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Now that society is starting to crumble, and cops at best solve only the most obvious murders, do you guys have any tips to survive?

I think my best tip is to not join a gang. I think gang members are victims of shootings far more than bystanders who don't get involved. Non-professional friends will draw you into their conflicts as well, and from there it's just a downward spiral. Even misunderstandings can escalate into violence.

...and don't involve yourself with street dealers for things like drugs, so pretty much don't start doing drugs to begin with, and avoid people who do.

...and keep your views and opinions to yourself, and don't get drunk, because when you're drunk, you say dumb things. Try to be as polite as possible. You can get on people's bad side over the smallest things, and their things are not your things, and you rarely know what their things are.

Check people out to see if they pose a threat, before you start communicating with them.

Work out, and learn to handle yourself in a fist-fight. This way, even if they're armed, while they definitely can pull a knife on you, they won't decide to rob you as often.

You can of course carry a gun or a knife as well, but with armed combat (if your attacker has a knife), you'll likely both end up wounded and bleeding out, and with having to wait a couple of days for emergency care, you should buy and learn how to use first aid kits as well, but they're not like in computer games - they're likely not going to postpone your death more than a few hours if you've been cut.

...and if you're a woman, I guess you need some escorts, and staying in public spaces, and places with visible security cameras, are generally safe too.

...and of course arm yourself against home invaders.

...and don't dress like you're worthy of robbing. Don't even tell people you even have food at home.

 

Is there anything I've missed here?

 

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Just now, duzenko said:

Jeez, Nort, what country do you even live in? And how old are you?

I don't want to give away any identifying information, but you know, even the best countries will have to face this sort of situation very soon. Even now, if you for example look at the "civilized" US, and ask a cop if he really has time to deal with all the crime, he will tell you that he'll only be able to respond to a few select ones.

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13 minutes ago, Nort said:

I don't want to give away any identifying information

OTOH you're investing a lot of energy and time in posting on multiple unrelated threads daily. We're all live people and you owe some kind of personalization for us to relate to you otherwise you'll inevitably antagonize the public coming across as another condescending forum troll who chose us merely to vent negativity nobody takes from them IRL

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3 minutes ago, duzenko said:

OTOH you're investing a lot of energy and time in posting on multiple unrelated threads daily. We're all live people and you owe some kind of personalization for us to relate to you otherwise you'll inevitably antagonize the public coming across as another forum troll who chose us merely to vent negativity nobody takes from you IRL

I don't have that problem with you. I don't know anything about you, and I don't mind keeping it that way. I can tell from your posts that you're not trolls. Getting social on a forum like this, really isn't necessary.

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1 minute ago, Nort said:

I don't have that problem with you. I don't know anything about you, and I don't mind keeping it that way. I can tell from your posts that you're not trolls. Getting social on a forum like this, really isn't necessary.

It's not about me. It's about your account's public image. Your style is not for everyone to enjoy, I get it. But you gotta cater to some audience - and who is that? If you're only addressing yourself on a themed public forum, you'll find out sooner rather than later it's a poor choice.

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18 minutes ago, duzenko said:

It's not about me. It's about your account's public image. Your style is not for everyone to enjoy, I get it. But you gotta cater to some audience - and who is that? If you're only addressing yourself on a themed public forum, you'll find out sooner rather than later it's a poor choice.

Jesus, all these thinly veiled threats, just because I don't want to reveal my age and country of origin.
The internet is a scary place too, full of unsavoury people whom you've never met. Most of us are here because we don't fit into a dayjob of normal society. I don't want to tell any internet people who I am. That's always, always a bad idea.

About "my style", or "my audience", I honestly don't know what you're talking about. I'm not performing some kind of act, and I don't know how to be more positive than I already am. I can never be Airship Ballet, full of sunshine - I don't have sunshine in me.

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If you don't need to be social, maybe you can also stick just to the bug reports and bit of mapping instead of whatever this thread is about then?

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1 minute ago, Airship Ballet said:

Nort how bout you just don't post about rape in a video game forum

Fine - I can censor the mere mention of "the R word", if it bothers you, but these sort of things bother me every day, and I figured that I'd ask if you knew how to be bothered by it less, you know, without just pretending like it doesn't exist.

 

4 minutes ago, Dragofer said:

If you don't need to be social, maybe you can also stick just to the bug reports and bit of mapping instead of whatever this thread is about then?

It's an off-topic post in the off-topic forum. ...but I guess it's too negative for you. Sorry if I depressed you.

 

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13 minutes ago, Nort said:

Fine - I can censor the mere mention of "the R word", if it bothers you, but these sort of things bother me every day, and I figured that I'd ask if you knew how to be bothered by it less, you know, without just pretending like it doesn't exist.

There are dedicated groups for that everywhere, and I'm part of one. Talking helps but in the right place and in the right way: mentioning it out of the blue can and will upset people, and often it's a physiological response that you can't reason through. Again, not the place to be ambushing people with unpleasant thoughts.

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10 minutes ago, Airship Ballet said:

There are dedicated groups for that everywhere, and I'm part of one. Talking helps but in the right place and in the right way: mentioning it out of the blue can and will upset people, and often it's a physiological response that you can't reason through. Again, not the place to be ambushing people with unpleasant thoughts.

Oh. I'm sorry. I was in that phase once, and now that I've moved past it, I forget that other people can still be in it. I've edited the post.

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Hardly a phase but that's not really the point: a record number of people are going through a record amount of shit at the moment and the Sarah Connor routine only really helps you by spreading misery to others. Go make a map, or play someone else's and tell people what you thought, instead of whatever you'd call this.

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3 minutes ago, Airship Ballet said:

Hardly a phase but that's not really the point: a record number of people are going through a record amount of shit at the moment and the Sarah Connor routine only really helps you by spreading misery to others. Go make a map, or play someone else's and tell people what you thought, instead of whatever you'd call this.

I actually haven't seen any "record amounts of shit" on these forums from other people at all, but my way of dealing with my "records amount of shit", is not to try to repress it and just map, but to exchange advice on the forum. It's spreading constructive advice, so that one doesn't get even more miserable.

If you feel that this is too miserable to you, then just don't read the thread. People have a right to have their own problems, outside of yours.

 

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Is this thread not about the collapse of society? Society, i.e. everyone, failing to endure a record amount of shit? We're all paying more for everything, we've all been stuck indoors and sick for a while, we're all working through it and trying to chill in our downtime but you're inundating the forum with bizarre vagueposting about the apocalypse and acting an all-round goon with such abandon that the ignore feature doesn't even get rid of half of it.  Start a blog, because not a soul enjoys reading this wank.

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12 minutes ago, Airship Ballet said:

Is this thread not about the collapse of society? Society, i.e. everyone, failing to endure a record amount of shit? We're all paying more for everything, we've all been stuck indoors and sick for a while, we're all working through it and trying to chill in our downtime but you're inundating the forum with bizarre vagueposting about the apocalypse and acting an all-round goon with such abandon that the ignore feature doesn't even get rid of half of it.  Start a blog, because not a soul enjoys reading this wank.

No, this is how you successfully deal with it - how to adapt and survive - and, instead of just sitting and writing letters to myself, I figured I'd see if you've come up with something.

...but I guess you'd rather want to "wank" about how cute your guineapigs are. That's okay, I guess.

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32 minutes ago, Nort said:

...but I guess you'd rather want to "wank" about how cute your guineapigs are. That's okay, I guess.

That's nasty and unnecessary, and I think you know it.

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