Important Update to the GameSpot Community Code of Conduct

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#51 Posted by Tessellation (8797 posts) -

If anyone has any more questions about this change just pm me or another mod and we will try to answer you question.I know a lot of users liked the previous tou but this changed had to eventually because of all the things that occured when this site was using the previous tou.This tou won't be as harsh as the tou before the previous tou anyway.

super600
it actually sounds more harsh :shock:
#52 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (13422 posts) -

"During this time of self-reflection were aiming to improve as many aspects of the site as possible. One of the biggest issue plaguing GameSpot is the abysmal practices seen in our comment section."

Not even close to being one of your top problems, as a long time member, poster, lurker and reader of GS I've seen the bad and the good of GS like the Jeff fiasco, the numerous horrible reviews, the merger between Gamespot and Gamefaqs just to name a few. The GS staff needs a re work, their skillset for being professional video game journalist/critics is poor at best.

What makes people upset is not the scores your reviewers gives games it's how they do their reviews, without giving names you have a reviewer who plainly trolls the fanboys on this site, you have a feminist who makes it their crusade to make it a issue in every game they review that doesn't show strong powerful women kicking arse, then you have a sketchy reviewer who makes it his crusade to try and change how we look at games and he doesn't even finish or come close to finish a game when he does a review.

If you were a manager say...at a grocery store, someone came to you the manager saying one of your employees is acting rudely and un professional (say this isn't the first customer who's complained about that employee), do you A.) take action towards the customer for speaking to you ruining your lunch break or B.) Give disciplinary action towards the employee.

Also I'm not gonna say every poster on this site is a angel and yea there are some terrible posters here so I'm not gonna say we're not at all to blame, but you do have to see it through our eyes when we've asked for Union overhauls that were promised 5 years ago, then the whole spotty reviewers/journalists doesn't help ether.

If you want the community and GS to be better, work WITH us, NOT against us.

Ballroompirate

Well said, hope someone notices this.

#53 Posted by Renegade_Fury (17054 posts) -

Very vague. There better be a more detailed tou posted if you're going to implement a three strikes and you're out system.

#54 Posted by Tessellation (8797 posts) -

Very vague. There better be a more detailed tou posted if you're going to implement a three strikes and you're out system.

Renegade_Fury
a ban is quite unfair,i say after the third strike : 3 months out of the board were you committed the offenses..but not taking away your privilege of participating in other boards,if after the 3 months user behavior doesn't change then banning the user is the best option.
#55 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10336 posts) -

No hate speech and threats, got it. Won't be a problem at all.

#56 Posted by Lucianu (9349 posts) -

[QUOTE="bbkkristian"][QUOTE="charizard1605"] You talking about Jakandsigz and his alts?charizard1605
Or Kazilla's alts?

Or G0ddyx?

In general, though i was reffering to NationProtector/TigerSpiderman/Yo-SUP/and a hella more of other alts that were banned. I honestly don't know what the hell drives them to post with different active accounts. But it's really a low point, and one of the many of the GS forums. 

Foul language is the least of your problems on this site, Gamespot. Thanks to a lot of .. i don't know what the hell to call them, might as well call them 'trolls', there are barely any good discussions or constructive posts around anywere. Besides them, you've got people that can barely form a coherent sentence flooding the forums with ridiculously analphabetic posts. You've got bored ass kids that make a thread with one word or a couple of words of text for a original post, no effort whatsoever, and usually they never respond back to their thread. I can go on forever. I mean, you tell me, is that good? Is it okei to ignore that? 

Shit like that makes this place so boring, repetitive and just not worth the effort to start a good discussion. And don't tell me that every forum has that. NeoGAF doesn't. 

#57 Posted by Desmonic (13417 posts) -

Way to go GS! :) Can't wait for that update. I'm glad you guys are really taking this chance to make more than cosmetic changes!:D

 

Question though: Will SW remain the awesome cesspool  of insanity it has been or will it too be force to change into a more "tamed" version? I know you mentioned forums, but SW has always been the exception to the rules (kind of)....:P

#58 Posted by Trail_Mix (2021 posts) -

Thank goodness I'm such a nice person.

#59 Posted by carlisledavid79 (10503 posts) -
There was no real need to have this current TOU in the first place (just in my opinion of course)
#60 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

There was no real need to have this current TOU in the first place (just in my opinion of course) carlisledavid79

the new one?

#61 Posted by carlisledavid79 (10503 posts) -

[QUOTE="carlisledavid79"]There was no real need to have this current TOU in the first place (just in my opinion of course) CaseyWegner

the new one?

Ah sorry the old one (as in the one that was in place a few days ago)
#62 Posted by Ninja-Hippo (23426 posts) -
Oh sweet, I just got a moderationBlabadon
:lol: Are you kidding?
#63 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

[QUOTE="CaseyWegner"]

[QUOTE="carlisledavid79"]There was no real need to have this current TOU in the first place (just in my opinion of course) carlisledavid79

the new one?

Ah sorry the old one (as in the one that was in place a few days ago)

definitely didn't need what the old one was but we definitely needed something better than the older one which was way too strict. this new one seems like the middle ground people were hoping for after the survey.

#64 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

[QUOTE="carlisledavid79"][QUOTE="CaseyWegner"]

the new one?

CaseyWegner

Ah sorry the old one (as in the one that was in place a few days ago)

definitely didn't need what the old one was but we definitely needed something better than the older one which was way too strict. this new one seems like the middle ground people were hoping for after the survey.

When do you get your super powers?

#65 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -
TigerSpiderman that were banned. Lucianu
Wait, I just got here.
#66 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

[QUOTE="Lucianu"]TigerSpiderman that were banned. TigerSpiderman
Wait, I just got here.

Hi again Nationprotector! :D

#67 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"][QUOTE="Lucianu"]TigerSpiderman that were banned. Jonwh18

Wait, I just got here.

Hi again Nationprotector! :D

I got here when he was still posting...
#68 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jonwh18"]

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"] I got here when he was still posting...TigerSpiderman

You mean you made that account when your Nationprotector account hadn't yet been banned. 

 

Edit: Also

 I got here when he was still posting...TigerSpiderman

Wait, I just got here.TigerSpiderman
 

:lol:

#69 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"][QUOTE="Jonwh18"] Hi again Nationprotector! :D

Jonwh18

I got here when he was still posting...

You mean you made that account when your Nationprotector account hadn't yet been banned. 

Or maybe I am someone completely different and my sig is making it obvious I am not even hiding?
#70 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jonwh18"]

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"] I got here when he was still posting...TigerSpiderman

You mean you made that account when your Nationprotector account hadn't yet been banned. 

Or maybe I am someone completely different and my sig is making it obvious I am not even hiding?

I have sigs turned off. I don't want to look like I'm looking at a softcore XXX site while in public. 

#71 Posted by deangallop (3811 posts) -

Vague rules, ripe for moderation abuse.

The "no rules" set was not the best but it sure sounds a lot better than this.

#72 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"][QUOTE="Jonwh18"] You mean you made that account when your Nationprotector account hadn't yet been banned. 

Jonwh18

Or maybe I am someone completely different and my sig is making it obvious I am not even hiding?

I have sigs turned off. I don't want to look like I'm looking at a softcore XXX site while in public. 

People are still doing that? I must be lucky then because I have not seen any...yet...
#73 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jonwh18"]

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"] Or maybe I am someone completely different and my sig is making it obvious I am not even hiding?TigerSpiderman

I have sigs turned off. I don't want to look like I'm looking at a softcore XXX site while in public. 

People are still doing that? I must be lucky then because I have not seen any...yet...

You are indeed lucky NationProtector. 

#74 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"][QUOTE="Jonwh18"] I have sigs turned off. I don't want to look like I'm looking at a softcore XXX site while in public. 

Jonwh18

People are still doing that? I must be lucky then because I have not seen any...yet...

You are indeed lucky NationProtector. 

At least make sense. Inb4uall.
#75 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

Vague rules, ripe for moderation abuse.

The "no rules" set was not the best but it sure sounds a lot better than this.

deangallop
Guess you got to find out through moderations what the rules are.
#76 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jonwh18"]

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"] People are still doing that? I must be lucky then because I have not seen any...yet...TigerSpiderman

You are indeed lucky NationProtector. 

At least make sense. Inb4uall.

Ohh no, my secret identity has been revealed! :roll: :P 

#77 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"][QUOTE="Jonwh18"] You are indeed lucky NationProtector. 

Jonwh18

At least make sense. Inb4uall.

Ohh no, my secret identity has been revealed! :roll: :P 

Can't think of any other person who when in a corner just says the same thing over and over to be annoying.
#78 Posted by super600 (30303 posts) -

Vague rules, ripe for moderation abuse.

The "no rules" set was not the best but it sure sounds a lot better than this.

deangallop

They will be less vague soon.Don't worry about it.

#79 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jonwh18"]

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"] At least make sense. Inb4uall.TigerSpiderman

Ohh no, my secret identity has been revealed! :roll: :P 

Can't think of any other person who when in a corner just says the same thing over and over to be annoying.

Well there's that Jakandsigz fellow. 

#80 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"][QUOTE="Jonwh18"] Ohh no, my secret identity has been revealed! :roll: :P 

Jonwh18

Can't think of any other person who when in a corner just says the same thing over and over to be annoying.

Well there's that Jakandsigz fellow. 

Which i would not know of because it's been like 5 months since i was here.
#81 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

[QUOTE="deangallop"]

Vague rules, ripe for moderation abuse.

The "no rules" set was not the best but it sure sounds a lot better than this.

super600

They will be less vague soon.Don't worry about it.

Well give me the summary because i just got here and apparently, the rules changed at the same time.
#82 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4440 posts) -

That is ex-Gamespot's Alexis Gallisá's doing. I don't agree with Gamespot becoming a gimped carbon-copy of GiantBomb.
His "vision"(ineptitude) in programming will make use of gifs and sigs dissapear, like how giantbomb forums is total shit now. Thanks a lot.

#83 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jonwh18"]

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"] Can't think of any other person who when in a corner just says the same thing over and over to be annoying.TigerSpiderman

Well there's that Jakandsigz fellow. 

Which i would not know of because it's been like 5 months since i was here.

But you where here just yesterday before getting banned! :o 

#84 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

[QUOTE="deangallop"]

Vague rules, ripe for moderation abuse.

The "no rules" set was not the best but it sure sounds a lot better than this.

super600

They will be less vague soon.Don't worry about it.

He said while giving an equally vague timeframe. 

#85 Posted by super600 (30303 posts) -

[QUOTE="super600"]

[QUOTE="deangallop"]

Vague rules, ripe for moderation abuse.

The "no rules" set was not the best but it sure sounds a lot better than this.

TigerSpiderman

They will be less vague soon.Don't worry about it.

Well give me the summary because i just got here and apparently, the rules changed at the same time.

The rules have not been fully revealed yet. That is all that happened.

#86 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

[QUOTE="CaseyWegner"]

[QUOTE="carlisledavid79"] Ah sorry the old one (as in the one that was in place a few days ago)Jonwh18

definitely didn't need what the old one was but we definitely needed something better than the older one which was way too strict. this new one seems like the middle ground people were hoping for after the survey.

When do you get your super powers?

hCC77AA8C

#87 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"][QUOTE="Jonwh18"] Well there's that Jakandsigz fellow. 

Jonwh18

Which i would not know of because it's been like 5 months since i was here.

But you where here just yesterday before getting banned! :o 

Yep, you are definitely Inb4uall. Btw, the user search is still the same: gs.com/users/insert username here, So here's another fall in your love of being as annoying as possible. If Jakandsigz who does exist using the above format, was banned yesterday why is his account not banned? gamespot.com/users/jakandsigz I think you're losing your touch inb4uall. Again been 5 months since I was here but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and look at the first few pages of his (if he is not you) posting history.
#88 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jonwh18"]

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"] Which i would not know of because it's been like 5 months since i was here.TigerSpiderman

But you where here just yesterday before getting banned! :o 

Yep, you are definitely Inb4uall. Btw, the user search is still the same: gs.com/users/insert username here, So here's another fall in your love of being as annoying as possible. If Jakandsigz who does exist using the above format, was banned yesterday why is his account not banned? gamespot.com/users/jakandsigz I think you're losing your touch inb4uall. Again been 5 months since I was here but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and look at the first few pages of his (if he is not you) posting history.

Because you've been using a proxie server of course. :)

#89 Posted by Lucianu (9349 posts) -

[QUOTE="carlisledavid79"][QUOTE="CaseyWegner"]

the new one?

CaseyWegner

Ah sorry the old one (as in the one that was in place a few days ago)

definitely didn't need what the old one was but we definitely needed something better than the older one which was way too strict. this new one seems like the middle ground people were hoping for after the survey.

I don't know, the change to this much more lenient ToU (the one that existed up until yesterday) has made me appreciate the old one, over time.

Sure, i was getting point losses and temp. suspensions on a frequent basis, sometimes for bullshit reasons (for example, i'd be getting at least a point loss for saying the world 'bullshit' right at this very moment, even though it's completely non-offensive unless the Staff's idea was for the forums to be populated solely by f*cking Angels from the Lord).

But it was a much, much better community. It was far more interesting, a lot of good argumentations around, it was a cool way to kill some time wile sipping coffee.

#90 Posted by Heil68 (43462 posts) -
When you fight for truth, justice and freedom like me, there is no worries. Bring it on. #loveme @ #legendary
#91 Posted by super600 (30303 posts) -

When you fight for truth, justice and freedom like me, there is no worries. Bring it on. #loveme @ #legendaryHeil68

Hi fives heli.Anyway you have nothing to worry about this new tou heli.

#92 Posted by AtariKidX (6209 posts) -
I don't like this....
#93 Posted by CaseyWegner (70104 posts) -

I don't like this....AtariKidX

which part?

#94 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"][QUOTE="Jonwh18"]

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"] Which i would not know of because it's been like 5 months since i was here.Jonwh18

But you where here just yesterday before getting banned! :o 

Yep, you are definitely Inb4uall. Btw, the user search is still the same: gs.com/users/insert username here, So here's another fall in your love of being as annoying as possible. If Jakandsigz who does exist using the above format, was banned yesterday why is his account not banned? gamespot.com/users/jakandsigz I think you're losing your touch inb4uall. Again been 5 months since I was here but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and look at the first few pages of his (if he is not you) posting history.

Because you've been using a proxie server of course. :)

Lol now you are ignoring the very question I asked you. Here, I'll make it so that everyone can see you go for the low blows when you are wrong about something, got to run from that ownage:
But you where here just yesterday before getting bannedJonwh18
Yet he is not banned. So your proxy invade doesn't work. If he was banned yesterday why is he not banned right now? Or will you go around the question again? You getting old inb4uall. Your trolling days are gone. You are forgetting what you posted like 5 minutes ago on the same page.:lol:
#95 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

[QUOTE="Heil68"]When you fight for truth, justice and freedom like me, there is no worries. Bring it on. #loveme @ #legendarysuper600

Hi fives heli.Anyway you have nothing to worry about this new tou heli.

It sounds like the 2010 tou from the small amount of vague information so far.
#96 Posted by Lumpy311 (673 posts) -

Great, you give us a shitty new layout that makes me vomit, and then make it so SW isn't fun anymore.

Keep on being unintelligent.

#97 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jonwh18"]

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"] Because you've been using a proxie server of course. :)

TigerSpiderman

Lol now you are ignoring the very question I asked you. Here, I'll make it so that everyone can see you go for the low blows when you are wrong about something, got to run from that ownage:
But you where here just yesterday before getting bannedJonwh18
Yet he is not banned. So your proxy invade doesn't work. If he was banned yesterday why is he not banned right now? Or will you go around the question again? You getting old inb4uall. Your trolling days are gone. You are forgetting what you posted like 5 minutes ago on the same page.:lol:

No, no, no. You're using a differnet proxies for you accounts. That way they aren't linked and all banned at once. :roll: 

#98 Posted by TigerSpiderman (0 posts) -

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"][QUOTE="Jonwh18"] Lol now you are ignoring the very question I asked you. Here, I'll make it so that everyone can see you go for the low blows when you are wrong about something, got to run from that ownage: [QUOTE="Jonwh18"]But you where here just yesterday before getting bannedJonwh18

Yet he is not banned. So your proxy invade doesn't work. If he was banned yesterday why is he not banned right now? Or will you go around the question again? You getting old inb4uall. Your trolling days are gone. You are forgetting what you posted like 5 minutes ago on the same page.:lol:

No, no, no. You're using a differnet proxies for you accounts. That way they aren't linked and all banned at once. :roll: 

No see, the issues here is you said Jak is banned, and he's not, and you keep running from that fail. Your whole sentence is irrelevant.
#99 Posted by AtariKidX (6209 posts) -

[QUOTE="AtariKidX"]I don't like this....CaseyWegner

which part?

All of this.
#100 Posted by Jonwh18 (9350 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jonwh18"]

[QUOTE="TigerSpiderman"] Yet he is not banned. So your proxy invade doesn't work. If he was banned yesterday why is he not banned right now? Or will you go around the question again? You getting old inb4uall. Your trolling days are gone. You are forgetting what you posted like 5 minutes ago on the same page.:lol:TigerSpiderman

No, no, no. You're using a differnet proxies for you accounts. That way they aren't linked and all banned at once. :roll: 

No see, the issues here is you said Jak is banned, and he's not, and you keep running from that fail. Your whole sentence is irrelevant.

No, I said Nation Protector is banned.