Wow OT Is a ghost town!!??

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#1 Edited by Xeno_ghost (696 posts) -

I check OT throughout the day and check the amount of comments in threads every time I come through here, and it's like nobody is even posting in OT while threads in system wars are bumping, what's going on in OT?

#2 Posted by br0kenrabbit (13362 posts) -

We purge people we don't like. Unless they humor us, then we keep them as pets.

#3 Edited by sammyjenkis898 (28246 posts) -

The change in design pretty much killed this place.

#4 Posted by elkoldo (1376 posts) -

Yeah we'd be lying if we said this place and Games Discussion and Consoles threads are very active.

#5 Edited by SaintLeonidas (26722 posts) -

#6 Posted by harry_james_pot (11135 posts) -

@sammyjenkis898 said:

The change in design pretty much killed this place.

Nah, it started dying since the new TOU.

#7 Edited by foxhound_fox (90316 posts) -

A large portion of the community left after the changeover to the new forums, and it's only gone downhill since then.

And Gamespot doesn't care about the forum traffic, because it only represents a fraction of the traffic they get compared to the comments on news articles.

#8 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28246 posts) -

@harry_james_pot said:

@sammyjenkis898 said:

The change in design pretty much killed this place.

Nah, it started dying since the new TOU.

Agreed. But the layout change was really what did it in. This place is a ghost town now, with only a few regulars still around.

#9 Posted by dave123321 (34307 posts) -

The redesign I guess. Plus the poor descisons like the tou change made people see who people really were. We liked it better when we lived in ignorance.

#10 Edited by fueled-system (6326 posts) -

It died over a year ago with the new site redesign but it was always on life support though since the rules change before that

Just a shame that over a year now and basically zero user suggestions have been integrated to the forums like they just abandoned us

#11 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152144 posts) -

@harry_james_pot said:

@sammyjenkis898 said:

The change in design pretty much killed this place.

Nah, it started dying since the new TOU.

This would be the exact point. GS killed itself trying to appeal to a minority.

#12 Posted by Korvus (6191 posts) -

@br0kenrabbit said:

We purge people we don't like. Unless they humor us, then we keep them as pets.

Yep, it's not our fault idiots can't deal with our passive-aggressiveness towards them =p

#13 Posted by Rioichi21Cooper (240 posts) -

@sammyjenkis898 said:

The change in design pretty much killed this place.

Indeed. This is the first time in months that I've been on this site and I still just can't get used to it.

#14 Posted by surrealnumber5 (23044 posts) -

a lot of people quit when the mods decided to defend a pedophile and banned a good 60% of the good old boys, and some of those who were not banned quit, like xaos.

#15 Edited by vl4d_l3nin (985 posts) -

@surrealnumber5 said:

a lot of people quit when the mods decided to defend a pedophile and banned a good 60% of the good old boys, and some of those who were not banned quit, like xaos.

Curiosity piqued

#16 Posted by foxhound_fox (90316 posts) -

@vl4d_l3nin said:

@surrealnumber5 said:

a lot of people quit when the mods decided to defend a pedophile and banned a good 60% of the good old boys, and some of those who were not banned quit, like xaos.

Curiosity piqued

KrunkMastaX

I don't know the whole story, but many do.

#17 Edited by Shadowchronicle (26039 posts) -

I wasn't a mod when KMX was around so I don't know about the whole mods letting KMX be around event. I do know that he is infamous for something I don't want to talk about. The ToU change is when activity started to drop. I remember people used to beat around the bush in OT and troll other users without getting moderated because of the old ToU and it was more entertaining that way for the users who did it. While SW was notorious for getting people banned/moderated/suspended.

After the site revamp and unions getting destroyed many including myself had to go to other places to talk to the people who left gamespot. I still think gamespot is better in some ways than those sites that were made.

#18 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152144 posts) -

@surrealnumber5 said:

a lot of people quit when the mods decided to defend a pedophile and banned a good 60% of the good old boys, and some of those who were not banned quit, like xaos.

The mods didn't defend him.

#19 Posted by dave123321 (34307 posts) -

Did anyone want the tou we got. Like who were they trying to appeal to.

#20 Edited by dave123321 (34307 posts) -

@vl4d_l3nin: http://s4.zetaboards.com/The_Daily_Happening/topic/9355884/1/?x=50

Gs didn't defend KMX.

They just did stuff behind the scenes that led to a general misunderstanding after the account was kept open for a bit with no real communication that anyone was looking into stuff.

#21 Edited by vl4d_l3nin (985 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@surrealnumber5 said:

a lot of people quit when the mods decided to defend a pedophile and banned a good 60% of the good old boys, and some of those who were not banned quit, like xaos.

The mods didn't defend him.

Indifferent/absent to his actions.

I'd rather having periods of inactivity than have that drama llama to deal with

#22 Posted by thehig1 (3059 posts) -

System wars seems busy enough, only a few months ago there was quite a few decent threads being made in OT, its gone downhill last month or so.

I cant speak about earlier before the re-design because I only started visiting these forums in March

#23 Posted by yokofox33 (30198 posts) -

Yeah, it's pretty slow. Seems like many people are gone. I was never an avid OT poster, but I would lurk a lot and post occasionally.

#24 Posted by Dogswithguns (10881 posts) -

I've been thru other sites before, very active at one point but they do died out after a while.. sad but that's how it is.

#25 Posted by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

If anything, I think OT has been becoming more popular recently. But then again, I only started visiting the forums post re-design so I might be wrong.

#26 Posted by foxhound_fox (90316 posts) -
@dave123321 said:

@vl4d_l3nin: http://s4.zetaboards.com/The_Daily_Happening/topic/9355884/1/?x=50

Gs didn't defend KMX.

They just did stuff behind the scenes that led to a general misunderstanding after the account was kept open for a bit with no real communication that anyone was looking into stuff.

Was this info ever shared with the police? Because admitting to raping a child is a very serious thing.

#27 Posted by CrossFire245 (1060 posts) -

Ironically, this is probably the 2nd (or 3rd) most active forum on GS after System Wars. If you want dead, go to the console forums.

#28 Edited by vl4d_l3nin (985 posts) -

@CrossFire245 said:

Ironically, this is probably the 2nd (or 3rd) most active forum on GS after System Wars. If you want dead, go to the console forums.

especially xbox.

Apparently I'm the 9th most active user there with barely over 100 posts

#29 Posted by CrossFire245 (1060 posts) -

@vl4d_l3nin: Yep. I just went there and they have threads that haven't had a new post in 5-6 days on the first page.

#30 Posted by indzman (19357 posts) -

BRHD should come back , was a fun poster and it was funny how everyone others picked on him, OT felt kinda lively LOL.

#31 Posted by dave123321 (34307 posts) -

@foxhound_fox: stuff was bought to authorities, yes.

#32 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10311 posts) -

@elkoldo said:

Yeah we'd be lying if we said this place and Games Discussion and Consoles threads are very active.

everything died, except for SW, but even SW is like half of what it used to be.

#33 Posted by Darkmoone1 (2827 posts) -

Yeah forums for the most part are dead outside of SW. The site redesign just destroyed this site for me. :( Only come here nowadays to look at the news and look at the comments attached to the news.

#34 Edited by surrealnumber5 (23044 posts) -

as one of the people who was temp banned, yea the mods definitely were defending him, anyone who had anything but his good graces to speak of got the ax. i was not like raw, i was not trolling the guy, but i did register my disgust.

silencing anyone who has an adverse opinion about a subject is defending said subject.

#35 Posted by Ballroompirate (23601 posts) -

Pretty much OT, SW and all the other boards are dead cause of the redesign. The new TOU had a helping hand in people leaving but when GS pretty much gave us the middle finger by scraping Unions, it was the finale straw for a lot of people.

#36 Posted by poptart (6867 posts) -

Sadly, yes...

#37 Posted by SaintLeonidas (26722 posts) -

I must have been on sabbatical or something when this pedophile stuff happened...sure glad I was, da fuck...

#38 Edited by sukraj (23680 posts) -

I'm still here ive been here since day one

#39 Posted by Korvus (6191 posts) -

@indzman said:

BRHD should come back , was a fun poster and it was funny how everyone others picked on him, OT felt kinda lively LOL.

He is back, with a different account; Emil_fontz. We all spotted him within 3 posts and even though he tried to deny it he'd let the truth slip every now and then...finally he admitted to being Blu.

#40 Posted by LJS9502_basic (152144 posts) -

@surrealnumber5 said:

as one of the people who was temp banned, yea the mods definitely were defending him, anyone who had anything but his good graces to speak of got the ax. i was not like raw, i was not trolling the guy, but i did register my disgust.

silencing anyone who has an adverse opinion about a subject is defending said subject.

No one defended him so if your statement were true it would have killed OT then. It didn't.

#41 Posted by Xeno_ghost (696 posts) -

@surrealnumber5: "silencing anyone who has an adverse opinion about a subject is defending said subject"

So the mods were shielding that peado from verbal attacks. Why is it always that guys like this get protected by the authorities. They should be thrown to the wolves.

#42 Posted by The_Last_Ride (74028 posts) -

@xeno_ghost: we only keep the good threads?

#43 Posted by thehig1 (3059 posts) -

@indzman said:

BRHD should come back , was a fun poster and it was funny how everyone others picked on him, OT felt kinda lively LOL.

he is back posting in a different account

Emil_Fontz

#44 Posted by mingmao3046 (2628 posts) -

someone post cliff notes on this pedophile situation. I have never heard about this.

#45 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (24976 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

@harry_james_pot said:

@sammyjenkis898 said:

The change in design pretty much killed this place.

Nah, it started dying since the new TOU.

This would be the exact point. GS killed itself trying to appeal to a minority.

Why you gotta blame minorities?

#46 Posted by Gaming-Planet (14177 posts) -

System wars is pretty dead too but not as dead as OT.

Current consoles are boring and the Xbox One can't even be compared with a PS4 because of its potato specs.

#47 Posted by magicalclick (23505 posts) -

Not only that, they broke mobile pages. Was ok few months ago, but now, I can't move my text cursor anymore.

#48 Posted by Shadowchronicle (26039 posts) -

@Gaming-Planet said:

System wars is pretty dead too but not as dead as OT.

Current consoles are boring and the Xbox One can't even be compared with a PS4 because of its potato specs.

Please go back to SW.

#49 Edited by delete-EasyComeEasyGo (382 posts) -

@shadowchronicle said:

@Gaming-Planet said:

System wars is pretty dead too but not as dead as OT.

Current consoles are boring and the Xbox One can't even be compared with a PS4 because of its potato specs.

Please go back to SW.

Gaming-Planet is right, System Wars is dead as in, the community is a bunch of morons and that place is a PC Cult.

#50 Posted by Shadowchronicle (26039 posts) -
@EasyComeEasyGo said:

@shadowchronicle said:

@Gaming-Planet said:

System wars is pretty dead too but not as dead as OT.

Current consoles are boring and the Xbox One can't even be compared with a PS4 because of its potato specs.

Please go back to SW.

Gameing-Planet is right, System Wars is dead as in, the community is a bunch of morons and that place is a PC Cult.

You go back to SW also.