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Old 03-06-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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A funny insite or a scary eye opener?

I don't know how many of you have seen this site but its a collaboration of lewd and offensive messages sent to girl gamers. The site is called http://fatuglyorslutty.com/about/ . After having a good old laugh at how ridiculous some of these are I reached one of the posters personal story
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I jumped into my first free for all match on Ascension. I won by a landslide. In the end screen I heard people talking, so I piped in “Good game, guys!” My virgin ears were not ready for the barrage of insult I would receive. “Shut the **** up *****!” “Is that a girl? **** you, girls don’t play video games”. This would only continue. It used to make me so mad, I couldn’t keep the tears from welling up in my eyes.
After that it hit home how bad the problem was, AND that it wasn't a new one. But most of all it showed me that i had never thought to deep in to the problem before until now and that shows that there isn't much being done about the problem at all or at least anything done to make people aware of the problem in the first place. I'm hoping that by showing people this more awareness will be raised and something will finally be done about the harassment in gaming. rant over.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:42 PM   #2
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Re: A funny insite or a scary eye opener?

There isn't anything you CAN do about the problem. People are idiots. Can't change people, unfortunate though it may be.

To be honest, it's no different than someone getting made fun of if they suck arse at a game online. Only reason anybody takes any notice is because it's a female. They're just as good gamers as us for the most part (as your story above apparently shows), yet they get made fun of and people feel sorry for them. Yet if someone, say a guy who has a really crappy score in an online FPS gets tore into by everyone, it's hilarious.

Like I said, people are idiots. Ignore them, move on, female or not.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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Re: A funny insite or a scary eye opener?

girls shouldnt administor websites.. thats just awful. blog site?
that site should be index'd better.

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Re: A funny insite or a scary eye opener?

Meh, if you play public (especially on consoles) you're an idiot if you don't expect ****ters to spout crap constantly.
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Re: A funny insite or a scary eye opener?

This is why I don't like playing online games with people I don't know. I just stay away. Partly because I'm shy, partly because I know I'm terrible at games so I don't really want to hear the onslaught of insults, and partly because I don't want to get harassed because of my gender. That's why I'm glad I do have GameGrin as a community. Without them I'd probably never play an online game, ever. I do empathise with other girl gamers who aren't as lucky as I and don't have an online buddies to play with.
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Re: A funny insite or a scary eye opener?

Male or female at the other end of that game, the point still remains that Penny Arcade said it best all the way back in 2004:

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/03/19
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Firstly, I don't condone anyone sending abusive messages and some if the ones I read on at site are disgusting.

That said, there is an awful lot of examples on that website that start with such examples as "I skooled this guy 13-0 then sent him a message and this is what I got back..." or "this guy was obviously cheating so I called him on it and he said..."

What would you be saying to the guy that you just beat 13-0 other than being a douche? How could you possibly know someone was cheating? It honestly seems that some of these examples the poster may have been the instigator rather than an innocent victim. I notice their half of the conversation is never posted but the other side are named and shamed.

Again, I don't condone anything on there, but without seeing both sides to these exchanges I wouldn't want to make a judgement on innocence or guilt and would take all the examples on there with a pinch of salt.
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