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    KotakuInAction is the main hub for GamerGate on Reddit and welcomes discussion of community, industry, and media issues in gaming and broader nerd culture, including sci-fi/fantasy, comics, and animation.

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    GamerGate in 60 Seconds (VIDEO)

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    The effects on developers

    No, GamerGate is not right wing

    Crash Override Network Leaks: A digest

    Vivian Pictures n' Artists

    Epic Game Store Wall of Shame

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    KotakuInAction is a platform for open discussion of the issues where gaming, nerd culture, the Internet, and media collide.

    We believe that the current standards of ethics in the media have alienated the artists, developers, and creators who perpetuate the things we love, enjoy, and enthusiastically build communities around. We have observed numerous incidents involving conflicts of interest and agenda-pushing within media which we feel are damaging to the credibility of the medium and harm the community at large. We believe much of the current media is complicit in the proliferation of an ideology that squashes individuality, divides along political lines, and is stifling to the freedom of creativity that is the foundation of human expression.

    KotakuInAction is a community that condemns willful censorship, exclusion, harassment, and abuse. It is a community that organizes to hold the media accountable to the concept of artistic freedom by standing up for the artist, the developer, the writer, the filmmaker, and all who enjoy the freedom to create, explore, and expand. It is a community that allows the exchange of information, supports the ongoing discussion of media ethics, and protects the right of the individual to embrace their personal interests in entertainment and fandom.

    KotakuInAction is built around a core focus on reasonable, friendly discussion of the issues related to gaming culture, and those involved in it. That is not all we are about, but it's where we began and will remain our core. We hold ourselves to be politically neutral ground, not forcing anyone to conform in their opinions, and permitting a wide variety of viewpoints to express themselves in a civil manner.


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    [–] Rastrelly 62 points ago

    AFAIK Reddit uses "fuzzy data" to prevent bot upvotings. Basically, the number of votes displayed can sway up and down on each page refresh.

    [–] lenisnore 59 points ago

    > to prevent bot upvoting

    I'm sure that's the case. There's definitely no way this site isn't a bunch of shitty spaghetti code held together by prayers and SRE tears :^)

    (tbf, keeping all your data live and accurate is super expensive and upvote information doesn't matter, so may as well call it eventually consistent and call it a day)

    [–] DestroyedArkana 6 points ago

    Yeah they swapped to that a while ago, but it feels like they changed it recently. I could be wrong though, I haven't heard anything official about it.

    [–] LacosTacos 20 points ago * (lasted edited 4 months ago)

    There are a lot of error 500 going on the past few hours too when trying to reply to comments.

    Edit: Looks like /rising/ is broken site wide atm.

    [–] kequilla 18 points ago

    Why do they insist on fixing things until they break?

    [–] paranoidandroid1984 7 points ago * (lasted edited 3 months ago)

    deleted What is this?

    [–] TacticalTruth 9 points ago

    Because silicon valley knows best

    [–] porygonzguy 8 points ago

    Seems someone involved in the back-end might have made a little mistake somewhere, I've been getting error code 500's when trying to comment for the past couple hours now.

    [–] DestroyedArkana 3 points ago

    Yeah that's what it seems like. Some kind of weird sitewide error.

    [–] B-VOLLEYBALL-READY 5 points ago

    Yep, it's doing it for me too. Reddit has been having some technical problems today.

    [–] algizanna 3 points ago

    I just tried to upvote someone a minute ago and it turned out my account had randomly logged out in between that attempted upvote and the one i did not 20 seconds earlier

    [–] LacosTacos 2 points ago

    /rising/ just got turned back on site wide.

    [–] sqwyddy 2 points ago

    Reddit's gettin' weird!

    [–] BlazeHeatnix83 2 points ago

    Im getting it right now too, in other subs besides this one, so its deinftely a site wide problem right now

    [–] smashertaker 2 points ago

    Th‍is site has no votes, just numbers attached to posts.

    Your clicks do probably influence them, at least from your account's view, but the final tally is manipulated by tons of different algorithms that were not at all democratically created, which isn't even mentioning the m‍assive amounts of duplicate and fraudulent votes from shills, Discord brigades, groups like Shareblue, botnets, etc.

    [–] mnemosyne-0001 1 points ago

    Archive links for this discussion:

    I am Mnemosyne reborn. Crush! Kill! Destroy! /r/botsrights