Forums FTWI like it newReady to post on themStoping the trollingTake that
I can dig it as long as they don't pull that stupid Real ID crap all over again.
Damn, too bad I got banned from the forums.
MY biggest hope is to be able to change my forum class picture, or for it to use the one from in-game on your character...
lets hope the forum contents gets better too...
Good. The WoW forums have the worst trolling I have ever seen. Maybe I will get unbanned too.
Changing the version of forum won't change the user attitude, therefore trolls and so on. But a new website and forums, that's fantastic! And I love SC2 site, therefore, I can feel nice changes incoming.
Good. The WoW forums have the worst trolling I have ever seen. Maybe I will get unbanned too.Oh man. Did anyone else laugh out loud at this juxtaposition?
Good. The WoW forums have the worst trolling I have ever seen. Maybe I will get unbanned too.Oh man. Did anyone else laugh out loud at this juxtaposition?Yes.
Maybe they will finally update the greatly outdated content on the main site, theres still a lot of old information from vanilla...
WTB Picture of the new Community.If there is any, WHERE?
sweet maybe ill get unbanned from official forums now
I can dig it as long as they don't pull that stupid Real ID crap all over again.Why did so many dislike the Real ID thing? I don't have a problem of showing my real name on a community/forum.
I can dig it as long as they don't pull that stupid Real ID crap all over again.Indeed.
I can dig it as long as they don't pull that stupid Real ID crap all over again.Why did so many dislike the Real ID thing? I don't have a problem of showing my real name on a community/forum.i didnt even use my real first and last name,so whateveralthough it would be better to troll with some stupid name and not the one i used for my realid
I can dig it as long as they don't pull that stupid Real ID crap all over again.Why did so many dislike the Real ID thing? I don't have a problem of showing my real name on a community/forum.Because it could easily provoke unwanted contact out of game. It also punishes people with rather unique names.Not everyone wants to be a known WoW player.
Good. The WoW forums have the worst trolling I have ever seen. Maybe I will get unbanned too.Oh man. Did anyone else laugh out loud at this juxtaposition?Many posters aren't banned for trolling. They're banned because:CMs have no sense of humor or self-deprecation and ban players who make jokes at their expense that do harm to no one (above is a must-read for sheer humor)CMs have fragile egos and can't stand even informed criticismCMs are stupid and lazy and prefer to hit their delete/ban buttons as soon as a post is reported rather than read the thread and understand what was saidCMs ban players for minor infractions that no one would care about on any other forumCMs ban players for reasons that don't apply, in otherwise innocuous postsCMs ban players for absolutely no apparent reason and there are no appealsCMs ban for posts that are critical of Blizzard but otherwise harmlessAnd you want the real proof CMs are wrong - so wrong? What's the result?Illidan's Illidrama.Bleeding Hollow's FUBU.Twisting Nether's WKD.There are many such "unofficial" forums that have eclipsed the "official" forums in activity and patronage. Compared to the "official" forums...Which are more representative of the community?Which provide more useful information on pugs, the social scene, commerce?Which have more keyloggers, trolling, and general idiocy?Which have more accessibility and transparency?GC recently made a point of banning a poster during a discussion about class mechanics. Show me the forum, anywhere, about anything, where discussion is routinely interrupted when the board needs to make a point of silencing an opinion they don't like rather than just moving on, or where threads are nuked more often than they are not. We don't see this nonsense on Wikipedia or any other forum because the problem is on the moderators' end.The blues have failed hard. If the Romans made a solitude and called it peace, the Mod Squad have made a solitude and called it moderation. And not even. Trolling, keyloggers, morons...are all still rife. And they've lost touch with the community, and that's why we have these very forums, MMO Champ forums, unofficial realm forums. The community so loathes the official moderation - has so little respect for it - they've voted with their feet and created their own communities in frank rejection of that which CMs have failed at managing.But yeah, I forgot...CMs can do no wrong.
Why did so many dislike the Real ID thing? I don't have a problem of showing my real name on a community/forum.Because some people aren't you.Concrete example: One of my best friends is a guy whose legal name is Jessica. The legal name isn't gonna be changeable for some years yet, but he sure doesn't like being called "Jessica".One of my friends works in a field where he couldn't get jobs if people saw his real name on a gaming forum. They don't care whether he plays games, they don't care whether he's active on forums, but he has to do it under an alias or pseudonym of some sort.One of the people I know who played WoW has an abusive ex who also plays WoW. He's shot at her. She would rather he not be able to find out whether she still plays or guess at her characters or server.Etcetera. There's lots of reasons for people to have a problem with showing their real names. You may not have any of those problems. That's fine. Other people aren't you. That's also fine. A good rule of thumb in designing policies is to adopt a policy that's okay for everyone, rather than a policy that's okay for most people but very bad for others.
Overall I agree with Seebs' sentiment, save that I think not adopting a policy unless it is fair to everyone will result in never adopting a policy. However, in this instance I agree that displaying real names could be harmful to enough people to make it a very stupid idea.
Considering the reactions you provoke on this site Aestu, I'm not really inclined to be on your hand when it comes to your bans. As soon as you poke your nose around a topic certainly half of the time it spirals out of control. You might wonder how that is possible, but I have no hopes it will sink in. Anyway, I'm not saying that Blizzard is doing a great job, but I think the offical forums are doing circles. Too many people, doing silly things, which invites other people to do silly things, because everybody else is...well...you get the point.New site is not really going to solve that, and I doubt I'll am going to use it that much (atm I might poke my head around the realm forums like once a month or so), but it will be interesting to see if they come up with something proper to fix certain....issues.