The famous video creator of the Verge’s PC builder is rethinking where it all went wrong

In 2018, The Verge published a guide to building computers, hosted by tech writer Stephane Etienne, which, frankly, wasn’t very good. We’re talking about dragging us so hard that you can see the tracks from orbit. In fact, the online satire was so powerful that it resulted in an entire explanation of Know Your Meme – never to suggest that things were going well. The Verge itself acknowledged in the written portion of the guide, which is still available online, that the video “included a number of errors in the build process”, as a result of which it was removed.

Awkward but not the end of the world. However, over the next few days, the rhetoric became increasingly heated as criticism of the video turned to personal abuse. Verge’s editor-in-chief, Nilay Patel, said in a message posted on Twitter that the site “has zero tolerance for online harassment campaigns,” and cautioned that “badly intentioned” comments on the guide should be ignored.

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