I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Our thoughts about the famous Cracked.com.

I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Postby ZeCmo » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:25 am

http://www.cracked.com/blog/no-safe-pla ... arassment/

If you read the Zoe Quinn article and such, the content of this piece won't be new to you. What surprised me about it -- and led me to finally register here -- is that not only are the comments disabled, the article never acknowledges this. I've seen comments disabled before, but there was always an explanation given (usually with some 'cute' scolding line like "if you're wondering why there are no comments, you're the reason"). Have they stopped doing even that much?

Side note: if asked, the Cracked people would probably say they were preventing anti-trans trolling. Which would make sense except that the article performs breathtaking pirouettes to avoid mentioning that the author is trans...
  • 5

ZeCmo
I'm new, be gentle
I'm new, be gentle
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:05 am
Show rep

Re: I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Postby Tesseracts » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:44 pm

Considering that there is a screenshot of someone who self identifies as a "Christian soldier" calling the author a "tranny faggot," I would say the article isn't avoiding mentioning that the author is trans. Her profile on Cracked also says she wrote for Transadvocate. They just chose not to make the author's identity the focus of this article.
  • 12

User avatar
Tesseracts
Big Brother
Big Brother
 
Posts: 9600
Joined: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:31 am
Show rep
Title: Social Media Expert

Re: I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Postby cmsellers » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:27 pm

I'm sure the comments would have been filled with transphobic comments. I'm also sure they'd have been downvoted to oblivion, and the top comments would have been supportive. Hell, this being Cracked, even if there's something genuinely wrong with her story, comments pointing it out would have been downvoted to oblivion.
  • 12

User avatar
cmsellers
TCS Junkie
TCS Junkie
 
Posts: 8390
Joined: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:20 pm
Location: Three miles from the bat bridge
Show rep
Title: The Bad Bart of Ruddigore

Re: I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Postby Kivutar » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:52 pm

Maybe it was at her request and they were just being discreet about it?
  • 6

Then the LORD said to me, "Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the sons of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes."

Hosea 3:1
User avatar
Kivutar
Champion
Champion
 
Posts: 1371
Joined: Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:52 am
Location: Right behind you
Show rep
Title: Great Librarian

Re: I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Postby 52xMax » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:52 am

...and of course at the bottom of the article there's a link to her patreon.
  • 5

"When in doubt... well, don't ask me!"
User avatar
52xMax
Knight Writer
Knight Writer
 
Posts: 3043
Joined: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:38 pm
Location: In all the wrong places.
Show rep
Title: Salmon the Wise

Re: I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Postby Crimson847 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:15 pm

IIRC the comments were up when the article first ran. Maybe her harassers found the article and started raiding it en masse, like they apparently do with everything else on the internet with her name on it?
  • 6

"If it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them; but the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?"
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
User avatar
Crimson847
TCS Junkie
TCS Junkie
 
Posts: 3111
Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:18 am
Show rep

Re: I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:09 pm

It always perplexes me how some people can just bet the farm with their sanity. Just, how people can be seemingly completely normal until the smallest, stupidest thing just sets them off and they're from that point on a raving lunatic. We've seen a handful of people like that come and go on this very forum. Hell, Marjan Siklic's start of darkness occurred when his parents "failed" to surprise him with a prostitute at age 14. Nowadays, on the internet, everything's a powder keg or a conspiracy, whether it's identity politics, literary theory being applied to video games (I'll never not be perplexed at the backlash against that), a tv character, or whatever. Something has driven these idiots to see anger as a virtue. They wake up screaming, go throughout their day screaming, and go to bed screaming, all the while chasing a single woman around the internet like a rape and death threat spewing roadrunner cartoon. Just, how does one get to the point where they have a Killing Joke-style breakdown because of, say, a random whiteboard eraser, or a tv show, or a disagreement about a video game, or whatever?
  • 6

"Schmibby Dibby Kabibby"- Alex Hirsch

"When in doubt, meow it out!"- Bex Taylor-Klaus
User avatar
Deathclaw_Puncher
Knight Writer
Knight Writer
 
Posts: 12189
Joined: Sun Apr 14, 2013 9:42 pm
Location: Fair Oaks, CA
Show rep
Title: Saviour of Saga

Re: I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Postby NathanLoiselle » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:06 am

I'd like to say I'm the victim of online carpet bombing but my virtual house is still standing in second life.
  • 2

User avatar
NathanLoiselle
TCS Junkie
TCS Junkie
 
Posts: 4075
Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:49 am
Location: You'll Never Know!
Show rep

Re: I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Postby cmsellers » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:30 am

NathanLoiselle wrote:I'd like to say I'm the victim of online carpet bombing but my virtual house is still standing in second life.

That's OK. Once you open the mail bomb I sent you your meatspace house won't be.
  • 3

User avatar
cmsellers
TCS Junkie
TCS Junkie
 
Posts: 8390
Joined: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:20 pm
Location: Three miles from the bat bridge
Show rep
Title: The Bad Bart of Ruddigore

Re: I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Postby IamNotCreepy » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:04 pm

cmsellers wrote:
NathanLoiselle wrote:I'd like to say I'm the victim of online carpet bombing but my virtual house is still standing in second life.

That's OK. Once you open the mail bomb I sent you your meatspace house won't be.


Great, like I needed to be added to another watch list...
  • 3

User avatar
IamNotCreepy
TCS Moderator
TCS Moderator
 
Posts: 1459
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:00 am
Location: Inside the "Cone of Uncertainty"
Show rep
Title: The Yeast of Thought and Mind

Re: I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Postby sunglasses » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:00 pm

This is hardly the first time that Cracked has shut off the comments.
  • 4

TCS Etiquette Guide

Rules and FAQs

Zevran wrote:Magic can kill. Knives can kill. Even small children launched at great speeds can kill.
User avatar
sunglasses
TCS Moderator
TCS Moderator
 
Posts: 11526
Joined: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:52 pm
Show rep
Title: The Speaker of Horrors.

Re: I'm a Victim of Carpet-Bombing Online Harassment

Postby NathanLoiselle » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:37 pm

You know what Zoe Quinn should do of course. What the answer to her question is. Its Miata.
  • 1

User avatar
NathanLoiselle
TCS Junkie
TCS Junkie
 
Posts: 4075
Joined: Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:49 am
Location: You'll Never Know!
Show rep


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron