Coworkers on Era

Doc Kelso

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,181
NYC
Maybe you’ve heard someone reference a post. Maybe you’ve walked by someone’s desk and happened to glance over to see the tell-tale dark background with teal headers. Or maybe you’ve openly spoken with someone about it (which I doubt that because who the hell talks to coworkers about forum posts?).

Era, have you ever thought that a coworker was a poster on this very forum?

I have my own suspicions, but I keep them to myself. Relative anonymity is a commodity these days. But I see you, I respect you. May we both continue in peace.
 

OnionPowder

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,117
Orlando, FL
I barely have any coworkers that play video games at all

Most of the time I get a lot of middle aged women asking me for shopping advice for their kids. Them posting on ResetEra is the least of my concerns.
 

Cokie Bear

Member
Oct 27, 2017
4,597
One of my co-workers knows about Era, and used to post on GAF years ago, but doesn't post on forums at all any more. I know this because it came up when he saw me browsing Era at work. He's watching me type this as we speak. He said to tell everyone that he says "hello".
 

Eidan

Avenger
Oct 30, 2017
3,291
I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in the world who uses this website.
 

OnionPowder

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,117
Orlando, FL
So you're saying there's a chance?
Shit there is some weeb near me

Oh god there might be a chance
One of my co-workers knows about Era, and used to post on GAF years ago, but doesn't post on forums at all any more. I know this because it came up when he saw me browsing Era at work. He's watching me type this as we speak. He said to tell everyone that he says "hello".
Hi coworker
I’m pretty sure I’m the only person in the world who uses this website.
hi me
 

coconut milk

Banned
Jan 17, 2018
3,489
I have my own office fortunately. Rarely venture out. I dont think I could handle the awkwardness if someone saw

They'll inevitably ask for my username. It happened at my old place while I was on Twitter
 

janusff

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
10,657
Austin, TX
i did the other day see a car that had a bunch of bernie 2020 and smash/nintendo bumper stickers and was like "that dude's gotta be on era" lmao
 

Khrol

Member
Oct 28, 2017
3,226
Of the people I work with who play games, none of them have ever heard of Era when I ask. Most use Reddit.
 

Richy78

Member
Oct 27, 2017
59
Work unrelated, but last October I was travelling business class on a short flight and the guy sitting on the row next to me was browsing ERA constantly felt weird!
 
Dec 11, 2017
8,415
I have one who I know is on here. I actually never asked him for his username or anything but he's a cool guy. I think he mainly posts on the Gaming side.
 

Kill3r7

Member
Oct 25, 2017
9,635
None.

The closest one, who would potentially use this site, wouldn’t make it more than 24 hours before being perma banned. The rest are older, I am in my mid 30s, and do not play video games or argue politics online.
 

Donos

Member
Nov 15, 2017
3,058
I don't know why but i seem to create a ring around me keeping people away who play games. So the chances to met Era/vintage Gaffers are rather slim.
Only know a few buddies who game but they are complete CoD, Fifa/really popular shooter people. If you would ask them about Bloodborne ir Final Fantasy, there faces would be blank.
 

Midramble

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
3,727
San Francisco
I know at least one or two of my coworkers must. One owns a game publishing company and invests in indies so I assume they'd be on here. Don't know anyone's handles though. My dumb ass uses the same avatar for work and resetera so I'm probably work doxing myself out here...
 

BDS

Member
Oct 25, 2017
12,116
I'm literally the only non-boomer working at my office, so hopefully none of them post here.
 

IIFloodyII

Member
Oct 26, 2017
11,920
Reddit would be pushing it, not a chance of here. Most just watch Twitter videos and occasionally read a Tweet they think is funny, rarely gaming related, usually footy.
 

TaySan

Member
Dec 10, 2018
7,593
Nope, but they ask me why im on my phone all the time and I told them about Era. Lol
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,027
I've had plenty of "gamer" co-workers who browse Reddit, GameFAQS, etc. But I doubt any of them actually have accounts on those sites. I think most "casual gamer" types probably Google information on gaming content and stumble upon Era threads. But I don't think they're interested in being part of the community. You'd be surprised how many people simply "lurk" Era and other forums.

I actually showed one of my friends Era, because he mentioned a gaming forum he frequents for advice, but he didn't seem interested in creating an account or anything. I think that's the biggest factor - keeping anonymity online. Even if I met a co-worker/friend who frequents the same forums as me, I don't think I'd openly tell them my usernames or be upfront about how much time I spend on the forums or anything like that.
 

HueyFreeman

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,895
doubt. there's maybe only like a half a dozen era members in my city. maybe
This kind of dovetails with the bigger question of why era membership is lower than the old site... I recall there was about 500,000 accounts there but only 50,000 here. Is it just a time thing or is the appeal narrower here?
 

B4mv

Member
Nov 2, 2017
1,228
My office is like 80% trumpers sooo I doubt it.


I don't use era on my computer anyway, I keep leisure on my phone.
 
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Doc Kelso

Doc Kelso

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,181
NYC
This kind of dovetails with the bigger question of why era membership is lower than the old site... I recall there was about 500,000 accounts there but only 50,000 here. Is it just a time thing or is the appeal narrower here?
The old site was one of the most prolific gaming-oriented forums and it’d been around in some form for a very, very, very long time.
 

psynergyadept

Member
Oct 26, 2017
4,795
most of my co-workers are so far removed from gaming; got only one who games but he plays games like fortnite/FIFA/COD which aren't my type stuff.
 

Professor Beef

Official ResetEra™ Chao Puncher
Member
Oct 25, 2017
11,981
The Digital World
not era, but my coworker made a thread back on gaf because i was using the work training computers to browse gaf

he eventually found out who i was during my last month on the job, i'd say i did a pretty good job hiding