You believe there are bullies on Gamespot?

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#1 Posted by hydralisk86 (8522 posts) -

So do you think that Gamespot has bullies? Why do you feel that way, and do you feel that other people have bullied you?

#2 Posted by Kevlar101 (6043 posts) -

This is the internet.

'Nuff said.

#3 Posted by Master_Live (14162 posts) -

You first.

#4 Edited by hydralisk86 (8522 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

You first.

I don't think i've ever been bullied on the internet. I don't know if this situation is specifically an example of bullying, but i did see someone a while ago post about his views on women having jobs, and i wouldn't be surprised if there were a few people who wouldn't let it go, and would post in his other threads saying he was an idiot because of those views.

I'm not saying that getting insulted on the forums is bullying. I'm saying that if you are being persistently harassed, i think that constitutes bullying.

#5 Edited by konvikt_17 (22158 posts) -

not really.

cliques maybe(well at least there used to be certain cliques)

aside from a few jerks, i dont see too much bullying going on here.

#6 Posted by roulettethedog (10947 posts) -

You'll get bullied here if you have an unpopular opinion.

#7 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15907 posts) -

So do you think that Gamespot has bullies? Why do you feel that way, and do you feel that other people have bullied you?

How can you be bullied on the Internet? At least bully right back or give the one-finger salute.

#8 Posted by comp_atkins (31252 posts) -

i'd say yes if they actually know the person irl and interact w/ them or their friends / family.

as far as a complete stranger being a bully to someone else.. i don't see how that's possible. you can easily ignore them

#9 Posted by BranKetra (48092 posts) -

Yes.

#10 Edited by thegerg (14822 posts) -

No

#11 Posted by GOGOGOGURT (4470 posts) -

^ thegerg ^

#12 Posted by Allicrombie (25122 posts) -

dave stole my lunch money.

#13 Edited by hippiesanta (9793 posts) -

last year ... lot's lot's atheist bully like Z and W

and some grammar nazi

#14 Edited by lostrib (34147 posts) -

@hydralisk86 said:

So do you think that Gamespot has bullies? Why do you feel that way, and do you feel that other people have bullied you?

How can you be bullied on the Internet? At least bully right back or give the one-finger salute.

or you know, since it's the internet, just log off and go do something else

#15 Posted by lonewolf604 (8517 posts) -

Just try to have a "healthy" discussion or argument in System Wars. You'll feel like you lost 10 IQ points.

#16 Edited by jimkabrhel (15417 posts) -

There have been, but that type is usually removed pretty quickly. There are a few jerks, but they aren't bullying.

#17 Posted by dave123321 (33750 posts) -

Stole lunch money from a few users

#18 Posted by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

No way. Everyone I've met here is really nice. (no sarcasm)

#19 Edited by uninspiredcup (7774 posts) -

Quite a few gamers probably are young people with low self esteem.. With anonymity and an almost "he who is the biggest asshole is the best" group mentality it's pretty much inevitable. I tend to think of it like a bear attacking people. The bear isn't evil, it's just a bear being a bear,.

#20 Edited by dave123321 (33750 posts) -

We have some deplorable awful people but not so much bullies.

But it should still be stressed that we have truly horrible people here

#21 Posted by Iszdope (9627 posts) -

Nah, just boneheads.

#22 Edited by wis3boi (31097 posts) -
#23 Posted by Gaming-Planet (13972 posts) -

I consider my mod log to be a log of bulling.

#24 Edited by kitty (114541 posts) -
#26 Edited by DJ-Lafleur (34137 posts) -

There have been alot of idiots on GS, though no bullies.

#27 Posted by sukraj (22066 posts) -

No just fanboys

#28 Posted by GrayF0X786 (3849 posts) -

they are anything but bullies.

#29 Edited by indzman (17172 posts) -

That red head woman is a total bully ^_^

#30 Edited by ferrari2001 (16802 posts) -

Hey TC, why do you make such stupid topics. Give me all your money or I'm gonna shove you in a locker.

#31 Posted by hydralisk86 (8522 posts) -

Hey TC, why do you make such stupid topics. Give me all your money or I'm gonna shove you in a locker.

If you do that, I'll tell the principal, and he'll talk to your parents. Then you'll be in biiiiiig trouble.

#32 Edited by Master_Live (14162 posts) -

@ferrari2001 said:

Hey TC, why do you make such stupid topics. Give me all your money or I'm gonna shove you in a locker.

If you do that, I'll tell the principal, and he'll talk to your parents. Then you'll be in biiiiiig trouble.

#33 Posted by GazaAli (22494 posts) -

@ferrari2001 said:

Hey TC, why do you make such stupid topics. Give me all your money or I'm gonna shove you in a locker.

If you do that, I'll tell the principal, and he'll talk to your parents. Then you'll be in biiiiiig trouble.

Not with the new wave of GS moderators.

#34 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42625 posts) -

Bullies on an internet forum? The heck?

#35 Edited by ferrari2001 (16802 posts) -

@ferrari2001 said:

Hey TC, why do you make such stupid topics. Give me all your money or I'm gonna shove you in a locker.

If you do that, I'll tell the principal, and he'll talk to your parents. Then you'll be in biiiiiig trouble.

I'll trick your parents into thinking I'm innocent and then get them to adopt me and win them over to become their favorite child. Once I'm their favorite child and you are their least favorite I'll burn your house down and ride off into the sunset in their car.

#36 Posted by Nengo_Flow (9473 posts) -

you cant bully some one through the internet, only on those occasions when they hack your stuff and have information on you, other than that, bullying on the internet is a myth.

#37 Edited by hydralisk86 (8522 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow said:

you cant bully some one through the internet, only on those occasions when they hack your stuff and have information on you, other than that, bullying on the internet is a myth.

I've heard of people who were so depressed, maybe because they were bullied in school, that they went on forums and basically told everyone there that they were going to kill themselves (something like that). The people who responded seemed to encourage those people to do it, they were pretty much being horrible (and encourage, I mean they must have been telling the guy/girl that they were worthless, they deserved to die, etc). I dunno if that is one example of bullying on the internet, but IMO that could be.

#38 Edited by Korvus (3160 posts) -

@Nengo_Flow said:

you cant bully some one through the internet, only on those occasions when they hack your stuff and have information on you, other than that, bullying on the internet is a myth.

I've heard of people who were so depressed, maybe because they were bullied in school, that they went on forums and basically told everyone there that they were going to kill themselves (something like that). The people who responded seemed to encourage those people to do it, they were pretty much being horrible (and encourage, I mean they must have been telling the guy/girl that they were worthless, they deserved to die, etc). I dunno if that is one example of bullying on the internet, but IMO that could be.

I think in those cases people just take it as "trolling a troll" and forget that every now and then the situation can be very real for the person on the other side of the keyboard...

#39 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15907 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@jun_aka_pekto said:

@hydralisk86 said:

So do you think that Gamespot has bullies? Why do you feel that way, and do you feel that other people have bullied you?

How can you be bullied on the Internet? At least bully right back or give the one-finger salute.

or you know, since it's the internet, just log off and go do something else

That too. But, sometimes ya just have toy with them first. ☺