I think in both your case and Devil's Advocate (even though you take
opposite positions) there may have been annoyance that you both very
vocally took the "wrong" position on GGTF on the arbitration talk pages
so this may be at least partial payback...
On 1/25/2015 8:12 PM, Tarc . wrote:
Suppose I should say a brief something since some of the posts here
talk about me. I have been caustic and acerbic at the Wikipedia over
the years, though in fits and starts I am trying to take it down a few
notches. So, yea, I'm quite aware that I'm not the best poster-child
for any sort of movement or change or whatnot. I dived into Gamergate
after hearing about some of the really awful things that were being
said about Zoe Quinn elsewhere, thinking (correctly) that her Wiki bio
was going to be a harassment magnet. As far as I am concerned, there
is no debate; if one identifies as a "pro-Gamergater", than that one
stands side-by-side with the harassment that was done under the
hashtag. I did not want to allow these people to direct the narrative
of the Gamergate article.
So, yes, sometimes one loses one's cool when dealing with dirtbags
from 8chan/reddit. However, it is a shame that we who kept the hordes
at bay, while being harassed by 8chan/reddit and hell, harassed by
Jimmy Wales himself for a time til his eyes belatedly opened, were not
cut a little more slack. We were doing something right (with using
some wrong words/tone at times) and got the same treatment as a
bunch of throwaway accounts.
That is the narrative that the mainstream media seems to be running
with, and while it isn't accurate for them to say "feminists and women
were banned", they are still correctly portraying the WIkipedia's
Arbcom as doing a pretty bad thing here.