GameFAQs...Worst.forums.ever

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  1. Maximus_Prime

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    The topic title just says it all. I have been checking out GameFAQs for years for help on certain video games and whatnot. A few years ago I decided to start talking on some of the forums they have there for things I like (hockey, movies, etc) I have to say though compared to pretty much any other forum it is by far the worst place to talk.

    The mods are worthless in actually doing their jobs there and each forum gets filled up by dozens of meaningless topics that just clutter up the place. There are so many things wrong with their forums it's ridiculous.

    Does anyone here believe the same as me and just hate the forums at GameFAQs?
     
  2. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    Probably shoulda put this in the games & technology forum, but whatever.

    I disagree with you, gamefaqs are full of the nicest and intellegent people that have excellent taste.... in...... in... Pvvvvvit, haha! I couldnt do that with a straght face, yeah, you're right and I agree, yet I still go there. *sigh*
     
  3. Caine

    Caine Rise up to the glory!!

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    What I did.. Just check the FAQs, not the forums.
     
  4. Maximus_Prime

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    well even though the site is about GameFAQs I am really talking about all the other forums they have there that don't talk about video games but just other topics and such.
     
  5. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

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    What, you mean like how there's some Transformer fan websites that talk about other things than Transformers?
     
  6. Maximus_Prime

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    yeah sarcasm...gotcha


    I thought this topic was better suited here than in video games that's all
     
  7. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    I go there all the time, though usually stick to specific forums. People there usually get attached to specific forums and often form small social groups within their little corner of the site. They're pretty harsh on...well...everyone, especially newcomers and can be very high on their asshattery. It's an aquired taste really, and best suited for those with thick skin and a taste for crass humor. Though the game forums themselves can be pretty helpful if you have the intelligence enough to use proper grammer, read any stickies and not be an ass to people for no reason.
     
  8. RodimusDawg

    RodimusDawg Well-Known Member

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    I think because it linked with Gamespot.com and how it's wonderfully a "Biased" website that it is.:peoples: 
     
  9. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    You've never been to the IGN forums then I take it? :D 
     
  10. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    FYI.

    A. Wrong Forum
    B. Mods don't take kindly to bad-mouthing other sites.
     
  11. Maximus_Prime

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    it is my opinion that the forums on GameFAQs are the worst I have ever visited and such. I know others feel the same way.

    Also I think this is more appropriate because I didn't feel this is a video game discussion thread and it is better suited here in General Discussion.
     
  12. Hook

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    GameFAQs is quite the forum, so is the Sony Playstation one. But the worst forum I've EVER seen has to be PbNation. The biggest paintball forum (and apparently the bigest sports forum as they advertize it) with the most retarded, annoying, insulting, flamebaiters I've ever laid eyes on.

    Seriously a migrane-inducing experience. And the sheer amount of posts on a daily basis is mindblowing.

    I keep away from that place unless I absolutely have to go. Sadly, they have some good info, but you have to filter through nonsense posts to get to it.
     
  13. Chaos Muffin

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    Sometimes I read gamefaq threads just for the entertainment. There's rarely anything positive in there .
    There's so many threads made there it's probably almost impossible to monitor them all properly in time.

    I still have alot of respect for Gamefaqs, it's helped me ALOT over the years. One of the best gaming internet services out there I think. Just stay away from the forums
     
  14. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    GameFAQs has a Forum?!
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    I only go there for walkthrus if I get stuck on a game
     
  15. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    I used to use the forums on there awhile back, but the way their forums are setup annoy me, (no edit button? can't post a link? WTF?). Now I only use them if I absolutely can't find an answer in any of the faq's or anywhere else on the web, and even then, I try to make my question as clear and concise as possible so that I don't have to clarify anything in a response, just say "thank you" when and if I get one.
     
  16. Vector Sigma

    Vector Sigma <b><i><font color=FFFF00>Crazy Colon Burner!!!!</b Veteran

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    Since when was it OK to bash other forums on here?

    I believe the word rhymes with leather...
     
  17. Creaky

    Creaky King of Puppies

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    tether? weather? Ah! You mean it rhymes with sever



    j/k couldn't resist. :) 
     
  18. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    gameFAQs lol n00b, LUElinks > gameFAQS pwned lol
     
  19. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I have a small list of forums i never use because i don't like 'em, but i won't bash em, either.
    GameFaqs is a library to me and nothing more. i want info, they are good and that's it.

    besides, there aren't many forums in the world as slick, polished and well run as here at TFW2K5....

    (BROWNIE POINTS=WIN)
     
  20. Optimus

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    Naw, GameFAQ's forums have always been pretty terrible, even before joining with GameSpot.
     
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