WoW_Ladies: Girl Gamers of World of Warcraft



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Thank you riotlounge for maintaining this helpful information for the community. Just a note to the members that this post has been placed as a sticky for future reference.


Thank you for posting this.

No problem. Figured it'd be really good for everyone.

Great post but could it please be put behind a cut? Please, please.

Put all the sub-headers under cuts, individually!

Sorry, LJ has been a butt all day so this took me a while to do.

As someone who has been stalked on the internet (and it is a fucking freaky thing) I think it is awesome to encourage people like this! I hope it can save people from horrible situations.

Thank you :)

Not problem, always glad to help. :D

Thank you for posting this!

thank you for posting this. I will direct some people this way.

I love you and I love this post. Where's the damn 'like' button? (also mem+)

This is an amazingly well written post

One thing to add, from many years of working with harassement/abuse victims/survivors.

It is always better to be safe than sorry. Listen to your instincts. If you think you are being harrassed/stalked, make a fuss. The bigger, the better. Do everything the op listed. If you are wrong/over reacted, you can always apologize later.

Think of it this way. If you are walking home one evening, and you get a creepy feeling from someone near you, what would you do? Tell yourself you are being silly and hope for the best? Or run get yourself to a well-lit, populated place as soon as possible?


Good on you for posting. Would be nice if more folk realised it isn't as simple as /ignoring - I mean, you've got alts, their friends' friends, characters following you around ingame, manipulation, other shit that can dodge /ignore or at least keep the bad stuff going...

I report a lot of inappropriate chat. I recently received a response from a GM that recommended an 'easier' way to report inappropriate chat - by using the "Report Player" option in the menu when you right click on their name (formerly "Report Spam"). Is this an adequate substitute for actually reporting them?

I highly recommend this reporting function as a substitute for ignoring players in the random dungeon finder. It places the player on a temporary ignore list, without taking up the valuable space on your permanent ignore list.

It's my understanding that this is different - "report player" is generally best for spammers, in that you have to have a critical number of people clicking it before the account is brought to the attention of a live human. This works best on gold-sellers spamming trade.

This was given to me in a form-letter response to harassment I suffered regarding other players positioning their characters suggestively around me. Given that nothing was said in chat, I don't understand how Report Player would have informed the GMs what was going on. I was pretty disappointed with the response I got.

this was great when you originally posted it and it continues to be great! *thumbs up*

Thank you so much for writing this. I've added it to the "reference shelves" section of helpful links in my blog's sidebar.

Thank you very much for this.

I really should always document it and ticket it. But sometimes I am just too over it to bother. Recently I was in a random 5-man with four players all from the same guild, who started with comments that I was the only female there (I responded that none of us knew the others' real gender). Then they moved on to rape "jokes" like "There are four of us and one of you, and in a dungeon no-one can hear you scream," and then started discussing incest with pre-teen nieces and details of their porn watching habits. I didn't respond again, but simply put them on ignore. After awhile, they were just standing around, talking in party chat I assume, then pulled a bunch of mobs and didn't fight them... they all died and I left the group. I assume they were trying to get me killed in order to get my goat. Assholes.

Yeah, I absolutely should have reported them. But it's too late now.

It's never too late to report abusive behavior.

I don't recall their names or their guild name, what day/time it happened, or even what server they were from. I can't report it with no details. Well, I could, but it would be a pointless waste of GM's time and my own.

Wow. That is honestly nauseating. I'm sorry that happened to you!

Thank you for this. I wish LJ hadn't been having issues last night when I endured harassment on WoW. The GM response, as I mentioned above in a comment, was less than satisfactory. I intend to follow your advice to re-ticket when I sign back in to WoW.

Thanks for this post. I try to report abuse when it gets lobbed at me, but some days I do just lose it. The other day a tank decided to heap abuse on me by calling me a "stupid bitch hoe" and as "amusing" as it is to be called a piece of farm equipment I just up and left - by Guild Master who was running with me DID report it though.

It really is sad how often this happens.

Just wanted to say thank you for posting this. Your old post helped me a lot pretty recently. Putting someone on ignore, faction changing and even server transferring didn't seem to stop the harassment, but your guide helped me make sure I was doing everything in my power to try.

Thank you for putting this together and sharing.
I'm fairly new to the community and want to reiterate what everybody else here has said, thank you!

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