I'm gonna go straight to the point: Dtoid, we've know each other for 7 years, I came here when I got a confirmation that my former go-to gaming site soul completely died (Gamespot's 'Cashwhore' debacle as it's know around these parts) and to be quite honest I'm seeing the same symptoms again right here.
The tipping point I saw just a few hours ago was the deletion of another member's post for what seems nothing else than the post hurting the sensibilities of women (AKA being 'misogynistic').
The post in question looked kind like this (here's the link to my reply
to the mentioned post):
" Mega Man X or bust
That's literally it, a sentence and a gif of jiggling anime boobs (in fact the original was way tamer than the one I've posted here).
I've seen this SJW attitude growing for a while here now and so far I had no problem with it because at the end of the day the poster's opinion were as valid as respected as any of the editors and mods as long as certain basic etiquette rules were maintained (no insults, no trolling, no racial/sexual slurs, you know the drill). This situation however has changed things.
If by some reason the site created new rules for posting and someone forgot to make a frontpage post about it I'll understand. Now don't get me wrong, I'll understand the staff are very busy and forgot inform the audience about it, but I'll also understand that whatever attitude I had dismissed as an overreaction before was in fact not an overreaction at all and I'll start slowly preparing to look for another community to join when the inevitable Dtoid version of Gamestop's "Cashwhore debacle" comes.
For those that support the SJ agenda and this kind of modding I'll remind you that a basic rule in life is that you only get what you give, if you want respect for your cause you have to give it first and no, just because what offends you comes from a group formed by a majority, silliness or even a puerile attitude doesn't justify disregarding that rule.
I've already sent a message to Andy Dixon asking him to look into things but I also wanted to write this open letter to give this situation as much exposure as possible and gauge the community's opinion.
Feel free to hit the comments but remember, though all opinions are valid none are exempt of criticism.
UPDATE!: the champion of Penisdom, Andy Dixon has interceded on boobs behalf and restored the post! boob jiggle has prevailed, boob-hatred has failed today! for great justice!
LOOK WHO CAME: