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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 12:15PM Pingles said

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Censor away! Please! Keep the site true to your vision. If a commented/reader needs a different level of debate they can make their own site.

The anonymity of the Internet is turning every comment system into a trilling competition.

Posted: Jul 29th 2010 1:24PM Pingles said

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Typos. Phooey. Posted from my phone. That'll teach me!

commented = commenter
trilling = trolling
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 3:10PM Russell Clarke said

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When I read 'trilling competition' I had a delightful image of a room full of budgerigars.

Then you ruined it by correcting your typo, and I was brought crashing back to the real world.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 12:34PM Thac0 said

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:( They don't want to play with me!?

Posted: Jul 29th 2010 12:37PM ployer said

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Personally I don't really see it as that much of censorship, like Shawn stated it mainly when people are total and ridiculous jerks and start dropping expletives and death threats that involve weird donkey love and those things are certainly not appropriate or called for in this type of environment. So I dont really care that they remove that type of content from the comments because it is not at all constructive. If however they removed a comment that was disagreeing with the author or another commenter then I would have a problem (Assuming said comment wasnt "Thats stupid you @#%@#%@, your mom is so ugly she looks like bencio del toro on crack"

Posted: Jul 29th 2010 5:58PM Seraphina Brennan said

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Surprisingly enough:

http://www.massively.com/community

:D It's hiding over in the sidebar. XD
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 7:54PM ployer said

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Sadly when I clicked on that link I was hoping to see Bencio Del Toro on crack for some reason, but alas it was not so.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 12:41PM Nickelpat said

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Thank you Massively, the last thing I want is the comment section looking the MMORPG.com forums. Opinions are fine, but you must learn how to express an opinion without being a jerk.

Go Massively, keep the site clean and intelligent. No need for people to reduce their commenting to needless trolling and flaming.

Posted: Jul 29th 2010 2:27PM ZachDude said

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EXACTLY WHY I AM HERE!!! MMORPG.com has some nice articles every once and a while, but I stick to massively for my daily MMO News fix. And the community at MMORPG.com is pretty ridiculous

The main thing I would like to see from massively is profiles, ability to edit posts, and send messages to each other. No need for forums. It would be nice to have a profile where you could put all of your MMO aliases, steam/chat accounts for the rest of the massively community to communicate with each other a little more.

ANYWAYS....
I agree, with this post, you can easily debate things without making threats and using expletives.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 2:39PM DataShade said

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@ZachDude said on 2:27PM 7-29-2010
There's a Massively steam community; that's not everything you asked for, but it's one way to get started.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 3:54PM Nickelpat said

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Massively has an active IRC chat channel too,

Server: irc.quakenet.org
Channel: #massively

The writers can be found on there quite a bit and it's usually pretty busy with chat. You guys should stop buy and say hi! :)
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 5:47PM ZachDude said

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Yeah, I know, I'm already there, it'd just be nice to have it on the site. I'm sure not everyone here has steam, you don't need it to play MMO's unless your playing GA.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 5:51PM ZachDude said

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as for the IRC, someone from massively should put a page on the site for that too... use the mibbit.com widget.... :D
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Posted: Jul 30th 2010 12:57PM Brianna Royce said

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@ZachDude -- I think the community page you're hoping to see already exists, linked on the right-hand side of the site: http://www.massively.com/community
And chat works in a browser too: http://webchat.quakenet.org/
We intentionally avoid widgets that redirect to other sites, might not be compatible with future builds of our site, etc.

-Bree
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 12:46PM Toggit said

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I am in wholehearted agreement with your reply to the last (non)question.

I recently tried joining a large MMO forum and left after two weeks. I don't have a thin skin, but there's simply no enjoyment to posting my ideas and opinions if the majority of people replying to them are going to be personal and nasty in everything they disagree with.

And while I personally enjoy swearing very much, anything I expect to be read by a very diverse community, I tone down. Because when I'm walking down the street and hear an 9 year old screaming some of the worst profanities to his poor mother, I remember that the internet has become one of the biggest models by which kids learn how to socialize and discuss with other people. The last thing I would want a child to learn is that the flaming is the standard of way dealing with their differences. That's just bad for society all around.

Posted: Jul 29th 2010 2:14PM DataShade said

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I'm going to apologize in advance, because this'll seem meaner than it needs to be.

1.) You joined a large MMO forum to post your ideas and opinions, and left after two weeks. You don't say how long you were playing the MMO before you joined the forum, or even which MMO it was, both of which make me suspicious: what's your idea of large? what kind of ideas and opinions? how long did you lurk? The simple truth is, no matter how good of a person you are, if you're a total newbie, you're going to lack the experience to understand the unpublished mechanics of the game, the unwritten rules of the community, etc. Newton's Laws apply to social actions as well as physical ones.

2.) I'm glad you "tone down," but that doesn't mean anything. I'm kind of an asshole, and I've run into trouble at work for off-the-cuff remarks - I made one coworker cry, made another threaten to kill me, etc - all without swearing, or even raising my voice. So maybe your "toned down" isn't really any nicer, it's just free or arbitrarily-labelled-as-"bad" words. Frankly, the internet didn't make up any new bad words, and the internet didn't invent children hurting other people's feelings to get a response. Ever see "A Christmas Story?" Ralphie learns all the bad words in the world from his father when his father thinks Ralphie can't hear him; yet, his parents are willing - eager, even - to believe Ralphie learned those words from his friends at school, not them. The internet didn't break your children; you did. "The only constant in all of your failed relationships is you."
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 2:30PM Toggit said

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I'm going to apologize for this reply in advance, as it may be too friendly near the end for your blazing heart to handle!

First of all, the forum was the forums on MMORPG.com. So it was about mmorpgs in general, which I've played a fair amount of, and not about one specific one.

Secondly, the post I just made was fairly typical of the posts I generally make. Did it make you cry? Did I come off as a total jerk-face loser? That's what I mean by toned-down.

And then, wow, what did I do to you that you feel the need to attack me and my non-existent children? And my failed relationships? I can only assume you must really hate the name Marie. Or more likely, you just hate people in general. Eh, eh? Am I right? I'm totally right.

C'mon over here, lemme give you a big old hug. There now, sweetling. Feel better, don't you?
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 3:11PM DataShade said

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The part in quotes was actually a quote, altho' I suppose I might have paraphrased slightly. Here you go: http://www.despair.com/dysfunction.html

You also seem to have ignored the point that if you walk into a conversation (or a community) in progress and do the equivalent of wave your arms and say "look at me!" you're going to get more negative reactions than positive. Did you lurk? Did you observe the tone of conversations? Or did you project your expectations onto a community?


If they weren't your children, then it doesn't actually affect you, does it? Or, alternatively, if it affects you, why didn't you talk to these specific children instead of storing up that dismay and condemnation to project upon someone on the internet? Aren't you, essentially, doing exactly what you hate, but in a passive-aggressive manner?
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 3:17PM Russell Clarke said

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Godwin's Law is more likely to rule social actions on teh interweb than Newton's Law.
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Posted: Jul 29th 2010 3:19PM Thac0 said

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I think the name Marie is lovely.
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