What is wrong with gamespot / gamefaqs / cnet?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by iain_benson, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. iain_benson
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    Okay, okay, don't all kick me in the head at once, but I'm guess I'm a bit ignorant about website politics.

    I've used gamefaqs for years for hints and tips on PC games and never had any issues with it. I've also occasionally used cnet to look at reviews of things.

    I don't know wether the CNet thing is an april fool or not, and don't want to get into a discussion of that here, but what I want to know is why is it a bad thing if it is for real?

    Iain.
     
  2. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    serious thread = serious replies please (this is the general off-topic chat area afterall)
     
  3. abaddon41_80

    abaddon41_80 GBAtemp Regular

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    The biggest problem is that mods delete almost anything. The ToS are to strict
     
  4. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    GBATemp factory.
    And things like flashcards and homebrew are like instant ban [​IMG]
     
  5. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Don't know about the gamespot mods , but the gamefaqs ones are corrupt and biased.
     
  6. Wolfsclaw

    Wolfsclaw GBAtemp Fan

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    Well it's basically like internet fashism.
     
  7. TaMs

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    Well all the bad things are on the front page.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Hhm i can only hope that it's an april joke : p Originally i came to this site to check wii releases.
     
  8. bosscolor

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    [​IMG]

    That's a serious answer
     
  9. knilsilooc

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    I love GameFAQs, but that's the only thing on the Cnet Network I really care for. As for GameSpot, I'll be overjoyed when it's gone.

    Also, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cnet
    See GBAtemp on there? Me neither...

    Wikipedia. Does. Not. Lie.
     
  10. falcon64z8

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    [​IMG]
     
  11. Ferrariman

    Ferrariman Hip-Flop and cRap

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    Umm... GBATemp is on the wikipedi page...
     
  12. knilsilooc

    knilsilooc GBAtemp Regular

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    Yeah, since 14:39 today, thanks for that.
     
  13. Awdofgum

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    Day 2 of the Coming

    They're still here
    oh the agony of their arrival
    i thought they would be gone by now
    it looks like their stay perennial
    i hope things will change
    it's bad enough they've taken my home
    but now they deprive my honor
    there is no where to run
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    all we can do is sulk and hope for a brighter future.
     
  14. bosscolor

    bosscolor GBAtemp Fan

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    They deleted my post without any reason how cute are the new mods [​IMG]
     
  15. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    fine here's an explination:

    stop spamming the site with the same image
     
  16. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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  17. mastermanna123

    mastermanna123 GBAtemp Regular

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    Under your bed.
    Well...now what?
     
  18. SG

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    FYI, GameFAQs was not owned by CNET always. It was independently run much as GBATemp very recently was. After acquisition, the forums seemed to fill with people who couldn't spell or punctuate for the life of them.

    Slight profanities are jumped on whereas there appears to be no need in regards to any kind consistency in terms of grammatical ability.

    Fortunately, the FAQs (the best bits) are completely contributed by users and so the scene in that regard is very much alive.