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Old March 12th, 2014, 10:36   #16
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Similar things have happened to our airsoft site as well. Not so much as being threatened by other members but more harassed for the gear they wear and the weapons they use. Members are being bugged and picked on to a point where some thought of leaving.What ever happen to airsoft being a fun sport to be in.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 10:38   #17
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I've said it before the only physical altercations in this sport should be done via the sharing of love via bursts of white joy (aka BB's on the field in a game! or if needed via a mexican standoff), or the odd dryhump..... Other then that it is not needed, cooler heads need to prevail, nothing is worth getting a charge for assault or threat of assault over as it will screw up your life, job, travel plans and much much more.

Like I said in my original post. Nuff said, the details behind this post do not need to be dragged out. The post itself is enough of a warning, which also means every member has received their "first" warning about this type of incident and the second warning results in a ban now.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 11:43   #18
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I came across a lot of hot tempers over the years. Both on here and on the field. Some time, a physical altercation was this close to happen but got prevented by other players.

In this age of ever present HD camera, lot's of them mounted on our helmets, it would be quite foolish to do anything violent outside of the gameplay rules.

I suggest that those with hot tempers either seek help to deal with it or find another sport. Something less stressfull, like maybe trading card or knitting?

I would never hesitate to make an arrest and press charge if I've withnessed violent act or any criminal act in game. Not that it's a recuring problem, but it still happen occasionnally.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 12:13   #19
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I've said it before the only physical altercations in this sport should be done via the sharing of love via bursts of white joy (aka BB's on the field in a game! or if needed via a mexican standoff), or the odd dryhump..... Other then that it is not needed, cooler heads need to prevail, nothing is worth getting a charge for assault or threat of assault over as it will screw up your life, job, travel plans and much much more.

Like I said in my original post. Nuff said, the details behind this post do not need to be dragged out. The post itself is enough of a warning, which also means every member has received their "first" warning about this type of incident and the second warning results in a ban now.
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I've said it before the only physical altercations in this sport should be done via the sharing of love via bursts of white joy (aka BB's on the field in a game! or if needed via a mexican standoff), or the odd dryhump.....

You made my day a little less terrible.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 13:43   #21
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I suggest that those with hot tempers either seek help to deal with it or find another sport. Something less stressfull, like maybe trading card or knitting?


Their faces when they sign up for a knitting club and discover they like it.
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Old March 12th, 2014, 21:02   #22
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It seems there are more and more violent incidences happening in the sport. I only got out to about five events this past year here in Edmonton, and witnessed two myself.

Both cases involved an argument over if one player was "dead" (the classic "you! you are dead! I SHOT YOU YOU ARE DEAD!!!!" issue). The first involved a player becoming hysterical and emptying a magazine into the object of their rage at arms length. The second was simply a case of a player again, demanding a player remove themselves from play and insisting they had been hit by fire, then (i watched this happen) making a very calculated, purposeful decision to as the last case, empty an entire magazine into their foil as "retribution" of a sort.

In both cases, the players were not expelled from the game nor disciplined in any way. I think it's up to game hosts/field owners at this point to start cracking down on this bs and adopt a no tolerance policy for this kind of stuff.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 00:45   #23
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Old March 13th, 2014, 03:44   #24
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Should I report a threat of violence against me even though I never actually felt threatened, and think that the individual who threatened me is a joke?
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Old March 13th, 2014, 06:30   #25
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it's terrible that things can get so out of hand in a gaming community that ppl need to worry about stuff like this, I agree that a warning first and then banning if it happens again.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 07:09   #26
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if one is stupid enough to need a warning, might as well get rid of him immediately.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 10:26   #27
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I have seen this behavior twice before in my time playing airsoft and it seemed the host did not know how to deal with it or just did not want to deal with it so I took it upon myself to defuse the situation and try to lay it out that it was not appropriate to act in that fashion and not to be threatening violence.

I felt the need to step in as the one being threaten was allot smaller and younger and was in the right to question his actions on braking the rules.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 11:06   #28
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didn't call hit? shoot them again.

Still don't call hit? shoot them in a more sensitive area like arms and legs... shoot him in the ass.

Still don't call hit? move to a different location and shoot them again.

Still don't call it?

Take solace in the fact that you shot the bitch multiple times and he was powerless to stop you from outsmarting, outmaneuvering and outshooting him.

Don't just assume that your gun can shoot 40000 meters, through cross wind and foliage that you can hit something the size of a quarter.

Then again, when it comes to threads like this... I'm just preaching to the choir.
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Old March 13th, 2014, 22:28   #29
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Things are going to change, ignore this warning and you will join the member I just banned.

This topic is not up for debate or discussion.

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Old June 11th, 2014, 10:32   #30
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Reminder this is not up for discussion.

Proof has been provided of threats made over a trade dispute via our systems PM and emails after the initial pm comments were warned that a ban would follow if continued.

User then took it to the emails to take off the boards and another threat was issued.

This user has now been banned as per the stance against threats of physical harm.

Anyone else want to join these two users? Let me know and I will flick the switch save us all some work in the future that way.
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