If you’re a gamer, you probably have already heard about aita for how I reacted to my boyfriend’s game-character reactions. If you’re not familiar with the project, it’s a website which advocates ethical use of technology. The founder of the site, David Ryan Polgar, aims to provide a platform for gamers to discuss difficult issues in a supportive environment.
OP’s reaction to boyfriend’s gaming character
If you’re wondering how to deal with your girlfriend’s strong reaction to your boyfriend’s gaming character, you’re not alone. I had a similar experience a few years back, and I can tell you that it was a real struggle. After all, this is a boyfriend that you’ve been dating for seven years, and you feel hurt that he’s gone out of his way to create a gaming avatar that looks like you.
aita’s “moral arbitration” project
Aita’s “moral arbitration” is an online project aimed at resolving a debate in online communities. According to its FAQ, “We’re all ‘the asshole’ once,” and the goal is to provide the “best answer” for a specific interpersonal conflict. However, keeping the discussions civil isn’t an easy task. There’s a strict 3,000-character limit and a strict focus on resolving a problem with facts, not emotions.