The hashtag #Gamergate, which has taken over social media over the past several weeks, has been used to describe many of the online controversies surrounding games and video games journalism.
The movement has targeted video game journalists, video game developers, video games developers, game publishers, and video game retailers.
The hashtag has become a rallying cry for many people to lash out against what they see as a conflict between video game journalism and the entertainment industry.
It has also been used as a tool to attack people who do not support the movement, which critics say is trying to silence critics of gaming journalism.
Here’s how to avoid becoming the next #GamerGator.1.
Keep it to yourself.
This is important, but not necessary.
“We have a hashtag, and it’s not a big deal to be using it to talk about this,” said Anita Sarkeesian, a prominent feminist video game developer and author.
If you are upset about a hashtag or an issue, Sarkeesy said, it’s best to simply “keep it to yourselves.”
If it does come up, however, it is a good idea to keep a professional distance.
“If you get into a Twitter feud, or a Facebook rant, don’t use it as an excuse to go on the internet and get into all sorts of crazy arguments,” Sarkeesyan said.
Stay away from people with ties to the video game industry.
There are no laws against associating with video game companies, but if you have a past history of bad behavior, it could lead to negative repercussions.
Be wary of people who have worked with developers and publishers who are known for their controversial comments.
Don’t use a hashtag in a way that is not supportive of the movement.
“Do not use it to attack anybody,” Sarakides said.
“Don’t be a dick about it.
If you’re on a social media platform, it might be okay.
But don’t be one of those people who uses a hashtag to attack anyone, especially a person with a past.”
Don ‘t start a #Gamergater hashtag, because it can backfire.
When the #gamergate hashtag was started, some people said it was a “war” against games journalism and “gamers” who had been “bullied” by the media.
But a few people have since become part of the hashtag.
In June, a young developer named Brianna Wu, an outspoken critic of Gamergate, used the hashtag to announce that she had quit her job at Giant Spacekat.
At the time, Wu said she was going to do the same.
She was eventually fired from Giant Spacekits game development studio, Giant Bomb, after it was revealed that she was making anti-Semitic tweets.
She later clarified that she did not believe in anti-Semitism.
Be careful not to go off on the Internet in general.
If you’re trying to discuss a hashtag with a friend, make sure you are not going off-topic, said Sarkeesya.
Don’t start a hashtag.
“I would suggest that you don’t get into this hashtag and not discuss any issues that you may have with the industry,” Sarzys said.
Instead, talk about what you love about video games.
Don’ t go off-script with a hashtag on Twitter.
People have also criticized Twitter for using a hashtag that can back fire.
Twitter has come under fire for using the hashtag “#Gamergate,” which critics said was a way to push back against the movement and shut down discussion.
Twitter has been criticized for using #Gamer gator, which is short for #Gamer Gate, in response to a number of high-profile online harassment incidents.
Don t try to be a gamer.
Sarkeesian said she would prefer not to be one.
I think we have an idea of what the gamer culture is supposed to be, she said.
We are supposed to like our own video games and be like, “That’s cool, that’s cool,” she said, adding that this isn’t about “anti-gamers.”
Instead, she believes it’s about “people who are like, ‘I don’t care what happens to this game because it’s mine.'”
“The game industry is about making a living and making a difference in this world,” Sarzynski said.
She added that while there are people who enjoy video games, “I don t think there’s a way we can all be all gamers.”
Don t make fun of Gamergate critics on social media.
The hashtag #gamergator, created by Wu and other video game critics, has gotten the support of gamers, but some people have responded to it negatively.
A number of people have mocked and ridiculed Wu, who also goes by Brianna, in the past.
Wu told Mashable that she thinks the criticism