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#1 Edited by facepoppies (29 posts) -

It's not grammatically incorrect, but it is ambiguous and often leads to confusion. It's best avoided unless the author can really establish to the audience who it is they're talking about. See what I mean?

#2 Posted by facepoppies (29 posts) -

Censorship for the sake of appeasement of the morally outraged has never, ever worked out for the better in a society. I'd say the best thing to do is the waiting period for commenting. That way, you're not censoring people with things to say, you're preventing people without things to say from fanning the fire for fun.

That, or make everybody sign an agreement to not take everything they see and read on the internet personally.

#3 Posted by facepoppies (29 posts) -
@facepoppies said:

@themanwithnoplan said:
Sometimes I wonder though if the Internet will be humanity's downfall, as it just seems to magnify our worst aspects and seemingly drown out all the good ones.

That's like saying that the really loud yappy dogs will be the downfall of canines. It's just a bunch of noise.

But aren't the one's who are the loudest the one's who manipulate the overall dialogue? Change can't happen from the silent majority.

If you think change is going to happen in the bowels of video game forums and replies to posts on Twitter, I've got good news for you pal. Change happens through action. And it usually happens in real life, where people aren't calling other people names so much.

#4 Posted by facepoppies (29 posts) -

Sometimes I wonder though if the Internet will be humanity's downfall, as it just seems to magnify our worst aspects and seemingly drown out all the good ones.

That's like saying that the really loud yappy dogs will be the downfall of canines. It's just a bunch of noise.

#5 Posted by facepoppies (29 posts) -

It was just typical internet drama. A bunch of strangers getting way too mad at each other over nothing.

#6 Posted by facepoppies (29 posts) -

Nobody is going to be thinking about this a week from now.

#7 Posted by facepoppies (29 posts) -

I like this stuff because it's a fun dramatic diversion from all of my problems in real life. As a 30-something white guy, I understand that I am almost universally hated by everybody, but I've got some major things going on right now. I need to find a job ASAP. I need to convince my grandma to go to the hospital and get an MRI because those voices she's hearing aren't real. My small family is suddenly half the size it was a year ago and I haven't really let myself grieve over it yet.

So when I get a chance to watch a bunch of strangers whose biggest problems in life are convincing other strangers on the internet that they're right about whatever moral issue they want to be right about, there's little chance that I'm not going to have fun with it.

All of that being said, I don't see any reason to think that the people at Giant Bomb did anything wrong here, and I am really uncomfortable at the notion that there are people trying to drag them under the bus professionally. I understand that it's not going to have consequences, and will ultimately be forgotten about within a few days like every other internet conflict. But still, I think there's a line that shouldn't be crossed when a bunch of kids on the internet want to yell at each other.

#8 Posted by facepoppies (29 posts) -

@cabbagesensei: I didn't see any discussion about racial or gender imbalance. I saw some lady losing her shit on Twitter, and a bunch of people being really mean in reply to that. And then I saw Leigh Alexander saying shit like "Everything I write is more interesting than what they do at GB." and then deleting a majority of it. I saw almost no discussion about anything, to be honest. It was a battle fought entirely with shit posting.

#9 Posted by facepoppies (29 posts) -

Could you imagine being really good at what you do and getting hired for your dream job, and then having an internet poop fest explode around whether or not you were only hired because you're a white male?

#10 Edited by facepoppies (29 posts) -

I never knew the guy personally, but he's been a calming and hilarious presence in the lives of me and my friends. For probably a year and a half now, we've made it part of our Friday night ritual to watch Giant Bomb videos and get high and laugh so hard that sometimes we'd have to stop for a breather and make sure none of us needed to go to the hospital.

Apart from that, I've been watching Ryan yuck it up with Vinnie and the gang throughout the day while pretending to work at my various jobs over the years.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm going to miss Ryan Davis, even though I've never met him. And I'm sure there are thousands of others who feel the same. I guess there aren't many people who can say they've had that kind of effect in such a short lifetime. R.I.P.

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