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Comment: Re:ClanLib Devs have never worked with a game engi (Score 1) 47 47

I think you're confusing your targets here. The summary is nonsense of course. Clanlib is obviously not a competitor to Unity or UE4. However, it's not really trying to compete with them. It's an alternative to SDL, which also is no sort of competitor to Unity or UE4. The fact that Clanlib is nothing like Unity or UE4 is not really something to criticise. This does not say anything about the developers, who are clearly aiming for something else. You should feel free to criticise the submitter, who clearly hasn't understood what Unity and UE4 are.

Comment: Re:Welcome to corporate future (Score 1) 255 255

Surely it's their site and their policy? At the moment they are drawing a comparison between gamergate-style intimidation and normal social discourse out in the real world. Some interactions on Twitter do not feel like the real world to me and I guess Twitter wants that to change. But its up to them.

Comment: Re:Welcome to corporate future (Score 1) 255 255

Don't be so stupid. Really, if you don't like twitter's policies, find another site to use. If you're right about this being a slippery slope, their business will collapse as millions of users drift away because they believe they are being oppressed. I don't think that's going to happen but maybe it will.

In the mean time, the rest of us will be able to guess with a high degree of accuracy what Twitter will and won't tolerate. If you're unable to do that, that's fine too. You can get banned or suspended or not.

Comment: Re:Idiots (Score 2) 255 255

Taking quotes out of context like that is just appalling. Normal people do not do that. The video you linked to is from one of the more vociferous gamergate leaders. Why not find the same quote of femfreq?

However, to answer your point:

"Women are being institutionally oppressed all the time, in nearly every facet of our lives" - this statement is hardly even remarkable. It's a standard feminist idea, which is discussed seriously all over the world. I can't imagine why you think the statement is odd or unusual. Here is a hint: there is feminist critique of every art form. If you don't like it, you don't have to read it or pay any attention to it. The problem here is that she has been receiving rape and murder threats because of what she says. Hopefully you can understand that that is not really appropriate.

Comment: Re:Wonderful. (Score 1) 255 255

The way you talk to your best friend is not the same as the way you talk to strangers on the internet. Nobody cares what you say to your friends, apart from you and them. Twitter feels that it needs to take a specific and direct interest in the invective directed at some of its users. This is a different thing altogether.

Comment: Re:What a bizarre statement (Score 3, Insightful) 255 255

I live in the UK and I regularly read the Guardian. I'm not sure what that has to do with twitter, save that they are both private organisations and can impose their own rules on their own space. Why do you care? If you have a blog, you can do this yourself. Or not. It's up to whoever owns the space isn't it?

I don't see the relevance of the UK police's behaviour. This story is about twitter and how they are trying to control their own space. They are allowed to do that, regardless of what you think. Why you think the UK police are connected to twitter is a mystery to me.

If Twitter decides that any threatening or harmful tweet is to be erased, half of Twitter could end up being thrown out. It's too bad their new CEO is on the warpath about this.

This is an obvious straw man.

People who received threatening tweets or whatever, could always just log off and stop seeing them.

This gets to the heart of the matter. Of course people who are threatened could just go away. But I think that the overwhelming majority of people want the people doing the threatening to go away. I guess Twitter, a commercial organisation, has made a calculation that they would prefer the people who threaten others to leave. It's their site and it's entirely up to them how they manage it, what sort of behaviour they want to allow and what they should do about people who won't behave.

Comment: Re:So much for free-speech (Score 1) 255 255

What are you talking about? Are you suggesting that your ability to express your views depends on twitter allowing you to do so? If twitter won't let you, try facebook. If they're not keen, just set up your own webpage and put what you like there. If you can't do that, take an ad in the paper or stand on a street corner shouting whatever you like. That's free speech.

Comment: Re:Wonderful. (Score 1) 255 255

The scary ones are the real SJWs who go cruising through tags looking for people breaking their own special set of playground rules and begin the harassment, usually pulling in their own white knights to send many simultaneous violation requests that the blogger is unceremoniously punted from the service or just annoy somebody into the dirt.

No doubt you can give examples of this behaviour? Just saying it doesn't make it true.

Comment: Re:Wonderful. (Score 2, Interesting) 255 255

This argument holds no water when gamergaters are so desperate to get the gg autoblocker banned.

Making threats is often done when one's back is against the wall.

This sounds very noble, but a huge number of these threats are threats to rape people. That doesn't sound like something that someone with their back against the wall would threaten.

The best fix is to be able to conduct discourse only with people who don't threaten to rape or murder other people. I use the gg autoblocker, but I can understand why some people don't want to do that and I can also understand why Twitter would want to suspend/remove people like that from their service.

You are an insult to my intelligence! I demand that you log off immediately.