People who follow me know that I’m sympathetic to issues involving GamerGate, but I’m not happy with the tactics of many. As a military vet, I realize that sometimes you fight back for all you’re worth, but sometimes fighting blindly doesn’t help, and too often I see that happening with the pro-GG crowd (not faulting them; many in the anti-GG crowd are just as bad, if not worse.) But during a discussion for Indie Gamer Chick’s Halloween Games Trick or Treat, I had a nice approach described by @CeleciaKat. And you know what? She’s right.
— Celecia (@CeleciaKat) November 1, 2014
It’s a brilliant way. Why? Well, yeah, there’s the fact that candy’s involved, but it’s more than just that.
It’s a simple truth of logic that just explaining your side of the issues will have a much greater success of getting through to someone than screaming from the top of the mountain and hoping someone hears you. It speaks to another military adage: work smarter, not harder. In this case, @CeleciaKat probably convinced more people and reached more ears by speaking to the right people and explaining logically than OMG SCREAM ON INTERNETS RAGEQUIT! like so many do.
It’s a long, long slog, but if you’re going to do it, Do it right. Learn from @CeleciaKat, folks; she knows what she’s doing.
Edit: as a follow up, later that night, a friend of mine (who I’ll call “Guy” just to keep him anonymous for his family’s sake) asked that if letter writing and email is smart actions and I slightly disagreed; Here’s why: