Letter from the Editor discussion.

This topic is locked from further discussion.

Avatar image for rorie
rorie

7335

Forum Posts

1294

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 3

User Lists: 3

#1  Edited By rorie  Staff

Hey,

This is the thread where you can discuss the recent Letter from the Editor. Keep your comments civil.

As noted in the community rules, we reserve the right to lock this thread at any time, for any reason. We will likely exercise that ability at some point after UPF concludes. If you're new to the community, you may wish to review the rules before posting.

We’ve seen many thousands of comments regarding the events alluded to in the Letter from the Editor this week. We have been locking comments at night to let the moderators rest and do clean-up on what’s already been posted. When and if we do so we’ll also lock any other threads that pop up regarding these topics. This is the official spot to discuss this stuff, and if it’s locked, you’ll need to wait until we unlock it tomorrow to get your statements in.

Sorry, I’m sure that it's frustrating if you miss the window, but it’s been a long week for everyone and it’s Friday night to boot. Go have some fun and play a game and we’ll unlock this at some point tomorrow for any further comments you wish to make.

Avatar image for patrickklepek
patrickklepek

6833

Forum Posts

1300

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#2  Edited By patrickklepek

Hi everyone! Myself and the rest of the staff will be hanging out, too.

Avatar image for vinny
vinny

7860

Forum Posts

2634

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

It's true. I'm hanging out.

Avatar image for mento
Mento

4649

Forum Posts

534889

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 39

User Lists: 198

#4 Mento  Moderator

Usual rules, guys. Keep it civil.

Avatar image for karlpilkington
KarlPilkington

2837

Forum Posts

824

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 11

Nice write-up Jeff, it will be interesting to see how GG people will respond now that they have heard your side.

Avatar image for shownun
ShowNun

56

Forum Posts

10

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#6  Edited By ShowNun

[Oh shit we're hanging out. I'm grabbing a good seat and will edit my question later.]

So I haven't really been following this gamer gate stuff. How much of this is just the internet being the internet? Has it spread out to real life behavior? I know the Feminist Frequency woman canceled a talk because she didn't think there was enough security for death threats she was receiving on twitter. I don't want anyone to be murder so I agree with how seriously she took it, but so far I only see it as some internet bullshit.

Avatar image for klager
Klager

250

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#7  Edited By Klager

Glad to see an official message about this.

Avatar image for tabain
Tabain

11

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I'm exceedingly proud to support this site. This only enhances that sentiment.

Avatar image for brad
Brad

6955

Forum Posts

9599

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 4

#9  Edited By Brad

Hello! I'm J Allard, here to take your questions. Ask Me Anything!

Avatar image for mooseymcman
MooseyMcMan

12737

Forum Posts

5545

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 11

What Mento said. Let's be civil, and keep this orderly.

Avatar image for conmulligan
conmulligan

2273

Forum Posts

11722

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 11

#11  Edited By conmulligan

Thanks, guys. I'm sure the pressure you've been under to respond has been a bit shitty to deal with, but I think weighing in is the right thing to do.

Avatar image for hassun
hassun

10254

Forum Posts

191

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

At least I hope this will stop people from constantly messaging you guys on twitter to make some sort of "official statement" on the matter.

Avatar image for battykissinger
battykissinger

29

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

thank you so much for writing this.

Avatar image for depth
Depth

363

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I like video-games

Avatar image for flufflogic
flufflogic

321

Forum Posts

708

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 10

User Lists: 4

Good to see you've taken an official stance, guys. Hopefully, more follow suit.

Avatar image for alex
alex

3983

Forum Posts

7447

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Hey! I'm here too. Let's talk some shop.

Avatar image for kaptainkobe
kaptainkobe

18

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

When Wu says she "calls on" you guys to make a statement, do you find that it comes off as more of a plea, or a demand? I don't really know how to read it, and I'd be interested to see how you guys interpret it, being the ones "called" into action.

Avatar image for batmanbatman
BatmanBatman

564

Forum Posts

3712

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

@brad said:

Hello! I'm J Allard, here to take your questions. Ask Me Anything!

Hi Mister Allard. Glad you're on our side.

Avatar image for ejc93
ejc93

210

Forum Posts

170

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

#19  Edited By ejc93

Really nice write-up. Thanks for putting it together.

The Courier tablet thing looked pretty good. J Allard should bring that back.

Avatar image for amyggen
AMyggen

7738

Forum Posts

7669

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Great stuff. That is all.

Avatar image for yohosie
Yohosie

45

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#21  Edited By Yohosie

Hey. Thanks for the write-up. I was hoping that Giantbomb would speak out. As someone who has been harassed, obviously not to as high of a level as others, it's really nice to see my favorite game website take a stand.

Avatar image for forkboy
forkboy

1662

Forum Posts

73

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 6

#22  Edited By forkboy

I have little to really add, I agree with what Jeff wrote, am glad it was said though sad that it needed to be said, and just really want to see the Gamersgate thing go away & let people go back to living their lives without threat. That'd sure be nice if we could just be decent &, I dunno, not threaten people. Maybe I ask too much. Also, maybe if people who are harassing could step back, look at what they are saying & maybe try to be somewhat empathetic to another human being & perhaps realise it could be harassing, that'd be swell.

Avatar image for lassieme
LassieME

261

Forum Posts

586

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 11

Glad you guys did this write-up, good job.

Avatar image for deactivated-594be97fd5af7
deactivated-594be97fd5af7

102

Forum Posts

14

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Thank you so much for this guys. Thank you.

Avatar image for samfo
samfo

1680

Forum Posts

1126

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 5

Why can't everyone just get along! It's friggen video games

Avatar image for rusalkagirl
rusalkagirl

142

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#26  Edited By rusalkagirl

Love you guys. Thank you.

Avatar image for chubbybanana
ChubbyBanana

2

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Nice write up!

Thanks Jeff!

Avatar image for charlie_victor_bravo
charlie_victor_bravo

1746

Forum Posts

4136

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 4

User Lists: 4

The real problem with the site is the wrestling bias and lack of proper energy drink video reviews.

Avatar image for fajitaboss
FajitaBoss

129

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#29  Edited By FajitaBoss

Nice writing! I have no much to say other than I support this letter, and videogames are pretty cool.

Avatar image for thristhart
thristhart

4

Forum Posts

13

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#30  Edited By thristhart

Thanks for speaking out, guys. It means a lot to see my favorite duders taking a stand against the shitbags.

Avatar image for abendlaender
abendlaender

3100

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#31  Edited By abendlaender

It's a good read, thanks Jeff & the crew.

@brad said:

Hello! I'm J Allard, here to take your questions. Ask Me Anything!

Where.....where are you? Are...are you in the internet?

Avatar image for julius_mchup
julius_mchup

14

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Excellent header image on the front page for this. Well done. That's how I imagine gg to be.

Avatar image for gerald
Gerald

6

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Agreed, and hope we can all get past this sooner rather than later.

Avatar image for 2kings
2kings

167

Forum Posts

1

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Jeff is just the best at putting shit in perspective.

Avatar image for johndagger17
JohnDagger17

5

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Glad to hear some reasonable discourse about the topic. I have a friend who is way too into this issue and Jeff basically summed up how I feel about it all and put it in better words than I could how dumb this hot mess is.

Avatar image for ian_rm
IaN_RM

20

Forum Posts

33

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

This is why I love you guys.

Avatar image for alex
alex

3983

Forum Posts

7447

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

#37  Edited By alex

@kaptainkobe: I took it as more of a plea, myself. I understand the heated emotions going on right now and I don't blame anyone for wanting the people whose job it is to cover the world of video games to make a strong statement about what's been taking place.

Avatar image for theoreticallyme
theoreticallyme

4

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#38  Edited By theoreticallyme

Its sad that this needs to be said but thanks for saying it.

Avatar image for me3639
me3639

2006

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 9

User Lists: 4

My only disappointment, years ago i sent a couple of emails to mods and such, since this was such a community driven site it would have been great for more interaction in the forums from the GB staff. And this is the subject they feel vested to communicate and take the time. {shakes head}

Avatar image for apruncelle
apruncelle

19

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I come and go from online connectivity, and get my news in bursts. This was so immediately upsetting that I nearly stopped interacting with anyone online. Thank you for your write up. I felt helpless in this situation, stopping any train, especially one online, is a near insurmountable task, combated only with time and optimistic approaches. In the end, keep playing games, with everyone, since we're all equals, even those yet to understand that.

Avatar image for ravalyassa
ravalyassa

14

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#41  Edited By ravalyassa

Great piece. Thanks guys.

Video Games, huh?

Avatar image for smarmyjerkface
smarmyjerkface

17

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#42  Edited By smarmyjerkface

A very nice write up looking at several angles of all this unpleasantness. Well said.

Avatar image for pokysharpy
PokySharpy

76

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

As always, Giant Bomb represents the sane, level-headed, silent majority's feelings on this shitshow. Thanks to Jeff for writing this, thanks to the staff for standing behind it, and a big "shaking my head" at the sorry situation that caused it to be written at all.

Avatar image for zombijedi
zombijedi

37

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Well said Jeff! This is the best write-up I've read on this topic.

Avatar image for mortal_sb
mortal_sb

671

Forum Posts

1947

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#45  Edited By mortal_sb

good job! video games!

Avatar image for plethomacademia
plethomacademia

25

Forum Posts

5

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

#46  Edited By plethomacademia

Thank you for saying what shouldn't have to be said.

Avatar image for meierthered
MeierTheRed

6066

Forum Posts

1701

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Very well written, thanks for doing this.

Avatar image for dartastic
Dartastic

20

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Just stopping in to say thank you for putting out a statement on this. :)

Avatar image for citizencoffeecake
citizencoffeecake

1599

Forum Posts

213

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

Well written Jeff, hopefully it gives some people pause enough to re-think some things.

Avatar image for hojufixter
hojufixter

139

Forum Posts

511

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 3

Great work Jeff, as always.

The real problem with the site is the wrestling bias and lack of proper energy drink video reviews.

This guy gets it! Now we are talking about real issues.