• schadrach42 posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    Interesting thing about your drawing a hard line regarding tactics like that as it applies to the whole GamerGate mess — by that reasoning, there are precious few good guys, and no good sides.

    I can say that I personally haven’t doxxed, blackmailed, or issued rape or death threats to anyone. Ever. There are examples of people on my side of…[Read more]

    • Wise words. Add confirmation bias and tribalism to the fight-or-flight instinct that arises in wartime (which includes flamewartime), and it’s a miracle humanity has survived this long.

  • schadrach42 posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    So the long and short of this is that there are no bad tactics, only bad targets? And that you are a good arbiter of what targets are permissible?

    That where this gets funny, because people who disagree with you on various issues can simply claim that they are arbiters of who it is OK to dox, on exactly the same standing.

    This applies even…[Read more]

    • “That where this gets funny, because people who disagree with you on various issues can simply claim that they are arbiters of who it is OK to dox, on exactly the same standing.”

      This is the crux of the matter. Once you say a loathsome tactic is okay, then it will be used against you, and other people, regardless of merit. Because there’s…[Read more]

      • Any action is appropriate in certain circumstances, and not in others. A hug is a great example. Even with the same two people involved, it can be either appropriate or inappropriate. Everyone has to come up with their set of moral standards, and then do their best to live within those standards. If you feel that doxxing is inappropriate in…[Read more]

    • So the long and short of this is that there are no bad tactics, only bad targets? And that you are a good arbiter of what targets are permissible?

      Apparently the long and the short of it is that you can’t read, don’t want to, or are simply abysmal at it.

      RTFA this time. Then try again.