Broodelin wrote:If it were my campaign, I'd still give him backer access to avoid further controversy (he might use you refunding him the money as "proof" that your game is "inferior" or that your campaign isn't "maximizing your assets").
Lesleigh63 wrote:Treat him exactly the same as anyone else who contributed and keep to your word with what the backers would get (him included).
I guess there is no way out, I’ll have to treat him as a customer…Which is really annoying. It’s difficult enough for the team to recover, we really didn’t need someone to watch our every move, ready to complain at the slightest error…
My real hesitation is that he doesn't seem to want anything : he’s not asking for any reward. We did say we’ll give a private access to developement progress and beta-testing to all the people that had pledged something but it brings confusion… Should we give private access to everyone even if they didn’t ask for anything (including him) or only to the people that wanted something ?
Lesleigh63 wrote:I suggest you keep receipts for everything you spend the money on.
Yep, that’s what we’re going to do. I think we really don’t want to mess up, we’ll have to proceed carefully…
LRH wrote:He backed your project, treat him like everyone else, and also consider e-mailing him a thank you note blind-carbon-copied (BCC) to someone you trust (who is not also being harassed by him) who will back you up if he tries to claim you harassed him via e-mail. My experience of bullies, which this guy sounds like, is that they come from broken homes, or loveless families, and have never really had anyone show them real kindness. When I was kind to my bullies, they stopped. Perhaps it was because I showed them kindness when no-one else would. Or perhaps it was because by being kind to them despite them treating me badly, they didn't know what to do. Or, if I want to be cynical, it's because by being kind to them, I took away the pleasure they got from seeing other people miserable. Either way, the bullying stopped, and everyone was better off for it.
Hmm, you’re saying I shoud give him a gift ? Wouldn’t that be like bribing him
? I fear the first thing he’s going to do will be to publicly announce we gave him a special treatment so that he’ll stop denouncing our « shady activities ». Maybe it was the best thing to do in your situation, but I’m really not convinced appealing to his kindness is gonna do us any good…I mean the main reason he’s bullying us to no end is that we hurt his ego : everything has to go his way.
Gear wrote:Jeez. This is kinda heartbreaking to read. All I can do is reinforce what someone already said; look into the legal status of these comments and attacks. I don't know how it is where you are, but I think most countries consider libel illegal.
I talked a bit with other teammates about, well, trying to get his article removed for defamation. And the only reaction I got so far is that my comrades are afraid that he’ll behave like a martyr. In short, that we give him more credibility. I really don’t know what to think. Breaking the law is a reasonable concern, but if we make the situation worse…