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#1 Posted by KrisCarter (102 posts) -

Unfortunateley the internet allows people to be anonymous. That gives people who in real life would shirk away from the slightest confrontation, balls of steel. They use this new-found courage to be assholes. They seem to be everywhere, giant bomb is no exception. They delight in just doing douchey things without fear of reprisal. Yeah we can Flag the hell out of them but that just seems to encourage them. 
 
I really want a block featureso the asshole can be ignored and left in there troll corners.
 
You know the type I am talking about, they usually frequent 4-chan.

#2 Posted by Dany (7886 posts) -

I think this site has done a good job in keeping out the 'trash'

#3 Posted by cap123 (2477 posts) -

yeah, compared to other forums giantbomb seems to have a pretty low asshole population.

#4 Posted by Milkman (16228 posts) -

That would be no fun.

#5 Posted by FengShuiGod (1470 posts) -

I don't post here too often, but I haven't noticed anyone who is worthy of the ignore button and hasn't been quickly banned. I agree with Dany, this site seems to have done a good job of keeping things clean.

#6 Posted by TheCreamFilling (1221 posts) -

Yeah, so far this is a far nicer place then others I have frequented. 

#7 Posted by natetodamax (19137 posts) -

I would like that 

#8 Edited by AltonBrown (923 posts) -
@KrisCarter:  Aww, is you mad at someone?
 
Also, you're a comic man, right? What's your opinion on Luke Cage?
#9 Posted by AjayRaz (12390 posts) -

i don't think we need that as the number of assholes here is a very low number, if we even have any. 

#10 Edited by OllyOxenFree (4969 posts) -
@cap123 said:

" yeah, compared to other forums giantbomb seems to have a pretty low asshole population. "

I guess I'm unlucky to run into a handful of assholes.
#11 Posted by Daveyo520 (6597 posts) -

I have not experienced anyone truely negative here.
#12 Posted by EpicSteve (6442 posts) -

But no one will be able to read the garbage I post daily.

#13 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1695 posts) -

I've never really seen anyone that I would use a block button on. Almost everyone here is great if not everyone.

#14 Posted by vidiot (2737 posts) -
@AjayRaz said:
" i don't think we need that as the number of assholes here is a very low number, if we even have any.  "
EXCEPT FOR YOU!!! NOW GIVE ME YOUR LUNCH MONEY!
 
 
#15 Posted by Jeffsekai (7017 posts) -

I agree

#16 Posted by AgentofChaos (1565 posts) -

Assholes exist, but this site has a lower number of assholes than nearly anywhere else on the web.

#17 Posted by ricetopher (1046 posts) -

The mods definitely do there best to keep the assholes to a minimum, though with quests and all the subsequent spam they have more to deal with. At some point you just need an internal "ignore button". People on the internet can and will be assholes, if you let anonymous people get to you, you've got bigger problems.

#18 Posted by TotalEklypse (1000 posts) -

but... i dont wana get blocked =( 
 
 
 
#19 Posted by Undeadpool (4869 posts) -

I've been all over this wild and crazy intarweb of ours and I have to say that Giantbomb's asshole quotient is REALLY low compared to other places. Just go to the Bioware forums and try to start a civilized conversation about ANYthing. (Don't get me wrong, I LOOOOOVE Bioware, but that community scares me)

#20 Posted by YetiAntics (1489 posts) -

only way i see having a block button is if some douchebag keeps sending you private messages. harrassing you and stuff.

#21 Edited by KrisCarter (102 posts) -

They seem to find me here then....
 
Apparently I am an asshole magnet. Pun intended.

#22 Posted by Willy105 (4686 posts) -

I don't like ignore or block buttons.
 
There has to be a different way to deal with the trolls.

#23 Posted by KrisCarter (102 posts) -
@Willy105:  Suggest another way...
#24 Posted by ricetopher (1046 posts) -
@Willy105:  As of now its called the flag button, though maybe a "report user" would be more effective? And have some penalty to users who report users who don't deserve it or something to avoid abuse.
#25 Posted by Jrad (618 posts) -

I want this so I can simply filter out everyone who disagrees with me.
 
The GB forums would become a personal heaven filled to the the brim with people doing naught but fellating me & my views.

#26 Posted by Willy105 (4686 posts) -
@KrisCarter said:
" @Willy105:  Suggest another way... "
Being able to delete their comments if they troll in your own blogs would be nice.
#27 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6788 posts) -

I would like one, there are a few users I just can't stand and a few that troll a lot that I would love to block.  But, that said, GB's community is by far the best out of any community I've ever been to.  By far the least amount of trolls and ass holes.  So for that reason it's probably not really needed.

#28 Posted by KrisCarter (102 posts) -
@Willy105:  I agree.
#29 Posted by KrisCarter (102 posts) -
@Jrad said:
" I want this so I can simply filter out everyone who disagrees with me.  The GB forums would become a personal heaven filled to the the brim with people doing naught but fellating me & my views. "
You are one of the douches I want to avoid.
 This isn't an opinion different than mine, this is a small minded taunting attack on someone you do no know. Your assumptions about me are base and unintelligent. If you disagree with something I say you better come better equipped to the discussion. Childish, vulgar, and ignorant statements trying to paint me as something I'm not is not a discussion. You are a Troll in every sense of the word.  If you want to talk about this face to face and see if you would say that to my face stop by my table in artist alley during Nycomicon this year. We will finish this talk. :)
#30 Posted by George_Hukas (1317 posts) -

Even the assholes of Giant Bomb are pretty awesome I think

#31 Edited by TheMustacheHero (6654 posts) -

Tell a mod, they'll set em straight.
 
Then again judging by this thread, maybe OP is the odd one out who just can't stand anyone on here... Or take a joke for that matter.

#32 Posted by YetiAntics (1489 posts) -

oshi-... shit just got real, ya'll
#33 Posted by MasturbatingBear (1781 posts) -
@KrisCarter said:
" @Jrad said:
" I want this so I can simply filter out everyone who disagrees with me.  The GB forums would become a personal heaven filled to the the brim with people doing naught but fellating me & my views. "
You are one of the douches I want to avoid.  This isn't an opinion different than mine, this is a small minded taunting attack on someone you do no know. Your assumptions about me are base and unintelligent. If you disagree with something I say you better come better equipped to the discussion. Childish, vulgar, and ignorant statements trying to paint me as something I'm not is not a discussion. You are a Troll in every sense of the word.  If you want to talk about this face to face and see if you would say that to my face stop by my table in artist alley during Nycomicon this year. We will finish this talk. :) "
At least the respectable of us can manage to type one sentence without one grammatical error. Or personally attacking others with,ironically enough, different opinions.
 
I am not necessarily one of these, but calm down...
#34 Posted by yakov456 (1873 posts) -
@KrisCarter said:
" @Jrad said:
" I want this so I can simply filter out everyone who disagrees with me.  The GB forums would become a personal heaven filled to the the brim with people doing naught but fellating me & my views. "
You are one of the douches I want to avoid.  This isn't an opinion different than mine, this is a small minded taunting attack on someone you do no know. Your assumptions about me are base and unintelligent. If you disagree with something I say you better come better equipped to the discussion. Childish, vulgar, and ignorant statements trying to paint me as something I'm not is not a discussion. You are a Troll in every sense of the word.  If you want to talk about this face to face and see if you would say that to my face stop by my table in artist alley during Nycomicon this year. We will finish this talk. :) "
I'm pretty sure he is being sarcastic, or at the very least joking around dude.
#35 Edited by clush (347 posts) -
@yakov456 said:

" @KrisCarter said:

" @Jrad said:
" I want this so I can simply filter out everyone who disagrees with me.  The GB forums would become a personal heaven filled to the the brim with people doing naught but fellating me & my views. "
You are one of the douches I want to avoid.  This isn't an opinion different than mine, this is a small minded taunting attack on someone you do no know. Your assumptions about me are base and unintelligent. If you disagree with something I say you better come better equipped to the discussion. Childish, vulgar, and ignorant statements trying to paint me as something I'm not is not a discussion. You are a Troll in every sense of the word.  If you want to talk about this face to face and see if you would say that to my face stop by my table in artist alley during Nycomicon this year. We will finish this talk. :) "
I'm pretty sure he is being sarcastic, or at the very least joking around dude. "

IRONY! Oh, how I love thee!


Unless... you're being sarcastic as well in which case the joke is on me, which would be even more ironic.


Unless... I'm being sarcastic as well. Did I mention that besides irony I love mindfucks (not in a literal sense) as well?

#36 Posted by KrisCarter (102 posts) -
@yakov456:  I hope he was just joking.  It wasn't funny,  so, maybe incorrectly, I took it as an attack. Still, as one of the few people here, and everywhere I go in life, I don't use a silly alias to hide. I am not some anonymous fanboy. My name is my name. So take it a little personally when someone attacks me with idiocy. The stupid offend me, cowards offend me. Whatever I say here is exactly what I would say to a persons face.  I would love for anybody to come up and meet me at NYcomicon and discus any of the topics here on Giant Bomb and I can Guarantee you not a single person, joking or not would say any of that to me. I wouldn't do it to anyone else either. Unless they were friends of course., then I would say all type of horrible shit to them, but at least it would be funny.
#37 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

I think it's when political topics are being discussed that there should be an ignore or block button. However this is something that can apply to almost all forums. Not just GB exclusively. Politics tends to bring out some really stupid sides out of people (me included). Other than that everyone here is pretty awesome save for a few insignificant users. Keep up the awesomeness, GB.

#38 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -

Not allowing yourself to get really pissed off is a good exercise in self-control. My favorite technique? Scrolling over posts from people who annoy you. Technology is awesome like that. 
 
If people are trolling so much that it's becoming a problem, they should be suspended or something. Not being able to see their posts would just get confusing.

#39 Posted by Seedofpower (3909 posts) -

Well, when it comes to those kinds of people on the forums, we as a community do a good job of braiding them on their own threads.  I find it entertaining. 
Thou it is annoying when you are trying to take a thread seriously.

#40 Posted by AlwaysAngry (2924 posts) -
@Milkman said:
" That would be no fun. "
#41 Posted by Jrad (618 posts) -
@clush said:
" @yakov456 said:

" @KrisCarter said:

" @Jrad said:
" I want this so I can simply filter out everyone who disagrees with me.  The GB forums would become a personal heaven filled to the the brim with people doing naught but fellating me & my views. "
You are one of the douches I want to avoid.  This isn't an opinion different than mine, this is a small minded taunting attack on someone you do no know. Your assumptions about me are base and unintelligent. If you disagree with something I say you better come better equipped to the discussion. Childish, vulgar, and ignorant statements trying to paint me as something I'm not is not a discussion. You are a Troll in every sense of the word.  If you want to talk about this face to face and see if you would say that to my face stop by my table in artist alley during Nycomicon this year. We will finish this talk. :) "
I'm pretty sure he is being sarcastic, or at the very least joking around dude. "

IRONY! Oh, how I love thee!


Unless... you're being sarcastic as well in which case the joke is on me, which would be even more ironic.


Unless... I'm being sarcastic as well. Did I mention that besides irony I love mindfucks (not in a literal sense) as well?

"

Alternative interpretation: You guys overestimated me and I was being totally serious. Imagine opening a thread and finding it free of negativity! Truly bliss.
#42 Posted by KrisCarter (102 posts) -

I think it would be beneficial to explain my ire.
 
I wrote a blog post, now deleted, where I extolled the virtues of the Giant Bomb Community. I was serious and am happy that I have found a few people to actually discus interests with.
 
Then came some kid with the user name Luce. He is a douchebag.
 
His only response to my blogpost.
 
"Blow me"
 
No explanations, just "blow me"
 
When I responded quizzically to what the fuck was his problem he responded with "The offer still stand...Blow Me"
 
So me being me I told him that his father mouth rapes him every night. 
 
He responded by again asking me to fellate him in private messages.
 
So I just deleted the blog post all together and decided it wasn't worth spending time even trying to figure out if he was propositiong me for gay sex or he was an idiot. I think it was the former by the way.
 
This is when I thought to myself wow, wouldn't it be nice to click a button so I wouldn't ever have to here from this person again and I started this thread.

#43 Edited by MasturbatingBear (1781 posts) -
@KrisCarter said:

" I think it would be beneficial to explain my ire.  I wrote a blog post, now deleted, where I extolled the virtues of the Giant Bomb Community. I was serious and am happy that I have found a few people to actually discus interests with.  Then came some kid with the user name Luce. He is a douchebag.  His only response to my blogpost.  "Blow me"  No explanations, just "blow me"  When I responded quizzically to what the fuck was his problem he responded with "The offer still stand...Blow Me"  So me being me I told him that his father mouth rapes him every night.   He responded by again asking me to fellate him in private messages.  So I just deleted the blog post all together and decided it wasn't worth spending time even trying to figure out if he was propositiong me for gay sex or he was an idiot. I think it was the former by the way.  This is when I thought to myself wow, wouldn't it be nice to click a button so I wouldn't ever have to here from this person again and I started this thread. "

Easily solution, just blow him dude.
 
Its called appeasement, we've been doing it forever.
#44 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3500 posts) -

There's a no nonsense approach to personal attacks and harassment around here. I haven't heard of any case that wasn't settled very quickly by sending a PM to one or more moderator.

#45 Posted by KrisCarter (102 posts) -
@Jrad said:
" @clush said:
" @yakov456 said:

" @KrisCarter said:

" @Jrad said:
" I want this so I can simply filter out everyone who disagrees with me.  The GB forums would become a personal heaven filled to the the brim with people doing naught but fellating me & my views. "
You are one of the douches I want to avoid.  This isn't an opinion different than mine, this is a small minded taunting attack on someone you do no know. Your assumptions about me are base and unintelligent. If you disagree with something I say you better come better equipped to the discussion. Childish, vulgar, and ignorant statements trying to paint me as something I'm not is not a discussion. You are a Troll in every sense of the word.  If you want to talk about this face to face and see if you would say that to my face stop by my table in artist alley during Nycomicon this year. We will finish this talk. :) "
I'm pretty sure he is being sarcastic, or at the very least joking around dude. "

IRONY! Oh, how I love thee!


Unless... you're being sarcastic as well in which case the joke is on me, which would be even more ironic.


Unless... I'm being sarcastic as well. Did I mention that besides irony I love mindfucks (not in a literal sense) as well?

"
Alternative interpretation: You guys overestimated me and I was being totally serious. Imagine opening a thread and finding it free of negativity! Truly bliss. "
Discussion and disagreements are not the same as being uncivilized and immature. I love healthy debate about anything. I encourage it. So much so most people think I am too aggressive.  Free exchange of ideas and debate are where new concepts are born.
#46 Posted by KrisCarter (102 posts) -
@MasturbatingBear said:
" @KrisCarter said:

" I think it would be beneficial to explain my ire.  I wrote a blog post, now deleted, where I extolled the virtues of the Giant Bomb Community. I was serious and am happy that I have found a few people to actually discus interests with.  Then came some kid with the user name Luce. He is a douchebag.  His only response to my blogpost.  "Blow me"  No explanations, just "blow me"  When I responded quizzically to what the fuck was his problem he responded with "The offer still stand...Blow Me"  So me being me I told him that his father mouth rapes him every night.   He responded by again asking me to fellate him in private messages.  So I just deleted the blog post all together and decided it wasn't worth spending time even trying to figure out if he was propositiong me for gay sex or he was an idiot. I think it was the former by the way.  This is when I thought to myself wow, wouldn't it be nice to click a button so I wouldn't ever have to here from this person again and I started this thread. "

Easily solution, just blow him dude.  Its called appeasement, we've been doing it forever. "
Sorry I'm not a Democrat I don't believe in appeasement.
#47 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -
@KrisCarter said:
" @MasturbatingBear said:
" @KrisCarter said:

" I think it would be beneficial to explain my ire.  I wrote a blog post, now deleted, where I extolled the virtues of the Giant Bomb Community. I was serious and am happy that I have found a few people to actually discus interests with.  Then came some kid with the user name Luce. He is a douchebag.  His only response to my blogpost.  "Blow me"  No explanations, just "blow me"  When I responded quizzically to what the fuck was his problem he responded with "The offer still stand...Blow Me"  So me being me I told him that his father mouth rapes him every night.   He responded by again asking me to fellate him in private messages.  So I just deleted the blog post all together and decided it wasn't worth spending time even trying to figure out if he was propositiong me for gay sex or he was an idiot. I think it was the former by the way.  This is when I thought to myself wow, wouldn't it be nice to click a button so I wouldn't ever have to here from this person again and I started this thread. "

Easily solution, just blow him dude.  Its called appeasement, we've been doing it forever. "
Sorry I'm not a Democrat I don't believe in appeasement. "
Hahahahaha. That was a good one. *raises hand for hi-5*
#48 Posted by KrisCarter (102 posts) -
@AuthenticM: I'm always calm.
#49 Posted by trophyhunter (5804 posts) -

then who would talk to me?

#50 Posted by AuthenticM (3672 posts) -

 @KrisCarter said:

Sorry I'm not a Democrat I don't believe in appeasement. "


You're being exactly what you hate: a douche. If such a filter were to be implemented on GB, you would censor yourself. Just calm down and shut up.