r / Games, one of the largest gaming communities on the Internet, is closed on Fool's Day. In a message posted to a popular subbody today, the mods have explained that they are taking things "a bit more seriously" this year, which means closing / r / Games a day.
"Recently, it came to our attention that what was intended as a forum for the potential for the dissemination of knowledge and participation in video games, instead, has become a battlefield for contradictory ideas," explained the mod. "Of course, this is not a problem, discussion on by its very nature, of course, will bring an argument, but when this argument comes down to bright attacks between people on a regular basis without any chance of de-skepticism, just then, just to say, something got in. The mods continued to say that R / Games is becoming "increasingly responsible" for perpetuating "fighting and dismay the fierce schools of thought "surrounding, among other things, misogyny, transphobia, homophobia and racism. "Now is the time to interfere with the flow of regressive ideas and prevent them from becoming a norm," the mods said.
"Although certain memes (for example," gamers are rising ") around games, are generally regarded as humorous Interpretation of the mentality, humor is a set of very serious questions that affect all gaming enthusiasts," they explained. "Showing neglect or outright rejection of minorities and marginalized communities, we become more isolated. In this case, we lose the chance not only to show sympathy for these people, but also a chance to grow our own community and diversify the demographics of those
Despite the fact that mods take measures against offenders, deleting comments and forbidding bad actors, the fundamental fundamental issue remains. : "the notion that it's normal or acceptable to ridicule and demonize traditionally deprived citizens and marginalized members in community games," said the mod. "This is not just a problem in R / Games or on Reddit alone; this problem is deeply embedded in the depths of the Internet, often in communities that are centered around the discussion of games. "
Fashion mods continued to say that they constantly perceive" lenient, disgusting, vindictive and pessimistic attitude "to" Games, "and they place examples of some "We need to carefully study our own communities, trying to encourage adoption and inclusion, to develop a healthy community in which we value compassion and respect."
Although there are many deep questions, mod said,There are also reasons
"While industry as a whole has undergone great trials and trials, we are also lucky to be at a time when there seems to be fantastic games, from the main AAA titles to almost anonymous indie projects coming out of nowhere.
"So let's enjoy what's available to us, and also appreciate the many backgrounds we came from as gamers. Our experience differences contain a variety of content that we consume, and allowing ourselves to appreciate these differences, we are changing our perspectives and interpretations, not only games but life as a whole.
On the first day of April, fools, the r / games modalities ask people to consider participating in LGBT-supported charity organizations, women's health , POC and other groups.
r / Games is expected again idkryyetsya April 2, and on that day fashion discuss the decision to close pidredahuvannya.