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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus pakoito's Avatar
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    Does anyone here have a SomethingAwful account?

    I'm really curious about the site, mostly for playdating for old games, hobbist gamedev or general discussion without Gundato and Nalano. Does anyone here have an account and can explain if it's worth it?

    EDIT: I was gonna ask on reddit but that would be stupid :D
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    At the moment the Something Awful forums can be viewed even if you don't have an account, so I'd simply recommend you lurk the Games forum for a while and see for yourself if it is to your liking. Personally, I'd call it a mixed bag, there's a lot of genuinely interesting and valuable information on there, but it's often obfuscated by pointless bickering and white noise. Though to be fair, the same criticism could be made of any sufficiently large Internet forum.

    A small warning, SA moderates very strictly. Lack of proper grammar, racist/sexist remarks and general low-effort posts are very likely to get you banned. Though this also means that discussions tend to be fairly civil most of the time.

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    I'm almost insulted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    I'm almost insulted.
    Get off the fence.
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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus pakoito's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nalano View Post
    I'm almost insulted.
    *Almost*

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    Quote Originally Posted by pakoito View Post
    I'm really curious about the site, mostly for playdating for old games, hobbist gamedev or general discussion without Gundato and Nalano. Does anyone here have an account and can explain if it's worth it?
    I doubt you'd survive there, you apparently can't even grasp the rules here.
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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus pakoito's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadayi View Post
    I doubt you'd survive there, you apparently can't even grasp the rules here.
    Open thread->thread gets hijacked by forum monsters->forum monsters engage in combat ruining the thread in the process. No positive discussion, no points coming across. Examples just here.

    Heck, you even got a reminder from the admins last week to be excellent. Most of the productive discussion is done in the news comments instead.
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    Secondary Hivemind Nexus Kadayi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pakoito View Post
    Open thread->thread gets hijacked by forum monsters->forum monsters engage in combat ruining the thread in the process. No positive discussion, no points coming across. Examples just here.

    Heck, you even got a reminder from the admins last week to be excellent. Most of the productive discussion is done in the news comments instead.
    The reminder was for everyone (you included). You failed in that regard with your opening post pakoito, by name checking Nalano & Gundato as irritants (unexcellent behaviour). I'm merely pointing it out. Feel free to protest your innocence though.
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    You bans should have been permanent, and the fact that you continue to derail threads by backseat unmoderating and making passive-agressive attacks only serves to underscore the point. Your behaviour is indeed, unexcellent.
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    Thread has been officially hijacked, good job. At least I got one good message. Pakoito, out!

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    Pak broke one of the major rules for SA forums though by naming two people as a reason he doesn't like it here, when there was no need to.

    If this was an application form, he'd be staring at a big red stamp on it.

    Anyway, to answer the OPs question, do what fiddlesticks suggests for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus_Phish View Post
    Pak broke one of the major rules for SA forums though by naming two people as a reason he doesn't like it here, when there was no need to..
    Exactly my point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus_Phish View Post
    Pak broke one of the major rules for SA forums though by naming two people as a reason he doesn't like it here, when there was no need to.

    If this was an application form, he'd be staring at a big red stamp on it.

    Anyway, to answer the OPs question, do what fiddlesticks suggests for a while.
    That has never, ever been a rule on SA though? Unwarranted dogpiles, completely personal attacks and internet detective shit yes. Naming a bad poster? No.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nullkigan View Post
    That has never, ever been a rule on SA though? Unwarranted dogpiles, completely personal attacks and internet detective shit yes. Naming a bad poster? No.
    So Nalano & Gudnato are bad posters? What are their crimes exactly? Who decides? and more importantly how is that excellent behaviour Nullikigan?
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    At what point did I ever mention them?

    And how is fixating on a small faux pas in honest presentation of opinion as a violation of the rules as your first and sole contribution to a thread excellent? Yet you do this repeatedly.

    But we've all seen this thread mutliple times and I'm sure it'll be locked soon.

    SA is a pretty good place. It's moderated, which means you can be picked up for doing silly shit like using poor grammar, but overall it greatly increases the quality of the posting and Games tends to be an excellent resource all around. Just don't take it as a whole site, moreso than RPS there are specific subforums which are entertaining and informative and others which are 'metahumour' or otherwise less than useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pakoito View Post
    *Almost*
    I remembered to consider the source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nullkigan View Post
    At what point did I ever mention them?
    Whose talking about you? I'm talking about pakoito

    And how is fixating on a small faux pas in honest presentation of opinion as a violation of the rules as your first and sole contribution to a thread excellent? Yet you do this repeatedly.
    So saying something is unexcellent, is in itself unexcellent? Or is it only when I say it's unexcellent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kadayi View Post
    Whose talking about you?
    The point at which you directly quoted, replied to and named me, obviously.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kadayi View Post
    So saying something is unexcellent, is in itself unexcellent? Or is it only when I say it's unexcellent?
    If you're trying to comment on the hypocrisy of pointing out your unexcellence, perhaps you would also like to explain that the sky is blue, water is wet and somehow a large proportion of threads in which you appear to get derailed.

    Or maybe you'd like a gold star for pointing out the obvious.

    Of course because I have no further relevant information to add to this discussion at this point, this too is a bad post. In fact a worse post.
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    16 replies, two of them relating to the thread's topic. If only everyone else would just shut the fuck up.
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    They should stop baning, they should just make their posts in all 5 pixel high font and italic.
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