Article: 10 lessons for the corrupt ‘journalists’ in #gamergate

http://whatculture.com/gaming/10-lessons-the-gaming-industry-must-learn-from-gamergate.php

My shorter version;
#10 Anyone who knows what a 4chan is doesn’t buy a 4chan troll’s conveniently leaked and edited chatlogs.
#9 Calling anyone who disagrees with you a misogynist no longer works.
#8 No one gives a shit about pseudonym Zoe Quinn anymore, that was 2 weeks ago.
#7 #NotYourShield is being ignored by the very people who need to hear it.
#6 Blocking is not suitable professional retort from a journalist on their own ethics.
#5 Attacking gamers who pay you is not a wise career move.
#4 This is not going away, when you ban discussion, the Streisand Effect applies.
#3 This is a big issue if you bother to look into it, awards may have been rigged.
#2 These ‘bad’ people are actually doing the charity work and funding it.
#1 It’s being dragged into mainstream attention, and these ‘bloggers’ when questioned / ‘journalists’ when they want free stuff are being held accountable. We have won. These places are dead to the core demo, real gamers no longer trust them.

Polygon has also lost an advertiser as #GamerGate advocates emailed them with their concerns.

The most important thing to remember from all this is that gaming journalists need gamers, but gamers certainly don’t need them.

 

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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