How do you reason or bargain with a group that is comprised of a great number of people, some who’d hate each other, many who harass, and many others who don’t harass and insist they oppose harassment?
How do you satisfy the wants when some of those wants are contradictory with the wants of…
Bit of a read, but it rings very close to how I feel about GamerGate
Especially this part:
"Let us assume an “Ideal GamerGater”, and we shall name him Gatsby. Gatsby does not harass, and in fact opposes and reports harassment wherever he sees it. Gatsby only cares about ethics and fixing the ethical problems he sees in games journalism. Gatsby doesn’t advocate driving advertisers from Gamasutra even if he felt insulted by Leigh’s article, because he recognizes that’s a separate discussion from ethics and would only serve as a needless distraction from ethics. Etc Etc Etc
Does Gatsby represent GamerGate? Yes he is a member of GamerGate and thus represents hypothetical gaters that could exist throughout the movement. However, he doesn’t represent the movement, because the movement has decided against that kind of structure.”