Episode 57 – Dealing with Trolls

Episode 57 – Dealing with Trolls

dont-feed-the-trollTrolls and Trolling. It’s been a hot topic in the game community over the past few months. Two well publicized incidents happened in the same weekend at different cons. We talk about both in this episode and share some strategies for dealing with trolls.

Read Meagan Marie’s original article and commentary here, “What Would You Do if You Weren’t Afraid?”

Read about Adria Richard’s experience here, “Fired SendGrid Developer Adria Richards Speaks Out.”

We’d love to hear your strategies and thoughts about these two incidents in the comments.

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Until next time, game on!
Regina & Rhonda

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Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discusses female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology.

To continue the conversations about gender and gaming that Regina started during her research, she started a podcast called Game on Girl. Called the “NPR of game podcasts” by Chris Brown of The Married Gamers, the podcast features women involved in the game industry, and tackles some of the complicated issues in the gaming community. Season 2 began in the spring of 2018 and will premiere new episodes monthly.


  1. You are the best ever. EVER! 🙂

  2. I really enjoyed this episode. It's sad that a welcoming place like PAX had to be a place of disgusting behavior. That said, the PAX folks are great at being proactive and professional in dealing with the bad apples. (I know they helped me out with a bully I've been dealing with for the past year to have a productive PAX East this year).

  3. Thanks, Chris. I really enjoyed recording this episode. I like it when Rhonda and I come at the same topic from such different angles. 🙂

    This year was my first experience really "working" at PAX. I'd had a media pass before but it's a different thing when you are presenting a panel. I got to see the Enforcers in action and I was beyond impressed with how they handled everything. Very professional and considerate, even more so than many of the people running academic conferences I've been to in the past. I am glad they stepped up in this situation as well. It really speaks highly of the type of community they want to build.

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