Whats the Current Status of GAF in general right now?

yoyo67

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Me too but I am sure it was a setup. They dont like people who will think for themselves and even dare criticize their politics
My exact same reasoning. I said that word for word and got banned. Tons of people calling me out and being derogatory so I argued back and got banned. I wasn't even being offensive or calling anyone names as they were towards me and I got banned not them.
 
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You would agree that what happened on GAF last year was an undesirable event, yeah? How do you prevent undesirable events from happening again in future? The answer is you need to understand why it happened, and tracking stats on ban rates and types is part of that.
I have no opinion on the events of last October since I never posted anywhere outside of some OTs and never even saw the drama until after the site was shut down for a bit.

I don't think knowing that user#4956 was banned for spamming would prevent anything like that since the event was caused by the moderation anyway.
 
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I have no opinion on the events of last October since I never posted anywhere outside of some OTs and never even saw the drama until after the site was shut down for a bit.

I don't think knowing that user#4956 was banned for spamming would prevent anything like that since the event was caused by the moderation anyway.
You should probably seek out the history and context of what you're criticising then.

Knowing the ban reason for a single user may not be particularly revealing, but tracking things like ban rates versus time with significant events overlaid can reveal something. Ban reasons and durations especially. You can actually see their gradual descent into madness with increasing proportions of "dismissing concerns of... <group>" reasons and longer durations. Most of us who were paying attention here for the last few years know why it happened, so this is more of a rhetorical example, but I think it's silly to suggest there's no utility to tracking ban rates and reasons.
 

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I'm gonna sign up for that place and see what the hell you guys are talking about. It can't be that bad.
If you enjoy thinking for yourself, you will eventually be banned - regardless if you're left or right. What you do there is tow the line and follow the marching orders. You say what you're allowed to say there, or you go away.

It's not as bad as people there claim. It's actually worse.
 
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My blacked.com thread was locked, so the current status of GAF is fascist mod dictatorship.
Just like politics, we need a separate porn section for civil discussions, including porn games

I'm gonna sign up for that place and see what the hell you guys are talking about. It can't be that bad.
Few tips to last longer:
-Pretend you agree, even if you dont
-Never criticise FemFreq, Annita, Zoe Quinn etc
-Supporters of women's minorities, immigrants, LBGT causes have all a clean criminal record. Never ever mention anything contrary, even as a joke or to refute the arguments of the people who used those accusations. You will be stacked together with them. (reasons for my permaban).
-Avoid rhetoric against the Democrats and never dare praise even the best Republican over the lowest Democrat
-Russia and Russian bots destroyed the elections and with Trump are responsible for everything bad in America and the world, even during Democrats rule.
-Hillary is good, LBGT community, minorities etc should be a lapdog for the Democrats without any protests
-Avoid engaging with specific loud users who are backseat moderators in disguise. In case something happens, just apologise and leave.
-In case the whole rage of the forum is against you and you become a sacrificial lamb, just screw it, except if you want to sign a declaration of repetence

Any other tips are welcome
 

Redneckerz

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I'm gonna sign up for that place and see what the hell you guys are talking about. It can't be that bad.
Just that about any serious and non-serious outlet (Even those who are rather controversial themselves) have a negative impression of ERA and a banbot condensing all the content of it in simple-to-understand facts that highlight at the very least a dishonest policy from the top should atleast give some grounds to express a stance of doubt.

Ofcourse, feel free to participate there. A lot of threads there are actually quite like GAF, so if you frequented those and avoided obvious controverses, than ERA would fit well. Anything controversial par The Names's standard is verboten.

Do they let you make multiple accounts?
Yes, In fact, they even have a check you can click upon when registering to confirm if this is an alt-account or not. AFAIK, ERA is gullible enough to believe that actual alt accounts will click that bracket so they can ban these alt accounts.

There are definitely some obvious ones out there, certainly the users with the most reply-actions are either staff in disguise or Elite Little Helpers given all the
they do. Which is funny because they have a very sensitive radar regarding sexism, yet they do this all the time.
Some kind of reversed Stockholm #metoo Syndrome really.
 
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My friend got banned from Era coz he sided with shikaro in RDR 2 video.

He just said killing NPCs is normal in open world games, why people getting worked up so much. Do they like create controversy on everything. For this he got a month ban.
I had hundreds of posts across months, 95% gaming related, and was perma banned for "downplaying hate speech" because I disagreed with youtube banning Alex Jones. Meanwhile, actual calls for violence against Tucker Carlson and his family go completely ignored. Makes total fucking sense.
 
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I used to lurk this forum before i was a registered member. Definitely much better than the stuff i read back in 2017 when people couldn't share their opinion without repercussions.
 
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This place is like bizarro resetera in views and far less ban happy. It feels more hostile in general (due to less banning overall), but resetera is probably just as hostile feeling to anyone that’s conservative. You get increased snark here probably because there are far less topics in general

I still go to resetera more for general discussion, simply because there just aren’t a lot of topics posted here in comparison. Good example is that new IPads were released this week. Can’t even find a topic here about it, which is not surprising, but relevant when looking at the popularity of the forum. You dont come here expecting to talk about anything, but you certainly come here to talk about controversial thinga
 
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This place is like bizarro resetera in views and far less ban happy. It feels more hostile in general (due to less banning overall), but resetera is probably just as hostile feeling to anyone that’s conservative. You get increased snark here probably because there are far less topics in general

I still go to resetera more for general discussion, simply because there just aren’t a lot of topics posted here in comparison. Good example is that new IPads were released this week. Can’t even find a topic here about it, which is not surprising, but relevant when looking at the popularity of the forum. You dont come here expecting to talk about anything, but you certainly come here to talk about controversial thinga
Make the thread?
 

Claus Grimhildyr

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"This place is dead and doesn't talk about what I want to talk about."
"Why not make the thread then and start the conversation?"
"No."

Two Weeks Later

"Waah, this place is dead and won't talk about what I want to talk about!"

See this same thing done repeatedly by the same folks. Gets real tiring after a point.
 
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"This place is dead and doesn't talk about what I want to talk about."
"Why not make the thread then and start the conversation?"
"No."

Two Weeks Later

"Waah, this place is dead and won't talk about what I want to talk about!"

See this same thing done repeatedly by the same folks. Gets real tiring after a point.
I bet it does. But that’s the state of the forum. You were obviously referencing me, and I will freely admit have no desire to help change it. I don’t post enough and have never posted many threads. I don’t think that I’m exactly “waaaah’ing” about it though. It is what it is.
 
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I bet it does. But that’s the state of the forum. You were obviously referencing me, and I will freely admit have no desire to help change it. I don’t post enough and have never posted many threads. I don’t think that I’m exactly “waaaah’ing” about it though. It is what it is.
It’s not just you. There’s a constant stream of insecure Ree members popping back in to shitpost and sow discord.
 
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Did I say I like this place yet? I do.

The level of activity is fine for me and more would be cool.

It'd be nice if there was a bit more variety in the gaming section. So those people that say they're into niche stuff, please do start some threads and I'll try to contribute if I can, but I do also just like reading about different interests.

Things like @Daniel Pacheco's Steam This Week thread are great too. Curators are the best.
Hey Hey thanks for your kindness :)

I would like to create threads about indie games I like as Do not feed the monkeys of They are billions, but I get bannedfew years ago on Penny arcade to chat about one of that games so I am not sure to create these kind of threads... I guess they think that gam,es are mine.

Anyway, If you want to contribute.. could youi help me with the last post I put there hahahahahaha:

https://www.neogaf.com/threads/what-deserves-our-attention-in-steam-this-week.1467723/
 
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Well i only joined in April of this year and it was very slow , but with the last six months its slow and surely getting more active ( well it seems that way). also what we do have here is that people actually talk , actually disagree. Even if a thread is a few pages long , what you will find there is more discussion in them few pages then there is with 20+ pages on other forums.

also the Mods are pretty good as well ( so shout out to them )
 
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This post would have gotten you perm'ed over there.
Nup. Nup. That would never happen. They know me. They know im fuckin alpha as fuck n am an elite UFC fight guy n if I ever posted there they'd be all like on their knees weepin with relief n going Ooooh Snoooopy Oh Snoooopy please save our failing forum n shizz it's all gone to shit n ah'd be all like chill cuz I got this n then I'd ban all the dumbass nerds talkin bout videogames n turn it into an awesum place where alpha as fuck dudes like me could get together n rap about Chuck Norris, n how awesum Chuck is n there'd be like pictures of Chuck n indepth discussions bout Chuck n poems bout Chuck n topics bout Chuck n how he inspires all of us Night Rangers to roam the land, livin out on the edge, lone wolves travellin from town to town, mavericks that never play by the book, outlaws breakin all the rulez n givin it to the man n fuckin hawt chickz like 9 at a time n ridin off into the sunset on our metal horses lookin badass as fuck.
 
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I still take the view that there is an optimum size for a forum and this is it. Too big and you can't keep up with the conversation in your threads of interest, too small it's a ghost town. The tools on the forum (eg notifications) do a lot to help with that but ultimately I find reddit unusable as a conversation hub because it moves too fast and I don't get time to get to know each poster.
 
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Hopefully this is doing better than Era. I'm about as left leaning as it gets without being batshit crazy but that isn't enough over there. You're still the enemy. The other day they taught me that Bernie Sanders is racist, which was news to me.

They have a lot of hate and anger in their hearts which I understand, but it's just going to help Trump win again in 2020 and they don't see that. It's a shame.
 

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The only threads on this site that actually produce any semblance of active discussion are threads like this that seek out drama, especially regarding Resetera. So, if you are obsessed with Resetera drama this place is still good.
 
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