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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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renamed trope
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]] users.
7th Jan '14 11:33:56 PM AlmightyHamSandwich
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* '''ThatsWhatSheSaid''' (835): A recent private board that seems to be rising in popularity due to an incident making over 50 people admin of the board. [[HilarityEnsues Mass chaos ensued]].
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* '''ThatsWhatSheSaid''' (835): A recent private board that seems to be rising in gained initial popularity due to an incident making over 50 people admin of the board. [[HilarityEnsues Mass chaos ensued]]. 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]]
28th Nov '13 6:14:23 PM Hubbin
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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. 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]].
7th Sep '13 12:35:23 AM zeldafanjtl
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something like the Titanic sinking IS a historical event, and has been used by Game FA Qs mods as an example of a spoiler that would be allowed
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 and even for saying that [[ForegoneConclusion the Titanic sinks]] at the end of [[{{Titanic}} the movie]]. There have even been cases of people being punished for "spoiling" the fact that Jesus dies and is resurrected in the Bible. 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 and even for saying that [[ForegoneConclusion the Titanic sinks]] at the end of [[{{Titanic}} the movie]]. There have even been cases of people being punished for "spoiling" the fact that Jesus dies and is resurrected in the Bible.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.
2nd Sep '13 10:12:28 PM DRCEQ
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One notable fact about the site is how basic the message boards are compared to others, although there are plugins for browsers which support them which give improved functionality. Rather than the BB code favored by many more recent forums, it still uses HTML (italics and bold text only), users can preview their message before posting (they have the option of spellchecking it at the same time), and there are no avatars. Most [=GameFAQs=] users prefer it that way. Topics automatically get locked if they reach 500 posts, and creating a 500 post topic is considered an achievement of some sorts; indeed, there is a "instant 500 post topic!" meme which is mentioned when a particularly controversial topic is brought up. To make up for this, every game and system announced has its own board, plus there are a ton of social boards, regional boards, topical boards, and private boards. The unused boards for relatively obscure old games are often located by "board hunters" and turned into unofficial social boards as well. Some of the more well known social boards include the following:
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One notable fact about the site is how basic the message boards are compared to others, although there are plugins for browsers which support them which give improved functionality. Rather than the BB code favored by many more recent forums, it still uses HTML (italics and bold text only), text, though in 2012, the ability to quote and place spoiler tags were added), users can preview their message before posting (they have the option of spellchecking it at the same time), and there are no avatars. Most [=GameFAQs=] users prefer it that way. Topics automatically get locked if they reach 500 posts, and creating a 500 post topic is considered an achievement of some sorts; indeed, there is a "instant 500 post topic!" meme which is mentioned when a particularly controversial topic is brought up. To make up for this, every game and system announced has its own board, plus there are a ton of social boards, regional boards, topical boards, and private boards. The unused boards for relatively obscure old games are often located by "board hunters" and turned into unofficial social boards as well. Some of the more well known social boards include the following:
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