I'll never understand why people feel the need to try and mess up other people's lives. Especially not people they don't actually know. It's just so fucking pointless and depressing.
Also after reading what happened with Quinn, I really don't understand how there's any discussion about who is in the wrong here at all. (I'm not talking about people here, by the way, but about the Quinn discussion as a whole.)
@corvak: You're not totally wrong, but not every game dev uses their public position to teach the public their values and moral code, then turns around and does something in contrast to that to show they are not living by it. Most game devs keep their private lives private, keep their beliefs to themselves, and just make awesome games.
@forkboy: Nowhere in that post do they say they support hacking someone and posting their personal information online. That people are assuming that's the kind of opposition they're arguing against in these kinds of discussions is exactly why they never go anywhere, and why everyone just gets more firmly entrenched on their 'side' of things.
Is it so hard to assume that everyone, even the people you disagree with, has some basic level of human decency/dignity and doesn't need to actively inform people that they aren't endorsing personal attacks, threats, and worse? At least until they've proven otherwise themselves?
THIS SO MUCH. You have said what I've kind of been trying to say in a better, shorter way of saying it.