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NeoGaf
« on: October 22, 2017, 11:30:27 PM »
So, NeoGaf is dead because the owner is scum. Much lulz. Where will all those wanker gaffers go now?  ;D

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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 10:44:12 AM »
lol...I have never heard of NeoGaf.

Sounds like the owner is a real shitbag.

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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 01:20:19 PM »
I've been linked to NeoGaf a few times. Never joined because it just seemed overwhelming.

I suspect we're going to see a lot more of this moving forward and that's a good thing - I'm not a woman, but I've seen enough #MeToo posts from my female friends to be seriously horrified.
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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 02:17:03 PM »
So, NeoGaf is dead because the owner is scum. Much lulz. Where will all those wanker gaffers go now?  ;D
I'm not gonna front; I miss it already and I have zero expectation that any of the replacements sprouting up like mushrooms after a forest fire will have any longevity.

It's dumb that it took Harvey Weinstein to get people acknowledging that Evilore's assaulted women when it's been common knowledge since 2012, but it is what it is.

What I've never understood is why you in particular dislike it so much. On paper, it seems to be everything you'd like:
-explicitly liberal on both the gaming and off-topic sides
-protective of LGBT
-tons of PC gamers
-dedicated subcommunities for whatever franchise/interest you might want
-huge fans of niche games, especially with female protagonists

Incidentally, if you haven't played VA-11 Hall-A, you might enjoy it.

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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 03:01:53 PM »

What I've never understood is why you in particular dislike it so much. On paper, it seems to be everything you'd like:
-explicitly liberal on both the gaming and off-topic sides
-protective of LGBT


Because my personal experience was exactly the opposite on both of those points. It was like a thriving den of MRA basement dwellers...

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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 04:54:34 PM »
Hmm.

Well, I guess it might have been a while ago? The moderation took a decidedly progressive bent during Gamergate and it was positively militant during the election cycle (one of their admins was apparently removed for banning hundreds of Trump supporters without cause during that period), and a lot of it spilled over to the gaming side too.

I suppose this conversation is kind of moot unless Evilore actually follows through with his promise to put the site up again soon, but your experience seems unusual given how often GAF is slagged on by the rest of the internet for being the biggest "SJW" bastion.

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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 04:57:51 PM »
how often GAF is slagged on by the rest of the internet for being the biggest "SJW" bastion.

I hear that same thing leveled at the Penny Arcade forums (which is where I spend most of my forum time).

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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 04:47:08 AM »
lol...I have never heard of NeoGaf.
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Me too!
I'm old and not remotely 'down with the kids.'

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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 11:27:23 AM »
lol...I have never heard of NeoGaf.
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And me! I thought the premier gaming site was Gamers' Oasis...
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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2017, 04:57:17 PM »
GAF's requirement of a work/school email and manual verification for registration meant that it was comparatively kid-unfriendly.

With that being said, forums are a dying breed in general. It sucks that the future is being raised on platforms with no preservation, but I'm just an old man yelling at clouds, I suppose.

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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2017, 05:03:27 PM »
Penny Arcade is going strong. /shrug/

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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2017, 10:22:54 PM »
I refuse to associate with anything Penny Arcade. Because the comic is fucking terrible.
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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2017, 11:00:55 PM »
I never pay attention to it. There's actually a huge gulf between the comic and the forums.

As for neogaf, looks like it's back, but with extra added angst!

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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2017, 02:55:57 PM »
does anyone have this place as their primary forum?



**raises hand**

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Re: NeoGaf
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2017, 03:29:43 PM »
I used to, when there was activity...