nickelbrasscanon said: what's happening on /v/?
Events played out like this (with handy confirmed/allegedly/biased source to provide context).
Confirmed: Moot goes to a conference and attends a seminar by Anita Sarkeesian
Allegedly: Moot is contacted by somebody in the industry and told to stop /v/’s gamergate contributions.
Confirmed: /v/ mods start wholesale deleting gamergate threads. Gamergate threads were contained, mostly, to one thread on /v/. People posting are banned.
Confirmed: /v/ posters retaliate by spamming the board with gamergate threads, “for free” threads (a reference to the mod doing their work for free) and Zoe Quinn threads.
Allegedly: One of /v/’s mods is tied to Zoe Quinn, potentially having sex with her. Accusation made, not confirmed, screenshot exists, could be faked.
Confirmed: Moot posts on /v/ saying that gamergate is no longer part of /v/ because it has grown too large and isn’t considered ‘vidya’ anymore. He says he does not support their posting private information, doxxing and raiding. He does this from a sticked and locked thread to prevent discussion.
Confirmed: /v/ retaliates harder. Immediately after the Moot post, thread count explodes. People argue that gamergate and gaming journalism is allowed under the 1st rule of the /v/ boards saying gaming culture is allowed to be discussed and is considered on topic.
Speculative: Moot brought in additional mods, which explains why the number of threads about gamergate dropped.
Confirmed: A poll posted across /v/ shows that approximately 85% of those that participated in it wanted gamergate threads to continue.
Biased Info: Threads on /v/, before they’re deleted, claim that nobody doxxed, nobody raided and private information wasn’t posted, only public information.
Confirmed: Those in support of gamergate have started reporting threads against /v/ rules, even ones borderline. Waifu threads, computer hardware threads, drawthreads, e-celebrity threads, voice actor threads, anything to video games is being reported.