@ggchestnut @0utofBeta @Ardua @Hidden_Wings @Liores @Talarianjs @belghast @ctmurfy @mevsmyselfandi he's not worth expending mental energy on— Rowan Blaze (@rowanblaze) May 11, 2015
Except when I can squeeze a blog post out of it. :-P
It seems that a certain blogger—whom I will not link to here; but if you're really that interested, can be found at Tweet Zero of the thread the above embed was part of—has long decried the Newbie Blogger Initiative as a call to groupthink by a certain cabal in the MMO blogging community. Dissenters need not apply. This blogger fancies himself some kind of reasoned, original thinker while parroting the reactionary opinions of others and denigrating the personal experiences of a whole subset of bloggers responding to an NBI writing prompt.
There's no such thing as a wrong opinion, but the facts some people use to substantiate their opinions can definitely be faulty. And there is such a thing as being on the wrong side of history. While "extremists" on both sides of a topic can be completely wrong in their tactics, if you're crying about the "good ol' days" when your own label enjoyed the privileges of an unbalanced system while declaring those who disagree with you to be bullies, maybe you need to walk a few steps in the shoes of those who've been ignored at best, and actively persecuted at worst.
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