Wow, so much (in my opinion) unwarranted GF hate. Anyways, I'm glad things like these are happening though, any progress towards complete mod system compatibility is good. Now we just need to allow users here to dispute. >_>
All GameSpot users will now receive a PM about being moderated for a game board violation.
Now that you understand how the game boards function, I might as well share some tips about ways you can avoid being moderated for reasons you had not imagined. The game boards should be used in a manner of “text” only. If you use the WYSIWYG editor, .html, or even spoiler tags, then none of that can be viewed on the GameFAQs end at this time. Many users do not realize that sharing a spoiler tag might display properly while using the GameSpot game board pages, but that entire spoiler and the tag will display entirely for a GameFAQs user. On a related note, an imbedded image will also not display to a GameFAQs user.
You might think, “Well, at least another GameSpot user can see my content or image,” but the problem that I notice the most is that a GameFAQs user will flag the content for being disruptive or sharing a spoiler. The GameFAQs moderator or admin will see the violation on his or her end and the reported abuse will be considered valid.
You can avoid receiving these kinds of moderations by using text only (paste your content into a notepad and that’s how it will look to a GameFAQs user), or you can go to the game board to view the post.
To get to GameFAQs version of the game board, go to the front page of the GameSpot game board and scroll to the bottom of the page. For an example, go to the Halo Reach forum. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “GameFAQs” hyperlink located on the bottom, which will lead you to the Halo Reach forum on GameFAQs.
We have some more related announcements regarding moderation policies, which will be shared in the coming weeks.
I only use Gamefaqs whenever I need to read a walkthrough. Other than that, I stay away from their forums.
I've done all my GameFAQs posting from GameFAQs for some time. I find that the integration between the two is less than ideal.
People are kind of missing the point of gamefaqs. It's supposed to be super easy on the system resources, unlike almost every other gaming website out there. Using my mobile device to visit any other website takes up a lot of data and loads slowly but I can still use gamefaqs. However the boards should be seperate and should have been for awhile now. It's just too much trouble the way it is and explaining things just makes it more frustrating because obviously people know of the problems but aren't fixing them.
Thank ****ing lord. I have maybe a dozen moderations from GameSpot, spread over years. I have about 50 from GameFAQs. I'd keep getting them, but with no notification that I was being moderated, I didn't know I'd done anything wrong.
I have an even better suggestion - don't moderate users for writing the same things that appear in articles on the site. Ive actually seen someone get suspended for quoting a Gamespot article. This place is out of control.
i dont know why two sites use the same boards. and then have two different versions on top of that. just make them all go to one of the other. (preferably gs)
@McStrongfast: I concur. This type of stuff has been around far too long without anyone fixing it, and it needs to happen now. Someone should do something. Someone that's not me.
People getting banned for posting spoiler tagged spoilers is just... These types of problems really shouldn't exist. When the boards were merged you should've made sure there was consistency between them.
its a better system i must admit, i recieved a warning i think from posting before, but was completely unaware i had recieved it until i went to moderation history
its a rubbish system that cause untold problems for gamespot users time and time again, the gamefaqs boards need to get with the times, no one is 56king these boards anymore. the other problem is the gamefaq elitism that goes on within the boards
This explains a lot, I always wondered why my posts showed up at gf boards, looks like they are merged lol
It is about time that this has happened. At least people who were moderated from GameFAQs will no longer have to go to the Ask the Mods forum to ask why there were moderated.
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