I was at a bar with friends when I first caught a whiff of the impending shitstorm. We were having birthday drinks when someone reached out to tell me that my ex had written a screed about our relationship that had been posted to a forum I belong to. Slowly, horrifically, we discovered that he had posted it to several other popular forums (that had immediately nuked it) and created a Wordpress blog that was literally nothing but his 10,000-word rant about our failed relationship. Shortly after that, we found Wikipedia edits on my page that had altered my date of death to coincide with planned public appearances (or, in one case, simply “soon”).
For instance, let’s say there’s a movement called #GamerGate, about irate gamers protesting the lack of ethics in gaming journalism. OK, sounds like a good, simple cause. Now, let’s say the specific ethical breach that enraged them is about a feminist indie game designer who a bunch of gamers…
Wow way to totally miss the point of GamerGate cracked.
I don’t even know the whole story but you’re basically proving their point of “game journalism misrepresentation and corruption” by posting a really misinterpreted and heavily slanted article.
Apparently my mother delivered a baby whose parents named “Shithead”. She even clarified the spelling.
Okay that sentence was a trainwreck. My mother delivered a baby to some people and asked for a name for the baby. They said Shuhtheed, just like that. Then she clarified the spelling and it was Shithead, just like that.