Regarding Everything That's Happened. (final edit)

I don't know what's been going on today. I do know that we may be losing another mod. I don't know who did it, so I won't mention any names. But guys. Name calling? Bullying? General mean-spiritedness? What the hell? what are you thinking? I joined this forum because I saw it as a place where we could have positive discussions about things we like. The Walking Dead. The Wolf Among Us. Older Telltale games, and newer ones as well. Not so I could experience a wave of hate! This forum used to be about friends having a fun and positive experience! don't make this into a place that no one wants to go to. The downvote button has been removed. I'm glad. But people can still post hurtful comments. cyberbullying. that kind of thing can lead to suicide. you could be responsible for someone's death! Do you want that kind of burden hanging over you? I don't. please, PLEASE, try to make the forums a little bit nicer place. For all of us.

Edit: and now its happening here. Did you guys even read the thread? Please try to be positive and uplifting.

Edit 2: seriously? I've heard talk of death threats? By other users against one particular one? NO! That is completely unacceptable. Read the thread guys. Read the thread. these weren't threats by the fotdl people, they were threats against the fotdl people from other users on this forum. bullying cannot be and should not be solved by more bullying. as I have repeatedly said, just try to be positive.

Final Edit: as time has passed I have gotten a much clearer and better view of what happened. I still refrain from mentioning names here, but let me say this. Things got out of control. People said things they now regret. But replying to that with death threats and anger will do us no good. Let me say this now:

The only way to stop the hate is to break the cycle

Friends, Forumers, Countrymen. I come not to praise the hate, but to bury it. Please. Stop Arguing. If this gets any worse, and I hope it does not, I will ask a moderator to close this thread. But, I believe that it doesn't have to be that way. I am asking now, that we make this thread something positive.

I ask that with every new comment on this thread, you praise a user of your choice for something about them. Doesn't matter what.

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  • We lost a mod,huh?Shit.It feels like peace without the down vote button,honestly.If you disagree to the guy,tell him already instead of expressing it with a dislike.Show your opinion and respect his.

  • Wait, why are we loosing a moderator? Who, if I may ask? I've been on so many forums and none of them are "perfect".

  • Doesn't really bother me, I'll still be active on the forums. Plus, we all still have Episode 5 to look forward to!

  • That upvote button is so lonely ;-;

  • It was a really hard situation, and a lot of us said mean things. Most people don't know the full story of what happened and why we were so angry. It caused some good people to leave the forums/consider leaving it.

  • It's a sad day here at the forum. :c

  • all i'm gonna say is i wasn't one of those people really abusing her but there is more to what happened than you know i think thats all i will say

  • edited August 2014

    Darth Madsen,I think :(

    Wait, why are we loosing a moderator? Who, if I may ask? I've been on so many forums and none of them are "perfect".

  • Jennifer may have quit :(

    Wait, why are we loosing a moderator? Who, if I may ask? I've been on so many forums and none of them are "perfect".

  • edited August 2014

    Tsk tsk tsk...

    What is this, then? Posted in "Telltale Games Forum Members".

    "Jewfreeus 15 hours ago
    "#fuck jennifer"

    Jewfreeus posted: »

    all i'm gonna say is i wasn't one of those people really abusing her but there is more to what happened than you know i think thats all i will say

  • No it's not. It's still got the Reply button. ^^

    JonGon posted: »

    That upvote button is so lonely ;-;

  • And another thing. I see people getting angry at the mods all the time. I've been on this forum for almost a year now, and I've seen this happen time after time. These people don't get paid, they don't get rewarded, most of the time they don't even get mentioned. But they do this because they want to. Not because they have to. They love this forum enough not to want to see it go to pieces, like many other websites do. Try and support them. Because if they tirelessly attempt to make this a better place, and you tirelessly hate on them, they'll leave. A few of them already have. Just... be nice. Be positive. Be a good person. This will sound cheesy, but change? change starts with you.

  • Seriously, you have no idea about the full scope of the situation. We all regret some of the things we said, but most people aren't even paying attention to some important things Password (who is sadly banned) pointed out.

    Lingvort posted: »

    Tsk tsk tsk... What is this, then? Posted in "Telltale Games Forum Members". "Jewfreeus 15 hours ago "#fuck jennifer"

  • edited August 2014

    that was before when everyone was mad and jennifer left us in the dark after that i tried to be civil while others didnt and i said that on steam where she couldnt see it people were to saying things TO her directly

    Lingvort posted: »

    Tsk tsk tsk... What is this, then? Posted in "Telltale Games Forum Members". "Jewfreeus 15 hours ago "#fuck jennifer"

  • I don't claim to. but nothing I heard casts anyone on this forum in a good light today.

    It was a really hard situation, and a lot of us said mean things. Most people don't know the full story of what happened and why we were so angry. It caused some good people to leave the forums/consider leaving it.

  • NO DISLIKES WOT WOT

  • Now I'm wondering what happened. If someone is willing to PM me about that, that'd be great.

    Jennifer may have quit

  • How did that happen?

    Jennifer may have quit

  • edited August 2014

    I know people can get angry sometimes, but from what I've heard the response was way out of proportion. usually about 2 people start something like this, and everyone else just joins the general crowd, regardless of personal opinion.

    Lingvort posted: »

    Tsk tsk tsk... What is this, then? Posted in "Telltale Games Forum Members". "Jewfreeus 15 hours ago "#fuck jennifer"

  • Could you please stop with "You have no idea about the situation"? It looks like nobody has, and yet everyone claims to be the arbiter of the whole debate. And not to mention the very way this Password fella presented them.

    You all regret some of the things you said? Well, gee, that's wonderful! But, you know what? It doesn't change anything by now.

    Seriously, you have no idea about the full scope of the situation. We all regret some of the things we said, but most people aren't even paying attention to some important things Password (who is sadly banned) pointed out.

  • We freaked out, mostly because of WHY she did it. We are like family and a lot of people in that thread were going through depressing things (someone's sister died, many people are generally depressed, hard family situations) and now we are all split up.

    I regret saying some of the things I said, but I reacted to the little information she originally gave at the time. I don't think most of us were bullying her or intended to, we were just incredibly angry at her reasoning behind it.

    I don't claim to. but nothing I heard casts anyone on this forum in a good light today.

  • Well, that makes it so much better, then, right? Right?

    Oh, no, wait, it does not.

    Jewfreeus posted: »

    that was before when everyone was mad and jennifer left us in the dark after that i tried to be civil while others didnt and i said that on steam where she couldnt see it people were to saying things TO her directly

  • That was...beautiful.I almost shed a tear,I'm not even kidding ;(

    And another thing. I see people getting angry at the mods all the time. I've been on this forum for almost a year now, and I've se

  • I can still create the image of the dislike button next to the like. sigh

  • Hey Awesomeo. You really cheered me up just now. thanks.

    AWESOMEO posted: »

    NO DISLIKES WOT WOT

  • I'm not going to stop, a good user was banned and others left and they want their voices to be heard.

    Password had many good points which were ignored.

    Lingvort posted: »

    Could you please stop with "You have no idea about the situation"? It looks like nobody has, and yet everyone claims to be the arb

  • Well said.

    And another thing. I see people getting angry at the mods all the time. I've been on this forum for almost a year now, and I've se

  • nothing wrong with expressing anger with a certain person especially when its outside of the forum think what you want but im not gonna sit here arguing with you about something you had nothing to do with

    Lingvort posted: »

    Well, that makes it so much better, then, right? Right? Oh, no, wait, it does not.

  • edited August 2014

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    Twistee posted: »

    It's a sad day here at the forum. :c

  • I kept checking this forum all day and I didn't see anything wrong happen. Was it in this section of the forum ?

  • well she did something to the forum of the dead lounge. I think she merged alot of threads into that so it's just spammed. It's locked now since she was attacked and stuff.

    bloop posted: »

    How did that happen?

  • I don't know anything about him being a good user. From what I've seen, he was more of a social justice warrior, bent on bringing down "tyranny" any way available. Well, he can rest in peace knowing that ultimately he succeeded.

    I'm not going to stop, a good user was banned and others left and they want their voices to be heard. Password had many good points which were ignored.

  • Look, everything that happened resulted from a stupid merge that had no point anyway, we were all pissed about it, things were said.

    I personally didn't, but whatever, the mods didn't do justice and people were pissed, this is all a chain event caused by one thoughtless act.

    Lingvort posted: »

    Could you please stop with "You have no idea about the situation"? It looks like nobody has, and yet everyone claims to be the arb

  • What happened???

  • No problem bruh

    Hey Awesomeo. You really cheered me up just now. thanks.

  • LOL ME TOO

    Rafoli posted: »

    I can still create the image of the dislike button next to the like. sigh

  • Yes, it is.

    theonys posted: »

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  • Where is the dislike button?

  • I can understand that, and as I said I don't mention anyone in particular. However, it's never a good idea to take out personal problems on others. I understand that the regulars of forum of the dead were like family, having visited the thread a few times myself. But what I've hear d about was a huge overreaction. You guys aren't split up for good. there is the new mega-thead, which, once reopened, will probably be home to new members as well as old. there's also many good websites which can be used to make you're own thread. you could even exchange contact information. I know it was not malice by most people. I just don't want it to happen again.

    We freaked out, mostly because of WHY she did it. We are like family and a lot of people in that thread were going through depress

  • The mods have voiced their opinions in the What Happened? thread.

    We freaked out, mostly because of WHY she did it. We are like family and a lot of people in that thread were going through depress

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