Episode 57 – Dealing with Trolls

dont-feed-the-trollTrolls and Trolling. It’s been a hot topic in the game community over the past few months. Two well publicized incidents happened in the same weekend at different cons. We talk about both in this episode and share some strategies for dealing with trolls.

Read Meagan Marie’s original article and commentary here, “What Would You Do if You Weren’t Afraid?”

Read about Adria Richard’s experience here, “Fired SendGrid Developer Adria Richards Speaks Out.”

We’d love to hear your strategies and thoughts about these two incidents in the comments.

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Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a good round of 7 Wonders, Qwirkle, Small World, or Lords of Waterdeep. Someday, she hopes to actually take part in a D&D campaign so she can officially “roll” a character and role play her as a devious, highly intelligent mischief maker, which would be nothing like she is in real life.

4 Comments

  1. You are the best ever. EVER! 🙂

  2. I really enjoyed this episode. It's sad that a welcoming place like PAX had to be a place of disgusting behavior. That said, the PAX folks are great at being proactive and professional in dealing with the bad apples. (I know they helped me out with a bully I've been dealing with for the past year to have a productive PAX East this year).

  3. Thanks, Chris. I really enjoyed recording this episode. I like it when Rhonda and I come at the same topic from such different angles. 🙂

    This year was my first experience really "working" at PAX. I'd had a media pass before but it's a different thing when you are presenting a panel. I got to see the Enforcers in action and I was beyond impressed with how they handled everything. Very professional and considerate, even more so than many of the people running academic conferences I've been to in the past. I am glad they stepped up in this situation as well. It really speaks highly of the type of community they want to build.

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