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Anyone else less likely to engage with women devs over twitter following the ANet firings?

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Derrick01

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Oct 25, 2017
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No? I mean that guy she was talking with was pretty respectful from what I saw, she was the one with the attitude problem. Not sure why I'd feel like I'm the one who has to tread lightly because of that.

Honestly though everyone would be so much better off getting rid of Twitter. It's nothing but poison.
 

Dio

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Oct 25, 2017
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This is an interesting framework for this statement.
i mean, with all that happened with the ArenaNet situation, that was the conclusion OP came with? the condescending was in relation to the guy that talked with price, not OP, if that wasn't clear. he basically dismissed her whole thread with his responses.
 

Vela

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Apr 16, 2018
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Just a thought: maybe you shouldn’t be concerned with how women react to your input, but instead concern yourself with the rampant sexism in games that motivate women like Price to react strongly to input from men.

I think that would be a better use of energy.
 

Teeth

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Nov 4, 2017
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If you're going to tell a developer how to do their job, do it in the pre-agreed upon socially acceptable way.


Make a 45-minute Youtube analysis video.
 
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chaos_planes

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Oct 28, 2017
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People, I never said I wouldn't talk with women over Twitter. Please stop strawmanning my argument. I explicitly said would you change your behaviours with respect to talking about game development topics with women devs. Especially if you are not a dev yourself. Please, read the OP. This is ridiculous amounts of thread derailment.
 

sleepInsom

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Oct 27, 2017
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People, I never said I wouldn't talk with women over Twitter. Please stop strawmanning my argument. I explicitly said would you change your behaviours with respect to talking about game development topics with women devs. Especially if you are not a dev yourself. Please, read the OP. This is ridiculous amounts of thread derailment.
That’s not what the OP says.

“However, have the firings and subsequent discussions and thought pieces made you re-think engaging and and discussing development topics with women in the industry over twitter?”

Your OP was very poorly worded if you aren’t asking people if they’ll continue to engage with women devs.
 

slamhk

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Oct 27, 2017
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If a dev made a whole thread regarding a topic they’ve been struggling on and you would have a non-dev trying to suggest things without any “real” background. No matter how much you’ve “analysed” games, implementing and workout out a product is different.
Otherwise any game reviewer would be able to step into game studios with their pluses and minuses and tell those devs what to do.

It doesn’t even matter male or female.

That’s why GDC is so great, because devs would be able to talk to their peers.
When the dev is wanting a reaction from the community, thats the moment you can jump in with your thoughts.

Also the guy wasn’t even providing feedback, but he was disagreeing and telling she wasn’t thinking about the problem right and that it was solution lies elsewhere. No matter how much you sugar coat that, to just hear that from someone with no real writing background is shitty.
It would’ve been better (looking back at it now) that she left it at that, but sadly that imploded to the mess that it is now.

If you’re willing to partake or start a discussion, come with discussion points and not a paragraph on twitter (the worst medium to have discussions).
 

Xita

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Oct 27, 2017
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She was wrong but she didn't need to be fired over it at all
Yeah this is where I stand. Firing was completely over the line and a terrible move since now they basically gave GG the power to fire anyone over at ArenaNet that they don’t like. I understand why she reacted that way but I didn’t see anything rude in what the guy was saying, I was expecting much worse considering what I heard.

OT: But yeah unless it’s positive feedback I don’t think it’s good to talk to devs at all.
 

John Kowalski

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Oct 27, 2017
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Damn bro the point is to do it better and be more conscientious of your interactions with them, which probably includes doing it less, but still it's always an opportunity to improve your interactions with women developers and be a positive agent instead of not.
 

Kyougar

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Nov 3, 2017
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She was wrong but she didn't need to be fired over it at all
The firing has nothing to do with this thread in the manner the OP intended. The firing was the result of a "conversation" between a female game-dev and a Twitter user (albeit a very influential in the games community)
The Op is asking if we should not engage with female devs on Twitter because of this, which in itself is a backward view for everything Gender equality, feminism and liberal thinking stands.
 
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