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JGarret said:
Final-Fan said:

As for TheRealMafoo, I was there around the time he left.  I don't recall anyone mentioning him being pressured by other posters/mods.  Didn't he move to New Zealand and just never post after that? 

TheRealMafoo is the guy who always made threads about politics, right?

Yes, he was the one and only guy who did that. 

Naw, but seriously.  IIRC he was the one always running around with that guy who had the Free State Project avatar, with the hedgehog or porcupine on it. 

Maybe his avatar will ring a bell: 


Damn, that was harder than I thought -- had to go into image info and suss out which image on his wall was the one I wanted. 



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I think the main reason for the drop in quality and interest in the forums is the fact we are now at the end of this console generation.
This site is dedicated to sales.
Nintendo won, who can dispute that?
As soon as the next generation is here it will be back to business.



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I hope this means a return to a quality forum.

I haven't really been a part of it for a while, I'm quite happy to jump back in if the quality of discussion gets back to where it was before.



 

Who is MontanaHatchet? I don't know this person.



Final-Fan said:
SamuelRSmith said:
I'll get straight on to looking for dtewi, crazzymann, gballzack, blue3, sienr, and pro-PS3 sienr (I forget his name, like, kwaaai, or something. :-S )

I do, however, miss that ArtOfAngels, and that video he made about VGChartz being controlled by lizard people. The modern community... not as creative.

You must mean Kwaad, I think. 

I miss not only ArtofAngels, but the video itself!  First the music got censored; now I think the video disappeared entirely from YouTube.  I might be wrong on that last part. 

Welcome back, MontanaHatchet, and try not to be so sensitive about people not agreeing with your proposals

I don't think a stringent signup protocol is the way to go, with people waiting who knows how long for someone to decide they're a real person before they can post, but maybe something like account deletion if you don't make ten posts in the first month or something.  I'm sure there are countless dummy accounts by both trolls and spambots that could be eliminated.  For legitimate but quiet users, this would be unfortunate but on the bright side would incite them to say hello to a few people and maybe get them started participating beyond that one thread they signed up to comment on. 

As for getting old quality posters back:  wait, noname2200 counts as an old hand now?  But yeah, I don't think such a campaign is likely to accomplish much, but as long as people aren't obnoxious about it I don't think it can do any harm. 

As for TheRealMafoo, I was there around the time he left.  I don't recall anyone mentioning him being pressured by other posters/mods.  Didn't he move to New Zealand and just never post after that? 

He had huge problems with how things were moderated when he left. He made a thread complaining about it, and asking for a permaban, Dunno locked it and granted him his wish :'(



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BengaBenga said:
axumblade said:
This is like an early christmas gift!

MontanaHatchet and BengaBenga were 2 of my favorite mods when I first started on the site...come to think of it...twesterm was a mod back then too. I hope more members come back.

I'm personally hoping hatmoza2.0 comes back. I loved that bender avatar and the new hatmoza guy is a bit of a jerk.


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Congrats Montana, if you can't get the posters back in line, I guess no one can. Well maybe twesterm.

I'll see who I as Facebook contacts.

Edit: now I need to find out how to remove signatures. Those have gone completely out of hand.

Benga Benga?  Wha???

Am I seeing things?

Are The Week That Was threads returning too?



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amp316 said:
BengaBenga said:
axumblade said:
This is like an early christmas gift!

MontanaHatchet and BengaBenga were 2 of my favorite mods when I first started on the site...come to think of it...twesterm was a mod back then too. I hope more members come back.

I'm personally hoping hatmoza2.0 comes back. I loved that bender avatar and the new hatmoza guy is a bit of a jerk.


Just call my name.... and IIIII'l be there.
Congrats Montana, if you can't get the posters back in line, I guess no one can. Well maybe twesterm.

I'll see who I as Facebook contacts.

Edit: now I need to find out how to remove signatures. Those have gone completely out of hand.

Benga Benga?  Wha???

Am I seeing things?

Are The Week That Was threads returning too?

Does that mean I'm in trouble?



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TruckOSaurus said:
amp316 said:
BengaBenga said:
axumblade said:
This is like an early christmas gift!

MontanaHatchet and BengaBenga were 2 of my favorite mods when I first started on the site...come to think of it...twesterm was a mod back then too. I hope more members come back.

I'm personally hoping hatmoza2.0 comes back. I loved that bender avatar and the new hatmoza guy is a bit of a jerk.


Just call my name.... and IIIII'l be there.
Congrats Montana, if you can't get the posters back in line, I guess no one can. Well maybe twesterm.

I'll see who I as Facebook contacts.

Edit: now I need to find out how to remove signatures. Those have gone completely out of hand.

Benga Benga?  Wha???

Am I seeing things?

Are The Week That Was threads returning too?

Does that mean I'm in trouble?

I don't know, but you might want to change your sig.

*clicks on Boobies Edition*



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BengaBenga said:
axumblade said:
This is like an early christmas gift!

MontanaHatchet and BengaBenga were 2 of my favorite mods when I first started on the site...come to think of it...twesterm was a mod back then too. I hope more members come back.

I'm personally hoping hatmoza2.0 comes back. I loved that bender avatar and the new hatmoza guy is a bit of a jerk.


Just call my name.... and IIIII'l be there.
Congrats Montana, if you can't get the posters back in line, I guess no one can. Well maybe twesterm.

I'll see who I as Facebook contacts.

Edit: now I need to find out how to remove signatures. Those have gone completely out of hand.


Yeah, signatures have gotten ridiculous. One user in particular has DOZENS of hyperlinks in his sig. 

Final-Fan: Again, I don't expect it to accomplish much. It's just one of several steps I proposed to help increase the quality of the forums. People are lookin WAY too much into it.

As for account approval, I wouldn't propose anything drastic. I'm not looking for a NeoGAF-style process where you have to sign up with a work email and wait possibly months to get approved. But some kind of basic approval process would help to remove a lot of the spam users who flood the site.

Now, someone mentioned the idea that the site is just experiencing slowdown because we're nearing the end of the generation. There's definitely some merit to this idea, given that the community was most active around 2008 (GTA4, MGS4, the Wii's domination of the market, the biggest year ever for hardware sales, etc.). However, we just had the biggest launch of all time (Modern Warfare 3) along with Skyrim, Uncharted 3, Battlefield 3, and the rise of the 3DS. Ther'es plenty to get excited about and the holiday season has barely begun.

All that being said, if anyone has comments/complaints/suggestions about the site, please don't hesitate to post them here or PM me.



 

 

We're about to see lots of sales orientaited updates soon, along with some exciting stuff next year, which helps the site go back to sales being the number 1 focus.