@N30F3N1X: Seeing as forum activity was much higher during the time you referred to negatively, you will forgive me for not agreeing with you unconditionally.
I am uncertain if it is your intention, but you seem to be making excuses for the behavior Carolyn Petit was the target of which, if in actuality is your intention, would be outrageous.
I'm not sure what the fact that GS was more popular has to do with what I said but ok. I did intend that as partly opinion.
I said she got what was coming to her for her poor professionalism, and unlike what you said, the reckoning that hit her had absolutely nothing to do with her gender or sex. At least not her gender by itself, but rather how she kept shoving her obnoxious gender and sex related agenda in every article she wrote. I remember not being able to finish reading a single column written by her without facepalming and feeling uneasy when wondering if that was really where the state of gaming journalism was at. Hence, the guys that did eventually snap didn't do so out of the blue, they did have their reasons. If that was the answer you wanted, yes, I do excuse them. The tone in which criticism is expressed is by itself part of the criticism and any person mature enough to surf the internet should both know it and how to interpret it.