It is your guys website, so truly who gives a shit if you shut down a thread. People who want to discuss further can go to another website. Admittedly the reason why you guys shut down the thread was still fucked, but it is still your forum.
Ultimately would of been better off if you just ignored your feelings and left the thread alone instead of messing with peoples discussions and causing unwanted attention like this. Now people look at this website in the same light as ResetEra. Not good.
Surprisingly I expected this website to get mentioned more for its sales charts and such, it has good data, not 100% perfect, but just as reliable as Steamspy is nowadays.
Admittedly, I was bothered by some things that went on in the thread (as were other Mods) and should have worded the lock with more neutrality (I'm not so much as bothered by the phrase 'SJW' as I am bugged by the means with which some use it to attack others), but it was headed for a lock either way. It had become a mess, and really, we can't stop what we do here because of a website's opinion (particularly a website as toxic as that). The Era lock had far less words and still made it on that site's 'shit list' (a place VGC has been for a long time, mind you, due to the fact that our data isn't 100% accurate).
One Angry Gamer has an agenda (which is clearly to attack Naughty Dog). That isn't the fault of Era nor VGC.
I never saw the thread, and never actually looked into the whole Naughty Dog issue until literally just now. From what i'm reading I'm going to guess that the thread was very hostile in the sense that people just weren't friendly towards each other and were unable to have a friendly political debate.
I remember after E3 (I refused to watch the Sony E3 because I am simply an Xbox and Nintendo exclusive guy), all I saw was Ellie kissing some chick in the thumbnails of videos and I completely ignored the game since until now. Pretty big situation at hand here, and I'm glad people are pushing back against this stuff and not letting it slide by smoothly like we have for so long. I like this website for its sales charts, and having discussions. But now I feel like these discussions are being threatened after you guys banned the one thread, it is a big deal, this place for many people is a safe forum for discussions since it is so small and community like.
And not a safe place in a sense that using the word "SJW" is not nice to some people, so we must punish those who use the word to attack others to appeal to 1% of the population here. Safe in the sense that everyone knows each other, and people can discuss with familiar faces around the world everyday in politics, games, and movies no matter their differing views and just move on the next day to the next big discussion.
We're also now being compared to the 4th Reich ResetEra, which means it is probably in your best interest for damage control and to just let people be. To find who rules over you, simply look at those who you can't criticize.