In the wake of this announcement, we understand that you might be concerned about what this means for the Waypoint community. Rest assured the Waypoint Forums and the Waypoint discord server will continue to exist and remain connected to the Waypoint Staff in an official capacity. The mod team remains committed to providing a safe and inclusive space for folks to socialize and play games together, free from the bigotry and toxicity that is pervasive in so many online spaces. Our community will always be defined by its members, and no corporate restructuring can ever change that.
We understand that this change will frustrate many. As such we are providing places to discuss these changes on both the forums and the discord. We welcome you to discuss any thoughts and frustrations you may have regarding the change in this thread. But we ask that you be mindful of Rule 10, particularly this element:
Do not speculate on hires or personal lives of staff or personalities of this or any other site (and extend this courtesy to public figures in general); remember, this is a person’s livelihood. Their personal lives are not content.
We know that this speculation comes from a place of wanting the best for staff members, but this kind of speculation can easily veer into uncomfortable, intrusive, or unhelpful territory for anyone involved.
Furthermore, it is likely that articles will start to show up on vice.com/games written by freelancers you’re not familiar with or other VICE editorial staff members that haven’t traditionally been associated with Waypoint. We ask that you approach these folks with an open mind and a welcoming attitude as you would a new member of Waypoint staff, but also engage critically and provide constructive and helpful feedback as appropriate.
The Waypoint Mods