Because we are morally above them and we're not afraid of them.
Because we're not pretentious assholes?
The less this place is like GAF, the better.
The difference is their adjustments happen behind the scenes only to paying customers.
If you ever add up montly, and then compare what they report for total sales you'll notice it never adds up.
So... if that's why they banned vgchartz numbers... they did so out of ignorance to how statisitcs work.
Really though it's just a bunch of people who wait for "official" numbers to arrive (which in the case of some games *cough* Halo and more may never happen) then make a comment and wait another month.
If it weren't for people who leak NPD numbers, the sales discussion there would've been dead a long time ago most likely.
Extrem limited informations about the US market, European market so the only thing that's left and worth discussing is the Japanese market.
It's easy to hate on other people's work and that is what happens here. Comparing the research of a single guy (or a small team) to the likes of NPD, Mediacreate or GFK and then expecting it to be on par with the others is just foolish.
For what it is VGC is an excellent place to get estimations from. Weekly hardware and software.
ioi, really does not care about changing any problems with this site, he will not change this. Visiting this site on a mobile has become a mess of pop up adds and I get noisy annoying on adds on my PC which does not happen on any site I frequent other than this.
That stated, I have talked of VGchartz and never been banned on GAF for anything. If you do not talk of the sites numbers as facts rather than predictions/estimates they do not care. Most mods do not care. That said, you can get away with a lot more there especially in community threads.
Save your drama for your mama.
I think because we don't ban mention of NeoGaf we are actually winning the fight.
Before the PS3 everyone was nice to me :(
Anyway if we ban NeoGAF... where we will find all information and current data sales commenting on the forums here?
This forum needs GAF to continue living... GAF is a important part of VGChartz community.
Because they are the primary source of information, right? I mean, using google translate and checking 4gamer, and famitsu is way too complicated. I don't know where we all get the PAL charts, so no comment about those.
VGC do get a lot of info from gaf, but most of the time they are not the primary source of information.
So other than Porn and sites meant for you to steal games we don't ban sites.
aren't links to emulators also a problem here? And jailbreaks/hacks?
I banned him for violating Rule #11 (flaming due to website criticism of website employees) which is exactly what will happen to you if you don't stop immediately.
Why not simply calling him out for the mistake?
Ethomas said "sorry". Meaning that he never had intention to use that word in a negative way. That's pretty mild if you ask me. Not a behavior of someone who's really flaming.
Also, you even said that ioi had some bad history with Gaf. This subject being treated as a Tabuu doesn't help the case and makes you look like you're simply trying to shut him up for letting the truth out. (i know that's not the case but lol)