Edda wrote:Does anyone think Alice was trolling anything? Really? I mean - what are the standards? What do people get banned for? For having and own opinion and expressing it?
I never saw one post for her that I considered a troll. I often do not agree with her - but that does not mean she is trolling topics.
I just do not understand the recent bans at all.
Pulled this from another post... and is not actually about Alice, but it's still apparently relevant and has gone unanswered to my knowledge.
What exactly are the standards of "trolling" and who decides? Is it determined by the amount of flags someone gets and are those flags actually looked at with objectivity?
For instance, if I dislike Oor, I could technically go back and flag a lot of her posts where she firmly states her opinion because she is one of those firm opinion staters.
I could cry to Ceri and say something like I feel I should now delete my avatar in world because Oor has ruined my SL. Is that gonna get Oor warned and ultimately banned if it happens enough all because I'm being an overly sensitive blathering fool?
I think that if you are going to get all mod-crazed then at least have very clear definitions in place for what is considered "against the rules" here because, clearly, I think despite how obvious it should be, it's really just not.
1. Racial, ethnic, sexist, or discriminatory slurs.
2. Outright personal attacks/flames.
3. Linking locked threads.
4. Harassing a member via PMs or posts.
5. Excessive flagging of posts without reason.
I honestly see at lot of constructive criticism and intellectual (though witty) banter here taken personally and I really think people need to get over this. The policies should reflect that there is a clear difference between saying "I think that you are ill-informed and here are 5 reasons why you don't have a leg to stand on" and "You caused the sim to fail, you selfish, vicious bitch." If you can't see the clear and apparent difference, you are probably also one of those people who have trouble figuring out which is your pixel ass and your real ass, I fear.