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[NEXT LEVEL lames™] ResetEra sold to M.O.B.A. Network for USD$4.55 million

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slade

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Mods over there managed to nuke Media Create Sales threads - a tradition going on for about 15 years - by pissing off Chris and other members with, what else, unwarranted bans.

Here's the readers' digest version: https://mobile.twitter.com/i/events/1444796077677465605

It's an epic read that gets more juicy with every new twist. I love when someone was brave enough to call out the mods on their shit and produced evidence of their bad faith arguments via screenshots of Discord messages.
In the light of these events, Morrigan resigned as a mod, too.

Wow, I need to go to The Bore more often. They probably caught most of this while it was happening. Wasn't Morrigan the crazy chick that was taken off the mod team here because she was letting her boyfriend do the modding? Or was that some other woman?

As regards Cerium, I see his grift is complete. I gotta hand it to him, he played this whole cancellation game really well.
 
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Lets think of a name for the new exodus forum. Transgaming.com?
Crazy trans mods have taken over somethingawful.com and banned the site’s original owner (lowtax) from his forum and have proceeded to cull a majority of the non woke base

they are basically setting up shop there …whoever decided to pay 4.5 million for that place is either stupid or it’s being used to launder money or something
 

Tommi84

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ResetEra.com's revenue is generated through ads and member subscriptions. M.O.B.A. Network sees significant opportunities to increase advertising revenue through a higher share of direct sales, implementation of new ad formats, and a long-term product development strategy. M.O.B.A. Network, therefore, estimates that ResetEra.com can grow sales significantly in 2022 while maintaining an EBITDA margin.
Paid content in 'promoted' threads, when :D?
 
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Bullet Club

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Marty-McFly

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If Cerium takes the money and runs everything that site was built on "a forum for everyone!" means absolutely nothing.

Anyway, I hope the new buyers clean up the disgusting state of that forum.

I have nothing against Afghan women, Black Lives or Trans lives for that matter, but I don't want to read about them everytime I click on the community fucking Nintendo thread.
 

Lord Panda

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The sheer hypocrisy of such a progressive site, being sold to the highest bidder, for a quick buck is pretty much par for course. Truly pathetic, and most of the posters and moderators are just lapping it all up.

What ever happened to eating the rich over there?

The site was originally founded under the pretense of transparency, and everyone supposedly being treated equally and having a stake in its success and direction. That was all garbage of course. Like socialism and communism, some folks were far more equal than others. The financials were hidden away, the mods never got paid (some of them weren’t too bad) … all the while Cerium was laughing all the way to the bank.

He cited health reasons for stepping away from the day to day running of the site; I suspected that the real reason was that he no longer needed to work. The mods and community did all the work for him, and all he/him needed to do was figure out how to discreetly spend that sweet sweet cash, and hope folks didn’t find out about it. Got to respect the hustle, planning, and execution if nothing else.

So now he’s sold them all out for a cool 4.55M US dollarideoos, and most of the folks (and the mods on the frontlines that he exploited!) are in raptures about it. If someone like Kotick pulled the same stunt, they’d be tearing their hair out and ripping their clothes off in apoplectic rage, and decrying the evils of capitalism. The hypocrisy and lack of self-awareness on display, is quite a spectacle.
 
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Papacheeks

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That website is a depressing blight on the internet. I was only there for up to date news but the constant political nonsense and woke SJW attitudes just got too much. I have no idea why developers flock there. This community (from the little time I’ve been here) is much more level headed or dare I say ‘normal’.

Because it's where everyone moved too back in 2017. People like MATT and Shinobi all work in the industry and shinobi has been in games for a long time and had been on gaf for a long time. So relationships moved over to resetera when it was created. ANd out of the social stratusphere a lot of devs would get called out for being on a site like Gaf. Because it's viewed as anti LGBTQ. And you have seen what happens if your put out a thought that isn't for that movement or questions one aspect or something. They get cancelled and their career ruined.

Look at what happened to DF Darkx1 on reset? John is a super nice guy, but that place ran over him because he interviewed a developer john had no clue that had some bad opinions on things resetera are all about. The whole site came down on him, and he literally stopped posting.

The bullshit thing is no one over there wants the truth and prefer to be in a echo-chamber. Well after Dave Chappelle's last special I think things in terms of talking points, and how people view things are going to change.

A lot of people over there just want to talk video games. And thats why im here on gaf. That place I never went into politic discussions but for some reason anything that was video games that was remotely a hot topic like Hogwarts game people like myself were banned for being able to separate the art from artist.
 

M1chl

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Because it's where everyone moved too back in 2017. People like MATT and Shinobi all work in the industry and shinobi has been in games for a long time and had been on gaf for a long time. So relationships moved over to resetera when it was created. ANd out of the social stratusphere a lot of devs would get called out for being on a site like Gaf. Because it's viewed as anti LGBTQ. And you have seen what happens if your put out a thought that isn't for that movement or questions one aspect or something. They get cancelled and their career ruined.

Look at what happened to DF Darkx1 on reset? John is a super nice guy, but that place ran over him because he interviewed a developer john had no clue that had some bad opinions on things resetera are all about. The whole site came down on him, and he literally stopped posting.

The bullshit thing is no one over there wants the truth and prefer to be in a echo-chamber. Well after Dave Chappelle's last special I think things in terms of talking points, and how people view things are going to change.

A lot of people over there just want to talk video games. And thats why im here on gaf. That place I never went into politic discussions but for some reason anything that was video games that was remotely a hot topic like Hogwarts game people like myself were banned for being able to separate the art from artist.
Well that's true, but do not forget, that rampant fanboysm ran John from here. So in this regard, I wouldn't compare two sites on this metric...
 

Zannegan

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That's too bad. Feels like a golden parachute for the "conscience-stricken" former mods who first fanned and then leveraged community outrage to jumpstart their own platform where they'd get a bigger cut. I guess it's just good business, but it sure feels scummy.
 

Redneckerz

Those long posts don't cover that red neck boy
Good to have it confirmed that it was money (I mean, what else) why Cerium kept with it for as long as he did. With support now dwindling (I mean even completely harmless posts get set off to oblivion and there have been multiple fallouts of mod abuse) Cerium took what he could now that the ship is setting sail.

Ofcourse the folks at ERA welcome this.

I mean, wonderful troll. Made him a millionaire i reckon. Selling out a gaming forum whilst giving your unpaid some bones to pick. Its yet another way to get rich, as we now learn.

You only need no moral standards to achieve it.
 
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