Originally Posted by tbagchamp
Try and see through their eyes. Many ragers come from parts of the internet where it is normal to see unbelievable insults with every post. Some come from other games where it is normal to call people noobs, it's just a part of the game.
They don't understand at the most fundamental level that their actions are not normal. Especially since those same actions are so prevalent as they level up. Not all ragers are, as you say, "asses." Some are truly a representation of the gaming environment around them.
That's why so many people are confused when they post to the tribunal. "I know I said this, but only because this team mate did this first!"
Now in no way am I justifying their actions, but what I am saying is that just because they made a mistake, there is no reason to insult them. In fact, that is the opposite of what we should be doing. A lot of people are upset when people post their reform cards. That bothers me too, but what bothers me most is the wave of sarcastic, insulting replies that follow.
Treat everyone with respect.
Can't you even see the same level of response in your own comment?
I mean, doesn't "They wouldn't be banned if they weren't asses" sound a lot like "I wouldn't have raged if they weren't such noobs."
Sorry, but you are not going to make me sugar my words to people like those.
I mean SURE, there are lots of people who makes mistakes and then realize they did wrong and try to be someone better. Yes, those ones deserve my respect, and so I offer them.
But don't come here and try to tell me to be nice with those people who ruin games for fun or simply to make other people feel bad, time and time again, getting punished again and again and again until they cannot be banned anymore because it is already permanent, and then come here and rage like bad mouthed little brats about how "the tribunal is unfair" or "the system is broken" or whatever stupid excuse they have for pretending their behavior should be accepted.
One thing is having a harsh attitude with people like that, telling people to kill themselves over a video game is something else, don't you dare to compare me to those people.
It is the same freaking story about "human rights" on penitentiaries. People care so much
for those "poor" people, but nobody wants them around.