PSA: Communication is a difficult activity for me.

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PSA: Communication is a difficult activity for me.

Post by JP McBride on Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:52 pm

I planned on playing EU4 yesterday. A new content patch just got released and I was looking forward to burning some Protestants at the stake.

Instead, I spent the day fielding questions about an emotional reaction I posted the night before.

Yes, I spent the entire day writing those three one line posts. As I said, this isn't easy for me.

If you do not appreciate these products of my crippled brain, at least respect the effort it made in creating them.

I spent four hours writing this post.

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Re: PSA: Communication is a difficult activity for me.

Post by Enail on Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:13 pm

<mod>While we can certainly respect that you're putting a lot of effort into your posts, we do still need all members to post in ways that are appropriate to this forum and conducive to productive discussion. We cannot base our moderation on what goes into people's posts, but only on what's in them.

If there are specific things the moderation team can do to help you (or anyone else reading!) post in appropriate ways with less frustration, please let us know, but ultimately, it's the job of each member here to decide when it's worth it to them to make whatever effort necessary to post appropriately and when they would be best served by spending their time on other things. </mod>
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Re: PSA: Communication is a difficult activity for me.

Post by JP McBride on Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:41 pm

Was this the productive discussion?

And what is the point of making that post?

No, seriously. You came in to say you're not disbelieving her, but you're also not doing anything about it. So you're action neutral: Doing nothing. Which doesn't need commentary. Why make the comment at all except to call out the fact that you object to calling the number. I doubt most people here are going to call the number. No one else feels the need to say that. But you had to come in and aggressively say it. Because...you aggressively disagree with the woman whose story you totally believe? Or you backhandedly want to say you don't want a game free of harassment?

What the heck, dude.

Or was it this?

Okay, you've potentially stopped some lurkers from bothering a receptionist, even though it is likely that this would not have happened anyway. On the other hand, harassment in gaming circles is a frequently documented event which harms its victims immeasurably more than receiving a heated phone call in a professional capacity. I am curious why you chose to invest your limited capacity for action in defense of a hypothetical receptionist, rather than in defense of the far more numerous people who actually endure harassment and assault in tabletop gaming. What made your concern for this switchboard operator sufficiently urgent to speak up, whereas your concern for people getting groped, threatened, or raped was not?


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Re: PSA: Communication is a difficult activity for me.

Post by reboot on Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:05 am

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JPMcBride, you have been given significant leeway lately and have pushed back on moderation three times (four times if you count starting this thread). Rathere than responding to mod concerns by getting back on topic or PMing mods with your questions, you chose to ignore mod instructions and created an entire thread to air your frustration.

Noncompliance with mod instructions is subject to suspension of posting privileges. Therefore, you are banned for two days, starting now. We suggest you review the rules and guidelines during this time period if you wish to remain a member of this community
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