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Gaf to me is the best gaming forum

Rivet

Gold Member
Console warriors really are the worst.

On both sides the same. But criticizing doesn't mean console warring.

Edit : I still love Neogaf and think it's a great place, the best gaming forum. Thanks for everything to everybody in case that would be my last post lol. So many good moments and funny threads.

I love you all including people I disagreed with...
 
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Javthusiast

Gold Member
I'm more of JAV guy myself

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I don't know what the hell is going on over the "other place", but I think there's something shady and maybe some agenda they're trying to push.

Look at this thread for example: it-seems-like-horizon-forbidden-west-came-out-and-was-just-forgotten

I've seen the OP of that thread make quite a few questionable statements in various threads there the past couple of months when it comes to Sony in gaming discussion topics. Now here's a quote from an actual DICE developer in the same thread:

It not being on PC also did not help.

Now, if you're supposed to be a responsible individual in ongoing gaming discourse, I don't know why you would stoop to a talking point that's been weaponized for console war fodder, providing no evidence as to how your point is actually in any way potentially factual, and would fall into a macro pattern of discourse which you know you've seen weaponized for at least the past year now.

They also had a couple of threads this past week on their thoughts on the business direction for Sony and Microsoft. Now, they seem to be a lot more enthused with Microsoft's direction, but if you actually looked at the rationale behind some (well, a lot) of the posts for both, a lot of the rationale was based on BS.

Just taking a guess here but I think a lot of the exaggerated hostility from that place towards a certain brand of late come from a rather banal email leak, and they're just using that to contrive things to be upset about, a lot of which are easily disputable with actual information and level-headedness.

I'm frankly quite shocked at how uncivil gaming discussion on the other site has gotten these days; they lack balance, taste, and humility.
 

billyxci

Permabanned.
yeah it is buy it's not really saying much. i'd say this is the best place to talk about games without having such a negative response. i mean if you go to resetera and say something they don't like then you're banned. on reddit if you say something that they don't agree with then your post is downvoted until it basically disappears. i used to go on gamefaqs years ago and that was awful. i don't know about discord it's not really my thing and i don't really know anywhere else to talk about games online.

i know forums aren't as popular as they used to be but i feel like recently the activity on the site is slowing down. maybe i visit too much :messenger_tears_of_joy: but it's like the same content stays on the 1st page for so long and there's not a lot of rotation. of course people will post new stuff and there is activity in those threads it but overall there doesn't seem to be as many topics. if you go into the communities/off topic it's more noticeable. you quickly find threads that haven't had responses in weeks :( Maybe i'm imagining it but it makes me sad to think the site might be "dying". also with the post a while back about trying to fund the site it makes me worrie it might not be here much longer. of course a lot of people responded with buying gold and some changes were made to advertising i think.

i don't know where if i go if anything happens to this place. i don't want to go to resetera. maybe i'd go back to reddit but be less active. i could give discord a try again.
 

cormack12

Gold Member
yeah it is buy it's not really saying much. i'd say this is the best place to talk about games without having such a negative response. i mean if you go to resetera and say something they don't like then you're banned. on reddit if you say something that they don't agree with then your post is downvoted until it basically disappears. i used to go on gamefaqs years ago and that was awful. i don't know about discord it's not really my thing and i don't really know anywhere else to talk about games online.

i know forums aren't as popular as they used to be but i feel like recently the activity on the site is slowing down. maybe i visit too much :messenger_tears_of_joy: but it's like the same content stays on the 1st page for so long and there's not a lot of rotation. of course people will post new stuff and there is activity in those threads it but overall there doesn't seem to be as many topics. if you go into the communities/off topic it's more noticeable. you quickly find threads that haven't had responses in weeks :( Maybe i'm imagining it but it makes me sad to think the site might be "dying". also with the post a while back about trying to fund the site it makes me worrie it might not be here much longer. of course a lot of people responded with buying gold and some changes were made to advertising i think.

i don't know where if i go if anything happens to this place. i don't want to go to resetera. maybe i'd go back to reddit but be less active. i could give discord a try again.
It's just a byproduct. I don't post on era but you can see from the first page how much activity has slowed since when it first started.

There are posts there now at the bottom that have replies over one hour old. Gaf in its heyday had 'a moment ago' for at least a page and a half. Refresh and the entire first page would change. Gaf was a behemoth until some asshats with an agenda caused the big split. And for what? Two smaller forums, the offshoot with worse problems than the original GAF with even more unhinged mods. ERA is slow, gaf is a little slower but is less littered with reaction posts but has more console warring. Pick your poison I guess.

Generally forums have slowed anyway. Reddit is good for specific info on games at a per sub level but most of the generic ones get overcome with memes etc. I kind of feel whereas GAF was the main source for everyone at one point, everyone is now using mutliple sources themselves. Gaf/era are just part of a main course.

Can we go back? I think it depends on the changes coming to twitter and social media. If people get fed up with the fake news, click bait and cockteasing by prominent individuals then maybe. But on the whole I also think we have less anonymous interaction from devs and industry figureheads like the old days.
 

Kev Kev

Gold Member
yeah it is buy it's not really saying much. i'd say this is the best place to talk about games without having such a negative response. i mean if you go to resetera and say something they don't like then you're banned. on reddit if you say something that they don't agree with then your post is downvoted until it basically disappears. i used to go on gamefaqs years ago and that was awful. i don't know about discord it's not really my thing and i don't really know anywhere else to talk about games online.

i know forums aren't as popular as they used to be but i feel like recently the activity on the site is slowing down. maybe i visit too much :messenger_tears_of_joy: but it's like the same content stays on the 1st page for so long and there's not a lot of rotation. of course people will post new stuff and there is activity in those threads it but overall there doesn't seem to be as many topics. if you go into the communities/off topic it's more noticeable. you quickly find threads that haven't had responses in weeks :( Maybe i'm imagining it but it makes me sad to think the site might be "dying". also with the post a while back about trying to fund the site it makes me worrie it might not be here much longer. of course a lot of people responded with buying gold and some changes were made to advertising i think.

i don't know where if i go if anything happens to this place. i don't want to go to resetera. maybe i'd go back to reddit but be less active. i could give discord a try again.
 

Whitecrow

Gold Member
I dont think Gaf will ever 'be great' again.

We dont have echo chambers but we have constant fighting, which cant be avoided with this freedom of speech.

Gaf will be a great place for people who appreciates that, but I think thats all.
You cant be mainstream if you dont dictate the mainstream way of thinking.
 

PhaseJump

Gold Member
On both sides the same. But criticizing doesn't mean console warring.

Edit : I still love Neogaf and think it's a great place, the best gaming forum. Thanks for everything to everybody in case that would be my last post lol. So many good moments and funny threads.

I love you all including people I disagreed with...

This post reads like something somebody would say if they were constantly on eggshells.

Are you on ERA too much? Are you conditioned to figuratively shit your pants when giving an opinion? Are you waiting for the ban hammer to fall?

 

Rivet

Gold Member
This post reads like something somebody would say if they were constantly on eggshells.

Are you on ERA too much? Are you conditioned to figuratively shit your pants when giving an opinion? Are you waiting for the ban hammer to fall?


Well, yes, that could happen, you never know. It's definitely worse on Era though.
 
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Kev Kev

Gold Member
I dont think Gaf will ever 'be great' again.

We dont have echo chambers but we have constant fighting, which cant be avoided with this freedom of speech.

Gaf will be a great place for people who appreciates that, but I think thats all.
You cant be mainstream if you dont dictate the mainstream way of thinking.
man there are some real shit takes in here. gaf is awesome bc the people we have here make it awesome. be an adult and ignore the console warriors and cry babys. i mean, fuck, put them on your actual ignore list, its a whole ass feature
 
Aside from Resetera... There's also forums like https://www.joyfreak.com/ that have gained traction in recent years.

Which makes one realize... If every forum out there is running on what is essentially the same architecture (ie Xenforo), then how can a certain forum (ie Neogaf) differentiate itself from other forums?

Because by and large... The users aren't really all that different.

My main hangout is Reddit... Not for the gaming discussion. But for everything that isn't gaming.

As some people here have said, I don't think Neogaf will ever be "great" again. Not if it carries on like a conventional forum. But it might be able to up it's numbers if it tries something different. Something that attracts users in a way which the other forums aren't able to attract.

My idea would be "exclusive articles and content".

Incorporate a section that acts like all the big name gaming sites. Where you see exclusive articles. That have been written by some of the industry greats. Stuff like that would get Neogaf name-checked more often. And also allow it to bolster its reputation.

But that requires money.
 
man there are some real shit takes in here. gaf is awesome bc the people we have here make it awesome. be an adult and ignore the console warriors and cry babys. i mean, fuck, put them on your actual ignore list, its a whole ass feature
Yeah, no. If I were to start using the ignore feature, I'd never be finished. I've been here a short while, watching the "discussions" you guys have and I have to say, I dislike most of you. Your fake concern and supposedly sincere takes on everything make me gag.
The only thing this place is good for is as a news aggregator of sorts, as people here post news within 3 seconds of it happening. But other than that, from what I can tell most of the active posters are: 1. American and 2. 15 physically or mentally.

The only constructive criticism I can offer is segregate the forum into 3 gaming areas. Playstation, PC & XBOX. That way at least you'd stay out of eachothers way and stop polluting this place with your piece of shit hot takes.
 

OmegaSupreme

advanced basic bitch
Yeah, no. If I were to start using the ignore feature, I'd never be finished. I've been here a short while, watching the "discussions" you guys have and I have to say, I dislike most of you. Your fake concern and supposedly sincere takes on everything make me gag.
The only thing this place is good for is as a news aggregator of sorts, as people here post news within 3 seconds of it happening. But other than that, from what I can tell most of the active posters are: 1. American and 2. 15 physically or mentally.

The only constructive criticism I can offer is segregate the forum into 3 gaming areas. Playstation, PC & XBOX. That way at least you'd stay out of eachothers way and stop polluting this place with your piece of shit hot takes.
Damn. Tell us how you really feel. Stop holding back.
 

PhaseJump

Gold Member
Yeah, no. If I were to start using the ignore feature, I'd never be finished. I've been here a short while, watching the "discussions" you guys have and I have to say, I dislike most of you. Your fake concern and supposedly sincere takes on everything make me gag.
The only thing this place is good for is as a news aggregator of sorts, as people here post news within 3 seconds of it happening. But other than that, from what I can tell most of the active posters are: 1. American and 2. 15 physically or mentally.

The only constructive criticism I can offer is segregate the forum into 3 gaming areas. Playstation, PC & XBOX. That way at least you'd stay out of eachothers way and stop polluting this place with your piece of shit hot takes.

 

Tams

Gold Member
Yeah, no. If I were to start using the ignore feature, I'd never be finished. I've been here a short while, watching the "discussions" you guys have and I have to say, I dislike most of you. Your fake concern and supposedly sincere takes on everything make me gag.
The only thing this place is good for is as a news aggregator of sorts, as people here post news within 3 seconds of it happening. But other than that, from what I can tell most of the active posters are: 1. American and 2. 15 physically or mentally.

The only constructive criticism I can offer is segregate the forum into 3 gaming areas. Playstation, PC & XBOX. That way at least you'd stay out of eachothers way and stop polluting this place with your piece of shit hot takes.
REEEEEE is calling for you.

We didn't need to know you don't like here. You could have just lurked if you found some value. But no, your ego did not allow for that.
 

BPX

Gold Member
Yeah, no. If I were to start using the ignore feature, I'd never be finished. I've been here a short while, watching the "discussions" you guys have and I have to say, I dislike most of you. Your fake concern and supposedly sincere takes on everything make me gag.
The only thing this place is good for is as a news aggregator of sorts, as people here post news within 3 seconds of it happening. But other than that, from what I can tell most of the active posters are: 1. American and 2. 15 physically or mentally.

The only constructive criticism I can offer is segregate the forum into 3 gaming areas. Playstation, PC & XBOX. That way at least you'd stay out of eachothers way and stop polluting this place with your piece of shit hot takes.

 

Wohc

Gold Member
Yeah, no. If I were to start using the ignore feature, I'd never be finished. I've been here a short while, watching the "discussions" you guys have and I have to say, I dislike most of you. Your fake concern and supposedly sincere takes on everything make me gag.
The only thing this place is good for is as a news aggregator of sorts, as people here post news within 3 seconds of it happening. But other than that, from what I can tell most of the active posters are: 1. American and 2. 15 physically or mentally.

The only constructive criticism I can offer is segregate the forum into 3 gaming areas. Playstation, PC & XBOX. That way at least you'd stay out of eachothers way and stop polluting this place with your piece of shit hot takes.
You are not wrong, but most is a bit harsh. I think it's "only" around 30 people who are endlessly concerned, disappointed, sarcastic or making "harmless" jokes and spam lol emojis on news. I was a fan of the ignore list, but those are also the guys who desperately comb the internet for good and especially negative news and when you got them all on ignore you miss out some news and it sometimes is tough to follow coversations. So i now only ignore the worst of them. Not perfect, but much better.

Console areas wouldn't work, because most pretend to own both consoles, they are just much more concerned about one of them.
 

Elder Legend

Yoir Aee Member
This post reads like something somebody would say if they were constantly on eggshells.

Are you on ERA too much? Are you conditioned to figuratively shit your pants when giving an opinion? Are you waiting for the ban hammer to fall?

That's becayse Rivet is a well known console warrior who has been previously banned for console warring. Check ban history lol.
 
i know forums aren't as popular as they used to be but i feel like recently the activity on the site is slowing down. maybe i visit too much :messenger_tears_of_joy: but it's like the same content stays on the 1st page for so long and there's not a lot of rotation. of course people will post new stuff and there is activity in those threads it but overall there doesn't seem to be as many topics. if you go into the communities/off topic it's more noticeable. you quickly find threads that haven't had responses in weeks :( Maybe i'm imagining it but it makes me sad to think the site might be "dying". also with the post a while back about trying to fund the site it makes me worrie it might not be here much longer. of course a lot of people responded with buying gold and some changes were made to advertising i think.

I really hope they do a Twitch and or Youtube-tied NeoGAF channel and just let posters who also create content stream & post videos to said channels. There's plenty of monetization and ad revenue opportunities in both of them.

The other place has really become a really unpleasant space even for regular gaming discussion that isn't politically charged. So much pessimism and anger mixed with narcissism. I kind of feel there's a real mean-spiritedness nature to gaming discussion over there these days, not to mention hyper disingenuousness. Versus here where in most gaming topics when someone gets mad, they just make a comedy of themselves and you're free to engage with and even joke around with them.

Also I think being able to keep discussions open and honest (unless someone's doing some extreme console warring BS over a long-term...but even that is rather amusing compared to some stuff on the other forum) is a good thing. Most people are well-intentioned, if someone's being a real dickhead you can just put them on Ignore, and generally there's not a lot of high-authority types trying to control the flow of conversation (on the other site you'll regularly see mods and even administrators insert themselves in ongoing discussions, even rather banal gaming topics, in ways where their input is obviously intended to police and control the range of discussion, where you basically feel like you have to "walk on eggshells" the entire time especially if there's a dominating perspective in the thread).
 

Robbinhood

Neo Member
I’m done with the other site, its become so much of a parody of what people used to joke about, but now its way worse than ever.

The console warring there is something else, its calculated and deliberate and I’m sure there are people working behind the scenes to make coordinated attempts to timely start shit and spread “consensuses” (in private discords and so on)

Mods there really are fucked up sef loathing idiots who take out their anger on life on regular posters. I can’t believe how bad its gotten.

Gaf at least has the same news but without the shit above, unfortunately its really slow. Gaming discussion will simply never be as fun as Gaf in its hay day, when you can speak your mind and it was also modded fairly and hilariously (bishoptl) . I guess now we have to just enjoy *playing games* lol
 

BigBooper

Gold Member
If you think the gifs are too immature, I found this other forum that might be more your speed. It's kinda neat. They have a bunch of different subforums.
 
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I come to GAF because of you guys. I do start to recognize certain forum posters and appreciate everyone's specific brand of insanity + occassionally insightful point. I also like to see the tears of GAAS haters each month as their way of life gets steamrolled by the future.

NeoGAF should lean into that. The NBA learned that growing the stars/players would help grow the brand. Evilore should David Stern the valued posters here somehow.

Also, comment of the year (based on # of emojis), post of the year, and poster of the year (based on God knows what) as well as NeoGAF GotY should be an eventful annual post that everyone looks forward to.
 
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I come to GAF because of you guys. I do start to recognize certain forum posters and appreciate everyone's specific brand of insanity + occassionally insightful point. I also like to see the tears of GAAS haters each month as their way of life gets steamrolled by the future.

NeoGAF should lean into that. The NBA learned that growing the stars/players would help grow the brand. Evilore should David Stern the valued posters here somehow.

Also, comment of the year (based on # of emojis) and poster of the year (based on God knows what) as well as NeoGAF GotY should be an eventful annual post that everyone looks forward to.
Same thing happened in Formula 1. Netflix basically made a soap opera out of the sport, and now everyone seems to be into it.
 

DonJorginho

Gold Member
Yeah, no. If I were to start using the ignore feature, I'd never be finished. I've been here a short while, watching the "discussions" you guys have and I have to say, I dislike most of you. Your fake concern and supposedly sincere takes on everything make me gag.
The only thing this place is good for is as a news aggregator of sorts, as people here post news within 3 seconds of it happening. But other than that, from what I can tell most of the active posters are: 1. American and 2. 15 physically or mentally.

The only constructive criticism I can offer is segregate the forum into 3 gaming areas. Playstation, PC & XBOX. That way at least you'd stay out of eachothers way and stop polluting this place with your piece of shit hot takes.
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gcwy

Banned
Nah this forum is slow as fucking hell. A single thread takes years to get bumped. On the same page you have days old threads with no discussion whatsoever. It's a ghost town on most days. I have to find another forum that's at least somewhat active and not that other one.
 

Zeroing

Gold Member
Yeah, no. If I were to start using the ignore feature, I'd never be finished. I've been here a short while, watching the "discussions" you guys have and I have to say, I dislike most of you. Your fake concern and supposedly sincere takes on everything make me gag.
The only thing this place is good for is as a news aggregator of sorts, as people here post news within 3 seconds of it happening. But other than that, from what I can tell most of the active posters are: American and 2. 15 physically or mentally.

The only constructive criticism I can offer is segregate the forum into 3 gaming areas. Playstation, PC & XBOX. That way at least you'd stay out of eachothers way and stop polluting this place with your piece of shit hot takes.

Objection your honor: call for speculation, hearsay, leading

I fit in that number 2 category ..

Now being serious, that is the problem, people take things way too seriously and makes words to personal. There's always a need for a balance, it is ok to show you are passionate, if someone is derailing the thread if that poster is ignored (nobody replies to his post) the thread will resume to the topic. Also nobody is perfect, we all written things that we regret or wish we written it in a better way.

I do not know if my method is good but I just view everything lighthearted and in a humor way but that is the thing, I am not perfect and I think nobody is, also everyone is different so I understand people will have different opinions etc. That is why a forum exists - exchange of ideas... If everyone agreed on everything threads would not even reach page 2.
 

bender

What time is it?
Yeah, no. If I were to start using the ignore feature, I'd never be finished. I've been here a short while, watching the "discussions" you guys have and I have to say, I dislike most of you. Your fake concern and supposedly sincere takes on everything make me gag.
The only thing this place is good for is as a news aggregator of sorts, as people here post news within 3 seconds of it happening. But other than that, from what I can tell most of the active posters are: 1. American and 2. 15 physically or mentally.

The only constructive criticism I can offer is segregate the forum into 3 gaming areas. Playstation, PC & XBOX. That way at least you'd stay out of eachothers way and stop polluting this place with your piece of shit hot takes.

I spotted the reason you've stuck around.
 

Claus Grimhildyr

Vincit qui se vincit
Yeah, no. If I were to start using the ignore feature, I'd never be finished. I've been here a short while, watching the "discussions" you guys have and I have to say, I dislike most of you. Your fake concern and supposedly sincere takes on everything make me gag.
The only thing this place is good for is as a news aggregator of sorts, as people here post news within 3 seconds of it happening. But other than that, from what I can tell most of the active posters are: 1. American and 2. 15 physically or mentally.

The only constructive criticism I can offer is segregate the forum into 3 gaming areas. Playstation, PC & XBOX. That way at least you'd stay out of eachothers way and stop polluting this place with your piece of shit hot takes.

Console Warriors make a very tiny portion of the overall population. Report and move on, place on ignore if they bother you so much. Mods can’t see everything.

Also ironic that you claim people act like they are 15 when your post reeks of edgy 15 y/o “Enlightened” bullshit. Maybe the other site is a better fit for your whining.
 

Claus Grimhildyr

Vincit qui se vincit
Nah this forum is slow as fucking hell. A single thread takes years to get bumped. On the same page you have days old threads with no discussion whatsoever. It's a ghost town on most days. I have to find another forum that's at least somewhat active and not that other one.

And another Reeee troll gets banned. Y’all seriously need to find better hobbies.
 

jm89

Member
I don't know what the hell is going on over the "other place", but I think there's something shady and maybe some agenda they're trying to push.

Look at this thread for example: it-seems-like-horizon-forbidden-west-came-out-and-was-just-forgotten

I've seen the OP of that thread make quite a few questionable statements in various threads there the past couple of months when it comes to Sony in gaming discussion topics. Now here's a quote from an actual DICE developer in the same thread:



Now, if you're supposed to be a responsible individual in ongoing gaming discourse, I don't know why you would stoop to a talking point that's been weaponized for console war fodder, providing no evidence as to how your point is actually in any way potentially factual, and would fall into a macro pattern of discourse which you know you've seen weaponized for at least the past year now.

They also had a couple of threads this past week on their thoughts on the business direction for Sony and Microsoft. Now, they seem to be a lot more enthused with Microsoft's direction, but if you actually looked at the rationale behind some (well, a lot) of the posts for both, a lot of the rationale was based on BS.

Just taking a guess here but I think a lot of the exaggerated hostility from that place towards a certain brand of late come from a rather banal email leak, and they're just using that to contrive things to be upset about, a lot of which are easily disputable with actual information and level-headedness.

I'm frankly quite shocked at how uncivil gaming discussion on the other site has gotten these days; they lack balance, taste, and humility.
Gonna put my tinfoil hat on but i think there are astrotrufers on era, some of the posts are just so blatant. If any one remembers early last gen astroturfers got caught on gaf and reddit shilling for xbox trying to change the narrative, would not be surprised if they are out in force again.
 
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Krathoon

Member
I start a Silent Hill thread here and I get lots of responses. I make one on Penny Arcade and I get nothing. That speaks volumes.
 
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