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Responding to Someone Calling Child's Play a "First World Problem"

amadaeusamadaeus Registered User new member
edited May 2012 in Social Entropy++
So I'm holding an "event" for Child's Play, and went to Reddit to do some publicizing. The one and only comment so far is a discouraging one:
http://www.reddit.com/r/ottawa/comments/tmpsc/im_running_for_desert_bus/

I feel like I have to respond to this, because there are convincing arguments to be made about how games can benefit the psyche of both parents and patients, but am I just feeding the trolls? Thoughts?

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    Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    reddit is like if a sinkhole somehow had halitosis

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    I'm An Elk; Shoot MeI'm An Elk; Shoot Me It's Fiddler Crab Season! Registered User regular
    edited May 2012
    He's not a troll. He's an asshole.

    Seriously, he thinks the facilities for a hospital are good enough so... what, don't donate to a charity that raises money for DOZENS of hospitals?

    What a tool.

    Seriously the best thing people could do is upvote your link i guess. I did.

    Edit: also yeah I'm sorry but I sort of had to point out that guy was an asshole.

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Reddit is the pimple on the Internet's ass

    It doesn't contribute anything good, and whenever it's noticeable, it's irritating and you just want to pop it

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    amadaeusamadaeus Registered User new member
    Thanks for the validation, not that I need any convincing that Child's Play does awesome things for... well... children.

    The question is if I should respond to something toxic like this... and how.

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I would say leave another forum's issues at that forum.

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    KalTorakKalTorak One way or another, they all end up in the Undercity.Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    reddit is like if a sinkhole somehow had halitosis

    yyyup

    plus looks like someone else already answered it.

    The "first world problems" complaint can be applied to pretty much any charity that affects...well, first world countries, and is a total fallacy. Even Gabe and Tycho in the first few years of Child's Play felt they had to address some douchebag who said the equivalent of "if your charity can't solve every problem in the world then why bother trying to solve one problem?!" Douches gonna douche, reddit has a lot of them.

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Like, I'd make an account to tell that guy he's a prick

    But 1) it's not worth the effort I'd probably have to put in to make an account and 2) a thousand other people would probably yell at us and say that we're the idiots

    Ignoring/Avoiding Reddit is really the best course of action. You could have found better places on the internet to spread awareness than Reddit.

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    Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    I would say leave another forum's issues at that forum.

    oh yeah this too

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    The Geek wrote: »
    I would say leave another forum's issues at that forum.

    This is what I tried to explain at the end of my last post

    This is basically the best advice you could be given

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    Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    like I don't go to reddit because it's full of slime

    please don't scoop up a handful and shove it through my mailslot

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    Isn't reddit a place where people go for the 4chan experience without having to 'shame' themselves by going to actual 4chan?

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    something being a first world thing doesn't necessarily diminish it's radness

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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    Reddit is the lowest common denominator of the internet, and I'm saying that as someone who occasionally goes to Reddit.

    It's not like the Detroit of the internet...that's 9gag. It's close though. It's like the Newark of the internet...maybe like the entire state of Mississippi of the internet.

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    i convinced my friend to google "mlp clop" and he went into a subreddit for clopping and it was hundreds of pictures of this one guy who apparently travels the country raping horses or something, because how can anyone find that many different horses to fuck?

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    HunterHunter Chemist with a heart of Au Registered User regular
    There's a sub-reddit called r/beatwomen that is clearly a troll attempt, and people keep flocking to it to feed the trolls. It's worse than the nazi one.

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    I'm pretty sure a sick kid getting an Xbox 360 would be motherfucking psyched no matter which world he's from

    in fact, possibly even more if he lives in Uganda or something.

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    FandyienFandyien But Otto, what about us? Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure a sick kid getting an Xbox 360 would be motherfucking psyched no matter which world he's from

    in fact, possibly even more if he lives in Uganda or something.

    yeah i bet the average ugandan child would be pumped to get an xbox 360

    that totally makes sense

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    Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    I'm pretty sure a sick kid getting an Xbox 360 would be motherfucking psyched no matter which world he's from

    in fact, possibly even more if he lives in Uganda or something.

    "oh boy this is great; I can't wait until I have the infrastructure in place to get electricity"

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    Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    "also, I'm fucking starving to death"

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Well assuming there's the facilities to play it

    I don't know, maybe the culture gap is too large for the kid to be able to enjoy it. My point was more that bringing entertainment to sick kids is a net positive no matter which way you cut it.

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    When I lived in Tanzania I left behind my PS2 with a fat stack of games. Those kids went wild for it. They loved Soul Calibur and the ATV racing games.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    Well as cool as it would be to send toys and games to people in less developed countries, some of those places have a varying lacking amount of law and order, and that shit could just as easily get stolen. Or never arrive at its destination.

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    Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    pretty sure most kids would prefer 200 dollars of food and medicine

    sick kids in america have access to that a lot more on average, especially the ones already in hospitals

    so yeah, child's play is absolutely a first world problem in that sense

    the aim is noble and good is achieved but it is impossible to deny that child's play solves a problem that is, objectively, less serious than those which exist in less-developed countries

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    argh

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Sick kids being unhappy is not a first world problem. That is what I meant.

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    pretty sure most kids would prefer 200 dollars of food and medicine

    sick kids in america have access to that a lot more on average, especially the ones already in hospitals

    so yeah, child's play is absolutely a first world problem in that sense

    the aim is noble and good is achieved but it is impossible to deny that child's play solves a problem that is, objectively, less serious than those which exist in less-developed countries

    What if they have a giant box

    Inside the box is a tiny 360

    and the rest of the box is filled with food, candy, and pills

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    I Win SwordfightsI Win Swordfights all the traits of greatness starlight at my feetRegistered User regular
    listen

    i'm pretty sure those kids have some kind of straps to pull themselves up by

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Skull Man wrote: »
    pretty sure most kids would prefer 200 dollars of food and medicine

    sick kids in america have access to that a lot more on average, especially the ones already in hospitals

    so yeah, child's play is absolutely a first world problem in that sense

    the aim is noble and good is achieved but it is impossible to deny that child's play solves a problem that is, objectively, less serious than those which exist in less-developed countries

    Send them a copy of Dr. Mario

    BLM - ACAB
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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    listen

    i'm pretty sure those kids have some kind of straps to pull themselves up by

    Don't see too many boots in those National Geographic documentaries.

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    ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    Hunter wrote: »
    There's a sub-reddit called r/beatwomen that is clearly a troll attempt, and people keep flocking to it to feed the trolls. It's worse than the nazi one.
    I bet that is less a troll attempt and more horrible people finding a place where they can go be horrible people

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    My charity has a bigger dick than your charity

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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    amadaeus wrote: »
    Thanks for the validation, not that I need any convincing that Child's Play does awesome things for... well... children.

    The question is if I should respond to something toxic like this... and how.

    just delete your account
    Artreus wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    There's a sub-reddit called r/beatwomen that is clearly a troll attempt, and people keep flocking to it to feed the trolls. It's worse than the nazi one.
    I bet that is less a troll attempt and more horrible people finding a place where they can go be horrible people

    this right here

    the only good subreddit is ShitREdditSays

    and even then you go crazy reading the shit reddit says

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Artreus wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    There's a sub-reddit called r/beatwomen that is clearly a troll attempt, and people keep flocking to it to feed the trolls. It's worse than the nazi one.
    I bet that is less a troll attempt and more horrible people finding a place where they can go be horrible people

    Wasn't there a thing about how they closed r/jailbait or something

    and people raised a huge stink over it

    and that was disgusting

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    godmodegodmode Southeast JapanRegistered User regular
    Best thing I heard at one of the PAX East Q&As was Mike and Jerry's announcement that they're going to be providing for women's shelters too.
    What I'm sayin is, people complaining about a charity need to shut the fuck up and find something better to do with their time.

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    FyndirFyndir Registered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Artreus wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    There's a sub-reddit called r/beatwomen that is clearly a troll attempt, and people keep flocking to it to feed the trolls. It's worse than the nazi one.
    I bet that is less a troll attempt and more horrible people finding a place where they can go be horrible people

    Wasn't there a thing about how they closed r/jailbait or something

    and people raised a huge stink over it

    and that was disgusting

    I think some people raised a stink because it had taken so long for Reddit to decide to do that, others raised a stink on a general "FREEDOM OF SPEEEEECH", and some raised a stink because they were disgusting people.

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    SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    I'm starting a charity

    the charity is to offer bonings to women in need

    ladies

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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    SimBen wrote: »
    Artreus wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    There's a sub-reddit called r/beatwomen that is clearly a troll attempt, and people keep flocking to it to feed the trolls. It's worse than the nazi one.
    I bet that is less a troll attempt and more horrible people finding a place where they can go be horrible people

    Wasn't there a thing about how they closed r/jailbait or something

    and people raised a huge stink over it

    and that was disgusting

    ho ho ho let me tell you a tale about this

    llllast fall? fall before? a goon sent a thing to AC360 saying "hey look at this weird shit that reddit allows", highlighting r/jailbait specifically

    reddit goes "uh oh bad publicity shut it down" and it gets shut down and people throw a fit about FREE SPEECH because apparently rubbing out to literal kids is protected

    fast forward a few months and a hojillion replacements have sprung up

    goons decide to put together a thing to post all over the internet showing how reddit does nothing to shut down pedos being pedos and defending it, doesn't care about people's stolen pics being posted on r/jailbaits, doesn't care that these subs exist, etc

    two days later? no more jailbait subs. period.

    shitheads still think it's just SA being mad about not being relevant

    no you fucks we were mad about you jerking off to kids

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    Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    godmode wrote: »
    Best thing I heard at one of the PAX East Q&As was Mike and Jerry's announcement that they're going to be providing for women's shelters too.
    What I'm sayin is, people complaining about a charity need to shut the fuck up and find something better to do with their time.

    what about this one


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    ButtlordButtlord Fornicus Lord of Bondage and PainRegistered User regular
    Fyndir wrote: »
    SimBen wrote: »
    Artreus wrote: »
    Hunter wrote: »
    There's a sub-reddit called r/beatwomen that is clearly a troll attempt, and people keep flocking to it to feed the trolls. It's worse than the nazi one.
    I bet that is less a troll attempt and more horrible people finding a place where they can go be horrible people

    Wasn't there a thing about how they closed r/jailbait or something

    and people raised a huge stink over it

    and that was disgusting

    I think some people raised a stink because it had taken so long for Reddit to decide to do that, others raised a stink on a general "FREEDOM OF SPEEEEECH", and some raised a stink because they were disgusting people.

    yeah we're talking specifically the second and third categoires because they were objectively in the wrong

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    Sweeney TomSweeney Tom Registered User regular
    I hear r/beatwomen

    and then I think of the time I got on Twitter during the Grammys

    and Chris Brown won an award

    and there were a few thousand, at least, tweets from women

    tweeting about how they'd let Chris Brown beat them

    and when that happened live and I witnessed it I just lost all faith in humanity

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