Saturday, December 6, 2008

And now a word from our Pissed-Off Teenager

Sigh...I haven't been in chat a whole lot this week. Haven't been in the comments at all. But I've been lurking. And watching. And I see a lot of hate. Not just those two places, LG15 Today, LGpedia, everywhere! These trolls, and yes that is the correct term for them, are beating up on people for no appearent reason!

These vile, disgusting people are tearing down people who don't deserve it at all! And most of the people being attacked are my friends! I refuse to stand for this, and I will work my hardest to get these mega-assholes out of every LG15 source possible! Banned from the comments, banned from LG15 Today, banned from the Pedia, banned from chat. I just can't stand it.

Some of these low-life maggots seem to spend WAY too much time writing long rants that seem to have no purpose but to prove that they are jerks! The funny thing is, I don't see any action taking place against these lame excuses for people who feed off of others misery! I need to see some action here or I...just can't stay much longer. Not with this going on.

So I'm PMming Modelmotion. Zoey. Broken Kid. BrightSilence. Everyone. This serious problem needs to get fixed, and now, before anyone else gets hurt. Oh, and trust me, they will. People will get really hurt. Our community is falling apart, clinging on one last thread. Here comes the trolls with the scissors. If we can stop them, then everything will be so much better! No more hate against people.

Feel free to comment. Please comment actually. I want to hear what you have to say about this horrible situation striking our community at the moment. And the trolls. There are more than one of you, there are a lot who I'm speaking to. You know who I'm friends with. You know what you've done. I want you to comment on this because I want to hear your version on your so-called "favors" to the community.

That's it. I hope you consider the above.


Cloud_ax said...

i applaud your article here and bringing it to everyones attention, but, and i'll be quite frank here, the creators wont do a damn thing about these problems or they would have been handled a long long long time ago.

The fact that they keep this up and are allowed to get away with it just proves that we cant trust the creators to be a real authoritative force in this community. I mean, and no offense to you snl, but a freaking 12 year old can reconize these problems, but the creators cant? the only real people who can help this community is the community itself. while the creators run and #lg15chat (when they feel like it) but everywhere else is community runned.

fact is, if you want something done right you gotta do it yourself. And karma is a b*tch, just like payback.

Respect said...

I think it's been put a little harsh here. This community has a lot of good things, a lot of friendships have been made, some even go beyond friendship.

I think the biggest problem is that people forget they are actually dealing with other people on the other side. Stuff is going on online that in real life, people would never do. And it's not just trolling, cause that goes on in real life as well, it's pushing through until you REALLY hurt someone. It's keeping up with an argument and refusing to listen to the other side cause you 'know' you're right. It basicly comes down to a lack of respect. A lack of awareness.

I know it's sometimes hard to see what effect your actions have over the internet and it's human to make mistakes, but at least have the decency to apologize afterwards.

Like I said, there is a lot more going on than just trolling and people being mean. I know this is a children's blog, but I'm going to raise the issue. On several occasions I have seen porn links being posted where kids are around. That's seriously crossing a line and when you think about it, you would never show porn to a random kid on the street.

Now I do not agree with banning everyone as a punishment. I do think it's necessary to raise some awareness of what's going on and what the effects are. Cause the ones that do get hit, usually suffer quietly, but don't be mistaken, we've suffered losses in this community already.

Can we make sure it stops here?

And about the creators, we know the situation, the creators are building a show and a platform in which we can build our world. They won't do much about it. And to be honest, they really can't. There's rules they can stick us to, but within those rules there's still a lot of stuff people can do that is morally wrong. So instead of placing the blame somewhere else, see what you can do.

A while back, I made a concept banner and registered a youtube account, RespectOnline.
We as a community can do a lot to change things. So I would like to ask anyone who has an idea for a video addressing this, to send in their videos to so they can be uploaded to the RespectOnline youtube account. And remember "I'm not a name, I'm a person!". Who's in?

BrightSilence said...

Oops, I meant to post that under my own account. But I guess this works too! Anyway, yes, that was me.


modelmotion said...

This is worth reading:

and in terms of IRC chat you might also read this:

modelmotion said...

LG15 Today has always embraced the notion of respect, personal responsibility and accountability to the community. That was a fundamental part of the early LG15 comments culture and we have tried to continue it here.

LG15 Today has a basic "do no harm" guideline. This does not prevent trolls from leaving comments so the best way to deal with trolls, is, as it always has been, ignore them. Trolls feed on attention. Do not feed the trolls.

Please support "respect online"!!!!

poknish said...

Amen snl. Amen