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22 Mar 2010 - 23:2328756
Trolls. - Urgent!!!!
This is getting out of hand, my friend Tif9123 is being attacked all the time by them at the moment and its upsetting her so much.

It pisses me off because nothing is being done. One troll got banned but then they are started on about four of her other cosplays that she has either done or is going to do.

I think it's disgusting that there are never any mods on when we need them.

This is why people stop cosplaying, this is why she is thinking of not cosplaying anymore because they make her feel bad.

ANYONE going to do something about it?


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22 Mar 2010 - 23:3828758
These people are kinda ridiculous saying such stupid things >.<! Oh yeah, I love it how these people don't have ANY costumes at all. Honestly, I really hope things don't bring people to end their cosplaying x


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22 Mar 2010 - 23:4328759
Sadly the mods aren't on line 24-7.

All you can do is PM one of them (sjbonnar, Del, Amy-Lou etc.) about it and see if they can get them banned again.

I don't know whether they can block IP addresses, but I agree, its extremely unfair and nasty of these people to be attacking another person for doing what they enjoy.

It can cause people to stop cosplaying, but its best for her to not let these things get to her (hard as that is to do).


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22 Mar 2010 - 23:4728760
Yeah I know, it just makes me so angry, they started on me on one of her costumes but I just laughed it off because I know its probably some kid with nothing better to do.

I know someone sent an email directly to the support team so they should be able to do something.

I just find it shocking that they go at people on other profiles and dont have the balls to do it on the right one.

My friend is so upset at the moment that she wants to give up.
I told her if she does I will slap her into next week.


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22 Mar 2010 - 23:4828761
I like the way he picked Tif9123 to pick on who not only has Amazingly awesome outfits but is extremely popular on here, it just seems asinine and stupid to me O_O

The Mods do a great job but yeah its impossible to be in the same place all the time just like Superman.


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22 Mar 2010 - 23:4928762
Has she emailed a moderator about this issue? Because nothing will get done unless you contact them in some way or form and PM's are an efficient way to do that, given that they are also notified by email of the PM. Because of how the site works it would be an impossible task for moderators to catch trolls posting comments on costumes before it gets out of hand. I'm sure they have enough trouble reading every forum post to check it's contents but as Silver pointed out they have their own lives to consider.

While you are angry that someone is harrasing your friend this post really doesn't do yourself any favours.

I propose that when the site next undergoes an upgrade that the user can control the comments left by others on their costumes. Being able to delete comments or set a setting to 'screen' all comments thereby having the user approve them before they show up.



Last edited by Shenny (22 Mar 2010 - 23:51)
23 Mar 2010 - 00:0228763
Quote Shenny:
Has she emailed a moderator about this issue? Because nothing will get done unless you contact them in some way or form and PM's are an efficient way to do that, given that they are also notified by email of the PM. Because of how the site works it would be an impossible task for moderators to catch trolls posting comments on costumes before it gets out of hand. I'm sure they have enough trouble reading every forum post to check it's contents but as Silver pointed out they have their own lives to consider.

While you are angry that someone is harrasing your friend this post really doesn't do yourself any favours.

I propose that when the site next undergoes an upgrade that the user can control the comments left by others on their costumes. Being able to delete comments or set a setting to 'screen' all comments thereby having the user approve them before they show up.



I second that idea.


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23 Mar 2010 - 00:0828764
Well its gone to me, and her friend fusionrose now.

We have sent emails to all the mods, me Kara and my other friend have done the same. Just have to wait and see really.


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23 Mar 2010 - 00:1028765
Oh dear this all sounds rather bad. Kat had mentioned to me there was some abuse going on but I thought it had been dealt with. I'll have a look into it tomorrow and see what I can do, maybe IP bands or even if it means putting in some self moderation tools now rather than later.

Sadly Kat and I don't monitor the site closely every day, especially of late as I've been out of the country and Kat has had some serious issues involving her job that it's not my place to post about publicly.

Anyway I shall see what I can do tomorrow.


23 Mar 2010 - 00:1928766
Thanks Perin, they said one thing on one of my costumes and then on Fusions aswell.

Thanks so much for looking into this though.

We do need a blocking feature or something soon. Because it would be a good idea to actually have something that we can use if users or even bots say things we dont like.

There are a couple of comments I want taken off my acount because they seem to be rather rude. But there we go.

Thanks again. x


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23 Mar 2010 - 00:2628767
More troll drama on CI again already?
Some people have far too much time on their hands...

Why do people have to make such snide comments about other peoples' cosplays? This whole cosplay subculture was supposed to be people having fun and sharing a love for mutual interests :/ It seems a shame that some people just want to ruin it for everyone else


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23 Mar 2010 - 00:4228768
Quote NightmareWings:
It pisses me off because nothing is being done. One troll got banned but then they are started on about four of her other cosplays that she has either done or is going to do.

I think it's disgusting that there are never any mods on when we need them.


Something you've got to remember is that we're real people too. I was contacted at 11, I read it at 11:30 andstarted dealing with the problem :-\ I was collecting evidence from both you and Kara which I then forwarded on to the two Admins of the site (one of whom has been in this thread in the meantime LOL)


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Last edited by sjbonnar (23 Mar 2010 - 00:45)
23 Mar 2010 - 00:5228769
Yeah I've deleted the comments I could find and blocked the account. Also I've installed some IP tracking and banning tools now to help deal with this in future.

Will look into self moderation tools tomorrow, if they're simple to implement I'll add them.


23 Mar 2010 - 01:4328771
Just wanted to thank the mods for sorting the problem out.

Obviously everyone has lives haha, but i think a good idea would be a system so we could delete anyones comments on our costumes, instead of only being able to delete our own, because it must cause you so much bother when you get emails cause someone has been nasty, if we would delete them ourselves then it would save evryone so much trouble ^^


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23 Mar 2010 - 09:4228778
Its a shame that trolling has happened again. Especially as it can be upsetting for the subject of they're trolling. My advice would be to ignore it. Its clear that they are just they to cause trouble and quite possible get attention. Its not always possible for a mod to get to the prob as quickly as possible due to other things.

I'm gald that it has been sorted.

I'm also gald that it means that some self moderation is being looked at. Its something that I think is a great idea.


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23 Mar 2010 - 14:1528785
Quote Tif9123:
Just wanted to thank the mods for sorting the problem out.

Obviously everyone has lives haha, but i think a good idea would be a system so we could delete anyones comments on our costumes, instead of only being able to delete our own, because it must cause you so much bother when you get emails cause someone has been nasty, if we would delete them ourselves then it would save evryone so much trouble ^^


True. I guess it's just because, until recently, trolling hasn't really been an issue on this site ^_^' We've been very lucky!

Sorry, I was just rather offended at the accusations that nothing was being done when really, we were all working on fixing it. Also, like I said, real lives as well! This isn't a job, we do it for free, in our free time etc. Just wanted it pointed out is all!


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23 Mar 2010 - 20:5328794
Quote Tif9123:
Obviously everyone has lives


This is debatable. After all, there are people out there who have nothing better to do than troll and sl*g off really awesome and nice cosplayers. That doesn't exactly scream of having a life.

I'm glad it's been sorted out though, before it really smashed up your confidence.


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Last edited by NixieThePixie (23 Mar 2010 - 20:55)
23 Mar 2010 - 23:5928813
Ok fine, the mods on here have lives XD


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24 Mar 2010 - 01:0128819
Quote Tif9123:
Ok fine, the mods on here have lives XD


Why thank you ^_^ LOL


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05 Apr 2010 - 00:4429262
Got linked to this thread through /cgl/ and wow, was this entire thread really necessary? Have people completely lost all tolerence for petty bullies etc? I realise that this website is a circlejerk (everyone is almost TOO nice) but seriously...
I'm not calling anyone out here or trying to offend anyone, but wow.


05 Apr 2010 - 11:1729269
All I can really say is 'don't feed the troll'.

You don't give them the reason to continue trolling (as in, don't start back on them), they'll eventuly stop.
It has happened to me before on another site, I just let it slide because out of all the other people who love your cosplay, theres always one who wants to take the other side and try and crush you.
'Cause some people are just ass holes like that 8D


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