*arises from the depths of Azeroth to comment on a pet topic - dysfunction in the Sims community*
I took a quick look at Tumblr right before I left the office, and I saw a reference to drama. I was like “What?”, but just two more refreshes later I was aware of what the drama was about.
Way to make me want to share my stories with you, guys. Which I will, because Sims stories are kind of my thing forever, but yeah - I see no reason to stop playing WoW and update Moonfall right this minute. Dang. At least in WoW the trolls attack you to your face with their character names attached.
Seriously, if you have a problem with someone, it is not that hard to either message them about it under your username or unfollow them. I generally pick the unfollow option, unless it’s a person I like and really consider a friend.
Which, you know - that happened once, but I was patient, and when the person revealed more about their life I could see where they were coming from and I could respect them as a person, even though we would never see some things the same way. I hope you guys out there who consider me a real friend realize that my need to call out dysfunction and bullying in the community comes from my experiences, and you can just scroll on by with understanding and tolerance. *hugs*
Anyway, yeah. If you can’t either just unfollow them or talk to them privately under your username, you need to think about why you’re calling them out by name in public. Especially if you’re doing it anonymously. Your motives are not pure. Hell, there’s more honor in being a prostitute who services Republican congressmen than there is in being a cowardly anonymous bully on the internet.
*sinks back into the depths of Azeroth with her goblin warlock, happily eating souls and riding a burning horse of DOOM and DESTRUCTION*