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  • mysticgracemysticgrace Registered Users, Member 38 Posts
    These discussions and arguments over digital blackface wouldn’t keep happening in SYS threads if it wasn’t a real issue. The only way this is going to stop is moderating racist members on this forum. This announcement is tone-deaf and dismissive. People wouldn’t be getting heated if there wasn’t anything to get heated about :/
  • Kween_of_the_KastleKween_of_the_Kastle Registered Users, Member 1,249 Posts
    Mods clearly ignoring these 2 rules 
  • ShayShigilShayShigil Registered Users, Member 322 Posts
    edited April 7
    Comment I was referring to is gone
    http://chng.it/jMjVNmRcHL
    Please take a look at my petition if you feel this forum could use more moderation 😊
  • KkhElenaKkhElena Registered Users, Member 550 Posts
    @reema girlie, you don't care. Nor are you trying to understand sh*t. Nor are you comfortable enough in your own skin to actually LISTEN. NOBODY in this forum has ever forced anyone to play as themselves, bc at the end of the f day, we cannot exactly represent ourselves in the game. People are complaining about others feeling the need to change their dolls appearance from white to black in a SYS that's about aliens, animal print etc. That's the reason why people are complaining. You would actually know that simple sh*t if you actually carefully read what was written here and think. Y'all making this sh*t more complicated than it was then get all pressed when none of us wanna be nice anymore. Not even kindergarten teachers have to repeat themselves so many times
  • hanhanhanhanhanhan Registered Users, Member 153 Posts
    reema said:
    hanhanhan said:
    reema said:
    hanhanhan said:
    “If you are not happy with moderation, you still need to follow the forum rules and respect each other. ”

    So essentially we have to suck it up and deal with insufficient moderation even when we voice our concerns and provide clear instructions on what would be more appropriate and appreciated in the forum?

    Good to know that Glu clearly doesn’t care! Thanks for confirming :)
    @KalindaKing @kokokokonut
    okay then leave, no one is forcing you to stay lmfao

    Hello @KalindaKing @kokokokonut as you can see here, @reema is starting and escalating an argument in this thread by targeting me which is clearly against forum rules. Will you give them a warning before banning them as they have clearly gone against forum rules?

    Looking forward to the forum rules being upheld as I have been targeted here for no reason by someone who is clearly trolling and targeting people to start arguments online. Thanks!
    wow so offering you a solution to your problem is now “starting an argument” and targeting you. i’m not trolling anyone and honestly you and everyone else here are embarrassing, you claim that you want players to feel comfortable on the forum, but god forbid anyone does something that slightly offends you and all of a sudden it’s my way or the fucken highway. idk how many times i’ll say this but this is a game.

    you don’t like the moderation, offer feedback/criticism, moderation don’t care leave. this is a solution, i’m not bullying you, and i’m not trying to start an argument.  
    Hi @KalindaKing and @kokokokonut as you can see again, this person swore and that’s also against the forum rules. So that means they’ve violated at least a few already and haven’t been warned or banned. 

    to you @reema you clearly used a condescending attitude and told me to leave. It is very valid approach to point out flaws in a system and provide suggestions for improvement. When people raise concerns about their governments, do you also tell them to “leave if they don’t like it?” 

    I like this game, I enjoy it, and I love the idea of being able to discuss the game with other players. What I don’t like is problematic behaviour and racism and other forms of discrimination from players which is clearly also ignored by moderators who choose to ban players that ask for better behaviour.

    @reema i won’t be speaking to you anymore so please do not reply to this as I don’t think you are here to engage politely and constructively. You are clearly here to start fights as seen by all of your comments on the forum so I won’t be engaging anymore as ill probably get a “warning” for just replying to your trolling.

    have a lovely evening.
  • Kween_of_the_KastleKween_of_the_Kastle Registered Users, Member 1,249 Posts
    edited April 6
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  • Kween_of_the_KastleKween_of_the_Kastle Registered Users, Member 1,249 Posts
    Can people share resources of places that handle or investigate racism and cultural appropriation for companies like glu? If we are being threatened with warnings I think we should issue some warnings of our own 
  • eden_sunshineeden_sunshine Registered Users, Member 232 Posts
    @reema we’re not talking about the game. we’re talking about the racism on the forum and facebook pages about the game.

    the “this is a game” argument is totally irrelevant when the concerns are about slurs, dehumanisation, misgendering, and tokenism of cultural garments on the separate forum. 

    “ you claim that you want players to feel comfortable on the forum, but god forbid anyone does something that slightly offends you and all of a sudden it’s my way or the fucken highway.” 
    you hit the nail right on the head, congratulations! i’m so proud of you! i do want people to be comfortable on the forum, but they should lose the right to that comfort when they start spewing hatred and bigotry. 
    i think that’s fair. 

    you’re acting like we’re up in arms about someone disagreeing with our favourite ice cream flavours, or our favourite haute couture shows. 
    we’re talking about fundamental disrespect for cultures, people’s gender identities and microaggressions charged by racism. 

    i can’t tell you that you have to be offended by these microaggressions & this disrespect. but in turn, you cannot tell me to not stand up for myself, for other people of colour in these forums, and you CANNOT tell me that i can’t demand better from the mods & that i should leave instead of trying. 

    grow up. develop some empathy. 
  • reemareema Registered Users, Member 24 Posts
    hi @KkhElena i apologise for misgendering you, it was gross and inexcusable all i can say is sorry and it won’t happen again. 

    since the time that those comments were made i took time to reflect and think and i still stand by what i said, this is a game, not the real world, it’s a made up fantasy, which brings me into the point where the reason why i like my avatar to be a different skin tone is cause i change it all the time so it honestly doesn’t matter, my doll is a character in a game not a real person, i feel comfortable with my skin tone ha. my avatar is just some fantasy, a character that i’ve made up. so yes i don’t care when other players change their skin tones from white to black and vice versa cause this is a game and i’m pretty sure nobody is relating to a game lmfao
  • mysticgracemysticgrace Registered Users, Member 38 Posts
    edited April 6
    reema said:
    hanhanhan said:
    reema said:
    hanhanhan said:
    “If you are not happy with moderation, you still need to follow the forum rules and respect each other. ”

    So essentially we have to suck it up and deal with insufficient moderation even when we voice our concerns and provide clear instructions on what would be more appropriate and appreciated in the forum?

    Good to know that Glu clearly doesn’t care! Thanks for confirming :)
    @KalindaKing @kokokokonut
    okay then leave, no one is forcing you to stay lmfao

    Hello @KalindaKing @kokokokonut as you can see here, @reema is starting and escalating an argument in this thread by targeting me which is clearly against forum rules. Will you give them a warning before banning them as they have clearly gone against forum rules?

    Looking forward to the forum rules being upheld as I have been targeted here for no reason by someone who is clearly trolling and targeting people to start arguments online. Thanks!
    wow so offering you a solution to your problem is now “starting an argument” and targeting you. i’m not trolling anyone and honestly you and everyone else here are embarrassing, you claim that you want players to feel comfortable on the forum, but god forbid anyone does something that slightly offends you and all of a sudden it’s my way or the fucken highway. idk how many times i’ll say this but this is a game.

    you don’t like the moderation, offer feedback/criticism, moderation don’t care leave. this is a solution, i’m not bullying you, and i’m not trying to start an argument.  
    This is some incredible backtracking since your initial comment was super rude and clearly not meant as a constructive solution. Dolls on this forum have been offering good and valuable feedback to the moderators for a while now. This might seem like a small issue to you but the term "microaggression" exists for a reason. 
  • KkhElenaKkhElena Registered Users, Member 550 Posts
    reema said:
    hi @KkhElena i apologise for misgendering you, it was gross and inexcusable all i can say is sorry and it won’t happen again. 

    since the time that those comments were made i took time to reflect and think and i still stand by what i said, this is a game, not the real world, it’s a made up fantasy, which brings me into the point where the reason why i like my avatar to be a different skin tone is cause i change it all the time so it honestly doesn’t matter, my doll is a character in a game not a real person, i feel comfortable with my skin tone ha. my avatar is just some fantasy, a character that i’ve made up. so yes i don’t care when other players change their skin tones from white to black and vice versa cause this is a game and i’m pretty sure nobody is relating to a game lmfao
    And again you read the first few lines and replied. And you still find the situation funny so idk what to tell you
  • reemareema Registered Users, Member 24 Posts
    reema said:
    hanhanhan said:
    reema said:
    hanhanhan said:
    “If you are not happy with moderation, you still need to follow the forum rules and respect each other. ”

    So essentially we have to suck it up and deal with insufficient moderation even when we voice our concerns and provide clear instructions on what would be more appropriate and appreciated in the forum?

    Good to know that Glu clearly doesn’t care! Thanks for confirming :)
    @KalindaKing @kokokokonut
    okay then leave, no one is forcing you to stay lmfao

    Hello @KalindaKing @kokokokonut as you can see here, @reema is starting and escalating an argument in this thread by targeting me which is clearly against forum rules. Will you give them a warning before banning them as they have clearly gone against forum rules?

    Looking forward to the forum rules being upheld as I have been targeted here for no reason by someone who is clearly trolling and targeting people to start arguments online. Thanks!
    wow so offering you a solution to your problem is now “starting an argument” and targeting you. i’m not trolling anyone and honestly you and everyone else here are embarrassing, you claim that you want players to feel comfortable on the forum, but god forbid anyone does something that slightly offends you and all of a sudden it’s my way or the fucken highway. idk how many times i’ll say this but this is a game.

    you don’t like the moderation, offer feedback/criticism, moderation don’t care leave. this is a solution, i’m not bullying you, and i’m not trying to start an argument.  
    This is some incredible backtracking since your initial comment was super rude and clearly not meant as a constructive solution. Dolls on this forum have been offering good and valuable feedback to the moderators for a while now. This might seem like a small issue to you but the term "microaggression" exists for a reason. 
    it’s not backtracking, it’s called explaining since my words want to be twisted to fit different narratives
  • reemareema Registered Users, Member 24 Posts
    hanhanhan said:
    reema said:
    hanhanhan said:
    reema said:
    hanhanhan said:
    “If you are not happy with moderation, you still need to follow the forum rules and respect each other. ”

    So essentially we have to suck it up and deal with insufficient moderation even when we voice our concerns and provide clear instructions on what would be more appropriate and appreciated in the forum?

    Good to know that Glu clearly doesn’t care! Thanks for confirming :)
    @KalindaKing @kokokokonut
    okay then leave, no one is forcing you to stay lmfao

    Hello @KalindaKing @kokokokonut as you can see here, @reema is starting and escalating an argument in this thread by targeting me which is clearly against forum rules. Will you give them a warning before banning them as they have clearly gone against forum rules?

    Looking forward to the forum rules being upheld as I have been targeted here for no reason by someone who is clearly trolling and targeting people to start arguments online. Thanks!
    wow so offering you a solution to your problem is now “starting an argument” and targeting you. i’m not trolling anyone and honestly you and everyone else here are embarrassing, you claim that you want players to feel comfortable on the forum, but god forbid anyone does something that slightly offends you and all of a sudden it’s my way or the fucken highway. idk how many times i’ll say this but this is a game.

    you don’t like the moderation, offer feedback/criticism, moderation don’t care leave. this is a solution, i’m not bullying you, and i’m not trying to start an argument.  
    Hi @KalindaKing and @kokokokonut as you can see again, this person swore and that’s also against the forum rules. So that means they’ve violated at least a few already and haven’t been warned or banned. 

    to you @reema you clearly used a condescending attitude and told me to leave. It is very valid approach to point out flaws in a system and provide suggestions for improvement. When people raise concerns about their governments, do you also tell them to “leave if they don’t like it?” 

    I like this game, I enjoy it, and I love the idea of being able to discuss the game with other players. What I don’t like is problematic behaviour and racism and other forms of discrimination from players which is clearly also ignored by moderators who choose to ban players that ask for better behaviour.

    @reema i won’t be speaking to you anymore so please do not reply to this as I don’t think you are here to engage politely and constructively. You are clearly here to start fights as seen by all of your comments on the forum so I won’t be engaging anymore as ill probably get a “warning” for just replying to your trolling.

    have a lovely evening.
    wasn’t aware that swearing was against the rules and i’ve removed it
  • KkhElenaKkhElena Registered Users, Member 550 Posts
    Btw microaggressions are thing. And they're not new so if you could actually idk use the internet that some of you are wasting and search the term up, you'd be mind blown. Trust me
  • eden_sunshineeden_sunshine Registered Users, Member 232 Posts
    @reema what you need to understand, and what we keep repeating, is that the problem lies in white dolls- who have always been white- suddenly changing their skin tones to darker tones when the sys theme was related to alien invasions and animals.
    that’s where the line was crossed. 

    i, personally, don’t mind if a white person has a doll with asian features (i can’t speak for all asian people, this is simply a personal opinion). what i did take issue with, was people using a traditional japanese garment, the kimono, to earn cheap points for a korean street style sys, because it had a “broadly asian” feel. 
    as a korean-australian, that made me incredibly uncomfortable.
    there was an implication there that japanese and korean cultures are interchangeable, and they simply are not. 
    its disrespectful, it’s erasure, and it shows how uneducated some people really are.
    it’s frustrating. 

    you don’t need to be offended, and you can write it off as a game, but it truly hurts to see real life people, on this platform, disregard my culture, my community and my traditions. 
    i should be allowed to express that frustration, as all people of colour should be able to when they feel a similar transgression has occurred.

    it shouldn’t be on people of colour, or any minority group, to leave. it should, in theory, be the responsibility of moderators to uphold the anti-racist policies they claim to abide by. 
  • KkhElenaKkhElena Registered Users, Member 550 Posts
    Some of you are living in a world where microaggressions don't exist or you're just not aware of it and it's astonishing to be watching from afar. And when told that those things exist, the arrogance is fascinating
  • thatgalbiathatgalbia Registered Users, Member 456 Posts
    reema said:
    hi @KkhElena i apologise for misgendering you, it was gross and inexcusable all i can say is sorry and it won’t happen again. 

    since the time that those comments were made i took time to reflect and think and i still stand by what i said, this is a game, not the real world, it’s a made up fantasy, which brings me into the point where the reason why i like my avatar to be a different skin tone is cause i change it all the time so it honestly doesn’t matter, my doll is a character in a game not a real person, i feel comfortable with my skin tone ha. my avatar is just some fantasy, a character that i’ve made up. so yes i don’t care when other players change their skin tones from white to black and vice versa cause this is a game and i’m pretty sure nobody is relating to a game lmfao
    baby what is so funny? can you please explain why you and many others wanna be a different skin tone so bad? like it really doesn’t make sense to me...
  • bethwbethw Registered Users, Member 162 Posts
    I mean, if you’re offended by people calling out issues such as racism and cultural appropriation, then there’s a pretty huge chance that you’re a part of the problem. 
  • Kween_of_the_KastleKween_of_the_Kastle Registered Users, Member 1,249 Posts
    edited April 6
    How I feel when @thatgalbia arrives on the scene 😘😍💞

  • brenhinbrenhin Registered Users, Member 350 Posts
    I’m hardly on the forum lately but I have noticed when I come online to post something or when friends mention it that many of these situations happen quite frequently. It’s unfair for you tell people to stay silent, if something offends them, everyone should freely be able to express the hurt that has been caused by something. Secondly these discussions are important, how do people learn right from wrong and grow if they aren’t told? At this point you’re creating an uncomfortable environment for people to freely offend others with no sense of consequence, it just leads to reoccurring actions. This is definitely the wrong move made.

    More moderators are definitely needed at this point, especially poc moderators so that this forum can be a safe space for everyone. But you claim it already is yet the response to your statement says otherwise. You wrongly ban members like Char and let blatant racists who said some extremely offensive things get a pass? It really doesn’t add up. I think you should re evaluate what you’ve said and take a step back to see that the forum is really losing a lot of usually active members because of how badly it is moderated and the recent issues presented. I think an apology should also be stated for how you and koko have responded to these problems. 
    hardly on the forum
  • meritedkkhmeritedkkh Registered Users, Member 673 Posts
    reema said:
    hi @KkhElena i apologise for misgendering you, it was gross and inexcusable all i can say is sorry and it won’t happen again. 

    since the time that those comments were made i took time to reflect and think and i still stand by what i said, this is a game, not the real world, it’s a made up fantasy, which brings me into the point where the reason why i like my avatar to be a different skin tone is cause i change it all the time so it honestly doesn’t matter, my doll is a character in a game not a real person, i feel comfortable with my skin tone ha. my avatar is just some fantasy, a character that i’ve made up. so yes i don’t care when other players change their skin tones from white to black and vice versa cause this is a game and i’m pretty sure nobody is relating to a game lmfao
    baby what is so funny? can you please explain why you and many others wanna be a different skin tone so bad? like it really doesn’t make sense to me...
    i genuinely don’t understand LMAO. is it because you can’t change your skin color irl? (even though people do it with makeup and surgery). it’s so weird to be ridiculed for your features by the same people who suddenly want to look like you. y’all wanna be black till you’re pulled over by a cop. it’s weird behavior and if you can’t see that... idk what to tell you. 
  • thatgalbiathatgalbia Registered Users, Member 456 Posts
    How I feel when @thatgalbia arrives on the scene 😘😍💞

    AWH LOL PLS this is cute 💘
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