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Musky_Cheese

Community Liaison
Oct 23, 2016
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Yo dawg, I heard you like micro transactions. So now you can have micro transactions in your videogame message board while complaining about micro transactions in your favourite videogame.
I know the meme after the first 2 words, and still was rofl
 

gioGAF

Member
Jun 14, 2011
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I hope this is a net positive for our community, and not something that is used to throttle non-paying members (especially those with adblockers). I apologize if this has been covered somewhere else, I just wanted this to be mentioned. I have enough silliness going on in my games, which are asking me for money to skip the grind, I don't want this site going that route. Thanks!
 

Claus Grimhildyr

Vincit qui se vincit
Jan 30, 2018
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I hope this is a net positive for our community, and not something that is used to throttle non-paying members (especially those with adblockers). I apologize if this has been covered somewhere else, I just wanted this to be mentioned. I have enough silliness going on in my games, which are asking me for money to skip the grind, I don't want this site going that route. Thanks!
From what it seems, nothing is being taken away. Just a few minor things (no ads, addition of cover pictures ((Check out mine)), fancy golden NeoGaf logo that is SUPER swanky, gold names, and live updates. Otherwise GAF should remain the same as you have always used it.
 
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EviLore

Expansive Ellipses
Staff Member
May 30, 2004
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I hope this is a net positive for our community, and not something that is used to throttle non-paying members (especially those with adblockers). I apologize if this has been covered somewhere else, I just wanted this to be mentioned. I have enough silliness going on in my games, which are asking me for money to skip the grind, I don't want this site going that route. Thanks!
We're not gonna EA you :messenger_sun:
 

Yoshi

Member
May 4, 2005
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Germany
www.gaming-universe.de
Why is my name being mentioned so many times in here, but nobody can @ me?

Yoshi Yoshi @Shifty., what is the context of this?
Quote one of the posts mentioning you without @ing you.
1) explained in faq
Good solution.
2) I turned down 7 and 8 figure offers purely to keep neogaf independent because of its importance as a neutral, pro-indie voice in the online video game scene and because of the responsibility I accepted when the community entrusted me with running it in 2004, despite the absolute impossibility of ever achieving an alternate route to that financial outcome or anywhere remotely near it. I was smeared and defamed by the press and this place was bombarded with over a thousand account suicides and porn bombs last year, along with DDoS attacks, attempting to kill it, and I was encouraged to kill myself by community members I held dear.

I'm still here. NeoGAF is still independent. The mods abusing power have all been identified, removed, and their methods closed off from future abuse potential. Over a thousand bans from 2016-2017 have been personally reviewed and adjudicated one by one, with every overturned permed account holder individually and personally emailed by me. We've proudly installed a public, transparent ban record and the entire mod team has been hand picked and personally mentored by me on a daily basis, with additional accountability, logging, and cross-vetting standards in place.

Still concerned about $5 bribes, Yoshi?
Sorry if I was uncelar, I was not questioning your interity, but how you combat subconscious bias. Which is something that happens even with good intentions, which is why I e.g. always anonymise exams I am reviewing (where it is allowed to do so).
 
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Grivenger

Matsuno's Goebbels
Feb 26, 2006
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I want to profess my love for [vis_name][/vis_name]. :messenger_heart: I've been stalking you for a long time, [vis_name][/vis_name], and once you've read this message (believe me, I'll know), prepare to check your inbox. Let's make this personal. :messenger_blowing_kiss:

«vis_names» should be shown in a different color or something, or there'll be a lot of confusion if some people start abusing it everywhere.
 
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Ichabod

Member
Feb 18, 2011
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San Antonio, TX
Just a thought: perhaps the proverbial dangling carrot of a month or year membership would be enough to kickstart more participation in threads like the meme contest one.
 

Ailynn

Faith - Hope - Love
Jan 1, 2017
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East Tennessee, USA
It's official...
[vis_name][/vis_name] is my favorite poster here! ❤

(Seriously though...I got freaked out when my name kept showing up everywhere!)
 
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haxan7

Volunteered as Tribute
May 9, 2016
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My self esteem has skyrocketed today thanks to all the posts in this thread talking about me. I finally feel like people are coming to appreciate the gifts I have to offer this world. Thank you guys, I really needed this.
 

Chittagong

Gold Member
Jun 8, 2004
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This is the forum version of getting my first GSM phone and everyone going “HOLY SHIT how did you know I was calling?!”
 

Panajev2001a

GAF's Pleasant Genius
Jun 7, 2004
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I want to profess my love for [vis_name][/vis_name]. :messenger_heart: I've been stalking you for a long time, [vis_name][/vis_name], and once you've read this message (believe me, I'll know), prepare to check your inbox. Let's make this personal. :messenger_blowing_kiss:

«vis_names» should be shown in a different color or something, or there'll be a lot of confusion if some people start abusing it everywhere.
It's official...
[vis_name][/vis_name] is my favorite poster here! ❤

(Seriously though...I got freaked out when my name kept showing up everywhere!)
Hey [vis_name][/vis_name] I saw what you did.
Hehe... thanks :).
 

Kaby

The Fight Is On!
May 18, 2018
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The Private section with non public or even porn content will be appropriate much more :messenger_smiling_horns:
 

Jodast

Member
Oct 30, 2014
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Okay, that's creepy as hell people :messenger_neutral:

And weirdly getting called out at times I wasn't even on this site...well, I can't find your shrug emoji, but hey, picture me shrugging.
 

Auto_aim1

MeisaMcCaffrey
Jul 7, 2010
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I want a silver username signifying that this poster has mastered ultra instinct.
 
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Blam

Member
Jun 7, 2016
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My self esteem has skyrocketed today thanks to all the posts in this thread talking about me. I finally feel like people are coming to appreciate the gifts I have to offer this world. Thank you guys, I really needed this.
Yes [vis_name][/vis_name] you're an awesome GAF member so it should make ya feel better.
 

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman
Dec 1, 2014
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ibiza
Can anybody explain me what is happening with the username being different for each user while browsing?

Is this a bug or a new feature?
 
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God Enel

Gold Member
Mar 26, 2011
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Why is this not pinned?

And this username shit is really spooky and confuses the heck out of me.
 

dorkimoe

Member
Aug 19, 2007
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Why is this not pinned?

And this username shit is really spooky and confuses the heck out of me.
Yeah deserves a pin, and everytime i Scroll through i get scared i did something

I will subscribe for the year after Xmas, spent too much money. So glad this place is getting away from the horrible impression that it had left on me during the ban days of summer
 

cr0w

Old Member
Aug 31, 2015
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I wish this included titles. Old Member would be great.

EDIT:. HAH! I love it.
 
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EviLore

Expansive Ellipses
Staff Member
May 30, 2004
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Any plans to offer paypal as a payment option?
Not at this time. Stripe is a way cleaner payment processor than Paypal on both merchant and consumer sides. We can extend Stripe with additional options catering to certain geographic regions though (currently Apple Pay should be enabled for example), so let me know if you have a regional obstacle or some such you're looking to get through. Thanks.
 

Blam

Member
Jun 7, 2016
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Not at this time. Stripe is a way cleaner payment processor than Paypal on both merchant and consumer sides. We can extend Stripe with additional options catering to certain geographic regions though (currently Apple Pay should be enabled for example), so let me know if you have a regional obstacle or some such you're looking to get through. Thanks.
tbh I think paypal would honestly block your account for no reason like they always do, but regardless I guess if you do consider PayPal you can always ban anyone automatically with chargebacks.
 

plushyp

Member
Jul 21, 2016
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On this special occasion, I dedicate the below song to [vis_name][/vis_name] :
 
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...hmm...

EDIT: Okay so, minor point here, but this mechanism could be used to target or track users. I tested above whether it replaces the username text within a URL, particularly of a media embed, and it does. Now, the site linked above is just a generic image generator and no big deal, but this permits a malicious person to embed a URL to their own server within an image, which will then receive the GAF username on incoming requests, aligned to IP. Which isn't ideal, it seems to me.

EDIT2: This issue was fixed (hooray!). So if you're arriving now, you won't see your name in the image above, as it was earlier.
https://www.neogaf.com/threads/neogaf-2-0-error-reporting-feedback-thread.1460452/page-23#post-253654990
 
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Musky_Cheese

Community Liaison
Oct 23, 2016
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...hmm...

EDIT: Okay so, minor point here, but this mechanism could be used to target or track users. I tested above whether it replaces the username text within a URL, particularly of a media embed, and it does. Now, the site linked above is just a generic image generator and no big deal, but this permits a malicious person to embed a URL to their own server within an image, which will then receive the GAF username on incoming requests, aligned to IP. Which isn't ideal, it seems to me.
Post this in here https://www.neogaf.com/threads/neogaf-2-0-error-reporting-feedback-thread.1460452/
 

Redneckerz

Banned
Jun 25, 2018
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The stillness of time.
This is a historic day :messenger_open_mouth:



I wonder what [vis_name][/vis_name] will think of this?

:messenger_tears_of_joy:
Oh sheesh, now i see what the joke is. Colour me blimey!

Good thinking that [vis_name][/vis_name] told me about it earlier. I would hate for [vis_name][/vis_name] to not understand the joke and be an idiot.

Hey [vis_name][/vis_name], Please enjoy other communities. Ya big goof.
This is why [vis_name][/vis_name] is the most incompetent member of this forum.
In Dutch it says its the name of a fish. The more you know.