I'm not sure why boycotters apparently haven't posted much about this on other sites, unless it's because they don't want to sign up for other sites like social media.
Some might not want to bother signing up to new sites, and some might dislike/not trust social media sites(privacy/etc) in whole or in part.....and some might not have the time to make new accounts or want to bother doing so. It's likely one/some of those factors for a number of users.
That said, the hitman goty release shows that for some issues enough people will rise to the challenge and make the effort.
<Plays Xfiles theme>
Talk about conspiracy theories.
Ok, I admit this post made me chuckle a tiny bit.
Btw, on the topic of the X-files: you DO remember that a good amount of the "con-spiracies" in that show turned out to be true, right? o.0 ;D
Also, it can be "protesting for the sake of protesting" as well; that is a valid means of expression here on the forum and not a bad thing as long as everyone remains relatively chill.
Tbh I think a good chunk of the current boycotting is (in part) venting......but venting can be as you said, and also therapeutic/etc as well...for those posting such and those reading :)
.....so if people are on their forum complaining, this should in theory be "good enough" to get GOG to make changes.....
Let's be honest, Gog(like a number of other companies) seems to mainly only change when their public image
(social media/etc) is made to look bad.....and from what i've seen/etc that cannot be done easily(if much at all) by people posting on a communication medium(forum in this case) controlled by said company.
Think of a big youtuber...what is the "hook" for them to run a story on old GOG customers being upset?
They get clicks/views and money from such.....and that is a pretty good hook all on it's own. Besides that, defending the greater good of gamers(or appearing to) can also be an enticing hook for them to want to make such content.
If the purpose of this boycott is to have certain demands met, how is it you're not going to know whether or not you're achieving success? That makes no sense to me.
A number of things people do in general seem to make no sense, yet they do them anyways...such is life ;)