NeoGAF Implodes


#301

Approved this morning. They just have a lot to approve I think. :)


#302

I occasionally check both forums now, they both seem active enough to be fine.


#303

I always really enjoyed the Retro part of GAF and many of those people have migrated here…

Definitely checking in there regularly.


#304

Now that sounds like a forum for me. Hopefully it’s not full of teenagers like GAF seemed to be, but then how many of them are into old crap?


#305

Depends on how easy it is to pirate and run on emulators.


#306

Nice name, I prefer ‘ResetEra’ to ‘NeoGAF’ as well.


#307

I kinda feel like NeoGAF needed to be rebooted and rebuilt after all this time anyway. Maybe the split is for the best in the long run.


#308

30k member and 1.2 million messages in a month. Wonder if the forum software will keep up.


#309

Same here!


#310

It’s been more stable than the old site so far. E3 will be the real test unless something crazy happens at PSX or the Game Awards.

I know they had to disable email notifications for most things though as the volume was crazy.


#311

So it seems like all the most annoying posters have left NeoGaf and the frenetic pace of things has really slowed down. Frankly the site has never been better.


#312

Gee, where have I seen that happen before? :)


#314

#315

So what happened at NeoGAF, beyond the owner being a rapist?

Edit: You’re right forgeforsaken, edited my post.


#316

Do you assholes really want to dredge up what led to the schism here? Because so far y’all are misrpresenting it a fair fucking bit.


#317

I was gonna say, let’s not and say we did.

Then.

This shit happened. Really? Good work on letting it go, dude.


#318

No, that was me, I just edited it out.


#319

That’s a … not completely incorrect description of the schism, if you define “annoying” as “primarily lives in Politics and Religion.” Which to my mind, at least, is a reasonable interpretation of the word.

Signed,
- Someone who has researched this far more than is humanly advisable on both sites


#320

A quick bump to mention that the extent of the exodus from there has been significant. The games section would usually fill with posts and update so quickly you’d have 8-9 pages of stuff to read every day. Now its barely a page and a half of posts/updates a day.


#321

Yeah, it’s dead. I don’t think it’ll ever recover. Everyone moved to ResetEra.

Retro GAF moved to the Retro Game Boards, which is an awesome new board. It also uses Discourse @wumpus.