+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: What to do about haters?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    89

    What to do about haters?

    So some of the core of my guild came from another guild on my server and it seems that that guild is all cool about it now with one exception.... There is one mage in there who still seems to be a complete douche to everyone who has the <Strategery> tag on their name. He recently made this post on the realm progression thread that I run: "you know the purpose of this thread is to actually update it so lets hop to it and update the google page." He posted that 40 minutes after the post that one of his guildmembers posted about a new kill of them. Should I take this as an attack on me/my guild? What should I do about this? He's really getting on my nerves with how he's treating my guildies.

    A note, he's a veteran in that guild and from talking with people who used to be in that guild, was a very cool guy until he got dumped 4 months ago and turned all mean
    The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason. Talga Vassternich.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    102
    Ignore him. He's not in your guild and shouldn't really have any inpact at all on how you guys do things. Also it's your thread on the realm forum and you update it as you have time to - if he wants it done otherwise welcome him to make a new thread himself that he can control.
    "We have two ears and one mouth for a reason." - Buddhist belief.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,598
    When a bully on the playground stands in the middle of the table and starts hurling insults at you, it's only funny for everyone else if you react. If you completely ignore him and go about your business as usual everyone instead will laugh at him and he will go find someone else to pick on.
    The pen is mightier than the sword.
    My Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/penlowe

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    821
    If you don't ignore him you'll get into a vicious circle which you won't win. Only thing I'd add is to let your guildies know that you've seen the post, are choosing to maturely ignore it (and any further ones) and ask that they show similar restraint.
    **Give me a hug and I'll defend you with my life**
    Blog: http://www.tankspot.com/blog.php?550-Shortypop

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    1,193
    Like above posts:

    Some really cool guys see the leaving of (a group) of members as betrayers to the guild. Don't forget, the leaving of some core members can set your raiding back a lot or even destroy it. It's not strange that at first people are angry or disappointed about that. Some people remain bitter and there's no way you can change that.

    So in the end ignoring it is best.

  6. #6
    This adage works here (and is in line with the above):

    "Never argue with idiots, they will drag you down and beat you with experience."

    Ignore to the best of your ability, he's already made himself out to be one of those people that blames the world for their problems rather then get off their ass, put a smile on, and fix it themselves.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,598
    Quote Originally Posted by Conreeaght View Post
    This adage works here (and is in line with the above):

    "Never argue with idiots, they will drag you down and beat you with experience."

    Ignore to the best of your ability, he's already made himself out to be one of those people that blames the world for their problems rather then get off their ass, put a smile on, and fix it themselves.
    Or the Ann Richards version: "never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get muddy and the pig will enjoy it".
    The pen is mightier than the sword.
    My Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/penlowe

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    1,762
    Quote Originally Posted by Penlowe View Post
    Or the Ann Richards version: "never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get muddy and the pig will enjoy it".
    I know it as "don't argue with an idiot. People might not be able to tell the difference."

    SIMON DE MONTFORT, EARL OF LEICESTER
    pioneer of representative government who was
    killed in the Battle of Evesham on 4 August 1265.


  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,545
    Just from what you posted, I don't see how it's an attack on your guild at all. On my realm forum, the person that made the progression thread that is stickied updates it like once a month. It's quite annoying to have the thread that recruits see lagging so far behind the guild's actual progress.

    Since you didn't provide any details on update timeliness history or anything, and just made it all about your guild vs him, it kind of seems like you're looking for something that might not be there. But it's hard to say from our position.
    "We actually talked today about adding an item level 300 shirt that did absolutely nothing but mess with mods that attempt to boil down players to gear scores. " -Ghostcrawler

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    89
    I check it all day and I update it whenever someone posts a new kill. So on average I'm updating it 2-3 times a day (when I wake up, noon, and when I go to bed)
    The only sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason. Talga Vassternich.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    226
    I would purposefully lag when updating his guild. People should reap what they sow.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    580
    Quote Originally Posted by Gretchin View Post
    Ignore him.
    This. Don't feed trolls, and you should seriously consider punishing guildies who take the bait. Letting your guild get instigated into a publish flame war is a good way to look terrible to poential applicants (unless you're Goon Squad, in which case, it's more good PR).

+ Reply to Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts