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#1 Posted by TruthTellah (9083 posts) -

@cabbagesensei: I think Patrick's after-E3 post about the impact of the "Rolodex" concept is also quite worth people's read, and I do find it hard to believe it was not some factor in this result. Still cool with Dan and Jason joining the team, but we can think about and discuss the potential factors involved.

http://patrickklepek.tumblr.com/post/89165256269/my-rolodex

As Patrick did in his post, you can both defend your efforts and admit where you could have done better.

#2 Posted by TruthTellah (9083 posts) -

What the hell?

Usually I'd say that I see "some mistakes on all sides", but really, all of this so far seems relatively one-sided. I mean, Twitter is Twitter. It's sad to see some of what's going on there, but what matters most to me is how we actually interact here on Giant Bomb. And it's absurdly one-sided. A few people have said they are kind of disappointed or may have concerns about diversity, and dozens of dozens of folks are flipping out about it. That is -insane-.

The clear values of the staff and this community are not the perversions many people are trumpeting, and if you think all of this is alright, then maybe this isn't the site for you. I think it should be up to the staff and mods to decide who to ban, but I hope some people will willingly decide to leave on they're own. I'm a relatively welcoming fellow, but if you're going to use this forum as a platform for hatefulness and idiocy, I will do what I can to convince you to find somewhere else to ruin.

We all have a place in cultivating the culture of this site, and what has gone on today should remind us how far we still have to go in making Giant Bomb the awesome and welcoming community we desire it to be.

#3 Edited by TruthTellah (9083 posts) -

@sasnake said:

I like when people make mountains out of mole hills, and 2014's crusade of diversity makes me facepalm every night.

Are you talking about the massive crowd of people making a mountain out of a mole hill in their anger over anyone daring to mention that they might have hoped for more diversity?

Because yeah, it has been rather out of control. Less than a dozen folks have expressed anything even close to reservations, but a whole buttload have flooded this thread and others complaining about a contingency of diversity warriors that don't exist. Some people are a little disappointed but will get used to it. We don't need angry mockery and taunting of duders that aren't even here.

People should just calm down and let people express their opinions on it. It's natural that we may feel differently about some things some times.

#4 Posted by TruthTellah (9083 posts) -

@truthtellah said:

I may not agree with her, but if anyone has reason to hate the GB community, I'd say Leigh Alexander does. If those tweets are genuine, I wouldn't really be surprised. I might be rather angry at folks, too, if they felt like harassing and talking crap about me for years for getting drunk once.

(and no one needs to tell me how she's horrible other times and thus deserving of your wrath. I get it)

I wasnt around giant bomb when the 775 million thing happened, but I have seen it. I don't think less of her because she was drunk and said something silly, I just think it's funny. Because it is funny. It's funny like how dave lang acts like an idiot when he's drunk, or when brad does something stupid even when he's sober (love you brad!). I don't harbor any ill will towards her and actually like her writing/perspective of the industry. It just makes me sad that she thinks giant bomb/the community is bad, when in reality it's actually really good. There are some bad eggs in the bunch, but the majority of us are level headed and respectful. I don't know, maybe that's just me.

I think the majority of folks on Giant Bomb are rather decent people. Though, certain topics or people can bring out the worst in many, and unfortunately, even if the majority is good, it's a big site. So, there's still a considerable contingency of less than awesome people you have to contend with.

I'm still not convinced those Leigh Alexander tweets are real, but if she disliked the community around here(or what she sees as the community), I could get it. Even some normally good people around here have said some rather nasty things about her. It's hard for me to say she should be endlessly forgiving of it all.

#5 Posted by TruthTellah (9083 posts) -

@animasta said:

it's super echo chambery.

Quite, although I fear that our agreement might very well create yet another echo chamber. How, then, might we shatter these walls?

I share your concern about a disturbing level of echo chamber here, but uhhhh... you're not really from the moon!

#6 Posted by TruthTellah (9083 posts) -

I see a lot of people asking if I'll continue the videos with my dad. The answer is absolutely yes, and I plan on trying out some weird new things involving him, as well.

Thank goodness! I can't wait to see what you'll be putting together. :)

#7 Posted by TruthTellah (9083 posts) -
@animasta said:
@darkstalker said:

@elixirbronze said:

wow... I feel like at this point the reactions to the reactions to the new hires got way overblown and way bigger than the original reactions were in the first place.

this.

yep

I'm still a bit flabbergasted by what initial reaction anyone is even talking about.

I know some people said things on Twitter, but that's Twitter. As far as actual folks on Giant Bomb bringing up concerns over diversity, they have been almost universally mild and still ultimately accepting of the new hires. I may express some concern or even disappointment regarding this outcome, but like most people here, I still wish the new guys well and hope they'll do a great job. Dan and Jason seem like fine fellows.

#8 Posted by TruthTellah (9083 posts) -

I may not agree with her, but if anyone has reason to hate the GB community, I'd say Leigh Alexander does. If those tweets are genuine, I wouldn't really be surprised. I might be rather angry at folks, too, if they felt like harassing and talking crap about me for years for getting drunk once.

(and no one needs to tell me how she's horrible other times and thus deserving of your wrath. I get it)

#9 Posted by TruthTellah (9083 posts) -
@joshwent said:

@terror_shart said:

In the end i just feel bad for Jeff, Drew, and Brad...this has been a real rough year for GB and bringing in Dan kinda feels like filling a giant hole in the site.

All they need to do is make a press release!

"Giant Bomb never intended to make any form of social commentary with the hiring of Dan and Jason. This site represents a playful alternate world rather than a real-life simulation. We hope that all of our fans will see that Giant Bomb was intended to be a whimsical and quirky site, and that we were absolutely not trying to provide social commentary."

Wait... no. That might not go over too well.

Ha!

Okay, at least one good thing came out of this thread. Well-played, joshwent.

#10 Posted by TruthTellah (9083 posts) -

Well. That went south fast.

I may have disagreed with the OP, but man, I don't think he deserved to have his thread just become a bash fest representative of the worst elements around here.