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I wonder what is the point of caring? If I was a founder a multi-billion exit under the radar sounds like a dream come true.

Celebrating success as the author puts it is merely a symptom of meritocracy and individual responsibility. Of course, it comes with its own issues (less of a social safety net and income disparity).

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There is an intro chapter and lots of content in the links referenced in the article, not to mention the slide (posted here and elsewhere).

You will be able to buy it once it arrives in April (you can add your email to the list for updates).

http://www.slideshare.net/yongfook/growth-hacking-101-your-f...

http://www.growthhackinghandbook.com/intro_chapter.html

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Is there any reason why you can't hand over hnsearch.com?

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flocial 117 days ago | link | parent | on: Gamers

I think the crux of it is despite being a gamer, the author wants to distance himself while criticizing said "gamers" from his high horse. Also, the author admits to avoiding multiplayer so it's mostly his opinion on secondhand information from female gamers (selected from a pool of the most offensive stuff).

Not saying that etiquette isn't an issue but this article doesn't really advance the cause. However, the way you call out the behavior and setting an example is really the only viable solution.

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flocial 117 days ago | link | parent | on: Gamers

One perspective is that this "real gaming" is like a sport with the physical component completely removed and the players completely segregated. There's zero stress to your cardiovascular system and zero possibility of physical injury due to contact. In other words you're free to run your mouth while enjoying the hormonal surges of high competition in an anonymous setting. I don't think that makes a trash talker a maladjusted social misfit though.

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flocial 117 days ago | link | parent | on: Gamers

I agree that the "gamers" as defined by the author are a rowdy bunch (for lack of a better term) but I have a hard time understanding the author's motive. Is the article trying to bring a feminist perspective to gaming?

While it would be nice if we could all be respectful of race and gender while shooting at the pixel versions of each other, what problem does it solve? Do we want more female gamers? Is this behavior of immature people anonymously venting or raging harmful to society or to the individual's development?

Games are really one of the few outlets for aggressive behavior in the modern world with zero risk of physical harm. It satisfies competitive urges and requires a variety of mental and physical coordination skills (that may or may not be domain specific). Even if you cleaned up the language used there's always going to be trash talk and new "leet speak" or euphemisms to get around censorship.

It just reads like a half-baked article that lobs a blanket insult at male gamers without any real substance.

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flocial 117 days ago | link | parent | on: Gamers

I think the majority of the trash talking happens with anonymously matched competitions where voice chat is enabled.

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flocial 117 days ago | link | parent | on: Gamers

Of which the article linked is a shining example of evidence-backed reasoning.

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flocial 117 days ago | link | parent | on: Gamers

As an opinion piece I think it does more of a disservice than anything not just with the blanket statements but the author basically does the very thing he's criticizing only in more civilized language, essentially calling "gamers" (of which he conveniently disassociates himself from) a bunch of socially-stunted basement dwellers.

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But in the spirit of hackers what's America without attracting the best and brightest of the world? Eventually it will eat away at the talent pool that feeds silicone valley.

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