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Kija ([personal profile] justclaws) wrote in [community profile] thefarshore2017-07-29 02:36 am

This Can Only End Well, Part 571

From: Chiyou
Date: August 9th

I would ask that whoever is behind the increasingly threatening and macabre anonymous posts please refrain from such things in the future. It spreads distrust and is becoming extremely tiresome.

It is not acceptable to intimidate people simply because they cannot trace it back to you.
thevanguard: Manga Attitude Confused (076)

[personal profile] thevanguard 2017-07-29 01:33 pm (UTC)(link)
[ He's answering, because it's late at night and this is the most interesting thing happening on the BBS right now. ]

You realize this is just asking them to try it on you, right?

[ Don't you know how internet trolls work, dude? ]
thevanguard: Color Serious (004)

[personal profile] thevanguard 2017-07-30 12:59 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, but now you've brought yourself to their attention. That probably wasn't the smartest move.
thevanguard: Serious (012)

[personal profile] thevanguard 2017-07-31 12:41 pm (UTC)(link)
You might, but I bet your friends won't appreciate you putting yourself in danger for them, too. Besides, what are you gonna do if they come after you instead?
meowbel: (Nu Abo)

[personal profile] meowbel 2017-07-29 02:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh c'mon, you make it sound like it's a bad thing to ask for advice!

[...Of course, this was assuming that he was talking about the post below him and not the previous ones]
meowbel: (Talk of Dreams)

[personal profile] meowbel 2017-07-31 08:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Whoa, whoa, wait! Time out here!

What about harming one another? Just what did I miss here?!
monkeyblue: (What The...)

[personal profile] monkeyblue 2017-07-29 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Do yourself a favor and look up "internet trolls" and "anonymous harassment".
monkeyblue: (Smartest)

[personal profile] monkeyblue 2017-07-29 10:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Never said it was acceptable, but you're an idiot if you think they care.
monkeyblue: (Tch)

[personal profile] monkeyblue 2017-07-30 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Install an anti-virus and anti-spyware then.
monkeyblue: (Scoff)

[personal profile] monkeyblue 2017-07-30 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[Long sigh because do they not give basic computer literacy lessons to new arrivals?]

Find a computer class.
monkeyblue: (Bored as Hell)

[personal profile] monkeyblue 2017-07-31 12:09 am (UTC)(link)
[....he'll go with it.]

Anonymous assholes can infect them. And you just made yourself a target.

Computer class.
monkeyblue: (Who Cares?)

[personal profile] monkeyblue 2017-07-31 12:48 am (UTC)(link)
[This idiot is so earnest it almost hurts.]

Libraries usually offer them.
monkeyblue: (Default)

[personal profile] monkeyblue 2017-07-31 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
Trust me, you'll know.
bussounoshima: (Smoke break)

[personal profile] bussounoshima 2017-07-29 07:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Seconded.

[Don't worry, Kija, Gojyo got a smack and a lecture from his goddess after that post.]
bussounoshima: (Yada yada)

[personal profile] bussounoshima 2017-07-31 09:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Some people don't think about how they come across to everyone over these things. Some intentionally want to frighten people. Others don't think about the consequences of a public forum like this.

It's a stupid thing to do, of course. I wouldn't take many of them too seriously, nor would I assume they're all connected.
changeanddie: (pic#6775656)

From: Hermes

[personal profile] changeanddie 2017-07-29 07:33 pm (UTC)(link)
That would be ideal, but that's precisely the reason behind them using anonymous. You're new to the Internet, are you not?
protectthelight: (♕ o34.)

from: lux

[personal profile] protectthelight 2017-07-30 12:14 am (UTC)(link)
I'm glad that someone finally said something about this. It's getting to be a bit much if you want my honest opinion.

[ Another member of the "doesn't know how internet trolls work" club. ]
Edited (shhh you saw nothing) 2017-07-30 00:15 (UTC)
reformedsinner: (slasher smile)

text, from: Li Tieguai

[personal profile] reformedsinner 2017-07-30 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
It could be construed as a public service, don't you think?

It keeps us all on our toes.
reformedsinner: (fear the smile)

[personal profile] reformedsinner 2017-07-31 02:27 am (UTC)(link)
Some people do have unfortunate hobbies!

Don't take it too personally. They're probably just amusing themselves without a thought for the consequences.
Edited 2017-07-31 02:28 (UTC)
tadanokusuriuri: (that you don't understand)

Anonymous

[personal profile] tadanokusuriuri 2017-07-30 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
You seem terribly certain that the intent was to intimidate.
tadanokusuriuri: (Seven years of bad luck)

[personal profile] tadanokusuriuri 2017-07-31 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm.

But it wouldn't do to ask such a thing under one's own name.

And to identify the intended victim would only raise their guard.

Isn't that so?
neraiuchi: ₆₃₀₉₈₆ ∗ ᴘɪxɪᴠ ⊛ ғᴏʟᴋʟᴏʀᴇ ∗ ᴅᴡ (195)

[personal profile] neraiuchi 2017-07-30 10:57 pm (UTC)(link)
this is like telling someone not to press a button or pull a lever.
even if they weren't thinking about doing it before, they definitely are now, so.
probably counter productive to just say "hey, don't do that."
neraiuchi: ₆₀₄₇₃₅₀ ∗ ᴘɪxɪᴠ ⊛ ғᴏʟᴋʟᴏʀᴇ ∗ ᴅᴡ (₁₉₃)

[personal profile] neraiuchi 2017-07-30 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
which is why you need to back it up with consequences?
besides just asking them not to do the thing.
positive reinforcement is effective but so are punishments if they're executed correctly.
neraiuchi: ᴄᴏʀᴏɴᴀᴛᴀᴇ ∗ ᴅᴡ (₁₁₄)

[personal profile] neraiuchi 2017-07-31 12:00 am (UTC)(link)
then you're back to square one.
unless you can figure out who it is.
not that i know how easy it is to trace people on this network, since it's not normal tech.
maybe someone would be willing to poke around to find out.
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[personal profile] neraiuchi 2017-07-31 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
i'm a shinki, so i can't give you like, full details, since a lot of the stuff i know about it is based off of what amounts to ingrained knowledge.

but i'm pretty sure where i'm from didn't have magic and/or heavenly influence attached to the technological aspect. that feels weird.
so it might make tracing anonymous messages harder, since the sender disconnects themselves from their ID.
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[personal profile] neraiuchi 2017-07-31 08:15 pm (UTC)(link)
not the first person i've done this for to here, to be honest, so that's good to know. from what i understand about it, your ID is connected to the network, and is assigned information that is specifically tailored to you? and people can use that information to trace a message back to you.

so it winds up that if you hide your ID somehow, you're also making it harder to find that information.
brains_beef_and_brows: (motherhen)

Idaten

[personal profile] brains_beef_and_brows 2017-07-31 03:48 am (UTC)(link)
That is truly sound advise! Are we not all on the same team and work to provide those less fortunate then ourselves to be better and have a better life? We are Gods and Shinkis, let's do our best to make humanity better instead of terrorizing our own kind.