Hi all. I am Grant, aka geelong6, and for those who do not know me, i am one of the moderation team here in flyordie. I am compelled to write this in respect of a newspaper article here in australia regarding 2 teenagers deaths, by suicide as a direct result of cyber bullying. I KNOW I SPEAK FOR ALL THE MODS THAT WE WOULD MUCH RATHER GO INTO A LOBBY, AND HAVE A GAME WITH OUT HAVING TO DEM SOMEONE OR BAN EM. The net is a wonderful thing but also it has a sinister side that allows ppl to be subjected to abuse etc, which im sure @ least 70% would not be said if the persons involved were chatting face to face. It has made many young ppl learn too fast about our world and consequently they think anything goes, so to speak. In short what im trying to get users to do is, just ignore the instigator or abuser, mute them and dont give them the satisfaction of seeing you upset. By all means send an ss
send it in and we will deal with it. How many more innocent lives will be lost b4 we do something about this? Next time you hear about info like this it could be yr brother, sister nephew niece. When i first played in fod back in 05 there wasnt much abuse as now. Now its getting out of hand. :s Ive had a threat made against me just bc i banned them. Is that really the way we were bought up? I cert dont think so. So after you have read this, think about it, act on it and lets make flyordie a nicer place to play. ty vm if u agree , disagree pls reply to this and ty for yr time in reading regards Grant.