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Forums : General Public Forum / Guildhall Foyer Bulletins > Trolling and how it is not nearly as tasty as ice cream
Jaggie (SuperAdmin) 6/11/2008 7:56 AM EST : Trolling and how it is not nearly as tasty as ice cream

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We had a troll in the forums earlier this morning.
Normally trolls can be laughed away but this one got very personal.

I just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Be nice to each other and don't be afraid to report anyone that harasses you in or out of game. Harassment and trolling are not acceptable and you should never put up with it.

I love you guys. Sorry someone tried to come in and ruin our fun. I'll try my best to hit them with the rolled up guildportal perma ban newspaper.



For those that were wondering. The troll post that I am referring to, was moved to the officer forums. It'll be deleted later tonight.
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I don't make the rules, I just follow them... Because it makes you angry.

"If all the world was painted dark, and all the skies turned grey, then please tell me [if you could] when would it be 'day'?"~ MidnightRyoko
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Eildre (Member) 6/11/2008 8:18 AM EST : RE: Trolling and how it is not nearly as tasty as ice...
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(As the guild leader of the Dawnswords, same goes for me.. though I hate drama, I have no problem laying down the law if any of mine get out of hand.. as there are so few of them, and most I know personally.. I can even smack some of them in real life <grins evily>.. I saw the odd forum post and was concerned that someone was being nasty.. Hugs Jaggie.. I dont have any cookies.. but how about some fresh blueberry muffins )
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(Other alts.. Ashtari, Lyrica Songstep, Mayzial, Sereyne, Syilva, and Adamantia)
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Nklos (SuperAdmin) 6/11/2008 8:38 AM EST : RE: Trolling and how it is not nearly as tasty as ice...
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Yeah... I tried to figure out how to report them to guild portal because I saw that relatively soon after their posting it.  But... all I could find was guild portal telling me to sue them if I was offended.
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Jaggie (SuperAdmin) 6/11/2008 8:41 AM EST : RE: Trolling and how it is not nearly as tasty as ice...

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Well, good thing, I was able to band them from the site. 

Just keep an eye out for other problems, please.

Thank you.
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Nklos (SuperAdmin) 6/11/2008 8:58 AM EST : RE: Trolling and how it is not nearly as tasty as ice...
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Still tempted to sue.  I was up till 4am I could claim that it mentally hurt me.  The attack on my friends, and umm.... yeah.
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Points Deway (SuperAdmin) 6/11/2008 11:32 AM EST : RE: Trolling and how it is not nearly as tasty as ice...

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Sorry Nklos, and any others this may have affected.

This all started as a series of misunderstandings and miscommunications, which only got blown out of proportion and a few individuals would not let alone.

What is not a miscommunication is the outright hostility shown in this attack.

I apologize that some of the backlash of our past has come back to damage your calm.  There was no cause or need for this blatant assault.  We have all agreed to go our separate ways and have nothing to do with the other.

Obviously, that is not good enough for some and this person felt and apparently still feels the need to exact some form of revenge in an attempt to damage first our reputation and second our feelings.

Despite one misguided individual and whomever she has convinced otherwise, we are here to have fun and socialize together in an RP environment.  If this does not appeal to you, then feel free to be elsewhere.  In the meantime we will continue to have a good time living the adventure.

Again I apologize for the disruption.  I hope everyone will take the opportunity to commit themselves to being on tomorrow for Thelanis Thursday and rediscover the joys of roleplaying with your friends.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled adventure...

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ShiningEagle (Member) 6/11/2008 11:55 AM EST : RE: Trolling and how it is not nearly as tasty as ice...

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Guys, I know that I am entirely too young to say this, but it is something that needs saying.

There is nothing that we can do when someone is willing to go to any lengths to deliberately take shots and in essence perform a "drive by" verbal assault on the guild itself or individuals in it.  I know that I consider this guild a group of friends, a sort of long distance extended family, and while I did not get a chance to read the post, I take it personally that someone would be so flagrant and abusive to my family or friends.  Know that anything that was said, no matter how much of any grain of truth may have been used in the telling, was said with the intent to harm us and our relationships as friends and family.  We all have our struggles and we all have our hardships that we work through everyday, but family and friends help each other work through them.  Each one of you is an important person, and I value you for who you are, and what you mean to the guild and what you mean to me.
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Lanaliathe (Officer) 6/11/2008 12:50 PM EST : RE: Trolling and how it is not nearly as tasty as ice...
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So, I haven't read the post in question... and maybe I should be glad I didn't.  I was surprised to see the name attached to it, but I'd had little chance to interact with that person anyway and no idea at all what was going on behind the scenes, so I don't know what may have prompted the post.

The main issue for me is that someone has apparently made a nasty attack on my friends - the people whom, like Shining, I consider my extended family.  There's nothing I can do about the original post or the poster, but I can offer you all my love and support, and a whole bunch o' hugs...

I'm certainly here to socialise and have fun, and I consider myself very fortunate to be part of such a wonderful group of friends.  I sincerely hope that we can all work to minimise the effect of any misunderstandings that may arise in the future, so that this sort of thing doesn't happen again.

And yes, Points, I'll be there tomorrow... and I'll expect a good turnout and a show of solidarity from this family...  don't disappoint me, people...  

Now, Jaggie, where's that ice-cream you mentioned...?  *gets the rainbow sprinkles*   


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Raiyea (Member) 6/11/2008 2:17 PM EST : RE: Trolling and how it is not nearly as tasty as ice...

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I did read it. While that doesn't mean I have any right to make statements, there are some things that I will say anyway.

Talk. I don't care who or what started this or that conflict. Ifsomeone said something that hurt you, TALK to them about it. If you andthe other person have said rude things to each other, and you feel hurtand spiteful, go to an officer or someone and ask if there can be amediator of sorts to help Party A and Party B to TALK things out. Thereare hateful things being said out of pure spite, and nearly all of themstemmed from a misunderstanding.

Hate has a funny way of growing. Two people hate each other and theirfriends take sides and things become worse and nasty things are said ingeneral chat or in public and even more people take sides and etc.,etc., etc.; it goes on and on until one side is viewed as "right" andthe other side and those who stood with it are viewed as "wrong." Bythen everyone has forgotten why it all started. The only thing left isthe hurt.

Sometimes you have to be the bigger person and apologize. Even if youstrongly feelthat the conflict was not your fault, acknowledge the fact that youcould easily have spoken out of line and hurt someone. As I saidbefore, everyone can lose sight of what went wrong but still feel hurtand depressed about the whole event or a single insult. Everyone hasthe right to be angry. It's a human emotion and quite frankly I wouldfind it odd if one had never felt anger. However, at the same timeeveryone has the right to be treated courteously. You do not have tolike someone but you darn well have to respect them.

People will lash out when they are hurt, upset, and feel they have nothing left.

And that's all I have to say about that.
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Praut Ektor (Officer) 6/11/2008 7:51 PM EST : RE: Trolling and how it is not nearly as tasty as ice...

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My stance is and always will be:  Don't feed the trolls.

I wouldn't even shout 'em down, or tell them how lame they are if that's what you think.

The thing to do here on the net is pass it on as harrassment.  If it's here on our site, raise it with one of the officers if not Jaggie directly.  If it's in DDO, give the person a warning that it's not cool and if it persists, get a DM involved, but absolutely don't return their advances in kind.  In this case just as if you started out with a fist fight in the street, the "cops" are going to show up and arrest/ban you both.  So if it's a grievous offense, get it to the authorities and help them sort it out.

As a friend recently said, we're all adults here and as such more is expected of us (no offense to our 17 and under members, because I honestly think that we are all very mature and deserve the adult tag for it, so I don't even know your age, but I'm sure you act it and more).  That being said, be excellent to one another.  If you can't be, try to work it out with a mediator, or find a more healthy venue than public flame wars.  All in all, it just makes everyone have a not groovey time.

If you want to talk, that's what the officers are here for.  I consider you all my friends and as such I am protective until you tell me otherwise.  We're here to help, besides, it's my name.
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