Just wanted to point out: I notice that you and others keep saying this re this case......as if it means anything.....and as if the state of California(and other states) can't(and don't) ever put on "circus events" in the guise of trials.
But that's exactly what this is....except in this case the state is handling the case.
Decent good people have gotten accused of this sort of stuff all the time
on social media and in court over the last few decades....where have you been?
Stop it. Are you actually that dumb? This is a multi-year investigation by the State of California. The fact that it's even gotten to the point it is at right now means that it's far beyond a he said she said.
There's for sure been thousands of hours put into this investigation, and countless interviews, statements, and testimony taken from persons of interest. You're an absolute clown if you seriously think we'd be where we are right now over a simple he said she said.
And no, good and decent people don't put themselves in situations in a work / business environment that could potentially open them up to accusations like these.
And after all that their best example for victimhood is someone their complaint is against. Common, man, and they're even asking for a jury trial since, which is something you don't do as a plaintiff unless you're trying to manipulate people in your favor. The reason a defendant does it is he can try to manipulate people in his/her favor, and if that doesn't work, the judge can try to keep the sentence lower.
Yeah, obviously if someone was innocent, they would never be accused of anything. The whole "presumption of innocence" thing is stupid. Such a waste of time. Once the government accuses you of something you should just be found guilty automatically and sent to the gulag.
There is no presumption of innocence. You're always considered guilty until proven otherwise. That's why if you're accused of commiting certain crimes, you're gonna be locked up until you can prove otherwise. Evidence was already brought forward pointing towards guilt, and why there's a case to begin wiht. If there wasn't any you wouldn't be in the situation, and that's exactly what's going on here with Blizzard.
You never have to be worried about being accused of something if you don't put yourself in the situation. Like, I'm not at all worried about being accused of harassement, rape, or whatever else at my job, because I'm not an idiot and getting involved with co-workers or doing anything that could be misconstrued.
Like, I'm not worried about getting shot by police because I'm not an idiot, and I don't put myself in situations where I have encounters with the police, or involve myself with people who are going to find themselves dealing with the police. And I did, I would certainly understand that if they tell me to do something I better damn well do it.
It's really not hard at all to avoid all those things. It should be very simple actually if you're just not a moron and treat people with respect even when things aren't going right in your mind. Always shocking to me how so many people just are complete failures at the things that should come the easiest.
I'm going to do you a favor, and give you advice: Don't tell people that they shouldn't question authority like this (you're free to, but it's very unwise). This is one of the fundational values of western civilization, so when you represent the US like this, very few people are going to take you seriously. Most people learn about the Salem witch trials, Galileo, and a few others. I mean, we only had Mike Pence attacked for refusing to be alone with women other than his wife, so we know your strategy doesn't work for the rape claim. And fear not, you will never see a police alcohol checkpoint in your life.
But, hey, this is like a bad parody of a boomer.
The only thing I have to add to this is, while I hate Activision and have stopped enjoying Blizzard products for over a decade, they knee jerked with the Quinton Flynn situation and they ended up being wrong when he was proven innocent.
Before that, it was Swifty, which is a complete quagmire of a clusterfunk that just goes to show that incestuous practices in a metaphorical sense, in regards to your work relationships and the blurred lines thereof, is a bad idea. Period.
That said, considering that Chris Avellone, ProJared and a few other situations that ended up being untrue, common sense would dictate a wait and see approach until more physical evidence/receipts are dropped, and the actual trial starts.
Would it surprise me if true? Not at all. Those virtue signaling the hardest and claiming to be "allies" etc, often end up being the biggest abusers behind the scenes.
As for it being the state of California, that has no bearing on anything. California as a legal entity is laughable.
The best part is they're going for a jury trial, which means they dont' even trust the judge to side with them.
Why would someone go through a thread and systematically low-vote every post? Very strange.
Wouldn't be the first time. Sometimes it would be specific users regardless which thread they were in. But obviously bots are involved. I'd bet the GoG staff could actually nip some of it in the butt by looking at who rated posts that have no right being low rated, and using that information, probably with accounts with no bought games...
There's an even easier way, actually, that's more reliable than using some subjective opinion on what is and isn't OK to low rate. Although some cases are obvious, there's actually an objective algorithm to apply here. I just won't state it incase GOG were to ever sincerely try to clear it up. The algorithm is easily defeated to give false negatives (but not false positives) and can be utilized for an automatic account deletion procedure to get rid of all the bot accounts likely cluttering up their servers.
I'm not sure if there is an actual anthem of Cardassian Union in the show, but there was an episode about literal "guilty unless proven otherwise". Not that the trial did actually tried to prove innocence...
You realize that was a parody on communism, right? Star Trek, despite it's lefty convictions, is not communist. People just like to cling to a plot line that Leonard Nimoy wrote in the 4th movie ('cause it is a fan-favorite movie), but it's non-canon (at least, as we interpreted it: i think they meant "phyiscal cash" not "money") as demonstrated by characters prior to this (the original series) remark and after this (TNG) remark (irl time) demonstrating property rights. I belive the affiliations were "humanist." While not christians, they have had very pro-Christian episodes. Mind you, i don't know what happened with this new timeline, as i don't like canon shifts like this. They tend to be very pro-freedom and anti-authoritarianism.
I've found out that some blizzard staff were butthurt over the streamer ass mongo because he was moving into the final fantasy MMO and were whipping up toxic people to try and get him falsely banned in that game.
Blizzard Just LOST IT! Lead Manager Insults Asmongold & Promotes Harassers in FFXIV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCKDV6zIoNw
This is funny, given this lolsuit.