This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):
25 submissions to audiosurf
19 submissions to youhadonejob
18 submissions to videos
11 submissions to CrappyDesign
8 submissions to ToTheTuneOf
This user has so far shared a total of 120 links, started a total of 6 discussions and submitted a total of 326 comments.
Submissions: This user has upvoted 706 and downvoted 13 submissions.
Comments: This user has upvoted 349 and downvoted 115 comments.
5 highest rated submissions:
[Opinion/SocJus] New York Post: "Social-justice warriors can't take the 'South Park' heat", submitted: 9/19/2015 2:11:55 PM, 175 points (+178|-3)
TIL about Betteridge's Law of Headlines, which states that "[a]ny headline that ends with a question mark can be answered with the word 'no'.", submitted: 9/18/2015 10:32:55 AM, 96 points (+102|-6)
[Happenings] In which Eugene Volokh reveals that Quinn/Van Valkenburgh sought not one, but TWO restraining orders against Gjoni; the second, however, was denied due to lack of jurisdiction, submitted: 8/27/2015 12:38:27 PM, 35 points (+36|-1)
[Happenings] League For Gamers is officially open for business!, submitted: 7/15/2015 12:15:36 PM, 34 points (+34|-0)
Patrick Stewart on Sesame Street: "Make It So, Number One!", submitted: 8/1/2015 2:31:50 PM, 34 points (+35|-1)
5 lowest rated submissions:
/v/CommandAndConquer: A subverse for talking about Westwood Studios' classic RTS and the various projects it's since inspired., submitted: 2/19/2015 3:52:32 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)
[AudioSurf - Mono Pro] Sabaton - To Hell And Back, submitted: 3/4/2015 9:55:23 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)
[AudioSurf - Mono Pro] Sabaton - Aces in Exile, submitted: 3/9/2015 8:44:22 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)
[AudioSurf - Mono Pro] Sammy Hagar - I Can't Drive 55, submitted: 3/23/2015 11:13:50 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)
[AudioSurf] Sabaton - Aces in Exile, submitted: 3/31/2015 12:10:55 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)
3 highest rated comments:
This may sound dumb but can someone explain Gamergate? submitted by jewjoints to gaming
RangerSix 1 points 48 points 49 points (+49|-1) ago
Copypasta from an earlier comment I made on this very subject:
In a nutshell:
GamerGate is a scandal involving unethical conduct amongst video game journalists (including, amongst other things, failing to disclose relationships they have with developers/publishers and failing to label certain forms of paid advertising content as such in order to distinguish it from independently-written content).
Kotaku is one of several websites whose employees are involved in the scandal; other notable examples include Gamasutra, Polygon, Rock Paper Shotgun, and Destructoid.
A few resources to get you started:
- GamerGate in 60 Seconds
- If It's Not About Ethics...
- Chris von Csefalvay's four-part analysis of the GamerGate Twitter network (which debunks the oft-reported claim that GamerGate is about harassment and discrimination); One, Two, Three, Four
- GamerGate Press Dossier - archive.is backup
- Know Your Meme: GamerGate
Now, to expand on the above... the seeds of the scandal had been planted long before the events in 2014 that caused it to erupt.
For example, there were incidents like these:
- The firing of Jeff Gerstmann (allegedly for writing a negative review of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men)
- The whole Shadow of Mordor debacle (where the publisher - Warner Brothers Interactive, IIRC - tried to insert punitive clauses into YouTube review contracts; IIRC, they boiled down to "if you publish a negative review after signing this contract, we get to sue your pants off")
- The smear campaign against Brad Wardell, CEO of Stardock Games, which deliberately mischaracterized a (since resolved) legal battle against a former employee who - if memory serves - was both fired and taken to court for gross misconduct and incompetence; said employee unsuccessfully countersued, claiming discrimination, retaliation, and sexual harassment
- A very similar smear campaign against Max Temkin, creator of Cards Against Humanity, which involved since-disproven allegations of sexual assault
- And last, but not least, the infamous DoritosGate incident of 2012, which spawned the whole "Geoff Keighley, Dorito Pope" meme.
RangerSix 0 points 20 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago
In a nutshell:
GamerGate is a scandal involving unethical conduct amongst video game journalists (including, amongst other things, failing to disclose relationships they have with developers/publishers and failing to label [certain forms of paid advertising...
3 lowest rated comments:
RangerSix 3 points -2 points 1 points (+1|-3) ago
How does the old saying go?
Oh yes: "never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by incompetence or coincidence."
RangerSix 1 points -1 points 0 points (+0|-1) ago
It's really quite simple; to paraphrase Jim Morrison, "Control the media, control the mind."
If you can control what information people receive - and, more importantly, how that information is presented - you can control public opinion.