The Mighty Buzzard writes:
So, last night the SJW types over at the Hugo awards decided they'd rather burn the whole thing to the ground than give out an award based on what the readers like instead of social justice reasons:
The members of the World Science Fiction Society rejected the slate of finalists in five categories, giving No Award in Best Novella, Short Story, Related Work, Editor Short Form, and Editor Long Form. This equals the total number of times that WSFS members have presented No Award in the entire history of the Hugo Awards, most recently in 1977.
Here are a few of the people on the #SadPuppies slate that should be quite surprised to learn that they were denied a chance at an award for being white males when they wake up this morning: Rajnar Vajra, Larry Correia, Annie Bellet, Kary English, Toni Weisskopf, Ann Sowards, Megan Gray, Sheila Gilbert, Jennifer Brozek, Cedar Sanderson, and Amanda Green.
takyon: Here are in-depth explanations of the Hugo Awards controversy.
Previously: "Rightwing lobby has 'broken' Hugo awards" Says George R.R. Martin (240 comments)
So 5 of 17 categories had no overall winner. Big deal, the rest of the winners seem to contain a majority of white males.
Unless Mighty Buzzard's attempts to bias this site with his horseshit stories are curtailed, it's just lost a submitter.
Sorry, we don't do censorship around here. If that's a problem, there's the metaphorical door; don't let it hit you in the ass on the way out.
I didn't ask for censorship, I asked for the basic minimum expectations of journalistic integrity to be upheld. I can't believe your one-sided rant got through the editorial process and was posted as a "news story", and I wasn't talking to you. I couldn't give a shit what you think, but it bugs the hell out of me that you abuse a platform like this to spread your venomous bollocks.
"Au Revoir, Soylentnews"
Are you quitting SN over this?
See: https://soylentnews.org/comments.pl?sid=9150&cid=226888 [soylentnews.org] for my take
You turned SN into a GamerGate propaganda outlet because you were too stupid to see the submission was... screw it, just read my journal and hang your head in shame, you pathetic excuse for an editor.
I didn't do those things and you are being inflammatory and unfair. My response is on your journal [soylentnews.org].
Your submission is biased. I do not find myself to be a fan or your work. Maybe your good at running the site, but frankly I don't find your submissions to be thought provoking, or intelligent. It seems like you just want to stir the pot, and validate your own personal opinions in the comments.
Personally I would appreciate it if you kept your biases to yourself, no matter how good you are at coding the site.
Yeah, that's more or less fair except for one bit. I don't run the site, I just code it and might bounce the web front end if nobody else is around and it needs it. NCommander and paulej72 are our primary admins. The artist formerly known as juggs, mrcoolbp, and NCommander do the decision-making on Vision things.
I stopped submitting (and cut way back on posting, and reading) here mainly because of shitposts like this from Mighty Buzzard, though this is a particularly egregious example. There were plenty of ways to present this neutrally, but he really has zero interest in focusing on *information* and letting the viewpoints and politics hash themselves out in the comments, the way it should be done. Instead, he keeps trying to make Soylent a platform for his views, which isn't how a site like this should work.
Please, submit more!
I'll try to motivate myself to seek out strange new sources and new viewpoints even when the queue isn't drying up! To boldly go where no one has gone before! (Well, except the theoretical TFA I'll find, but you get my gist.)
Sure, we've got The Mighty Buzzard (whom as I understand, regardless of his/her viewpoint, we owe a lot to, not that it would matter in an ideal arena of ideas, just acknowledging that I could have helped out in the beginning but I didn't), and we've got Runaway and Aristarchus eternally battling it out. Soylentnews is people! People will disagree. I don't believe silence is an acceptable answer, not at least on this site.
I hope you do submit and use different sources. So much of the "mainstream" tech news is an echo chamber of re-chewed press releases. Some days it's quite hard to find enough grist for the mill here. Many yearn for more substance and so do I.