dr_mantas's forum posts

#1 Posted by dr_mantas (2054 posts) -

I can stop reading these articles I know. But eventually I might reconsider subscribing to this website.

I don't condone threats to anyone. To me it's not acceptable, and worst of all, is not a tactic that could ever be successful, even in a twisted mind. Death threats, harassment, pulling fire alarms at events you don't agree with. All evil and unnecessary.

But I'm not feeling welcome here, because I fundamentally disagree with what the people Patrick highlights are saying. It's only a highlight because they are on the "correct" side. People who support gamergate have been threatened, with violence or the loss of their job in the industry. And those are the people that for the most part don't have the press on their side.

We all want the same thing - good games we can enjoy. We also want to feel accepted for what we are. But one side of this "conflict" makes me feel like I'm evil for enjoying what I enjoy. And they offer no concession or relief. Even neutral people are pushed to one side or the other. That can't be healthy.

#2 Posted by dr_mantas (2054 posts) -

I support gamergate. That's all I will say. I don't believe this website and these comments would be friendly to my opinions.

#3 Posted by dr_mantas (2054 posts) -

She does say a couple of pretty hateful things, which I believe to be untrue.

Accusing someone of doing evil things unconsciously is a tactic that is impossible to fight, because if it's not conscious, what can you do but believe your accuser? You are left no recourse, because if you arrive at your decisions in a way that you don't even understand, what hope do you have of doing anything right? Except of course blindly following, without any free will reserved.

I think it's an argumentation I can say nothing more about, because it doesn't expect or accept any other response but agreement. And I will not agree.

#4 Posted by dr_mantas (2054 posts) -

@mb: I meant that if someone is disliked by the community, and mods happen to agree, they still probably shouldn't be bashed in comments. People like Bobby Kotick come to mind. Maybe that would never happen and I'm crazy.

I'll try to be more clear next time.

#5 Posted by dr_mantas (2054 posts) -

These seem pretty solid and fair, as rules go.

I maybe prefer something a bit more free, but it's your website. I have other sites, maybe reddit, for that.

Just please remember all these rules when someone does something truly heinous, and everyone on the internet turns against them. The ocean marketing thing comes to mind, but that happened a while ago.

#6 Posted by dr_mantas (2054 posts) -

I used to look at Patrick's stuff, but not anymore.

#7 Posted by dr_mantas (2054 posts) -

Pretty cool I guess. Although she always just looks 2D, is there supposed to be some sort of holographic, 3D aspect to the projection?

Also, Letterman continues to not give a fuck anymore, apparently.

#8 Posted by dr_mantas (2054 posts) -

@dallas_raines: you seem really angry. Maybe calm down a bit.

And you're really great at generalising from scraps. Like what I believe from my posts history.

And you seem to think people are only allowed to be offended about the 'correct' things.

In fact there's a philosophical rift between what we believe in, so I don't see a productive discussion happening.

#9 Posted by dr_mantas (2054 posts) -

If those websites want to retain their right to say what they want, they shouldn't have coordinated to silence discussion. Which was obvious even before the mailing lists were revealed.

Now people are trying to silence them through advertisement.

I myself believe everyone should have a right to say what they believe, however the websites we're talking about didn't agree.

#10 Edited by dr_mantas (2054 posts) -

If there was a post arguing the opposite of this on the forums, it would get deleted in minutes.

That's why I'm pro gamergate. Gamergate is about internet celebrities making people shut up. And stay sitting. Complacent. And it's about some people that thought they ran the show and were untouchable.