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Commented on GamerGate

That’s pretty much the only argument pro-GGers can win, the other being that the article should not use Cracked’s cesspit of bullshit as a source. But they won’t allow removal of what is currently in the article. They might accept some copy/editing and it might be toned down. But have a look at the articles on Homeopathy or Scientology. That’s the best you’re getting. A well written, carefully worded article that doesn’t attack the subject, but feels negative because every source available paints it unfavorably.

Sep 23, 2014 at 08:30AM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Not to burst anyone’s bubble here, but that is not gonna work either. Editing and discussion might tone down the language a little, but as long as the media keeps predominantly pushing the negative narrative they do, the article is still going to feel negative.

I have warned about this a few times. Wikipedia is held by the media, but not because of some conspiracy or attempt at censorship by admins (although many admins and editors might be antis), it’s because this behavior is ingrained in Wikipedia policy and culture. User Masem over at the DRN thread explains it in very civil terms.

TL;DR Wikipedia basically rebabbles whatever the media writes. As long as the media keeps trashing the movement, the Wikipedia article will look like an attack piece, no matter how many copyediting you do. Not even Jimbo can solve this without severe WikiPolicy gymnastics.

Sep 23, 2014 at 08:16AM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

The thing about Social Justice is that you can’t disagree with their (stated) goals, because that truly makes you an asshole; you can only question their methods. But then you get called out on the tone argument and everything goes to hell

Sep 23, 2014 at 08:07AM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Also, they weren’t actually doxxed, no personal information was posted by Milo. It was only a list of names and affiliations.

Sep 23, 2014 at 02:53AM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Only the affected user can appeal their ban.

Sep 23, 2014 at 02:51AM EDT

Commented on More of This

Finally someone is dropping the gloves. Maybe we can all solve this with tea and cookes.

Sep 23, 2014 at 02:15AM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

I am aware he has, and I appreciate it. It just doesn’t fully check with me.

But it’s better than nothing

Sep 23, 2014 at 12:00AM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

TBH, I find it a bit hypocritical that Milo intends to write against “politically-motivated reporting” when Breitbart is pretty right-wing themselves…

But we really can’t trust anybody else.

Sep 22, 2014 at 11:23PM EDT

Commented on Kotaku's old mascot

One of these days they will accumulate so much irony that a new big bang will be triggered (pun totally intended)

Sep 22, 2014 at 10:29PM EDT

Commented on Website stuff

We should have included Kotaku. I mean, they are regaining ground, but for the sake of completion and disclosure they should be included

Sep 22, 2014 at 10:13PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Go to Requests for Comment, the higherups can’t do shit. The project is community managed.

Sep 22, 2014 at 10:02PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

The irony is collapsing into a black hole

Sep 22, 2014 at 07:59PM EDT

Commented on 27c.png

It does, but we need a more PRy sounding objective or they’ll keep painting everyone as the devil

Sep 22, 2014 at 06:14PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

And they’ll probably start saying something along the lines of “see? you guys are so evil even hell locked you out”

Sep 22, 2014 at 06:10PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Most of them revert to the racism argument. Somewhere in their minds they concocted this equation:

Prejudice + Power = Racism

Since neither prejudice nor power are necessarily tied to race, it’s fairly easy to do the mental gymnastics and turn it into:

Prejudice + Power = Sexism

And from this they will go full Olympics and say that there can’t be such a thing as a misandrist, or that you can’t be sexist against men, because women hold no power and thus it is impossible to fulfill the requirements of their equation.

I’ve seen it many times. It’s really fascinating to unravel their mental gymnastics.

Sep 22, 2014 at 05:34PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

4chan usually takes no sides. In a sense, it’s GGers who decided 4chan is now an enemy. But the general public, and anti-GGers, still heavily associate 4chan with the movement. They’ll likely try to play the guilty-by-association over this.

Sep 22, 2014 at 05:17PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

I’m going with “he’ll let them be trolls but if they deliver he’ll personally deliver his banhammer”

Sep 22, 2014 at 05:10PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

I don’t a lot of people know, or even care. And those who do are probably celebrating 4chan cracking down on misogyny.

Sep 22, 2014 at 05:00PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

Gamasutra and RPS are still plummeting faster tan MH17…

Ok, that was tasteless. I’m sorry

Sep 22, 2014 at 04:43PM EDT

Commented on Some Tumblr cherry-picking

Well I browsed the GG tag yesterday and most posts were pro-GG, or at the very least skeptical. There were few attack pieces and most of them were focused on LW2.

Sep 22, 2014 at 04:35PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

They probably wouldn’t care. They serve the japanese market first and foremost. Westerners are just an afterthought and some extra cash.

Sep 22, 2014 at 04:29PM EDT

Commented on Ryan Gosling

It was two years ago bro, and that was common joke around 4chan back when it was cool. Sorry.

Sep 22, 2014 at 03:17PM EDT

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