Back when I put this current theme up around September of 2015, I started a new category system (more like it was forced on me due to the theme setup, but I digress). Before that, “tags” made up the primary way you could search through common threads on this site. I still use tags fairly religiously, but now every post on this site has been categorized according to subject matter. Some of the categories are rather broad. For instance, anything having to with Hollywood goes into the Media Madness category, right along with critiques of the mainstream media. SJW Insanity is fairly big as well, but I think you guys can manage.
At least I hope you can, because it will be a long while before I sort through 3,000 posts again in order to refine the classifications.
I spent an hour sorting "uncategorized" posts on my site.
I think it's safe to say I've written more about GamerGate than any1 alive lol.
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) March 28, 2017
(That was after one hour in. It took another two before I was done.)
One thing I can safely say is that I’ve written more about GamerGate than anyone on earth, at least professionally. A sperg or two on Reddit may have me beat, but even then, I seriously doubt it. I don’t really write about GamerGate anymore, although I will use the tag here on the site occasionally if I feel the subject matter is in that spirit. I would go into a long rant about why I don’t feel it’s relevant to engage with KotakuInAction and the GamerGate hashtag, but I can cut all that short and just tell you that I’ve outgrown having to rely on those places.
I simply do not need the hassle associated with all the haters and losers in those places, as Donald Trump would say (although there’s still some cool people there as well). Also, the topic list is much more varied than it used to be. Back in the day, this place was dedicated to covering GamerGate almost exclusively. Thankfully, that is no longer the case.
That’s not to say I’m ashamed of the work I did on that project. Quite the contrary! I’m actually fairly proud of most of it. In fact, I think TheRalphRetort.com is home to the absolute best archive of the cause’s heyday. I just had a fun trip down memory lane while I sorted out the categories. I think many of you would as well.
If you’re interested in checking out the best days of GamerGate, from the beginning, I suggest you start here.
And now, I will actually get to write something rather than engage in housekeeping. Enjoy the archives!