The GameFAQs mods/admins are insanely corrupt and play favorites

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Shinigami Kiba

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So guys, I've been posting this on several forums as I want to spread the word around of how unjust and messed up GameFAQs is since it's one of the biggest gaming forums on the internet.

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^ the admin's response that I should have marked those posts?
I marked them, nobody modded them, and I marked them just to prove a point not because I believe those posts deserve to be deleted, I don't.


GameFAQs moderators are corrupt and play favorites, I've known that for years, I used to have a ton of proof in the past but figured I have more valuable things in my life than to hold onto JPEGs of petty bulls***, petty drunk with fake power nerds have done.
A bit of a backstory. I live in Europe, Macedonia, until a few years back obtaining original games here was next to impossible so I'd openly defend and talk about piracy, not ways to pirate mind you and talk about the positive influence it had on my country and society, how thanks to piracy we were never behind on entertainment and technology and such. This didn't sit well with the pampered and for the most part brainwashed western, mostly American posters of GameFAQs and even if I didn't talk about pirating I'd get modded for merely MENTIONING something vaguely related to piracy or some such.

I recently made a somewhat childish topic topic on NGG about what games to buy from some of the money I got for my 33rd birthday. I mentioned that I'd have to resort to buying some repro cartridges of a few insanely expensive SNES games that never released outside Japan, this was modded for illegal activities despite me mentioning that I planned on buying these repros at some point was a very small part of my post.
All while, in another topic a discussion for SNES and users openly admitting to buying repros goes unmodded even tho I marked it.

This is why i despise nerdy people, shame that I'm often mistaken for the same type of filth over the internet
I'm making this topic to prove just how corrupt the staff at one of the biggest video game forums is

It gets worse, last year I was modded for talking about unofficial SNES to NES ports

Although I don't have image proof of this, I found my old post on it over at ETI/LL

Last year I was modded for making an interesting topic about SNES to NES homebrew ports, again as illegal activities

Here's how my topic read:

As a kid I had a perfectly functional Aladdin on the NES that was the exact same game as the SNES one except the music wouldn't work right, it was a fully playable game and I completed it many times.

Here's a video of it:

strangely enough this game cost me way more than Aladdin for SNES and Genesis did back then, these homebrew games were expensive as all hell here.


My cousin had a DKC2 for NES which kept freezing and wouldn't work right, but I just now discovered that there's a full DKC port/hack and it looks stunning for a NES game:
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Even though these games have been discussed before, my topic was deleted.

So I sent the moderators this:
These are homebrew games/fan games and not rom hacks, not to mention I've personally seen topics discussing ROM hacks and recommending more difficult Mario ROM Hacks or showing videos of speed runs go un-modded.

Showing a video of a homebrew game, regardless of what platform it came out for is by no means illegal and neither is discussing it.
Just the other week I was posting about Sonic Fan Games for PC, not ROM Hacks but games made with Sonic Worlds a Sonic engine built with Multimedia Fusion. These games use the genesis sprites and such and plenty of people have discussed them including myself freely.

Calling these games illegal is downright insane and unreasonable, it's one thing to post about piracy and another to talk about homebrew games, if anything as a gaming site if this place is sitll that GameFAQs should support the showcase and discussion of games that push a system to its limits, homebrew or not. Look at those videos, they're beyond impressive and push the NES to its limits...HOW IS TALKING ABOUT THAT ILLEGAL!?

I can't comprehend this, I just can't no matter what understand how discussing these games is illegal.

Is this illegal too?
Unlicensed yes, illegal not by any means
unlicensed games for the Dreamcast are still being released and you even list them here on GameFAQs and for many other systems.

Please think long and hard before responding to this

A mod responded with this, EXCEPT these games have been openly discussed before

I could care less what reason people marked a message for. It will only get moderated if it breaks a rule so the 'why' doesn't matter.

When it comes to this post, it does violate our illegal activities policies as we do not allow any discussion of illegally created or distributed ROM hacks or patches. These games are not legal unless it was released by the copyright holders, which since they are fan hacks/homebrew games that is clearly not the case here.
 

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I used to be a big reviewer and FAQ writer on their site, and one time I was modded for speaking about piracy - it was about the difference between HARD rom-hacks and unfair rom-hacks and was suspended for a week. Keep in mind that I didn't do anything else/first infraction, and the mods just pounded me into the dirt.
 

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What you need to keep in mind is GameFAQs is owned by a large corporation in America, Americans like to sue each other for anything and everything. They have to be seen to actively discourage people from doing anything but been on the straight and narrow.

Theirs no point in posting about stuff like that on "official forums", by that i mean forums that are run by a business / corporation. It's like going on the Sony forum and posting a jailbreak tutorial... it's just not going to end well.

It's really not worth even been bothered about this, i can think of many independent forums run by people from home, in there own free time, which would happily permit discussions on grey area activities.
 
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Illegal activites on Gamefaqs is basically just used for anything that's against the rules, but doesn't fit under the other catagories they have, rather than actually being illegal stuff.

I don't find the actual rules too terrible there. As above, there are plenty of forums where you can talk about rom hacking etc freely.

The main problem with the site is 100% the moderation team. It has and always will have awful moderation and inconsistent enforcement of the rules. Nothing will ever be done, because the mods simply hide behind "didn't get marked" when they can't be bothered/are playing favourites. Same with the awful mods, nothing will be done, as there is no where to take problems. If a mod is abusing stuff, other mods will see it and deal with it internally apparently. The mods can't even consistently enforce the rules, but are supposed to be trusted to police themselves.

Also the only real comeback users have is the contest system, which in theory should be fine, but 9/10, no matter how well reasoned your argument, the mods will just ignore it, not address any of it and just give you some nonsense answer.

The walkthroughs and game specific boards are still good though. Still the quickest place to ask for help on a specific game, especially older ones and the walkthroughs are far better than trying to find a video guide that doesn't have some bellend screaming over it on youtube.
 

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You say that like it isn't true
True or not, is not the point, is offensive. Because of the generalizaiton of the the term instead of specifiying who is like that. If it was a opinion, is fine, but is a generalization which falls into sterotyping.

"Americans Like to sue each other" Is not the same as "I think Americans like to sue each other" Or "There are some Americans that like to sue each other."

I know i am not one of these people even though i am American, and i know you aren't like that either. Because there is a majority of the percentage of people who do or would be that way, doesn't mean we are grouped together when we are innoncent enough. :teach:

I can't believe i turned this into a grammar lessons. I feel unpurified. :hateit:
 
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