First is a quick scene:
“Hey, Eastern Europen dev guy, quickly read this list of ‘controversies’ of a tech writer you are quoting on how to code. It’s basically american culture war crap and random stuff you haven’t heard of but it hurts the communities, I promise”
Expectation: repentance, adjuration, tears, gnashing of teeth.
Reality: got told to basically redacted. Sad trombone music plays.
Then NOTHING happens, because this is so far the smallest internet-drama. Smaller than quite legitimate “Why are no women in Tarkov/STALKER?” controversy. This is much less legit than CDPR penis controversy stuff. This one is truly a storm in a teacup.
Now, the Factorio guy is NOT as they say ‘based’. He is clearly a shithead (a smarter person would just hire a community manager with all the canned responses and non-apologies) who knows to code but don’t know how to act on the internet nowadays and maybe watched one too many anti-SJW video on YT. One might say he is conservative. I don’t know however maybe not, maybe he is for universal healthcare and end to the wars, maybe he is more leftwing than you, but no you guys are projecting american republican hick redneck with 37 guns (or whatever equivalent) on him with all the baggage attached. Again, he clearly is not a ‘nice guy’, but why does he have to be? If he is an asshole why jump ship now with uncle Bob stuff? Did he hide that well? This sort of thing was rational when it was about rich assholes like Weinstein abusing women. Now its about guys doing bad metaphors, mentioning “cancel culture” without knowing context of American politics, and tweeting that “maybe Trump not so bad” in 2018. Even Chirs Avellone stuff was much heavier than this because actual stuff did in fact happen (maybe), this however is just a non issue.
Don’t buy his game, sure.
However I will Buy STALKER 2 where a ceo of the company casually partnered with neo-nazis for a publicity stunt (allegedly, yeah I know the rules!).
Also, for some reason alms forgot to link the original “sin list” of Uncle Bob. Judge for yourself (I left one edit there).
By the way not all stuff there is sourced.
Seven years ago or so I did watch some anti-SJW stuff on YT and even used that term unironically on RPS. Mea culpa. I jumped ship when everyone started mentioning ‘subversive cultural marxists’ and looking closer it turned out to be as muricans say a dogwhislte for jews. I bailed out immediately. I watched it solely for “America is full of crazy people kind of entertainment”, didn’t want the baggage.
I don’t own Factorio and not planning to.
I don’t know Uncle Bob.
Then why am I writing this? Because I’m tired of this stuff. You guys know that this sort of thing happens all the time with lefties too? People are stalking others and keeping the ‘lists of grudges’ like warhammer dwarves. This is ridiculous. Completely utterly stupid. The same pattern “This guy is a bigot piece of shit!” then you ask for proof and sure enough here is the list of dumb jokes from 10 years ago, and you look at him and he is just another harmless moron, the clay of the nation so to speak. He should do better,I guess, but are YOU doing better? Is shaming on twitter helpful to anyone? What are you doing completing sin lists on twitter for years and years? Are you sure you are not fighting windmills? Are you sure you are not hurting communities?