About this time last year i remember having to clamp down with a notice about how the Steampunks group is G rated, not mature, and not adult, but some morons decided to treat it like an adult chat group.
Earlier on during Sunday afternoon SL time this was the kinda conversation that was going on…i’ve blanked out the names…
[2012/05/13 10:28] (xxxxxxx): why do i keep meeting people online that insist their alternate chars are real and then saying they have schitophrenia or someo other exciting mental issue irl, but adding that they dont listen to their therapist and refuse to take meds, because they are bad and they feel fine with their “so called disorder” x.x
[2012/05/13 10:29] (xxxxxxx): is there a term for people that pretend to have serious mental disorders to make themselves seem more interesting?
[2012/05/13 10:30] (xxxxxxx): youve met at least one in here that isnists their imaginary friend is really real and those therapists dont know shit
[2012/05/13 10:30] (xxxxxxx): Because, xxxxxxxx. They’re really teenagers or lonely adults that have to OMFGWORSTLIVEEVARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR to gain sympathy, because they know in RL they’re boring losers that couldnt hold a job painting fences
Setting aside the fact that some people in the Steampunks group may actually HAVE mental health disorders but keep it quiet, and setting aside the same fact that the group is supposed to be PG rated and related to Steampunk and New Babbage…what the hell kinda conversation is THIS to have in a group which is supposed to be the fu***** front door for visitors to the city state?
I recently read a blog by a well known person in the steamlands, I wont mention the bloggers name, but the blogger said that certain city based group (blogger didnt mention which city) chats was starting to become a little bit too personal…a little bit too on the edgy side. The blogger pointed out that new folks joining this city based group would look at the conversation and wonder if they have walked into a god damn kindergarten or insane asylum.
I left a comment in the group saying things wasnt really all that bad…and then the conversation above started. I didnt catch that particular convo, but i sure as hell did catch the aftermath of that convo which happened a whole four hours later in which a well known visitor got their wires crossed between this convo and an medical based RP that another well known resident was doing…drama ensued and the original posters of that first convo i pasted here….was of course nowhere to be seen.
I’m simply gonna ask this question…which relates to the original blogger i was chatting about up above.
Is this the kind of conversation you want to read if you have just joined Steampunks and are thinking “hmmm…maybe i will buy land here”. Ask yourself that question…each time you are having a convo in the Steampunks of New Babbage group.