Posted by DrKelexo in On the TempesT situation (Started by Just No Point July 09, 2020, 05:09:29 AM
I've communicated with every single person CK mentions in his post. Some are still friends. It's been a long time, but the point is that nothing CK said sounded incorrect to me. I wasn't involved in anything personal with that group, so I didn't see the full picture, but I learned very little new things from reading that post. To clarify: because it all sounds true. I heard some of it as time passed, mostly the incident with the very young boy being added and flirted with. The fact that more than one person involved with this tried to excuse this action makes me sick to my stomach. Not just because their logic is faulty, but because they didn't even deny it was happening. They just think it's... okay.
I just want to point out, in case it wasn't already known, but as far as I can tell, the reason there's no proof of these actions is because the server it all happened on was mysteriously deleted. Hm.
We cannot protect you from yourselves.
This is victim blaming. All this means is that you believe the people who were being manipulated are smart enough to simply not be. You're simply ignoring the possibility that you can control this situation under the reasoning that people simply can't be exploited if they're careful enough.
Plus, a really big reason this whole ordeal is a forum issue is that there are actually people on this website who *are not* capable of protecting themselves from this kind of abuse. The engine, given its a video game engine with a huge assortment of custom-created content that appeals to a younger demographic, has attracted a rather sizable following of all ages, including kids, and arguably *mostly* kids. . To deny the chance to prevent an underage person from interacting with someone who can, has, and possibly will manipulate them is to put others at risk entirely because... I don't know, you're afraid of being *unfair* to the abusive asshole?
But, it doesn't matter. This post doesn't matter. It means something to me, and hopefully it means something to my friends, but the people responsible for hurting others or allowing others to be hurt are simply not going to care. You've already proven it. I'd feel guilt if I didn't speak my mind, but at the end of the day, I know it means nothing. This website is a cesspool of some of the most vile, deplorable behavior I've ever encountered on the internet. It is not devoid of good people, and I wish only the best for all those who aren't involved in all the horrible bullshit that goes on here. But so much ill-will has been birthed in this wretched place, and the innocent ones here deserve better.
In my life, I've encountered three people who personally upset me to the point of making me sick to my stomach, and afraid. I've gotten mad at the internet before, we all have, but there are three people who made me genuinely hate. The kind of hate that doesn't just go away when I click to a new webpage.
I know all three of those people because of this website.
I hope this place burns. I see it having no positive impact on anyone's life ever. I wholeheartedly wish, with all my being, that I had never come here.