I have a bunch of telegram groups with some friends, attempting to do something similar to Discord/Slack/Matrix where each group has a specific subject.
I have always wanted a way to have good conversations online with my IRL friends, but it has always been a challenge.
In part for the technical barrier and maybe more important how to invite people to talk more on digital spaces.
Turns out my internet is too bad to be able to play with them but I realized the group of friends haven't really changed from when we started playing DOTA some years ago and I remembered that the reason I stop playing with them is that they can get really toxic to the point where I just preferred to play by myself.
Not only that but the other groups where affected by this type of toxic behavior from the same people, and other members of the community didn't participated any more.
I'm sure things would be different If myself or others took a stand and do something to prevent or point out toxic messages.
Social interactions are hard
I'm glad merveilles is doing something to make the town a better place for everyone
Discussions around the subject are uncomfortable but worth it at the end
I think I might have had a similar experience. Something about certain games brings out the worst in some people. There are some games I won't play with my closest friends and some friends I won't play with at all but outside of gaming they are very nice.
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