Posted: Oct 23, 2014 6:55 pm
by Thommo
Thomas Eshuis wrote:
Thommo wrote:
Thomas Eshuis wrote:And death threats are not something to be ignored.

Often, that's exactly the best thing to do, and what legal authorities will advise, after having the complaints directed their way.

Contacting legal authorities =/= ignoring the situation, so you've refuted your own point.
More-over public awareness and discussion can affect (sub)cultures.

No, I haven't contradicted myself, you're just engaged in point scoring rather than conversation.

There's a world of difference between taking death threats to the authorities, then going on with your life in the knowledge there's no real danger compared to visiting various journalists and news channels and publicising those death threats and talking repeatedly and publicly about how you were terrified out of your home.

There's a world of difference between endorsing law enforcement and every single public conversation regarding potential sexism in gaming being dominated by discussion of death threats and internet trolls.

These goings on are worse than merely wrong, or misrepresentative, they are boring.