I may have mentioned this in an earlier thread today but my hope from all this is some sort of formal response from the GB dudes. And not just Patrick. Whether anyone realizes it or not, the Giant Bomb community is a direct reflection of the ideals of the Giant Bomb staff. When you stay silent on things like this, people are going to fill in that silence themselves and interpret it however they want. I get why Jeff and most of the other guys take a "stay out of it" stance with stuff like this and that's their right. But if you want the community to be less "toxic" or whatever, you need to speak out.
I'm working on something but I want to make sure that whatever I write is looked over by other staff members before I post it. Throwing gasoline on a fire is not going to help anyone at this point. Hopefully it'll go up tomorrow.
That's good to hear, Rorie. And while I'm hesitant to bring it up, I think it's worth mentioning that many people seem to only care about what Jeff in particular has to say about things. When Patrick has stood up against things in the past, many have dismissed it as not really representing the views of the site(aka. the head honcho, Jeff).
I appreciate all you continue to do in dealing with this, but in my opinion, if a staff statement is going to be made, Jeff weighing in would be the best way for most people to accept it. He's basically the face of Giant Bomb, and while his tweet about this was helpful, him personally being clear on this so that there is no getting around it would mean a lot to me and many members here.