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It's funny when people are getting banned for console warring while some of the mods are console warriors

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SoggyBiscuit

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I just wish for GAF to remain as the best place for adult and matture discussion, and this thread does the exact opposite.
Maybe as @DGray said there's the possibility that if being left some days it will serve as a lesson to some, but until archived, it makes the forum look childish, and for how much 'we' love to brag about how cool GAF is, it dont think it helps.

And I wont say anything more, because this behaviour is making me want to write a full essay, and I have more interesting things to do.
I think threads being open such as this one, are a healthy reminder to the community that if you play stupid games then you win stupid prizes. If anyone wants to make an arse of themselves they're free to do so but expect to be banned. The more mature posters here then have a platform to openly mock and ridicule the ridiculous and frankly pathetic console warrior mentality and I take no issue with that.

As DGrayson DGrayson said, sometimes you do get legendary threads from it too. So why not let the community take joy in mocking these idiots?
 

Whitecrow

Gold Member
I think threads being open such as this one, are a healthy reminder to the community that if you play stupid games then you win stupid prizes. If anyone wants to make an arse of themselves they're free to do so but expect to be banned. The more mature posters here then have a platform to openly mock and ridicule the ridiculous and frankly pathetic console warrior mentality and I take no issue with that.

As DGrayson DGrayson said, sometimes you do get legendary threads from it too. So why not let the community take joy in mocking these idiots?
If your a kid that have nothing more to do than laught at others, sure, why not.
 

fart town usa

Gold Member
Console warring in 2021 just doesn't make any sense.

I think the PS3/360/Wii gen was the last time a console war made any kind of sense and my God the flame wars back then were legendary. At this point people have their console of choice and warring over which is better is just dumb. Almost like people wanting to create a war to fulfill something that they may have missed out on.

Why put forth the effort to fanboy over some dumb shit? Just go on YouTube and experience some of the archived gems.


In this one you got James Carville's son shitting on the Wii U, lmao.
 
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sn0man

Member
The funny thing about Kretos' two month ban is it wasnt even a Sony vs. Xbox console war.

His posts showed it came from him immediately posting in a new Dreamcast thread where he trolled right away about DC stinks and get a Playstation. DC came out 22 years ago (23 if you go by Japanese launch in 1998).

Warrior for decades. Even legacy systems get the war.

If someone committed a major crime and got 20 years prison at DC launch, by the time he got out, Kretos would still be console warrioring about that system.
In her defense, the Dreamcast is a very intimidating system. That thing has a lot of great games.
 

BPX

Gold Member
In this one you got James Carville's son shitting on the Wii U, lmao.

Yo this dude has me dead sounding like a white Soulja Boy
 
I got a warning yesterday but the warning didn't explain why, so I have to guess now. I don't remember attacking anyone.

I like Sony better than MS and I generally don't like MS vision for the console market, I don't think there's anything wrong with this view, it's a completely fair opinion to have, just as it's fair for someone to love Gamepass and cheer and beg for more publishers being acquired (I guess).

To me the mature thing is to be able to handle criticism of the company/game you like more or different opinions or even some jokes without getting into personal attacks. But I think you can get away with attacking people as long as you label that person a fanboy beforehand.

Anyway, maybe I just got the wrong impression.
 
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DarkMage619

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I got a warning yesterday but the warning didn't explain why, so I have to guess now.

I'm constantly being baited because people can talk all sort of nonsense and accuse you as long as it's ultimately positive about any company but you can't express a negative opinion without having to justify yourself countless time to guys pretty much insulting and mocking you, just for seeing thing in a different light.

I think this drive people away from any thread where they won't just be cheering and essentially it incentivizes blind fanboysm, where nothing negative can be said about what you like.

I like Sony better than MS and I generally don't like MS vision for the console market, I don't think there's anything wrong with this view, it's a completely fair opinion to have, just as it's fair for someone to love Gamepass and cheer and beg for more publishers being acquired (I guess).

To me the mature thing is to be able to handle criticism or different opinions or even some jokes without getting into personal attacks. But as I've mentioned you can get away with attacking people as long as that person as long as you label that person beforehand.

Anyway, maybe I just got the wrong impression.
Perhaps you can take your dislike of MS and make a specific thread about it. I'm certain plenty of other people here would love to join in. No one wants to have a positive thread about any of the companies ruined because someone has to let everyone know they DON'T like said company. It usually doesn't create useful dialog and ends up with warnings and bans.
 

StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
Great thread. Should be stickied forever.

Looking at the recent posts, I forgot he got permabanned for trolling a Dreamcast thread with his pro-Playstation 2 rhetoric.

Give him credit for being a loyal fanboy to the end. I'm sure he'd battle it out Sony Imagesoft's shitty ESPN Baseball Tonight from 30 years ago is the best baseball game ever.
 

MScarpa

Member
Great thread. Should be stickied forever.

Looking at the recent posts, I forgot he got permabanned for trolling a Dreamcast thread with his pro-Playstation 2 rhetoric.

Give him credit for being a loyal fanboy to the end. I'm sure he'd battle it out Sony Imagesoft's shitty ESPN Baseball Tonight from 30 years ago is the best baseball game ever.
I'm just curious, do people think these people that are perma banned are actually gone, or just created a new name? Because it seems like when a few go down, a few new one's pop up.
 

StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
I'm just curious, do people think these people that are perma banned are actually gone, or just created a new name? Because it seems like when a few go down, a few new one's pop up.
I'll assume going by the Ban thread and lots of Alts, many try to come back. Sometimes mods will write who the person is trying to come back.
 

azertydu91

Hard to Kill
Ya, just unfortunate but is what it is. GAF is very different than it was back in the day. You used to have to have a legit email account which helped out A LOT. Not sure why mods don't do that again.
Is it no longer the case? I remember I had to wait for like 6 month until inscriptions were open for gaf when I joined than I had to find which of my mail adresses were considered valid to the website...It was all worth it even though I barely posted for the first few years.
 

ReBurn

Gold Member
I'm just curious, do people think these people that are perma banned are actually gone, or just created a new name? Because it seems like when a few go down, a few new one's pop up.
Not really. They haven't come back. Discussion has been a lot less fun lately because so many are gone. Saying that Xbox or PlayStation sucks shouldn't get anyone banned. Saying someone else sucks because they like or don't like Xbox or PlayStation should probably get some mod attention.
 

MScarpa

Member
Not really. They haven't come back. Discussion has been a lot less fun lately because so many are gone. Saying that Xbox or PlayStation sucks shouldn't get anyone banned. Saying someone else sucks because they like or don't like Xbox or PlayStation should probably get some mod attention.
Nothing productive comes from talking shit to one another. There are a select few who can have civil conversations. Most here do not.
 

Katajx

Member
Not really. They haven't come back. Discussion has been a lot less fun lately because so many are gone. Saying that Xbox or PlayStation sucks shouldn't get anyone banned. Saying someone else sucks because they like or don't like Xbox or PlayStation should probably get some mod attention.
Do you feel like that’s really what it is?
I don’t follow it much, but sometimes people seem to really get heated sharing their opinions and not being able to accept another’s as that.
 

Claus Grimhildyr

Vincit qui se vincit
Not really. They haven't come back. Discussion has been a lot less fun lately because so many are gone. Saying that Xbox or PlayStation sucks shouldn't get anyone banned. Saying someone else sucks because they like or don't like Xbox or PlayStation should probably get some mod attention.

No, discussion is fun now because of the children being removed. No one likes console warriors.
 

Marvel14

Member
Console warring in 2021 just doesn't make any sense.

I think the PS3/360/Wii gen was the last time a console war made any kind of sense and my God the flame wars back then were legendary. At this point people have their console of choice and warring over which is better is just dumb. Almost like people wanting to create a war to fulfill something that they may have missed out on.

Why put forth the effort to fanboy over some dumb shit? Just go on YouTube and experience some of the archived gems.


In this one you got James Carville's son shitting on the Wii U, lmao.
The Wii U shat on itself to be fair. Still remember trialling it at the mall and my four impressions were,:

1. Zombie U is taking an age to load....no way this is much of a step up from x360/PS3.

2. Asymmetric gameplay is OK fun but meh, it didn't blow me away Nintendoland.

3. The name sucks and the marketing too. Ordinary consumers are gonna think it's a Wii add on.

4. £300 with a small number of games versus £130 for x360 with a massive game library = no contest.
 
I'm just curious, do people think these people that are perma banned are actually gone, or just created a new name? Because it seems like when a few go down, a few new one's pop up.
I know of two people who are currently very active with their alt account. It's not hard to spot, it's always a combination of a young account, a lot of activity and the post history is around 90% console warring.
 
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