My 2 cents on what makes GBAtemp so great

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Lucifer666, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. Lucifer666
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    Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

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    Or rather, one of the things that make it great, as there are many

    I've found myself searching for several other forums (not necessarily gaming-related) on a certain topic, and I feel like GBAtemp has spoiled me in the sense that it has a design that is centred around initiating discussion, and I'm referring specifically to the home page here

    It's great. News headlines, recent posts (this is the biggest one in my opinion), and a shout box

    Has anyone else tried joining a new forum after GBAtemp and found it so difficult, because the navigation is just so counterintuitive/uncomfortable?

    Especially the 'Recent Posts' thing. It's shocking how many forums just don't have that. I don't know about you, but I don't want to visit each section individually to see recent content

    There's obviously a truly great community here, but by far the biggest disparity between this forum and others is just that navigating this site comes along so naturally I think
     
  2. BORTZ

    BORTZ You get a hat, and YOU get a hat!

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    I dont know if my join date saying anything, but I have joined a few other forums and this is the first one that I have stuck with.
     
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  3. TotalInsanity4

    TotalInsanity4 GBAtemp Supreme Overlord

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    Guess how I found this thread? ;)

    And yes, I TOTALLY agree with every point you've made. This is the first forum I've ever joined and other forums feel like a definite step backwards in comparison
     
  4. LittleFlame

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    First forum i ever sticked around at, now it wouldn't be like this if the people here weren't so damn awesome
     
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  5. BORTZ

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    Like ive joined other forums and none of them feel like home.
    Gamefaqs is fine, just dont be an idiot
    theVitaLounge is ok but they are still running a vanilla Xen skin and dont have a lot of the new custom stuff we do
    SuperCard forums are cool, but its a translation of Chinese so not much of it makes sense. But I do really like how things are layed out.

    Something you guys might not realize right away is that we do a lot behind the scenes to facilitate and encourage a GBAtemp Community.
     
  6. VinsCool

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    First forum i stick at as well.

    I'm on a few other french forums too.
    But gbatemp is the only on I really stay
     
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  7. CIAwesome526

    CIAwesome526 Im ugly and im proud

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    by far, best forum. other forums seem so basic, but also complicated. this forum is easy to use, but has lots of great features, and a good community
     
  8. BORTZ

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    Those features you speak of? Custom, built by TJ_Cool. Our hero.
     
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  10. Ruby Gloom

    Ruby Gloom GBAtemp Maniac

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    This isn't the first forum I have joined. It's also not the first I stuck with as well. Many of which are general life discussion forums and forums all about getting used to new life obstacles such as disabilities and handicaps. There are so many forums out there. GBAtemp is by far the best I've stuck with so far. 95% of the users are super friendly and helpful as well. ( I've met some pretty mean people on here. ) Even if issues aren't about games or even technology, you can always find nice and helpful people here.
     
  11. SomeGamer

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    Just ask about kernel above 9.2 and... Well, that percentage goes down pretty quickly! :P
     
  12. RevPokemon

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    This is also my first forum that I stuck with!
    Why ?
    Good reasonable mods
    Members who are respectful
    The threads are generally interesting
    Very mobile friendly

    I could go on and on but I really just love the temp!
     
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  13. Ruby Gloom

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    I haven't asked such a thing! DX No, I know you're not blaming me. I know, it's rather annoying. But the amount of people even asking this is pretty much nonexistent.
     
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  14. SomeGamer

    SomeGamer GBAtemp Guru

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    I don't know how can you all talk that positively about 'temp... It tends to destroy my sleep patterns (super effectively)! :P
     
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    Ruby Gloom GBAtemp Maniac

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    That reference is the reason I'm so happy with this forum.
     
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  16. BurningDesire

    BurningDesire GBAtemp Psycho!

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    First and only forum I signed up for I will stay forever. This is something ill tell my kids about
     
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  17. SomeGamer

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    Me too!
    Not sure about this one, though...
     
  18. migles

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    i am like a old dude who bitches about on how it was better when there was AOL, or when we could meet "sexybunny69" on primitive online chats who were actually men, or a trap.
    i started on gbatemp, i liked, i stayed, its the only forum i use...
     
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  19. Ammako

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    This is the only good gaming forum with actual activity I've run into so far.
    I've been on others that I mostly quit, forums specific to a game to be precise. Quit because of losing general interest in said game(s). I mean, I still like these games, it's just, don't have the motivation to play anymore (Pokémon), or I just plain lost interest and got bored of it (Runescape).
    I would probably still hang around the Pokémon ones and I kinda do, check them every so often, but activity severely died down and there isn't much good conversations to be had there.
     
  20. DinohScene

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    I rarely sign up for other forums.
    And on those, I'm not active as well.

    I <З the Temp community~
     
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