greenoaks wrote:i'm not against people reporting others it is just that people's skin has become too thin. toughen up, use Foe, mute their comments. there are several things you can do instead of crying that someone used some bad words.
using foul language in the forum is not permitted but it is in a game. so mute them and whip their butts.
greenoaks, I'm sorry but I don't agree with your comments at all (1), and I also don't think this is the right place to discuss it (2). I'll give some replies anyway since you spent time to make your comments.
Dealing with point 2 first (and going back to my original comment to you), if you really think that people should not complain and should have a thicker skin, then post a discussion item in General Discussion to that effect. Given that I have already decided to make a complaint, and I have done it in a forum designed for people to complain in such a manner, your comments are not really constructive or relevant here. If you don't like people complaining, don't read this forum (or even make new topics in it, which I see you have done and which makes you seem like a hypocrite, to be honest).
On point 1, I really don't understand what your central argument is. You acknowledge that some communication is "A Bad Thing", since you think it is necessary to Foe people, so I think what you are arguing is that you choose to do nothing about abusive people other than Foeing them, and if it's good enough for you then it should be good enough for everyone else too. Well, those people are not you and that is a weak argument. Maybe you should try to think about their reasons instead of just arguing with them on impulse. Or at the very least not interfere.
As BigTom mentioned, it would be a shame if some 8-year-old kid came on here as their first experience of board gaming and got this guy wishing cancer on them or their relatives or whatever. Or maybe some older person who hasn't grown up with the internet and doesn't understand flaming/baiting and takes them at face value. You don't have to be thin-skinned to care about this stuff and if no-one does anything, how will the situation ever improve? This is actually a much wider social issue about the internet and what it has become, but I'm digressing now so I will stop.