I just wanted to make a quick statement that i`m not an alt, nor am i some sinister player trying to creep their way back into the babbage community in disguise. I was quite touched at first that people should think i`d picked up some skills quickly, but it has now descended into snide sarcasm and some people becoming nasty in personal messages.
I received one message asking how i felt to be “universally loathed” and when i said i was not this kicked out player, the reply was “hehe, funny”.
Some people have started referring to me as “Karina”, who i presume to be the player who was personal non grata.
This being becaus i asked on the channel about religion, havng run into a player in new Baritaria who plays a “free automata”. I was told that the posters i saw there started in babbage, so in trying to find out more, i triggered another round of personal attacks and suspicion.
This has spread to newbies i have been helping to. I ran into one called pecansandy at the new babbage sandbox and helped her find her feet, with some basic building and second life tips. I treated her well and invited her to the babbage channel as a potential new person to the community. The reaction to her was so hostile that she got a very bad impression and despite my best efforts was very much scared off.
I can understand that some players have hurt this community in the past, but to assume that all newcomers are those players in disguise is not going to help babbage grow in the least. This attitude must stop.