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NeoGAF, known for some funny gifs, social justice commentary and sales data has been "under maintenance" for almost an entire day. It was home to a huge community that was hard left-leaning and to their credit the moderators and administrators put their money where there mouth is and abandoned ship.

This new wave of accountability is taking no prisoners and is touching all facets of life and I think we are all the better for it.

RIP in peace GAF.
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Why does one have to be hard leaning left to be against sexual assault? Or is that not what I am reading here, and you referring to the mass amounts of backlash on alleged conduct?

Anyhoo, the tale is a bit messier it seems, with Malka alleging banning people who mentioned it on the site, as well as having a string of previous accusations, and all that. Too busy to sift through this, I will let it simmer down so I can read more indepth into it.

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Why does one have to be hard leaning left to be against sexual assault? Or is that not what I am reading here, and you referring to the mass amounts of backlash on alleged conduct?

Anyhoo, the tale is a bit messier it seems, with Malka alleging banning people who mentioned it on the site, as well as having a string of previous accusations, and all that. Too busy to sift through this, I will let it simmer down so I can read more indepth into it.



Yeah, no. Not what I was implying at all.
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I don't really have enough experience with Gaf to really say one thing or the other on this topic.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Why does one have to be hard leaning left to be against sexual assault? Or is that not what I am reading here, and you referring to the mass amounts of backlash on alleged conduct?

Anyhoo, the tale is a bit messier it seems, with Malka alleging banning people who mentioned it on the site, as well as having a string of previous accusations, and all that. Too busy to sift through this, I will let it simmer down so I can read more indepth into it.



Yeah, no. Not what I was implying at all.


I see, I apologize for my inquiry if it was offensive or fallacious, but is this a criticism of the internet mob raising their pitchforks? I can agree, the internet can become a bit too pugnacious. I am not sure of what would be the wisest course of action. I do think the courts are much better at handling this than a kangaroo court.

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Gamergate truly was the gift that keeps on giving.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


MysticGon wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Why does one have to be hard leaning left to be against sexual assault? Or is that not what I am reading here, and you referring to the mass amounts of backlash on alleged conduct?

Anyhoo, the tale is a bit messier it seems, with Malka alleging banning people who mentioned it on the site, as well as having a string of previous accusations, and all that. Too busy to sift through this, I will let it simmer down so I can read more indepth into it.



Yeah, no. Not what I was implying at all.


I see, I apologize for my inquiry if it was offensive or fallacious, but is this a criticism of the internet mob raising their pitchforks? I can agree, the internet can become a bit too pugnacious. I am not sure of what would be the wisest course of action. I do think the courts are much better at handling this than a kangaroo court.



Sure, its the whole guilty before proven innocent vs believe her, blast him thing going on, well spotted. Where the balance is would be an interesting discussion to have.
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Watching the threads pop up was like the wild west. You'll be missed Karagi
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Sure, its the whole guilty before proven innocent vs believe her, blast him thing going on, well spotted. Where the balance is would be an interesting discussion to have.


I apologize, no need to be condescending with sarcasm. The last part of your post seeming praised the reaction, while the previous line commenting on the political alignment of the NeoGAF forums seem to be a criticism, which led to my confusion, though I admit, I should have phrased it better. Personally, while I praise growing awareness, I am not sure of myself of a healthy balance.
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MysticGon wrote:

NeoGAF, known for some funny gifs, social justice commentary and sales data has been "under maintenance" for almost an entire day. It was home to a huge community that was hard left-leaning and to their credit the moderators and administrators put their money where there mouth is and abandoned ship.

This new wave of accountability is taking no prisoners and is touching all facets of life and I think we are all the better for it.

RIP in peace GAF.


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The left are up to their shafts in sexual assault claims. Hollywood is in a huge battle, quite a few congressmen, and a few famous leftists on the internet.

It's nice to sit back and watch the left devour themselves. They just aren't getting a break and even trying to come up with new Trump outrage isn't working at this point as they are now having to recycle old outrage.
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


MysticGon wrote:


Sure, its the whole guilty before proven innocent vs believe her, blast him thing going on, well spotted. Where the balance is would be an interesting discussion to have.


I apologize, no need to be condescending with sarcasm. The last part of your post seeming praised the reaction, while the previous line commenting on the political alignment of the NeoGAF forums seem to be a criticism, which led to my confusion, though I admit, I should have phrased it better. Personally, while I praise growing awareness, I am not sure of myself of a healthy balance.


Yes I was criticizing it for for being solely liberal and yes I was praising the mods admins "walking out". Yeah I'm jumping to conclusions whether or not he did the act, and he's probably listening to his lawyer by not saying anything to counter the accusers claims. But I'm not saying only liberals are/should be the only ones that care about sexual assault.

I'll eat crow if he turns out to be innocent and it'll be great to have the site back despite their politics. But yeah, if allegations were taken as facts all the time you'd have people exploit that. But at the same time every time you doubt the victim you are causing more harm. Your "wait and see" approach is the best way really.
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Yeah I'm bummed GAF is down it's my go to forum and Evilore seemed like a pretty good guy
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The left are up to their shafts in sexual assault claims. Hollywood is in a huge battle, quite a few congressmen, and a few famous leftists on the internet.

It's nice to sit back and watch the left devour themselves. They just aren't getting a break and even trying to come up with new Trump outrage isn't working at this point as they are now having to recycle old outrage.

Yeah shame the left hold their people accountable. Should just elect them president instead.
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