History Website / GameFAQs

23rd Oct '16 7:08:21 PM nombretomado
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* '''Blood Money''' (565885): Taken over as the "official" board for UsefulNotes/MozillaFirefox and [[Website/{{Google}} Google Chrome]] add-ons to add various functions to the GameFAQs message boards, including the ability to reverse the changes in site appearance over the years.

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* '''Blood Money''' (565885): Taken over as the "official" board for UsefulNotes/MozillaFirefox and [[Website/{{Google}} Google Chrome]] add-ons to add various functions to the GameFAQs [=GameFAQs=] message boards, including the ability to reverse the changes in site appearance over the years.



!!GameFAQs vs. [=GameSpot=]
[=CNet=] (home of [=GameSpot=]) purchased [=GameFAQs=] in the early 2000s and merged the two game sites' message boards. It was possible to access the same boards from either website, but the [=GameSpot=] version of the GUI is more advanced, allowing for in-thread pictures and avatars. The merger spawned a FandomRivalry that continues to this day, with the stereotype being that [=GameSpot=] users are the HowDoIShotWeb clueless newbies, and the [=GameFAQs=] users being the StopHavingFunGuys of the boards. It died down, however, with the overwhelming majority still being GameFAQs users, and as of 2012, the two sites are no longer merged.

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!!GameFAQs !![=GameFAQs=] vs. [=GameSpot=]
[=CNet=] (home of [=GameSpot=]) purchased [=GameFAQs=] in the early 2000s and merged the two game sites' message boards. It was possible to access the same boards from either website, but the [=GameSpot=] version of the GUI is more advanced, allowing for in-thread pictures and avatars. The merger spawned a FandomRivalry that continues to this day, with the stereotype being that [=GameSpot=] users are the HowDoIShotWeb clueless newbies, and the [=GameFAQs=] users being the StopHavingFunGuys of the boards. It died down, however, with the overwhelming majority still being GameFAQs [=GameFAQs=] users, and as of 2012, the two sites are no longer merged.
9th Oct '16 9:27:56 AM Mullon
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* '''Life the Universe and Everything''' (LUE; 402, formerly 42): Notable in that new users can no longer access it. Only accounts which were made before a certain date are allowed to post, and even among those accounts only those that signed up for LUE access before the deadline (accounts created after this date promoted to moderator status may view, but not post, on the board). This was an attempt to kill off the board when it got out of hand, the last in a long series of attempts by the staff to curb LUE's increasingly bad behavior. In effect, the first private board. LUE is basically what [[ImageBoards 4chan]] would be like if it had stricter moderators trying and failing to keep the users in check.

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* '''Life the Universe and Everything''' (LUE; 402, formerly 42): Notable in that new users can no longer access it. Only accounts which were made before a certain date are allowed to post, and even among those accounts only those that signed up for LUE access before the deadline (accounts created after this date promoted to moderator status may view, but not post, on the board). This was an attempt to kill off the board when it got out of hand, the last in a long series of attempts by the staff to curb LUE's increasingly bad behavior. In effect, the first private board. LUE is basically what [[ImageBoards 4chan]] Website/FourChan would be like if it had stricter moderators trying and failing to keep the users in check.
10th Jul '16 6:58:01 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* '''Music: Rap and Hip-Hop''' (231): Probably the largest and most consistently active music board on the site aside from Music: Rock. Generally for having a wide array of tastes and a wide variety of users who (mostly) coexist amicably (though there are certain artists who ''will'' get you mocked or flamed if you post about them). While not as common as it used to be, users posting their own raps, beats, and mixtapes for others to view and critique is still a thing.

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* '''Music: Rap and Hip-Hop''' (231): Probably the largest and most consistently active music board on the site aside from Music: Rock. Generally known for having a wide array of tastes and a wide variety of users who (mostly) coexist amicably (though there are certain artists who ''will'' get you mocked or flamed if you post about them). While not as common as it used to be, users posting their own raps, beats, and mixtapes for others to view and critique is still a thing.
26th Jun '16 5:55:11 AM HasturHasturHastur
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* '''Music: Rap and Hip-Hop''' (231): Probably the largest and most consistently active music board on the site aside from Music: Rock. Generally for having a wide array of tastes and a wide variety of users who (mostly) coexist amicably (though there are certain artists who ''will'' get you mocked or flamed if you post about them). While not as common as it used to be, users posting their own raps, beats, and mixtapes for others to view and critique is still a thing.
10th Jan '16 4:32:37 PM phoenix
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* '''Football''' (584743): A board for the Atari 2600 version of ''TheBeautifulGame'', it is many times more active than the actual board devoted to Soccer and one of the largest sportstalk messageboards on the Internet.

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* '''Football''' (584743): A board for the Atari 2600 version of ''TheBeautifulGame'', ''[[UsefulNotes/AssociationFootball The Beautiful Game]]'', it is many times more active than the actual board devoted to Soccer and one of the largest sportstalk messageboards on the Internet.
20th Nov '15 6:30:02 AM Nohbody
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Thankfully, all that's changed now. Websites have sprung up where dedicated gamers can get together and pore over every screen for the smallest clues, fight every fight a thousand times, try any [[ICantUseTheseThingsTogether combination of items]], discover as much MinMaxing methods as possible, and share the resulting knowledge with the world at large. The website in particular is ''the'' definitive destination for any game help. If [=GameFAQs=] doesn't have anything on a game, ''the game doesn't exist''.

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Thankfully, all that's changed now. Websites have sprung up where dedicated gamers can get together and pore over every screen for the smallest clues, fight every fight a thousand times, try any [[ICantUseTheseThingsTogether [[InformingTheFourthWall combination of items]], discover as much MinMaxing methods as possible, and share the resulting knowledge with the world at large. The website in particular is ''the'' definitive destination for any game help. If [=GameFAQs=] doesn't have anything on a game, ''the game doesn't exist''.
18th Jun '15 9:53:58 AM PF
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The site is known for having incredibly harsh rules concerning {{Spoiler}}s. SpoilAtYourOwnRisk is heavily enforced for pretty much any game that hasn't hit its release date yet (mostly due to the site's [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil strong anti-piracy stance]]). Administrivia/SpoilersOff is ''completely'' averted, and there is no statute of limitations for spoilers on [=GameFAQs=] and people have been punished for posting the endings of Shakespeare plays. Exceptions include historical events, or any plot revelations which have been used by their publishers in advertisement: for example, the fact that [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] [[LukeIAmYourFather is Luke's father]] is not considered a spoiler.

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The site is known for having incredibly harsh rules concerning {{Spoiler}}s. SpoilAtYourOwnRisk is heavily enforced for pretty much any game that hasn't hit its release date yet (mostly due to the site's [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil strong anti-piracy stance]]). Administrivia/SpoilersOff is ''completely'' averted, and there is no statute of limitations for spoilers on [=GameFAQs=] and people have been punished for posting the endings of Shakespeare plays. Exceptions include historical events, or any plot revelations which have been used by their publishers in advertisement: for example, the fact that [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] [[LukeIAmYourFather is Luke's Luke Skywalker's father]] is not considered a spoiler.
6th Apr '15 8:55:59 PM Angeldeb82
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This site is home to pretty much every type of online persona known to man, and many other fan-based tropes such as FanDumb, and UnpleasableFanbase. In addition to this, they also [[TropeNamers named]] the tropes HotSkittyOnWailordAction (after a meme on the ''[[{{VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire}} Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire]]'' board), and EightPointEight (a reaction to a [=GameSpot=] review of ''[[{{VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess}} The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess]]'').

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This site is home to pretty much every type of online persona known to man, and many other fan-based tropes such as FanDumb, and UnpleasableFanbase. In addition to this, they also [[TropeNamers named]] the tropes HotSkittyOnWailordAction (after a meme on the ''[[{{VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire}} Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire]]'' ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' board), and EightPointEight (a reaction to a [=GameSpot=] review of ''[[{{VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess}} The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess]]'').
''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'').



* '''[[RolePlayingGame Roleplaying]] and [[FanFic Fanfiction]]''' (200115): The board for roleplaying of all sorts on [=GameFAQs=]. It is known for the high quality of writing often found there and for abrasive community. Notably, one of the [=RPs=] was almost published as a comic. It is also the only social board on the site where it is possible to mark someone for being off topic.

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* '''[[RolePlayingGame Roleplaying]] '''{{Role|PlayingGame}}playing and [[FanFic Fanfiction]]''' {{Fan|Fic}}fiction''' (200115): The board for roleplaying of all sorts on [=GameFAQs=]. It is known for the high quality of writing often found there and for abrasive community. Notably, one of the [=RPs=] was almost published as a comic. It is also the only social board on the site where it is possible to mark someone for being off topic.



The site is known for having incredibly harsh rules concerning {{Spoiler}}s. SpoilAtYourOwnRisk is heavily enforced for pretty much any game that hasn't hit its release date yet (mostly due to the site's [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil strong anti-piracy stance]]). Administrivia/SpoilersOff is ''completely'' averted, and there is no statute of limitations for spoilers on [=GameFAQs=] and people have been punished for posting the endings of Shakespeare plays. Exceptions include historical events, or any plot revelations which have been used by their publishers in advertisement: for example, the fact that [[StarWars Darth Vader]] [[IAmYourFather is Luke's father]] is not considered a spoiler.

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The site is known for having incredibly harsh rules concerning {{Spoiler}}s. SpoilAtYourOwnRisk is heavily enforced for pretty much any game that hasn't hit its release date yet (mostly due to the site's [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil strong anti-piracy stance]]). Administrivia/SpoilersOff is ''completely'' averted, and there is no statute of limitations for spoilers on [=GameFAQs=] and people have been punished for posting the endings of Shakespeare plays. Exceptions include historical events, or any plot revelations which have been used by their publishers in advertisement: for example, the fact that [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] [[IAmYourFather [[LukeIAmYourFather is Luke's father]] is not considered a spoiler.
7th Jan '14 11:43:08 PM AlmightyHamSandwich
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* '''ThatsWhatSheSaid''' (835): A private board that gained initial popularity due to an incident making over 50 people admin of the board. [[HilarityEnsues Mass chaos ensued]]. Now run by moderator Error1355, with invites consisting of several other moderators, people sick of CE, and various other board users.

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* '''ThatsWhatSheSaid''' (835): A private board that gained initial popularity due to an incident making over 50 people admin of the board. [[HilarityEnsues Mass chaos ensued]]. Now run by moderator Error1355, a lead moderator, with invites consisting of several other moderators, people sick of CE, and various other board users.
7th Jan '14 11:36:50 PM AlmightyHamSandwich
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* '''Current Events''' (CE; 400): The largest of the social boards. Most people here have moved from RI because of the amount of Roleplaying, and just want to chat. They call themselves "[=CEMen=]", an innuendo to the boards, in that ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet... and the gamete for males. {{WebOriginal/Dakero}} posts his stories here. It's also home to some of the site's most infamous suicides (see below), such as the [[http://wikifaqs.net/index.php?title=Jediknight12345 church burning suicide]] or the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin child porn/"candy"]] suicide. {{The wiki|Rule}} can be found [[http://www.wikicedia.net/wiki/Main_Page here]].

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* '''Current Events''' (CE; 400): The largest of the social boards. Most people here have moved from RI because of the amount of Roleplaying, and just want to chat. They call themselves "[=CEMen=]", an innuendo to the boards, in that ThereAreNoGirlsOnTheInternet... and the gamete for males. {{WebOriginal/Dakero}} posts his stories here. It's also home to some of the site's most infamous suicides (see below), such as the [[http://wikifaqs.net/index.php?title=Jediknight12345 church burning suicide]] or the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin child porn/"candy"]] suicide. {{The wiki|Rule}} can be found [[http://www.wikicedia.net/wiki/Main_Page here]]. Widely considered to be a WretchedHive by other social boards.



* '''ThatsWhatSheSaid''' (835): A private board that gained initial popularity due to an incident making over 50 people admin of the board. [[HilarityEnsues Mass chaos ensued]]. Now run by moderator Error1355, with invites consisting of several other moderators, people sick of CE, and various other board users. [[spoiler:Hi nicky :D]]

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* '''ThatsWhatSheSaid''' (835): A private board that gained initial popularity due to an incident making over 50 people admin of the board. [[HilarityEnsues Mass chaos ensued]]. Now run by moderator Error1355, with invites consisting of several other moderators, people sick of CE, and various other board users. [[spoiler:Hi nicky :D]]
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