Monday, September 7, 2009

A Jerk In Every Crowd

Normally I don't bother to engage much in drama, but I am just tired of turning the other cheek all the time. As a shop owner, I usually don't make waves because I feel it's good PR to do so, so if something is wrong, I rant to a few select people until I feel better and that is that.

Today I am just riled up enough to let other people know. Partly because the person in question took the time to show up at another shop where I just happened to be and said more ugly things.

So, this is what happened and bear with me because I am going into detail.

I was working on the fishing area of my sim when I noticed a HUGE drop in the performance of things. The water slowed waaaay down and it was like a WOAH moment. Being the lag miser that I am, I went to my region/estate tools and pulled up the top scripts window. I wanted to know what was going awry.
On the top of the list with the numbers 11.131 was elaniem502 Gothly. I located where she was and flew over to one of the shops being rented on the sim. This shop and my own are both participants in the Steam Hunt.

I send the gal an IM asking what she was wearing that was so scripted. Most often people aren't even aware they are causing a performance issue. Knowing how laggy hunts tend to be, my main objective was to find out if she knew and perhaps help her troubleshoot if she didn't. Here is the chat transcript.

-- Instant message logging enabled --
[10:05] Star Fairymeadow: wow. was just wondering what you were wearing that was so scripted
[10:06] Star Fairymeadow: you showed up at 11.131 in the region estate script tools
[10:06] elaniem502 Gothly: um
[10:06] elaniem502 Gothly: quit meddling on me please
[10:07] elaniem502 Gothly: thanks
[10:07] Star Fairymeadow: bye (note: it was here that I ejected and banned her from the sim)
[10:07] elaniem502 Gothly: wtf you damn bitch im hunting
[10:07] elaniem502 Gothly: dont hate on me hoe
[10:07] elaniem502 Gothly: lol
[10:07] elaniem502 Gothly: bye hoe
[10:07] Star Fairymeadow: this is my sim and if i am curious about why you are lagging it, then i have every right to eject your stupid ass
[10:07] Star Fairymeadow: thanks for making my day
[10:08] elaniem502 Gothly: looking like a man hoe

She then proceeded to go into the steampunk hunters group to rant and rave about how she was ejected/banned. At that point one of the organizers of the hunt asked about it in the merchant group. She was apparently pretty foul.

I said nothing further to this person and went about my business. On 09/07/09 I was on my Winterfell Absinthe shop. After flipping back from an internet page, I see her standing in my shop. She came in and stood around. I don't know if she was waiting for me to notice her or what. You can see she was there for a few moments before I realized.

[6:23] Entry: Star Fairymeadow - Welcome to my Place
[6:25] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: elaniem502 Gothly (11m)
[6:27] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: elaniem502 Gothly (18m)
[6:28] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: elaniem502 Gothly (19m)
[6:29] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: elaniem502 Gothly (19m)
[6:29] MystiTool HUD 1.3.1: Entering chat range: elaniem502 Gothly (19m)
[6:30] Star Fairymeadow: you've got to be kidding me
[6:30] elaniem502 Gothly: hmmmmmmmm where could this ugly bitch hide that gear oh i know up her ass :)
[6:31] Star Fairymeadow: what is your problem?

This person is a Midnight Mania/Lucky Chair group owner. I hope she doesn't start any crap there. She should be practicing what she preaches in her profile, lol. From her profile "Have fun-respect each other-Happy Spamming!"


  1. Oh my WORD! how vastly annoying! you were right to do as you did! she is really just not a nice person (and ironic what she has on her profile, eh?) ....& did you ever figure out what kind of scripted item slowed down your sim? keep your head up, gorgeous!

  2. I realize that this could have been handled differently. I should have identified who I was right away. If you know me, you know I am pretty casual about things and that was my mistake. The approach was meant as a friendly approach. I wasn't looking to come across dictator like. As I always say, we are works in progress and always learning. It's unfortunate that it progressed the way that it did. I tried to offer her a chance to correct the situation, but she would not respond to my IM. I do have to wonder why she took the time to hunt down one of my other shop locations.

  3. What gets me is the "lol" right in the middle of her poorly-typed attempt at insults. Why do they always do that?

    I had somebody go off on me in a LiveJournal comm recently because it's discussing a PG subject, she cussed, I corrected her; then I made annoyed noises at a thread she was in which was... it was junior-high-school-boy humor. Apparently that made me a prudish Sunday school teacher with a gastrointestinal stick because gee, I expect people to behave appropriately to their environment?

    I think your hunter and the sewer-mouth are sisters. I think you were fine. because you could have handed her a bouquet of roses and she still would have answered you the same way.

    Tanarian Davies