Rig wrote:As great as this is and as much as I agree, I also believe some of us need a little tougher skin. There's a difference between being deliberately berated and being criticized. Of course constructive criticism isn't always seen as such because it's a lot harder to tell the tone of another player through only text.
daal wrote:You've got to walk in another man's shoes to truly appreciate where they are coming from and while the delivery might be totally bad, you can like appreciate the content sometimes.
daal wrote: What we really need are some clear lines of what is and is not appropriate either by the immortal or the player.
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Alaina wrote:I feel like Fen's post has summed up a great deal of what has already been said.
The argument of contextuality and the void...come on, if someone screams "you're a bitch" on narrates, regardless if they were actually wronged or not, how does that make anything right? Use other language and confront the problem more maturely.
We are stuck with one another, so it's time we learned how to play nicely on the playground.
As for tougher skin, I can see validity in this Rig--but try to explain that to all the parents and loved ones around the world who have lost their children or partners because words alone had driven them to suicide or to other irrational, wreckless behaviors. (Has no one heard of cyber bullying?)
As I stated earlier, words are powerful tools.
Would you want to be the cause of someone hurting themselves because you thought it a great idea to run your mouth and embrass or deamean them in front of their peers?
Stop and think about the world we live in for just a second. If this is our escape, let's make it a cleaner place to hang out.
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