Here ye, here ye!! On conclusion of the current moderator election, I will be stepping down as moderator. This is not a decision I made lightly, but the number of death threats emailed to me by those wonderful Gamergate-involved, hot-pocket consuming, socially-challenged jackasses has brought pause and reflection upon myself and my punkhouse. I have zero interest in video games (note: I found RW in 2008 when I was living homeless in a park across the street from my college). Furthermore, while it is now clear to me that Ryulong's assessment of Gamergators was subtle and rose-colored compared to mine, I don't care enough about Gators to fight them and continue to want to put minimal skin in the GG game. As such, while it violates 100% my old-guard inclinations of social libertarianism on RationalWiki, I place my faith and endorsement behind any moderator candidate seeking either to mothball and erase that section of RW ir, contrapositively, behind any moderator candidate opposing turning RW into another playground for pro-GGers.
As for me? I will continue to support RW by all means as a part of the rationalist movement. But I cannot put a stake in what the would-be doxxers find out or know about me enough to want to continue on RW in the current persona. It's not that RW means that little to me but, rather, that I mean that little to the overall cause of rationalisn itself.