Games and Online Harassment Hotline Launches

A new Games and Online Harassment Hotline is now online, a brainchild of Feminist Frequency founder Anita Sarkeesian, herself a lightning rod for online harassment. There's an interview with Sarkeesian on VentureBeat discussing the new project. Here's a bit on this nonprofit organization from the Feminist Frequency Website:
We’re so excited to announce that the Games and Online Harassment Hotline is officially launching on August 3, 2020. The Hotline is a brand new, free, confidential, emotional support resource for people who make and play games. As we’ve seen over the last month (and beyond), our communities are in desperate need of more tools and resources to support folks who are struggling. Whether it’s abuse, burnout, depression, or anything else, we are here for you..

Starting on August 3rd, you can text SUPPORT to 23368 from anywhere in the USA. You can send messages at any time; we are active and replying from 4PM-7PM PT, Monday-Friday. After you answer a few quick automated questions, one of our trained agents will respond and talk to you about what you’re experiencing. Learn more about how we work!
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Aug 4, 2020, 18:03
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Dev wrote on Aug 4, 2020, 07:50:
Cutter wrote on Aug 3, 2020, 21:47:
Who's she conning money out of this time for her latest scam?
Inasmuch as any 501c3 is a "scam" for money (some are more so and some aren't, charitynavigator.org can help determine which ones are better at managing money) , hers is also a non profit with the following listed sponsors so far on her webpage since I bothered to look:

Landfall Games
SUPERHOT
Inhuman Conditions
Awesome Without Borders
Hidden Folks

It could well be run as a legit org, there's lots of real harassment cases, and there's enough people on the board to do so if they are diligent.
Oddest thing however is the extremely limited hours for live support, only 4pm to 7pm.

Dinner time hours for all North American time zones, which is the only "free" hour you can get during crunch.
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Beamer wrote on Aug 4, 2020, 08:09:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 3, 2020, 22:14:
Cue comments by people who feel harassed by the existence of a harassment line.

Especially odd since we have so many topics lately about how bad this is, and some here damning companies allowing it. But someone trying to help in some way? Ban her!

You go, ghost buster you!
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Aug 4, 2020, 09:52
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oh...the scammer is back at it again.....great...
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Beamer
 
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 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 3, 2020, 22:14:
Cue comments by people who feel harassed by the existence of a harassment line.

Especially odd since we have so many topics lately about how bad this is, and some here damning companies allowing it. But someone trying to help in some way? Ban her!
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Aug 4, 2020, 08:07
Beamer
 
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The Half Elf wrote on Aug 4, 2020, 03:35:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 3, 2020, 22:14:
Cue comments by people who feel harassed by the existence of a harassment line.

Oh Anita.... when will you just go away. Who was that lawyer that kept going after Rockstar?

Thompson tried to have games banned. She just tried to have more games be more thoughtful.

I have no clue why people are so outraged by her. I think it's like why so many hate certain NYC politicians. It's hard to have first hand experience with them, so they just see news coverage. The NY Post covers some as ridiculous lunatics and misrepresents everything, so they're considered ridiculous lunatics.

Sarkeesian appears to be the same. Not saying anyone here in particular, but so many are so angry but can't put together a factual argument if why they feel she's bad. She didn't attack games, and didn't call all games, or even individual games, bad. She just pointed out patterns that she hoped would become less common.

And they are becoming less common, so...
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Aug 4, 2020, 08:05
Dev
 
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Dash wrote on Aug 4, 2020, 04:02:
The Half Elf wrote on Aug 4, 2020, 03:35:
Who was that lawyer that kept going after Rockstar?
Jack Thompson. The absolute schmuck.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(activist)
If you want to catch up, he was permanently disbarred by florida supreme court, and now "an April 2016 interview with Inverse, Thompson stated that he was teaching civics classes to inmates in the Florida prison system"
How the mighty have fallen. He'd better lay low lol, if he tried any of his crap nowadays he'd get pummeled real quick.

His wiki page is worth a skim, omg he has so much crap he spewed at people. I don't even remember most of this. And likely part of the reason for being disbarred was he started suing the Bar, and he seemed to have an obsession with pornography especially of the same sex type. Like some of his court filings including pornography, he accused some judge of distributing some porn, etc.
Here's a more memorable quote:
"The Florida Supreme Court described his filings as "repetitive, frivolous and insult[ing to] the integrity of the court," particularly one in which Thompson, claiming concern about "the court's inability to comprehend his arguments," filed a motion which he called "A picture book for adults", including images of "swastikas, kangaroos in court, a reproduced dollar bill, cartoon squirrels, Paul Simon, Paul Newman, Ray Charles, a handprint with the word 'slap' written under it"

A good summary from the court:
""cumulative misconduct, a repeated pattern of behavior relentlessly forced upon numerous unconnected individuals, a total lack of remorse or even slight acknowledgment of inappropriate conduct, and continued behavior consistent with the previous public reprimand... Over a very extended period of time involving a number of totally unrelated cases and individuals, the Respondent has demonstrated a pattern of conduct to strike out harshly, extensively, repeatedly and willfully to simply try to bring as much difficulty, distraction and anguish to those he considers in opposition to his causes... He does not proceed within the guidelines of appropriate professional behavior, but rather uses other means available to intimidate, harass, or bring public disrepute to those whom he perceives oppose him.""
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Aug 4, 2020, 07:50
Dev
 
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Cutter wrote on Aug 3, 2020, 21:47:
Who's she conning money out of this time for her latest scam?
Inasmuch as any 501c3 is a "scam" for money (some are more so and some aren't, charitynavigator.org can help determine which ones are better at managing money) , hers is also a non profit with the following listed sponsors so far on her webpage since I bothered to look:

Landfall Games
SUPERHOT
Inhuman Conditions
Awesome Without Borders
Hidden Folks

It could well be run as a legit org, there's lots of real harassment cases, and there's enough people on the board to do so if they are diligent.
Oddest thing however is the extremely limited hours for live support, only 4pm to 7pm.
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Aug 4, 2020, 04:02
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The Half Elf wrote on Aug 4, 2020, 03:35:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 3, 2020, 22:14:
Cue comments by people who feel harassed by the existence of a harassment line.

Oh Anita.... when will you just go away. Who was that lawyer that kept going after Rockstar?

Jack Thompson. The absolute schmuck.
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Aug 4, 2020, 03:52
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"Help. Help. I'm being repressed!"
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jdreyer wrote on Aug 3, 2020, 22:14:
Cue comments by people who feel harassed by the existence of a harassment line.

Oh Anita.... when will you just go away. Who was that lawyer that kept going after Rockstar?
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Cue comments by people who feel harassed by the existence of a harassment line.
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 Cutter
 
Who's she conning money out of this time for her latest scam?
"I didn't know you had it in you. Sorry, poor choice of words." - David
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Aug 3, 2020, 21:07
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Is it April 1st?
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Aug 3, 2020, 20:57
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Bully Hunters 2.0...

I'd like something like this to work, but I know Internet culture can't allow it and it will be inundated with trolling.
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