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CDP tweets trash tweet about trans people AGAIN this time from GOG (Read OP)

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Oct 27, 2017
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I'd like to think this is just a tonedeaf attempt at humour, rather than anything intended to be malicious, but even if so it's tremendously tonedeaf.
Especially considering the last attempt at humour, they really really need to rethink who they have at the helm of their social media accounts. This is just embarrassing.
 
Oct 25, 2017
9,846
Indonesia
I don't know wtf is going on with their social media but this is like the third time this happens, if they let it slide again they are just complicit, no other explanation.
Is it still the same social media person?
It's not just social media, and it's not just from one person. Various accounts and departments were involved. Seems like it's the company-wide culture, unfortunately.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oof.

CDPR continues to shit the bed and taint the most aniticipated game in the works with hateful rhetoric.

If I was someone working for them, I'd be really pissed off that the people responsible for the public face of the company I'm pouring my life into are doing this shit over and over.

Maybe an internal uprising is what's needed to shut this shit down, cause they clearly don't give a fuck what the public thinks.
 
Aug 29, 2018
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I'd like to think this is just a tonedeaf attempt at humour, rather than anything intended to be malicious, but even if so it's tremendously tonedeaf.
Especially considering the last attempt at humour, they really really need to rethink who they have at the helm of their social media accounts. This is just embarrassing.
Maybe the last one but this one is just malicious. "How's that for a hashtag?"

I mean c'mon
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Alright, sorry for posting that, it kinda is doxxing after all, I didn't post the linkedin profile because of that but the article does still have his name after all
 
Aug 21, 2018
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I'd like to think this is just a tonedeaf attempt at humour, rather than anything intended to be malicious, but even if so it's tremendously tonedeaf.
Especially considering the last attempt at humour, they really really need to rethink who they have at the helm of their social media accounts. This is just embarrassing.
you aren't tonedeaf three times in a row while also telling someone who wants a refund because of a transphobic joke in a game that they just weren't enjoying it the right way.

they're straight up bigots and garbage and anyone who buys cyberpunk knowing about these events supports that.
 

BronsonLee

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Oct 24, 2017
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Don't post something that could lead to someone's personal information being found. We don't know which individual made the tweet, only that it was someone on GOG/CDPR's social media team.

If you have to ask, don't do it.
 
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Oct 30, 2017
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Again with the writing their last occurrence of transphobia off as tone deaf or not malicious

The assume your gender shit literally does not work as a joke unless the punchline is trans people's identities.

I tore my fucking hair out arguing this with people in the thread for that mess.
 
Oct 26, 2017
6,833
Madrid
If anyone is interested, they also proved they were homophobic in 2015.

https://twitter.com/Spacekatgal/status/590153077107265536

Long story short, a bad 'joke' was in the first Pillars of Eternity and a trans woman wanted to have the game removed from her account. The GOG customer support tried to lecture her on how she should interpret transphobic content. And the GOG Twitter account, instead of saying they fired the homophobic idiot, they just alerted the agent to be more considerate.

So yeah... needless to say, GOG and CDProjekt Red are quite homophobic and they will continue doing this.
Ugh.
Also, it may be the least offensive thing in what's otherwise a cavalcade of barely coherent grammar and transphobic ramblings, but "suicide rates are always higher in a smaller group" was like the mathematically ignorant cherry on top of the bigoted shit cake.
 
Aug 29, 2018
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I don't condone certain practices and won't do them, but in the case of Cyberpunk 2077 at this point....

I have no sympathy for CDPR with whatever happens honestly
 
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May 29, 2018
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Maybe an internal uprising is what's needed to shut this shit down, cause they clearly don't give a fuck what the public thinks.
Some actual competition in the PC storefront space would be nice. Valve and CDPR are problematic for various (and occasionally overlapping) reasons. Humble is just a wrapper for everyone else and none of the big pubs deal with Itch.

It's the same problem with Facebook and Twitter. Everyone knows both companies are run by ethically questionable people, but there's no place to jump ship to.

If people could take their money and spend it elsewhere on DRM-free games CDPR wouldn't be able to let this stuff slide.
 
Nov 1, 2017
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From the business point of view, keeping the social media guy that already done these things is not a very good business practice. They can have their personal views on the matter, but to have the public relation blunder like this, I don't know how the business mindset of Polish company works.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Frankly, I don't see an issue at all with an "infinitely discussable and divisive controversy"; more visibility is always better. Anything better than doing nothing, let it slip through the cracks again and have everyone forget about it in one month. Hell, "infinitely divisive and discussable controversy" is what we have going at the female sexualization thread and it's been really positive for a lot of people!
The difference with the female sexualisation thread is that it's a discussion happening on this site, which is moderated appropriately.

Any conversation about "the SJW forum banning our beloved CP2077" being had on reddit/twitter etc is unlikely to hold any value.
 

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User Banned (1 Month): Concern trolling on the topic of transphobia. Ignoring mod post. Account still in junior phase.
I think transphobia of any kind is horrible but the way this thread is throwing out bans to different opinions is quite fascistic.

You might as well have just put up an OP and not allowed comments. Isn’t this a discussion board?

It’s better to argue with people and convince them they’re wrong than to just remove them from the board. Dare I say...erase?

Anyway. I hope this comment isn’t taken too badly. I’m just saying what I see and being the natural contrarian I am. It often gets me into trouble.

And I hope I’m being reasonable enough to not be thrown out with the others. I like this board.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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If anyone is interested, they also proved they were homophobic in 2015.

https://twitter.com/Spacekatgal/status/590153077107265536

Long story short, a bad 'joke' was in the first Pillars of Eternity and a trans woman wanted to have the game removed from her account. The GOG customer support tried to lecture her on how she should interpret transphobic content. And the GOG Twitter account, instead of saying they fired the homophobic idiot, they just alerted the agent to be more considerate.

So yeah... needless to say, GOG and CDProjekt Red are quite homophobic and they will continue doing this.
Learning of this incident really makes the recent incidents look even worse. Horrible look for CDPR and really destroys the goodwill I had left for the company.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Some actual competition in the PC storefront space would be nice. Valve and CDPR are problematic for various (and occasionally overlapping) reasons. Humble is just a wrapper for everyone else and none of the big pubs deal with Itch.

It's the same problem with Facebook and Twitter. Everyone knows both companies are run by ethically questionable people, but there's no place to jump ship to.

If people could take their money and spend it elsewhere on DRM-free games CDPR wouldn't be able to let this stuff slide.
itch.io is pretty cool for indie games.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Seriously though, I can't wait to hear the explanation for this one. If it's another "oh haha, we totally didn't realize this hashtag directly related to the extremely serious issue of trans erasure would offend people, whoops-ie!" "We'll be super duper sure to never do anything like this again, teehee!"...
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I think transphobia of any kind is horrible but the way this thread is throwing out bans to different opinions is quite fascistic.

You might as well have just put up an OP and not allowed comments. Isn’t this a discussion board?

It’s better to argue with people and convince them they’re wrong than to just remove them from the board. Dare I say...erase?

Anyway. I hope this comment isn’t taken too badly. I’m just saying what I see and being the natural contrarian I am. It often gets me into trouble.

And I hope I’m being reasonable enough to not be thrown out with the others. I like this board.
You're a real piece of shit.
 
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Oct 30, 2017
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I think transphobia of any kind is horrible but the way this thread is throwing out bans to different opinions is quite fascistic.

You might as well have just put up an OP and not allowed comments. Isn’t this a discussion board?

It’s better to argue with people and convince them they’re wrong than to just remove them from the board. Dare I say...erase?

Anyway. I hope this comment isn’t taken too badly. I’m just saying what I see and being the natural contrarian I am. It often gets me into trouble.

And I hope I’m being reasonable enough to not be thrown out with the others. I like this board.
When you're being contrarian about people's existence and still too cowardly to come out and say what your opinion is you're terrified will get you banned... Not surprised it gets you into trouble. Jog on.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,111
Kentucky
I think transphobia of any kind is horrible but the way this thread is throwing out bans to different opinions is quite fascistic.

You might as well have just put up an OP and not allowed comments. Isn’t this a discussion board?

It’s better to argue with people and convince them they’re wrong than to just remove them from the board. Dare I say...erase?

Anyway. I hope this comment isn’t taken too badly. I’m just saying what I see and being the natural contrarian I am. It often gets me into trouble.

And I hope I’m being reasonable enough to not be thrown out with the others. I like this board.
There's no place for transphobes on this board. We owe our transgender members that much.

Also, miss me with that fuckin erase shit, you can fuck off, man.

Also also, you really must love this forum, what with your 50 posts in just under a year, lmao.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,506
I think transphobia of any kind is horrible but the way this thread is throwing out bans to different opinions is quite fascistic.

You might as well have just put up an OP and not allowed comments. Isn’t this a discussion board?

It’s better to argue with people and convince them they’re wrong than to just remove them from the board. Dare I say...erase?

Anyway. I hope this comment isn’t taken too badly. I’m just saying what I see and being the natural contrarian I am. It often gets me into trouble.

And I hope I’m being reasonable enough to not be thrown out with the others. I like this board.
This whole post is a mighty Hmmm.

Transphobia isn't just having a different opinion, it's abhorrent and we should be past discussing if it's okay or not.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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My initial response was the tweet was tone deaf. I hadn't forgotten CDPR's history but didn't think it through. This in't tone deafness, this is CDPR pretending to snarky humor in a failed attempt to cover bigoted assholery.
 
Oct 25, 2017
6,636
I think transphobia of any kind is horrible but the way this thread is throwing out bans to different opinions is quite fascistic.

You might as well have just put up an OP and not allowed comments. Isn’t this a discussion board?

It’s better to argue with people and convince them they’re wrong than to just remove them from the board. Dare I say...erase?

Anyway. I hope this comment isn’t taken too badly. I’m just saying what I see and being the natural contrarian I am. It often gets me into trouble.

And I hope I’m being reasonable enough to not be thrown out with the others. I like this board.
The natural contrarian lmao.
 
Nov 8, 2017
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It’s better to argue with people and convince them they’re wrong than to just remove them from the board. Dare I say...erase?
Yes, let's waste our time arguing with people that most likely won't listen or change their minds. You do realise that the "trying to convince people not to be bigots and assholes to minority groups" has been tried to exhaustion at this point and it's just better to fully de-platform them instead.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Their entire PR department should be fired. If they don't do it, they support this type of bullshit, so fuck all of them too. I'm sure there are progressive people working at RED, but it doesn't matter if the ones making the decisions are bigoted scum.

mildshock.gif at the revelation that the guy behind the account might be a gamergator low-life.

With that said; I'm not from Poland, but what the hell am I reading with some of the generalizations in this thread. "They are polish, of course they suck" or some nonsense anecdotes. Most of you are posting from one of the most socially conservative nations in the west with a steaming pile of dung sitting in the White House taking rights away from minorities. I'm sure you don't want to be confused with some backward alt-righters because of that, so get some perspective before making wide-ass generalizations, please.
 
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Oct 26, 2017
6,833
Madrid
The difference with the female sexualisation thread is that it's a discussion happening on this site, which is moderated appropriately.

Any conversation about "the SJW forum banning our beloved CP2077" being had on reddit/twitter etc is unlikely to hold any value.
No argument there. I thought we were talking about a discussion here, about the ban.
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,544
Greater Vancouver
I think transphobia of any kind is horrible but the way this thread is throwing out bans to different opinions is quite fascistic.

You might as well have just put up an OP and not allowed comments. Isn’t this a discussion board?

It’s better to argue with people and convince them they’re wrong than to just remove them from the board. Dare I say...erase?

Anyway. I hope this comment isn’t taken too badly. I’m just saying what I see and being the natural contrarian I am. It often gets me into trouble.

And I hope I’m being reasonable enough to not be thrown out with the others. I like this board.
Transphobia is where you wanna wave your contrarian flag? Fucking really?

And you have the gall to cry 'fascism' over it? The same week this is happening:


Give me a fucking break.
 
May 30, 2018
278
I think transphobia of any kind is horrible but the way this thread is throwing out bans to different opinions is quite fascistic.

You might as well have just put up an OP and not allowed comments. Isn’t this a discussion board?

It’s better to argue with people and convince them they’re wrong than to just remove them from the board. Dare I say...erase?

Anyway. I hope this comment isn’t taken too badly. I’m just saying what I see and being the natural contrarian I am. It often gets me into trouble.

And I hope I’m being reasonable enough to not be thrown out with the others. I like this board.
Moderation isn't fascism. Not allowing bigots a voice on your privately owned and operated message board isn't fascism.

You know what's actually fascistic? The actual fascism that is rising in countries and political movements around the world.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Some actual competition in the PC storefront space would be nice. Valve and CDPR are problematic for various (and occasionally overlapping) reasons. Humble is just a wrapper for everyone else and none of the big pubs deal with Itch.

It's the same problem with Facebook and Twitter. Everyone knows both companies are run by ethically questionable people, but there's no place to jump ship to.

If people could take their money and spend it elsewhere on DRM-free games CDPR wouldn't be able to let this stuff slide.
It's entirely possible for businesses to exert pressure on CDPR. Just like advertisers withdrew support from some Fox News hosts, EA, Paradox, Deep Silver, Ubisoft and a whole host of other companies could threaten to not renew contracts if GOG continue to act in a morally/ethically questionable manner.

People are asbolutely fine with companies not staying with Valve or GOG or Sony or MS when it comes to financial decisions, so how about we expect more when it comes to taking a moral stand?
 
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