Hello Ingress Forum, please help maintain professionalism & eliminate toxic behaviors against rules
Recently I noticed that there is an ongoing malicious campaign organized by a bunch of agents targeting and against me because I politely but firmly refuted many of their incorrect theories and comments with valid evidence and proof (one typical example: https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/14309/you-might-be-kidding-again-sos-founder-acc-flew-140km-40min-defying-the-terrain-but-you-did-nothing#latest ), and then together with my friends, exposed their explicit behavior of insulting me and other players simply because we stand out to fight with cheating players proactively via the forum.
I don’t really care about such things because you can’t let everyone satisfy and during the process of fighting with cheating behaviors, agents surely will encounter resistance. And nobody would be very happy if their long-term opinions are proved to be very likely wrong because usually they are talking from the theory while I have solid practice foundation. Anyway, as long as I fully comply with the community guidelines and simply block all of them in case of trouble, how could they impair the experience of a specific agent on the forum if they are following the rules as well?
However when things come to a dangerous point where some suspicious players, including Vanguard, united from a specific channel and group, are blatantly calling me and other agents “idiots”, “toxic”,etc, and doing other inappropriate behaviors on the forum, and support such shaming in collusion via “Likes” and replies, I feel like a petition and effective report is required, in order to make a better community because such phenomenon definitely violates https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/10/community-guidelines#latest .
Yes this is an adult game and we know what’s called “trolling” and I'm fine with receiving trolls, but trollings are not like that. They are purely collective personal attacks, impersonating and threatening other players. Please, respect other players. Forum is not where you could, in a team, bully other players. We need a better community than this.
I’ve clicked the “Flag” reports for most of them but in case forum moderators will remove the context as well to solve the conflicts, I will still write them down to make it clear why those comments are not proper and should be removed without removing its context because those actions are made intentionally to irritate other players regardless of a context, so that the comments of players they are targeting could be removed and posts got closed.
I'm writing it down for forum users to know that this group of players are doing it (draggging unrelated players into battlefields in every post and hara.ss specific players) intentionally for a reason, so that your own experience of browsing the forum or managing your post would not be affected.
To not defame player and pollute the environment further, I won’t quote them directly or mention who did/wrote so and what’s his/her role on the forum, but just providing direct links to comments. I’d appreciate if moderators could take a look and achieve the necessary order for the sake of entire community.
Here are a few examples:
In this comment, this player did not read the link (which is valid and constructive and proper to be referred to in that post) in previous quoted reply at all, but jumps to a suspicious conclusion “referencing posts that have been removed by Niantic forum moderators in every single discussion you participate in is starting to get irritating” which is a completely false statement and personal attack. Is there anyone here who could not open the link https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/comment/133679/#Comment_133679 ? Is it removed?
Actually this is the first time I'm referring to this link so what does "in every single discussion" mean? Not to mention that in previous comment https://community.ingress.com/en/discussion/comment/145473/#Comment_145473 this player also said “Noted”. Noted for what? Isn’t it sort of threatening, and are all those actions proper considering the role of this player?
But this comment as a false statement somehow got a lot of Likes mainly from a specific group of players, some of which would occur repeatedly in Likes and Insightful of following comments. Everybody can see that this is abnormal.
In this comment, this player is proactively and proud of calling other agents (me) “idiots” and “drag people into the mud from the cave you're at” on the forum which is mad
In this comment, the same player is making totally off-topic replies and calling other players “toxicity of its own”, and emphasizing that he/she has issue with some players. Sounds horrible
In those comments, the same player is asking the forum to ban a specific player for “disruptive postings”, and insulting him/her by saying “why you bother to post”, which is undeniable insulting and 100% unacceptable