I posted no profanity, made a reference only tangentally to a lawsuit (not that I would file, just that there was a vulnerability there), and posted in the approporiate forum and yet the post was closed with a veiled threat of more action.
I’ll remember that the next time one of your support personnel tells me to “take it to the forums” I got exactly the response I expected: derision, insults, and dismissal.
I am a (now disabled) IT pro of almost 30 years experience. I know a crap-awful UI when I see one. I know a UI not developed in accordance with the (now 35 year old) HIDG that have guided UI development for more than the lifetimes of most of the people who play this game.
This isn’t an issue up for debate - it’s fundamentally flawed. Actions that should produce identical results don’t based solely on the window from which they were initiated. There are basic functions in this game that take 8-10 mouse-clicks to complete. There are elements of the game that behave inconsistently (why does the “reward” window close when you accept a reward but not when you trash it - why is a second and then third mouseclick needed for that). The ergonomics if this game are just awful and could easily be fixed.
I’ve not gotten anyone to care - CCP is too busy inventing red dots and fiddling while Rome burns around them. This game is dying and I really don’t want it to.
But I’m forbidden to even attempt to join the team that has the greatest impact on player communication with CCP because I’m too infirm to travel.
“Reasonable accomondation” can and should be made for people who cannot travel and who have something to contribute - what that is, I don’t know, but simply saying “If you can’t make one in-person meeting during the course of a year you can’t have a voice at this level” is manifestly unfair.
With regards to the other thread, I didn’t “threaten a lawsuit” at all. I said the issue might be worthy of one (personally I hate lawyers and have never sued anyone in my life although I sort of accidentally benefited from a few class-action suits regarding a predatory lender in Florida in the early 2000s).
If posting a legitimate complaint about the exclusion of a protected class of people from the CSM elections in the CSM Assembly Hall isn’t permitted and is considered de facto trolling, something is very wrong.
If not here, where?
Eve and CCP offer no other forum, certainly none directly with the company, in which to discuss this matter.
What I said was true. The requirement to have a passport excludes a disproportionate number of black and brown skinned people in the U. S. (I’m as pasty white as they come). It excludes those with disabilities which make international travel difficult or impossible (I require assistance breathing and can’t travel without a significant portable power supply).
Are you all telling me that in an age of high-definintion webcams and very good quality microphones and after months of much of the world telecommuting that reasonable accomodations for someone who has something valuable and unique to bring to the CSM can and should be prevented from even attempting to join that august body because he is disabled?