Manon Seid wrote:This is not about being elitist. And I know there are people reacting to people giving that vibe here in this thread. And in general I agree, raging because of some inappropriate word in an IM is usually silly at best. But when you have been disrespected for years and years and years to such an extend you don't even react any more there will come a time when it's enough. You won't get away with just a nice "hey there, i'd appreciate you stay OOC in my IM". People will end up exploding in a giant "RAAWWWWRRRRRR!!!" it's not really strange is it? To me it makes perfectly sense that some of us start to sound a tad bit frustrated, elitist, hostile, better than thou, and either lashes back along the lines of "Tal, idiot" or just simply mutes and moves on. We have been patient for way too long.
Still I know for me there's a huge difference on how I come off in this discussion compared to how I deal with the issue in SL. As I said I rarely even react beyond shaking my head here behind the screen. I suspect it's the same with many of the other posters here and with the general population of SL Gor roleplayers. But perhaps it's time to protest instead of just letting it slide.
Label the SIM's appropriately, ask before you do that IC/OOC cross with me. And in ROLEPLAY sims treat all players as equals in OOC. This is all I ask - and there is a looooong way to get there.
I agree its not ok. I agree not treating someone with ooc respect based on their role they play not ok.
But painting everyone with the same brush is not ok in my eyes.
It's why i still plug away at different rp sims with people who have treated me with disrespect, treated me with an elitist attitude and superiority attitude assuming i can't rp my way out of a paper bag, based solely on the fact I loved tournament fighting.
and it's this same judgemental attitude I think is a bigger problem.
Its the same elitist snobbish attitude that precluded so many role players back in the day, and (as an example from another thread with someone talking about their partner putting an application in to rp in another sim)
Its the same thing that killed the BTB roleplay.
I have never stated treating someone oocly with disrespect because of their role is fine.
I've advocated people not going Nuclear level retaliation required any time some one says "tal slut Tal master Tal mistress" In ooc. I HAVE said Gentle nudges. THEN Nuclear level reprisals required.
But apparently Me stating these things plainly over and over again, means my concept and execution of the English language is completely and utterly lacking in all shapes and sizes.