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Racism on the Live Feeds
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i was just at A-kon, an anime convention in dallas texas past weekend. i was checking out the live feed that crunchyroll provided. its was so much fun, but for some reason the fun always has to end.

suddenly rude comments flooded the screens. i am a black female cosplayer and crossplay ( does guy cosplays). i dont need people to remind me that i am.

comments like N******** ( i refuse to use the term myself), get that blackie off the screen, N****** Cant cosplay, Die mexicans, and more. it wasnt just to me but any person of color got the same thing whether they were in cosplay or not! . as well as plus size cosplayers and someone even mentioned that there were rude comments because someone was in a wheel chair.

this not old affects the people targeted but the people around them. we know the world isnt the best and friendliest place but why must our anime and cosplay communities join the negative parts as well? why judge someone on something they cant control? and worse on something that is suppose to be fun, why do such a thing. i dont care if you are internet trolls. its disgusting.

i wish crunchyroll could have someone censor the things posted on the live feeds because no one should have to go through that. NO ONE!!
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UtapriStarish :




Just so you know, that event was live streamed and also live broadcasted to you. Everything was in real time and couldn't be changed halfway through.
The mods (I'm friends with most of them) were ALL online banning people left and right, and were incredibly stressed out and upset at what was going on, ALL of them were trying their best to stop it. None of them could have foreseen it, those weren't members of the site doing it, they were people from another site I refuse to name coming to troll.
I'm SO sorry you went through that, but please don't blame the site or mods, they were really trying their best
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UtapriStarish wrote:

i was just at A-kon, an anime convention in dallas texas past weekend. i was checking out the live feed that crunchyroll provided. its was so much fun, but for some reason the fun always has to end.

suddenly rude comments flooded the screens. i am a black female cosplayer and crossplay ( does guy cosplays). i dont need people to remind me that i am.

comments like N******** ( i refuse to use the term myself), get that blackie off the screen, N****** Cant cosplay, Die mexicans, and more. it wasnt just to me but any person of color got the same thing whether they were in cosplay or not! . as well as plus size cosplayers and someone even mentioned that there were rude comments because someone was in a wheel chair.

this not old affects the people targeted but the people around them. we know the world isnt the best and friendliest place but why must our anime and cosplay communities join the negative parts as well? why judge someone on something they cant control? and worse on something that is suppose to be fun, why do such a thing. i dont care if you are internet trolls. its disgusting.

i wish crunchyroll could have someone censor the things posted on the live feeds because no one should have to go through that. NO ONE!!


Racism still exists and will continue.

There should be words that are censored....
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I sincerely apologize for any slight incurred.

There is no excuse we can make on our side, but what I can tell you is that we were the victim of a group of users who went out of their way to slander those attending the convention.

Our moderators were active in the live stream banning these individuals and doing our best to keep them from creating new accounts / continuing their attacks.

Our engineers are working on ways to make sure this does not happen again in the future.

Again, my sincerest apologies.
-Baker



EDIT: Anyone who trolls this thread will be dealt with appropriately. Please think before you post.
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Bjaker wrote:



I sincerely apologize for any slight incurred.

There is no excuse we can make on our side, but what I can tell you is that we were the victim of a group of users who went out of their way to slander those attending the convention.

Our moderators were active in the live stream banning these individuals and doing our best to keep them from creating new accounts / continuing their attacks.

Our engineers are working on ways to make sure this does not happen again in the future.

Again, my sincerest apologies.
-Baker


What if you ban the words (including the many creative ways to get this out of the system).

Or to join the livefeed, have at least a certain number of posts and wait for a certain number of days.
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These are definitely things that we're working on.
I'm working directly with the engineers on this issue.
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Bjaker wrote:



I sincerely apologize for any slight incurred.

There is no excuse we can make on our side, but what I can tell you is that we were the victim of a group of users who went out of their way to slander those attending the convention.

Our moderators were active in the live stream banning these individuals and doing our best to keep them from creating new accounts / continuing their attacks.

Our engineers are working on ways to make sure this does not happen again in the future.

Again, my sincerest apologies.
-Baker



EDIT: Anyone who trolls this thread will be dealt with appropriately. Please think before you post.


Just make it a premium only feature to be able to post, people aren't going to pay money in order to get one line of trolling out when mods will be instantly banning them. That alone will stop any certain corners of the internet from raiding the chat.
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How a person can judge another based on skin pigmentation is beyond me.
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As mentioned in prior posts - working on it.
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I agree with you UtapriStarish. I wish it didn't have to be in the anime community as well. I use anime as my way of escape from this world, so when i see other otaku's, i kind of hope they are the same. So seeing this post you made kind of saddens me that you had to go through that. I always see anime in a fantasy aspect, so i don't like reality getting mixed in when it comes to me and my anime ^_^. but liek bhl88 said, it exists everywhere... sad... but true...
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Sora4KhClan wrote:

I agree with you UtapriStarish. I wish it didn't have to be in the anime community as well. I use anime as my way of escape from this world, so when i see other otaku's, i kind of hope they are the same. So seeing this post you made kind of saddens me that you had to go through that. I always see anime in a fantasy aspect, so i don't like reality getting mixed in when it comes to me and my anime ^_^. but liek bhl88 said, it exists everywhere... sad... but true...


Whether it's inside the church or in the geek culture or anywhere else: It exists and will continue to exist.

Sadly the only way is to ban them. No one can cure stupid and troll.
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Wow. I'm sorry to hear that people STILL do stuff like this. You know that people who make fun of others are showing how weak they are they have to compensate their confidence from people around them.

Stay strong!
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I am at another forum where we have a function that censor such words. It would be a great idea. Especially since CR is so much bigger than that site. Racism are always unforgivable.
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it shouldnt be a premium only thing its unfair on the people who are not premium members i cant afford it right now and i enjoyed interacting with people on the stream its just there is to many people out there wanting to cause grief to other people. i like the idea of not being able to view the stream if the account has been say made the same day.
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Yeah, I've only seen a few of the live streams, but they're usually filled with just about every negative comment you can imagine. Basically tons of perverted, racist, sexist and just plain mean comments on every stream.

"I am at another forum where we have a function that censor such words."

I agree and I think a chat filter would be the best approach. Maybe a system that sends out warnings the first few times and then automatically bans users for using forbidden words?
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