Received a report from Tauto, so here I am. Since the discussion between both of you got beyond of what we call here a friendly atmosphere I need to act.
@vidm, please stop calling names on other users, if this repeats I'll have to ban your account. If Tauto is messaging you via PM and you don't wish to talk to him please block him.
GOG's policy of inaction against hostile accounts like the Tauto account probably violates Canadian law; just so you know.
I guess the fact that you're not governed by a British style law makes the non-action policy easy though?
Anyways... reference is here: http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cycp-cpcj/bull-inti/index-eng.htm
I guess we all agree that cyber bullying or bullying of any kind is a bad thing and it is forbidden. However I wonder if the hoster of a forum can also be held responsible for not preventing it or not punishing those who are doing it (I am speaking in general here of course). I read your article and looked up some others and so far the only thing I could see was one sepcial law in Canada regarding a school
"Alberta’s law is notable because it requires students to report cyberbullying if they witness it
, with penalties including suspension and expulsion possible for those who do not."
If you have more specific sources I would be interested to read them as well. As I said: cyber bullying is a crime and should be treated as such so I really wonder if this can be treated like "failure to provide assistance" (I google translated this so I hope it's the right legal term).
In general I have to say that I personally don't understand why people actually start to insult each other in a forum about video games at all. Every conversation can be held in a civil matter and if you don't agree - then don't agree. No reason to call names or get emotional about anything here imo. The average user in this forum probably is a bit older (given that this once was "good old games") and so we all should know that there are actual things in the world and around us worth getting angry or worried about and I doubt those should be a few video games. And no, I don't like scammers but I also know that whenever I try to trade something here on GOG with somebody I don't know anything about I am doing this at my own risk because - as we all know - GOG simply does not have an actual trading platform. Could they improve on this? Of course they could but imo this is first and foremost a digital store and nothing more. GOG never said that people should trade any games here. We should feel lucky that GOG is not forbidding us to do so because they could. In general GOG is also allowing many discussions here that would have been censored or locked pretty fast in a forum like steam (i.e. talking about piracy in general). So they are giving us freedom because they trust us. It is really unfortunate for me that some of those given the freedom to not be censored and speaking freely are using it to destroy civill conversations. I really appreciate the fact that GOG is giving us this freedom and I really think that it is not too much of them to ask us to keep conversations civil in return. That was all elcook was asking for in his last post.
These are just my own thoughts that I wanted to express and I am aware that some might think different. I don't want to take any sides here - I just wanted to point out how grateful we should be to have this freedom. Wouldn't it be better if this could be a nice place to communicate and relax instead of the warezone this sometimes has become? Or am I just naive and such civil discussions are just not possible between grown up people in a forum about video games?