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An amendment to the Criminal Justice bill in the UK could see Trolls that sexually harrash or verbally abuse people online or via mobiles, jailed for up 2 years according to the Guardian News Paper.
Years ago there was a movement to keep governments from governing what happens on the net, but you may have noticed nobody tries to stop them these days because they have seen how bad trolling has gotten over the years and pretty much everybody believes something needed to be done about it.
Twitter and Facebook have both seen prosecutions in the UK against trolls and cyberstalkers but the changes to the law looks set to make standard trolling as seen in most gaming communities a criminal offense in the UK. Gamers are in my experience the worst for trolling and look set to be heavily affected by the new laws.
Especially on TEG which is a UK site and will be subject to the changes to the law.
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Player feedback tends to be either "Good mod", a rant about some minor issue or the feedback is simply never given. That is by far the most common feedback I get 99.99999999999999999999999999999% of the time. Probably more since real feedback is very rare and mostly none existant. Flying pigs are more common than real feedback.
Want me to prove it ?
Check this out, there are photos of flying pigs, but you will not find photos of good feedback.
I take the view that feedback should reflect the quality of the mod, so if a mod is 80% good, the feedback should be 80% good. I also think players should not forget they are talking about a player made mod with player voice actors and not get any delusions about professional quality. Because none of us are being paid to make the mods. There is no professional game studio or professional voice actor helping us out.
To expect that from mods is in my view extremely unfair.
Of course players forget its a player made item, forget its players doing the voice acting and treat it like some professional release then single out 1 thing they do not like then rant at me over it. So I naturally rant right back at them. I am not here to be ranted at by idiots that cannot tell the difference between a game made with budget of millions and a mod made with a budget of zero.
Real feedback is usually lacking, real feedback is not a log of where you went and what you did when you got there, as some folk seem to believe. It is about what you thought about features in the mod, did you like it, did it surprise you. Did you find them annoying and if so why.
Feedback is a comment on the mod, not a description of how you played it. It tells me what I did right, what I did wrong and what players wanted from a mod. Often feedback that tells me what players expect from a mod leads to improvements or a better mod. For example Kvatch fans kept talking about Arenas being lore in Kvatch in the 4th era, when it was not. Kvatch was destroyed, that was the lore on Kvatch, but I gave them a Kvatch with a working arena when I made Kvatch Rising just to shut them up.
I do not expect you to understand modding issues either, thats my job.
So its worth telling me what you like, what you did not like because unlike many modders that make 1 mod and quit, I have made over 2 dozen mods and your feedback does get incomportated in to future work. Not many modders can say that but you can see it in my work.
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Whilst hardly anybody is actually doing anything to help, they have clearly gotten the message that their behavior is not welcome around here and they stand to lose everything if they continue. Steam users especially have stopped their none sense after I pulled the mods off Steam due to Steams anti modder rules.
Clearly giving them time to soak up this message and settle down was the right approach.
The TEG not being the TES community seems to have sunk in too.
At this point I am prepared to leave the downloads available if this continues to be true. I will also be banning folk without warning if I see any attempt to bring TES community attitudes to my door step or any failure to read docs, stickies or site rules.
Users can continue to try and apply TES community attitudes on TEG but they will be banned on the spot for it. Remember TEG runs on real world values, if your rude, ignorant or inconsiderate, you are going to get a rude, ignorant or inconsiderate response right before I ban you.
If you are lucky enough to get a hint from me about your behavior, take it, do not ignore it because in my experience, people who ignore warnings cannot be saved anyway. They are too far gone to fit in at TEG and no longer know what real life values are. For those that do not know, here is a clue, if your rude in real life, people tend to do something to you.... and it usually hurts.
No change on the Feedback or donation front, both are still lacking.
Remember, I am not your mother, I do not have to take your shit. But this is my site and you do have to follow my rules if you want to use it..... Anything else will get you banned.
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I have been busy the last few days doing charity work with my daughter, a Macmillans Coffee Morning no less, it started at 1pm.... Yes Morning = 1pm. That is what I thought. It went well though. My daughter organises them events. During the summer she had a sponsored Toddle for Bernados, the Earlie Bird was there, Hull FCs mascot. She does a lot for other people, guess she takes after her dad in that way. She gets more thanks than I do though, when I do things for TES fans I usually get nothing but shit.
As this past week as proven.
It has been a hellish week thanks to TES community members and its reminded me why I stopped supporting them, why I closed my forums 18 months ago and what I hate about modding TES.
Players often play it down because they do nothing for nobody and never put them selves in my position which just reveals them to be utterly ignorant twats. Either that or they say ignore it. Yeh right, how about I come around your house later and start kicking in your front door, and you try and ignore that".
Users that take that attitude go straight on my "ban them first chance I get" list for showing no appreciation of what i have to go through to make or share mods with you all. Especially this week, which has led to me consider why I bother supporting the TES players at all. Its not fun, they do not allow it to be fun at all for the modder.
Today you would be hearing about Solstheim V3 or Bug fix releases for Dark Lore Grimoire and Helgen, but TES community fuckwits killed off my desire to make mods for you. So your getting this message instead.
I only asked that you not to bring the TES community attitudes to my door, and you cannot even respect that one request.
I rarely get proper feedback explaining what people liked or did not like in my mods. Nor do I get donations unless I nag you for them first. What I do get is endless shit every time I make and share an Elder Scrolls mod or lots of people saying Good mod then disappearing for good.
So I am now informing you that I am spending this week considering the future of TES support on TEG. If the TEG mods and documents disappear from here, you will know I have decided not to support TES anymore. If they are still here next weekend, you will know I have decided to keep them available. If that happens, it still does not say I'll be making any more TES mods. This week has reminded me that there is no fun to be had modding TES. The moment I appear to be having fun, some twat spoils it.
Fallout fans have nothing to worry about, you never cause me any problems. You usually act in a mature, grateful way. Though a little more feedback would be nice.