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Those Melee Top 8 Finals were amazing. Videogames are awesome.

PPMD's moment. Congratulations!

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@aurahack: They should make this real just to mess with NASCAR fans. Reach out to the truth at high speeds!

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@amafi said:

@truthtellah said:

@amafi said:
@conmulligan said:

@thatpinguino said:

@truthtellah: Yeah I haven't seen anyone put together an instruction guide for dealing with internet jerk tactics before in a proactive manner. Most of the armchair experts just give you the old, "don't feed the trolls" response, but I think we know that plan doesn't work on dedicated harassers. The I like that the stuff Crash Override has been espousing allows you to keep your life mostly normal.

Yeah, it's actually kind of surprising that nobody's taken a stab at creating something like Crash Override's "Preventing Doxing" guide until now given how many high-profile people have been affected by doxxing efforts. It's great to see them focus on pre-emptive measures as well as after the fact support.

What? Surveillance Self-Defense: Activist or protester?

Actually written by experts in the fields discussed. In-depth. There's a TON of information like this out there. SSD is by far the best I've found though.

Fortunately, there's definitely some good stuff about protecting your identity online. (It's an especially popular topic amongst those who use the Internet to harass people, too!) Though, a more personal touch can help in handling crises, and more resources of support are much-needed. There's a lot of information online on all kinds of subjects, but it's not always readily available for when people need it most.

True. But EFF is literally filled with people who have dedicated their lives to this kind of thing since before the birth of the internet. I just thought the idea that this was the first time someone had made a guide to protect yourself online a bit baffling, is all.

Sure. I think the unfortunate thing is how some good resources are not actually widely well-known and there isn't a culture of acknowledging the necessity of it being well known. Usually it's passed around in a "stay safe from random hackers" or from governments sort of way, but there's less of a serious take when it comes to the fact that harassment online is still real harassment with a real impact.

When people are being specifically targeted, that has its own concerns along with more general online safety. It has been an ever-growing issue impacting some for years on end, and it's something we'll have to better figure out how to personally handle and broadly work against in the years ahead.

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@amafi said:
@conmulligan said:

@thatpinguino said:

@truthtellah: Yeah I haven't seen anyone put together an instruction guide for dealing with internet jerk tactics before in a proactive manner. Most of the armchair experts just give you the old, "don't feed the trolls" response, but I think we know that plan doesn't work on dedicated harassers. The I like that the stuff Crash Override has been espousing allows you to keep your life mostly normal.

Yeah, it's actually kind of surprising that nobody's taken a stab at creating something like Crash Override's "Preventing Doxing" guide until now given how many high-profile people have been affected by doxxing efforts. It's great to see them focus on pre-emptive measures as well as after the fact support.

What? Surveillance Self-Defense: Activist or protester?

Actually written by experts in the fields discussed. In-depth. There's a TON of information like this out there. SSD is by far the best I've found though.

Fortunately, there's definitely some good stuff about protecting your identity online. (It's an especially popular topic amongst those who use the Internet to harass people, too!) Though, a more personal touch can help in handling crises, and more resources of support are much-needed. There's a lot of information online on all kinds of subjects, but it's not always readily available for when people need it most.

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@thatpinguino said:

@truthtellah: Yeah I haven't seen anyone put together an instruction guide for dealing with internet jerk tactics before in a proactive manner. Most of the armchair experts just give you the old, "don't feed the trolls" response, but I think we know that plan doesn't work on dedicated harassers. The I like that the stuff Crash Override has been espousing allows you to keep your life mostly normal.

That's quite true. Keeping things normal or working on returning to normal is not always particularly easy depending on the kind of harassment you're receiving. It's common for people to give cold advice with little regard for the emotional aspect of it. And while "don't feed the trolls" is common, that doesn't account for systemic harassment or intentional efforts to not just get a rise out of someone but to get them to shut up. Few of these people are only ever going to act against -you-. Almost always they treat others in a similar manner. So when you ignore it, you're just leaving them to hurt others.

No one has to feel obligated to fight back against harassment when they're facing it, but in the end, a lot of problems which fuel harassment don't go away by ignoring them. When who you are is enough to get prejudice and hounding, you can't simply stop being who you are. In the long term, acknowledging and standing up to it may be the only way anyone else will recognize it, as well, and hopefully, people can slowly improve things for you and others like you.

More people need to realize that, for many who face prejudice online and in person, they're doing the best they can to just keep things "normal". For those who see what is happening, you have the chance to actively work to improve things and call out the problems you see. Those who are hurt aren't necessarily going to have all the answers for fixing things even if they wish they did, but since it's what they've experienced, they can usually tell you what's wrong and encourage you to try to somehow figure out ways to help. Think for yourself and consider ways to make things better.

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I hope their site will be able to help some of those facing harassment. There aren't many reliable outlets for such assistance, and more groups like this would be welcome. People need places to turn for information and support against harassment, and it's long overdue that we see better resources pop up.

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*mind-explodes*

Awesome job with this.

Glad to see the screencap I took of Dan being creepy during Mario Party has been put to such good use.

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@hassun said:

I think you should concentrate on the Scoops goal and not the Alex one. Knowing Big Rigs as I do, I'm pretty sure the speed glitch donation goal is a joke.

Yeah, pretty sure it's going backwards. heh.

Come on, duders! We still have a few hours, and we can at least make this competitive!

Please donate for "Scoops" as Shovel Knight to help Prevent Cancer!

(Though thanks to everyone for your Big Rigs donations. That's super cool of you, too! But let's at least get $100 for Patrick!)

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I'm not on GAF or /r/Giantbomb on Reddit; so, if folks wanna run with it and make kind of a fun farewell gesture to Patrick, please do share it around. We can raise even more money to help prevent Cancer!

I tweeted about it, and it'd be awesome if you did, too. Show Scoops some love! :)