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Real Name Michael Dias   
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Signed On Feb 21, 2010, 22:06
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
12. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 19, 2014, 16:40 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:33:
ASeven wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:32:
Beamer wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:25:
Dmitri_M wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:19:
Jack Thompson 2? Except without the conservative white male baggage much easier for the press to get on board.

Except she's not trying to censor anything or force anything or ban anything. She's not trying to pass legislation and not trying to outlaw anything.

She even points out in this very interview that games can be part of a pattern and still be wonderful and engaging and fun.

Except she personally shut down Thunderfoot's twitter account. That, Beamer, is real censorship, shutting a voice down, not removing ads. That's your idol right there, using censorship when she seems she can get away with it.

She reported Thunderf00t. She did not shut him down. She reported the things he said and Twitter deemed him a repulsive enough piece of shit with a long enough history of being a repulsive piece of shit that they no longer wanted him as part of their service. How is that different than someone hitting the "Report" button here and getting Space Captain banned? How is that different than sending advertisers an email demanding they pull the funding that keeps a site in business?


I dislike Thunderfoot as a person but please, do show me where he was a repulsive piece of shit, and I want direct quotes from him, not hearsay posted on other sites.

He dared to criticize Anita and debunk her for what she was so he's a piece of shit? Thunderfoot is many things but he was never, ever an harasser.

And yes, removing a twitter account counts as legitimate censorship, which is why he blames twitter for being spineless. But Anita's report on him to twitter was baseless, to the point his account was reinstated in less than 4 days, rending Anita's complaint invalid. In the end, she used a censorship tool to try and quiet one of her most fierce critics. And no, criticism is not harassment.

Sorry Beamer, you have no leg to stand here. You don't know Thuderfoot, as your post demonstrates, and so you decide to ad hominem him to hell in order to somehow validate Anita's attempt to silence a critic.
 
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8. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 19, 2014, 16:32 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:25:
Dmitri_M wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:19:
Jack Thompson 2? Except without the conservative white male baggage much easier for the press to get on board.

Except she's not trying to censor anything or force anything or ban anything. She's not trying to pass legislation and not trying to outlaw anything.

She even points out in this very interview that games can be part of a pattern and still be wonderful and engaging and fun.

Except she personally shut down Thunderfoot's twitter account. That, Beamer, is real censorship, shutting a voice down, not removing ads. That's your idol right there, using censorship when she thinks she can get away with it.
 
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17. Re: etc. Oct 18, 2014, 14:06 ASeven
 
OK, seems Gamergate has hit a big one.

#GamerGate: Destructoid, Corruption And Ruined Careers

William Usher leaks new evidence proving that GameJournosPro and Destructoid colluded to fire and blacklist Allistar Pinsof, an illegal act in Florida and many other states.
 
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128. Re: etc. Oct 18, 2014, 06:39 ASeven
 
Gamergate: The abuse victims the media won’t tell you about.

"Another one is not giving enough of a spotlight to the abuse being sent the other way, towards the supporters and celebrities of Gamergate. This has been under particular scrutiny lately, as Gawker professional has been in the spotlight for openly advocating bullying and nerd shaming in order to shut the movement down."

Gamergate Raises $10,000 for Charity in Less Than a Day

"Gamergate is easily one of the most polarizing topics currently being discussed on the Internet. The movement began roughly two months ago, and has been pushing game journalists to begin disclosing their relationships with developers and each other, so that readers are aware of any possible bias that may be consciously or unconsciously influencing the writer’s work. A number of people have been less than receptive to this goal, and have treated Gamergate with hostility, as summarized here. Yesterday, Gamergate set a ball in motion that would end up picking up more than $10,000 in less than 24 hours."
 
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102. Re: etc. Oct 17, 2014, 14:52 ASeven
 
Allegedly Mercedes Benz has just withdrawn their ads from Gawker, handy after Gawker employee wanting to "bring back bullying" and saying "nerds should be constantly shamed and degraded into submission." and a number of writers and ""journalists"" retweeted and favorited this.

Karma's a bitch.
 
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99. Re: etc. Oct 17, 2014, 13:28 ASeven
 
Prez wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 13:16:
So now you want ME to become ASeven?

Everyone is ASeven.
 
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11. Re: etc. Oct 16, 2014, 14:49 ASeven
 
http://www.usu.edu/ust/index.cfm?article=54179

According to Utah State Today, the threats against Anita Sarkeesian were a hoax. She cancelled the talk because she "was concerned about the fact that state law prevented the university from keeping people with a legal concealed firearm permit from entering the event. University police were prepared and had a plan in place to provide extra security measures at the presentation."

Well well well, who would have guessed??
 
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26. Re: etc., etc. Oct 16, 2014, 13:30 ASeven
 
sdgundamx wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 12:49:
ASeven wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 12:03:
I'm here.

Well sdgundamx, I recommend you start with this simple FAQ. It is documented and has links to the sources.

You can use that depository as well to find more articles, both pro and anti, and to find more evidence. Anything else just ask and I'll try to find the best documented sources to answer your questions.

Hey, thanks for the reply. I was trying to figure out a way to talk to you. While the link you provided is interesting I was hoping for something more specifically concrete on the alleged Reddit censorship issue--some kind of summary of facts that shows it was a concerted effort by the mods to shut down any discussion of the topic.

See if this is what you're looking for. This one has some pictures of the event itself.
 
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24. Re: etc., etc. Oct 16, 2014, 12:03 ASeven
 
I'm here.

Well sdgundamx, I recommend you start with this simple FAQ. It is documented and has links to the sources.

You can use that depository as well to find more articles, both pro and anti, and to find more evidence. Anything else just ask and I'll try to find the best documented sources to answer your questions.
 
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63. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 18:05 ASeven
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 17:36:
I did, hence the bit about "what the rest of GamerGate seems to think of that". You have repeatedly generalised, even in this very post and in posts on this thread since.

They're not my camp and the line "you lot, not you specifically mind" is very telling. Why did you exclude me? I think it was because you realised you were generalising and you caught on enough to not include me (on this particular occasion, you lump me in with them throughout the rest of this post). However, you still generalised and tarred all but one of this imaginary camp with this brush.

I haven't commented on TFYC because I don't know much about it and it's nothing to do with me. It's your own misunderstanding that people who disagree with you are in some camp and pointing out inconsistencies is not pointing out hypocrisy, it's disproving your own stupid assumption.

Let's start with the first wrong generalization in the first place, that #GamerGate was and is about harassing women in the industry. It is not and it never was. GamerGate started not with the ex of ZQ posting that blog, it started when ZQ DMCAd Mundanne Matt's video talking about it, from there on the flood gates were open for the consumer revolt it became.

Now that's out of the way let's talk about how I generalized SJWs. Am I at fault for generalizing? Yes, yes I am, now that I've re-read what I wrote. I apologize for that since I do preach against fallacies. Fact is, I'm tired of being lumped, of being generalized as something I am not and reading a narrative being spun that is simply not true. When you have so many sites preaching that gamers are dead, that gamers are harassing every women they find, it does get to your nerves and when you keep reading the tremendous amount of bullshit being said by everyone against Gamergate you get tired of it real quickly and start assuming everyone who doesn't understand Gamergate and speaks against it really fits into the same brush. Human nature, I guess.

I don't care that people disagree with me, criticism is healthy and I approve of it. It's when said criticism starts to become so much of a spin, so much bullshit that my patience runs thin, and Gamergate has demonstrated that some people really have no problem spewing bullshit again and again. When you get as involved as I've been in this mess, because I always rally to the causes that are pro-consumer and hence I'm in favor of GG, you get real tired real quickly of reading the same lines over and over again.

And that's what happened to me, I am tired of all the bullshit and it seems I've stepped into writing the same fallacies I keep reading. For that I apologize.
 
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62. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 17:47 ASeven
 
UHD wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 17:34:
An advertisement is a PRIVILEGE.

It is a business deal. Neither side would do it if it didn't mean a profit or benefit down the road. Privilege implies a whole different thing.

You have consistent trouble with words. I'd suggest putting more thought into how you present your ideas.

You are correct, in the literal sense of the law. When I meant privilege I didn't mean it in the literal sense of the law, I mean it as a god damn privilege for both parts, as in, "a grant to an individual, corporation, etc., of a special right or immunity, under certain conditions" which in this case translates to an advertisement being placed on a site in order for the site to gain revenue from its exposure.

As for my words, you should worry more about your own continuing trolling of all gamergate threads and I'll take care of my own words, thank you.

And still nothing on TFYC I see, which is what breaks the narrative completely of all SJWs. They can't stand that Gamergate funded a great project to help women developers, it completely goes against their narrative.

How does TFYC 'break the narrative?'
From the start it broke the narrative, because it is a project that was slandered by SJWs from the moment it was funded by 4chan, and then GamerGate, in their indiegogo campaign and it's a project meant to aid women developers in the industry, something that SJWs keep saying Gamergate is not about.

This is the narrative breaker that every SJW loves to ignore because it proves that Gamergate was always about helping women and exposing the lack of ethics in "gaming journalism". When they were hacked, no SJW site covered this despite them covering about all the harassment GG allegedly did against everyone in their buddy list.

As a final word, I remember your first post on the GamerGate topics here on Blue being that you didn't really care much for all this. In that case, and since you are weary of this, I suggest you leave these threads if they bother you so much.
 
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55. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 17:18 ASeven
 
GamerGate FAQ, well explained and worded with multiple sources and examples.  
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54. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 17:17 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 16:50:
Speaking of, I haven't seen you comment on that Bioware dev's articles I've posted a few times.

Read them, same rhetoric as I've read a thousand times in the past month, pretty much serving as an echo chamber for SJWs.

What about it? What about THYC then, that were hacked by SJWs and were slandered to hell by SJWs for trying to support women in gaming? Why are you silent about them?
 
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53. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 17:14 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 16:47:
Why would being a misogynist not be a valid reason to be fired from a job?

Why would it be? In that case, let's extend this and say religious belief, or lack of it, is also a valid reason to fire under the law.

Find me the law that says that being a misogynist is enough of a reason to get fired and I'll concede, because I think if anyone would be fired for that they would place their ex-boss in court and easily win. Personal beliefs are NOT and never were a reason to fire anyone under the eyes of the law. If you flaunt those beliefs or personality traits or whatever you wish to call them and make yourself a nuisance, maybe there's a case there, but if you keep it to yourselves, well, no court in the US or Europe would allow anyone to be fired for "being a misogynist".

Beamer wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 16:47:
Removing an ad isn't censorship? Trying to get a site to be defunded because you disagree with their opinion is. You were literally trying to bankrupt them because they hurt your feelings.

An advertisement is a PRIVILEGE. It is given by a company that wished to be publicized in exchange of monetary or other types of gains. I shouldn't be the one teaching commercial law to you. Also, capitalism. What's happening is thanks to capitalism. Public site makes derogatory articles, consumers that were targeted by those articles write emails to companies that place advertisements expressing their thoughts, companies decide on what's most profitable for them based on those emails. If removing advertisement is censorship, the whole of capitalism is censorship then. If those sites die down, well, that's not censorship, that's capitalism at work, that's consumers moving to greener pastures where they're better treated, that's those sites not seeing their folly of attacking their own consumer base, of not adapting to new ways of media.

Tell you what, find me any law, any lawyer, any judge in the US or Europe that even hints at removing advertisements as censorship. You won't find any because it's not censorship, it never was and it shocks me you keep defending this.

Beamer wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 16:47:
Brianna Wu did not paint GG as something it never was. Search your own history for "SJW." It's ALWAYS been about being angry at women. From the start. That's where it came from. Eronj didn't make his video to uncover something wonderful, he did it because he was hurt. "Burgers and Fries" didn't become a tagline because of ethics, it did because people thought a woman having sex with five people was funny.

There are so many worse instances of journalism ethics in games, and they're ignored as people instead keep turning to social issues. Massive swag for reviews? Ignored. Editorials about feminism? Burn the site down!

And now who's generalizing?

And still nothing on TFYC I see, which is what breaks the narrative completely of all SJWs. They can't stand that Gamergate funded a great project to help women developers, it completely goes against their narrative.
 
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50. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 16:41 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 16:11:

Funny, I often feel I'm one of the few here that uses reason rather than launching off on tirades about what people must not be allowed to do, as you frequently say.

Brianna Wu is not a journalist. Even if she's interviewed, she has nothing to do with journalist integrity so constantly spamming us with shit you feel she's done is pointless.

You focus on "SJWs" infinitely more than you do on journalism ethics. You call me "intellectually dishonest," while never, ever pointing to proof. Your enormous history of complaining about "SJWs" while claiming it's about ethics seems fairly true that you have no clue what you're talking about, what you're fighting for, what your narrative is, or even what's going on.

I'm sorry but I never promoted censorship and yes, I do know the post you're referring to and I replied to it later that my wording was bad. However I also never compared removing an ad to censorship, like you did, or implying that being a mysoginyst is a valid enough reason to get fired from a job, as you did. If you are going to play the generalization game with me from one single post of mine then Beamer, I have bad news for you, all your posts paint you as a terrible user of logic, discourse and reason. Removing an ad as censorship, fucking LOL.

Again moving the goalposts with Brianna Wu. She painted the gamergate movement as something it is not and never was, and she did it on a public forum. Much like Leigh Alexander's articles are open for scrutiny and criticism for being published on an open platform, Wu's motives are also open for criticism since she spoke on a very public platform. Why? Because it opens the doors to understand her motivations, her reasons. General rule, if you can't deal with criticism, don't go on a public forum and stand on a soapbox. If you do, expect to be interrogated on your motivations, like it happens in pretty much everything in the world. And now we're again back on ethics.

Speaking of ethics, I find it interesting that you do not comment on anything I posted, on the huffington post interview for instance. Funny how you choose to ignore the Fine Young Capitalists as well. Doesn't spin to your narrative, do they, having gamergate sponsored in a big way a venue for female developers to shine in this industry? So please, don't talk to me about ethics since it's obvious that's a discipline you clearly missed when you went to law school, if you went to law school. Removing ads as censorship, what a laugh.
 
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33. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 15:37 ASeven
 
Prez wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 15:35:
Verno wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 14:55:
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 13:55:
The advantage here is GG is also getting positive press, precisely because this issue has gotten bigger. Which is partly why anti-GG people are freaking out on the media end. They are not used to being replied to on anything approaching an equal level.

Yeah pretty much nailed it there. They expected the same sort of one sided bullshit we've been seeing for months thanks to gaming editorials and other nonsense. Now that people aren't reacting the way they want them to its freak out time. Oh well, looks good on them for being dumb and lumping everyone together when people bitched about it time and time again.

Yep. They are used to being the ones controlling the narrative, so any challenge to that makes them freak out and circle the wagons.

The problem with circling the wagons is that, at some point, there won't be much space left inside the circle, and they are reaching that point.
 
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30. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 15:18 ASeven
 
Loopy wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 15:13:

Ohhh my God, I actually clicked on that History of... link out of ill-advised curiosity and it was like someone writing a term paper on NerdWar 2.0 Advanced Tactics. Why is Patrick Stewart's picture there? What is with all the little cartoon girls? Are those the girls that play videogames??


Instead of trolling you could have, you know, actually read the site and all your questions would have been answered.
 
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28. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 15:00 ASeven
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 14:51:
Are you honestly stupid enough to think that ISIS trying to hijack hashtags is an endorsement? Evidently yes. They're also keen on the BBC's "The Price Of Football" report, the trouble in the Serbia - Albania football match and the scorer of Ireland's late, late equaliser against Germany. Or they post their propaganda under the trending tags.

I was going to point out how ridiculous it is for someone using the label SJW to talk about bias, and how you're focusing on the actions of the extreme few to paint a large group and what the rest of GamerGate seems to think of that but what's the point. Come on, ISIS propaganda?!

No, obviously ISIS doesn't care nor does it even know what GG is. It's about the irony of it, because GamerGate was compared to ISIS many times. So the irony is that ISIS uses an anti-GG hashtag, even if they did it for more coverage, but still a damn fine irony nonetheless.

Also, you don't get to say I focus on a few to paint a large picture because that's all you lot, not you specifically mind, have been doing, calling all gamers misogynists, and far worse, and painting all of us under a very large brush. Before you accuse me of generalization, look at your own camp first.
 
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24. Re: etc. Oct 15, 2014, 14:47 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 14:44:
I absolutely adore that you call something "non-biased." It's adorable. So cute.

And Brianna Wu has nothing to do with games journalism. WHY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT HER IF IT IS ONLY ABOUT ETHICS?!

That's right, because it was never about ethics to you. It was always about whining about SJWs.

Beamer got mad, means I'm doing things right.

Also, Brianna Wu was the main mouthpiece on the MSNBC article, a fact you conveniently forget. Moving goalposts much, Beamer?

Stop being intellectual dishonest Beamer, you misologist of the worst kind.
 
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