Dyack vs. NeoGAF, Part II

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Oh, the drama. In the latest 1Up Yours podcast, Too Human creator Denis Dyack explains just why he went after the NeoGAF Too Human haters. In his own words, Denis Dyack:

I was basically calling out people who had no way of assessing the game... All I wanted to point out to people is that this is so ridiculous... I went through all of this for two reasons.... If you're going to look at the NeoGAF forum as a non-profit organization, if it does not reform itself, it's eventually going to crumble. There's going to be a point where they step over the line where someone's going to shut them down. That would be a loss for everyone.... The question I have to ask the moderators of GAF: Are you going to follow your own rules? With people making GIFs of myself that are, I would say, attacking me.... Why haven't 180 people been banned now? If I wanted to move in and shut that place down, do I have grounds under their own forum policy?

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NeoGAF and other forums like this that don't have good management are not only hurting society and hurting the videogame industry, they're in decline, and they need to reform quickly before people stop listening to them... If the moderators and people who run the site think they aren't doing any damage, they are sorely mistaken, and it's only a matter of time before something bad happens.

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This all has basis in philosophy, science fiction, and social theories that Dyack has been reading and pondering. No, really. Those interested in learning more about NeoGAF, its influence and who owns it, 1Up has a insightful feature.

Dyack Talking Gaf [1Up]

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DISCUSSION

Looks like Dylack is new to this whole internet community thing.

Honestly, how out of it is this guy? Why is he taking some posters on NeoGAF, or any open internet message board, so seriously? The value of internet message boards is in the unabridged opinions that the users give. They can be very useful if you know how to sift through and look at the criticism given.

However, Dylack obviously has no damn clue about how to use the boards or the users respectfully. He comes in acting as an authority figure, expecting to revamp GeoGAF and clean up people's opinions like some sort of moderator; he should know better. He has some crazy notion, stemmed from who knows where, that everyone on the internet is respectful, sensible, and can be reasoned with. Obviously, he's wrong.

In the words of the vast and wide interwebs, this dude seriously needs to lurk more!

Also see wild homes' opinion for another good point.