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- @Michaeldsuarez: Responding to your e-mail publicly for the benefit of anyone wondering, yes the account on RationalWiki that recently edited their "Timeline of GamerGate" article is mine. Since the page claimed I was banned from the English Wikipedia for "GamerGate-related" off-site harassment, I felt I needed to set the matter straight since GamerGate has been given a reputation for a certain type of harassment even if I think that reputation is undeserved. Granted, the Arbitration Committee has still said nothing to me about what actually prompted the ban, but based on their public comments to other users and the change made to the ban announcement, I have every reason to believe it has nothing to do with GamerGate at all and instead concerns the report I sent them on December 21st. Due to ArbCom's original vague announcement several sites have stated the harassment claims were GamerGate-related, including a not-so-nice news article in some small-time outlet. I am not sure why a site that seems to pride itself on being "rational" would so relentlessly reject a person's efforts to correct false claims made against them, but it is not as if I ever took their name too seriously.--The Devil's Advocate (talk) 22:21, 1 February 2016 (UTC)
- Thanks for response, and sorry for my late response. I don't sign into Commons that often anymore. As for RationalWiki, see en:Political_myth. People, especially ideologues, have their own visions of how events played out and who the victims, villains, and heroes are. Myths are more powerful than facts in the minds of people; thus, reality is replaced by myth in their minds. Humorously, that enwiki article doesn't mention Georges Sorel, the guy who first theorized about the power of myth in the minds of people. --Michaeldsuarez (talk) 13:59, 5 February 2016 (UTC)