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Stat shamers and toxic behaviour. Why is this allowed ?

Should derating/stat shaming/insulting players with low stats be allowed ?   

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  1. 1. Lets establish what this forum is....

    • Yes red stats players should be made aware they should L2P by any means
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    • Yes red stats players should be made aware they should L2P by any means and may not contribute to any discussion before they do ( blue/pink stats)
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    • No every player should be welcome to contribute to discussions
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@MrConway  stated this should be a welcoming community.

 

Yet when someone has an opinion, or want to discuss a tactic he is met with "Shut up you are a wall of red stats" or "Listen to better players" with or without actually making screens of someones stats, with intent of "stat shaming" or derating that playerm attempting to make his words without value.

 

Is this welcoming ? Is that a nice community ?  Or is it toxic bahaviour derating and belittling anyone that cannot flare pink stats ? Is this the purpose of stats ?

 

I think it is very toxic behaviour ruiining forum enjoyment. It is also a standard buch of hardcore individuals that do this. Prisioners of their own pink stats, they seem to need vent their frustrations on others.

 

This behaviour should stop and it would be best to actually BAN everyone displaying or citing  someone elses stats out without that player agreeying with this. This would make the forums less toxic and the moderators less busy and irritated. And it is not a proposed new rule, it is the forum rules.

 

Players should be able to express what they want to say without getting a band of stat shamers react with a string of insults, derating, stat shaming and what not. If you do not stroke their feathers the right way - and God forbid - go against them it's even worse. Whole topics get filled with bickering because of this.

 

It is a bit worrying that this seems to be reviewed as "normal" anyway. But maybe this forum is not what it seems....lets have a little poll what forum members think is normal......

 

 

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Are we making this a weekly thing? Cause it went so well for you last time didn't it?

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Stats show if a player knows what he's talking about or not. They can be used to validate opinions. For example I wouldn't want advice from some 45%wr player trying to tell me how to play but if a 60%wr player gave some advice that would be backed up and validated by his stats which prove his advice works. Anyway why are you getting so offended, if you don't like people stat shaming then don't talk to people. You can't expect to come on the Internet and try to change how people view things or how they talk to people. That's the beauty of freedom of speech. 

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16 minutes ago, Mr_Snoww said:

Stats show if a player knows what he's talking about or not. They can be used to validate opinions. For example I wouldn't want advice from some 45%wr player trying to tell me how to play but if a 60%wr player gave some advice that would be backed up and validated by his stats which prove his advice works. Anyway why are you getting so offended, if you don't like people stat shaming then don't talk to people. You can't expect to come on the Internet and try to change how people view things or how they talk to people. That's the beauty of freedom of speech. 

 

No because it then isn't a welcoming forum but a very hostile one to all but blue/pink stat players. It is in fact discrimination.

 

I am sure WG would not like this very much as red/orange/yellow  stat players could and probably are customers too.........as for myself i payed WG a sizable sum of money on premium ships - which i enjoy a lot - and premium account. Would WG like customers like me to be chased off by some hardcore (stat) griefers ? Think not...

 

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I am gonna be frank with you .. and I vote NO because I believe in that..

But your problem is not that , if you are shame by your stats , fix them by playing better .. 

And because I know better , if you were ok you will not make this topic to talk about it ..

 

first step in solving a problem is recognizing there is one

 

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29 minutes ago, Beastofwar said:

Or is it toxic bahaviour derating and belittling

29 minutes ago, Beastofwar said:

Prisioners of their own pink stats, they seem to need vent their frustrations on others.

16 hours ago, Beastofwar said:

But you ? You prove that CV are a prefectly fine class, well balanced.....probably need a buff here and there...... :Smile_veryhappy::Smile_facepalm::Smile_veryhappy:

 

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To be honest, most "stat shaming" is used to point out that a poster has a distorted view of reality (well, within the realm of the game at least). For example, if I were to claim that AA is underwhelming while having an average plane kill number of 33 per game, it would not be of any use to argue with me since I'm clearly too biased. But I'm not sure why I bother pointing this out since you are one of these players who refuse to take in any information which doesn't come from yourself or your own experiences.

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2 minutes ago, Beastofwar said:

 

No because it then isn't a welcoming forum but a very hostile one to all but blue/pink stat players. It is in fact discrimination.

 

I am sure WG would not like this very much as red/orange/yellow  stat players could and probably are customers too.........as for myself i payed WG a sizable sum of money on premium ships - which i enjoy a lot - and premium account. Would WG like customers like me to be chased off by some hardcore (stat) griefers ? Think not...

 

I've probably put 5 times the amount of money you have into this game. WG don't care about induvidual putting money into the game who go on the forums. The vast majority of their profits come from people who probably don't even know the forums exist. 

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3 minutes ago, Beastofwar said:

 

No because it then isn't a welcoming forum but a very hostile one to all but blue/pink stat players. It is in fact discrimination.

 

I am sure WG would not like this very much as red/orange/yellow  stat players could and probably are customers too.........as for myself i payed WG a sizable sum of money on premium ships - which i enjoy a lot - and premium account. Would WG like customers like me to be chased off by some hardcore (stat) griefers ? Think not...

 

So in practice, that means what? I should pretend to listen to bad players with bad advice and factually incorrect opinions just to not burst their bubble?

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1 minute ago, Kartoffelmos said:

To be honest, most "stat shaming" is used to point out that a poster has a distorted view of reality (well, within the realm of the game at least). For example, if I were to claim that AA is underwhelming while having an average plane kill number of 33 per game, it would not be of any use to argue with me since I'm clearly too biased. But I'm not sure why I bother pointing this out since you are one of these players who refuse to take in any information which doesn't come from yourself.

 

There is no distorted reality in actual displaying my stats without my permission, or citing them without my permission. Yet it is done many times. I want that to stop right here because is is against forum rules and it is making the forum unwelcome to anyone but a "blue/pink stat" status.

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Well if we dont want to be toxic, we should all vote the last one. Everyone is welcome to discussion, its a game, not real life.

 

We should all be kind to each other :Smile_honoring:

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4 minutes ago, Beastofwar said:

 

There is no distorted reality in actual displaying my stats without my permission, or citing them without my permission. Yet it is done many times. I want that to stop right here because is is against forum rules and it is making the forum unwelcome to anyone but a "blue/pink stat" status.

Without your permission? lmao, your stats are public information. We don't need your permission. 

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1 minute ago, Beastofwar said:

 

There is no distorted reality in actual displaying my stats without my permission, or citing them without my permission. Yet it is done many times. I want that to stop right here because is is against forum rules and it is making the forum unwelcome to anyone but a "blue/pink stat" status.

 

I don't do this, but from what I see, it's not so much shaming as it is proving a point. 

People don't just randomly pull up statistics for the sake of putting others down - more for arguments sake. 

 

That isn't to say there aren't some assholes around who stat bash others for no reason other than sad self-gratification, but for the most part it isn't like that in here. 

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Vor 43 Minuten, Beastofwar sagte:

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Mate, don't take it personal, but you should find some more hobbies than creating threads and spending your time in this board... balance between on/off and certain acitvities is a good thing.

I get that you are pretty much into this game and find some pleasure in contributing to this board and stuff, but if you don't balance this smart, you get tunnelvision and write for the purpose of writing.

The result of that is, that in the shere mass of content written by you there are some statements and threads with which you ridicule yourself somehow.

 

Dose it a bit, for your well and the well of the board.

 

No offense...

 

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^when you have red stats after thousands of games, you should be banned from high tier games. period....

 

all this red potatoes with 30% winrate und PR of sub 400 died their way up without willing to learn a BIT of this game. and exactly such players ruin the fun for the whole team.

i consider such players trolls

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I'm fully in agreement that people shouldn't be "stat shamed" purely for being bad. This game is open to everyone regardless of ability.

 

However, all to often I see people both on the forum and in game mouthing off when a quick glance at their stats reveals that the emperor is in fact not wearing any clothes.

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1 minute ago, dd__dd said:

Mate, don't take it personal, but you should find some more hobbies than creating threads and spending your time in this board... balance between on/off and certain acitvities is a good thing.

I get that you are pretty much into this game and find some pleasure in contributing to this board and stuff, but if you don't balance this smart, you get tunnelvision and write for the purpose of writing creating.

The result of that is, that in the shere mass of content written by you there are some statements and threads with which you ridicule yourself somehow.

 

Dose it a bit, for your well and the well of the board.

 

No offense...

 

Ye, dont get me wrong @Beastofwar, your threads are usually great comic relief, but it gets boring now that you are reusing old material ^^

 

You should take a break and come up with some new skits ;)

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1 minute ago, IceyJones said:

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i consider such players trolls

Nah. They are fun watching doing marvels of taktikTM in OPS and Co-oP. :Smile_trollface:

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4 minutes ago, dd__dd said:

Mate, don't take it personal, but you should find some more hobbies than creating threads and spending your time in this board... balance between on/off and certain acitvities is a good thing.

I get that you are pretty much into this game and find some pleasure in contributing to this board and stuff, but if you don't balance this smart, you get tunnelvision and write for the purpose of writing creating.

The result of that is, that in the shere mass of content written by you there are some statements and threads with which you ridicule yourself somehow.

 

Dose it a bit, for your well and the well of the board.

 

No offense...

 

 

Not at all.....the poll will reveal if it is actually worth my time wrinting something anyway.

 

If the forums is in fact a concentration of toxic pink stats frustrates it is utterly pointless to be here anyway. But it should not be that way as it should be a "welcoming community"

 

 

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1 minute ago, Beastofwar said:

Not at all.....the poll will reveal if it is actually woth my time wrinting something anyway.

 

If the forums is in fact a concentration of toxic pink stats frustrates it is utterly pointless to be here anyway. But it should not be that way as it should be a "welocming community"

 

 

when you post things and have an attitude like you, I dont think many people will want to "welcome" you to a "community". Just saying. 

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Says the one, statshaming Unicums for having pink stats :cap_fainting: You are saying, they are peacocks (+ several other things), PURELY BASED ON THEIR STATS!

How can you not see this, is beyond me....

Statshaming red stats = bad :Smile-angry:

Statshaming pink stats = good :Smile_great:

 

Ofc we shouldnt dismiss anyones opinion based on what their stats are showing. But most of the time, its so far off that any real arguement would be futile (even tho it would be the correct way to argue about something), simply because the other one wouldnt even accnowledge it.

So basicly, if you invalidate the other persons arguement, there is atleast a chance that other people reading those posts wont fall into a trap by believing the nonsense somebody wrote.

 

And still, if you dont want to be statshamed, maybe it would be good to stop that behaviour yourself first :cap_yes:

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Just going to leave this here:

16 hours ago, Beastofwar said:

 

Your Guru @El2aZeR could probably attempt that, those are some impressive numbers in result screens, if anybody was able to do that there would be something really wrong with CV....

 

But you ? You prove that CV are a prefectly fine class, well balanced.....probably need a buff here and there...... :Smile_veryhappy::Smile_facepalm::Smile_veryhappy:

 

 

 

And then there is this proverb with a pot and a kettle, but can't seem to figure out how it goes.

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First observation is that options 1 and 3 in the poll are not necessarily mutually exclusive.

 

Altogether, as with so many things in life, this is a question of nuances. Yes, everyone is welcome to post. However, if one is not a particularly good player (hello, it's me *waves*), one should have the self-awareness to either not put forward advice on tactics etc., or at least preface it with an appropriate disclaimer, and probably defer to the opinions of the more skilled of they're (almost) all saying that what you're doing is wrong. When it comes to discussions of changes, events, and maybe even mechanics (it is, I think, possible to understand the mechanics well and just fail at applying that knowledge successfully), then have at it.

 

Equally, it's incumbent on good players to be patient with not-so-good players at first and not jump down their throats immediately. But obviously everyone's patience has a limit and if someone fails to take well-meant, patiently given advice on board, or if they e.g. create their first post on the forums whining about the fire mechanics and emanding it's all changed to accommodate them after a whole 400 games, well, we're back to the need to have some self-awareness.

 

[Generic petition for more humility, patience and kindness everywhere]

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Vor 18 Minuten, dd__dd sagte:

Mate, don't take it personal, but you should find some more hobbies than creating threads and spending your time in this board... balance between on/off and certain acitvities is a good thing.

I get that you are pretty much into this game and find some pleasure in contributing to this board and stuff, but if you don't balance this smart, you get tunnelvision and write for the purpose of writing.

The result of that is, that in the shere mass of content written by you there are some statements and threads with which you ridicule yourself somehow.

 

Dose it a bit, for your well and the well of the board.

 

No offense...

 

 

Vor 14 Minuten, Beastofwar sagte:

 

Not at all.....the poll will reveal if it is actually worth my time wrinting something anyway.

 

If the forums is in fact a concentration of toxic pink stats frustrates it is utterly pointless to be here anyway. But it should not be that way as it should be a "welcoming community"

 

 

Thats not the point.

It was a general recommendation. Just think about it. The fact that you answered instantly not grasping what I wrote underlines my statement pretty well.

You make a poll about something there can not be 2 opinions about in a civilized and ethically acting community.

For the well of yourself settle and think about it..

 

besides:

Stats shaming and bullying is not ok there is no discussion about it.

As in life it's very probable that there is always somebody who might be better than oneself and could say about oneself what oneself says about others stat-shaming them.

In this game (on the european side) there are less than 20 people who might be in the position to stat-shame others, but they won't for some reason.

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