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I left IGN and Gamespot because of the Console Wars mentality that was so prevalent at those sites in 2007. As is customary now, all everyone wanted to do was label Nintendo a continued failure and highlight the success of Sony and the breakout Microsoft as prime examples.

Generally intrigued by the matchup that would ensue once the Revolution was announced I sought a site that, like Box Office Mojo, would put an actual score on the results, minus the hysterical rants of rabid fanboys. Much to my surprise, a fledgling forum also existed in a form I can only describe as a 1995 internet throwback. It was quaint, simple, and mostly non-combative. The few trolls that lurked around were quickly acknowledged as being trolls and were kept at non-feeding distance generally.

I met quite a few people on here whom I considered good friends. Interesting folk with solid opinions; they were passionate, but not pushy. They understood that the world is full of great ideas, but taht not all of them were for everyone.

Any number of things took me off the site, including a stronger focus in my own life on the "real world" as well as a distaste for the petty bickering that derails so many threads around here. Then there's also the fact that as a primarily Wii owner, the loss of support for the Duct-Taped Gamecube resulted in a lack of enthusiasm or the HD war between the nearly identical versions of Call of Duty that have come to be known as hardcore gaming in gaming circles.

I still lurk, swing by to see if certain news causes ripples, and await a new renaissance of intellectual discourse on this site, but I never stick around long enough to see if it exists. That's certainly a failure on my part.

I'll always love this site and all the work that Brett and the staff do here. Unfortunately it's just not what it used to be, but then again, I'm not really who I used to be either. I am thankful that enough people still participate to keep this community alive, like a town I used to grow up in that's always fun to return to to see what changes have been made.



happydolphin said:
enditall727 said:

Who sent those PM's?

Rudisha?  

 

:P

Plausible. His avatar was Tyler Durden for quite some time afterall :P



I thought about leaving a while back, due to the forums generally being full of spam and shit to go along with the petty arguments and trolling. Im on a couple of other forums under different names, so I would always have somewhere else to go.

I changed my mind though, and decided to try make the forums a better place. I have been here too ling to just "drop" it. I like to think I succeeded on one thing, though thats for another thread...



slowmo said:
axumblade said:

I agree...this is bullshit....

It would be nice occasionally to see peoples frustration about a perceived bias treated with something other than utter contempt.  Its very easy to always blame the user for being at fault but there are issues with consistency and interpretation of the rules on this site at times but they just get swept under the carpet.  I have raised some concerns via pm which were dealt with respectably even if I didn't agree with the outcome, surely advising people to share their thoughts in this matter is preferable to ridiculing them thus making the victim complex worse for that user.

I understand these posts were jokes but this does happen all the time (in my experience at least).  The monthly ban thread was a excellent addition by the way towards adding some transparency and to alleviate a lot of the biased complaints so hats off for that.

I suppose it's fair enough to explain why I make a joke out of these accusations. On a monthly basis, I am personally accused of being Sony bias, Nintendo bias and Microsoft bias. And including non-gaming biases, I have been called homophobic, accused of trying to piss people off with my homosexuality, being too pro christian, being too anti-christian, and being pro/anti America. So that's why some of the mods take a bit more of a sarcastic tone towards attacks on their "affiliation" so to speak. 



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LiquorandGunFun said:
just saying something someone doesnt like and get a ban. i went from everyday to once in awhile every few days. Mainly around thursday for the updates. I spend more time on other sites not so ban happy.

Same.  Though, I've only been banned twice.  Both really petty reasons that aren't remotely close to being a problem in the slightest sense.  The first time was because I failed to quote the  person I was replying to, and for some reason it was deemed grounds for banning.  The 2nd was a simple fact I'd stated, but, I'm not going to get into that.

After the 1st time, I told myself I'd not post but a single time in a thread unless it was my own.  Everyone started complaining about people leaving, so I quit doing that, but, I still don't post very often anymore.  I don't really have an urge to post anyway, so, if I'm logged out, I'm not going to sign in again for another few weeks, or longer.

I used to play games online, even administered on one of the servers.  Very fequently, people did argue and swear at each other.  I, nor anyone else were supposed to say anything to the people bickering, and swearing at each other, unless threats were exchanged.  It's simply what people do online.  Play a game on 360, or PS3.  People argue, they swear, they talk smack to each other, that's why it was all fair-game when it happened on those servers.

No big deal, and that's the mentality people had, and everything was cool.  No, you couldn't spam swear words, or you would be silenced for a few hours (still allowed to play in most cases).  But, I'm just from a thicker skinned place, and I don't see how some of you people can get so offended, then turn around and get online with your console without reporting everyone you meet to microsoft, sony and nintendo.

I don't think I've ever reported anyone before.  Here, or anywhere.  Toughen up a little.



KHlover said:
happydolphin said:
enditall727 said:

Who sent those PM's?

Rudisha?  

 

:P

Plausible. His avatar was Tyler Durden for quite some time afterall :P


For the people wondering no it was not Rudisha or Jay.  However I did not know he had  a Tyler Durden avatar.  And it is one of the usual prospects who follows me in every thread that I make to accuse me of my hidden agendas.



Carl2291 said:
I thought about leaving a while back, due to the forums generally being full of spam and shit to go along with the petty arguments and trolling. Im on a couple of other forums under different names, so I would always have somewhere else to go.

I changed my mind though, and decided to try make the forums a better place. I have been here too ling to just "drop" it. I like to think I succeeded on one thing, though thats for another thread...

That "thing" had better be getting me to play Luigi's Mansion 2. I think it's going somewhat successfully!

In honesty, though I have not thought about leaving (I'd just go rather than thinking about it), I joined because of the sales. And now the site almost seems to be split into "factions", which is not healthy. Heck, the Vita thread is effectively a cult, something numerous users actually admit to in the thread.



 

Here lies the dearly departed Nintendomination Thread.

LilChicken22 said:
Getting banned for saying certain things about Sony, but others don't when talking about Nintendo/Microsoft although it's the same way of complaining about the company. I even prepared an article about this and it's still on my computer; about why I'm pretty mad at the moderators of this site. But I calmed down a bit and I think this site is fun. But it's the moderators of this site I can't deal with. They seem pretty biased towards Sony (I have proof of this) and you're not supposed to be that on a neutral gaming site.

I don't think the mods are biased at all, as a whole anyway. Indeed, new mods have been "promoted" to try and remove this issue.



 

Here lies the dearly departed Nintendomination Thread.

Conegamer said:
LilChicken22 said:
Getting banned for saying certain things about Sony, but others don't when talking about Nintendo/Microsoft although it's the same way of complaining about the company. I even prepared an article about this and it's still on my computer; about why I'm pretty mad at the moderators of this site. But I calmed down a bit and I think this site is fun. But it's the moderators of this site I can't deal with. They seem pretty biased towards Sony (I have proof of this) and you're not supposed to be that on a neutral gaming site.

I don't think the mods are biased at all, as a whole anyway. Indeed, new mods have been "promoted" to try and remove this issue.

there is no issue with mods being biased, its just made up. the new mods came (which honestly im surprised your not one of them) are because the older mods were not active enough or at all.