Nerve Center

Feminist Fapfrenzy Annual report?

Anybody noticed it anywhere? I mean Anita was publishing annual reports when they had good money coming in, but now I suspect they done a year they will show they are going bankrupt and they've already milked the cream out of the non-profit.

Wikidrama General 2: Derp Star edition

The old thread was autosaging so it is time for a new one. Post and discuss wiki-related drama here.

These sorts of things might make good discussion topics:

* Updates on the Gamergate edit war on Wikipedia

* Similar misbehavior by the same edit warriors

* Similar misbehavior on other subjects or other wikis

* Investigations into Wikipedia: why is it such bullshit?

* Whatever tickles your funny bone and is related to a wiki

Popular drama boards:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:AE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:NPOVN

Wikipedia critics:

https://np.red*dit.com/r/WikiInAction

https://np.red*dit.com/r/wikipedia_critical

http://wikipediocracy.com/forum/

http://wikipediasucks.boards.net/

Alternatives to Wikipedia:

https://meta.miraheze.org/wiki/Miraheze

http://infogalactic.com/

Previous thread: https://archive.is/RYlD1

GamerGate 4th Anniversary

Any celebrations of the 4th anniversary of GamerGate? Meetups? Drawings? Partying hard? Reading triggered tweets? Archiving articles about GamerGate as a hate group? More importantly, cake.

Final Heaven for Kotaku?

The Prophesied End

The website Kotaku, one of Gawker's former properties and one of the major opponents faced by #GG and gamers around the world, is in a dire situation. Univision, the new parent company who bought up Gawker's old properties (Gizmodo, Kotaku, Lifehacker, Deadspin, Jezebel, io9, and others) is currently facing a minor crisis.

Univision bought Kotaku in the wake of the devastating Hogan trial believing, to some degree, that the Gawker properties were actually breadwinners and that Gawker had merely been sunk by an untimely lawsuit. Why else would they sink millions of dollars into them? But the Gawker sites are now underperforming. Badly. DISNOD long ago stripped Gawker, and especially Kotaku, of its major ad revenue sources and many of us suspected that Kotaku itself was only being kept alive by cash infusions from other, slightly less crippled Gawker properties. Univision are now feeling that financial weight like an Albatross around their necks, and they are pissed. Word is that Univision is about to do a major overhaul and possible decimation of the old Gawker sites, and we have an opportunity to help them put Kotaku out of the entire Internet's collective misery.

The Idea

CONTACT UNIVISION

Direct your correspondence to the CEO Randy Falco and to whom it may concern.

Contact form: https://corporate.univision.com/contact/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UCIPRTeam

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/univision

Public phone: 1-212-455-5200

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/univision

The Message

The truth. You, and I, and everyone else on the goddamned Internet has been boycotting Gawker media's properties and advertisers for the past several years. This extends to Univision. And the retards who made us all mad enough to do this all work at Kotaku. Stephen Totilo. Nathan Grayson. Jason Schreier. Patricia Hernandez. Luke Plunkett (remember how he shamed the scientist who landed a probe on a comet?). All of them. Name names. There is no need to mention #GamerGate - as we always did, this is an individual effort.

Tell them that you're still mad as hell, and you're not going to take Kotaku's shit anymore. And then consider offering them this: If they either get rid of Kotaku completely, or get rid of every single one of the assholes working there and gut the place from Totilo on down, you will consider (not necessarily obligated to do, of course) ending your boycott of all the Univision properties.

The Ammunition

DEEPFREEZE

http://deepfreeze.it/outlet.php?o=kotaku

Everything you could ever ask for is at this link. Hitpieces. Conflicts of interest. You name it. Refresh yourself on why we've been doing this for four years, and really let them have it!

The Timetable

One week. We blow up their corporate contacts for one week starting today, with as many people as we can reach. This is time sensitive: Univision is working up their overhaul plan right now, and their employees are expecting layoffs to start within two weeks. We've got a narrow window to influence them, so don't sit around waiting for other people to do the work! Their message boxes being full come Monday morning would be the best outcome.

The Win Condition

Univision sees that keeping Kotaku around really is more trouble and expense than they're worth. Univision themselves are somewhat pozzed, but they bought Kotaku for one thing: To make money. If we convince them that Kotaku dying is good for their bottom line, then we can push them over the edge and put an end to that shitstain blog.

It's a chance too big to pass up.