Have you check out the boards on some of the other game sites? They are HORRIBLE. People are so mean and condescending. God forbid a newbie come along and ask a basic question. It's like they all have their exclusive little clubs or something.
And it's even worse on major sites like CNN and SlashDot. People who obviously know nothing about the subject matter always feel the need to chime in.
I know there are exceptions (I think the Atari Age forums are pretty good), but in general I'd take these boards over all the rest.
It's extremely hard to praise companies on these boards without a stink of political drama unfolding.
I don't play favorites or at least do not express favoritism. If barely even.
I love Nintendo. But it's hard to even discuss their strategy without a tangent in the horizon. That includes here.
But yeah, I like smaller boards where you end up knowing everyone at least a little. It might say 500 people have signed up but you really only see 30 of them on a regular basis.
Yeah, it can get heated and divisive at times, but at least people try to be civil to each other. And I have no problems with arguing on these boards, as long as everyone keeps an open mind.
Now let's all have an Otter Pop.
And yet it manages to remain just as civil as this place if not better since it doesn't get itself testy over modern stuff leading to an insta-lock.
Any trouble caused just leads to someone getting bounced off the topic,unless there is a serious need for a ban.
I really do wish there was way to do that, because a decent size of these Wii U threads had interesting enough ideas,that simply devolved into one person getting hurt by dissent and turning it into a Flame War.
Obviously as is,the option seems to be to either lock the thread up or to continue the subject to derail further and further
Another guy told someone to drink bleach and die because he liked Playstation. That's discourse over there. "Hey, I love The Last of Us." "Yeah, well drink bleach and die!"
I think Gamefaqs generally has good boards, IGN not so much though, they do come off as awfully condescending there, I used to be on Gamespot for a short time and it was alright, but it wasn't interesting enough for me to come back often.
I like it on here, though I do feel that sometimes there is a bit of an anti-modern slant in some threads which I don't agree with.
Sometimes I do wish one of you old-timers would let me know such things like IT'S THE PRINCESS flipping you off in the title screen of Colecovision's Dragonfire.
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True, but there are benefits.
On some boards like CNN, people start sparring with each other, going back and forth and dominating the conversation. Here, you say your peace, and come back tomorrow to respond to any replies. That gives more people a chance to chime in.