A thank you to mr. Tito

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The one thing that has been consistently good about this situation is the stance that Tito and Archon have taken. They facilitated a discussion, one they found distasteful, where all other major publications (and most smaller) tried to censor and bury it. Regardless of what "side" you're on, it's hard to see this as anything but admirable.
Thank you Greg Tito and Archon.
 

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Corey Schaff said:
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"Recent disaster". Okay... did someone important die and I didn't notice?
It was all over the news. Gamers Died. Then came the zombie apocalypse.

Thanks for keeping The Escapist safe Greg Tito!
So, this... gamergate thing had zombies? No wonder everyone got so worked up about it.

I thought it was all about some journalist and her ex boyfriend having a spat and the whole fucking world went crazy. But that would have been a ludicrous reason for all this fuss.

Zombies makes much more sense.
 

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Ya might not appreciate where it's coming from...

But, truly. Thank you, Mr. Tito. Always knew you were a good dude.

Dragon Age II aside.

I kid, I kid.

(Seriously. Never living that down, man. But <3)
 

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Ok while we are all thanking mr tito can anyone clarify his twitter for me? I thanked him too and right now im kinda thinking about taking that back :/

This is pretty much the greatest http://t.co/efwf9CsGPX [https://twitter.com/cracked]

? Greg Tito (@Gregtito) September 16, 2014 [https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/511886874822975488]
5 Things You Didn't Know about the Gamergate Controversy @TheEscapistMag [http://t.co/hGweqXHXBA]

? Greg Tito (@Gregtito) September 18, 2014 [https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/512663406877212674]
There's no comparing male and female harassment online: @TIMEIdeas [http://t.co/TpikDXuFym]

? Greg Tito (@Gregtito) September 10, 2014 [https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/509818992916041728]
Brave words from http://t.co/x1EzyJxjFf [https://twitter.com/JillScharr]

? Greg Tito (@Gregtito) September 16, 2014 [https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/511965454340878336]

I mean fuck, according to his twitter he´s pretty much as anti-gg as it gets, so can someone please tell me i have the wrong twitter or i am missing some big joke here...
 

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I admit, you and I haven't always seen eye to eye on everything (Dragon age II). However, you're still a cool dude who doesn't afraid of anything like this controversy. So, thanks for everything Mr. Tito.

 

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Velventian said:
Ok while we are all thanking mr tito can anyone clarify his twitter for me? I thanked him too and right now im kinda thinking about taking that back :/

This is pretty much the greatest http://t.co/efwf9CsGPX [https://twitter.com/cracked]

? Greg Tito (@Gregtito) September 16, 2014 [https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/511886874822975488]
5 Things You Didn't Know about the Gamergate Controversy @TheEscapistMag [http://t.co/hGweqXHXBA]

? Greg Tito (@Gregtito) September 18, 2014 [https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/512663406877212674]
There's no comparing male and female harassment online: @TIMEIdeas [http://t.co/TpikDXuFym]

? Greg Tito (@Gregtito) September 10, 2014 [https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/509818992916041728]
Brave words from http://t.co/x1EzyJxjFf [https://twitter.com/JillScharr]

? Greg Tito (@Gregtito) September 16, 2014 [https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/511965454340878336]

I mean fuck, according to his twitter he´s pretty much as anti-gg as it gets, so can someone please tell me i have the wrong twitter or i am missing some big joke here...
Can't check right now, but even if he's anti-gate, he's allowed us to talk about it and actively staved off attempts by his peers to get him to capitulate...

Just for that? He still gets a "thank you" from me.
 

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All I can say is that Escapist is the place that acted most professionally out of all big media outlets that dabbled into this mess. Yes, some slanted articles were written but dissent in comments were not quelled in bans and deletion. You "outfreedomed" 4chan and for that

 

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LostGryphon said:
Can't check right now, but even if he's anti-gate, he's allowed us to talk about it and actively staved off attempts by his peers to get him to capitulate...

Just for that? He still gets a "thank you" from me.
Well thats the question for me, if he was as strongly opposed to gg as his twitter would indicate i would like to know his reasons for letting us keep the discussion.
If its because of a deep founded believe in free speech? Fucking awesome, in that case even more kudos since that takes actual integrity.
What if its just for clicks and money?

Not trying to claim either option is true.
Mr Tito has at the very least earned the benefit of doubt.
Just would like to hear his honest opinion on it.

Archon still rocks!

 

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Corey Schaff said:
Velventian said:
Ok while we are all thanking mr tito can anyone clarify his twitter for me? I thanked him too and right now im kinda thinking about taking that back :/

-snip-

I mean fuck, according to his twitter he´s pretty much as anti-gg as it gets, so can someone please tell me i have the wrong twitter or i am missing some big joke here...
We're not thanking him for agreeing with us. We're thanking him for not abandoning his scruples like so many others who don't agree with us.

If he wants to think we're all tinfoil hat secret misogynists that's his prerogative; He has maintained his ethical standards and that's what we really want out of this.
Agreed, it could very well be that he disagrees and thats perfectly within his right. Sure i would like it more if he agreed with us but like you said theoretically it doesn´t matter.
But actually i think it kinda does, especially if he dislikes/opposes GG and lets us be here because ethical standards. Because that would mean that not only does he hold himself to those ethical standards but also does so despite not agreeing with us. So while i wouldn´t necessarily like it, it would show even more strength of character from him.
To understand ones character one must only look at ones intentions and the actions they lead to.
 

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Velventian said:
LostGryphon said:
Can't check right now, but even if he's anti-gate, he's allowed us to talk about it and actively staved off attempts by his peers to get him to capitulate...

Just for that? He still gets a "thank you" from me.
Well thats the question for me, if he was as strongly opposed to gg as his twitter would indicate i would like to know his reasons for letting us keep the discussion.
If its because of a deep founded believe in free speech? Fucking awesome, in that case even more kudos since that takes actual integrity.
What if its just for clicks and money?
It's possible it was just for clicks and money, yes, but if that were the case, he would've probably allowed someone to write an article about it when it started. Let's face it, the forums aren't the main source of income for sites.
 

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Velventian said:
Ok while we are all thanking mr tito can anyone clarify his twitter for me? I thanked him too and right now im kinda thinking about taking that back :/

This is pretty much the greatest http://t.co/efwf9CsGPX [https://twitter.com/cracked]

? Greg Tito (@Gregtito) September 16, 2014 [https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/511886874822975488]
5 Things You Didn't Know about the Gamergate Controversy @TheEscapistMag [http://t.co/hGweqXHXBA]

? Greg Tito (@Gregtito) September 18, 2014 [https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/512663406877212674]
There's no comparing male and female harassment online: @TIMEIdeas [http://t.co/TpikDXuFym]

? Greg Tito (@Gregtito) September 10, 2014 [https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/509818992916041728]
Brave words from http://t.co/x1EzyJxjFf [https://twitter.com/JillScharr]

? Greg Tito (@Gregtito) September 16, 2014 [https://twitter.com/Gregtito/status/511965454340878336]

I mean fuck, according to his twitter he´s pretty much as anti-gg as it gets, so can someone please tell me i have the wrong twitter or i am missing some big joke here...
You're missing the point. Despite the fact he may disagree with #GamerGate, He didn't cave into pressure to silence it and he remained professional. This IS after all what gg is asking for.

Much respect Mr. Tito. We need more people in the industry like you. Thank You.
 

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Velventian said:
LostGryphon said:
Can't check right now, but even if he's anti-gate, he's allowed us to talk about it and actively staved off attempts by his peers to get him to capitulate...

Just for that? He still gets a "thank you" from me.
Well thats the question for me, if he was as strongly opposed to gg as his twitter would indicate i would like to know his reasons for letting us keep the discussion.
If its because of a deep founded believe in free speech? Fucking awesome, in that case even more kudos since that takes actual integrity.
What if its just for clicks and money?

Not trying to claim either option is true.
Mr Tito has at the very least earned the benefit of doubt.
Just would like to hear his honest opinion on it.

Archon still rocks!

Maybe part of it was clicks, we don't know. What we do know is what he said on those e-mails and he said that there is no reason to close the thread, it has been civil and he doesn't believe progress can be made by stifling discussion. Just as I take Kuchera on his word of being the kind of... ahem... person he is, I'd do the same for Tito. The man has principles and deserves major kudos for this.
 

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Stewie Plisken said:
Velventian said:
LostGryphon said:
Can't check right now, but even if he's anti-gate, he's allowed us to talk about it and actively staved off attempts by his peers to get him to capitulate...

Just for that? He still gets a "thank you" from me.
Well thats the question for me, if he was as strongly opposed to gg as his twitter would indicate i would like to know his reasons for letting us keep the discussion.
If its because of a deep founded believe in free speech? Fucking awesome, in that case even more kudos since that takes actual integrity.
What if its just for clicks and money?

Not trying to claim either option is true.
Mr Tito has at the very least earned the benefit of doubt.
Just would like to hear his honest opinion on it.

Archon still rocks!

Maybe part of it was clicks, we don't know. What we do know is what he said on those e-mails and he said that there is no reason to close the thread, it has been civil and he doesn't believe progress can be made by stifling discussion. Just as I take Kuchera on his word of being the kind of... ahem... person he is, I'd do the same for Tito. The man has principles and deserves major kudos for this.
Don´t get me wrong, i am still grateful for having a place to stay, i just would like to be able to gauge mr. titos character a little bit better to understand his motivation for doing so.
 

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I think the change to their ethics policy speaks for itself. He is with us in the only important way it count...
Not to mention the article declaring himself a gamer.