Resetera reflects: This place sucks. We want GAF back.

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Weird because when I just logged in, it said ban will be lifted on Monday. I don’t understand why they treat everyone like they are in a Gulag. Lame.
If you are banne duration pending, you still get a preliminary date, but they add something like "pending admin review" to your ban message. After review, the ban either stays unchanged, gets prolonged, or is made permanent.
 
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Yeah but then you posted here. So uhh... good luck with that.

Also, enjoy.

Jussie Smollet?
Well could be anyone really....experience shows the extreme left sjw is happy to turn on itself and eat its own tail much like how gaf imploded over a year ago.....the difference is this time that it’s actually the moderators and senior members that are pretty much driving the direction and in all honesty it’s onlt a matter of time...I have my popcorn ready
 
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So I see a lot of posters saying that reee is bleeding users. Is that the case and where does that info come from? Because from website traffic stats, it looks like the opposite is happening and neogaf traffic is actually dropping pretty significantly over time.

How do we drive traffic here? And curb the flow to ree? Or is that something that will naturally happen
 
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So I see a lot of posters saying that reee is bleeding users. Is that the case and where does that info come from? Because from website traffic stats, it looks like the opposite is happening and neogaf traffic is actually dropping pretty significantly over time.

How do we drive traffic here? And curb the flow to ree? Or is that something that will naturally happen
They aren’t bleeding users, as much as it’s been stagnant since the initial move.

For every user they ban they approve 10 but their number still fluctuates lower.

There’s no way to stop or stem it other then to sit back and wait for the community to implode on itself.

As far as driving traffic here, we’ll thats a double edged sword I care not to get into. I kind of like the smaller community here now, and I’d hate to see it regress back to where it used to be, but at the same time the more the merrier.

I’d say it seems fine, as it’s rebuilding, but I have no stake in it and @EviLore and the staff might see it different.

In the meantime I either repost news I see on Reddit or other places on the gaming side, or try to come up with interesting talking points for the OT.

Every bit of discussion helps even if every thread is not a hit.
 
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They aren’t bleeding users, as much as it’s been stagnant since the initial move.

For every user they ban they approve 10 but their number still fluctuates lower.

There’s no way to stop or stem it other then to sit back and wait for the community to implode on itself.

As far as driving traffic here, we’ll thats a double edged sword I care not to get into. I kind of like the smaller community here now, and I’d hate to see it regress back to where it used to be, but at the same time the more the merrier.

I’d say it seems fine, as it’s rebuilding, but I have no stake in it and @EviLore and the staff might see it different.

In the meantime I either repost news I see on Reddit or other places on the gaming side, or try to come up with interesting talking points for the OT.

Every bit of discussion helps even if every thread is not a hit.
I think it's just a growing process.

The problem/good thing about this forum at the moment that I've noticed that there are no political extremes. No racist bigots or no SJW whiners for instance.
We're somewhere in the middle but problem here is for better or for worse the forum has lost its identity if you get me. It's not immediately obvious where we stand for someone new.
I'll be honest I lurked on this forum for a few days before joining to get a feel for it and I decided this was the gaming place for me.
I love the way the forum is now don't get me wrong but if this forum gets popular again you better expect some of the extremes.

Also (And I've been guilty of this many times so I'm the issue here as well) it's very hard to go into a thread and not see people mention how much they hate resetera. It just comes off as a little tacky to slag another forum and then sometimes even link to a thread on that other forum and slag off the members. I would think the less mention of resetera on regular threads the better.

This thread should be the resetera whining thread and maybe not others?

I don't know what others think of that though, I'm just thinking out loud.
 
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I'm probably the only person who thinks this but I genuinely don't think Resetera is too bad. The politics section is probably unbearable but the gaming section seems alright whenever I browse.

The main issue I find is that it moves too fast. I wouldn't have time to keep up with discussion and, quite frankly, I'm happy with that.
 
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I think it's just a growing process.

The problem/good thing about this forum at the moment that I've noticed that there are no political extremes. No racist bigots or no SJW whiners for instance.
We're somewhere in the middle but problem here is for better or for worse the forum has lost its identity if you get me. It's not immediately obvious where we stand for someone new.
I'll be honest I lurked on this forum for a few days before joining to get a feel for it and I decided this was the gaming place for me.
I love the way the forum is now don't get me wrong but if this forum gets popular again you better expect some of the extremes.

Also (And I've been guilty of this many times so I'm the issue here as well) it's very hard to go into a thread and not see people mention how much they hate resetera. It just comes off as a little tacky to slag another forum and then sometimes even link to a thread on that other forum and slag off the members. I would think the less mention of resetera on regular threads the better.

This thread should be the resetera whining thread and maybe not others?

I don't know what others think of that though, I'm just thinking out loud.
Really? The identity is obvious: A gaming forum where anyone can discuss gaming, regardless of your political views. I.E: We are not crazy town anymore and we have open, free discussions.
 

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I'm probably the only person who thinks this but I genuinely don't think Resetera is too bad. The politics section
They don't have a politics sections, it's the whole board, especially off-topic. You might be able to survive if you are careful and stay in gaming, but if you see one thing you disagree with even marginal in off-topic don't post.

Active users there are dropping and their unfair band practices are helping with that as well, so it's actually getting worse because it's becoming more and more that one type of person is posting there.
 
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They don't have a politics sections, it's the whole board, especially off-topic. You might be able to survive if you are careful and stay in gaming, but if you see one thing you disagree with even marginal in off-topic don't post.

Active users there are dropping and their unfair band practices are helping with that as well, so it's actually getting worse because it's becoming more and more that one type of person is posting there.
Their userbase is climbing however the active posting users has not grown at all in the last 6 months which means the same people are simply having a chat with each other.

The other thing to note is that the ban amounts have been steadily increasing month on month and this is due to a lot of the politics starting to encroach into the gaming side of things

Era likes to pretend it’s a gaming forum but it’s the internet equivalent of being invited around to a guys house because he has all the cool consoles..beer...porn but unknown to you he has this giant sex dungeon in the basement and your gonna get fucked at some point in the future.

Many of the users are still enjoying the free beer and games unaware they are slowly been led down a staircase
 
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Their userbase is climbing however the active posting users has not grown at all in the last 6 months which means the same people are simply having a chat with each other.

The other thing to note is that the ban amounts have been steadily increasing month on month and this is due to a lot of the politics starting to encroach into the gaming side of things

Era likes to pretend it’s a gaming forum but it’s the internet equivalent of being invited around to a guys house because he has all the cool consoles..beer...porn but unknown to you he has this giant sex dungeon in the basement and your gonna get fucked at some point in the future.

Many of the users are still enjoying the free beer and games unaware they are slowly been led down a staircase
That sucks. It's fine people getting shirty when people disagree with their political opinion (who doesn't?) but to ban them because of it? Nah fuck that noise.
 
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The problem/good thing about this forum at the moment that I've noticed that there are no political extremes. No racist bigots or no SJW whiners for instance.
We're somewhere in the middle but problem here is for better or for worse the forum has lost its identity if you get me. It's not immediately obvious where we stand for someone new..
Disagree. Seen some crazy stuff. Won’t call out anybody by name but there’s some cuckoo being posted
 
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Multiple developers have come out against Era and have either been banned or unverafied.
As it should be.

Both sides of GamerGate were incredibly dumb, and probably should've been left alone, but it's really fucked up videogame communities in general. Things like that is what has lead to people being so paranoid that they'll ruin someone's career just by simple association, whether in the past or not.
 
I got banned again for another week for posting this video in that thread where someone stated people should stop using the term "boy."


I absolutly knew I was going to get banned but I couldn't help myself because it was literally the first thing I thought of. The video is scarily accurate except instead of saying Parenting in 2050 it should be Parenting in 2020.

The week ban was also due to a "past severe infraction relating to gender" aka I calmly defended Ninja in a thread when the whole "OMG he doesn't play with women he's a fucking sexist" thing was hot.

ResetERA is a fucking joke of a forum and the only reason I post there is for the gaming side and it's unfortunately where most of the discussion takes place. I have to remember to NEVER post anything relating to gender or politics because anything remotely against the hive mind even if you're joking or being level headed and you will be instantly banned. There's no discussion or debate to be had there. I understand moderating or banning complete shitheads or trolls but it's out of control there.

What's hilarious is that there was a recent poll asking will you still buy THQ Nordic games after the 8ch incident and like 80% of the poll voted "yes, I will still buy their games I don't care" which triggered the fuck out of them. It just goes to show the majority of people there aren't extremely PC they just have to hide in the shadows and not post otherwise they will get banned.
 
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I got banned again for another week for posting this video in that thread where someone stated people should stop using the term "boy."


I absolutly knew I was going to get banned but I couldn't help myself because it was literally the first thing I thought of. The video is scarily accurate except instead of saying Parenting in 2050 it should be Parenting in 2020.

The week ban was also due to a "past severe infraction relating to gender" aka I calmly defended Ninja in a thread when the whole "OMG he doesn't play with women he's a fucking sexist" thing was hot.

ResetERA is a fucking joke of a forum and the only reason I post there is for the gaming side and it's unfortunately where most of the discussion takes place. I have to remember to NEVER post anything relating to gender or politics because any remotely against the hive mind and you will be instantly banned.
Gaming side here is moving at a good clip again and just about any thread gets traction. Why give traffic, activity, and attention to the shitshow over there, which only helps perpetuate it and keeps some other reasonable people like yourself tethered to that colossal mistake? Come on home.
 
I got banned again for another week for posting this video in that thread where someone stated people should stop using the term "boy."
The new accepted term is "person of boyhood."

If you just take something that's supposedly offensive and swap it around so the offensive part comes at the end with "of" in the middle, then it becomes incredibly respectable.
 
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It’s facinating how many new and reactivated “woke” posters who are appearing in threads these days. You can tell the election appratsus are reactivating. Shoutout to all you media matters folks putting in overtime to sway the politics of this forum back to the old ways. Good luck 😘
 
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It’s facinating how many new and reactivated “woke” posters who are appearing in threads these days. You can tell the election appratsus are reactivating. Shoutout to all you media matters folks putting in overtime to sway the politics of this forum back to the old ways. Good luck 😘
They always pop in after a big political event to act smug and get their daily fill of moral superiority from being the enlightened one amongst the unwashed wrongthinking masses.
 
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They always pop in after a big political event to act smug and get their daily fill of moral superiority from being the enlightened one amongst the unwashed wrongthinking masses.
I stopped caring about politics long ago for the sake of my sanity (and the fact I can easily be triggered into an epileptic seizure just by stress alone).
 
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Intersectionality has very little in common with old school USA leftism. Era over time is purging itself of traditional leftists. Bernie is a traditional socialist so he sees the world through the prism of class and wealth. Intersectionalists see the world through the prism of race, gender, and sexuality almost exclusively.
Same as me in that regard, which is probably why I like the guy. And it's probably why our resident alt-left don't particularly like me. Funny thing - they hate the wrong kind of left more than they hate the far right.
 
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i was never a GAF member back in the day as they didn't allow hotmail riff raff. so i am obviously not a restera member now. but some of the things i have seen on there have me honestly questioning reality. if half of that stuff isn't orchestrated then it ranks amongst the most pathetic stuff i've ever come across, ever. people CANNOT speak their mind there and it's got to be the worst and falsest echo chamber there is online.

but that's where the money is, look at pologon, look at the nose dive eurogamer is taking currently... embarrassing lowest common denominator shit that taps into a lot of peoples cucky desire to be seen as righteous when in fact it's all fake, manufactured and regulated. that's not discussion, nor genuine debate and there is zero point to it all beyond making profit for the site owners. some of the bans i've seen are perplexing and honestly infuriating - and that's for a non-member lurker - i can only imagine what it's like for the actual members! at what point do you become a parroting zombie or snap out of it and look for something real?

there's a lot of psychological / ideological stuff going on there that i'm not smart enough to articulate, but it's bound to implode. though you can be sure they already have measures in place once the "ban me"s start rolling out. cause they know what they're up to. that shit is likely already taken care of with an algorithm so no-one sees it and their money spinner doesn't tumble.

the mod on r/synthesizers has deactivated a lot of accounts of people who speak out against him - these people don't actually realise that they are talking to themselves unless they log out and see their posts disappear, and they have no recourse. and i know eurogamer does that too. the internet isn't as free as you think, all people want to do is profit off it at the expense of its original intention as a free and open exchange of ideas. pretty sickening.
 
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i was never a GAF member back in the day as they didn't allow hotmail riff raff. so i am obviously not a restera member now. but some of the things i have seen on there have me honestly questioning reality. if half of that stuff isn't orchestrated then it ranks amongst the most pathetic stuff i've ever come across, ever. people CANNOT speak their mind there and it's got to be the worst and falsest echo chamber there is online.

but that's where the money is, look at pologon, look at the nose dive eurogamer is taking currently... embarrassing lowest common denominator shit that taps into a lot of peoples cucky desire to be seen as righteous when in fact it's all fake, manufactured and regulated. that's not discussion, nor genuine debate and there is zero point to it all beyond making profit for the site owners. some of the bans i've seen are perplexing and honestly infuriating - and that's for a non-member lurker - i can only imagine what it's like for the actual members! at what point do you become a parroting zombie or snap out of it and look for something real?

there's a lot of psychological / ideological stuff going on there that i'm not smart enough to articulate, but it's bound to implode. though you can be sure they already have measures in place once the "ban me"s start rolling out. cause they know what they're up to. that shit is likely already taken care of with an algorithm so no-one sees it and their money spinner doesn't tumble.

the mod on r/synthesizers has deactivated a lot of accounts of people who speak out against him - these people don't actually realise that they are talking to themselves unless they log out and see their posts disappear, and they have no recourse. and i know eurogamer does that too. the internet isn't as free as you think, all people want to do is profit off it at the expense of its original intention as a free and open exchange of ideas. pretty sickening.
Interesting..I remember something awful used to do the ghost ban and it would not at all suprise me they are doing it as it’s an easy way to keep the membership high and give the illusion of contribution while still driving the extreme left social justice warrior mantra
 
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I used to read resetera for gaming news and just to laugh at the crazies, but the gaming side now constantly has ID politics threads running and the other side is actually getting worse.

The Netherlands shooting thread over their is people first hoping it was a white shooter than comments about how dissapointing it was when they learned it was a man from Turkey and what that means for Muslims being demonized, which although fair, shows that they have no qualms demonizing white men when it's to their advantage.

One guy got called out for asking for the nationality of the shooter to be put in the title while it's okay to display White in a title if it carries a negative context.

I really hope that this isn't the future of Western culture.
 
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I used to read resetera for gaming news and just to laugh at the crazies, but the gaming side now constantly has ID politics threads running and the other side is actually getting worse.

The Netherlands shooting thread over their is people first hoping it was a white shooter than comments about how dissapointing it was when they learned it was a man from Turkey and what that means for Muslims being demonized, which although fair, shows that they have no qualms demonizing white men when it's to their advantage.

One guy got called out for asking for the nationality of the shooter to be put in the title while it's okay to display White in a title if it carries a negative context.

I really hope that this isn't the future of Western culture.

Watch the video, there a 3 minute version that is on Season one EP1 of Goatface.

Unfortunately I can’t find a shareable version of the full video at this time.
 
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I used to read resetera for gaming news and just to laugh at the crazies, but the gaming side now constantly has ID politics threads running and the other side is actually getting worse.

The Netherlands shooting thread over their is people first hoping it was a white shooter than comments about how dissapointing it was when they learned it was a man from Turkey and what that means for Muslims being demonized, which although fair, shows that they have no qualms demonizing white men when it's to their advantage.

One guy got called out for asking for the nationality of the shooter to be put in the title while it's okay to display White in a title if it carries a negative context.

I really hope that this isn't the future of Western culture.
They treat it as a spectator sport, like the events happen only to entertain them and justify their political views.
 
I just tried to log in to my account on Era today because last week it said my account ban would be lifted today. Now my ban is permanent. LMAO Fuck Era, and its communist gulag mods. They did me a huge favour anyway! NeoGaf is my new home and I love it here more.:messenger_smiling_hearts:
And now you're officially an alt-right Nazi. How does it feel?
 
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I just tried to log in to my account on Era today because last week it said my account ban would be lifted today. Now my ban is permanent. LMAO Fuck Era, and its communist gulag mods. They did me a huge favour anyway! NeoGaf is my new home and I love it here more.:messenger_smiling_hearts:
I told you. ;) Duration pending almost always turns permanent. Welcome home.
 
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I just tried to log in to my account on Era today because last week it said my account ban would be lifted today. Now my ban is permanent. LMAO Fuck Era, and its communist gulag mods. They did me a huge favour anyway! NeoGaf is my new home and I love it here more.:messenger_smiling_hearts:
Your avatar is super creepy.

You'll fit in here just fine. Welcome.
 
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I also go back there occasionally just for a laugh.

They hate everything, pretty much. For example, they think the only worth movie critic is Lindsay Ellis. I have no clue who she is.

A huge portion of them are big Kpop buffs.....if only they knew how conservative certain aspects of S. Korea are. They'd be so triggered and acting like South Korea is as bad as North Korea.

In South Korea, although it's not as common, you get people saying openly racist or sexist remarks and it's considered normal.

In South Korea the biological differences between a man and a woman are so open and extreme compared to the West.

How do they maintain such a radical gender fluid viewpoint while worshipping a culture that by western standards is still extremely patriarchical?

I mean hell, in S. Korea it's still not normal for young women to smoke publicly, it's stigmatized.

In Korea people look at female athletes and make fun of them for looking "like a man"
 
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What if I created an account with the name "Sarah Jones" and attached a pic of a black girl as my avatar, and kept posting conservative thoughts?

Like "Guys can you please tone it down with the excessive profanity?"

or "Because of my religious faith (Catholic) I am saving myself for marriage"

or "I believe marriage should be between a man and a woman but I respect other viewpoints"

or "I find Mike Pence to be very likable. As a fellow Christian, I think he is a good ambassador for Christianity. We need more diversity in politics like that."

How long would I survive? Would I get more lenient treatment because they think I'm a woman of color?
 
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