ResetEra Rises From The Ashes of NeoGAF

A new gaming forum has gone live after sexual harassment allegations sent shockwaves through another. You'll need a secret code to be a part of this first wave, though.


In our report on NeoGAF's fall, rise, and fall again, we shared that former GAF moderators were working on a new gaming forum. You can already sign up for the best gaming community around, but the new ResetEra has officially gone live. New sign-ups require a secret code for now, though.

The ResetEra website is up and running with over 100 threads already within the Video Games discussions and another 100 in the EtcetEra discussion for sports, education, politics, civil discourse, and more. At the time of this writing, it has 3,780 members and is closing in on 10k messages.

There's an option to sign up for the forum, but you'll need a secret code for access currently. It was previously stated that the rollout for accounts would work in waves and the first wave is likely earmarked for long-standing members of various former communities, including NeoGAF. As far as the threads go, conversations seem to pick right up where NeoGAF left off. There's an Xbox One X pre-launch thread, one with Super Mario Odyssey spoilers, and much more.

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    October 25, 2017 4:50 PM

    Charles Singletary posted a new article, ResetEra Rises From The Ashes of NeoGAF

    • Zek legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
      October 25, 2017 4:59 PM

      NeoGAF is back up, looks like there is going to be a community split. I wonder if this will cause NeoGAF to transform into an alt-right/gamergate breeding ground, as only the people who think the controversy is overblown will remain.

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        October 26, 2017 4:59 AM

        If you believed that NeoGAF was a cesspool - isn't that the mods fault?

        They set the bar, enforce the rules etc.

        If NeoGAF was a cesspool and almost all of the mods went to ResetEra - wouldn't ResetEra also be a cesspool?

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          October 26, 2017 6:00 AM

          Good points, but part of that could be the forced echo chamber effect. Shacknews lets anyone sign up and join (we know, sometimes they try to sell us jeans and shit in their first post). NeoGAF had an opaque approval process and if you weren’t good enough you didn’t get in. It’s possible this resulted in a whole bunch of people who believed the same things and that were wildly incongruent with the rest of the world.

          But to the extent that I’ve followed it, the real issue here is that the leader/owner of the site was a shithead whose statement just tossed gas on the fire.

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          October 26, 2017 7:30 AM

          Which types of people do you think believed GAF was a cesspool under the old moderation?

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          October 26, 2017 9:26 AM

          sounds like most of the most at NeoGaf have nothing to do with the new site.

        • Zek legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
          October 26, 2017 10:45 AM

          I never said anything about NeoGAF being a cesspool before.

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        October 26, 2017 7:29 AM

        Seems to be exactly what is happening lol. All the non shitheads are already on ResetERA, GAF will slowly wither away I think.

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      October 26, 2017 6:10 AM


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      October 26, 2017 7:48 AM

      I have no idea where to even begin to try and get into that forum. I was on GAF but I am not part of that community, per se.

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        October 26, 2017 9:28 AM

        They're doing rolling invites while the site gets off the ground (to minimize brigading etc). If you don't want to wait for open registration your best bet is to get a code from one of the approved Discord channels. That's about all I know, I was lucky and was able to sign up yesterday.

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      October 26, 2017 9:35 AM

      i joined the new forum. i like the community in the mlb forum, rarely ever posted anywhere else. But i'll probably just keep up with them through their discord channel than use a forum. Thing is buggy as shit anyway, to be expected.

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