We all remember the whole mess when MudnameMad wanted to create a council of leaders of GamerGate and the backlash that happened after. It was a common agreement that we were leaderless and that we don’t need any council. Everyone would keep an eye on Matt’s behavior and people got concerned when the “Agents of balance” thing popped up.
We were all glad it didn’t happen, because one of the strength of GamerGate is to be leaderless.
But what if there actually was a council?
What if I told you that they took control of GamerGate, bit after bit, by either taking control of media of communication, either replacing them.
What if they pushed people out of GamerGate, by silencing them, smearing them, false-flagging?
What if they purposely made some of GamerGate’s operations fail?
What if they tried to kill #NotYourShield?
Sadly, it’s all true.
Who are they? What did they do? Is it too late?
the GamerGate Illuminati is a joke… Is it?
Yes, definitively, it’s a joke.
Being labelled as a joke is a nice way to dismiss suspicion. If it’s an inside joke, anybody who would bring up concerns would be a tinfoil conspiracy paranoid. They can blatantly display their symbol of allegiance, since it’s just a joke.
Even you, right now, would think I went full tinfoil. Bear with me for a moment, because what I’m about to reveal will blow your mind.
Thidran, “That egg. You know, the one who’d always do his best to shit on ideas.” (https://archive.today/nk3dU), is in charge of various things in GamerGate.
He’s been in charge of the #burgersandfries IRC channel since late october.
He is also a board volunteer (moderator) for the /gamergate/ board (and back then /gg/) of 8chan.co (now 8ch.net).
You can also see him talking on a few streams made by Zan Denkl.
He is also a part of many, many skype groups.
He is also closely related to someone else well known on IRC and 8chan:
Drybones is also someone who has his hands on many things in the small community that is Gamergate.
He’s on IRC, he’s listed as a contact on the 8chan board and in charge of 8archive.moe, the 8chan archive.
He also launched gamergate.me and gitgud.net
Control of the GamerGate media
As I said earlier, they either took control of medias, either replaced them, either smeared them.
Let’s make a quick recap.
IRC channel #burgersandfries: under control by Thidran
8chan.co/gamergate: under control by TheBladeee, Drybones and Thidran
Gitgud repository: under control by Drybones
gamergate.me: under control by Drybones, Moltar and Daggot
#solution6: Drybones took control of it a day after it was created
When they couldn’t take control of something, they tried to replace it.
reddit/r/KotakuInAction: @Drybones5 “So what about hosting our own reddit site?” (https://archive.today/RGv1v)
Twitter: @Drybones5 “That would be a good gamer replacement for twitter.” (https://archive.today/5e7aw)
TheRalphRetort.com: “The only site of mine that “competes” with ralph’s was http://gamergate.giz.moe” (https://archive.today/0f1a1)
Here’s the only archive I could find of the website: https://archive.today/eoKpZ – for someone who archives 8chan, it’s weird that he erased and hid his own blog.
What they couldn’t replace, they smear it.
Many people, ideas and operations were shut down, I’ll come back on it after the timeline.
Here’s the timeline of events.
IRC: #burgersandfries created: 18 august
IRC: thidran gets IRCOP (@) on #burgersandfries: 23 august
8CHAN: 8archive.moe: 20 september
Drybones sites: gitgud.net: 6 october
Drybones sites: gamergate.me: 23 october (registered 19 october)
Drybones sites: gamergate.fm: (registered 19 october)
8CHAN: /gamergate/ board creation: 27 october
IRC: thidran gets protected (%, above OP rank) on #burgersandfries: 29 october
8CHAN: Control of /gg/ board taken from Niko: 1 november
Rogue temporarily leaving gamergate because of “twitter triangle drama”: 3 november
King of Pol / Nick denton thing: 4 november
Drybones sites: vidya.wiki: 8 november
Basedgamer indiegogo: 13 november
#solution6 by Synthovine: 15 november
Drybones sites: seeleops.org: 16 november (registered 10 november)
Drybones sites: solution6.org: 16 november
Rebuild initiative: 16 november
Drybones sites: Vidya.fm: 17 november (registered 27 october)
Drybones sites: Startbutton.net: 18 november (registered 16 november)
8CHAN: Control of /gg/ board given back to Niko: 1 december
8CHAN: /gamergate/ board exodus: 2 december
What they couldn’t replace, they smear it.
In the recent days, since Drybones heard about Ralph potentially writing about him, Ralph has been under DDoS multiple times, and each time Drybones was aggressive with him, trolling him on twitter. You just have to see their respective timelines to see that it happened multiple times.
They smeared multiple people to kick them out of GamerGate, including RogueStar, InternetAristocrat, KingofPol, NikoofDeath, ForceSargeras, among many others.
See below, the list of what they’ve done.
Independence of thought?
You might say that it’s a “good thing” because some of these people are known as unstable or having a negative influence on GamerGate.
Let me ask you this question: Are you sure that these people went suddenly crazy on their own? Are you sure that you weren’t influenced into smearing them?
Nudging is about the self-conscious design of choice architecture. Put a certain choice architecture together with a certain heuristic and you will get a certain outcome. That’s the basic equation. So, if you want a person to reach a desirable outcome and you can’t change the heuristic she’s following, then you have to meddle with the choice architecture, setting up one that when matched with the given heuristic delivers the desirable outcome. That’s what we do when we nudge.
Basically, it’s a book to manipulate crowds by using various influence techniques.
A non-exhaustive list of what they’ve done
Media & Crowd control
As I stated before, Thidran uses a book called “Nudge”. Since these guys do have control of IRC, 8chan/gamergate/ board and enough people to upvote/downvote something on reddit, they can control the information.
I have testimonies that they tried to co-opt #NotYourShield by using its influential people for their own agenda. those people didn’t agree with it, so they started smearing and attacking them.
About /gg/ and /gamergate/
The /gamergate/ board was created 3 days before they took control of the /gg/ board.
When HotWheels gave back the /gg/ board to Niko, /gamergate/ had only 53 posts.
They did influence everyone into migrating to /gamergate/, a board that was prepared prior the mutiny of /gg/.
I don’t know what role played everyone in this, but it is highly shady.
#NotYourShield & RebuildInitiative
Speaking of which, here are a few quotes of the following conversation:
“Okay, just got back from the secret cabal. GG is a good, but NYS isn’t really relevant to #RI”
“To be fair, NYS is used to fight the deflections anti-GGs and SJWs bring up.”
“You have to realize, war changes. Locations change, the rational and objectives. When we were fighting the onslaught from third wave feminists, we needed NYS for that. We’re entering a new phase of the battle now.”
“we stand by the fact that things like NYS is something that has specific uses for specific things.”
Basically, they used #NotYourShield… as a shield against SJW and 3rd wave feminists.
Author’s note: Minorities aren’t shields, they’re gamers, like me, like us.
You, the “secret cabal” are a bunch of fucking racists.
Abusing their IRC powers to silence voices against startbutton
[11:02:46] haegarr [email@example.com] a mis le mode +b *!jmerlin*@*
[11:02:48] <@Araf> >shitspam links
[11:03:00] <@haegarr> jmerlin: you still want to talk about startbutton?
[11:03:46] Araf [~Neirdan@muh.vhost] a mis le mode -b *!jmerlin*@*
[11:03:51] <@Araf> What the fuck nigga.
[11:04:22] <@haegarr> Araf: he was warned
[11:04:26] <@haegarr> many times
[11:04:29] <@Araf> It’s not #startbutton
[11:04:41] <@Araf> It’s #burgersandfries
[11:04:47] <@haegarr> and he is trolling
[11:04:51] <@Araf> So what?
[11:05:06] <@Araf> I thought this was the general public room
[11:05:07] <@haegarr> he was told to stop it, he isnt
[11:05:27] <@haegarr> next time, its a ban as he was told would happen
[11:06:35] <&Thidran> Alright, fuck this.
[11:06:39] Thidran [~WinNT@fuck.the.police] a mis le mode de salon +m
[11:06:51] <&Thidran> I’m going to put it this way. There has been rampant amounts of sliding and other bullshit going on in recent weeks.
[11:07:04] <&Thidran> I’ve politely said that there is already an offtopic room beforehand.
[11:07:12] <&Thidran> Where if you just wanna focus on shitposting, you can do that there.
[11:07:43] <&Thidran> burgersandfries is about quinnspiracy/gamergate related stuff primarily, and whenever it gets to the point that bullshit ends up overtaking legitimate discussion, I get pretty fucking tired of it.
[11:08:01] <&Thidran> I don’t care if he hates startbutton, but I would like him to offer constructive input.
[11:08:21] <&Thidran> If all he’s got is “it’s never going to happen” or “it’s shit”, I’m getting tired of it. It’s not just him though, but quite a few of you in here.
[11:08:39] Thidran [~WinNT@fuck.the.police] a mis le mode de salon -m
They spied or took control of skype groups
Thidran has a thing for being, as he calls himself, the “silent observer“.
He invested many skype groups to gather information. But you will see many names repeat themselves among those groups.
Rebuild initiative is basically ridden by them
Geeks for ethics
For the future
They tried to drag Hotwheels in their bullshit, but he didn’t do it.
They did multiple character assassinations
As I said before, they went after numerous people: RogueStar, InternetAristocrat, KingofPol, NikoofDeath, ForceSargeras, TheRalphRetort, EbolaChan…
Author’s note about streamers in general
IA and KoP were big streamers. They could gather respectively over 6000 and over 3000 people watching them live. Yet, once they disappeared, any stream could barely reach 100 viewers. They did kill streamers because they were too big, too influential and not under control.
They couldn’t go after him directly, so they went after Jayd.
IA saw what happened to his friends, and this is the reason why he went out of GamerGate.They made one of our most precious ally, probably the wittiest person, leave because of their bullshit.
Author’s note: I know what you think. KoP is unstable yadda yadda, but they actively participated to his downfall.
The reason? KingofPol made fun of Thidran’s face in his very fist stream on hitbox.
Despite claiming to be a calm and collected person, Thidran is a raging basement dweller neckbeard turbonerd.
thidran texted Liz.
Told her that “something had to be done” about kop.
[08:08:27] Paranoia: Yea, the shit they’ve done is far beyond that.
[08:08:49] Paranoia: Every time I look at the e celeb thread now I wonder how many of those posts are coming from thidrans clique
[08:09:14] Paranoia: I know for a fact that is why thidran claims he “took down kop” – he consolidated all of the e celeb talk into one thread on gg through blade
[08:09:31] Paranoia: and then they ran a smear campaign on him – the thing is they had lots of help as they werent the only ones doing it
[08:09:43] Paranoia: During early kop stuff
[08:09:47] Paranoia: thidran texted Liz.
[08:09:57] Paranoia: Told her that “something had to be done” about kop.
He didn’t even fucking decide that was the case until his little clique had already gotten /gg/ from niko
[03/01/2015 08:30:37] Paranoia: Thidran, lol
[03/01/2015 08:31:01] Paranoia: I remember when Thidran decided that he would “take kop down”
[03/01/2015 08:31:05] Paranoia: he messaged Liz with that shit
[03/01/2015 08:31:21] Paranoia: I had already been in full swing by then and he was already imploding
[03/01/2015 08:31:29] Paranoia: He’s just taking credit for shit he didn’t do.
[03/01/2015 08:32:37] Paranoia: He didn’t even fucking decide that was the case until his little clique had already gotten /gg/ from niko
As you can see in the timeline, the fake Nick Denton email appeared no more than 3 days after they took control of /gg/ in november.
Here are three interesting conversations:
[8:30:44 AM] Synthovine: I just wanna tell you this shit because I want you to be prepared for shit that might happen
[8:30:51 AM] Synthovine: I don’t condone this and these people dislike you a lot more than I do
[8:31:19 AM] Synthovine: I have issues with you because I think you leak info and shit too early, but this is still something you should be aware of
[8:31:26 AM] Synthovine: people are going to try and get you to lose your job man
[8:31:32 AM] Synthovine: coming through the grape vine
[8:31:49 AM] Synthovine: this is shit that I hear, people who dislike what you do on a level I can’t even compare with
[8:32:00 AM] Synthovine: I don’t know who they are, but I’ve heard people talking about it
[8:32:09 AM] Kingofpol: So you have issues with me because of how i handle my way of doing things?
[8:32:19 AM] Synthovine: I think the way you do things is fine
[8:32:24 AM] Synthovine: I just don’t agree with it
[8:32:33 AM] Synthovine: you can be the howard stern of this as far as I’m concerned
[8:32:38 AM] Synthovine: I think we do need someone like that
[8:32:43 AM] Synthovine: even if I don’t agree with it
[8:33:04 AM] Synthovine: I don’t care enough to be doing this doxx shit that people are
[8:33:07 AM] Synthovine: but it’s shit I’ve heard
[8:33:12 AM] Kingofpol: Look tbh idc what you feel or think man im going to do what i do if you dont like it take a number bro. If you dont agree take another number its not about me or sargon or IA at all. Jist people with viewpoints and different ways of getting things out there. So im glad you uh, shared that with me but tbh i dont care at all
[8:33:15 AM] Synthovine: I don’t mean to frame it as a veiled threat coming frm me
[8:33:39 AM] Synthovine: because that’s not what it is
[8:33:47 AM] Synthovine: it’s people who dislike you on a level miuuuuuuuuuuuch further than me
[8:33:51 AM] Synthovine: that want to fuck with you irl
[8:34:01 AM] Kingofpol: But i dont care
[8:34:09 AM] Kingofpol: If you dont like me then dont talk to me?
[8:34:10 AM] Synthovine: they want to go after your job and shit though
[8:34:18 AM] Synthovine: that’s what I want you to know
[8:34:19 AM] Kingofpol: And i care again why?
[8:34:23 AM] Kingofpol: Let them
[8:34:27 AM] Kingofpol: It does not effect me
[8:34:30 AM] Synthovine: I just want you to be aware though
[8:34:33 AM] Kingofpol: At all i show my HR a stream
[8:34:37 AM] Kingofpol: Thru go oh its politics
[8:34:39 AM] Kingofpol: I go yes
[8:34:43 AM] Kingofpol: They say okay bye
[8:34:49 AM] Kingofpol: I literally dont care
[8:35:01 AM] Synthovine: alright man, I just want you to know that it’s coming, and again, it’s not coming from me and I don’t support it
[8:35:06 AM] Synthovine: but it’s shit I’ve heard through the grape vine
[8:35:21 AM] Kingofpol: And where r u hearing people wanting to attack my job exactly?
[8:35:21 AM] Synthovine: that people dislike you on a level I couldn’t even approach
[8:35:34 AM] Synthovine: through sources I can’t confirm, so I don’t want to go there
[8:35:41 AM] Synthovine: I just want you to know that you’re just at the beginning of it
[8:35:42 AM] Kingofpol: Why then why dont u share them with me so i know who to give to the poloce if they do act
[8:35:48 AM] Kingofpol: Do they come into the calls?
[8:35:55 AM] Kingofpol: Or do they just shitpost
[8:36:00 AM] Kingofpol: Literally who
[8:36:25 AM] Synthovine: I know what you’re asking and they’re not around right now
[8:36:36 AM] Synthovine: let me wait until they’re around and see if they’re willing to talk to you?
[8:36:40 AM] Kingofpol: Uh huh so they come into calls? And threatened my job?
[8:36:41 AM] Synthovine: where this info came from
[8:36:49 AM] Kingofpol: Thats all i neex to know
[8:36:49 AM] Synthovine: no, it’s not necessarily the person who comes into the calls
[8:36:56 AM] Kingofpol: Uh huh
[8:36:57 AM] Synthovine: it’s just where the info originates from
[9:18:26 AM] Synthovine: I just want you to be aware man, I’m sorry if I worded it poorly
[9:18:38 AM] Synthovine: it’s not that the people in the call are untrustworthy
[9:18:51 AM] Synthovine: it’s that they know the groups who want to do this shit
[9:20:25 AM] Synthovine: I’m just trying to give you the heads up that people are setting up the bomb on you, so to speak
Synthovine: is there a problem?
[9/28/2014 9:13:28 AM] (G)Secret Squaff: What you told KingofPol yes.
[9/28/2014 9:13:35 AM] (G)Secret Squaff: we are talking it over.
[9/28/2014 9:13:38 AM] Synthovine: ok
[9/28/2014 9:13:50 AM] Synthovine: I didn’t mean it as a threat, just that he needs to be aware that it’s going to happen
[9/28/2014 9:14:34 AM] (G)Secret Squaff: Other people have been leaving the call since
[9/28/2014 9:14:38 AM] Synthovine: my personal gripe with him is completely separate from that, I was just being honest
[9/28/2014 9:15:10 AM] Synthovine: but just let me know
[9/28/2014 9:17:20 AM] (G)Secret Squaff: I’m not going to be nice about this, but if other think you just said some dumb/honest, then I’ll readd you.
[9/28/2014 9:17:41 AM] (G)Secret Squaff: I’ve listen to you give this guy shit for days now.
[9/28/2014 9:21:01 AM] Synthovine: honestly, I don’t think the people who are going to do this to him are in the call
[9/28/2014 9:21:19 AM] Synthovine: I don’t think they’ve ever been, and it’s irrelevant mostly, but I brought it up because I felt like he needs to be aware
[9/28/2014 9:21:34 AM] Synthovine: that if he keeps going, they’re going to try and hit him in specific ways, and it’s fucked up
[9/28/2014 9:21:46 AM] Synthovine: just wanted him to be aware/prepared, and I know it sounds bad, but it’s going to happen
[9/28/2014 9:22:05 AM] Synthovine: I would never wish that on anyone, regardless of how I feel about what they speak on
[9/28/2014 9:22:45 AM] Synthovine: though I do feel his position and his message and the way he speaks on things i very damaging to GG
[9/29/2014 2:06:31 PM] Synthovine: ask Thidran
[9/29/2014 2:06:42 PM] Synthovine: that’s who told me, but I was trying to get him and kop to talk directly
[9/29/2014 2:06:51 PM] Synthovine: but kop flipped shit and left, so I just left it
[9/29/2014 2:07:10 PM] Synthovine: or that’s what I wanted to do anyway after he said that and I said they’re not online
[9/29/2014 2:09:00 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: Are you fucking kidding me? Are you so stupid you would believe Thidran? Have you listened to him? And you want to talk about how bad POL is with conspiracies?
[9/29/2014 2:09:18 PM] Synthovine: thidran is a trusted source many times over
[9/29/2014 2:09:47 PM] Synthovine: if you disagree that’s your opinion
[9/29/2014 2:10:12 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: That’s not an opinion. Goonswarm isn’t taking over the world.
[9/29/2014 2:10:25 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: You ruined contacts over what Thidran had to say?
[9/29/2014 2:11:08 PM] Synthovine: again, that’s your opinion and you don’t know everything about the goos’ involvement and neither do I, but I do believe he’s trustworthy because he’s been that plenty of times in the past to me
[9/29/2014 2:11:29 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: goos? You mean goons?
[9/29/2014 2:11:34 PM] Synthovine: yeah, sorry
[9/29/2014 2:17:04 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: I’m not hosting calls containing you and Thidran anymore, maybe one last more to let everyone have that transparency you two arent giving. Between you and Thidran trash talking pol, the full transcript, and the fact that, even if you were being honest, it means you believe goons have come together, en mass, to get POL and his ilk fired.
[9/29/2014 2:17:53 PM] Synthovine: I nevre said that either about goons getting him fires
[9/29/2014 2:17:54 PM] Synthovine: fired
[9/29/2014 2:18:05 PM] Synthovine: you’re connecting two different pieces of information
[9/29/2014 2:19:19 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: Very vague info that looks like a veiled threat.
[9/29/2014 2:19:41 PM] Synthovine: if that’s your interpretation, I can’t change it
[9/29/2014 2:19:53 PM] Synthovine: I don’t like the guy, but I was genuinely concerned when I heard it
[9/29/2014 2:19:56 PM] Synthovine: so I wanted to bring it to his attention
[9/29/2014 2:20:15 PM] Synthovine: I did it poorly, I admitted it, that’s all I can say
[9/29/2014 2:20:43 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: How many people do you think came to that interpretation?
[9/29/2014 2:21:19 PM] Synthovine: I have no clue, but I honestly think people are probably 50/50 on it
[9/29/2014 2:21:43 PM] Synthovine: I don’t know who’s doxxing him or who might be, again, you’d have to ask Thidran
[9/29/2014 2:22:50 PM] Synthovine: I was trying to be helpful, sory if it came across wrong
[9/29/2014 2:23:55 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: came across wrong? Are you insane?
(G)Secret Squaff: ask Thidran
that’s who told me, but I was trying to get him and kop to talk directly
but kop flipped shit and left, so I just left it
or that’s what I wanted to do anyway after he said that and I said they’re not online
[9/29/2014 3:23:46 PM] Thidran: Just woke up.
[9/29/2014 3:24:50 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: https://github.com/squaff/kingofpol-v-synth/blob/master/transcript
[9/29/2014 3:25:43 PM] Thidran: Reading transcript.
[9/29/2014 3:28:59 PM] Thidran: Alright.
[9/29/2014 3:29:13 PM] Thidran: Do you want to know anything more specific?
[9/29/2014 3:29:53 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: What the hell is wrong with you two?
[9/29/2014 3:29:57 PM] Thidran: KoP?
[9/29/2014 3:31:02 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: you and synthovine
[9/29/2014 3:31:24 PM] Thidran: In summation: I have access to differing sources than ya’ll.
[9/29/2014 3:31:32 PM] Thidran: That’s the only reason I am of use here.
[9/29/2014 3:31:45 PM] Thidran: Take what I say with a grain of salt of course.
[9/29/2014 3:32:44 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: Did you and Synth talk something over before this transcript hit?
[9/29/2014 3:32:47 PM] Thidran: I can’t say for Synth’s sources, other than mine are different than his, and digs elsewhere.
[9/29/2014 3:33:13 PM] Thidran: I’ve been trying to warn KoP in chat about that shit, and talking about him way beforehand.
[9/29/2014 3:33:33 PM] Thidran: The more he gets built up, the worse it’ll be for him.
[9/29/2014 3:33:46 PM] Thidran: He’s puffing himself up, and worse, he’s giving out personal information on the stream.
[9/29/2014 3:34:00 PM] Thidran: It wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t speaking to upwards of 5k people at once.
[9/29/2014 3:34:14 PM] Thidran: But he’s slowly being made into a symbolic leader, which is going to really hurt him down the line.
[9/29/2014 3:34:28 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: No. Synthovine said you were the one giving him his info.
[9/29/2014 3:34:40 PM] Thidran: Correct. As I said, I have different sources than him.
[9/29/2014 3:35:01 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: Did you tell Synthovine your sources?
[9/29/2014 3:35:05 PM] Thidran: Cannot.
[9/29/2014 3:35:20 PM] Thidran: That’s why I say take whatever I say with a grain of salt.
[9/29/2014 3:36:00 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: So you two cannot share these sources and yet you both thought it was a good idea to tell KingOfPOL. One of you choosing to do so while he was paranoid.
[9/29/2014 3:36:14 PM] Thidran: I’ve told him earlier than that.
[9/29/2014 3:36:17 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: And then there was the two of you calling him the 5th column.
[9/29/2014 3:36:20 PM] Thidran: He shrugged it off.
[9/29/2014 3:36:29 PM] Thidran: And note that I’ve been accusing him of that long before Synth.
[9/29/2014 3:38:42 PM] Thidran: For example: Rather than blame his current misfortunes on any of the random trolls who have likely gained access to his public information due to all of his disclosures, he decided to attack Synthovine directly.
[9/29/2014 3:39:03 PM] Thidran: Or how he keeps releasing relatively private information public.
[9/29/2014 3:39:25 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: Okay, so because of you, and I hope you get that. Synthovine blabs his ass off about things he doesn’t know based on contacts you cannot share and gets King, Milo, Sargon, TB, and others to not want to talk to about us.
[9/29/2014 3:40:03 PM] Thidran: Not surprised to be blunt.
[9/29/2014 3:41:47 PM] Thidran: You can blame me, but the truth is, KoP is directly responsible for some of that. Remember, I joined here later on. I was in BnF beforehand.
[9/29/2014 3:42:32 PM] Thidran: So if I am directly responsible for KiA not being talked about, then it would’ve had to have happened after I came onto KiA stuff, when apparently it did not.
[9/29/2014 3:43:20 PM] Thidran: Did he ever bother talking about KiA for instance?
[9/29/2014 3:43:29 PM] Thidran: I certainly didn’t see that from the start of his streams.
[9/29/2014 3:44:13 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: I’m not here to discuss anything but that transcript and your involvement.
[9/29/2014 3:44:28 PM] Thidran: I’m merely pointing out a few flaws in your theory is all.
[9/29/2014 3:45:06 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: There is no flaw and it’s not a theory. You admit you fed Synthovine this shit.
[9/29/2014 3:45:17 PM] Thidran: It’s not shit is my counter.
[9/29/2014 3:45:31 PM] Thidran: Up to you to believe it or not.
[9/29/2014 3:45:36 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: If it’s not shit, provide your sources.
[9/29/2014 3:45:46 PM] Thidran: Nope.
[9/29/2014 3:45:50 PM] Thidran: Welcome to not believe me.
[9/29/2014 3:45:53 PM] Thidran: You are welcome to it.
[9/29/2014 3:48:02 PM] (G)Secret Squaff: That’s all I needed to know, Thidran.
[9/29/2014 3:48:21 PM] Thidran: Works for me. Good luck.
In the timeline, on the 3rd-4th november, Roguestar almost quit GamerGate because of some twitter drama regarding the triangle thing. Icze4r was also involved. Since Roguestar was banned multiple times, I couldn’t find the tweets, but many people remember. We almost lost a good investigator, a link with the devs community
[11/3/2014 1:50:10 PM] Paranoia: yup good job thidran managed to fracture the communities even more
[11/3/2014 1:50:18 PM] Paranoia: I said it would happen yesterday in private
[11/3/2014 1:50:24 PM] Paranoia: I’m surprised it happened so fast tbh
[11/3/2014 1:50:31 PM] Kota: damn roguestar is actually quitting
[11/3/2014 1:52:50 PM] Mew Mew: roguestar yup
[11/3/2014 1:53:02 PM] Mew Mew: he got blamed for being involved in heiling thidran rofl
They did some shit to turn it into a joke, let rogue take the blame and basically used it to laugh off any rumors that they were interested in seizing power / influence.
[03/01/2015 08:50:55] Paranoia: one thing that should also be mentioned before I do is that they’re probably the ones who sent tehdoh on his DESTROY THE SKYPE CABAL spree
[03/01/2015 08:51:05] Paranoia: And they’re pretty involved with william usher as well.
[03/01/2015 08:51:39] Paranoia: >they saw the people on skype as rivals.
[03/01/2015 08:35:34] Paranoia: Yeah, they definitely did let rogue take heat for shit that wasn’t his.
[03/01/2015 08:35:41] Paranoia: And the thing is
[03/01/2015 08:35:48] Paranoia: when that occurred and HEIL THIDRAN became a joke
[03/01/2015 08:36:15] Paranoia: it had become a bit more than an under current that his little group were essentially a cult sort of mentality
[03/01/2015 08:36:26] Paranoia: heil thidran and triangles were serious before that shit
[03/01/2015 08:37:21] Paranoia: So, his group started to get more eyes on them then they were comfortable with. They did some shit to turn it into a joke, let rogue take the blame and basically used it to laugh off any rumors that they were interested in seizing power / influence.
TheRalphRetort, EbolaChan and myself
[12/17/2014 12:10:27 AM] Synthovine: there was a big fight about ebola getting into viplounge
[12/17/2014 12:10:33 AM] Paranoia: there was?
[12/17/2014 12:10:36 AM] Synthovine: yeah
[12/17/2014 12:10:47 AM] Synthovine: some people were mad
[12/17/2014 12:10:59 AM] Synthovine: but araf was already giving him info from it
[12/17/2014 12:11:12 AM] Paranoia: yah im sure
[12/17/2014 12:11:14 AM] Synthovine: if you have one of him, ralph, or ebola you might as well have all 3
The Triangle cult
They hang out and communicate secretively, mostly on IRC and on Skype.
The IRC room they hang out in, #VIPLounge (password protected, on rizon), has leaked a few times already, but here’s an almost full list of the members. I was invited in it following the Steve investigation.
This room is a lobby, once you are invited in here, you’re in the cool kids’ secret club, and your allegiance will be tested until you are invited into other rooms, invisible and password protected.
They use the triangle symbolism everywhere.
10minutegamer’s twitter background:
Solution6 on the wiki and on some people’s twitter
Also note that on the wiki, it’s written “This section is part of a series on the #GamerGate Illuminati” – yet it’s the only article including the word Illuminati.
When asked about the triangle thing, they deflect
Here’s an incomplete list of the people. I didn’t list those people solely because they use the △ symbol, but because they had a role in the actions described above.
It wasn’t difficult to make that list: they follow each other on twitter, in their location or in their name they display the triangle symbol, they go on each other’s ask.fm.
Drybones as I said above, is someone who has his hands on many things in the small community that is Gamergate.
He is known for announcing and launching multiple projects, registering the domain name and putting a “please wait” index page.
Here’s a non exhaustive list of things he “launched”:
http://gamergate.fm/ – Just a page
http://vidya.fm/ – File not found, was an index page.
http://startbutton.net/ – Just a blog, was an index page.
http://vidya.wiki/ – only has 2 articles
http://giz.moe/ – not even an index page
http://solution6.org/ – hijacked the hashtag for an useless page
http://seeleops.org/ – same page as solution6
https://gitgud.net – very few projects in there
http://8archive.moe/ – 8chan can live without an archiver.
http://status.8archive.moe/ (https://archive.today/h7Kar) – That page doesn’t even work.
So many useless “projects”, yet he uses them to justify his server costs on his blog and his patreon (https://archive.today/XYs7o).
Author’s note: Considering patreon’s new ToS, I wonder how they would react knowing someone is hosting archives of a website that was banned from patreon.
But you have to know that Drybones, aka Michael Sulsenti (https://archive.today/LuvKA) has a company, LeviathanPC (https://archive.today/HjRHO) but as you can see, the website has been down for quite some time.
Proof that it’s him (https://archive.today/mTQlV)I love the irony of trolling Ralph about his website being DDoS’d while all he has to show is a bunch of failed websites and no company website.
A few quotes that proves the guy will monetize his new found power.
[19/12/2014 19:53:06] Drybones: speaking of servers, the startbutton server layout is gonna be cray cray
[19/12/2014 19:57:54] Drybones: I think the server costs are going close to $2000 per month and across 13-14 servers
[19/12/2014 19:58:24] Drybones: this is separate from the gamergate, 8archive servers too
[19/12/2014 19:58:54] Adrien: I just hope you’ll afford that on your own.
[19/12/2014 19:59:22] Drybones: We’re going monetize parts of startbutton
[19/12/2014 19:59:36] Drybones: and make a server resell hosting business too
Thidran as I said above: “That egg. You know, the one who’d always do his best to shit on ideas.” (https://archive.today/nk3dU), is in charge of various things in GamerGate.
He’s been in charge of the #burgersandfries IRC channel since late october.
He is also a board volunteer (moderator) for the /gamergate/ board (and back then /gg/) of 8chan.co (now 8ch.net).
You can also see him talking on a few streams made by Zan Denkl.
He is also a part of many, many skype groups, as shown above.
He literally spends his life on Gamergate.
Marburg-chan: wiki contributor, #VIPLounge
Jessica Hunter: streamer, “if you had any idea what was going on in GG behind the scenes you would give a fuck about me” (https://archive.today/4HAM6)
Author’s note: nobody gives a fuck about you, you fucking histrionic attention seeking whore
Tehdoh: streamer, #VIPLounge
Black knight: member of Rebuild Initiative (featured in the logs above)
And a few minor accounts or people without a clear task.
https://twitter.com/darkespyne242 https://archive.today/kbiIJ S.E.E.L.E.∆Commando∆, Someone who’s in the wrong place at the wrong time ∆ Pro-GamerGate commentator ∆ No longer your shield ∆ KDE Novice ∆ Still Not Finished
https://twitter.com/beardofneck – Unfaggable Bearrot ▲
I would like to thank all the people who gave me their information, it includes people like Inquisition/Paranoia, the person behind OpUV, InternetAristocrat, KingofPol, and others who wishes to remain anonymous.
I gave you the links, the proof, the relationships, it’s up to you to decide.
Of course, they will use many counter tactics against me:
-Smearing, as they already did with few people, attack people
-Tinfoil labeling: they created their little cult, its symbols, to dismiss anyone who point out their shady actions as a crazy conspiracy theorist
-Silencing: since they control the communication channels, they can silence people at any time.
-Neirdan is going crazy, he’s “pulling a KingofPol”
Most likely, they’ll do a mix of all these, by influencing people’s opinion, using the power they have to spread their lies.
-Free market: Anybody could’ve started websites and projects. Drybones’ frenzy to announce projects and creating index pages is a strategy to occupy space, mind space to be exact. He didn’t deliver anything, yet people are shilling for him for free all the time.
Consider this: with all the people skilled in IT who are part of GamerGate, why everything ended in the hands of one person who isn’t able to maintain his own company website?
-Lack of proof, hearsay, “verify then trust” : All the proof are here, they’ll most likely create a straw-man to dismiss everything instead of admitting their shady behavior. You have been presented the facts I could publish for now. There are more.
If you don’t trust them, people are willing to come forward to speak.
-Jealousy, smearing other projects to shill for mine: Actually, I’m leaving GamerGate. I’ve been proven many times that even if few people are real gems with a heart of gold, they’re sadly floating in a sea of shitty people who are hungry for power and money.
Back then, we would investigate, we would all be equal and leaderless.
Back then, people weren’t just waiting for happenings and commenting on it.
Back then, people weren’t greedy, they didn’t want to use GamerGate for their own profit.
Back then, it was awesome.