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#2 Edited by deathofrats360 (47 posts) -

So, what's the definition pro GG people are using for harassment? Myself I'd definitely say jumping enmass on anyone who disagrees with the movement is a form of harassment. Especially when those tweets or whatever are rude and sometimes downright accusatory.

As well as the act of searching through things like dating site profiles and job histories and trying to contact local police to prove someone never reported something.

These are all things I see people doing under the GamerGate hashtag, on the GamerGate discussion boards, and on the GamerGate git pages.

Does his not count as harassment somehow? I mean, these aren't deaththreats, but is rudely contacting someone and going through all their personal info you can find and spreading rumors and lies about them no long considered harassment?

#3 Edited by deathofrats360 (47 posts) -

The real shame here is that anyone who read those articles and then went to going GG is proving the point those articles were trying to make. We read you loud and clear, a vocal portion of the game community gets their feelings hurt very very easily and throw very large and dangerous fits if they don't feel very special. It's entitlement. Entitlement to have the industry be theirs instead of everyone's.

#4 Posted by deathofrats360 (47 posts) -


Exaclty. GamerGate is the shit that happened to Zoe Quinn. It was the label Adam Baldwin gave to the harassment campaign against Zoe when he decided to take part in it.

It wasn't created in response to those articles, it was created in the harassment of a woman developer who had already gone through weeks of this bullshit.

#5 Posted by deathofrats360 (47 posts) -


They're sending threats to them. And harassment. With the hash tag.

What you mean is they're not sending death threats. At least not with the hash tag on their main sock puppet accounts.

#6 Posted by deathofrats360 (47 posts) -


Exactly. GG is at best related to the death threats and transparently responsible for the harassment they're being accused of committing.

As a movement GG is actively targeting women.

Everyone else is just everyone else, looking on in horror at what's going on. There is no anti GamerGate. And no group everyone else belongs to that we're all part of. If GG gets harassment it really does suck, but trying to lump any opposition into a group is ludicrous. I don't have anyone to denounce, as I haven't joined anything. The only thing I've done is denounced GamerGate.

#7 Posted by deathofrats360 (47 posts) -


What is anti-gamergate? Is that another movement? I haven't seen that hash tag before.

#8 Edited by deathofrats360 (47 posts) -


Dated a sociopath who knowingly sent a hateful group of people after her because she wasn't faithful to said sociopath?

#9 Posted by deathofrats360 (47 posts) -


So we should ignore the increase in threats and harassment towards women in the past 2 months and assume that the accusations and focus on these women by GG as a movement is completely unconnected?

I mean, I guess we could ignore obvious connections like that, but to be quite honest the connection to these threats and a group that started out as a mob against a woman who's only crime was dating a sociopath are way stronger than any claims of collusion or corruption that I've ever seen GG talk about.

Why should I listen to their weak claims when they ignore the strong connection between themselves and a wave of hateful act towards women?

#10 Posted by deathofrats360 (47 posts) -

The GB crew are people I have a huge amount of respect for. This site is personal. We get to know you on it. And we get to learn about the industry in ways a good deal of sites overlook.

And that is why I feel speaking about things like GG or serious subjects like THQ falling or people leaving the industry after being in it for years are so important. I don't go to a lot of other game sites. I trust and respect GB so much that I don't need a ton of other consumer games media. Reporting on this, with how close you are to devs, is so damned important. It gives people a glimps into how this is effecting the lives of your friends and colleagues. I've been somewhat vocal about GB covering this harassment over the past 2 months, and I'm glad to see something solely devoted to it finally.

Thanks Patrick. Ad I've said befor,, you're awesome and doing a great job representing us Midwesterners on here.