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#1 KingFrizzy
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[QUOTE="KingFrizzy"]Then it looks like you and I have the same goal: breaking up the old boys club. What is TFG?horgen123
TFG is used both about the user TheForeignGuy and the board he made, offsite board, named The Foreign Grounds. Story is that it didn't go the way he wanted there. It was supposed to be a more relaxed place, not suffering from the strict rules GS had. Instead from what I've heard it was a lot sh!t talk about GS and its users. Then something about a possible legal action against the board/owner. So he took it down instead.

Yeah that used to be what systemwars.com was like. Originally was created as a side-project by Donkeybong and TheBlueLizard during the SW2 Presidential elections. But during 2004 there was a substantial change in SW (on GameSpot) that resulted in lots and lots of bans (permbans). So people from GS SW ended up going to SW2's SW.com. At the beginning it was basically just spam and planning forum invasions (like spamming GS), but it eventually became its own substantial community. Like it no longer was exclusively a ban-zone for rejects of GS SW but its own place. SW2 eventually left GS and moved to SW2.com too, based on the model from SW.com. People moving their cliques offsite don't work unless they are substantial and have a strong historical legacy. Because we had been all posting with each other for so long (now a decade) we are all but entangled in every digital way (steam, facebook, gamespot, twitter, etc.). That's too bad GS may have threatened suit against your friend for making his website. But that's what happens sometimes.

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#2 KingFrizzy
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This board is actually a lot like the original SW Hangout. Its basically the same concept -- that makes this the best user board on GameSpot.

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[QUOTE="KingFrizzy"]What do you mean by groups? Like cliques of people? There definitely were. I mean, for example, the SystemWars Hangout and eventually System Wars II. And even within sub-communities there are cliques of people. This is a sub-community, The Cafe Lounge, and I'm sure even within it there are smaller groups of forumites more close with each other. You've been around for a while, clearly, so you remember the big shifts in the community with the changes enforced. GameSpot/GameFAQs coming together, BethanyM taking over from Dave O'Toole, no OT in SW, etc. These events shifted the community around a bit, but the groups remained the same. Even to this day there are still many people posting in SW2. horgen123
Yes cliques of users, mainly speaking in OT. I know we have always had them, however they have not been as easy to spot as they are now. Differences suddenly much larger to after the ToU change, though they have been ever increasing since TFG. Yes we have cliques here to, but that has more to do with when we are online. However unlike in OT, we aren't hostile against each. As for major changes, I ahven't noticed many. Main boards except OT, and to some extent SW, have not been my home.

Then it looks like you and I have the same goal: breaking up the old boys club. What is TFG?

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[QUOTE="horgen123"] Interact more with the many great users it had back then. horgen123

Hmm. I know what you mean. Then again, you got to interact with the great users who are here now. Believe me, I was there. You may have missed things, but nothing too important.

Imo users had more of a personality back then. And groups weren't so obvious as they were now. Or I didn't see them...

What do you mean by groups? Like cliques of people? There definitely were. I mean, for example, the SystemWars Hangout and eventually System Wars II. And even within sub-communities there are cliques of people. This is a sub-community, The Cafe Lounge, and I'm sure even within it there are smaller groups of forumites more close with each other. You've been around for a while, clearly, so you remember the big shifts in the community with the changes enforced. GameSpot/GameFAQs coming together, BethanyM taking over from Dave O'Toole, no OT in SW, etc. These events shifted the community around a bit, but the groups remained the same. Even to this day there are still many people posting in SW2.

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[QUOTE="KingFrizzy"]

Why?

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Interact more with the many great users it had back then.

Hmm. I know what you mean. Then again, you got to interact with the great users who are here now. Believe me, I was there. You may have missed things, but nothing too important.

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#6 KingFrizzy
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Loads of things, none which are things I would like to discuss on the net.


In terms of GS choices... I wish I had chosen to stick with OT from first time I visited it. horgen123
Why?

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#7 KingFrizzy
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Senmue, Lan di must be stopped:evil:

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Agreed. This is the correct answer.

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Taking Toph_girl on a date. She didn't tell me she was e-married. It did not go well.

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#9 KingFrizzy
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Darn this level for taking so long! :Pmacrules_640
Yeah I know what you mean. I've been on it for over five years now.

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