If I would be a subject of any kind of an harassment by an officer of my guild what can I do?
Is there any kind of reporting system available for these situations? This should be a game for fun. I bet I’m not the only one player facing this stuff... Daily.
If that feels a little excessive to you, talk to your guild leader. If you can't do that, or your guild leader is unsympathetic, it may be time to move guilds.
The only report system is on the forums, but it's probably best if you just talked to the leader or other officers, and if nothing happens, find a place that will treat you better
I also wonder how a guild can survive with a bully as an officer, why are people staying in that guild?
edit: forgot a word
As far as I'm aware accounts under a certain age aren't allowed access to the chat feature at all. It may be worth noting.
So why aren't you revolting?
You can still obviously report him if you feel like that is necessary, i'm just curious.
I've often wondered the same thing about harrassment/bullying and would love to hear some examples.
In any case it sounds like a bad guild to be in the sooner you realize it and leave and find a better fit the better off you will be. The more people leave the more likely it is that the guild will change or die because no one stays but the bad people
There are a lot of guilds out there, a little bit of looking will find you one that suits you!
Define "chase down", it's very possible that what you're doing is quite substantial =D
I'm not saying either is the case btw.
On a smaller scale, people get harassed for making mistakes or playing poorly. People get harassed for having normie rosters.
Of course, sometimes people just overreact and say they were harassed when really an officer just reminded them to get their 600 or to play day 6 of TB.
Just taking your word for it, I would say find a new guild. Plenty of guilds exist where good people who, once they are aware of any harassment stop the harassment. I know if I had known about the sexual harassment when it happened, it would have been stopped. But I do harass people to get their stuff done. More than I’d like to, I might add.
@leef To answer your question...I have had to do the same sort of thing that sying is talking about: Chase tickets, ask people to take part in guild events or follow simple raid rules, etc.
As a professional educator, we are taught that bullying occurs when somebody of superior strength or influence intimidates somebody to either feel worthless or to do something outside their nature or desire. In online bullying cases we look for demoralizing speech or derogatory wording with intent to damage ones sense of self worth. Unfortunately several times we chase down "bullying" reports simply due to somebody feeling overly sensitive. This creates a fine line to walk. Basically if somebody feels threatened, coerced, forced, or demoralized excessively, it is considered bullying. I know this definition seems vague but a lot of training is involved before being able to actually deem something bullying.
Edit: fixed typo
All the more reason to wonder what people consider harrasment online since apparantly there's alot of training involved just to be able to deem something is actually bullying.
I do NOT condone harrasment, but i'm in favour of being able to be a behindhole without fearing to get banned because i'm hurting someone's feelings. The ingame chat has an age filter, so i'm operating under the impression that i'm only talking to adults of whom can be expected to be able to handle that. It's super easy to just leave a guild if you feel you're being treated wrongly, or for officers to kick anyone acting in a way that they do not aprove of.
People using the term "harrasment" so loosely causes me to dismiss claims quickly and i'm not sure that's a good thing. Hopefully i will still recognize "real" harrasment when i encounter it so i can act apropriately in order to stop it and prevent it from happening again. Obviously that will be based on my own, uneducated moral compass
If someone actually wastes an hour or more of their own free time to find and downvote all of my posts, I'm honestly going to be LMAOing at their life. That's, in a word, pathetic, and the fact that I've managed to make someone so angry, so irrational, that they're wasting their own time is just hilarious. I don't know if that's the kittenposter in me, but wow.
Sometimes I wonder how these over-sensitive types would handle it if we returned to the wild-west kind of internet we had in the 00's. In those days you got made fun of for caring too much about internet brownie points, you could be minding your business on your favorite forum and suddenly there was nothing but gore everywhere, and trolls would ruthlessly punish those potato enough to put personal and sensitive information on the web (and you kind of felt for some of those people who just didn't know better, because they'd get threatening phonecalls all hours of the day or night, hundreds of dollars worth of pizza sent to their homes, and get letters making fun of them for getting a guard dog).
What happened to "just turn it off/walk away" and "the block function exists for a reason?"
Down voting was probably removed for that reason.
But some posts really deserve the down votes they got...