To Concur

It seems that FM Lemon and our submitter can at least agree on what is worthy of reporting.

“This guy was spawn killing in Battlefield, flying around our base in a chopper, so I sent a message and asked him to stop. After the usual messages about how I was a f**** and queer etc, I told him I reported him.”

FM Lemon

  • Danita Olson

    take screenshots of all the messages (if you haven’t done that yet), take them directly to microsoft. nothing will happen if you don’t.

  • Anonymous

    OO, I truly hope to see this guy pop up on whywasibanned now claiming “but I’ve done nothing wrong!”

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a typical console gamer

  • Anonymous

    False :) Reporting DOES work. TRUST US, WE KNOW!

  • Anonymous

    Plenty of this kind of crap goes on in PC land as well. There’s no need for your platform bias here.

  • Anonymous

     Yeah, but where’s the fun in that, console peasant?

  • Danita Olson

    uh. i’ve had a girl stalk and harass me and another girl continuously for two weeks and i reported her constantly. nothing happened until we went to microsoft directly.

  • Danita Olson

    uh. i’ve had a girl stalk and harass me and another girl continuously for two weeks and i reported her constantly. nothing happened until we went to microsoft directly.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry to hear that. :( That totally sucks, and is a story that serves as a good example of the work that needs to be done.

    To clarify: FUoS staff have been told many times by moderators of various game companies/services to always report, report, report. At the current time, this is the common knowledge of “the best thing to do.” In no way should FUoS, a failblog hobby project, become a method for companies like Microsoft to police their service. That should be part of their own service.

    With that said, I think changes are a-comin’ in the online gaming world. The discussions on various game forums and online after the Extra Credits Harassment episode have included developers talking about how they’re working on plans to help their communities. http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/harassment 

    As an example: James Portnow, the writer for EC, had a lengthy meeting with Microsoft after that episode went online and I am hopeful that eventually no one has to endure that kind of stalking and harassing behaviour. https://www.facebook.com/ExtraCredits/posts/403769526334947

  • http://twitter.com/NinjaGameDen JPH

    This is off-topic, but I love that you use a picture of a troll doll to differentiate trolls.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=559975302 Daniel Baguley

    I found the Extra Credits show on harrassment really interesting. Some of the point brought were, interestingly enough, things Valve were also talking about adding to their community. Players that are helpful, nice and just wanna play games with a good attitude are rewarded. They could receive free games simply because they are loyal players. Players that get a lot of complaints about them will still have to pay, perhaps even more, money for their games and there is talk of them losing their mic privlileges or perhaps will have to pay to use. It would be interesting to see if more companies will considering implenting such measures, cause harrassment has gotten disgusting within the gaming community.

  • Anonymous

    Take a couple of minutes to click the links, it’s really worth it!

  • http://twitter.com/boe2BE Boe2

    We have yet to see that happen (appear on FUoS first, then on whywasibanned), but it would be epic :)

  • Joel Söderlund

    the Internet is not for pussies. and that includes men.

    >don’t send him a complaining pm, if u complain do it in public chat. only pm if u can be a bro. most women don’t know how to be bros.
    >why the fuck would you tell him that you reported him. can’t you hear that you sound like a fucking wining kid if u do?

    THE INTERNET IS NOT FACEBOOK. there are no customs at all. you just can’t expect people to be nice.

    why haven’t I been called fat and ugly? because I never report people. if im spawn killed I get mad as hell but im not being a pussy about it. I just try to get back at him or leave the server, then the admins have to deal with a server that no one wanna play on because there is to many noobs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kroscovius Krista Roscovius

     Sweetheart, you actually think that you need to someone antagonize these idiots in order to get bitched at? Clearly you haven’t read most of the posts here. You can get screamed at/insulted/threatened simply by winning a match! Rarely does it have anything to do with contacting the other person first.

  • Anonymous

    “only pm if u can be a bro.”

    Haha, I’d love to hear what you think that means.  I think the point of PMing Lemon instead of calling him out in public chat was to minimize the chance of antagonizing him.

    why haven’t I been called fat and ugly? because I never report people. if im spawn killed I get mad as hell but im not being a pussy about it.

    You need to work on your reading comprehension.  The submitter didn’t report Lemon because he was spawn camping, the submitter reported him because of the abusive PMs she got in response.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Cornelison/1548021284 Adam Cornelison

    This isn’t a male female thing. This is a winner / sore loser thing. You being the sore loser and provoking fights.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Cornelison/1548021284 Adam Cornelison

    This isn’t a male female thing. This is a winner / sore loser thing. You being the sore loser and provoking fights.

  • Krista Roscovius

     I’m sorry, but even if the OP *was* being a ‘sore loser’ (although I’d still say there’s nothing wrong with a simple ‘please stop’ message, so long as it wasn’t offensive or rude), that still doesn’t call for a barrage of hateful messages calling her ‘f**** queer” etc in return. I’d say that the kid in question has received messages asking him to stop before, and has gotten so defensive over his actions that how he just screams curses at whoever questions him.

  • rob g

    so I sent a message and asked him to stop

    sorry lost me there. since when do i have to let you play when im owning??

  • http://www.facebook.com/rudolph.testa Rudolph Gene Testa

    As a male gamer I am appalled by what I’ve been reading. While i love it when girls play games online I despise it when men decide to treat them like shit. I’d rather get beaten by skilled players who are female then by a bunch of spawn camping whiny 13 year old children. I apologize on behalf of the male gamers who don’t care about gender so long as everyone has fun. Its a shame that the actions of some have ruined it the name for all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rudolph.testa Rudolph Gene Testa

     You call spawn camping owning? More like BS cheese play used by stat padding chumps. Sir, I may not have the best field record in Reach but damn it every goddamn kill I have in that thing I earned. I’ve forced myself to play hours of Slayer DMR’s and Swat to get good with that fuckin’ gun. I’ve played more of Team Snipers to get good with those too. I constantly push myself to get better at the game and spawn campers ruin that shit. Every bit of the Xp I’ve ever gotten I’ve earned by playing to the best of my abilities and not using cheap tactics and childish play styles. You know how it feels to be beaten in a fighting game by someone who uses one attack the whole time? Yeah it’s the same feeling when people camp spawns. Wanna know what angers me faster? Shit hole players talking trash in lobby then getting mad when I and others outright embarrass them in game. Had one guy start on me about my GT. Killed him eight times and got the game winning kill off him then proceeded to T-bag his shit. Moral of the story. Play fair and be nice or don’t bother playing because there are plenty of gamers with actual moral standards who won’t hesitate to embarrass chump players.

  • http://www.facebook.com/DapperGents Ryan Little

    Wait what’s a F****? Furry?

  • Anonymous

    Are you being funny are do you really not know?

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