Jared the Great wrote:People know they can walk down an up escalator, right?
Not if there are people below you.
Atomsk wrote:Maybe it's the late hour, but I think you're saying "guns in games may seem harmless, but real guns are obviously lethal so people won't use them for pranks."
If that's the case, how does that relate? If it's not, what are you trying to say?
This reminds me very much of a discussion in News and Articles last June
Laser pointers aren't particularily dangerous when compared to things like guns. The trouble is, most people know that guns can seriously injure or kill someone, while they treat laser pointers as toys (when in fact, many can do significant, sometimes permanent damage).
Similarily, most people know that Hunting people down on horseback is utterly unacceptable and will likely lead to long prison terms or the death penalty (depending on where you do it), and yet might treat blocking the end of an escalator as a funny practical joke. We've had one poster who's boasted that he'd done it, seemingly blase about the injury he caused. We've had several dismiss it as unlikely for real harm to be done, despite similar instances (like the one in the article I posted above) that have resulted in deaths and serious injuries (and there wasn't even malice there, just poor design).