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Was it better in the old days?

Hellz yeah! 53 59.55%
 
Naaaw, I don't know... 5 5.62%
 
I don't care... 5 5.62%
 
w00T?! Noooooo! 3 3.37%
 
I miss my old friends/frienemies :( 5 5.62%
 
Now is not the time to look back! 8 8.99%
 
Meeh, show resultz 10 11.24%
 
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sethnintendo said:
Mummelmann said:
sethnintendo said:
Gilgamesh said:


The only joker I know of left on this site would be D21.  He is about the only one on this site that can make me laugh.  Almost everyone else has a lame sense of humor.

Hmm, what about badgenome and amp316? D21 is a helluva funny guy though, you're absolutely right about that.


Yea, I forgot to mention a few others and I covered my ass by mentioning badgenome later.  Amp is alright but I view him as an old timer whose humor usually pleases the old and young.  He has made me laugh a few times but I view him more of a Jay Leno comedian than someone that can make me really laugh. 

If I can't get a stoner like you to giggle, then I'm doing something wrong.  You must be into the higher brow stuff like Paulie Shore, Jack Black, and Bill and Ted. 

By the way, I can't stand Jay Leno!  Please do not ever compare me to him ever again.

*Holds applause sign up over head*



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Mummelmann said:
Hmm, all this got me thinking; am I the only member who has never changed his avatar? Not even once in almost five years.

I know of another guy that's never changed his avatar.



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RolStoppable said:
NiKKoM said:
It was awesome.. we had threads without spurgeonryan.. good times.. nowadays he is just everywhere...

This.

And we had more Dutchmen posting, but then we lost our third World Cup final and a lot of our fellow countrymen disappeared forever.


But we're going to win the EC, so all will  be well



Gilgamesh said:
DanneSandin said:

Oh man, I wouldn't even now where to "branch out"... what the hell? :P But I agree that ppl need to lighten up! It's not until recently I've understood what ppl like Rol is doing (well, at least in some cases)... I think I saw you over att the Wii fad thread, right? I found that quite amusing! But what is a thread of epic propotions to you?!

DMeisterJ caught cheating for example. The OP is missing but basically what happened in the thread was a well known user was found at GAF which at the time was some serious wars going on back and forth. But anyway a well known user from VG Chartz (DMJ) was posting in GAF and saying how he liked it so much, anyway Benga  (at the time a Site Administer) was in GAF looking around and found DMJ in there posting how he likes GAF more. Anyway Benga made a thread about it and people were making fun of him calling him a whore and DMJ was playing along just as much. He also got banned for a few hours and since Benga was a site admin he wrote "site whore" above his avatar on his profile and DMJ made a bunch of alts trying to keep coming back and giving his explanation lol it was great. There are a handful of times I actually bursted out laughing at a thread, and this was one.

Another one is every year ioi was watched the F1 and he would like one guy and I think thesource liked another. Anyway at the time thesource was a site admin and ioi got pissed because his guy lost and anyone who liked the other guy would get a ban by ioi and in the end thesource ended up banning ioi. It happened a couple times both with pretty halarious.

Another time there was a thread and I forget who but maybe ioi banned all the mods on the site for the night for some reason lol

There was some fun with Trashleg and ioi one night when there were arguing (not really seriously) about something and ioi was like I'm the boss you can't ban me, which she ended up doing then he baned her lol something like that funny thread.

Basically when the mods or site admins get involved it makes a thread pretty fun.

Found it! Also added it back to the original OP.


Edit: actually it was ioi that banned him for (literally) being a "filthy site whore" LOL



amp316 said:
Mummelmann said:
Hmm, all this got me thinking; am I the only member who has never changed his avatar? Not even once in almost five years.

I know of another guy that's never changed his avatar.

I did change mine once, but I think there are very few people here left that remember my old avatar. (Hell there are propbably many people here now that don't recognize my current one)



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Mummelmann said:
Hmm, all this got me thinking; am I the only member who has never changed his avatar? Not even once in almost five years.


I've never changed mine. Day one pick and its stayed teh same.



For me it was two things that directly affected each other.

1) real chartZ
2) real discussions

When I jumped on board ioi had amazing tools and chartz to help you get anything you wanted to make a solid point. That also helped make great threads. We could post great trending graphs that were actually from this site, not excel. From that people actually made well good arguments and had lengthy discussions.

Now, you try to make big threads to stimulate conversation about games and sales and ... well you get gilgamesh threads instead. Not that his threads are bad, their just not based on the site's topic generally. Those seem to be the only threads that last anymore.

However, this is probably due to this gen being over for the last couple of years. As the next gen ramps up throughout 2013.... we'll be back in business I hope. Hopefully, ioi will add back in better charting and graphs too.



VG Chartz then were more easier to maneuver to, and the simplistic pages were easier on the browser as well. I think the launch of this site coincided with around the start of the 7th gen which at the time brought a lot of strong personalities. Back then, there were a lot more productive debates and strong discussion on different gaming perspectives. At the time, there actually was a lot more things to talk about.
From what it seems to me, when the rules got a little more stricter (signatures, etc) and it feels like every time there were site changes or updates, we lose of couple of members. I remember one guy who had a signature about which game could save PS3 and every said game gets released, he crossed them out. It was actually funny.

The excitement all kinda died down also because we're near the end of this gen, and the new news are for next gen.

I bet once eighth gen starts, fanboys, debates about sales, games, new releases, and all the excitement will all come back. Old members may come back, new members will join in to give in their two cents. And spammers will all be there to rattle the cage.

@superchunk
Damn it. I just revived Gilgamesh's thread, too.



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I guess making threads about the past is a good way to get some 'oldies' to post again haha.

About the excitement, like superchunk and PSwii60 said, hopefully it´s back in business as next gen consoles approach.



NiKKoM said:
Gilgamesh said:

Another one is every year ioi was watched the F1 and he would like one guy and I think thesource liked another. Anyway at the time thesource was a site admin and ioi got pissed because his guy lost and anyone who liked the other guy would get a ban by ioi and in the end thesource ended up banning ioi. It happened a couple times both with pretty halarious.

Another time there was a thread and I forget who but maybe ioi banned all the mods on the site for the night for some reason lol

 


Nooo... ioi (aka the boss of this website) worked for the Mclaren F1 team before he worked fulltime on this site.. he was part of the losing Mclaren team in 2007 when Kimi Raikonnen from Ferrari finish ahead of the 2 mclaren drivers in the championship in the last race of the season while he was third in the standing for the championship.. the term "Kimi deserved to win" became an instant note to be banned from the site.. a mod saved us by banning ioi for a day..

the next year he was a part of the winning Mclaren f1 team and got drunk... and ended up banning people..


haha sounds like crazy times!!



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