Update: GameSpot & GameFAQs Board Changes

The next phase in the shared game boards.

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The next phase in our GameSpot and GameFAQs breakup has been made this morning. Some of you will notice the following:

- All games now have a game board, thanks to everyone's feedback. You will still see some genre boards and series boards around the site, but for the most part there should not be anymore confusion about a missing game board.

- The GameFAQs crossover boards will no long be accessible, but you may continue to read the discussions. With this change, you will no longer be confused about why you received a moderation mark in your moderation history.

If you miss posting in GameFAQs crossover boards, you can still do this by simply using your GameSpot login and password on GameFAQs. Please do be mindful of their Terms of Use agreement because they still moderate for trolling, censor bypass, and flaming.

Discussion

51 comments
magusat999
magusat999

Wait a monkee - I posted my previous post hastily - now I see that GS is not going to have a forum - and we have to settle for the ugly, aggressive, fascist GF board??? WHy would they kill the popular GS board and keep the crappy GF board? How many people were using GFs board? Like 5? Everybody else has been banned and warned to the point that there's nobody left to participate! The only way I would stay with GS after this is if GF's board and its anal mod staff were completely replaced by GS staff. They would also have to give us an official burning of GFs board policies. GF was great before they were bought out, but they are by far one of the most displeasing boards on the internet now - what awful news.

magusat999
magusat999

I am welcoming a split of the boards, because I am tired of Gamefaqs mods OVER- MODDING and giving me warnings for stuff that is fine to post at Gamespot. Gamefaqs boards are way too anal and trying to control the boards like its a kindergarten class; I rarely post anything to GF boards and the crossover thing was stupid when you get a warning from a board you weren't even talking to in the first place. Gamespot has NEVER given me a warning - only stupid GF, and as I said I wasn't even posting to them and frankly I thought it was none of their damn business in the first place. Thank God for the split.

Blubadox
Blubadox

whose dumb idea was this? Treating GS users like this, I'd send him a 3 month bonus and a resume maker.

illuminatirexx
illuminatirexx

so i guess gamespot is going to stop existing...unprofitable i guess...kind of sux since looks like the gamespot boards do not exist anymore....can not post in them,

BranKetra
BranKetra moderator

"All games now have a game board, thanks to everyone's feedback. You will still see some genre boards and series boards around the site, but for the most part there should not be anymore confusion about a missing game board."

I think is a really good idea. As far as Gamefaqs, I've never logged onto that site before, anyway.

SteverXIII
SteverXIII

The next logical step would be to get rid of OTAH. Its not needed

trh2718
trh2718

Sooooo, when are the new forums being implemented? I don't want to have to go to GameFAQs just to post, would prefer to do it on this site. 

Victorious_Fize
Victorious_Fize

May this help in further achieving the management's ambitions of killing the site.

TheRedDash
TheRedDash

To also add I am now a level 1 on gamefaqs when I am actually a Level 32 on gamespot? I know levels are pointless but not when other members use that against you saying "move along people nothing to see here, just a level 1 troll" um nope! Ha

TheRedDash
TheRedDash

Yeah bad idea. I like posting on gamespot. I dont like or use gamefaqs. Why change something that worked fine ??? I don't want to have to go to a different site. I am use to this one.

Cloud_765
Cloud_765

It'd be nice to see some activity, yes. An active board can more often be a happy board.

kitty
kitty moderator

I agree with TAMKfan. I'm all for trying to help the boards become more active if I can.

TAMKFan
TAMKFan

I just hope the game boards here would become more active now.

ziegd
ziegd

I agree with what appears to be the general consensus that this is a bad decision. I'm a paying member of GS, and my primary interest is in the game forums...the list of Favorites I've compiled over 8 years, the names and faces I look for, etc. NOW you're telling me that I basically have to start from scratch? Rebuild lists, wait for more members to migrate, whatever? Man, that's bad. At least I can save $40 bucks when my renewal comes due.

ThermalPisces
ThermalPisces

So basically we can't post on Gamespot game threads anymore? :I

 

spazzx625
spazzx625

Wow, this actually makes a lot of sense

I know its something the mod team (or maybe just myself at the time) has wanted for quite awhile

Stringerboy
Stringerboy

This is easily one of the worst decisions GS has made thus far.

knob1701
knob1701

This is stupid. I really hate having to go to another site to post something.

NDenizen
NDenizen

This wouldn't be so bad if Gamefaqs' site design wasn't so utterly horrible.

wwervin
wwervin

So I can no longer post in the game discussion boards unless I sign into GF? Oh.. wait, there's still the "game board" except nobody posts there.. dumb update. It was fine the way it was before.

solidoutlaw
solidoutlaw

I can no longer use GS to post on GFAQs? What a stupid update. 

Danny_1993
Danny_1993

This is horrible, having joint boards was perfect, now people who use GameSpot are going to have to look in two places for answers/new information as opposed to one

menbutts
menbutts

you need to split these boards by platform.

EJ902
EJ902 moderator moderator

"- All games now have a game board, thanks to everyone's feedback" Cracking job, let's just hope they'll become active now

Kurushio
Kurushio

I was fine the way it was and on the general game boards right now it seems to be almost dead compared to the separate boards for each game console. I guess if it picks up then it will be fine again.

topsemag55
topsemag55

Best idea ever, Jody. Thank you for making our own game boards.:)

topsemag55
topsemag55

 @TheRedDash

 Your level at GF doesn't come from Gamespot, it depends solely upon how much you use GF. I probably have the lowest karma of anyone there, since I never post at GF.:lol:

topsemag55
topsemag55

 @TheRedDash

 We will have our own boards soon, it does take time to add them to the tremendous amount of games in the database.

topsemag55
topsemag55

 @solidoutlaw

 So you would like the idea of a Gamefaqs moderation showing up on your moderation history here? Not me.

topsemag55
topsemag55

 @Danny_1993

 We still have platform boards. I use them all the time, I open up a game-specific thread for the platform I game on, and I always get responses.

Victorious_Fize
Victorious_Fize

@Gelugon_baat So bitter.

 

We were just allowed to post on their boards lol, we have no contact with them whatsoever, and if you were moderated or banned, that would just take effect on their site. It would be no different than actually signing up and posting there instead.

 

What, you thought this is a glorious declaration of independence or something? This was either GameFAQs getting rid of us, yes, GameFAQs, or just another brilliant proposition by Staff.

wwervin
wwervin

 @Gelugon_baat  @Stringerboy Dude we get it, you've been screwed over by a GF mod and now you're anti GF. It's happened to me as well. Get over it.

 

Like I said there has to be a better solution to this thing than just forcing a board migration. At this point you either have to "discuss" on the new boards (which as I said, are pretty much barren wastelands) or you're forced to leave GS altogether. This is their big solution to overzealous GF mods? How about changing the rules so that GF mods aren't responsible for GS users? Or how about assigning specific mods to specific boards? Either way they could've thought of a different solution than just forcing us to leave.

 

And I know what you're gonna say, "give it time." Sure, I guess SOME level of activity will continue on the new boards, but it will be nothing compared to the activity we already have on the shared boards. And who knows when things will actually pick up? I don't want to wait a month before I can get any good discussions going, I want to post NOW! Thanks a lot GS.. this is how you repay me for being an active user on this site for close to 10 years now? Smh.

wwervin
wwervin

 @Gelugon_baat I understand the cultural barrier but for the most part I think those kinds of things subside. Surely there's a better way of doing things than saying "sorry GS, you can't post here anymore. Tough cookies." The GS specific game boards are hollow and unused. What am I supposed to discuss there when there's no community?

topsemag55
topsemag55

 @UltraZero

 Nope, I didn't care for the way Gamefaqs moderators treated Gamespot members. That's why I only used their game walkthroughs.

wwervin
wwervin

 @Gelugon_baat Not sure why you're so adamant on defending this thing, but in response to your statement, yes, those who paid for the premium do want better forums. A lot of the incentive in premium membership is for the added features on the forums. And the people who paid for premium do mainly use the forums. So why wouldn't this bother them? If I was paying monthly to use a website and then all of a sudden their forums became useless, I'd be pretty peeved by it.

wwervin
wwervin

 @illuminatirexx exactly.. they've made it so confusing now that you're left either trying to figure out where the useless empty new GS boards are or you're ordered to leave GS altogether and head over to GF.

 

How can that possibly be good for this site? Did they just run out of ideas on how to further destroy the use of being a member of this site? I honestly feel bad for those people who pay for the premium membership service. Money down the toilet since the forums have become utterly useless.

illuminatirexx
illuminatirexx

 @Victorious_Fize so the gamespot boards do not exist anymore then.....and if we want to post ...we need to abandon gamespot and go to the other site...

EJ902
EJ902 moderator moderator

 @wwervin the biggest problem with the merged boards was the fact that it required the code of two separate websites to somehow work together. GSers had to put up with forums that couldn't manage most of the features they were used to and a poor moderation system, while new features on gamefaqs were stalled because the code added to support gs made them difficult to develop, so on that basis this is a better deal all around. The new gs game boards will no doubt be dead but that's probably a trivial concern compared to what both sites are getting out of this.

topsemag55
topsemag55

 @UltraZero

 Your rep for trolling seems to be all you care about. I happen to have a different outlook than yourself, at least I try to help people when they have a question.