A Tumblr thread started by Wil Wheaton (Yes, that Wil Wheaton — www.wilwheaton.tumblr.com) has generated over 800 reblogs (woot!), yet only about 200 visitors have come to the site via Tumblr, and of those 200 only 150 have signed the pledge (uhh?). The popularity of the idea on Tumblr is awesome news, but highlights something we think we should point out…
Tumblr, listen up: when someone posts a link, you should probably click the link before reblogging the link.
Here is what Wil tumbld:
THE PLEDGE: As a gamer, I realize I contribute to an incredibly diverse social network of gamers around the world, and that my actions have the ability to impact others. In effort to make a positive impact, and to create a community that is welcoming to all, I pledge to not use bigoted language while gaming, online and otherwise. Bigoted language includes, but is not limited to, slurs based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability.
In other words, Don’t be a Dick.
Thanks for spreading the word, Wil!
Gamers Against Bigotry