NeoGAF Owner Admits Identity Politics, Authoritarian Left Hostility, and Unfair Moderation Ruined its Community

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Anyone that browsed the online gaming forum NeoGAF during its more recent years and eventual collapse generally found the community had done a number of things to turn away large numbers of users. Now, we’ve learned that the issues faced by the community and its moderation team were more noticed than we thought.

NeoGAF owner Tyler Malka actually confirmed (via KotakuinAction) the once popular internet gaming forum had a big problem with identity politics, noting that “every identity of person seemed to trend toward hostile tribalism over time,” forming a “huge rift” between the community and its moderation team.

Malka also said that individual mods “had their own agendas they were furthering,” noting that he “failed to course correct it all.” Surprisingly, Malka went on to say that eventually nothing was “progressive enough” and he became the enemy to a subset of the trans community on the site, as well as a subset of every minority community on the site.

Furthermore, Malka said that he “took that all in and tried to navigate it, tried to understand people’s positions,” but unfortunately “nothing was good enough and a ton of people lashed out” at him “any time” he said anything. Coming from this, it makes sense when he confessed that he was “completely miserable every moment I was on GAF” last year.

He went on to say that he “tried to turn things around” but he was dealing with “rough personal issues all year and was only just starting to pull myself out of that when I got #metooed (falsely) out of nowhere. It was overwhelming and scary. It got mainstream media attention.”

Things only got worse from there, according to Malka.

“The community had become a powderkeg of polarized, authoritarian left hostility that seemed to revel in setting this place on fire from within and throw me onto a pyre the moment they found out about that BS allegation,” he said. “Almost all the mods immediately bailed, we got DDoSed for like two straight days, and by the time we were back up we barely had any mod coverage and I was deeply hurt by what the community was saying about me and could barely engage with it.”

After the fallout of NeoGAF and the subsequent launch of ResetEra by its refugees, Malka took a step back to address personal concerns and figure out where to go from there. He pointed out that the trans community within the site isn’t to blame. He now has a good outlook on the entire thing, saying “everything that happened” eventually “became an opportunity to actually course correct this place like I couldn’t when it was at its peak.”

Malka said now the hope is to “actually talk about things again, and use this place for escapism from the shitty real world,” rather than “some insane asylum where you’re driven out for ‘normalizing!!11’ if you don’t hate everything and want to die.”

The GAF owner did reveal that his overall goal with running an internet forum should “trend toward not giving a damn what anyone claims to be in terms of identity, just the content of what they have to say and the evidence supporting it.” He said when you become a “protected class” and wield power by “announcing that you’re a person of color or a woman or trans or whatever it may be,” that sort of power is “going to be taken advantage of on a platform like this. And it was.”

Finally, Malka said that he “never wanted that outcome.” He wanted everyone “to be able to come on here and not deal with what I felt was a massive dissonance between how we typically engage with each other on the internet vs how we do IRL.” Malka also said they’re going to go through the bans handed out by former moderators and unban users who were unjustly banned.

My take: Sadly, ResetEra is more or less the same type of echo chamber you found at NeoGAF during its peak, as most of the users who fled to the former over the latter were the ones taking advantage of those sorts of identity politics. I was a frequent GAF user over five years ago and was generally sad to see what became of its community and staff.

How do you feel about the fallout surrounding NeoGAF? The current state of things? If ResetEra is anything other than a renamed GAF community? Sound off in the comments below.

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  • ActivistZero

    In other news, water is wet, the pope is catholic and bears shit in the woods

  • Chili

    Letting you all know as someone who has posted on Neogaf for a few years now that Neogaf as it currently is is better than it has ever been.
    Its actually a really fun place to post now. I don’t feel afraid to say how I feel about something.
    Ironically enough I still mostly post in just video game threads because politics isn’t my thing, but the site is actually bearable now.

    The replacement site, Resetera, is just all the problems that Neogaf had prior to the site split pushed to the extreme. If you post there, and you like that sort of environment, you’re still going to find a moment where you get banned.

  • Nin

    I wonder if people will start going back to neogaf now that Reset Era has a paywall.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Reminder: While he’s saying this now, he was right there with the other mods laughing up a storm when unfairly banning people during the height of Gamergate.

  • Manny Being Manny

    Yeah, removing all of those crazies that shut down any kind of conversation that wasn’t completely left leaning has helped the place a lot. Theres a lot less posts overall but its a lot more civil and enjoyable. As someone whos into anime games, I’m liking every topic not turning into how the games are sexist against women like it used to be.

  • Chili

    I hope so.
    We’re actually in this really interesting position where Neogaf isn’t terrible anymore and we have a fighting chance to rebuild it to be a bigger, better site than its new replacement site. Restore it to its glory with regards to encouraged game dev and game publisher posting, but without any of the terribleness it used to have (the silencing of opinions and extremism) so to speak.

  • PChandler

    So finally, after being exposed and going downhill, the brownshirts behind NeoGaf admit the site wasn’t about games, but ideology and ideologues trying to pollute gaming with their sociopathic, cultist dogmata 👌

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Didn’t all the cancer that abandoned Neogaf go to ResetEra?

  • Anon_Amous
  • Etherblaze

    Fuck me that archived ResetEra thread is horrifying.

  • Chili

    There are less posts sure, but things are speeding up again now. As long as that momentum continues, the site will be just as active as it used to be, but without any of the terrible parts of old.

  • Chili

    I don’t think he was actually there much at all.
    He just let his mods do their thing.

  • Donwel

    Eh, I dunno man. A lot of us will remember its reputation as a hardcore SJW site, maybe people will be willing to give it a chance now that the problem users have vacated, personally I’d be more inclined to wait and see before I go there (if I ever go there).
    Hopefully it stays on track and the users there will be able to have actual conversations this time around though, there are precious few places on the internet where you can do that.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    HA HA HA HA

  • totenglocke

    That’s hilarious that you think anyone without serious mental illness would even consider using neofag. It became cancer because that’s what Tyler wanted, he just didn’t like when his mental patients turned on him too.

  • “Everyone is to blame but me!!”

    Eat shit.

  • totenglocke

    Well, REEEEEEEEEsetera apparently has a pay wall now, so expect the mentally ill to return to neofag.

  • Only admitting to it now that they’ve been caught red-handed. Good riddance!

  • Eldhin Shichiou

    NO WAY!!!!!!

  • giygas
  • FlameChocobo

    I’m pretty sure that NeoGAF just isn’t that good of a website. I’m not going to forgive the owner of NeoGAF after what happened, because that’s like still dealing with an open wound with just a band-aid placed on top of it.

  • Mechonis

    Wow. What a great pr statement. Who wrote it?

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    He would gloat about the emails he would receive from people who got banned apparently.

  • This made me giggle

  • blackice85

    I was wondering why it took him so long to acknowledge or address the problems, but that’s probably why yes. He liked it that way, but neglected to realize that you can’t control a mob out for blood.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    a pay wall? They must be struggling

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Its nice that hes finally red pilled (I think), but the only way forward for him at this point is to completely ditch the SJW crowd.

    They’ve already made up their mind about him, so any kind of supplication won’t matter. I think he should clean up NeoFag like he promised he would with ban lifts, but also extend that to screening for better mods, and not censor anyone who opposes SJW shit since free speech is the best way to fend them off as evident with sites like this or One Angry Gamer which allows open debates.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Hopefully he learned his lesson. But yeah I agree its hard to forgive since he sat idly by as raids were being organized on his site.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Cancerous SJWs can only survive and build power in echo chambers. Tyler needs to allow people of all political opinions to be allowed to post without getting banned, and then the SJWs will shrivel up once they become outnumbered and overwhelmed.

  • Feniks

    In fairness any non anonymous forum turns into a secret club hivemind. That’s just how people are.

    NeoFAG is worse because they think they are progressive and enlightened. In reality they were just petty, ignorant and arrogant assholes.

  • nanka

    The pope isn’t catholic. The pope is a satanist.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    This suddenly made me think of the Huffington Post. I threw up my mouth a little.

  • Mr0303

    So after years of pandering to the SJW crowd and banning everybody else he suddenly realised that after he failed the purity test by getting #metoo-ed (great term btw) he has no audience left. I have no sympathy for him, but I will say that what was done to him was wrong.

  • Bashtarle

    I wouldn’t say caught as much as it sounds like it imploded in on itself.

  • Bashtarle

    In a surprise to no one, I mean that is the natural order of things when you let the festering filth on either side of the fence run rampant and unchecked.

  • Wait seriously?? How?

  • OldPalpy

    Sounds identical to what made the Something Awful forums a giant shithole. What’s the starting point to all this has anyone found a specific date where communities like that got taken over? I’m guessing maybe in 2010 when dickwolves happened.

  • Yes they did, and it’s just as cancerous over there.

  • OldPalpy

    Neogaf had that on overdrive because of the terrible account creation setup and games journos and devs treating it like it’s the only gaming forum around.

  • Donwel

    Presumably they think it’s a way to filter out the riff raff in a similar way to the something awful forums.

  • He is now acknowledging the problems because he got caught and his own lynch-mob turned on him.

    He’s part of the mob himself, a total SJW parasite.

  • Hopefully he learned his lesson.

    SJWs learning their lesson? That’s a good one.

  • NeoGAF and it’s members should’ve been nuked the moment they started licking the crust off Anita Sarkeesian’s anal ringpiece.

  • I’ll be happy to go back if they implement a rule where everything has to be Anti-Anita Sarkeesian. Hah.

  • InkBrush

    JonTron and Gears for Breakfast: 2

    Neogaf and Playtonic: 0

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Communists always subvert and cause agitation in communities under the guise of “social justice”. Its easier for them to dominate a fractured community.

  • David Curry

    I don’t think he’s an SJW or walks the walk of one. Not knowing him personally but familiar with his online activity, I just think he’s a moderate-left forum operator that noticed liberal rage generates huge traffic and lots of money for him, and he wanted to fan the flames for maximum clicks so he can buy stuff and travel around the world and present himself as somebody important. Since he’s changing his tune in opposition to the extreme left and holding an olive branch for the moderates and conservatives (who were hunted down and banned just a few months ago), it just looks like he wants the traffic, money and any glory that comes from running a video game message board.

  • This is Mugen Tenshin

    Well, they believe not in competence (and winning the argument), but in power. As such, when they lose power they also lose everything.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Too little, too late, Tyler.

  • PChandler

    Divide, and conquer. Yes, one of the oldest tactics, all the way to Chingis(Ghengis) Khan. Or as we say in my country: Stir the pond, and fish in it, reap the benefits.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    A paywall ahahahaha!!!

  • Uncle Ocelot

    He’s at the very least a communist.

  • Version_8

    Karma?

  • David Curry

    Forums in general are on life support because of social media and other alternatuves. And there’s so much poz in the English-speaking gaming industry, nobody with important insider information would want to associate themselves with Gaf. It’s not looking good for that place, even if they 180 from the leftist outrage and witch-hunting that supported the site.

  • Version_8

    Just reading her name fills me with insta-rage!

  • Maintenance Renegade

    He only regrets creating the monster that was Neogaf because it ultimately turned on him and collapsed. Until that happened he was always going to be happy to just keep enabling it all for profit.

  • He was pushing SJW ideology. He white-knighted. He was Anti-GamerGate. He unfairly banned people who didn’t align with SJW ideology. He laughed at and gloated at people he or his Moderators banned. He was also supposedly involved in organizing harassment campaigns towards developers him and his mob didn’t like.

    If he is pushing that s*it above, that makes him an SJW. It’s irrelevant of what he “really is”. Actions are what makes someone what he/she is, not the heart.

    It’s like an Atheist pretending to be a Christian priest. The Atheist holds meetings with his Christian followers at the church, and preaches the religion of Christianity from the Bible to the people. That makes him a Christian, regardless of him really being an Atheist deep down.

  • Kawaii as Fuck

    Remember when gaming culture was first and foremost about the discussion of video games? What went wrong where that was no longer the case?

  • Version_8

    Right on! F**k him and his #metoo-boohoo BS. People like him deserve every bad thing coming to them.

  • Version_8

    I blame Batman’s butt.

  • Keystone

    Never forget his forums were staffed by such lovely folks like this:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c9cfa5e5618e697778e9c6fa450789d1f41fb3f509092d3bc1a6ef138a61976.jpg

    And God knows how many other NeoGAF mods that somehow didn’t get caught, because there’s no fuckin’ way Amir0x was the only pedo piece of shit there.

  • David Curry

    He denounced Anita a while ago
    http://archive.is/VkqqM
    He locked a miserable “protected class” community thread on his site (before an admin overruled him, the site owner, and re-opened it).
    And he completely denied the allegations, instead of begging for forgiveness in support of #metoo and “listen and believe”

    And you must know that just as many sites and institutions are profiting from SJWs and liberal rage, along with places that truly believe in the doctrine. That’s why guilt by association doesn’t really work here.

  • David Curry
  • CZ

    He’s a fucking shape shifting space lizard that you to kill with fire!

  • CZ

    I think he’s only gone red pilled because he’s been permanently excommunicated from the ranks of the regressive retards! And he’s got no other place to go, but back to the normally’s and non-SJW’s.

  • totenglocke

    I said “supposedly” because that’s what I’ve seen people say online. I about SJW cancer, so I don’t speak from experience.

  • InkBrush
  • 2501

    He didn’t learn jack shit, this man lost his forum solely because of his dick. If people weren’t blowing up his deviant acts, he would still keep NeoGAF functioning that way.

  • CZ

    This only came to the forefront of my mind after my post, it must of been sitting in in the back of my subconscious. lol

  • JohnnyCageFan2

    > before an admin overruled him, the site owner, and re-opened it

    That’s just fucked up.

  • I might get flak for this, but I’m willing to extend an olive branch to Tyler and give him a chance, assuming this is genuine. I’m aware he only finally admitted all these issues after the SJW pandering backfired on him, but sometimes it takes your own creation turning on you to realize your mistakes (or at the very least, reflect on your actions). Ian Miles Cheong went through something similar back when he was red-pilled, and now he’s an extremely popular anti-SJW figure. This only happened because we gave him a chance to prove himself. And I myself only stopped being a feminist during Shirtgate, and that led to intense reflection on my part.

    Tyler has at least admitted there’s a problem, and even specified what the problem actually was. In my eyes, that’s a step forward. So we’ll wait and see what he does next.

  • CZ

    The man was kicked out of his own progressive echo chamber, when they turned on him, somethink they typically do to one another, like the soulless parameters that they are! That’s why this whole coming to Jesus/red pill moment seems disingenuous!
    He didn’t come to this conclusion by himself, it’s some think I believe he’s adopted when his was forced out.
    As far as I’m concerned he is not trustworthy.

  • CZ

    I don’t know for sure, but I believe Ian Miles Cheong got red pilled by actually seeing the horrible two-faced things that the SJW’s do, and using a little bit of introspection realize to, he has to change himself. Tyler on the other hand allegedly changed after his removal from the SJW hive mind! And realize he had nowhere else to go back to communities he lambasted and attacked.

  • CZ

    I don’t know for sure, but I believe Ian Miles Cheong got red pilled by actually seeing the horrible two-faced things that the SJW’s do, and using a little bit of introspection realize to, he has to change himself. Tyler on the other hand allegedly changed after his removal from the SJW hive mind! And realize he had nowhere else to go back to communities he lambasted and attacked.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    The fact that he gave up on trying to suck up to them and admit that its ironically more harmful doing so shows that he might have finally learned.

    Usually people like him go the Joss Whedon route by continuing to take it up the ass.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    I’m giving him a chance because he at least admit the harm in supporting SJWs and giving them an echo chamber to thrive. Unlike the #MeToo victims who continue to cuck out.

    I’m still skeptical, but I’ll forgive him if he introduces free speech to NeoFag.

  • Maintenance Renegade

    I never had an account but I browsed the SA forums for years whenever they were in an open to the public state and I can only echo what most other people will tell you and say that the place began degrading around 2006.

  • David Curry

    Hilarious. But I guess fucked up too. He definitely lost control of the monster long before the forum imploded.

  • Travis Touchdown

    Emily Rogers is a mod on ResetERA.

    Expect a LOT of fake Nintendo related rumors to come from there in the near future.

  • Perhaps, but Ian was all in on the SJW thing back in the day before he changed his mind. Malka doesn’t seem like he’s pulling a Red Pill Black with this, so who knows.

  • palaeomerus

    The dumb POS banned me for arguing Diablo III would work fine as a console port when Diablo III was announced, AND I’M PLAYING IT ON PS4 RIGHT NOW! HOW THEM APPLES TASTE EVILORE you vapid polyp.

  • I have no sympathy for this cuck.

  • random

    Lmao dude, air more specific personal grievances.

  • random

    >Implying nobody else does this
    wew

  • palaeomerus

    That’s about it. Unless you want to hear about how I’m tired of people overrating Krispy Kreme as a source of donuts and pastries.

  • Bailarina Ninja masoquista

    that’s how they work, the second you say something against the cult of progressivess they turn on you.

  • Crackhead_Bob

    A paywall for what? lol. A forum doesn’t use jack shit as far as storage space and bandwidth is concerned as 99% of it is text. It would cost maybe $400-500 for 2 years with reputable hosting ala godaddy or any of the larger one. They could have a single non-intrusive banner ad on it and pay for it. They must be really intent on ripping off the hugboxers if the paywall thing is true.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Where did I say or imply only Communists do it?

  • d0x360

    I think you nailed it. I also can’t say I blame him. If my job was to run a website and generate as much revenue as possible and I find this..thing that does that why not take advantage?

    My only issue with him is he started to participate in the same actions as his users

  • grgspunk

    You know what most workplaces do to stop and prevent this sort of tribalistic shit from happening?

    They ban all political discussions. If Malka didn’t want to push an agenda himself, I’m not sure how this fact went way over his head.

  • sanic

    I was taught to hate neofag from /v/, never been given a reason to reconsider.

  • tellmehowtoplay

    No. Please do not support neogaf. He was one of those enabling this kind of behavior. The only reason he is changing is because he is not making as much money as before.

    I was banned many years ago over voicing an alternative opinion. Despite many appeals, it was not overturned.

  • David Curry

    He absolutely participated in SJW bullshit, but I’m pretty sure that a while before the implosion, he realized he wasn’t going to pass their purity test one day, and things would eventually boil over.
    The problem for many moderate libs this decade is realizing that the hard left/SJWs are not their friends. They hold most of the same views, but they probably don’t share their “120% with me or 120% against me” stance on everything, and manipulative tactics and hysteria etc.
    There’s a better understanding of that now, but less so back in 2010-11, when Gaf turned from a moderate-left “fuck Bush” “sit on my face Megan Fox” “lol trannies” site to liberal Taliban.

  • Mr_SP

    Well, sure, but it’s a good idea to support the people saying “Identity politics seemed like a good idea but it actually turned everything to shit”. Especially when they’re well-known.

  • バジンガ

    too little too late I think. I shan’t darken either of those forum’s doorstep lol

  • The Watcher

    Eh. He got the world he deserved.

  • CZ

    Yeah, I would not be surprised.

  • CZ

    I’ve had a couple of hours to think on this whole situation, I don’t think Taylor has had the instantaneous coming to Jesus moment! More I think upon it, the more I’m starting to believe he’s just an opportunist, who doesn’t believe in anything, he’s just a rat looking for his next meal, and will say and do anything to get it.

  • magicalfollower

    ResetEra is going the same way…

  • Sergio Nacher Fernández

    All this tirade is nothing but unearthing the burrow after the rabbit has left. It serves no purpose, and I doubt he has learned the lesson. He’s probably trying to earn sympathy from the other side after the one he chose fed him to the vultures. Tyler is a mercenary.

  • Spectreman

    Neogaf well balanced still a good option. The problem is they lost a lot of good people banned. The new tech is nice, this will help. What I find dumb is how some game dev believe they would get better at resetera and soon find out that no, the worst people who go to resetera.

  • Dr. Roswell. W

    “Oh hey, I did a lot of fucked up shit. Can you guys please forgive me?”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/480fd61cb8cdf3832121b8d72ab808e014bfad4aaf8d994907165b8837ca37bd.gif
    Fuck no. He was a piece of shit for years. Neogaf blowing the fuck up in his face was beautiful but he has a lot to answer for. I’m not even factoring Gamergate into it (though he was a complete faggot in that too).

    This is a case of too little, too late.

    Post Script:
    I’m sorry Brandon that you watched a familiar place turn into a den of iniquity. I know what it’s like to have a old stomping ground turn into shit.

  • Well, it’s not like he did this spontaneously, unless something happened to him like last week or somethin’.

  • SevTheBear

    Indeed. NeoGAF became what it is because he allowed it to happen.

  • SevTheBear

    He will have A LOT of work to do. As we know, the internet never forgets.

  • Shattno

    Haha, as usual the nichegamer commenters doesn’t disappoint. Staying clear of this one. Have a good day! :)

  • Squirrel on crack cocaine.

    Amazing. Now that he has been caught with his pants down he is trying to jump ship and board SS Common sense.
    Sorry but this cockroach is nothing more the an SJW founder. Crocodile tears from this man.

  • RHELSAGE

    I do not trust red-pill by fire people until they’ve had at least five years of time to go through the phases, if they do at all. Mostly because they haven’t changed yet, and are either lashing out, or still the same person merely parroting other people’s words.

  • d0x360

    lol well said. I considered myself left for as long as I can remember but like many once this extreme lefties came along i was genuinely ashamed to say I was left.

    Of course I’m not exactly right either. I gave it quite a bit of thought and stuck myself right in the middle. Balance is everything. I’m all for equality but I’m not blind to facts or reason and I won’t call for someone’s job because they tweeted something.

    Tyler should have just been himself and ensured his moderation team was fair as well. Instead he let them become a cabal of morons and essentially joined in on the “fun” which killed his site.

    It was incredibly short sited. Developers for (most) AAA companies we’re literally told they could not visit the site anymore. Combine that with the insane mods and asshole users and here we are…ResetEra lol. A brand new echo chamber that will likely shut down before too long. Forums can chew bandwidth and if they have a decent host then their hosting bill will get white large…of course it’s probably hosted on GoDaddy lol

  • RHELSAGE

    And so it begins….
    Well more like continues. As a few in MGTOW have already stated a few years ago, 3rd wave Feminism will eat itself. And we’ve seen this trend of devouring the supporters in all facets of society, from Hollywood, gaming, politics, and even small groups of people. Don’t trust him yet, in fact, never do, but this is a good first step, but my five year hold on new MGTOW still stands. Either they lash out for years, or they’re only parroting until they get bored. Either way, avoid like the plague. My personal opinion is that this is merely parroting words, because of money.

  • SLoWMoTIoN🥑

    Who cares about bans? Why would you want to be in a place where you can’t speak your mind? Like shit you can say anything everywhere else without fear of a mod in general.

  • MosesZD

    You can always tell people who lack real-world experience and get sucked into identity politics. There are always purity purges and, sooner-or-later, you’re going to be purged if you join in or even try to accommodate them.

  • SLoWMoTIoN🥑

    Weebs and anime tiddies apparently.

  • SLoWMoTIoN🥑

    “And I myself only stopped being a feminist during Shirtgate”

    lol

  • PHlevels

    Anyone who regularly browsed Voats NeoFag subverse or the Kiwi farms thread would know what an absolute insane asylum the place turned into. The high elf of NeoGaf can go fuck himself. He shared private messages from Gamergate supporters then laughed about banning them.

  • Sephzilla

    The amount of revisionist history in his statement is hilarious, plus I love the Diet Racism he’s putting out there by saying all of the minorities on the site were the hostile ones.

    It’s another troubling instance of him refusing to say that he was the problem.

  • VersVlees

    wah wah cry me a river virtue signalling wanker. He is only crying now because he fell out of favour by his own legion of snowflakes. He is the one what turned Neogaf into the hugbox what it is today. (Yes I know that place has not only been a snowflake box but that can be said for other places on the internet as well) You made your bed now lie in it.

    Also I do hope both Resetera and Neogaf stay irrelevant. The last thing we need is two forums that can bully developers for not being “current year” enough.

  • VersVlees

    Oh dickwolves I remember that drama. I think it was for me seeing the first time the snowflakes whining worked. It was a sad prelude to the effectiveness of muh feefees are hurt outrage we see today for anything being funny and mildly offensive.

  • DizzyGear

    *slowclap.mp4*

  • Pilebunker

    He’s only saying that now that he has been burned by it. He loved it when he banned someone and everyone was patting him on the back. He had no problem pushing the politics or letting the mods do that sort of thing because he wanted to feel like a warrior of justice over those degenerates who support Trump or play sexist anime games. He’s just doing this to seem like a victim when he started the fire, watched it engulf everything, and then got upset when he got burned.

  • totenglocke

    I’d rather play Diablo 3 on PC, but I got it on PS3 (later upgraded to the PS4 version) because fuck Activition’s always-online-bullshit and local co-op is great. It’s very disappointing to look at the old Blizzard and see how badly everything went after they sold out to Activision.

  • totenglocke

    Ian isn’t “redpilled”. At best, he’s “purple pilled”. He may oppose SJWs in regard to gaming, but he still has a lot of SJW left in him and he gets massively butthurt over people not being politically correct and he loves to White Knight still.

  • ShillWatch

    Neogaf and Resetera are two cheeks of the same arse. Horrible, insignificant forums.

  • MusouTensei

    You reap what you sow, Evilore.

  • Jared Bellow

    He got Louis CK’d.

  • SecretGardenGnome

    I don’t trust him, he chose to lie with leftist ideologues and they predictively destroyed his site. I have no sympathy for this manlet cuck.

  • Dawn Blast

    He cucked to the SJWs. He deserves no sympathy or mercy.

  • CZ

    I know he white Knights courses, but I’ve not seen him get butthurt over political correctness since he broke ranks a couple of years back, maybe I just don’t follow him enough to notice it, if it’s true.

  • Spokker

    So where is the link to submit your user name for an unban? /s

  • Tom

    he acts so apologetic now, but I KNOW he will do the same given time.

    http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/IMSAD_8925.jpg

  • Qmish

    i guess he means that they only accept paid emails. though they were much faster than old neogaf with approving users

  • Z3DH

    He is was of them. He just admits it now because he can’t be one of them anymore.

  • Have you tried gematsu?

  • Max

    He has no ideology. He only wants to make money. Only now that such things are an inconvenience to him that he cares.

  • grgspunk

    We let in faggots that cared more about politics than videogames into the gaming community, that’s what.

  • Shattno

    Nope.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Are you implying NeoFag is worth defending?

    The site that is responsible for organized raids, employing pedophile mods, and censorship of games?

    I get that you’re a leftist or w/e, but there really is no reason to defend this scum, especially as a gamer.

  • Shattno

    No. but the freedom of speech is.

  • KUBEFOX

    -.” I was a frequent GAF user over five years ago and was generally sad to see what became of its community and staff. ” –

    – ” How do you feel about the fallout surrounding NeoGAF? The current state of things? If ResetEra is anything other than a renamed GAF community? Sound off in the comments below. ” –

    Questo forum non è molto diverso da NeoGAF, il che non mi sorprende da uno che ammette di aver frequentato GAF…
    Guarda i tuoi stessi commentatori, come attaccano, come urlano, la loro intoleranza, la loro maleducazione, il loro razismo e il loro odio!

    Spero tanto che il presidente Trump, che tanto adori ti rimanda in casa…
    …anzi no, visto che sei troppo scuro di pelle non vogliamo “negri” in Italia
    Vedi, forse il Messico ti accetterà.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e2a266aa4872a5f141b73741b21040701507cca72f5c424cabf55b1da7e86b3e.jpg

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    lol, who was even attacking that here?

    NeoFag is notoriously hated for its ban happy mods.

  • Phasmatis75

    We now know what it takes to make them come to their senses. 1 False Sexual Assault Accusation and about 20 or so knives in their back from their leftist friends.

  • Phasmatis75

    He’s never going to get back what he had. The people he chased out and harassed aren’t going to come back. Those that enjoyed conversations with them aren’t coming back. The SJWs will only come back once the place is poised to be parasite victim again.

    He’s going to fade into obscurity because he chose the wrong side of history as they are infamous for putting it.

  • Phasmatis75

    All that happened was the listen and believe that he advocated for years. Can’t see why he’s upset.

  • Phasmatis75

    Culture became an economic juggernaut so the leaches came enmass.

  • porkbun

    He’s only saying this because the slow traffic is hurting his bottom line. Look at the stats resetera is more popular in gaf now.

  • SiliconNooB

    Malka is so full of shit! He made his bed!

  • Bret Hart

    His only regretful because he got caught and his little forum where he had his power trip is gone.

    He didn’t care when his mod team banned people for words he used frequently like “raped” or “cunt.” He didn’t care when his mod team banned people over petty disagreement that didn’t violate the sites terms and conditions. He didn’t care when his mod team would go back to their older posts, delete or edit them, then accuse the user of calling them out for past behaviours as “liars” or “spreading drama” despite google cache evidence showed they did exactly that. He didn’t care when one his own mods (Amirox) who admitted to being arrested for beating his mother, this was before the child pornography charges because “His helped build GAF to what it is today.” He didn’t care when his mod team bullied actual game developers who didn’t pull the feminist bandwagon.

    He only cared when they came after him after. Just like every other SJW. “Rules for me, not for thee.”

  • Sir Sog Muffin

    Scum. He’s course correcting hard now that his reputation has been completely ejected into oblivion. Whether this change is genuine or not…I really don’t care. He’s scum and will always be scum in my eyes. My only hope is that the inevitable process of these radical leftist eating themselves, would be slightly faster and less frustrating for normal ass ppl trying to avoid their sperging from the sidelines

  • Kiryu

    A snake will always be a snake.

  • OldPalpy

    That’s when it started but it was still years away from SJWs openly using dogpile tactics to control threads outside of the always terrible political subforum, in 2006 Lowtax went nuts and started treating anyone who criticized him and the mods like the “dear richard” lolcow wackjobs he used to deal with.