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Old December 15th, 2007, 23:58   #51
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Originally Posted by CDN_Stalker View Post
take a stroll up to the fucker(s) that cheating, and tell them to get the fuck off the field. Might be enough to stir up some nervousness and make them fly straight, if not, at least it'll lead to the next part, outline to the hosts and get their asses banned.
I was being somewhat bombastic to make a point, but, what I am really saying is if the "cheating" is so bad that the simulation is destroyed already, you have nothing to lose in correcting things by the direct approach. I don't advocate flying off the handle at the first sign of a questionable offense but rather going after those demonstrating a repeated disregard for the conventions that we all as airsofters have agreed to abid by... unfortunately it does not take many bad apples to derail a simulation.

Use the 'reasonable man' test. Is it reasonable to react to this - separating your emotions from it (as hard as it may seem at the time) and say, in an after-action report, would people look upon my attempt to correct the problem as disruptive or constructive. You want constructive obviously, so it really is a judgement call of sorts - not something I think one should make their first reaction - but at some point along the continuum it becomes a necessary response in order to prevent it from continuing.

Look, I KNOW some people at times think Clay and I are or can, or have the capacity to be disruptive at a game because of our intolerance towards this, but its a principled stance that we have decided to take after many years of seeing the alternative possible responses and their results. If it makes me less popular because of it, so be it, but, I do know people signing up for a Scarecrow/WP game KNOW bullshit won't be tolerated, and the game does run smoother because of it.

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