Anti-#GamerGate has already made three major mistakes. All three of these mistakes had one thing in common. They pushed people who didn’t care about #GamerGate firmly into the #GamerGate camp. Anti-#GamerGate is in the process of making its fourth and fifth major mistakes which will have the same effect.
The fourth major mistake Anti-#GamerGate is making is flooding somewhat related websites with anti-#GamerGate and feminist women in tech propaganda. Slashdot, a website for technology news, is a good example. A while back Slashdot started posting a lot of anti-#GamerGate and feminist women in tech nonsense. Initially, the attitude of the readership at Slashdot agreed with the anti-#GamerGate and feminist position. However, the constant drumbeat of anti-#GamerGate and women in tech propaganda had the effect of reversing the views of the Slashdot readership as can be seen with the comments to Slashdot stories like this one. When anti-#GamerGate talks about #GamerGate or feminist women in tech nonsense, the effect is to generate more #GamerGate supporters.
Anti-#GamerGate’s fifth major mistake is going after archive sites using false DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) complaints. While this will piss off the owners and backers of archive sites, what anti-#GamerGate is doing is much bigger than that. The DMCA is something that the online rights crowd has been fighting since among other things it allows for this sort of abuse. Most of the online rights crowd either doesn’t care about #GamerGate or believes the feminist lie that it’s all about misogyny. This will cause many of them to get an education and become #GamerGate supporters. It also adds a new angle to the Zoe Quinn situation because she has been using false DMCA complaints to shutdown criticism of her making it that much harder for her supporters to use the lie that Zoe Quinn is a victim of misogynerds.
What is happening with both of these major mistakes is that anti-#GamerGate and feminists are pushing into adjacent communities who either were neutral or supported them and turning many members of those communities hostile to them. They should stop doing this since the effect is the same each time they do it, but they can’t seem to help themselves.