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Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Trash_Bandatcoot, Aug 3, 2018.
Toxicity, rulebreakers, bad administration...
share your thoughts here!
Maxconsole, honestly I find the site has actually done more harm for the homebrew and hacking community than good. They are clearly a mouthpiece for shady teams, coupled with pushing obviously false information. There is also the fact that the admin is very clearly using our site to direct traffic to their site.
Is there any good communities? I mean hard to find the worst, most of them seem the same in some regard and by various reasons. Also since each person has what they define as bad, it's also hard to measure or sympathize with.
Hm... well, I was never a part of it, but Neogaf and it's successor, resetera, always looked like a very toxic place to me. I feel like I'd slowly lose the will to live if I were to hang out with the people on there. As for places I've actually used myself, perhaps MMO-Champion? It's amazing how bitter the community is on that website. They make the WoW and LoL forums look joyous by comparison.
This one's pretty toxic.
Reddit. They don't really have a set of rules they keep to. Some subs are nuked, some are kept, even though they have the same vile behavior. It's really just done for whatever makes them the most amount of money at the end of the day. \
NeoGAF was probably even worse. Their moderation would delete anything that didn't buffer the same beliefs they had. You could see accounts being deleted by the bucketfull over someone disagreeing over female playable main characters in games. I think they banned discussion about Naughty Dog in its entirety because they didn't want anyone saying anything negative about their workers there, because they provide the world with such pure, great games. There used to be a hilarious ban bot where you could see every ridiculous ban they'd apply, but it's gone now.
Mine is Closedverse.
Fun fact: Got just permbanned from it for '''''''''raiding''''''''''
that wasn't even raiding, now i'm raiding
Sadly, @WintendoZone now has to hear the bad news.
Mods are won over by money(and admins), using the "Paetron"(whatever that means), No one respects my opinion, and it's website is constantly down. >:CCC
Are you a Vipera dupe lmao /s
Worst community I ever joined was probably some huge community, I don’t find them very cosy.
3DS and Switch communities
gbatemp.net for sure. worst site and community ever. no joke even.
Ignoring things I signed up to so as to download then I have joined all of 4 sites/communities ever, contributing at any real length to 3 of them. Two of those are effectively zombies at this point. Never got involved with any social media -- wait long enough and they all die and become yesterday's news, equally the way they are structured means they are almost inevitably going to turn awful.
All of them have been good. If I join a new site it is usually a massive if not committent then something I make after a considerable amount of thought.
@Chary internet wayback machine saves the day again https://web.archive.org/web/20180613070233/https://resetera.github.io/ https://web.archive.org/web/20180628082710/https://resetera.github.io/
It's not gone, it just got moved, the original bot got hit with a takedown notice (I think for use of the name). It's here now https://resetera.kiwifarms.net/. Still basically just people being banned for wrongthink.
As I don't join a lot of different communities, sadly GBAtemp is the worst. Don't get me wrong, I love GBAtemp, but I'm not a fan of all the toxicity, I've just learned to ignore it. I've seen the impact it's had on other people who haven't learned how to ignore it though. Many great members have left (and many not so great)
But I think that the staff here does a good job, and with any big site, there's bound to be a lot of toxicity. Just look at YouTube or even Twitch. Of course GBAtemp is tiny compared to those, but even they haven't been able to get rid of toxicity.
Can you point some of this out to me?
It is not the first time people have made the claim but on previous occasions when I have pressed for examples they seem to come up short and thus I don't know what to be on the lookout for, or to try averting.
You get the odd spirited debate, and some of the dog piling* we could do without and I would of course like to see people follow the idea that runs "I know it has been covered in the stickies, wiki and a thousand other threads but answer it properly anyway" but compared to the nonsense I see lots of other forums, and especially the social media type places pull this last 4 or so years this place is a shining beacon.
*I really hated to see that guy that claimed he had made screen capture for the 3ds, made no statement that would contradict that they had and were using terms correctly that realistically only those that knew enough to pull such a feat off would use was being put through the wringer (sadly it had all happened while I was asleep so I only got the aftermath) but the "doubt everything, doubt it hard" set were out in full force and nobody in said set seemingly had the electronics nous to properly question things (or even trust but verify).
Currently, this place (if not for my request thread here, I would only visit for hacking related news and updates since r/3dshacks isn't the definitive place and I spend much more time on reddit). From the past, PlanetSuzy, which effectively crushed past aspirations of being a mod for a forum. That and being treated as a noob rather than a longtime member, or even a friend.
“Title: Kotaku: Let Queer Characters Be Happy
Reason: User Banned (1 Week): Vilifying journalism + misrepresenting diversity and inclusivity efforts
If somehow we lived in an alternate timeline where many queer characters in popular video games had coincidentally been placed in happy circumstances, there would be a Kotaku or Polygon article outraged about how, "Queer characters aren't allowed to show a full range of emotions in game. Queer people are allowed to be sad too! Why aren't these video games reflecting MY LIVED EXPERIENCE?" There's no winning with these people”
It gets worse.
Title: Kotaku: Let Queer Characters Be Happy
Reason: User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns about representation, previous infraction for similar behavior.
This. The identity politics crowd is never satisfied. But that’s what happens when you view life through the prism of group rather than individual
Why are people so dense to others opinions.
Last but not least
Title: Waypoint: CDPR Won't Commit to Gender Fluidity in ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ (Yet)
Reason: User Banned (3 Days): Drive-by trolling about gender identities.
What if I want to be both genders at once
It's tough to come up with specific examples when the staff are so good at removing posts, even if I went back to look I wouldn't be able to find them now.
But I can think of one example, for a while there was a lot of Gateway hate and any time someone made a thread asking about Gateway the thread would be filled with useless shitposts like "Gateway is shit" for the first few pages, with no one actually trying to help them or even calmly explain why Gateway is bad and why they should switch. That has gotten better though and the hacking community is better informed now overall.
The 3DS section all around was pretty toxic for a while and many avoided it as a result, now that things have died down a bit in the 3DS scene it's not so bad.
Also, every now and then threads show up that are consequently turned into shitpost storms, and if you look through any of those threads now you'll see like half the thread deleted before eventually being locked. Often it's related to some particularly bad member causing drama, but people who should know better keep contributing to it. I'm glad I often miss out on the main part of the drama and only hear about it after.
Probably gbatemp for banning margen67