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Comment Re:Influence of corruption in media (Score 1) 727 727

GamerGate is not a partisan movement.

I would partially agree with the statement, but the truth of the matter is that the only media outlets that covered gamergate largely were Milo Yiannopoulos and Christina Hoff Sommers, who are both associated with right-wing organizations. If you ever monitor the ongoings of Gamergate forums, there is much bellyaching against "leftists" or "SJWs" from a slice of the population that doesn't really have too much interaction with politics at large. When these kids see corruption within their small sphere of awareness being hand-waved away as being only cover for misogynists, it is very easy for bad actors to blame corruption on the "liberal media".

Many of these gamers are kids that don't read the news or follow politics much at all. They have no sense of history to understand that for most of human history up to even a few decades ago, women were largely seen as property. They see "feminists" as outsiders trying to destroy their main source of entertainment.

Comment Influence of corruption in media (Score 3) 727 727

one of the aspects of gamergate that really bothers me is the immediate dismissal of anyone that suggests corruption is a problem is just using it as a cover for misogyny. It has led to an attitude that corruption is only a problem among liberals. Do you think that corporate sponsored politicians undermining women's health is a bigger problem than depictions of women in art? And what would you propose could be done to disassociate arguments against corruption from gamergate?

Comment Re:That would be a nightmare. (Score 1) 209 209

But now, all your online activities are recorded pretty much permanently for everyone to see (sorry, privacy policies or settings just encourage people to spill the beans).

Or they could re-release their history as a special edition with revisions, and wait for the original copies to go obsolete.

Comment Re:So, it has come to this. (Score 4, Insightful) 742 742

I believe the idea that unions are still relevant is a popular message among the corporate media. For example when Hostess went bankrupt in 2012 due to mismanagement, the press reported mostly that the business would have to close if the unions didn't make concessions. Never mind the fact that they had previously made many concessions in the past, and the new contract would result in wages barely over minimum wage yet would not touch executive bonuses. OCP owns the police.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 5, Insightful) 2219 2219

We want to take our current content and all the stuff that matters to this community and deliver it on a site that still speaks to the interests and habits of our current audience, but that is, at the same time, more accessible and shareable by a wider audience.

I think the problem is that if you build an engine for a wider audience at the cost of the community, you'll be left with nothing. There are plenty of other "shiny" websites for the mass audience. The community that was built at Slashdot is the real value of the brand. If the parent company wants to build a website with a mass appeal, they should build one from scratch and spin Slashdot off into a separate company.

Comment Re:Begun they have... (Score 1) 234 234

There was one person that posted "Beta is fine, Beta is great", but the comment text itself was how to improve things that fell short. It seems like a forgone conclusion that once the new system goes live, most people that contribute to the Slashdot community will leave and never come back.

If you think the system is working, ask someone who's waiting for a prompt.