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    North Texas RPG Convention Refuses To Listen To Harassment Concerns

    A couple of points: 1) Please keep in mind that while a game convention is a weekend's amusement for you, for some of us, these spaces are our *workplace.* Concerns of workplace safety have legal ramifications. 2) As a point of interest, I'd invite readers to check out threads on similar...
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    Harassment At PaizoCon 2017

    Exactly. At this point "I can't find a clear description of what happened", or "I haven't seen documentation", is a clear red-flag for somebody looking to engage in real-world rules lawyering, for whom none of the extensive details will EVER be enough. Same thing is happening with the Mentzer...
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    Harassment At PaizoCon 2017

    Keep in mind, for most of you, this is a hobby. For some folks, however, this is talking about our work environment. It is critically important that this information be out there for that reason.
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    We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop

    Except it's been shown to you that's not true -- via FBI stats which you then waved off as somehow not good enough. You've decided it's true, and that's all that matters, apparently. One of those issues occurs in far-off lands where I've never travelled and have no plans to. One of those...
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    We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop

    Except, again, to reiterate -- It is one specific group which is doing the harassing. Literally every female colleague I have in the industry has a story about harassment, and it's always the same sort of guy responsible. Unless you're somehow claiming that they're all lying, it's ridiculous...
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    We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop

    Serious kudos to MechaPilot, for genuinely trying to give reasonable answers to unreasonable people.
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    We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop

    As I suspected. When asked to defend the indefensible, you can't. So you posture and refuse. Cowardly, and not at all unexpected.
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    We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop

    Not snark -- genuine question. If you honestly believe that the "culture war" that Helton references is not over & lost, then how so? What do you see as any possible move for those who share your apparent beliefs? How does, to use Helton's phrase, the genie get shoved back into the bottle?
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    We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop

    So, if your cohorts haven't already lost, what's the next move then? Force WOTC to remove the statements on inclusion and gender roles in D&D? Make Pathfinder promise that all future Iconics will only be moderately-to-morbidly-obese-bearded-guys wearing fedoras? I mean seriously -- you...
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    We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop

    Yeah, I saw it, with its bizarre statement about nightclubs, which indicated that you've never actually been to one. (Here's a hint -- the sort of harassment we're talking about? Happens there, too, even with policies that you claim "embarrass" what you referred to as ugly/sketchy men at the...
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    We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop

    Why are you so dismissive? I mean, really -- if you think this is beneath your "give a damn" threshold, why bother to comment, if not to signal that you hold the entire topic in derision?
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    We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop

    I assure you, they know this. They don't care. They're operating under the ridiculous delusion that "we've moved on" and "we don't need to pay attention to race or sex anymore" -- despite constant evidence to the contrary, which they refuse to see. When I mockingly put that question in...
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    We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop

    I assure you, I can and have regularly said the same things to guys like you in person. For years. Ask around. ...and I'm posting here under my real name, with my company affiliation in my signature, "A Wizard In Dallas."
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    We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop

    Again, no further comments will do more to clearly demonstrate what kind of guys we're dealing with than just reading their own words. It's right there, on the screen. ProTip, guys -- when you hit rock-bottom, stop digging.
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    We're All Gamers Together: Why Harassment Has To Stop

    I guess when you're used to being the demographic that everything revolves around, any attention paid to another demographic feels like "division" to you. That's really sad. I'm sorry you feel that way.
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