Zoe Quinn and others have been parked in 4chan IRC channels for a couple weeks recording the chat logs. The logs have basically broken open and proved that everything has been a coordinated effort by a segment of 4chan users to use #Gamergate as a cover to attack women and those that have been supporting them in the last few weeks.
Adam Baldwin's support, the IndieGoGo scandals, the hacking and doxxing, and the coordinated attacks on specific women are all detailed in these chat logs.
The last couple weeks have been some of the most divisive times for a very passionate enthusiast community. No matter what it is, extreme elements will always try to take a conversation and pervert it into their own disgusting message that tones out what the debate truly is.
There is a discussion to be had about ethics in journalism, but that discussion was perverted into something else.
Healthy, constructive debate is something that should always be accepted by our gaming community, but we should never let such a venomous become our mouthpiece. No matter if it is here at Giant Bomb, at Reddit, NeoGaf, or whatever avenue you use to discus your hobby of choice, it is never, ever acceptable to resort to personal attacks.
One of the most important things that I have learned in my life is that just because the person across for you doesn't agree with you, it does not mean that they hate you.
Take some time this weekend to thank those in the development community that you respect. We were all on the outside of this terrible storm, and as draining as I have been from consuming it, I could not imagine being in the focus of that storm.
Enjoy the weekend.