PSA: Being Social Online
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MrSnowGlobe
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Hello everyone,

I have decided to make a post about communication with users outside of WoM (or any other Minecraft server/game/forum etc.), or 'stranger danger'.Here is an example:
CoolBuilder2 and EpicMinerGirl1 are both playing on WoM.
CoolBuilder2: I gtg now bye epic :(
EpicMinerGirl1: aww really
CoolBuilder2: yah sorry.
CoolBuilder2: hey do u hav [insert social media/messaging app here] maybe we can chat
EpicMinerGirl1: ya ill pm u my user.

 

I recommend against this. Sure, you might be good friends on WoM (or any other Minecraft server/game/forum etc.), but there's no way to verify who someone really is over the internet and giving out personal or identifying information to people you don't know can have serious consequences.

On WOM channels we're here to look out for you.

If you did do this with a user that plays on WoM, and they have been sending you messages that are rude or inappropriate please tell a staff member about it. If it is serious, we can take action so you do not have to come in contact with them again.

Of course we cannot stop you if you decide to communicate outside of WOM, but please be safe. Make sure not to give out your personal information, no matter who the person is. Unless you know this person IRL (in real life). Then they probably already know your personal information.

Moral of the story: Stay safe online


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Artbot
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You could always do something like...

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/womjr

...so people can keep in contact even when not playing Minecraft or too lazy to join IRC (me).

Also I'll delete it if you don't want it there. I only made one cause I couldn't find the old one to use as an example :(

Jupiter_Ginger
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http://steamcommunity.com/groups/worldofminecraft

I have no idea if people are active on here.

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The last announcement in 2012 lol

Revive it then >.>

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I would if I used Steam.. But I don't.

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CookieDestroyer
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I think its nice that WoM is trying to become a safer place.

I'm always happy to keep in touch with others outside of WoM, but if WoM somehow had its own service I would definitely keep it open.

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Yenwood
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We already have an IRC channel (#wom on esper.net) but I guess we could look into more user-friendly alternatives.

\o/

SKYBA
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hi Can someone me help ?

answering me

CookieDestroyer
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What do you need help with

It's not easy to help people if you don't know what their issue is :P

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legolover3830
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connection

I can't connect

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