From: Nevada, USA
(that's right, no more hiding behind firewalls and name calling),
Yeah that's something big that happened with computers ain't it? See a lot of that childishness on every forum yah go to. Something that definitely wouldn't happen with a paper game face to face. Oh there's some arguing, but, I never heard any name calling or bullyboying. You'd get stomped where I come from if yah did that face to face. ;)
It looks like you guys are confusing forum trolls, sock puppets, and other forum dwellers with PC PBEM/TCIP gaming. Although I did meet one real crybaby jerk who just quit (and never responded to me-even though he was around) a large game because he was loosing, I never had heard of anyone arguing or calling names during a PC game, or any other game type. Even with my one bad opponent, there was no arguing.
If you have had incidents of name calling with an on line opponent, please tell us about it.