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    Some forums do frown upon a single user making a whole bunch of new topics and/or bumping a bunch of old topics in a short span and do regard that as spamming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    no and i fail to see why that is problematic
    I was mostly joking, but in general it does depend on what's being posted. If it's some new relevant information to add then it's usually fine, but directly answering questions to users that no longer post on a forum, or providing a general opinion on something where everybody still active on a forum already gave their own in the thread years earlier, those are less welcomed. It really comes down to whether a new post in an old thread will start a new continued discussion or not. At least with multiple old threads being bumped up at the same time. Occasionally I bump up old threads too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    I was mostly joking, but in general it does depend on what's being posted. If it's some new relevant information to add then it's usually fine, but directly answering questions to users that no longer post on a forum, or providing a general opinion on something where everybody still active on a forum already gave their own in the thread years earlier, those are less welcomed. It really comes down to whether a new post in an old thread will start a new continued discussion or not. At least with multiple old threads being bumped up at the same time. Occasionally I bump up old threads too.
    I just read through the actual Terms of Service. This was the part I saw in there that was relevant to this:

    Check before posting 'Best Games for System'
    Before posting a 'Top Ten Whatever' list, please check the Classic Discussions forum, as it probably has been touched upon in the past. Build upon that old thread, as the new one *will* get locked down and referred back to the original topic.
    "Build upon that old thread" meaning what exactly? If I simply answer the topic question with something relating to my own experience, is that not considered "building upon it?"

    It also says this:

    Peruse the Timeless Classics forum
    Note that there is a forum ('Classic Discussions') designed specifically for keeping timeless conversations alive forever. It's a good idea to browse through these; you'll find that even the oldest ones still apply today and they're fairly general topics. It's a good place to 'get your feet wet'!
    "Keeping it alive forever." I thought that's what I was doing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    "Keeping it alive forever." I thought that's what I was doing...
    Just FYI the Timeless Classics is a separate section on the forums full of old topics. It's basically kept separate so people can post to old topics and everyone else can basically ignore them. It's been ages since anybody really posted in that section, it's at the bottom of the main forum page.

    I'm ok with old topics, I think this forum generally is too as old topics aren't automatically locked like other forums do. It's still funny to see random old threads bumped up out of nowhere.

    Look at this thread, who originally posted in it? Most people aren't even posting here anymore, and there was some arguing in it, and it was mostly created just to complain about another forum. Lots of previous fighting and drama happened over this type of stuff. Why bump this up for a casual conversation? It wasn't to talk about something that happened to you just now, it was something that happened to you years ago. It's like stirring shit up again out of nowhere. I mostly thought it was funny rather than annoying.

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    - a mod with a Mario sodomizing a Koopa for an avatar jokingly warning a new member to behave or else he'll be banned

    - two mods with the name "Mario's Left (Right) Nut"

    - looking through old threads and literally 25% of the members are banned. some of the people who were banned had thousands of posts, years of active membership, positive trade interaction, trophies, etc. kinda sad when I start to think about it.

    - banning a member for making a pro-Trump thread. same member who gave another member a sealed NTSC Stadium Events for free.

    and basically any criticism of VGA will not go over too well.

    To this day I don't know who the mods are here at Digit Press besides Nz17 and that's probably a good thing. in a retro game forum composed mostly of people whose parents had enough money to buy them video games in the 80s and 90s and are now people between mid 20s and upper 40s, I don't see why a huge moderator presence would be necessary. it seems that the moderators at NA are mostly there to make sure there is no criticism of encasing video games in glass, rendering them useless, and to make sure their viewpoints go unchallenged. the elitism that is found there gives collectors a bad name

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    If you don't like a how a private forum is run, don't post on it. That's about the gist of it. They can allow or disallow whatever they please.

    Quote Originally Posted by gbpxl View Post
    in a retro game forum composed mostly of people whose parents had enough money to buy them video games in the 80s and 90s and are now people between mid 20s and upper 40s, I don't see why a huge moderator presence would be necessary.
    I don't know what you're trying to insinuate here, but coming from a well off family doesn't mean you're inherently better behaved than someone from a poor family, nor does receiving games in the 80s and 90s mean your family was well off. Many people only received games once in a great while, and older games could be had for cheap on markdown just as they can today. Additionally, many collectors in their 30s and 40s now were old enough to be buying their own games in the 80s and 90s.

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    The list of mods, super mods, and admins is here.

    The general rule at the Digital Press Retrogaming Roundtable is to keep everything in one thread, so as long as something is appropriate to a discussion, it is cool to revitalize any thread.

    Timeless Classics is likely going to end up merged into Classic Gaming at some point.

    And to bring things back on-topic, I haven't used Nintendo Age enough to have much of an opinion about it.

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    I basically use it mainly when what I want isn't available on ebay. Sometimes someone there has a copy. It probably is best to only look for Nintendo items there though. I find some discussions to be ok. It really depends on who posts in it. It's not as bad as some Facebook groups.
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    NA isn't bad, but they historically have been touchy about stuff being posted that would ruffle the feathers of enough regulars even if it wasn't an actual listed rule. You just kind of have to watch how things roll and be careful, but that's the same as anywhere. While it's very collector heavy there, they do have a good base of gamers and a lot of decent knowledge to tap into. I know it probably seems odd me being cool and all as I'd qualify for the comment of solid trade/sales rep, helpful, lots of posts over years but it is what it is. I'm not like I was those years ago, but then I got fumed at the collector mentality and the damage it caused. Now I don't care, got out of much of it, invested in kits and let people pick the bones as it's a waste being depressed about it. I've been moving into HDMI on my old stuff, and so far 3 of 4 pre-HDMI systems are just that now.

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    In case anyone wasn't aware, Nintendo Age is basically dead. They sold it to GoCollect.com who basically killed the forum and the collecting tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg2600 View Post
    In case anyone wasn't aware, Nintendo Age is basically dead. They sold it to GoCollect.com who basically killed the forum and the collecting tools.
    you mean the collecting Nazis no longer have a place to call home? Oh No!

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    I've heard that videogamesage.com was set up as a replacement for the Nintendo Age forum. I can't vouch for that myself since I never joined Nintendo Age, don't know who the regulars were, haven't joined this other forum, and have no idea if the same community and atmosphere is on it. But if that info is of any use to anyone, there ya go.

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