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02:04:30 PM Nov 14th 2013
I was going to add in the song Griefer, a Youtube original Song on this trope, but then I discovered that it was locked. If anyone could add the song for me, or if you could just tell me why it wouldn't fit on the page, that'd be great.
02:20:15 PM Nov 14th 2013
This is where to request edits to locked pages. Please write up the example as if you were adding it to the page.
10:46:28 AM Oct 25th 2013
At the risk of sounding like a formatting nazi, the foldercontrol button could use an empty line above it.
11:32:15 AM Oct 25th 2013
This is where to request edits to locked pages. Minor ones like empty lines are fine, though I expect the mods wouldn't appreciate doing fifty of them.
03:34:11 PM May 25th 2013
Another (in-universe) example: In the Charles Stross novel Halting State, this is eventually revealed to be one of a main character's previous job duties, and not an uncommon one at that. As he explained it from the beginning, the (again, in-universe) MMORPG market is about selling fun. Part of the job is to locate players on the verge of leaving a competitor's games and convince them they could have more fun at your own company's. A standard part of these personalized offers is: "Give us access to your current account, and we'll ensure you'll start with the equivalent of everything you've earned there in your new account with us, plus some extras." What he doesn't mention at the time is the corollary: this provides lots of accounts in competing games which can most profitably be used to make those games less fun for their remaining players... and thus griefing is an officially unacknowledged part of the job as well.
09:24:37 PM Dec 29th 2012
From classic comics and Western Animation, I'd say Peanuts has a canonical example: Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown, and pulling it away at the last minute. AAUGH!!!
03:33:25 PM Jun 25th 2012
The Magic entry isn't actually an example of griefing. That leaves one whole example from media, and it's a locked article, so people can't add any more. Does this article even need to exist?
10:14:15 AM Jul 9th 2012
I had the same thought. I say leave the description but delete the examples. 3 by themselves is sort of awkward.
12:01:12 PM Nov 7th 2011
I would like the article to be editted because of it having too much of a focus on online games. Right now, this article is online-centric, and while griefers are more prevalent online, there are many offline games that allow one to 'grief' like New Super Mario Bros. Wii. The trope as currently written feels limited to merely online games.
11:18:52 AM Dec 14th 2011
Then, ask here.
01:17:22 PM Sep 1st 2011
Did anyone save the examples that were on this page? Some of them were hilarious and I'd love to read them again.
12:54:49 PM Jul 22nd 2011
edited by StevieC
Live Action TV example I wanted to add but couldn't: the guy who cracked Sheldon Cooper's World of Warcraft account on an episode of TBBT, Penny's method of delivering justice to said guy is a Crowning Moment of Awesome.
08:44:47 PM Oct 23rd 2010
There are several links to PvP here that should link to Player Versus Player. Could one of the admins fix this up?
02:18:39 AM Jul 13th 2010
why is this article locked?
01:15:58 PM Jul 23rd 2010
Seeing that Fast Eddie deleted all the examples and had the article locked, I assume it's because the article was getting out of hand with examples and was probably falling under flanderization.
08:09:28 PM Jul 27th 2010
Like he has with every fucking article with even a hint of negativity or flaming in it. Give us a break already!
02:30:54 PM Dec 27th 2010
Why it's necessary to delete all of it just because some portions of it are wrong? That's just lazy man's way.
11:00:12 AM Dec 14th 2011
According to Locked Pages, it was also locked to avoid a Self-Demonstrating Article here.
05:07:33 PM Jun 17th 2010
Why are the examples missing?!?
10:22:09 AM Dec 17th 2011
Too much controversy.
02:37:01 PM Jun 11th 2010
You know, this would make a great Mind Screwing Self Demonstrating article if some fake vandalism was dropped in there somewhere.
10:21:51 AM Dec 17th 2011
Which is why it's locked.
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