Ensign
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 14
# 11
01-09-2013, 05:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ludikro View Post
Its not cyber bullying at all. Basically what you have is a bunch of role players who think they own drozana and get their panties in a twist because people do things like spray fire extinguishers in a social zone. Of course the role players dish out the abuse, not to mention the things they were saying to some person in Drozana earlier who publicly stated he was gay were utterly horrendous.

Basically if this apparent 'fleet that shall not be named' was actually breaking any rules, they would have been banned a long time ago. They obviously aren't.
Ok, that makes way more sense then.

I was genuinely interested in what exactly they've done because I wasn't aware that there was even a technical possibility in this game to negatively influence other players (except if you count things like AFKing in STF as an offence and such stuff but that's hardly applicable in a social zone).

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Captain
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 640
# 12
01-09-2013, 05:35 AM
I was surprised to see biothermals and extinguishers still work on Drozana...I thought they had been deactivated ages ago
Ensign
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2
# 13
01-09-2013, 05:36 AM
rpers are creepy in general, we're just lucky their contained to drozana.
Captain
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# 14
01-09-2013, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by assimilation7 View Post
rpers are creepy in general, we're just lucky their contained to drozana.
To each their own, as my father says 'as long as they don't startle the sheep, its fine' :p
Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 366
# 15
01-09-2013, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by init0 View Post
Ok, that makes way more sense then.



See what a mile away? I was genuinely interested in what exactly they've done because I wasn't aware that there was even a technical possibility in this game to negatively influence other players (except if you count things like AFKing in STF as an offence and such stuff but that's hardly applicable in a social zone).
Cyber bullying doesn't have to negatively impact their character in any way, they could be rude, insulting, threatening or just plain harassing them with PMs and mail.

For example if they are claiming to be devs or representatives of Cryptic/PWE and saying that they can get other people banned for reporting their behaviour then that would be threatening behaviour.

It's worth noting two things,
  1. Everything said ingame is recorded and is unlikely to be editable by anyone working for Cryptic/PWE.
  2. If these people are representatives of Cryptic/PWE and engaging in active Cyber Bullying, they'll be out of a job the moment it's looked into.
Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 55
# 16
01-09-2013, 05:47 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluedarky View Post
Cyber bullying doesn't have to negatively impact their character in any way, they could be rude, insulting, threatening or just plain harassing them with PMs and mail.

For example if they are claiming to be devs or representatives of Cryptic/PWE and saying that they can get other people banned for reporting their behaviour then that would be threatening behaviour.

It's worth noting two things,
  1. Everything said ingame is recorded and is unlikely to be editable by anyone working for Cryptic/PWE.
  2. If these people are representatives of Cryptic/PWE and engaging in active Cyber Bullying, they'll be out of a job the moment it's looked into.
Being rude isnt bullying. Of course these people can either grow a thicker skin or use the tools Cryptic has provided. People can easily put others on ignore and turn off things they can get spammed with. It's really not hard.
Captain
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# 17
01-09-2013, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by burstorion View Post
To each their own, as my father says 'as long as they don't startle the sheep, its fine' :p
98% of the roleplaying population avoids Drozana like the plague. If folks are going to try to demonize a group, do it for something that entire group does, not for the actions of a couple of nutjobs.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,298
# 18
01-09-2013, 06:01 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ludikro View Post
Being rude isnt bullying. Of course these people can either grow a thicker skin or use the tools Cryptic has provided. People can easily put others on ignore and turn off things they can get spammed with. It's really not hard.
Cyber bullying can take many forms. However, there are six forms that are the most common.*

Harassment: Repeatedly sending offensive, rude, and insulting messages

Source: http://www.violencepreventionworks.o..._bullying.page

Harassment is when someone persistently troubles or attacks another. Online, this is called cyberbullying and is commonly seen in text comments, messages and videos.

Source: http://support.google.com/youtube/bi...&answer=126266

Being rude once may not be bullying, but repeatedly doing it is. Also, sure, they can put others on ignore and stuff. However, this does not mean that they shouldn't report people who are often rude for a single purpose.

Also, ignoring works for the chat function, but it doesn't work for visual harassment. Sure, they can shift to other instances, but this only treats the symptom, not the root of the problem.

Therefore, in my opinion, the OP is perfectly justified in reporting them, but it is up to Cryptic to decide if this behaviour merits any action.
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Captain
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Posts: 640
# 19
01-09-2013, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by stirling191 View Post
98% of the roleplaying population avoids Drozana like the plague. If folks are going to try to demonize a group, do it for something that entire group does, not for the actions of a couple of nutjobs.
I was just trying to be funny, meaning no offence. Regarding rp, I rp in a cyberpunk chatroom regulary and I find its the erpers (or more accurately rpers who go beyond 'fade to black') that bring rp as a whole down (at least the ones who 'go public') ..the way I see it, keep it to pm when it gets heated and do what you like..just apologise if you mess up and mispost it in public, local or zone :p

Edit: Every time a thread like this has been made,
It's resulted in closure due to the forum rules not being followed. I can see it heading down that path. If you have a concern, please report the player to a GM so they can investigate. Cyber bullying, harassment, etc. are not tolerated in STO. If you need more clarification on what this is, please read our TOS/EULA. Thanks! ~Brandon

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