NeoGAF owner accused of sexual assault - spin-off site Resetera launched

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by black stig » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:07 am

I’ve bounced between this place and NeoGAF for years, although not a regular poster on either.

I’ll miss DGAF - the large and 99% friendly and welcoming Destiny community over there. One or two from here also seen in the DGAF community posts.

The discord server for DGAF was crazy last night. Just hope the community doesn’t fragment as most corners of the internet are pretty poisonous when it comes to games.

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by KK » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:21 am

The legend of Lizzy Vaid will far exceed that of NeoGaf.

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by Johnny Ryall » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:28 am

Aw what a human piece of gooseberry fool. GAF is interesting purely because it is so highly populated. Seems to be run by idiots though

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by Mafro » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:28 am

black stig wrote:I’ve bounced between this place and NeoGAF for years, although not a regular poster on either.

I’ll miss DGAF - the large and 99% friendly and welcoming Destiny community over there. One or two from here also seen in the DGAF community posts.

The discord server for DGAF was crazy last night. Just hope the community doesn’t fragment as most corners of the internet are pretty poisonous when it comes to games.

Can you PM me a link to the Destiny discord?

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by Lagamorph » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:36 am

It would be a shame to see the place go. As Toxic as the general Gaming and Off Topic chat could become, the Communities were (Generally speaking) far better and usually populated by decent people who were more than happy to help people out with games and have a civil discussion (Except when it came to politics, but that's a problem even offline)

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by KK » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:03 am

NeoGaf owner Tyler Malka has a sordid history of being a sexual harasser. These claims were oftentimes buried or squashed by the moderators on the popular gaming forum in order to protect Malka. Well, additional claims of sexual misconduct have surfaced. They came about when one of the victims of Malka’s antics made a Facebook post about her experience with the NeoGaf owner as part of the #MeToo hashtag trend. Originally, NeoGaf moderators tried burying the story, as noted in a post on Kotaku In Action, but lately the spread of the news surrounding Malka’s alleged sexual misconduct has become too much for the site’s staff to hide, and some of them have stepped down in light of the controversy.

Journalist Nick Monroe has been keeping tabs of the drama and subsequent fallout with a Twitter archive.

Multiple NeoGaf moderators have resigned as the news about the owner’s sexual misconduct continues to spread and trend on social media.

There were reports that NeoGaf would be making a statement about the matter, but it hasn’t been posted as of the publishing of this article. In fact, Tyler Malka hasn’t made a post on his Twitter account since August 28th, 2017.

The most recent allegations about Malka claimed that he attempted to have uninvited relations with the victim while she was in the shower. In the original thread, the story is recounted as such…

Previous to these allegations, NeoGaf came under fire for harboring and protecting a former moderator who was later arrested for having child pornography.

Malka himself had donated money to the former moderator, but then later attempted to claim that they didn’t know much about him.

NeoGaf moderators and administrators banned users who attempted to bring up the topic about the former moderator and his child porn habits, and also buried and closed threads that attempted to discuss it.

The real kicker here is that NeoGaf has been notoriously anti-#GamerGate, banning people like Boogie2988 for his more moderate approach to #GamerGate, and banning anyone who didn’t immediately claim that it was a harassment campaign.

In fact, before his arrest, the former moderator who was into child porn was staunchly anti-#GamerGate, making various negative comments about the movement and some of the people who were attached to it.

This fits the trend of some of the loudest voices claiming to be male feminists and Social Justice Warriors actually turning out to be sexual abusers, molesters, deviants, and in some cases… actual rapists.

I attempted to reach out for comment, but Tyler Malka has me blocked on Twitter.

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2017/10/n ... ner/42392/

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by jawafour » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:08 am

I have rarely ever looked at NeoGAF but it seems to be a huge community with fast-moving threads; almost too fast for me, tbh. I have enjoyed looking at some of the rig / room setup threads, though - some of them are incredible!

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by KK » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:24 am

Rllmuk rose from the ashes of the EDGE forum, GRcade from Gamesradar; something therefore would inevitably replace NeoGaf.

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by Moggy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:25 am

KK wrote:Rllmuk rose from the ashes of the EDGE forum, GRcade from Gamesradar; something therefore would inevitably replace NeoGaf.


Neo Neogaf?

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by KK » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:29 am

Oh, and our partners over at Super ONM (Official Nintendo Magazine), of course.

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by Dangerblade » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:31 am

I don't get why people think Gaf is just going to disappear. EL either nukes it and loses millions or sells it for said millions (despite all this gooseberry fool I'm sure he'd still get that kind of money for it).

However if he's a stubborn knobhead and continues as if nothing happened I can see it being dead by the end of the year due to user emigration and advertisers pulling their cash.

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:35 am

KK wrote:
NeoGaf owner Tyler Malka has a sordid history of being a sexual harasser. These claims were oftentimes buried or squashed by the moderators on the popular gaming forum in order to protect Malka. Well, additional claims of sexual misconduct have surfaced. They came about when one of the victims of Malka’s antics made a Facebook post about her experience with the NeoGaf owner as part of the #MeToo hashtag trend. Originally, NeoGaf moderators tried burying the story, as noted in a post on Kotaku In Action, but lately the spread of the news surrounding Malka’s alleged sexual misconduct has become too much for the site’s staff to hide, and some of them have stepped down in light of the controversy.

Journalist Nick Monroe has been keeping tabs of the drama and subsequent fallout with a Twitter archive.

Multiple NeoGaf moderators have resigned as the news about the owner’s sexual misconduct continues to spread and trend on social media.

There were reports that NeoGaf would be making a statement about the matter, but it hasn’t been posted as of the publishing of this article. In fact, Tyler Malka hasn’t made a post on his Twitter account since August 28th, 2017.

The most recent allegations about Malka claimed that he attempted to have uninvited relations with the victim while she was in the shower. In the original thread, the story is recounted as such…

Previous to these allegations, NeoGaf came under fire for harboring and protecting a former moderator who was later arrested for having child pornography.

Malka himself had donated money to the former moderator, but then later attempted to claim that they didn’t know much about him.

NeoGaf moderators and administrators banned users who attempted to bring up the topic about the former moderator and his child porn habits, and also buried and closed threads that attempted to discuss it.

The real kicker here is that NeoGaf has been notoriously anti-#GamerGate, banning people like Boogie2988 for his more moderate approach to #GamerGate, and banning anyone who didn’t immediately claim that it was a harassment campaign.

In fact, before his arrest, the former moderator who was into child porn was staunchly anti-#GamerGate, making various negative comments about the movement and some of the people who were attached to it.

This fits the trend of some of the loudest voices claiming to be male feminists and Social Justice Warriors actually turning out to be sexual abusers, molesters, deviants, and in some cases… actual rapists.

I attempted to reach out for comment, but Tyler Malka has me blocked on Twitter.

https://www.oneangrygamer.net/2017/10/n ... ner/42392/


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by Victor Mildew » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:41 am

In before "it was just locker room talk".

I wondered why the site was down. Shame if it does go as it's a great read for very specific topics.

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by Green Gecko » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:43 am

Well is makes me feel good about myself. Official statement: 503 my arse.

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by Meep » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:03 am

I sometimes visited NeoGAF around E3 and other big events, purely to sample a wider variety of opinion than what's available here. I didn't really like the place as it was too fast moving for me. There are a lot of older folk here at cade who have jobs and gooseberry fool so I don't have to contend the usual thousands brats with infinite free time you find on a lot of forums.

Personally I think it would be better if gaf died because historically when an institution becomes corrupt the best solution is to burn everything to the ground and start over. Only way to clear out the rot. The membership fill find another home or create one for themselves.

Welcome any refugees BTW.

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by Lagamorph » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:04 am


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by False » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:09 am

Hi Im a refugee from 4chan

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by Lagamorph » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:12 am

Whilst the site is valuable, any potential purchasers are going to be considering things very carefully. Whilst the site can survive if Evilore and pretty much the entire moderation team were cleaned out, are any companies going to want to be seen as having paid a sexual abuser millions of dollars? It has the potential to have something of a stigma attached to it.

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by KK » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:15 am

I think this warrants a 200 page thread on whether using the term "refugees" in this topic devalues the plight of actual refugees.

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by Meep » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:15 am

Yeah, that's why I don't understand the people trying to raise money to buy the place. Why would you want to reward the guy you created so much devastation? Just raise some money to set up... NeoNeoGaf? PostGAF? Whatever.


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