Just incase my previous post is seen as some false narrative instead of a rebuttal to a poster that it was, I'll make another post.
I made quite a lengthy post just addressing the assertions that people who decided to set up communities elsewhere either planned to do it, don't care about GAF etc.
I explained that discussions about political and social topics were going to be outlawed.
I explained that many people felt forced out or felt that they were being thrown under the bus for a situation they had nothing to do with.
I explained that people who didn't even jump on the "fuck evilore" bandwagon, who wanted to wait before judging anybody, who stayed silent regarding the entire allegation, were somehow also tangled up in everything with fingers pointed at them.
When the forum came back online, my first post was:
Only to see this:
Even people who had no Ill will toward GAF or Evilore, came back and foumd that things that they enjoyed or were important to them were now banned in the name of basically generic hobby chat.
OTs people put hard work into and communities of people who liked to talk with one another were gone and instructed they weren't welcome to come back
So not only did a lot of posters feel like they were falling under a bus for a situation that had nothing to do with them, they were also directly being told that their interests were no longer compatible with GAFs future.
This was compounded with many posters coming out in celebration of the total social/political discourse ban, despite their problem with OT supposedly being that they previously wanted to contribute and felt they couldn't. Celebrating the death discourse they supposedly wanted to be included in was eye opening.
So in light of this situation, people made the decision to make communities elsewhere. They were basically told they had no choice
This changed later on, but by then.....
Like I said before, putting it all down to people being spiteful, scheming toward GAF or even having a problem with allegations about Evilore ignores many of the things that actually led up to communities ending up elsewhere, and that it's important to remember that many people made their OTs elsewhere on the internet because they were told they can't be here anymore.