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Re: There are very rude people playing this game.

Sun, Aug 18 2019 9:17 PM by theshortdriver. 9 replies.
  • kevinsudds United States
    1 Posts
    Thu, Aug 15 2019 6:23 PM

    My dad who has recently lost most but not all of his sight and was an avid golfer still trys to play this game online until recently he told me he will never play this game again, he was playing WGT tonight and his opponent kept sending him disparaging remarks texting him and laughing at him my dad could'nt read the text, so I was close to him and I saw the texts and typed to the other player expalining to him my dad's condition and telling him he wasn't being rude by not responding but he could see the text he barely could see the graphics, my dad loves this game and WGT makes him fee like he can still play eventhough he can't see well. The other player responded and said that he shouldn't be playing this game, this is not the first time this has happened to him here, I was taught the game of  golf was a gentleman's game and I hope in the future this community doesn't make anyone feel unwanted and unconnected to a game he enjoyed for so long. 

     

  • alosso Germany
    19,422 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 12:50 PM

    This is an online computer game - expect all colours of people, friendly and rude, good and evil!

    You might want to make friends or join a CC for more pleasant encounters. Explain the handicap to them.

    My best guess to react to rude players would be, either to quit the game, or to tell them, "Give me more of your puke so I can report more to WGT."

    Anyway, block them in your account!

  • jimshaw39 United States
    533 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 12:59 PM

    alosso:

    This is an online computer game - expect all colours of people, friendly and rude, good and evil!

    You might want to make friends or join a CC for more pleasant encounters. Explain the handicap to them.

    My best guess to react to rude players would be, either to quit the game, or to tell them, "Give me more of your puke so I can report more to WGT."

    Anyway, block them in your account!

    X2!

  • jimshaw39 United States
    533 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 12:59 PM

    alosso:

    This is an online computer game - expect all colours of people, friendly and rude, good and evil!

    You might want to make friends or join a CC for more pleasant encounters. Explain the handicap to them.

    My best guess to react to rude players would be, either to quit the game, or to tell them, "Give me more of your puke so I can report more to WGT."

    Anyway, block them in your account!

    X2!

  • BOZskills United States
    136 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 1:07 PM

    Unfortunately, blocking them doesn't prevent getting matched up againist them. I think your advise about joining a cc and playing friends is excellent,also simple playing practice rounds where he would be able to take mulligans. Either way, GL to the op! There are definely alot of what i like to call the wgt crazies playing this game.

  • SlickHunter United States
    790 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 1:17 PM

    As soon as you detect rudeness, don’t read their chat, and focus on the match.

  • Dave33200 United States
    748 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 2:05 PM

    kevinsudds:

    My dad who has recently lost most but not all of his sight and was an avid golfer still trys to play this game online until recently he told me he will never play this game again, he was playing WGT tonight and his opponent kept sending him disparaging remarks texting him and laughing at him my dad could'nt read the text, so I was close to him and I saw the texts and typed to the other player expalining to him my dad's condition and telling him he wasn't being rude by not responding but he could see the text he barely could see the graphics, my dad loves this game and WGT makes him fee like he can still play eventhough he can't see well. The other player responded and said that he shouldn't be playing this game, this is not the first time this has happened to him here, I was taught the game of  golf was a gentleman's game and I hope in the future this community doesn't make anyone feel unwanted and unconnected to a game he enjoyed for so long. 

     

     

    Kevin, help you dad join a Country Club (CC). In the CC he can make many friends who will play games with him and I’m sure most will be kind and pleasant to chat with.

     

    In our club there a few of us that play most every night. We use the Discord app with live chat so you don’t have to type or read what the others are saying. It’s a lot of fun and everyone is very nice to each other. In fact, most of the time we make each other laugh a little bit to mush and we mis-hit our ball.

     

     

    Hope you Dad comes back and plays some more. 

     

  • bossbird France
    408 Posts
    Fri, Aug 16 2019 2:18 PM

    Just turn chat off on your fathers settings so he can’t see any chat , if someone he plays starts typing , they will just be writing to themselves 

  • JDGHOST United States
    1,927 Posts
    Sun, Aug 18 2019 6:05 PM

    Kevin,

    Please have your Dad request to join my club "The Founders Club" ...I will personally help him make friends with some very solid members ...Including my friend Bill who ironically enough has a very similar sight condition !!  But a nicer guy you won't find...To be honest when I read your post I thought for a moment you might be referring to him... 

    But I can assure you he will enjoy his experience here ...I don't like people that would treat someone that way!! But unfortunately they are around in WGT...Best of luck to your dad either way...

                                                                                              Sincerely JD, 

  • theshortdriver Canada
    125 Posts
    Sun, Aug 18 2019 9:17 PM

    Yes agreed some players on here do not play this game for fun..it is a cutthroat game for some to call everything and everyone down...it is unfortunate for sure and I have met many ..bet we all have at some point..but when you block them if ya do..bookmark that block page..that way you can look at it fast to see who is blocked if ya forget..if that person on it and u created the round..do not let them play in it.....no one wants to play or even know those players... on a fun game site like this one..I don't..take care hope to one day play ya

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