txt and staff can intervene when said player is deliberately avoiding those avenues to continue to harass people.
          2. Silence them all. What many people don't realize who are not often silenced is that it is hugely restrictive to gameplay at all. It's not just that you can't talk. You can't even do bot commands. Nothing. It makes it difficult to play the game at all.
          3. Ban them all.
          4. Basically what we do now... encourage people to use ?ignore and step in to make a temporary silence or ban when it gets out of control as a "reset" of sorts for the player. These don't tend to work very well with discouraging future behavior, they only solve the problem while the player is silenced or banned. Mental/emotional illness doesn't just go away because you had to take a week off of SS or were silenced for a while.

          Options 2 & 3 are controversial because they sort of bring the idea of free speech into play and the idea of over-moderation. We try to balance free speech with the best interests of the game, but it's a moving target at best. I'd be lying if there wasn't many times that I grappled with the idea of just permanently banning or silencing these players. But at the end of the day, I'm one guy in a community of hundreds of players with varying thoughts and ideals, and it is a slippery slope to go down to have one person making the decision that players either shouldn't be allowed to play or should be so restricted that they will likely just quit regardless. This is a free, public game after all.

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          • #20
            1. Does not happen. I made the mother of all ignore.txt files and I had to update it every few days from people evading. Staff wouldn't intervene. Ignore.txt is not a viable option if the player changes names (unlike Amnesti who doesn't).
            2. Agreed, silencing is game-breaking.
            3. Banning them is my preference. There really aren't many main offenders. Tower, Manco, Amnesti, Sulla, skyforger, Leland (forum), 2pacz, are some who come to mind. Seems to me like banning about 10 people would fix about 90% of the problem. No brainer imo.
            4. Pretty much the same as #1.

            3 isn't controversial. The playerbase agrees. It's qan who doesn't agree. Too much power in the hands of 1 person, who in this case happens to be wrong.

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            • #21
              amnesti good guy, just ?ignore if its bothering u

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Rab View Post
                1. Does not happen. I made the mother of all ignore.txt files and I had to update it every few days from people evading. Staff wouldn't intervene. Ignore.txt is not a viable option if the player changes names (unlike Amnesti who doesn't).
                2. Agreed, silencing is game-breaking.
                3. Banning them is my preference. There really aren't many main offenders. Tower, Manco, Amnesti, Sulla, skyforger, Leland (forum), 2pacz, are some who come to mind. Seems to me like banning about 10 people would fix about 90% of the problem. No brainer imo.
                4. Pretty much the same as #1.

                3 isn't controversial. The playerbase agrees. It's qan who doesn't agree. Too much power in the hands of 1 person, who in this case happens to be wrong.
                The issue you bring up with #1 is an issue of culpable mental state which happens to also be a fairly big part of criminal law in the real world. Basically, unless it's obvious that someone is intentionally evading the ignore by making a new name to directly harass the person who has ignored them, it's tough to punish people for just making a new alias.

                Again though, a moving target and no good answer. Situations are evaluated case-by-case with that.

                I understand your position on it, Rab. I do. But just how you allude to there being too much power in the hands of one person in your last sentence, it can be argued that us singlehandedly deciding to completely take the ability to play this free, public game away from those people is too much of a power grab. I get the argument of it being in the best interest of the zone and game, and I can't disagree there. But it is not as black and white as you want to make it from your point of view.
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                • #23
                  Amnesti is amusing, can you show me on the doll where Amnesti hurt your delicate feelings? TW Characters welcomed....
                  Olde> GG
                  Ogron> you are a no title nobody go drink bleach

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                  • #24
                    Banning people for repeated abuse is common practice in any other game or website. Millions of precedents, doesn't get more black and white than that.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Rab View Post
                      Banning people for repeated abuse is common practice in any other game or website. Millions of precedents, doesn't get more black and white than that.
                      If people actually listened to rab the whole zone would be banned.
                      Olde> GG
                      Ogron> you are a no title nobody go drink bleach

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Voth View Post
                        I wish there was a magic fix with regards to all of this, fellas. As Rab pointed out, Amnesti is one of several long-time players in this community who I would consider to have somewhat severe mental/emotional issues that they grapple with on a daily basis. Amnesti happens to be quite a good player when he is focused and that is why he tends to be one of the more "visible" players because he generally is on a good squad with veteran players (until he blows it) and frequents competitive arenas rather than pub. Unsurprisingly, since our veteran population is comprised of loyal, long time players who keep the competitive side of the zone afloat, there will be more scrutiny for a player like him to exist rather than say, Manco or Tower who only spew cancerous nonsense in pub.

                        There are only a few options with how to deal with this:

                        1. Let people use ?ignore/ignore.txt and staff can intervene when said player is deliberately avoiding those avenues to continue to harass people.
                        2. Silence them all. What many people don't realize who are not often silenced is that it is hugely restrictive to gameplay at all. It's not just that you can't talk. You can't even do bot commands. Nothing. It makes it difficult to play the game at all.
                        3. Ban them all.
                        4. Basically what we do now... encourage people to use ?ignore and step in to make a temporary silence or ban when it gets out of control as a "reset" of sorts for the player. These don't tend to work very well with discouraging future behavior, they only solve the problem while the player is silenced or banned. Mental/emotional illness doesn't just go away because you had to take a week off of SS or were silenced for a while.

                        Options 2 & 3 are controversial because they sort of bring the idea of free speech into play and the idea of over-moderation. We try to balance free speech with the best interests of the game, but it's a moving target at best. I'd be lying if there wasn't many times that I grappled with the idea of just permanently banning or silencing these players. But at the end of the day, I'm one guy in a community of hundreds of players with varying thoughts and ideals, and it is a slippery slope to go down to have one person making the decision that players either shouldn't be allowed to play or should be so restricted that they will likely just quit regardless. This is a free, public game after all.
                        Great response. With what you just said, I think ignore would be the best option for those that are troubled by it. A lot of us just don’t mind as much and sometimes give him the token response, which I did in baseelim the other day, and I noticed how happy he got on being able to elicit a response.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by make tw great again View Post

                          Silence would work, but I am against a ban for the simple fact that we shouldn’t shun someone from our community, especially if he really is dealing with a mental issue; perhaps this is his outlet?

                          when he is playing serious, and ideally, contribute to a squad, etc.
                          Perhaps it's my mental outlet to spam N words all day, maybe I have turretts? On the second point, we don't care how people act if they are sometimes good at the game? I am sometimes good at the game, shouldn't I be exempt and do whatever I want too?

                          Originally posted by Voth View Post
                          1. Let people use ?ignore/ignore.txt and staff can intervene when said player is deliberately avoiding those avenues to continue to harass people.
                          The problem with this is there are ways to get around it ?message comes to mind, staff really do nothing about it.

                          Originally posted by Rab View Post
                          Banning people for repeated abuse is common practice in any other game or website. Millions of precedents, doesn't get more black and white than that.
                          The thing is, I am not even going as far as to say ban him. I am saying he is a problem within the community like many others that staff are finding excuses to avoid dealing with. Say you have a lawyer who is really good at his job, but he has bipolar disorder and one day walks up and punches the judge in the face, do you think they will just continue the court session normally? Hell no. This is one of the major reasons why the game is so dead, staff constantly finding excuses to avoid cleaning the game up from repeat offenders. This is more than simply ignoring someone, this is about the image this sort of player brings to the few new players we get.

                          We haven't even touched on the topic about him using a program to bypass the spam limit...
                          If you're going to do a thing you should to it to the best of your ability or don't do it at all.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Nipple Nibbler View Post

                            Perhaps it's my mental outlet to spam N words all day, maybe I have turretts? On the second point, we don't care how people act if they are sometimes good at the game? I am sometimes good at the game, shouldn't I be exempt and do whatever I want too?



                            The problem with this is there are ways to get around it ?message comes to mind, staff really do nothing about it.



                            The thing is, I am not even going as far as to say ban him. I am saying he is a problem within the community like many others that staff are finding excuses to avoid dealing with. Say you have a lawyer who is really good at his job, but he has bipolar disorder and one day walks up and punches the judge in the face, do you think they will just continue the court session normally? Hell no. This is one of the major reasons why the game is so dead, staff constantly finding excuses to avoid cleaning the game up from repeat offenders. This is more than simply ignoring someone, this is about the image this sort of player brings to the few new players we get.

                            We haven't even touched on the topic about him using a program to bypass the spam limit...
                            Players can only send one ?message maximum. Any further are replaced by the new one. It is built into the game and something we can't change that ?ignore does not affect the ability to ?message. That doesn't make it OK that it can be used to subvert the ignore process, but it's hardly the end of the world.

                            That being said, I have not once received a report from you of any player that you have ignored sending you ?messages as a means of harassment, and I've been either the head or assistant ban operator in the zone for what I believe is roughly three years now. I struggle to understand how it can be said that "staff do nothing about it" when nothing like this has come across my radar from you (or anyone else, for that matter). If I'm mistaken and this has been reported but simply never made it to me, then do me a favor and make sure to send me a ?message or forum PM or similar with the information when it happens again, and I'll make sure to evaluate it and let you know the outcome. Staff does the best they can, but at times calls and issues do end up getting lost in translation by the entirely volunteer staff.
                            Duel Pasta> great
                            Duel Pasta> I spilled juice on my face


                            Tower> NATIONAL WEED YOUR GARDEN DAY


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                            TWLJ Champion Season 11
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                            Best undeserved TWL title winner in Trench Wars history

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Nipple Nibbler View Post

                              Perhaps it's my mental outlet to spam N words all day, maybe I have turretts? On the second point, we don't care how people act if they are sometimes good at the game? I am sometimes good at the game, shouldn't I be exempt and do whatever I want too?


                              We haven't even touched on the topic about him using a program to bypass the spam limit...
                              Yeah—I don’t think it’s funny to make fun of folks who really suffer from Tourettes to fit your narrative. With Tourettes, the condition affects the brain and nerves, causing people to make repeated movements and sounds, not typing racist ‘n’ word responses as you are alluding to.

                              I am in no way excusing his behavior, I just made an observation that he appears to suffered some kind of trauma in his personal (sexual?) life, and is struggling to grapple with it mentally. He was not always like this.

                              As far as your spam bot, I am not versed enough to comment on that. I don’t know what or how he does that; perhaps staff can comment on how that is viewed upon.

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                              • #30
                                Perfect example, had some heated debates with Ogron over the years that got out of hand and put him on ignore to get back to enjoying the game instead of screaming like 6 year olds at each other (which I can admit we both did). He tends to use ?message to bypass ignore list. We are fine now, so for the record I am not looking for any sort of staff interference for what we managed to grow up and deal with on our own. I am just using this as an example. Yes I did rat him out to staff, nothing was done.

                                No offence intended but, you are wrong if you think you can only send one ?message to someone.
                                If you're going to do a thing you should to it to the best of your ability or don't do it at all.

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