These types of enviroments are poisen to the soul if certain things aren't realised, so I can't blame ya for moving.
I'm not good at these kinds of things, so I'll just lay it down; I will no longer be using the forums, nor will I be making any more blog posts. I see this site going full speed in a direction I'm not comfortable with. The feeling seems mutual though, so this wasn't a tough decision for me to make. After the drastic rule change that happened, it was inevitable; it's more about insulting/trolling than it is about discussion (especially threads about morality/philosophy/religion, which were my favorite). It gets pretty dreary to be accused of supporting things like domestic abuse or other forms of violence day after day, but this kind of bigotry is deemed acceptable here.
I don't see the rules changing because they've already brought back tons of previously banned users. I don't want to see them get re-banned (because that's what would happen if the rules were changed back). I have started making blog posts on livejournal.com and I intend to be active on the forums of ummah.com, under the name 'drac16'. I'll still use this site for reviews though, so if for whatever reason you want to PM me, I'll probably see it relatively soon and will get back to you, inshAllah.
Sad to see you go, but I fully understand and respect your decision. This place have become a hellhole that I feel worse every time I indulge myself in it by becoming as vain as those trolls. I have messaged you and I hope you will hear from me.
It is far easier to take insult from comments than to think critically about what's being said. If you pin your flag to a mast that is tainted, then disengagement is far more comfortable than justification. You know there are places within Gamespot where discussions about morality, religion and philosophy can take place freely and without too much direct insult: You've even been there yourself many times before your conversion. Good luck with your disengagement and I hope it clears up your obvious dissonance for you. You'll be sure to find more people there that don't disagree with you, but I wonder at how re-enforcing, rather than testing your beliefs will suit you.
i get what your saying gamespot annoys me myself but ive made more decent friends and put my profile on private because of trolls so i guess ive been dealing alright...Sucks so know youll be gone i actually really enjoyed most of your blogs. Well, i wish you well in whatever your next venture may be :P dont forget beneath all that hate that may be on here there is some good as well :o
hope everything goes well with your decision! i really enjoyed your blog posts and i'll miss seeing them.
Gamespot is veering in a direction that isn't what many of us signed on for, but my theory is to do my own thing on my blog and keep moving. Participating in the community is meaningless to me now.