This was a thread posted on Neogaf that I found to be interesting. I thought it would offer a unique perspective about how other websites view N4G and its members. Perhaps it could be useful to the members/staff to implement any improvements that they may think of after analyzing this valuable 'outside looking in' perspective.
The thread title is called: What the hell happened to N4G.com
The original post:
I have just cleared out my bookmarks and revisited a few sites a haven't been to in a while.
I always wondered how a videogame user submitted story site like Digg would do and was glad when N4G popped up.
Looks like the only thing to kill that would be videogame fans and system wars.
I've just had a good early morning chuckle at the types stories they have submitted now and comments section my lord!
Oh well one less bookmark for me now.
Anyone been a regular viewer? What happened? Choice replies on the thread:
N4G went to **** a while ago, you have to be insane to actually participate with all the other people around there, especially if you prefer any other console than the ps3. Not that the site is terrible because its full of PS3 fanboys, but because its full of some of the worst fanboy types that exist.
In the beginning it was a decent source for the latest gaming news and the comment sections were fairly civil. After it gained popularity, it became so dominated by ****ing morons that they created a two-tier comments system (Gamer Zone & **** Pit). Now I know the intention was that the Gamer Zone would be heavily moderated but I'm guessing that it was either too time consuming to moderate such a large number of halfwits or they didn't give a **** as long as the traffic was flowing to the site. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=350683
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