- Aug 19, 2013
like jails aren't full enough.
what happens though if the repeat offender goes to a public wifi hotspot and does it there? wouldnt that mean then the whole wifi of that particular building be shut off for both the person causing threats and every one else inside? yes it is a good idea to shut off internet for a period of time ranging from short to long as heck depending on the severity of the threat however this could lead to another more severe problem of a government hell bent of control of everything the citizens do. i remember playing a game where i was a computer hacker using a new form of internet because the common internet became so monitored that if anyone did anything illegal the feds would come crashing down and anything posted or modified had to go through a inspection by federal agents, with this being the case the internet became a dangerous place and with me living in the usa and having my rights taken from me slowly but surely it is a fear i have. i fear some day we will have the government calling it a form of democracy but in reality becoming a form of communism. communism itself is not bad however its how people and their lust for power and greed change it.Evonisia said:I think the Police you speak to the threatener if charges are pressed, and they should be put on some form of criminal record and possibly watched for a while.
If they repeat the offence their internet is banned and if they're caught using it on somebody else's devices said people's internets will be banned (though the 'repeat' punishment won't extend to them) until it can deemed that the person has caught off contact with the threatener.
To be honest I think that's how "real-life" death threats should be handled to.
I'd also point out that several people have committed suicide in the last year or so. And cyber bullying seems to have been a major factor in those cases. I read of one girl who committed suicide after seeking help for a skin condition on ask.fm and receiving bullying responses instead. Apparently, her sister has also received similar treatment SINCE the news broke. And another who was apparently being abused by her ex-boyfriend and others.ArnRand said:There's been a spate of high profile threats here in the UK, mainly against women in the public eye, based on some controversy about who should go an our banknotes. And there's a topic about a Bioware writer who apparently quit over threats to her family, so this seems topical.
Here's my position: The person being threatened should be able to press charges against the threatener, and no one else should be able to get involved. The punishment should be a big fine or a few weeks in jail. Repeat offences should have harsher punishments.
What's your opinion?
Tangent: Bioware writer is Jennifer Hepler. Harrassment was over Dragon Age 2, but doesn't seem to be the reason she quit.ArnRand said:And there's a topic about a Bioware writer who apparently quit over threats to her family, so this seems topical.
The original interview:When asked if the harassment led to her depature, Hepler told Polygon "No, leaving Bioware was for family reasons. I am going to be working on a text book on narrative design among other game-related freelance projects."