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    Grace isn't sweetness. Even then, speaking with...

    Grace isn't sweetness. Even then, speaking with grace is possible for a rational discussion, but doesn't necessarily create change - a remark made earlier in the thread about slacktivism comes to...
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    If sweet words could change the miserable state...

    If sweet words could change the miserable state of this world we live in, oh what a sweet world it would be!
  3. Hence, calling out particular topics as 'taboo'...

    Hence, calling out particular topics as 'taboo' helps nothing.
  4. Er... what? I'm not following you on that. Being...

    Er... what? I'm not following you on that. Being a white knight is charging needlessly to the defense of a woman who neither wants nor needs your defense. Acknowledging that a woman might have...
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    Apologies, apparently I didn't make my point...

    Apologies, apparently I didn't make my point clear enough: No, that's not exploitation in and of itself. However, those kinds of jobs are extremely prone to becoming exploitation, particularly...
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    Who is this mysterious "rest of us", and do they...

    Who is this mysterious "rest of us", and do they have a newsletter? Slamming the door on newcomers seems to be a poor method of widening the debate.
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    There's a reason the term "wage slave" exists....

    There's a reason the term "wage slave" exists. Are you twelve, or have you just never had to hold a distasteful job yet? People don't flip burgers (or any other low-level service job) because that's...
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    Largely defeating the purpose of having voice...

    Largely defeating the purpose of having voice chat in the first place. C'mon, this isn't rocket science. They put voice chat in the game for communication purposes, and mute's there for more mundane...
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    I thought men aren't supposed to feel things.

    I thought men aren't supposed to feel things.
  10. It can be subtle sometimes. While I'm not...

    It can be subtle sometimes. While I'm not actively harassed, I tend not to play many voice-chat heavy games, but the environment is still such that I more often than not take on gender-neutral...
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    If you really want to be fair, Steam's only...

    If you really want to be fair, Steam's only really comparable to the Xbox Live Marketplace. I can buy games for my PC on disc, too -- and, additionally, I don't have to buy digital games through...
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    ...serious question, how does one even get a...

    ...serious question, how does one even get a Steam account banned? From what I understand, their anti-cheat system only bans you from servers that opt-in to using that system, so you're certainly not...
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    Oh, is that all? Never mind the fact that most...

    Oh, is that all? Never mind the fact that most games are either multiplayer or have multiplayer tacked on; never mind that LAN functionality essentially doesn't exist in modern consoles; never mind...
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    In other words: "play by our very specific rules,...

    In other words: "play by our very specific rules, or we brick your expensive piece of electronics". While I don't really care about modifying consoles, I deal with enough less-than-open Android...
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    I'm not entirely seeing the difference between...

    I'm not entirely seeing the difference between that description and an ordinary roguelike...
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    General remarks 'cuz I'm tired and don't feel...

    General remarks 'cuz I'm tired and don't feel like digging through all that for relevant quotes: If you're going to complain about "Guild Wars 2" being an inaccurate title, you're behind the times;...
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    Clearly it is time to invent robots for the sole...

    Clearly it is time to invent robots for the sole purpose of the job we're worst at... ruling ourselves.

    All hail our computerized overlords! They know us best. ;)
  18. FPS is barely a genre at all. It's a mechanic. ...

    FPS is barely a genre at all. It's a mechanic.

    Arguing for a stricter definition of an FPS is silly, because then you're talking about something else entirely from the first-person shootery.
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    I hope you're the one who's planning to get...

    I hope you're the one who's planning to get anywhere near that mob, because I wouldn't. It's not a question of morals once it hits that point; it's a question of sanity and self-preservation. Even...
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    It's certainly more accessible, but less risk of...

    It's certainly more accessible, but less risk of retribution? How exactly does one go about punishing a lynch mob? I'm really curious on that one...



    That's largely the fault of the public's...
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    I'm still not seeing much difference from the...

    I'm still not seeing much difference from the good ol' fashioned lynch mob, aside from the fact that the internet is a bit less of a physical threat.

    Seriously, look at history. Human nature isn't...
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    The transition from individual -> group of people...

    The transition from individual -> group of people -> mob is an extremely slippery slope. Once started, it's nearly impossible to stop... and the behavior of an individual is different from that...
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    You've missed the point of the word entirely,...

    You've missed the point of the word entirely, then. It's not merely aggressiveness -- that alone in a woman is forgiven. It's aggressiveness in a sexual context, which hasn't been acceptable behavior...
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    Could be worse. You could be trying to think up...

    Could be worse. You could be trying to think up how to explain what makes an insult insulting.
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    How do you suppose it's "unpleasant" while not...

    How do you suppose it's "unpleasant" while not being a slight against her? I can't even comprehend your logic there.



    ...yet you said he only uses it against his wife. But no, there's no nasty...
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