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  • drip 30 Apr 2013 00:07:16 4,596 posts
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    Shikasama wrote:
    Those comment page dwellers!

    They aren't cool like us forumites
    -1
  • Bremenacht 30 Apr 2013 00:13:48 19,368 posts
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    Not at all. I think everyone should have a bit, once in a while. Imagine vizzini being allowed to edit all dirtbox's or richardiox's posts for example, or ecosse being allowed to remove negative view from the Wii U thread. Just for a day. And vice-versa. It'd be fun.

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  • Bremenacht 30 Apr 2013 00:15:05 19,368 posts
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    Leolians's Bro wrote:
    Fuck it - the temptation is too much: I'm buying a Wii U.
    \o/
  • Bremenacht 30 Apr 2013 01:01:41 19,368 posts
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    Talking of karma +/-, look at this article's comments:

    Game Dev Tycoon forces those who pirate the game to unwittingly fail from piracy

    Some serious ranting in there.
  • neilka 30 Apr 2013 01:12:22 16,464 posts
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    That story all seems a bit suspect to me. I couldn't find anyone actually complaining about getting stuck on the game, and searching for quotes from the purported forum posts turns up nothing (except people reporting the story of course).

    A more cynical man might suggest it was all made up to promote their shitty game.

    BAAANG!!!!! EXPLOTION!!!!!

  • cubbymoore 30 Apr 2013 08:41:57 36,503 posts
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    Well spotted. That's the first thing that EG should have checked before publishing that press release verbatim.
  • gnrlstuart 24 Jun 2013 20:18:20 21 posts
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    The comments sections of this website has gone on a downward spiral over the last few years, especially in recent months.

    It seems that if one dares to question the general zeitgeist of any given article, they then get buried with negative feedback. Now would you agree with me that the whole point of a comments section is to have a reasonable and rational debate without resorting the ad hominem fallacy of negging commenters who dare go against the grain?

    Scrapping this system would, in my opinion force people who disagree with somebody's comment to at least come up with some sort of opposing argument. Negging and burying comments ultimately suppresses free thinking and rational debate on this website, Or Perhaps i should remove this before it get's negged.
  • RobTheBuilder 24 Jun 2013 20:23:33 6,521 posts
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    It's been awful for a long time.
    People basically neg you if they disagree with your point.
  • gnrlstuart 24 Jun 2013 20:29:13 21 posts
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    @RobTheBuilder The sad thing is I'm probably preaching to the converted; The forumites generally seem much more level headed, as well as better looking and financially successful if i do say so ;-)

    Edited by gnrlstuart at 20:29:54 24-06-2013
  • twelveways 24 Jun 2013 20:34:13 4,126 posts
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    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    People basically neg you if they disagree with your point.
    Isn't that what negging is for?
  • Syrette 24 Jun 2013 20:43:59 44,091 posts
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    twelveways wrote:
    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    People basically neg you if they disagree with your point.
    Isn't that what negging is for?
    +1

  • Bremenacht 24 Jun 2013 20:44:23 19,368 posts
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    gnrlstuart wrote:
    @RobTheBuilder The sad thing is I'm probably preaching to the converted; The forumites generally seem much more level headed, as well as better looking and financially successful if i do say so ;-)
    +1
  • Bremenacht 24 Jun 2013 20:44:34 19,368 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    twelveways wrote:
    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    People basically neg you if they disagree with your point.
    Isn't that what negging is for?
    +1
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  • cubbymoore 24 Jun 2013 20:47:54 36,503 posts
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    gnrlstuart wrote:
    The comments sections of this website has gone on a downward spiral over the last few years, especially in recent months.

    It seems that if one dares to question the general zeitgeist of any given article, they then get buried with negative feedback. Now would you agree with me that the whole point of a comments section is to have a reasonable and rational debate without resorting the ad hominem fallacy of negging commenters who dare go against the grain?

    Scrapping this system would, in my opinion force people who disagree with somebody's comment to at least come up with some sort of opposing argument. Negging and burying comments ultimately suppresses free thinking and rational debate on this website, Or Perhaps i should remove this before it get's negged.
    Yeah you're preaching to the choir here. I think it brings in too much revenue to have any hope of it changing.
  • Tonka 24 Jun 2013 21:04:13 21,173 posts
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    Wasn't the comments created to mimic the behavior of the forum back in the day?

    So basically it's for people who can't figure out how to find the best bit of EG.

    So in summary, stay away from the front page.

    If you can read this you really need to fiddle with your forum settings.

  • Bremenacht 24 Jun 2013 21:04:21 19,368 posts
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    People do come up with opposing arguments. They use the reply system. It works.
  • RobTheBuilder 24 Jun 2013 21:11:33 6,521 posts
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    twelveways wrote:
    RobTheBuilder wrote:
    People basically neg you if they disagree with your point.
    Isn't that what negging is for?
    It shouldn't be. Otherwise it becomes a fanboy slagging tool
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 24 Jun 2013 21:18:45 39,358 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Wasn't the comments created to mimic the behavior of the forum back in the day?

    So basically it's for people who can't figure out how to find the best bit of EG.

    So in summary, stay away from the front page.
    The comments came well before the forum.

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  • ZuluHero 24 Jun 2013 21:26:58 4,233 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    Wasn't the comments created to mimic the behavior of the forum back in the day?

    So basically it's for people who can't figure out how to find the best bit of EG.

    So in summary, stay away from the front page.
    In truth I was a commentator for years until i saw the forum button and wondered what it did.

    I know what you're thinking, i should have taken the Blue Pill ;)
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