Tau Online: Meltdown, and One Monumental Jerk

It was vaguely interesting, but not much more than that.

I went to Tau Online for the first time today, just to see if there was more to the story, an official word or something.  I repeat, I've never been there before; as a general rule, I don't care much for forums.  I have an account at the BoLS Lounge, but that's it.  I don't think my number of posts has hit double-digits.

So I get there and start reading the first thread.  The meltdown was mildly amusing.  The ranting began, followed by the anger.

Then I was assaulted by a screen full of the most disgusting, perverted images I've ever had the misfortune to see in one place. 

I don't know who the half-wit was who found that appropriate, but evidently he must have thought it was the only way he could make Skylight, the unpopular owner who initiated the ads and ran off all his mods, understand what he thought of him.


I'm not a prude nor am I naive, but I don't seek out such trash nor do I appreciate having it dropped in the middle of a thread like that.  You've got to assume kids use the forums, and while they're probably more world-wise than I am that isn't an excuse.

Still, I'm primarily pissed because I had to see it.

Melodrama like this brings out the worst in people; people's worst can be pretty bad.  To those of you handling it with decency, good on you.  To those who are using it as an excuse to act the ass, grow up.

Your little fight has just dropped a turd on my doorstep.  I'm going to have nightmares.


Gauthic said...

FINALLY found the post in question. Yep, that's pretty vile.... but I've seen worse. The Internets are awesome like that (and a few times in person too!).

I'd wager that a good percentage of those are 'shopped (and a few of them are drawings/3d/animation)

Good stuff as it took "Sky|ight" quite a bit of time to find those pics.

Dethtron said...

welp, that can't be unseen. that'll show me for trying to mine material.... I think I'll leave that one alone.

Gauthic said...

Yes, it can. You just need the upgrade, DT :)

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