JohnP wrote:There are way too many thin-skinned, over sensitive people who cannot stand their personal selves held up to any kind of scrutiny. They tend to take it as a personal affront, and can't see it for what it really is, just a game and an online forum that has absolutely NOTHING to do with their real life.
JohnP wrote:Well, I guess, Eta, that my point is just going to be lost on you. And I did not once insult you (and that is specifically YOU) so why you resort to doing that to prove your point that we shouldn't be insulting each other, I just don't know.
Making a point lets just say.
JohnP wrote:I have never once said that it's ok to insult and ridicule. I don't condone that kind of behavior, either rl, sl, or here. My whole point is, that this is a discussion board, and when logs are posted for discussion, even if it is to point out poor examples of rp, many people will discuss inteligently, . . .
We can discuss points without any need for posting out someone's SL name in this public forum. I have seen many people simply insult and piss take stating things like "the worst Rp ever seen" or "Would run a mile from this person." Where is the real intelligence in that, other than down right hurtful and insulting remarks about a person who may not even be aware or if so, have wished or agreed to be put up on the chopping block like that?
JohnP wrote:.. .but there will always be some who resort to the childish behavior. In order to keep this from happening, you censor what can and cannot be posted. Which takes away from the fact that this is mainly a rp discussion forum.
C'mon now. Think about it. Posting a log where a persons name is changed/hidden from identity has any baring upon a RP discussion?
JohnP wrote:There are many topics here that get flaming posts, page after page in some cases. Should we also make a rule about those topics, say....no threads about politics, or religion? Should we remove the "reviews" section completely, in case someone in a sim that has a negative review is insulted by that? That's happened before.
No. Did I say that? You really think and or even believe that stating my belief is it is better to keep peoples SL names out of logs that are posted publicly, unless they agree to it, is saying that no politics or religious topics should be discussed either ? Far fetched and stretched beyond belief. Just who do you think you are kidding with that sort of bizarre equation? Seen that a few times, I dun buy it.
JohnP wrote:And criticism and judgment are very subjective. People will disgree on whether it's constructive or not. You cannot define what is or isn't.
You just did define though, you said it was very subjective. What I can define, is that I for one feel that there is no need what so ever to put peoples SL names out in public logs on the forums for people to rip apart regarding their RP. It has no place or need to be involved in discussion about RP, other than to possibly hurt someone. Withold their rl name and what damage does it do to the discussion? Nothing. Throw their name out there and it can lead to someone feeling humiliated, friends upset and off putting to onlookers or new people visiting here. So use ya noggins, common sense and decency. Politics and religion censorship bs my ass
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