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ResetEra, The New Forum Founded by Ex-NeoGAF Members, is Now Live

Don't think of this as NeoGAF 2.0 though.

News by Matt Kim, .

ResetEra, the biggest successor to the throne vacated by NeoGAF after sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against the site's owner, is now live.

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.

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.

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  • Avatar for Folkenhellfang #1 Folkenhellfang A year ago
    Makes me glad I stuck to my guns and stayed away from neogaf.

    Maybe I'll get an account at this one once they start accepting new members. Never did get a gaf account.
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  • Avatar for UnskippableCutscene #2 UnskippableCutscene A year ago
    It's a message board.

    I dunno. The era of the huge message board is over. Partially because group instant messaging ala Discord servers is more popular to the people who adopted text messaging quickly, and partially because Reddit (regardless of how much you may hate it's scandals) achieved a status of Twitter/Facebook/etc like prominence in taking their place the same way that FB basically took the thunder from MySpace and LiveJournal.

    If you had friends on the old message board, I could see signing up on the new message board. If you don't have friends on the old message board, I don't see why their registration queue would make you more interested in jumping in there than a well-moderated subreddit or FB group or other traditional forums like Waypoint.
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  • Avatar for qwilman #3 qwilman A year ago
  • Avatar for WiIIyTheAntelope #4 WiIIyTheAntelope A year ago
    I've seen their discord chats. It's all the hate fueled rage of gaf, minus the actual content. I look forward to the inevitable crash and burn.
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  • Avatar for jcgg1983 #5 jcgg1983 A year ago
    @WiIIyTheAntelope I think that's a silly position, especially with out of context screenshots from only a handful of people out of literally thousands who are already on the site and providing good quality content. But then again, I guess some people like to wish ill on others. Oh well.Edited October 2017 by jcgg1983
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  • Avatar for WiIIyTheAntelope #6 WiIIyTheAntelope A year ago
    @jcgg1983 I don't see why anyone would have any confidence in the incompetent moderation of gaf that turned it from respected forum into an ideological hate filled echo chamber not doing exactly the same again. Particularly when the first order of business was to make a discord and start attacking Tim Soret, Boogie, and all the other usual suspects they're always trying to form lynch mobs for.
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  • Avatar for Flipsider99 #7 Flipsider99 A year ago
    @WiIIyTheAntelope Well maybe they won't fall into that same familiar pattern. Maybe they'll learn from their mistakes. You never know!
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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #8 The-Challenger A year ago
    Is what's his nuts also the owner of this too?
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  • Avatar for Tetragrammaton #9 Tetragrammaton A year ago
    Huh, this looks like it could be promising. I'll check in on it in a month or so and see how much of the discussion is there.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #10 Roto13 A year ago
    @The-Challenger Of course not. What would be the point?
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  • Avatar for The-Challenger #11 The-Challenger A year ago
    @Roto13 I have no idea. Just curious as to who is behind this new site.
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  • Avatar for usgmattkim #12 usgmattkim A year ago
    @The-Challenger Ex-mods and community members built the site. There's no single owner however.
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  • Avatar for jcgg1983 #13 jcgg1983 A year ago
    @WiIIyTheAntelope Contrary to what was initially reported in a couple of places, the ex-mods only gave initial advice to the community and stepped aside from controlling the project. Several ex-mods are now regular users over there, not mods nor admins anymore, and the fact it is a more collective project with different staff is the right move, compared to a site owned by one guy.Edited October 2017 by jcgg1983
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  • Avatar for darotla #15 darotla A month ago
    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,Edited 4 times. Last edited last month by darotla
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  • Avatar for darotla #16 darotla A month ago
    @darotlaEdited last month by darotla
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