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  1. 6 hours

    8.3%
  2. 1 day

    16.7%
  3. 1 week

    25.0%
  4. It would continue to exist, but become 8chan

    50.0%
  5. 12 voter(s)
  1. x65943

    OP x65943 the end is nigh, buy doge coin
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    How long How long would GBAtemp last without moderation?

    What would be its downfall? DMCA from all of the warez, or fbi take down from illegal images of minors?

    How many banned tempers do you think would make a come back for its last few days?

    How many banned tempers do you think would reveal that they've been comfortably browsing gbatemp through an alt for years after their ban?
     
  2. Boogieboo6

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    That depends. Do we KNOW there's no moderation? Or did the mods just suddenly up and disappear and it takes a while for us to find out? I think the downfall of GBATemp would be the posts made. They'd eventually get borderline unreadable and many people would leave the site because of the lack of quality posts. Eventually, maybe sooner, maybe later, homebrew devs will leave. Once they're gone, the people would go with them. They'll follow the tutorials and the latest and greatest homebrew. The quality of guides on GBATemp will be A9LH video guide quality and nobody will come to the site any more. Maybe there'll be a self governed system that enables the users to moderate for themselves. This will allow the site to continue to run. However, GBATemp will be a shadow of its former self. Never again would it be the well written, well conducted homebrew hub. Under the control of users, it may still be able to survive.
     
  3. x65943

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    Well written and well thought out response. I think that you're definitely right that the length of time would depend on if people knew the mods were gone.

    Favorite part "The quality of guides on GBATemp will be A9LH video guide quality"
     
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  4. DinohScene

    DinohScene hail p1ngpong
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    This is GBAtemp you're talking about.
    10 seconds, max.
     
  5. Luckkill4u

    Luckkill4u 4 guys in a car ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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    The only way that would ever ever ever happen is if they (the gods) create some overly complex superdupernonsensical banning algorithm based on what you post that sends you through hyperdimensionalspace into a web forum that allows what you post.
     
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  6. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps
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    The community is what makes GBAtemp so great.

    It's also what would tear the site apart if left unchecked.
     
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  7. evandixon

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    If all the moderators just quit, I'd say it'd take a day or two for people to notice things getting really out of hand. After that, the trolls come in and wreak havok. Then come the malicious users who like to post... unsavory things, which ultimately scare away the remaining users. All of that could realistically happen in 1 week given GBAtemp's high traffic.
     
  8. supergamer368

    supergamer368 Mostly lurker, full idiot
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    I'd give it about 3 minutes.
     
  9. Vipera

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    One time /r/Nintendo didn't moderate for a week.

    I left Reddit.
     
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