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I haven't been to these forums much in a very long while but, to me, the decrease happened substantially after the first site's redesign when it was acquired by CBSI. It overhauled the forums for the worse, with even minor elements like making our avatars so much smaller than they were before.

That's when a bunch of the usual posters started leaving, and the forums have never been nearly as active since. Things became a lot less intimate, somehow, and less enjoyable.

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#2  Edited By FluxWaveZ

@hermii said:

This is the first time I seen the neogaf fairban twitter account, and all of those are horrible. I had no idea.

https://twitter.com/unreaNeoGAF_mod

Makes me wonder which mods wrote them, and how many of them were done by Malka himself.

It says right in the Twitter description: "unofficial ban messages."

Though, relatedly, I once got banned for 2 weeks on NeoGAF for suggesting that someone should watch School Days. That mod was no longer a mod shortly after.

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#3  Edited By FluxWaveZ

@cptbedlam said:

Thanks, moderators, for quickly cracking down on supporters of racism, misogyny and hate in this thread! Apparently some people found their way here from some dark corners of the internet as well.

Criticism of NeoGAF doesn't make someone any of those things. There were very real issues with the way GAF was run and the culture behind it, and if you go over to Kotaku's article you'll see that NeoGAF had a history of blatantly suppressing women and minority voices in the community. It was anything but the progressive safe haven people like to say it was.

They're talking about the actual idiots whose posts were deleted in this thread posting hatred in the guise of "getting back" at GAF.

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I learned about Salty Bet thanks to GAF. Regular car chase threads were a riot, random live streams like two chatbots talking to each other...

Man, I'm bummed.

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@vibratingdonkey: Man, I'm gonna miss threads like those. I hope the more memorable threads get archived somehow.

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People keep saying "it just won't be the same", but I was only vaguely aware of Tyler's presence on that forum by the time I joined.

What would make it not the same isn't Tyler Malka's involvement with the site, but its downfall. The chaos that ensued after the allegations were made known, the reputable moderators dropping out one after the other, the fact that the Amir0x case happened just this year and that it paints Evilore in an even poorer light when we take what's happening now into account...

The reputation of the site has been destroyed. The userbase has completely rebelled. The GAF hate groups of the internet feel vindicated. There's the unsettling feeling that parts of the leadership were "all in this together." Even if NeoGAF were to come back at this point, it absolutely wouldn't be the same.

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It's funny how it all burned down so quickly. If a contingency plan had been put in place for a situation where all of the users would go on a spamming spree and the mods defected (prepare for everything?), it could have been managed pretty simply. Maybe once the allegations came out, lock down the forums completely with the exception of a single thread on the topic? Maybe not even do that, and prioritize exposure on this mysterious "statement."

They didn't realize their power over the community was falling apart in front of them. Modbot saying stuff like "the more you shitpost, the more time it comes for the statement to come out," as if anyone gave a shit at that point.

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@sirpsychosexy: Oh yeah, thanks. r/games seems alright. It won't be the same, but if I need a replacement for a similar news feed, this could do.

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#9  Edited By FluxWaveZ

It feels so odd now that I don't have a regular feed of general video game news posted the moment it happens. GAF's size helped so much for this. r/gaming is a bunch of memes and useless stuff. Big sites like IGN or Kotaku aren't the same, and I don't want to have to follow a whole bunch of different sites that specialize in different things. It was so good having a central location for everything, including off-topic news.

And if I have some random thought to contribute to some anime I just watched or some game I just played, it'll be hard to post it without bumping a much older thread on a less active community. There's so much I would have never discovered without that website.

Like Henkei Shoujo.

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Guess I'm back.

No idea how I'm going to get game news as quickly as before. Even general news via the OT. There were active discussion threads for so many different topics. Community threads with fun activities like regular mafia games.

It's a damn shame.