Relocated from the former site. I had managed to make a name for myself by being about as harsh as I possibly could during even the most trivial discussions so I decided to flip usernames and try to be a little more tolerant. In defense of my good name, I had a writing background that revolved around being fairly snide that I managed to shake off once I broke into tech. So basically anytime I made a more than cursory post it ended up with more acid than planned.
I googled Neogaf a few weeks after the site's meltdown to see where the old forum members were headed, and later registered about a week and after it went online. How many people were at Neogaf before this controversy occurred? How many members are here at ResetEra?
Edit: How long will it take before I'm given posting privileges?
You know what I found to be so pathetic over there was that there was hardly any significant posting for Wolfenstein II because of their new policy. W2, Assassin's Creed: Origins, and Mario Odyssey were all the highly anticipated releases for that week and yet no one would elaborate on that game other than the PC performance issues.
I was a lurker on the old site for about a year before I was able to get an account.
I think I lasted only a couple months or so before I was banned for an offensive comment I made in the thread about the Paris Massacre in 2015.
A lot of things could have happened after that but I chose to reflect on what I said and make a change. I know the feelings about the old site are still raw and rightfully so, but spending time on that forum made me a much better person. I'm glad that it seems that the quality which kept me there for so long when I could have been spiteful instead was strong enough to endure and help form this site. I was initially hesitant to jump into it though because of the craziness of the whole situation. But now that everything seems settled, I'm glad to be here, and I hope it'll be around for a long time.
Although I joined GAF in 2013 I wasn't really active, mostly used the site as a news aggregator. I was there when stuff started going down so I knew I had to do something just in case. Found main Discord link on SNES Preorder chat. Needed a community for the approval process and was rescued by someone going through old threads sending PonyGAF invites, it was unexpected but really nice.
I was on GAF for a long time but didn't post much (normally just reading through at work) then I went on holiday... GAF went through its stuff... everyone left, so for my daily check of what is going on in the gaming world I came here! Haha.
Was thinking about possibly hanging out in GAF for a while to see how it would develop, actually, but as time passed on I just grew increasingly uncomfortable with the situation there. Got PM invite to a few Discord, though in the end due to timezone difference I missed all the discord codes and just registered using normal registration, hahaha.
There's a bit of a weird thing where someone actually took my name, but thankfully it got sorted out right now :)
I was lurking on gaf for the longest time before joining 2016, still mostly just readin after that. Then stuff happened and next thing I saw was gaf being down. Joined up through normal registration and account got approved yesterday.
I was a member of the old place but missed the Discord stuff. I managed to get in during that 10 min window of open registration before the open registration went public. I guess it was a "right place, right time" thing.
I'm pretty sure 90% of all answers are gonna be 'through Discord', but I'm sure all of us can share a more detailed story or two.
So, once GAF went down I proceeded to the Waypoint forums where someone had already set up a GAFugee thread. It was very hectic, but rumours of a Discord for a new forum where already in the air. I asked for an invite and Sou Da was kind enough to hook me up with one. Thanks bud. Got in, got verified.
In the early moments people were still sharing invites for various OT communities and that's how I got into Steam OT discord. ColdSun you're the man - this dude personally verified hundreds of people there. Then it was just a matter of waiting. Registered around 4 AM CET on Thursday and went to sleep.
EDIT: to clarify, I was at waypoint, and MyDogKyle gave me the discord invite. sometime mid week, I joined souls discord and Morrigan gave us the code to join. This was a really cool and interesting fun time. Certainly something to look back on in the future. Proud of the work we did as a community, and of the individuals who took the leadership positions on establishing a new home, and cat wrangling in the meantime..
Long time lurker on Neogaf, I was about to sign in, but that happened, so I decided there was no chance in hell I applied. I saw someone mention this place in a thread post kerfuffle, and after a quick look, I joined :)
Long time GAF user, about 10 years I think, used to be a regular poster especially in the UKPoligaf thread. Lost interest when everyone started losing their shit past year or so, stopped going on the site. Saw the stuff that went down, popped onto sl&ent to see what the story was, found reset era and registered. Hey presto!
I'm not sure if I already replied in this thread but: I was never a user of GAF, or even a real lurker. But I've heard people here is hated by people who whine about "SJWs" all the time, so I thought it must be good. And it is really. I've also seen by myself the prejudices, as in some awkward threads don't spoil an entire forum. I was tired of small communities and their small mindset too; two or three alt-rights idiots and some people in denial made my old forum unbearable.
My girlfriend was a member of Neogaf and spoke highly of it and while I lurked a little here and there, I never really got around to joining before things when south. When this place was getting started up, she recommended I try to join.
I was away for the weekend when the implosion/explosion of activity + subsequent Discord exodus happened, so I just lurked and watched where everyone else was moving; all of the temporary shelters for refugees. My previous account (different username) at GAF was only 2 years old and I had about 180 posts or so, half of which were nuked when Off Topic went bye-bye. Watched Era go up and erupt in a ton of activity, until I managed to make a new account... unfortunately the same email I used for GAF was blocked here, but I had some wonderful assistance from Finale Fireworker, who flagged down someone on staff and now I'm here, finally!
Member of GAF until the meltdown happened. Lurked and watched the stream of account suicides on the site. Soon saw a tweet from Nibel that there were pieces being set into motion for a new forum to replace GAF. Then I killed my GAF account, waited for public registration, and here I am now.
I immediately jumped out of the sinking ship as soon as I saw people I knew and the community I visited were all culled by mass account suicides. This is about a week after I came back to gaf and missed all the meltdown. I only went back to gaf as soon as I read the kotaku article.
I lurked but didn't get my account approved there until this week - womp womp. Which led me to thinking I should check and see if that other forum was allowing new members yet, and here I am. It's nice to finally be posting, so like...huge thanks to everyone for pulling this together, I honestly didn't expect to be let in here for a few months at the earliest.
I waited five months for my account to be validated at the other place and of course right before it did the place implodes. Before that I had been lurking for twoish years, so I wandered from place to place, saw ResetEra mentioned and the rest is history.