So, have we decided on our new forum yet? (Giantbomb is too sanitized)

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Drathnoxis:

Saelune:

Drathnoxis:
I vote for Shamus' site. I haven't been on the forums too much, but the discussion in the comments for the articles is really good! Reminds me of golden days Escapist almost. There's no religion or politics allowed so things stay focused on discussing games and fun and not on a perpetual battle about who is actually a Nazi.

People's reluctance to discuss politics is probably a big reason why people are so stupid about them.

I've seen the stupidity, yes, but not so much the reluctance.

Shamus sums up my feelings pretty well with his:

Politics are easier to ignore when they dont negatively impact you so much.

But while perhaps R&P has outpaced Gaming Discussion, I think most of us are good at keeping R&P in R&P. If someone I argue heatedly about politics with makes a discussion about some game without a political bent, I dont drag politics into it.

I have had civil discussions about non-R&P topics with most every political rival I have made here in gaming discussion.

Drathnoxis:
So what's so great about RPS anyway?

I really like their articles and their news coverage and their forum doesn't suck total ass.

Arnoxthe1:

Drathnoxis:
So what's so great about RPS anyway?

I really like their articles and their News coverage and their forum doesn't suck total ass.

Is it more active than the Escapist? Any dumb rules like the low content rule we used to have here, that got tons of users banned for basically no reason. How about discussion quality?

Drathnoxis:
Is it more active than the Escapist? Any dumb rules like the low content rule we used to have here, that got tons of users banned for basically no reason.

I'm not sure. Probably though. And the rules are basic common sense rules. Discussion seems intelligent too. About the same as over here. I guess one of the few problems though is that the forums themselves don't seem all that big. Although to be quite fair, I think a lot of the sub-forums we have here could be compressed anyway.

Zhukov:

"The Escapist started off with the right intentions, but man - it's a putrid wasteland after Gamegate happened. The forums there are entirely full of right-wing nutjobs (and a few militant left-wingers) who do nothing but jump at each other's throats with the slightest provocation. I'm being serious when I say that I hope most of them do not end up here."

"If I'm reading this right, they also seem to be implying that they might relax their rules which is the last thing they need to do after those forums became such a Gamergate breeding ground. T

Pretty accurate description if you ask me. Not sure about the actual left/right ratio,

So it's pretty inaccurate.

but other than that... yeah.

Better than Giantbomb, which is more like the Truman Show, where everybody has to be nice and optimistic. It's a facade. I love that I can speak my mind about Wolfenstein II here without getting banned.

Arnoxthe1:
Rock, Paper, Shotgun is where it's at. Although I will probably be staying here until this place goes under.

American Tanker:
RPGCodex.

That is all.

You have to post for a YEAR before they let you into the general discussion forum. Like, maybe a week or two, I could see, but a YEAR? No.

Days is doable. Weeks, maybe. Months, no. Years, forget it.

So that's why I can't see GD anymore. At first, I thought I got banned from there for posting porn in the porn thread. Then I thought the section just got removed.

To add to what I said earlier, the main problem with RPGCodex, as I see it, is that it's a forum built around disrespect. When you can rate posts "Shit" and "Retarded," it's no wonder that a lot of people there are so rude.

Smithnikov:

Signa:

"The Escapist started off with the right intentions, but man - it's a putrid wasteland after Gamegate happened. The forums there are entirely full of right-wing nutjobs (and a few militant left-wingers) who do nothing but jump at each other's throats with the slightest provocation. I'm being serious when I say that I hope most of them do not end up here."

I love how being center-left makes me a right-winger. And a nutjob at that!

Hey, they told me being center-left makes me a feminazi Marxist cuckold I thought?! So confused.

Well, you are, to a right-winger :)

It's why I avoid name calling and just try to do my best to refute bad arguments. I'm not that great at it though.

People are making their discord cliques

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RoxTheMeme:

/r/incels REPRESENT

Is lookismisreal still calling for mandatory cliterectomies and insisting that men must hate their mothers since they're all whores?

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RoxTheMeme:

oh shit if I know

You said you were representing /r/incels, I figured you might know..

So I went looking around and have a suggestion now

The activity is deathly low but gamerzunite has a forum section with a decent enough format
Site looks mobile tailored even on desktop which I'm not a fan of
Depending on the article image they use it can look clickbait-y like the "Games Journalism is Dying" one

Well, since nobody came up with a better answer (Some of these places are dead.), I'm gonna agree with RPGCodex. I already have 300 posts there.

Marik2:
People are making their discord cliques

I'm on discord elsewhere more than I am on online forums lately. Doesn't really cover everything I got from forums but good for a sense of community.

Tbh, I'd miss some people but the people I miss kind of trickle away. Few around still but I don't talk to them much.

Ezekiel:

They don't like you anyway.

"The Escapist started off with the right intentions, but man - it's a putrid wasteland after Gamegate happened. The forums there are entirely full of right-wing nutjobs (and a few militant left-wingers) who do nothing but jump at each other's throats with the slightest provocation. I'm being serious when I say that I hope most of them do not end up here."

"If I'm reading this right, they also seem to be implying that they might relax their rules which is the last thing they need to do after those forums became such a Gamergate breeding ground. There was a period where I frequented the forums, but they just got too gross to look at after that whole debacle."

...I can't say they are wrong.

Saelune:

Drathnoxis:
I vote for Shamus' site. I haven't been on the forums too much, but the discussion in the comments for the articles is really good! Reminds me of golden days Escapist almost. There's no religion or politics allowed so things stay focused on discussing games and fun and not on a perpetual battle about who is actually a Nazi.

People's reluctance to discuss politics is probably a big reason why people are so stupid about them.

"I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's." - Mark Twain (110 years ago)

Ezekiel:
"..The forums there are entirely full of right-wing nutjobs (and a few militant left-wingers) who do nothing but jump at each other's throats with the slightest provocation. I'm being serious when I say that I hope most of them do not end up here."

Where are all the right wing nutjobs? There's like 3 pro right wing people in R&P including me (and a few that post every few weeks), I don't think any of us are American and the rest of the people there range from center left to communism left. I think the writer confuses right and left.

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