Rabid Anti-Feminism Strikes Again

Hypatian wrote:

The unfortunate end-game of that is "nobody ever uses social media for anything personal, because they're afraid of how their employer might some day decide that it reflects upon them". For myself, I think the smart thing to do is to say "thou shalt not use a personal social media site for anything business-related, stick to social media sites that are specifically branded as business-related for that". Now you don't advertise stuff on your personal twitter feed, you don't put personal stuff on your business twitter feed, and there's a clear division between when you're speaking in an official job-related capacity and when you're speaking in a personal capacity.

If we can't get to that spot, things are going to get very very stupid. (i.e. even more stupid than they already are.)

Yeah but it still doesn't stop your work life coming in if you say something stupid. I think that this is going to be one of the downfalls of "social media" I think we're going to have a slide back into much more controlled "groups" or "circles" as we have more of this happen. It's one of the big reasons I love G+.

OG_slinger wrote:
PlayHaven had an employee who was identified as making inappropriate comments at PyCon, and as a company that is dedicated to gender equality and values honorable behavior, we conducted a thorough investigation. The result of this investigation led to the unfortunate outcome of having to let this employee go.

So his firing was directly linked to the incident at PyCon. What's up for debate is whether or not he would have been fired if Richards had chose to address her concerns directly with the event staff instead of tweeting--and then blogging--about it.

Company firing someone after bad press? Not really a debate. Also, PlayHaven don't give a sh*t about gender equality. Are you high?

Hypatian wrote:

A Woman Walks Into A Tech Conference

This is a great piece on the whole thing.

Then I read the comments and wept. *sigh*

I didn't read the comments. Thanks for the heads up there. Only one quibble; she shouldn't have included the Harlan Ellison thing. I know Harlan; I've known him for decades. Connie and Harlan go WAAAAAY back, and that interaction was not at all perceived as sexist by any of the players involved, nor the people who know them.

That said; I would be more than happy to give her the article writer all the bullsh*t stories from comic conventions she could possibly use. (Edit to remove story.)

I would like to point out that if you think the average conference is a "professional setting" you haven't been to any. The booze flows freely at most. Many people attend conferences not so much to learn but to network. That's not exclusive to the tech field.

Its like everyone is playing D&D and has rolled a natural 1 on all opportunity checks.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

Its like everyone is playing D&D and has rolled a natural 1 on all opportunity checks.

And they're enthusiastic about it.

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Demosthenes wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Its like everyone is playing D&D and has rolled a natural 1 on all opportunity checks.

And they're enthusiastic about it.

I actually do like rolling low in D&D and other RP games. When the diplomacy check is botched while talking to the king and you end up pulling your sword out and putting it to his throat? That's exciting and leads to really interesting situations. It's not great for your character or even your party, but I can always roll a new character or start a new game. It's those extreme, memorable moments that make pen and paper role playing so much fun, on either side of the dice.

bnpederson wrote:

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Demosthenes wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

Its like everyone is playing D&D and has rolled a natural 1 on all opportunity checks.

And they're enthusiastic about it.

I actually do like rolling low in D&D and other RP games. When the diplomacy check is botched while talking to the king and you end up pulling your sword out and putting it to his throat? That's exciting and leads to really interesting situations. It's not great for your character or even your party, but I can always roll a new character or start a new game. It's those extreme, memorable moments that make pen and paper role playing so much fun, on either side of the dice.

Also Off-topic: Do we have a D&D thread here somewhere? My wife's friends are interested in me DMing a campaign for them, and it's been kind of a while. Bought some 3.5 gear since I lost my old stuff, but would love to be able to chat with anyone else who plays to help shore up my storyline and such a bit or give some good encounter/dungeon ideas. At this point, I've been playing every fantasy game I own trying to find more ideas, but would love some advice from more seasoned DMs without leaving my GWJ safety zone.

There a thread about a game that is currently running but it isn't a D&D thread in general.

On similar note if anyone plays online and needs another person I would be happy to play with you. However, I don't know anything and will probably do extremely stupid things. I've been looking into pathfinder but haven't picked the core book yet.

Start a D&D-specific thread (which we still don't have for some reason), or just jump into the generic PnP one.