NationStates Jolt Archive

Flamebaiting? Flame...blaming?

28-01-2009, 07:35
Whatever it's called, he's trying to make it look like everyone's ganging up on him, which is fine, but he's also being abusive and seriously derailing the thread.

EDIT: And I realize Kat is already in there, but since she's debating, I didn't want to put it on her to regulate.
28-01-2009, 07:43
Indeed. It would be more appropriate for someone else to judge this one.
28-01-2009, 11:30
Interesting technical point. I'll go for flamebaiting:

Flamebait: Posts that are made with the aim of angering someone indirectly. Not outright flame, but still liable to bring angry replies. Flame baiting is a far more subtle and covert action; it is an underhanded tactic that is designed to provoke a response from another player. It's in the same context of trolling but with flamebaiting it's just the one person.

Considering that this is the poster to whom I gave a friendly warning earlier today for using similar tactics, I'd usually skip the yellow card and jump straight to the red card.

But, because this is also the poster who has already lost one nation for trolling, who has already collected infractions for trolling with his new nation and who has already been officially warned for the same activity, I feel a ban has more chance of hammering home the point.

The point being that the nation of Ferrous Oxide is very close to disappearing. Think about it for the next five days, decide whether you want to come back at all, and if you do, remember you're treading on eggshells.