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Comment Re:Slashdot comments indicative of the problem (Score 1) 1262

Even if all of this is true (it isn't; but skipping over that), her social media, financial, and email accounts have been hacked, and explicit photos revealed from that were sent to her were sent to her friends and family.

Can you maybe see how a. that sort of thing doesn't happen to men in the industry, and b. how very wrong it is to do stuff like this because of rumors of VIDEO GAME ETHICS VIOLATIONS?

Don't justify this crap. It's disgusting.

Comment Re:Much ado about nothing (Score 1) 748

browse at 2+, and threads look like a coherent discussion of the issues broached in TFA.

Only if you agree with the overall tone of the thread. Moderation re-enforces the party line, and the choice of articles and/or post content are catered to generate interaction. Unpopular threads get pushed down pretty fast and hard, or (worse) are barely moderated at all.

Comment sort of (Score 1) 382

You know, in a way, Facebook is the best thing to happen to web communities in years - the threads are incomprehensible and move so fast but the audience is so large that it's basically flypaper for wingnuts.

Then again, comment blockers and Ghostery make this largely a non-issue for me anyway.

Comment irony ahoy (Score 3, Insightful) 299

You guys realize that slashdot is just as clickbait-y and unreasonable and targeted as Jezebel, right? The headlines here are designed to drive comments and pageviews equally as hard by leaning on the same sorts of buttons, you just don't realize it as often because the buttons they push reenforce your own viewpoints and biases.

Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.