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Akagikiba2 Scallywag from The TV Tropes Forums
Scallywag
Jun 26th 2012 at 8:18:45 PM

We should get a dialog going with these people. If we explain to them what our situation is, surely they'll retract their criicism. We need to message them.

Bookyangel2438 from New York City
Jun 26th 2012 at 8:30:38 PM

We're talking to them in the comments.

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Bookyangel2438 from New York City
Lemurian from Touhou fanboy attic Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Jun 27th 2012 at 6:46:05 AM

And now we've made the front page of The Escapist.

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chihuahua0 Writer's Welcome Wagon from USA Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
lu127 Paper Master from 異界 Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
Jun 27th 2012 at 9:47:31 AM

Oh, for goodness sake.

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Komodin TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator from Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
emeriin Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Jun 27th 2012 at 9:53:51 AM

I know bad PR is awful, but this site reminds me of the social justice faction of tumblr, always looking to call something problematic.

I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
jkbeta from right behind you Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Jun 27th 2012 at 9:56:35 AM

Not to mention that this second post looks woefully badly-informed, cherry-picking certain discussions (for God's sake, they cite The Nunnery...), citing Something Awful and some blog posts and so on.

edited 27th Jun '12 9:57:01 AM by jkbeta

Jun 27th 2012 at 9:57:45 AM

They just discovered the content/cleanup discussions? They also were led to this while sifting through the Google Incident talk. This feels like deja vu.

Though I do like that the author of the article has read the comments and spoke in response.

Now using Trivialis handle.
ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jun 27th 2012 at 9:58:41 AM

Stellar journalism, ladies and gentlemen. -_-

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
strawberryflavored Espeon GX from Virginia Relationship Status: Maxing my social links
Espeon GX
Jun 27th 2012 at 10:00:01 AM

Something tells me that "anonymous tipper" was that recently banned person who said that the FBI was looking into the site.

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lu127 Paper Master from 異界 Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
Jun 27th 2012 at 10:00:30 AM

They do need some controversial news to make...papers. But those are old news, I'm afraid. tongue

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chihuahua0 Writer's Welcome Wagon from USA Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
Jun 27th 2012 at 10:01:29 AM

Yeah, they're not doing enough research into these forums.

Can someone go check on their points? For example, "victims of pedophilic attacks on TV Tropes were banned for complaining about the attacks".

Hmm...the wording is confusing.

edited 27th Jun '12 10:02:36 AM by chihuahua0

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lu127 Paper Master from 異界 Relationship Status: Crazy Cat Lady
Jun 27th 2012 at 10:02:46 AM

....Seriously? Then we'd have to ban people from the mod team too. Some facts need to be straightened.

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emeriin Relationship Status: She's holding a very large knife
Jun 27th 2012 at 10:05:00 AM

[up][up] I've mentioned being a victim of child abuse in some discussions of "pedosh*t" (sorry, hate that word), and I never felt attacked. Uncomfortable sure, but I didn't have to be there.

edited 27th Jun '12 10:05:16 AM by emeriin

I cut up one dozen new men and you will die somewhat, again and again.
ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jun 27th 2012 at 10:06:22 AM

The problem here is essentially the same as anyone who's the victim of a smear campaign. If we protest, we look guilty. If we don't protest, we still look guilty.

edited 27th Jun '12 10:07:31 AM by ccoa

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
Komodin TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator from Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Jun 27th 2012 at 10:16:30 AM

Well, the thing to do is of course to have not bargained with pedophiles or attacked victims.

If they're just making up the claims or listening to disgruntled bannees, then the whole thing will resolve itself. If not, then we deserve it.

ccoa Ravenous Sophovore from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Jun 27th 2012 at 10:17:28 AM

Looking at their "sources", the user banned "for being rude to pedophiles" was lolacat. I can speak with absolute certainty that lolacat was not banned for anything even resembling that. That's a rumor others, probably including herself, have been spreading. Lolacat was banned for instigating panic and being extremely unproductive and fearmongering during the early stages of the "no lewdness" clean up.

And as far as I'm aware, we have never knowingly bargained with pedophiles to allow them to return to the site.

But these things do not just blow over. Rumors spread and get uglier. That's how smear campaigns work.

edited 27th Jun '12 10:30:54 AM by ccoa

Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
SeptimusHeap from Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Jun 27th 2012 at 10:23:22 AM

[up]I thought it was the one from last year.

The other problem of course is that nobody bothers to do the research. They just take any smear campaign at face value.

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard Feynman
Komodin TV Tropes' Sonic Wiki Curator from Windy Hill Zone Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
chihuahua0 Writer's Welcome Wagon from USA Relationship Status: I LOVE THIS DOCTOR!
Writer's Welcome Wagon
Jun 27th 2012 at 10:27:51 AM

Blog about it?

Salvage bad publicity?

edited 27th Jun '12 10:28:15 AM by chihuahua0

The dog days are over.

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