@Kastaling said in Harassment in the RGL Community:
If RGL ain’t banning whole harassment campaigns then once again, they’re at fault. But blocking those involved usually doesn’t give them much to work with. not feeding the trolls is internet 101 and many people forget that. Not saying that about anyone specifically, but a general thing.
When our communications take place in public discords and other public spaces, blocking does nothing because they can easily use alts, or get a friend to do their screengrabbing for them. RGL banning people is good, but also I think people should be distancing themselves and saying these harassment behaviours aren’t acceptable. RGL also only focuses on behaviour on its platforms (and this isn’t a statement that the police should change, just acknowledgement) which means it’s up the community to hold up behaviours.
this is getting a bit off topic, but to address this quickly: it’s literally just a word. also the main humor i get from that is that one of the most influential writers of the 20th century named his cat something like that, and its something that mainstream culture doesn’t really know about. Its literally the same joke as “the 25th island of Greece” or “the scientific name of a pig”.
The other two things you listed are funny because they’re among us jokes which is pretty minor as far as jokes go. Lovecraft’s legacy is tinted with the fact that he was racist, and the reason the cat joke is funny to you is you’re tricking someone into seeing a racial slur. You may view racial slurs as just words, but you have to realize that people beyond you don’t feel that way. Tricking people into viewing something potentially upsetting is the underlying issue of toxicity.
@WolfTeeth said in Harassment in the RGL Community:
I am saying this normal only exists because gamers /will/ rip you to shreds if they find out what you look like. (This also applies to your replay to fleeble, I just snipped it off for length
I don’t think it’s just gamers in general, really just anyone online. if i post a picture of myself in a Mongolian basket-weaving forum such as 4chan on a thread I make, people are gonna meme it if they find a reason. if I do the same on reddit and people find a reason to meme my face, they will. its just a precaution one takes on the internet in general.
4chan is not a fair comparison because that is also a terrible cesspit, and I wouldn’t post a selfie there either. On the other hand I’ve been on places on reddit, twitter, other smaller sites where people would post social selfies and…nothing bad happened. Because the mods of that community held up standards that selfies were okay, and people who made shitty comments about selfies were either removed or actively pushed aside.
I will fully admit at this point we’re probably going to start talking past each other (I also feel like you skipped over my most salient post of my last post). And my point about lovecraft’s cat was probably more antagonizing than it needed to be, though I genuinely to believe that a causal attitude towards slurs is part of the problem.
Please just consider how others feel about this stuff. Ultimately I’m not pushing back because I think you are a bad person or some shit, I want to convince people there is a real problem, and real change can happen.
This is more for the whole thread but if you see something say something. try to confront people on toxic behaviour, or try to support them learning to undo toxic behaviour. and yes, I mean you whoever is reading this right now. change can happen if we work on it.