I am a diagnosed autistic with a serious anxiety disorder and low maturity in some social settings. If that makes you happy to have noticed that I respond oddly under stress and that you have bullied me into a corner, so be it. If it makes you feel good to know that people showing mistrust or skepticism towards me gives me panic attacks and sends me into meltdown, so be it. I am not normal. I am fragile. You should assume strangers ARE fragile and treat them gently and with kindness.
I am also one class away from my Master's degree, I've spent 13 years studying story structure, I have a perfect SAT verbal, 90th percentile GRE, and a 144 IQ. I don't care if you believe me at this point. I don't think anything about that is extraordinary aside from the particular area of academic focus I've chosen and I suspect that describes most of these forums, most of whom I assume DO have high IQs and good SAT scores.
I think pretty much all of that is probably pretty typical for these forums. Pretty much everything I described is what I would assume the typical STO poster is like. There's nothing extraordinary there that demands extraordinary proof.
Freely admitting that I am not psychologically normal (and you should approach people assuming they are fragile) and prone to panic attacks and extreme frustration. If you want to call it mental illness, feel free. I get by fine in terms of what I have to get done outside these forums. But you have no right to provoke the mentally ill or exploit people's psychological instabilities and vulnerabilities.
Maybe you didn't know. Maybe you are just insensitive.
I am telling you right now.
I have outlined my status. I have elaborated that you are causing me emotional and psychological distress.
I am a member of protected groups under the forum rules and under the law. Pursuing this further constitutes cyber-bullying, violates forum rules regarding protected groups, and raises issues regarding discrimination, which I will pursue to the full measure afforded to me.
I do not feel I've been treated with kindness, sensitivity, or generosity, all of which should be due to strangers who are part of a community. I feel I've been greeted with skepticism and had my character and reputation called into question over my level of maturity, in spite of a lengthy history as a profoundly active and devoted community member. Maturity should not be a prerequisite for respect under these circumstances.
Show me some decency and respect or leave me alone but persist and I will consider any subsequent attacks to be discrimination and cyber-bullying, which I will forward to any relevant authorities.
If you studied story as much as you say, then you should know if fiction has no consistent structure and at least a hint of realism, it is not good fiction. Roddenberry created a space navy and drew on real world events for his stories. He said even Uhura and Sulu characters were created from such. But you said you don't care about real world events. I guess you feel you are superior to Roddenberry as well?
And because how minorities in the real world were treated back then, when the Animated Series was being made, the creators tried to recast the VO actors for Uhura and Sulu. But Nimoy stepped in and said if they did that it would be against what Gene was trying to raise awareness for and he wouldn't have any part in it. So another aspect of a real world situation showing up in Star Trek. You know the IP this game is supposed to be based on.
Your actions in the forums has been rude and disrespectful to many people. Nothing gives you any more right to treat people with disrespect and rudeness than the next person. If you treat people right, they give it back to you. But I'd point any mod at your posting history to show you have been treating many with rudeness and disrespect. But the second someone asks you a simple little question, you don't respond in a respectful manner. You go on the attack and start disrespecting people.
But since you said in a previous post that you didn't do this poll to bring it to Cryptic's attention then the mods need to move it out of this area and bury it down in the other forum. Or just lock it down. The Admiral ship has sailed already. Cryptic won't even go back and just change the dialogue to say title instead of actual rank which would solve all the problems. In which case, I'd ask they add the title "CHUCK NORRIS" to the game. lol
That option does not list "no preference" or "not worth talking about" as an option. If your want your poll to be scientific you need to put in an option for the utterly indifferent or you won't have an accurate sample.
I had my assumptions called into question so I made a survey.
Please vote for what you think the maximum rank in Star Trek Online should be called. I'm not talking about a numeric change to the level cap, just the term you think should be used for max level players.