This post hopefully doesn’t apply to most readers and even more hopefully will be heeded by those it does apply to.
Since there’s been a huge outcry on ECG, I feel I need to address a particular issue. Specifically, the incessant badgering of people to get gunged via Twitter.
I speak for gunge fans everywhere when I say that it’s not on. If you are participating in such behaviour, I highly recommend that you desist, take a long look at yourself and think about your actions. What you are doing is tantamount to harassment. Consider what it would be like if someone pestered you online about their unusual interest. I’ll give you a clue: really admitting at best, incredibly creepy or even disturbing at worst.
I won’t go on about damaging the community’s reputation or about spoiling future televised gungings. I’m not 100% sure either is likely and even if it is, plenty of ECGers have voiced that opinion already. However, your actions are making people question their interest in gunge and even making some wish they weren’t involved in the community. Given the ability to do more, I would, as decent people should not feel put off by the abysmal behaviour of a minority group.
I will plug this on Twitter and ECG. I heartily recommend as many people as possible go on to repost this elsewhere.