Opinion

(Citizen Star News) - 2014-05-05 - Yesterday an unfortunate incident was brought to my attention: A woman was banned from StarCitizen's official forums over a thread proposing a female gaming group. The thread was trolled fairly hard by people not being terribly nice, and a lot of suspicion was to be had as the original poster was a member of a group associated with SomethingAwful.com that is not popular in many circles (represented largely by Goonrathi in the SC community). The original poster flagged posts she found objectionable as they are supposed to according to the forum rules, but found herself banned for abuse of the report feature and "trolling" -- as it seems a moderator had decided the thread had been deliberately provocative and posted to draw argument.

Much of this has already been handled. Banning was reversed or at least reduced to the effect of "timeserved" and the thread reopened.

Lead Community Manager, Ben Lesnick, responded here:
https://forums.robertsspaceindustries.com/discussion/126424/regarding-female-gamers-group

(Citizen Star/News) - 2944-03-06 - Editors Note: The following is a guest editorial that does not represent the views of the Citizen Star/NEWS or it's staff. It does however bring up salient issues that do deserve to be addressed, and so we present here in the pursuance of an informed populous and intellectual debate.

Salvete. I’m UltraMaud, Grand Alcator of the Moose Legion, and your lecturer for this evening. I’m going to try and discuss some of the various issues that we face in such a diverse verse, and what that means for the broader community of sentient folk out there. This is a fascinating, almost overwhelming time to live in, and sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the broader context. I hope I can help you do that.

Tonight we’ll discuss the opening of CTR, a franchise store owned and run by Xi'An from the Jysho Corporation, and whether it’s a step forward or backward for the UEE.

(Citizen Star/News) - 2944-02-26 - Editors Note: The following is a guest editorial that does not represent the views of the Citizen Star/NEWS or it's staff. It does however bring up salient issues that do deserve to be addressed, and so we present here in the pursuance of an informed populous and intellectual debate.

Salvete. I’m UltraMaud, Grand Alcator of the Moose Legion, and your lecturer for this evening. I’m going to try and discuss some of the various issues that we face in such a diverse verse, and what that means for the broader community of sentient folk out there. This is a fascinating, almost overwhelming time to live in, and sometimes it helps to take a step back and look at the broader context. I hope I can help you do that.

Tonight, we’ll be talking about Operation Pitchfork, and whether or not it constitutes an ethical movement.