ResetEra was founded in partnership between old NeoGAF moderators who resigned after the allegations against Tyler "Evilore" Malka rose up, and prominent community members. The site aims to be a new venture in the video game forum space, without necessarily imitating or replacing NeoGAF.
In a report by Polygon, one of ResetEra's admins and ex-NeoGAF member, Shinobi 602, said ResetEra is, "an opportunity to build our own moderation culture and aren't really looking for comparisons."
In fact, one of the first public posts on ResetEra asks new users to keep chatter regarding NeoGAF and Malka to a minimum, if at all.
So far registration is limited to verified NeoGAF users from the ResetEra Discord channel. Invitations will be sent out in waves according to the official Twitter account.
Please note that this will be a staggered launch initially. Invites will go out in waves. Thanks for understanding— ResetEra (@ReseteraForum) October 25, 2017
Leading up to ResetEra's launch, members of GamerGate and alt-right communities were reportedly disrupting discussions about ResetEra. The admins and mods of the site have also issued a warning that this could occur during the site's launch period.
ResetEra comes from the aftermath of a series of incidents in which NeoGAF's owner, Malka, was accused of unwanted sexual advances. Something Malka dismisses in a statement he put over the weekend. However, the damage was done and the moderator staff (disclosure: USGamer's Mike Williams is an ex-NeoGAF moderator) and community mainstays worked together to build up ResetEra. First on a private Discord server, before launching the site in full today.
Update: In a statement to USGamer, ResetEra admin Shinobi 602 says:
The launch of ResetEra took the collaborative effort of so many talented and wonderful people with different backgrounds. We genuinely hope it can be a place that welcomes freeform discussion, encourages fun gaming and non-gaming conversation, and be a place where all members, including developers, journalists or otherwise can feel comfortable to discuss what they love the most: games.