I know that beneath all this loud, caustic, reprehensible shittiness, some Gamergate folk have points with some amount of merit. The problem is that the discussion about games media alienating their readers, or whatever, is no longer the discussion worth having, if it ever was. The failure of Gamergate to make any coherent, valid, worthwhile point about ethics whatsoever...the scale of the tremendous failure to bring anything of value in any aspect Gamergate has claimed to be about over these past two months, is only matched by the abrasive loudness with which they've brought the issues of harassment, mobbing, death and rape threats, sexism, misogyny etc. into the open. There was corruption indeed. Thanks for letting us know, Gamergate. Now we may begin the arduous process of rooting it out.
As always, I implore the people who've for one misguided reason or another banded together with the miserable hate group that is Gamergate, to please disassociate themselves with it. Stop supplying momentum to this movement that has accomplished nothing but abhorrent bullshit, stop allowing this to distract from and overshadow the points you want to make. It's true that dregs are gonna keep being repulsive, with or without a hashtag, but that is not a reason to march alongside them. There is no reason.