What is this about? Like evilore not owing up to his mistake he's the reason why I GAF died not because of off topic or the community.I lurked this site from it's inception. Waited a year or two to get my account approved to post in 2012. By that point the forums had become infected with the disease of unfair, and unbalanced political opinions led by a select chosen few leading the dog piling against anyone with a dissenting opinion, even if that opinion was argued logically and in good faith.
These select people were responsible for the downfall of this sites reputation over the past few years. Hopefully they stay gone, make a new forum for themselves, or whatever, I don't care.
If GAF can go back to some semblance of fair and balanced moderation, I have no doubt it's reputation can be restored.
Nuking OT for the time being is a good first step. I'm on board for now.
I was in the process of writing a statement that entire day to address formally address the allegation, but the community had erupted in a flash that morning. While the moderation team was trying to restore the peace, accusations and threats concerning the screenshot started shifting to them as well by association with me, and I was asked by my team to do something to fix things and get the heat off of all of them at least. I was beyond exhausted by that point, though, stretched too thin in the time since the post had first appeared and seeing unprecedented events unfold on NeoGAF. I was slow and weak. I failed to handle it quickly enough and let the team down. Before I could finish a statement and get it out there, understandably some mods hit their emotional limit, expressed concerns about the community coming after them, and decided to leave. A few people resigned, and many more quickly followed for similar reasons, citing stress and harassment. The site started breaking under load spikes leading up to the first resignations, too, and then flatlined altogether, so issuing a statement at that time on NeoGAF itself became impossible for the time being, and my attention shifted toward the moderation team's future.
You realize by posting here you'd be giving money via ad revenue to serial sexual assualter?Those communities are the reason I visited gaf, I like the people there very much
Moderation will also see changes. Over the years, moderators changed from simply people who made sure discussion stay civil into personalities. It's because of that, many were targeted for harassment and other things. This shouldn't be happening to them. We've taken action to protect these people by making moderation anonymous. There will be no more red-names that single them out nor will there be a list of who is one.
I think this is an issue he has to address. He created a toxic leftist environment instead of the positive one he thought he was making.Evilore,
Your mod team was more than happy to throw you under the bus with no evidence or collaboration from someone else whatsoever just because of a fucking facebook post. They're currently organizing brigades against you on discord according to a couple of people I know. Do you now understand what some of us were talking about in our PMs to you that these people are rabid ideologues?
I'm a progressive that has much in common with their beliefs but not their behavior and or dogmatic identity politics. It's these dogmas that made them think it's OK to treat you like crap even though they have no evidence. Zero.
I really hope you don't make the same mistake again and you choose your mods more carefully next time.
Political and social discourse will not be allowed in the new Off-Topic. Those types of discussions greatly added to the harsh and unwelcoming atmosphere of Off-Topic, which pushed many users away.
They didn't ruin shit, Bro .Tyler did he killed gaf.
Glad that usagaf won't be able to post trump news and anything else political in their country.
Going by this thread, it's pretty obvious none of you actually came to this place for gaming and only for all the other BS which Gaf has been hated for. Time to go back to the basics.
Fucking thank you. I've probably never seen eye to eye with mods on just about any topic ever, but get rid of this shit. Please be consistent and stern here. Any and all political discourse is off limits
I really do want OT Community back though, to be honest. I've helped so many people in the programming thread, and would love to be able to continue that.