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First off, yes I know there is a huge irony posting this on my RL livejournal. I understand that perfectly. I also understand that I'm not doing this in an open forum created to invite wank. I'm not hiding behind anonymity.

What the hell is the point of dragging a personal RP issue out into anon comms simply to create wank? I don't care how many people agree with your issues, it still is a low and coward way to air them. Talk to friends, talk to players. Hell, talk to the person you have an issue with. But what exactly does anyone gain by going into a public comm and dragging your issues out in front of people seeking wank?

Please, explain this to me. I don't get it. I only understand that when I notice Fandom High's dirty laundry getting aired outside of the game's boundaries, that I feel deeply ashamed of the players who take part in it and seem to enjoy it. I stop caring if what is said is true or not. If you're mad at your housemate, you don't go stand outside on the street and hand out fliers about why you're pissed with them. (I hope.)

I assure you, I've had many issues with the game before. Issues that I've discussed with my friends when I simply needed to vent, or with the player when it became a real issue. I've not handled it always well, but never have I felt any need to drag it out in public. That's easy, that's cheap. It drags the game down and it insults its players. Stop making me ashamed of something I love.

Date: 2010-07-27 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] comedownstairs.livejournal.com

If this is what we do now, I don't want to be in the game with these people.

Date: 2010-07-27 07:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] comedownstairs.livejournal.com
It has nothing to do with communication. The people actually involved in the situation communicated. The people who are doing all the attacking have no idea, and are sticking their noses where they don't belong in order to do some bullying. It makes me sad.

Also, ragey.

Date: 2010-07-27 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lyricaldiscord.livejournal.com
I don't regularly read anon-comms for this reason. Sometimes I laugh -- depending on the wank -- and brush it off, but really, anon stuff like this just makes me sad.

Date: 2010-07-27 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] holy-whatever.livejournal.com
You have no idea how embarrassed I am for the game right now. Regardless of your (metaphorical, general "your," obviously) issues, this was the worst way to express them.

I feel like it's two years ago again.

Date: 2010-07-27 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] holy-whatever.livejournal.com
It's like everyone with a grudge and photoshop discovered the comm, recently. I don't really understand it. I mean, I do get the impulse of "I'm anon! I can vent! Hooray!" I don't really think it's the healthiest or nicest thing ever, but I understand why it's an appealing option if you don't like conflict or whatever. (Though this doesn't seem like it was the OP's place to comment on this issue, considering.)

But. Looking at that giant, wanky thread, I just really hope that this isn't what the OP wanted, you know? Because wow then my disappointment just got tenfold.

Date: 2010-07-28 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coltsbane.livejournal.com
And unsurprisingly, it's the exact same material as two years ago directed at someone new. Some things never change.

Date: 2010-07-27 09:47 pm (UTC)
ext_15623: (SN - No More Pretending)
From: [identity profile] anomilygrace.livejournal.com
I have such rage.

Date: 2010-07-27 11:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] christinenj.livejournal.com
Count me in with the unhappy crowd. That was very not cool and I'd thought we'd grown beyond that.

Date: 2010-07-28 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maisfeeka.livejournal.com
I never read any of the anon coms. Just keeps me happier. And that way if someone says nasty things about me or the games where I play, I never know.

Date: 2010-07-28 12:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coltsbane.livejournal.com
Thanks for saying what I've been thinking. I mean what I said on Twitter. I don't want to talk to anyone who thinks it's okay to be like that. I don't know whether they're bad people or are just making bad decisions, but I don't want anything to do with that or them and I hope they'll respect my wishes and stay the hell away.

Date: 2010-07-28 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darklightluna.livejournal.com
I can't explain it because I don't understand it myself. I violently dislike public anon communities and have mentioned this on several occasions.

I'm sick and tired of having dirty laundry aired out in public and just...gah. Basically, ditto to everything you said.

Date: 2010-07-28 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stargatejunkie.livejournal.com
This x infinity.

Date: 2010-07-29 03:40 am (UTC)
kajivar: (Star Trek // Spock SMASH (TOS))
From: [personal profile] kajivar
That whole thing made me headdesk and get really upset the night it was posted. I've had issues in the past but I thought we'd all gotten past them and I loved my happy wank-free game. So much for that.

Date: 2010-07-29 03:57 am (UTC)
ext_18106: (Sam Carter is more awesome than anyone)
From: [identity profile] lyssie.livejournal.com
It is... sort of hilarious and also sad to see that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Sigh.



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