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Lone S. Wolf's Journal

A journal of what I say and how I say it, and I don't give a damn if you disagree with me or not.


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Report | 10/25/2016 2:23 am


It's not easy for someone who's so into the idea that they were blameless and innocent to accept that they've done something awful. One of my mom's church mate's like that - she goes around telling everyone awful yarns about someone else, and most people actually believed her. It wasn't until later when she did it to them too that they realized the truth, but she still believes she's right because she had reasons to do so. As I like to quote Katy Perry:

"Time, the ultimate truth-teller."

You certainly were plucky seeing how they pretty much ganged up on you. whee You did good, really! It encouraged some people to speak up. Senior folk do tend to confront the new folk like yourself because it's a lot easier to bend you to their ways (since everyone wants to belong) and it's easier to get the newer folk to stop bringing it up using oldbie authority. The threat of regs not voting for you can be real to a lot of new folk. That's how new bullies join a group, come to think of it. It's a bit like brainwashing in a sense. Just look at the two poor things hanging on her every word. Even my maid doesn't think I'm right all the time, and she says it straight. I haven't seen anything that pathetic in a long time, and my family hires help.

I can't say a lot about playing fair. lol If you're a hufflepuff, I'm a slytherin. The only difference is that I'm honest about disregarding the rules, and very well aware that I'm doing something shitty, which is the sole reason why I don't make excuses and delude myself like that poor reg you quoted. I know I'm bad - but that's why I'm so good at being bad that most people can't help but love me for the bad boy I am. cool I've got looks and swank too. Holy s**t. I am based god. Allow me to smooch my mirror. Mmm bby oh yea

I thought it was rather stupid of her to call it irony that the people agreeing had indeed posted in the thread before. Unlike her, they didn't delude themselves into thinking they were right. Posting there and ragging on others made them feel awful, and so they stopped and changed themselves. In retrospect these were better people than she was. I gotta say I have more respect for them at being able to change themselves for the better, than wallow in delusion. But, y'know. Lack of intellect doesn't bear repeating in a conversation. It's sad. I need to kiss myself again to feel better.

Well, we snakes may play villains in your book but I've already screenshot most of the thread before it was deleted. The link should show back in history because I saved the thread numbers and post numbers too, for reference, which admins can see historically. Here's to resourcefulness lol wink emotion_brofist

I'll gather these and then some, then I'll talk to to the admin if I see it fit.

Report | 10/25/2016 12:27 am


Lol yeah, I guess circlejerk was really the term for it. lol And yes, I did find it hypocritical. I don't believe that's someone to be reasoned with. I have a feeling that when an admin swoops in to remind them, they'd cause a stink in the Site Feedback forum, because they were "an innocent and upstanding Gaian" who had "the freedom of speech". I've seen this happen many times, and it always made me wonder how people could lack so much self-awareness. But nobody's born and raised the same, I guess.

A lot of people like the idea of being nice, but actual kindness eludes them because they're just naturally unkind, or were brought up such. Perhaps they had peers who were unkind and they didn't know that that was what they were.

I don't think much of the "nice regulars" who're posting there. If they're not going to stand up and say something about it, and they won't address it, they're just as guilty of it. I don't care how they've worded it or carried themselves in general really. If you lack balls you're trite - the same as it is everyone just standing there and not coming forward to address a bully in school. Cowardice just encourages that sort of thing passively.

I've spoken to one of the green-named mods before when I had my entry rallied against and they said these were benign and that people should just put up with it... which led to me putting up with what I've gone through by simply blocking the regs en masse, since nothing else could be done. It didn't occur to me that that was happening to others too, until that thread, and the one before made by someone else. Mods are people who also may associate with a community after all. That's why I mentioned bringing this up with an admin to get a true neutral. I'm not sure if a more active mod would make a difference - but that's something the admins could figure out and work out a solution for.

Report | 10/24/2016 11:56 pm


My bad! I just realized I had profile comments switched off... and I've enabled it again redface sorry redface you can reply usually in my profile. I'm sorry!!

But yeah, that loophole really just set it up for abuse. It just occurred to me through the quotes you had with that user that they wanted to find all means to keep doing it, even calling it "healthy". I thought it was pretty shocking to read that... but then again it's a public forum and there's all sorts of people there. There will be those who try to rule the roost while believing they're blameless, therefore granting the ability to get away with it.

People who do that always seem nice on the outside, I guess. But the problem in that feature or forum is a deep, underlying one, and not just with a few select individuals. Their bullying would invite other bullies to join in. It seems to be the case because the thread allowed a group of people to do so. Once someone gets used to bullying in a group, they get desensitized so they probably won't know it's wrong anymore, since everyone else seems to be doing it.

Over time, that leads to suicide. In the case of this game, less use of a feature... and lack of use will just end up with a feature getting scrapped, like zOMG.
Lone S. Wolf

Report | 10/24/2016 11:45 pm

Lone S. Wolf


I agree completely with your reply to me. I feel like the ToS for the runway (and the forum in particular) need to rewritten to include that ANY kind of implied cheating isn't allowed. Sarcastic or not.. There is proof of it in the salty thread (that's recently posted too). As we've both said, it's a loophole, and it's a crappy one to boot that allows a different form of bullying. But until that can be fixed, AND we get a more active moderator within the forum, there's no way to have it reinforced, and for people to be punished for their rule breaking. You said you were thinking about bringing it up with the admins of the forum, and I honestly think that is a good idea. This passive aggressive bullying turns new users away from being active in the forum, and runway itself, because why deal with passive aggressive hate that's allowed through a BS loophole that needs to be fixed.

While that doesn't fix all of the issues in runway, it may help invite more users to post, and create a more inviting space within the forum. And that could be a win win for everyone.

Report | 10/24/2016 11:12 pm


Thread got canned lol I'll just continue it here then if it's ok with you... if not, feel free to delete the convo from your profile.

Lone S. Wolf
Yeah. I think you get what I'm saying. What annoys me is that people are claiming they can hide behind sarcasm to make their accusations, even if they don't state the persons name or it effects the accused vote count. Because they are STILL implying that people are cheating, even if they aren't outright saying it. Thus, staying in line with the ToS, and I think that's bull honkey and they should be punished for it because it's still an accusation at the end of the day. I think that's the point that people are missing when I ask about whether or not sarcasm makes it any different when making accusations.

It should count against the ToS, and it shouldn't be allowed. All you're doing is finding the loop hole within the rules so you can still make your accusations without getting in trouble.

Hmmm. You know, it reminds me of the kids who don't physically hurt others but are bullying them anyway - verbally and mentally. I remember talking with one of our counseling teachers and she was telling me that girls had a different form of bullying which was harder to tackle... while we guys balled our fists and had our shakedowns at the cafeteria, girls would say mean/sarcastic remarks to or about other girls, and get the other girls to isolate them and not be their friend. They mask it behind "sarcasm" and would argue that these weren't direct... even if they did say, "oh, you know who I'm talking about" to the other girls in the group.

This stems from people not being informed that bullying has other forms, and not just a physical one. Reasons to bully may vary - but it remains the same as it is - bullying. Most bullies don't realize they're bullying others, or being one at all, because they had a reason to bully, you see. That's when a higher authority probably has to step in and introduce other guidelines.

In the case of the [particular form of] bullying that wasn't addressed before, it led to a lot of female students committing suicide. In the case of this feature, it's ended up with users abandoning a feature which should have contributed to having more things to do on the site... something that the creators of the feature wanted in the first place.

I mentioned that normal people don't know when they're crossing the line, because most of them believe their actions to be "decent", just like those bullies who didn't ball their fists to hurt someone else (a.k.a. didn't break the current rules). These people may be the same. It's a lot of ignorance when it comes to the general public, but ignorance is often easily treated by education and a more comprehensive guideline.

As you said, the real culprit is a loophole. When there's a loophole, there's always going to be hacking around it. In computing you patch these things with newer, more secure code... in social instances you added rules, and then reinforced it.


Report | 03/28/2016 8:43 pm


won wierd items in lk but now they are buffing the drops >.>

Report | 03/04/2016 12:28 pm


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Report | 03/04/2016 11:46 am


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Report | 03/04/2016 11:35 am


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Report | 03/04/2016 11:29 am


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