Mousse_gallon's forum posts

#1 Posted by Mousse_gallon (210 posts) -

Good video that touches on some of the issues: LINK

I don't think anyone in the games journalist/press should be working in the PR/Advertising side and the rest of the press should be seeking those whom do and tell us about it.

#2 Edited by Mousse_gallon (210 posts) -

Return of an "I Love Mondays" (this week on GB) like show
A little less focus on non-game content on the Bombcasts
Return of a TNT/Scrub League like show (does not have to be every week/month)
Looks into non-game game media (ex: pokemon manga, upcoming halo tv show, archie megaman comic, etc)
Endurance runs/Encyclopaedia Bombasticas (weekly or monthly episodes which ever works better for the crew/staff and in relation to the size of the games being covered)

#3 Edited by Mousse_gallon (210 posts) -

Pokemon and/or Mario

#4 Posted by Mousse_gallon (210 posts) -

@rorie said:

@mousse_gallon said:

@rorie said:

So, a referendum of anonymous individuals. If I threw out a "hey #gamergate people, what's your feeling on this?", what, precisely, is preventing anti-GG people from coming together and responding en masse?

Im sorry i edited my post to slowly to better respond to you.

I guess you would have to look into peoples past twitter activity to see there history on the topic and judge if they are being truthful.

I guess this is kind of the core of all of this for me: in an era of complete online anonymity, nothing can be determined to be true with any certainty. If person X were to send out a "hey, gamergate people, what do you think about women?" tweet and the results were 50% "we totally like ladies and wish they were represented in gaming better!" and 50% "burn the witch!", who decides which responses are authentic or not? If someone has little twitter history, should their opinion be disregarded? Should those opinions be disregarded based on which opinion they advance? If someone is new to Twitter, does their opinion count less than someone who has a thousand posts behind them? If 10,000 new accounts say one thing, should we value those responses more than 100 accounts with significant histories behind them?

Most of these are rhetorical questions. I don't really have good answers for how things are going. I'm not trying to be argumentative, but at the same time it's frustrating to think about this kind of stuff.


...sadly I have no answers for you im sorry... i worry/fear this is the future of dialog online....

What want to believe is you and the rest of the GB crew are good ppl and I want to trust in this site (and its staff/crew).

#5 Posted by Mousse_gallon (210 posts) -

@rorie said:

So, a referendum of anonymous individuals. If I threw out a "hey #gamergate people, what's your feeling on this?", what, precisely, is preventing anti-GG people from coming together and responding en masse?

Im sorry i edited my post to slowly to better respond to you.

I guess you would have to look into peoples past twitter activity to see there history on the topic and judge if they are being truthful.

#6 Edited by Mousse_gallon (210 posts) -

maybe go onto twitter and ask the questions you have see what answers you get? Maybe use the hashtag to get the groups attention?

Sadly im not very into twitter I dont really understand the more meta/deep twitter systems/etiquettes.

I think thats what investigating/seeking information could be in this case.

#7 Posted by Mousse_gallon (210 posts) -

Personal social views aren't helpful to me as a consumer.

I think it should be left to the discretion of the reviewer but I personally think it detracts from the review.

this and a good viewable ethics policy with real teeth helps.

#8 Posted by Mousse_gallon (210 posts) -

@zapf said:

Better filtering options is definitely a possibility. If some people only want to see @mentions from verified accounts or ones made no sooner than 6 months, that really shouldn't be an issue. I cannot imagine everyone harassing is managing multiple accounts behind a vast array of proxies or vpns either, so at least some sort of heuristics can be done to figure out if a jerk just made a new account after his old one got blocked

I hope they can do something asap

#10 Posted by Mousse_gallon (210 posts) -

@mousse_gallon: Twitter's flagging system is a joke. If you see abuse on this level only the people involved are allowed to report it. I reported a thread like this (no personal information was given) and received an email from Twitter saying nothing could be done.

Honestly I wish people would stop arguing about whose side does what and focus on a solution. Claiming the other side is worse or your side is innocent will only leave us all arguing back and forth. Instead we should find a solution to it all.

Its happening so much that a solution is very important. I worry twitter as a technology does not have this kind of flexibility to it.