Hug raids are made of fail and aids I don't want to parrot the standard /i/ line of "This isn't what Anonymous is about, get out of our secret tree house, fightclub, internet hate machine, lulz, moralfags, bawwwwwww" etcetera, and I don't want to claim to speak for the general consensus of the group. I just want to say that personally I die a little inside whenever I see photos or videos of hug raids. This feeling is outwardly expressed thusly I mean, ok, you want to show everyone that the COS propaganda about us being terrorists is false. I would have thought the three completely peaceful worldwide protests would have done a better job at dispelling those lies than small groups of masked strangers committing random acts of affection. I know we lost people with the last protest due to the overall soppyness, lack of lulz, and 'white knighting' inherent in operation reconnect, now that that's over with we can bring back the party people with the promise of battletoads. Prank calling is appealing, and it's what anon does best. Hugging makes us- I was going to say 'makes us look silly' but we've got that pretty much covered... It makes us look even more pathetic, and I think it turns away those anons who might otherwise join us.