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A plea to the community

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This is an article that it pains me to write. I love the community we have and the loyalty and intelligence that you guys show on a constant basis but it’s unfortunately not all good.. we’ve had complaints.

And it’s not only one complaint either but it does relate to a very similar thing every time…

People feel like they are being bullied and that a group of readers are making it uncomfortable for others to join in on the conversation which horrifies me. We want this place to be welcoming to all and sundry and I realise some people feel like they’ve been around longer and belong here more.

That’s actually entirely true, but it shouldn’t come at the cost of the new guys or the less vocal. We’ve always appreciated the fun that people have in the comments, and we don’t want that to change. That fun, however, shouldn’t come at the expense of other readers. 

There is a line that gets crossed when PC vs console arguments come up and we expect better of you to be honest. We value intelligent banter and discussion but when it boils down to mud slinging for the fun of it it’s not good.

And it’s not only at each other.. if Call of Duty was a person it would be crying in the corner with the amount of abuse it gets. This part isn’t serious but really I’m totally bored of the mindless attacks against Call of Duty.

I get it a bunch of you don’t like the game but turning the comments section into a cesspit every time Activsion or Call of Duty is mentioned really isn’t helping anything.

We will continue to report on all gaming news and there are a ton of Call of Duty fans that I’d actually like to hear from without them feeling like they’re going to get pounced on by the anti COD corner. If you don’t like the game then great let us know.. just not every single time someone mentions it.

Please girls and boys, for the sake of everyone who enjoys gaming lets keep our comments friendly and welcoming.

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Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Wtf is this? I must be dreaming, its just bad and weird news everywhere this week.

    • Deon Steyn

      Ever since yesterday with Lucas Arts and Disney it’s been weird.

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        It’s like I need to wake up!

        • Rincethis: Microsoft President

          Yeah, wake up and smell the…

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT

  • OVG

    Can COD fans read? :p

    • Deon Steyn

      LOL Stop it! What did Gavin just say?

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      Fuck it, I laughed.

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        XDXD same here!

        • Deon Steyn

          Oof that troll found us again. Trevor?

      • Anon A Mouse

        Ohh Geoff used a bad word.

      • Skyblue

        Fuck it, me too, and so hard

    • Trevor Davies

      Of course they can.. if they play it on a PC that is… with AMD components :D

    • Scruff304

      Trolls be trolling :D

    • Wtf101

      No. We can’t (all my comments are dictated to my secretary) When we go to the store, we be lookeeng ad dah prutty peetures. Eef eet ees neew peeture, wee bai eet…

      PS: Self proclaimed COD fan right here. Not taking the piss out of COD fans…

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      Must resist…feeding……the troll

    • Rincethis: Microsoft President

      HAHAHAHA! WINNER!

    • Deon Steyn

      Sure as hell hope so.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Oh man, I burst out laughing… 10/10 OVG.

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Copypaste you are?
      I like the symbolism

    • http://www.facebook.com/matthew.holliday.39 Matthew Holliday

      We can read better than Russian dota players :<

  • AndriyP

    Or maybe the complaints came from EA or Activision…..to try avoid negative publicity for their products?

    Or maybe LG has a certain standard to upkeep now that its a part of metacritic….

    I dont know every single fight/argument that happened here turned out to be a friendship or an apology from one party or another…this doesnt make sense honestly

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Agreed. Although you are a filthy enveedee-a fanboi, you are still my friend, and friends can joke about things like this

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Yeah. Even though you are a AMD nutcase, Erwin, who has a few mental issues we still love you, you special basketcase*

        *Disclaimer: Erwin and I are friends. All this is said in jest and should not reflect badly on me or him as a person as we are just all poking fun at eachother.

        **Disclaimer2: @AndriyP:disqus Is awesome coz he supports nVidia. The way it’s meant to be played

        • Deon Steyn

          Love the disclaimers. I will get my lawyer to draft a footer for every comment I make henceforth.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            What an excellent idea!

        • AndriyP

          Yeah maybe we should have disclaimers at every comment now

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Dude, speaking of people not commenting much anymore, where have you been. You post so little lately

          • AndriyP

            I still ready every article just very busy recovering from the post Easter madness
            As you can see im slowly coming back now :)

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Good man! Your witty comebacks are missed :)

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            He has “other” priorities now…. ;) @AndriyP:disqus

          • AndriyP

            Not at work!!! :P

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          You might love me, but I just mildly like you :P
          *Disclaimer: Umm, what do I put here?

        • Rincethis: Microsoft President

          I feel you are letting go of your rage, and so thought you should see this picture… And you @Erwin_Kempff:disqus

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            #InstantHeartAttack. It’s super effective.

    • Deon Steyn

      Disney bought LG!!!

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Don’t you even joke! I will force choke Mickey mouse if he dares try buy LazyGamers

        • Scruff304

          Is that what the kids are calling it now days?

      • HvR

        LOL, soon Geoff is going to be forced to write his article in cartoon musical form.

  • Melasco

    PS4 Wins! Blackball Shotgun!!! :P Agreed Gavin!

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    Ok, Gav you make a point. I think that I’ve also been party to some of this.What I can say is it’s not done to be mean or nasty though. More just harmless banter. But if it’s keeping readers away then I shall strive to show a bit more respect so that it doesn’t get taken up wrongly by others

  • CaptainNemo42

    CoD might be sitting in the corner crying, but it does so sitting on a heap of cash. #Justsaying

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      It’s like people hating on Justin Bieber. They may make jokes about him, but what they don’t realise is he could probably buy out this country lol

    • Deon Steyn

      Cod won’t even be crying in the corner if it was a person, It literally has millions of friends, why would it care about us, were just jealous it would think.

  • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

    Well, I know someone that almost always mentions “CoD and its suckiness” in any kind of article…

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Is he Banana-shaped? Because that guy… man… he always brings up COD.

      • http://twitter.com/mathuthe Mathias

        Haha!

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    I have to admit, some of the comments I’ve seen border on personal attacks. Plus the downvote trolls are really annoying. But I try to keep it clean from my side at least.

  • caponeil

    yeah – I stopped commenting here as I don’t always want to stoop to some down-voting troll’s level! If I want abuse I will go and watch rugby in CT!

  • Deon Steyn

    Gavin has a valid point. The inmates tend to run the asylum from time to time.

    • AndriyP

      Thats the thing about a community forum, its run by the community

      LG is just trying to spread its community and a few major ip’s out there many in this community do not really like BUT thats the point what brought most of the regulars here anyways otherwise i would be reading NAG or some other magazine

      • Deon Steyn

        All I know is it’s still pretty tame here if you compare it to News24′s comment section. Especially the sporting side during Rugby season. It’s truly properly F**KED.

        • caponeil

          yeah – News 24 is completed screwed up. Stopped reading it!

        • AndriyP

          Exactly, now if you had COD fanboys trolling here it would be childish

          DISCLAIMER
          ——————–

          In no way am i implying that COD players are childrens and they like to troll
          I love them alll, They are my friends
          Peace
          Save the world

        • CaptainNemo42

          I stay away from the News24 comments sections. That place is a truly vile and disturbing. It makes the characters from Django Unchained seems like a bunch of hippies.

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            It makes the LazyGamer commentors look like sweet little puppies who haven’t even started teething yet

        • Trevor Davies

          eish, I try to not read the comments on rugby articles – the amount of hate there could power a small city

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            Nah man, a PROVINCE

          • Trevor Davies

            There can be only one PROOOOOOOOOVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINCE!

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Dude, News24 always, without fail, turn in to a religious or racist war. You could read an article about some guy running 100km to raise awareness for something and the comments section will turn in to a racism war.

        • AndriyP

          Thats also the thing i think LG is for a different type of folk, you havent been around for very long but you seem to be loving it here and the regulars are loving you here too so you fit right into the community

          • Deon Steyn

            Cheers :)

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          News24′s comment section… shudder!

  • DaxterZA

    I agree with this article, some people are just childish in the comments about these subjects…sometimes its better just to read the article and ignore the comments…

  • brad coetzee

    Sam Fisher vs Solid Snake?

    • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

      Solid Snake… he happens to age in the right direction.

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        At this rate, Sam Fisher will be a 20-something college undergrad by 2015.

  • Tetsuo

    Way to derail your own thread Gavin by mentioning COD :P

    You have a very good point on the banter though. The fact that you can actually request your followers to “behave” better, shows you how cool a community this actually is. Try doing that at IGN…

    While we are being honest and sincere here, I have a request. Will you guys please try and proof read the articles before posting. I’m far from a grammar Natzi, seeing as my own English is sheit, but spelling mistakes in the articles here at LG are far too frequent and it doesn’t sit well with a site that is trying (and succeeding) to go places.

    • Deon Steyn

      * Nazi

      LOL

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        Deon, where is your disclaimer?

        • Deon Steyn

          Still being drafted, here’s one I can use so far.

          * Discalimer – I am using various narcotics during the day to do my job and am in no way responsible for my tourette induced side effected comments or outburts

          • AndriyP

            APPROVED

          • Rincethis: Microsoft President

            I am his Disclaimer. If you have any issues with what is being said, I shall read them, and dismiss them with the same humour the American government dismisses North Korea and their plans to take over the world using soviet era tech. END. Actually, that’s a lie. Deon doesn’t exist, he’s the good telling me to get out of the strip joint I am frequenting in Las Vegas as the bouncers don’t appreciate my fondling of the establishment’s wares…

          • Deon Steyn

            Hehe I’d never tell you to leave a strip club.

      • Meh

        My screen, keyboard and for that matter whole desk is awash with what liquids I had in my mouth.

        I apologise if my comment has any spelling errors. I did not proof read :P

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        must….contain……..lulz……..

      • http://twitter.com/Kikmi Slade Boender

        ha

      • Tetsuo

        I want to say that I did that on purpose to prove a point, but I’d be a liar!!

      • Rincethis: Microsoft President

        Like, a SIR :)

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      Articles are proof read, and the odd spelling mistake here and there (quite few actually) is just a way to show that the writers ARE in fact human, and its fun to point out their mistakes for some LagsPoints

      • Tetsuo

        I’m just giving some positive criticism to try and make a difference :)

        Lets say however, it’s the first time I visit this site, I don’t know the contributors nor the community and I read a sentence like the one quoted belowe; I’ll never be coming back as it makes the site seem unprofessional.

        “We’ve always appreciated the fun that people have in the comments, and we don;t want that to change. that fun, however, shouldn;t come at the expense of other readers. “

        • Tetsuo

          *below…. ai, blinde sambok moer hard

        • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          Once again, that was me, adding to Gavin’s post. :P

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      I’m in charge of that, but I unfortunately am terrible at editing my own stuff, and not as good as I should be at editing others’ writing. If you spot mistakes, let me know and i’ll get them fixed ASAP.

      • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

        Or let me know and I’ll take much happiness in pointing them out to Geoff :)

  • http://www.itfgaming.com/ Darryl Linington

    I feel that every time some one mentions COD a school of Piranhas attack… it’s kinda unfortunate.

    • caponeil

      Highest trees catches the most wind! or Hot air, take your pick!

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      COD!? WHERE!? *chomp chomp chomp rage chomp chomp*

      Ok but yeah, Gavin does have a point about how things sometimes get carried away

      • Deon Steyn

        LOL Pirahnas

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          No ways. Where did you find this!?

          • Deon Steyn

            I found the pic and entered the text in Paint.

          • AndriyP

            Like a BOSS!!

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            HAHAHAHA

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Dude well played

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            Legend

        • Rincethis: Microsoft President

          WINNER!

  • Trevor Davies

    This comes as a bit of a surprise. I really enjoy reading the comments on the articles & chipping in with my own rare 2c. It’s always seemed pretty clear that even when people are expressing their opinions forcefully there’s still respect for the other persons point of view, and plain old trolling is not directed at anyone personally.

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      I think what Gavin is getting at here is that from a non-regular readers perspective it could seem like they better not comment in fear of having the fury of the regulars aimed at them. It’s more a thing of outsiders don’t yet understand the dynamic of the current community yet.

      • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

        I got ousted the other day by my co-workers husband. He’s a silent regular and he asked her if I actually worked… :/

      • Trevor Davies

        Fair point – it’s always easier once you get used to a community to know where the lines are, from the outside it can look different. It was a while before I commented on anything myself.

  • http://twitter.com/D4RKL1NG Martin du preez

    Gavin,good luck in trying to tell the internet to behave lol

  • FoxOneZA

    I seem to be upvoting every comment today since I contracted the flu yesterday :/

  • Jonah Cash

    Look I am no one to say cyber bullying is cool or should be tolerated. But I think you will have to take an Australian Government take on this….. This how it is and if you don’t like it then meh…. I truly enjoy this site more than any other because of the ribbing, and the quite clever comments that comes out of your older regulars… I have been coming here now for just over a year and would like to think that I have given as much as I get!!! People should really lighten up, not just in games but in everything… We as a nation have gone over the edge, we are overly sensitive with everything!! It annoys me endless….

    • AndriyP

      AMEN

    • FoxOneZA

      No, It does become personal when someone is replying to someone else’s comment in a distasteful manner.

      • Jonah Cash

        I hear you and I agree, but what difference does it make really??? If the guy disagrees, and he is stupid enough to get personal just ignore the idiot… I play quite a bit of Fifa 13 online and the American guys like to throw racist remarks my way(I have the SA flag on my profile), I just reply intelligent and wittily and they soon stop, or I just ignore them and delete their comment and block them.
        Maybe I’m just thick skinned and I take insults or negative comments better than most, but I don’t see the problem here…. Us Fifa fanboys get our fair share of stick, not so much here but on the international sites!!
        PS. I am a vanilla my nilla…
        Sorry if my comment is seen as being harsh or me not understanding of others I assure you that is not the case….

        • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

          well that is the nature of the internet … You can’t really control it and in any case LG is one of the most decent communities out there. go to GT trailers and you will see the type of comments there…oh the things I was called there. apparently I’m an ugly homosexual that has relations with his mum …… *sniff*

          • Jonah Cash

            You should try and have a discussion with an American after he saw you are somewhere in Africa….. But if you were a homosexual why would you do it with your mom and not your dad… That would’ve been what would’ve made me sad, because that means you are a confused homosexual…… *sniff* (see what you did, now I am crying as well)

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Or Destructiod for that matter. If there was ever an example of a community turning toxic, it’s that one.

            But then on the other side of the coin, you have Kotaku, where opportunist moderating has left the place almost bland and stark with the minions scampering to get noticed by the authors and editors. It’s so sad… so damn sad…

          • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

            It’s a very fine line. It’s indeed hard to control what people comment but you know. The fact that gavin can ask the community like this shows just how good of a community LG has. But I will better in whatever way I can. I for one am grateful for this site and its inhabitants. I might only be commenting for hmm a month lol but it’s been one hell of a blast :) who knew bananas were so funny

    • Rincethis: Microsoft President

      Agreed. And let’s be honest, the reason most of us get pissed off, is because most of the people who email Gavin are the ones giving downvotes WITHOUT engaging the community. The ONLY people who have sworn at me, and insulted my mom/sister and told me I am a faggot were the CoD people. So no, I don’t think that the real community, you know, the ones who don’t get offended by me saying CoD is cut and paste, are the ones emailing LG crying like spoilt 10 year olds who SHOULDN’T BE PLAYING CALL OF DUTY ANYWAY! IT’S AN 18 FOR GODS SAKE!

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Hey, new people! We don’t bite, come join the fun! Remember your pirate hat and crazy straw and dive in the deep end JUST AFTER eating.

    • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

      Will you stop with your PC tormenting?

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Tell me, what are you using to type this comment…..

        • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

          My fingers.

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            Who is the troll now :P

          • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

            You control a controller, but you finger a keyboard… (Too Much?)

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            Five chapters past TMI Kyle
            (PS I TAP a keyboard, just saying haha)

          • Deon Steyn

            Bwahahaha, I use my PS3 controller :P

        • CaptainNemo42

          His fingers.

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      Comments such as these made me comment on this site more frequently LOL this be a good community And I’m glad to be part, well trying to be part of it :)

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      And remember that every now and then it’s a good idea to spontaneously start speaking like a pirate to annoy Darryn. She hates that!

      • Deon Steyn

        LOL she!

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        ARRRRRRR

      • Anon A Mouse

        I’ve found Darryn’s Batmobile as well.

  • FoxOneZA

    As a veteran of the original Fanboi wars Circa 2006, I can categorically state that I’ve seen worse bullying in the past years and that lead to the comments section drying up. Banter is good but it should be done tastefully. The other day somebody used a racist analogy to justify hate towards MS.

  • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

    Maybe I’m Naive but I haven’t seen anything out of hand though … Everyone that I see comments, are insightful and respectful with the harmless trolling every now and then. mention EA, COD or always online then people to get more hmmm vocal, but it still seems Okay, as everyone always ends up laughing at the end of the banter. But If there is any of this funny business going on, why not have a rule guide, like Siliconera? There might have to be moderation going on too if you feel that it is getting a bit too much out of hand…just my 50c as I haven’t really been part of this community long but I sure as hell Enjoy it!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

    Yeah, look. We *love* our community of commentors, and we don’t really want that to change at all – but personal attacks, racist attacks and general, bile-filled mudslinging aren’t part of the Lazygamer ethos.

    Hugs?

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      has there been such attacks???wow i have yet to see that, that is awful

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Have a look at the comic-con thing for example, genugtig, need some gum boots there

        • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

          hmm well maybe it does seem to get out of hand a lil. persoanlly I tend to bag on hipsters a lot too ….. well I guess this article is a good reminder

    • HvR

      LEAD SA – Hug a COD player

    • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

      Hugs! Luigi style :P

    • Deon Steyn

      The trolls needs a hug as well…

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        NICE

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Oooh! Free hugs! I love hugs!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Angus/685100819 Carl Angus

      There have been racist attacks?

      Glad I missed that.

      I get the sentiment of this article, I’ve seen a number of these “Telling off of your own supporters” posts in other forums as well. Just wish they would be targetted at the individual culprits instead of a blanket “Bad Supporters” slap on the wrist for everyone.

      • Rincethis: Microsoft President

        Yeah, along with homophobic, family attacks etc. And I agree with your comment about the ‘blanket slap on the wrist’. I may swear like a trooper, but you won’t see me using racist or homophobic language. Unfortunately that’s left to the 10-year-old gamers who have mummy and daddy buy them 18+ games…

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Racist attacks? Under my watch, those dirty little …. Are they sneaking them in at night?

  • http://twitter.com/Technikyle TechniKyle

    Well said Gavin. I must admit, I am part of the barking bunch, so I will lower my decibels. As one of the founding members of the UpVoterSquad, I should be more of a role model… hehehehehe

    • Rincethis: Microsoft President

      Haha! I would agree, but when I have CoD people calling me faggot, I WILL respond in equal kind. I am not a 10 year old and so do not use language like that, and let’s be honest, you think someone over the age of 18 is emailing Gavin to complain? No, in which case, anyone UNDER 18 shouldn’t be playing CoD, so I will say what I please ;)

  • HvR

    Boys and girls see what happens when you download the Sim City LEAF package. Gavin is all soft and hipster-ry (????) Probably at this moment trying on some loafers while enjoying is vegetarian chicken, pap and chakalaka and getting his Hug a COD player campaign going.

    PS – if my MtG prize haven’t shipped ignore everything I said and replace my comment with

    “I love COD players. Consoles rule. EA doesn’t suck. SimCity is an MMO and ACM is misunderstood”.

    • Rincethis: Microsoft President

      I wish I could give you 10 thumbs up!

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    Especially that bloody Admiral Chief, what a chop

    • AndriyP

      That guy…i cant stand him!
      As we speak im sending an assassin to liberate us from his tasteless comments!

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        You need to send….AN ARMY OF ASSASSINS

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          RAWWWR

          • Rincethis: Microsoft President

            RAWWWWWR yes?

  • Tbone187

    I couldn’t agree more…Seems some folk think COD is too mindless for them and act as if you need a degree to play some alternatives…

    Personally (and those I’ve chatted to with know this), I’ve also met the negative reactions head on and did mention, on numerous occasions, the COD references were getting too much of mileage…

    In any event, peace to all…I think the community is decent compared to most and are certainly imaginative in their posts…

    • TriangularRoom

      I’m always baffled by the random COD attacks that get thrown in all over the place. And in the weirdest places where COD has not been mentioned at all…

  • Super_Bonk

    How about reinstating the forum section of this site. I know the last time people didn’t make use of it all that much but the community is so much bigger now than ever before.

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      We’ve been investigating it; but we don;t want the forum to start cannibalising the comments section either. If we could find a way to have it all be integrated, that would be great.

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        I prefer the comments section to be honest

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          Yeah, I haven’t been on a forum or participated in a forum since 2005.

  • http://twitter.com/Choffel Chantal Wood

    As somebody’s mother no doubt said at some point “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything” – only in this instance, substitute “nice” for “constructive” at the very least.

  • Rincethis: Microsoft President

    WOW, from LG this was unexpected. Looking at 99% of the other sites out there I think this one is the most sensitive. I don’t think I have ever seen anyone (other than a defensive CoD fan actually) call anyone else harsh names. Is this a case of’because a CoD fan didn’t like what was said, and when they are more than likely the ones actually swearing at people, the general community gets rebuked? Kindda like the new cape town booze law…

    • Deon Steyn

      Hmmmmmmmmm booze, almost weekend.

    • Jonah Cash

      Live in Cape Town, just remembered I will need to get to a bottle store… You just save me with your comment… Would’ve got there 18:05 and would be drinking my wife’s wine again, and I really don’t like wine!!

      • Rincethis: Microsoft President

        Haha! We need to stick together brother! Yeah, I get back to C’mont at like 530, if I don’t get a bottle before I hit Virgin, I don’t get any!

        • Jonah Cash

          How bad is that: Having to shop for booze BEFORE you gym?!?!? They have made us all to be depraved animals…. ANIMALS I tell you….

          • Rincethis: Microsoft President

            Do you know how bad it looks, when I open my bag to get all kitted up, and all you hear is CLINK… Yeah, real healthy!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            It’s a travesty!!

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      LG community is great compared to others. I always use Game trailers as an example. If people find LG offensive the whoo boy they are going to have a bad time at GT, but I understand though.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Such is life my good man, but on that rather depressing note, I’m off to grab a case of beer (from the liquor store) before the nanny-state in Cape Town deems it “illegal”.

  • RiDiquelous

    My 2 cents.

    I never comment, but always take time to go through the comments. I’ve always liked the Lazygamer community, which seems informed, passionate and humorous (one of the reasons I rate this site as my favourite).

    • Jonah Cash

      100% agreed!!! My sentiments exactly!!

    • Rincethis: Microsoft President

      But do you DOWNVOTE! :)

    • http://twitter.com/SaveTheQueenIX umar bastra

      I agree :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Angus/685100819 Carl Angus

    This is Gavins sneaky way of claiming most commented topic award!

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Batman of the Week is prestigious. If you win it, you get bacon for a week!

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      Lol I seriously didn’t expect the reaction this post got. But yes I’m hoping to get most comments in next weeks roundup. I take that shit seriously

  • RedJoker

    I blame the guy who and the fight with someone named michael. I think. That, and I blame COD. And the only reason I blame COD is because it was mentioned in the above article. Please guys, don’t stop! You make laughing happen. Just don’t be racist! Or overly mean… Esp to the COD guys. Or anyone that doesn’t understand your entertaining and subtle genius attempts at comedy.

    *Disclaimer: I’ve never read a racist comment on this site, I therefore have no idea where that happened.

    **Disclaimer 2.0: Don’t sling mud. That is just dirty. And unethical

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    What any plea for COD appreciation really needs… is some scrumptious bacon!

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      Everything’s better with bacon.

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      NOMNOMNOM

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    The funny thing about COD is that it’s actually become a rallying cry in the comment section. It’s that singular issue that allows for friendship, fraternity and love across platforms. Xbox gamers vs PS gamers? Throw in COD and the anger dissipates and we all rush off under a banner of mutual hate. Not to mention that COD has spawned a number of Lazygamer-specific memes.

    Sigh! I’ll just throw one last “Cod sucks monkey ass” out there, just for old times. :|

    There’s always Blue Steel Zoolander Bieber!

  • Lourens Jordaan

    Dear Gavin,

    The entire concept of “Dear uncle Gavin, the older children are making fun of me!” is total horse shit. Tell them to grow a pair. I’ve seen how someones’ opinions are attacked but not without several of the old-timers coming to his defense. It often ends in a heated debate, but that’s it. Several comments are made in bad taste but they are mostly ignored. Bullies may even find this forum a very hostile environment. I object to the fact that the entire LG community is reprimanded due to the actions by, and complaints from, certain individuals. Why don’t you guys investigate the complaint and discuss it directly with the parties involved? Should unsubstantiated statements go unchallenged? “PC is master race!”, “COD sucks wooky nads!”, “COD is the bestest best FPS series ever! OMG!” All these are debatable, so why go crying to the staff when your claims are rebuffed and you are humbled? I don’t comment often but I visit the site daily. Just remember that you can’t keep everyone happy. People get offended by using the word “fork” (four prongs not three since that would be a trident).

    Kind Regards

    TheBeardedDutchman

    • Wilhelm van Zyl

      Agreed, total horse shit. All members being treated like kids…typical rants and comments no worse than other sites, very mild compared to some.

      Sure hope this is not related towards protection of new traffic routed via Metacritic…that right: I said it

      • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

        Traffic received from metacritic is tiny, we’re proud of what it means to be linked with them and not the traffic received.

        Fair question but I can assure you it has nothing to do with them or any other third party

    • http://www.lazygamer.net Gavin Mannion

      Not everyone is as confident as yourself and neither do they need to be.

      This post wasn’t a knee jerk reaction to one event but rather a reaction to a trend I’ve been seeing. No one is being admonished, I just dearly one to keep the community as caring as they have always been as we continue to grow.

      Yes it’s naive to think we can but you can’t hate a guy for trying

    • Admiral Chief Erwin

      OLD TIMER???????? :P

  • Anon A Mouse

    What anger? All I see is banter. Heck I’ve been posting on here for quite a few months now and most of the time I get ignored anyway. I feel like the child where the mom has to tie a piece of meat around my neck just so the dog will play with me.

    Ok on a serious note though. In the beginning for me it did feel like a boys club here, but that’s always to be expected in a community forum. The old guard knows each other and some of them are actually friends in the real world. I’ve never felt any hatred towards myself or any of my comments, even if I do take the mickey out of some of the other peoples posts. I truly feel people should just start posting and interacting and not be all PC (the correctness, not the race) about things. This site is truly a bunch of weirdos coming together because we love games and I for one know that gamers respect fellow gamers that know what they are talking about (even if that’s only 1% of the time).

    Now on a very different side note: OVG’s Friday alcohol induced RANTS do take getting used to but boy are they funny.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Hey, I always comment on your stuff ol’ Mouse.. sniff.. and you’ve always upvoted me.

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        One of us one of us one of us

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Did you just call us weirdos? Hey guys! Anon just called us weirdos! I think he finally gets it!

      Time to let him in to the club now. He passed!

      #trololol

      • Anon A Mouse

        Does that mean I get bacon?

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Lots and lots of bacon!

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            But they might contain traces of horse…

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            At least not armoured bacon

  • matthurstrsa

    Well at least you can’t say we’re not passionate. Tell people to calm down and you get 150 angry comments about telling them to calm down. Anyway, this site is great because of 95% of its comments. I’m about to wade into the swamp that is the Comic Con article which might change my mind.

    VIVA LG! Keep on being awesome folks.

  • FoxHoundR

    only people how hate call of duty are old people

  • FoxHoundR

    I like CALL OF DUTY too many dum idiots make fun of us.

  • Dean_12

    *Gets on soapbox* Testing 1-2. Testing 1-2

    I think I can sort of relate to what Gavin is saying in this post. If you are a regular reader here, you know the regulars and you know that they are having friendly banter on most topics. However, from an outside perspective, that friendly banter can be read as hostile. Certain topics attract people who are passionate but it also creates this feeling of “Let me not add my comment because it will attract a negative response”. Some of you have said that people should “grow a pair” but I think that is what can scare people away from commenting.

    COD is someone’s favourite game but with the amount of bashing COD gets, sometimes it isn’t even worth it to comment. There is of course, legitimate comments to legitimate concerns. Mind you I just read the Black Ops 2: Uprising thread and that troll was funny :) .I think what Gavin is asking is that we tone down a tiny bit and be a little more classy with our opinions. It can’t hurt to try.

    For the new commenters, drop a comment and say hi, not everyone will agree with you but don’t be afraid to engage on a topic. This post took a bit of courage to write because it can draw backlash but here it is. Backlash or not I said what is on my mind and what my opinion is on the matter.

    BTW this is all my opinion and should not be construed as what LG is trying to say. This is just how I see the article.

    *Soapbox breaks…*

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      Naw, pretty much nailed it. Welcome! :)

  • Dean_12

    *Gets on soapbox* Testing 1-2. Testing 1-2

    I think I can sort of relate to what Gavin is saying in this post. If you are a regular reader here, you know the regulars and you know that they are having friendly banter on most topics. However, from an outside perspective, that friendly banter can be read as hostile. Certain topics attract people who are passionate but it also creates this feeling of “Let me not add my comment because it will attract a negative response”. Some of you have said that people should “grow a pair” but I think that is what can scare people away from commenting.

    COD is someone’s favourite game but with the amount of bashing COD gets, sometimes it isn’t even worth it to comment. There is of course, legitimate comments to legitimate concerns. Mind you I just read the Black Ops 2: Uprising thread and that troll was funny :) .I think what Gavin is asking is that we tone down a tiny bit and be a little more classy with our opinions. It can’t hurt to try.

    For the new commenters, drop a comment and say hi, not everyone will agree with you but don’t be afraid to engage on a topic. This post took a bit of courage to write because it can draw backlash but here it is. Backlash or not I said what is on my mind and what my opinion is on the matter.

    BTW this is all my opinion and should not be construed as what LG is trying to say. This is just how I see the article.

    *Soapbox breaks…*

  • DenDestroy

    Hi Gavin. From the recent CoD competition, you will know that I am one of the biggest CoD fans in SA. Sometimes the banter with regards to CoD gets a bit rough, but I find it extremely entertaining and in most instances very funny. I mean, look at some of the comments below. Very funny and entertaining as well as informative. In fact, a lot of the time I tend to agree what others are saying with regards to the game being “cut and paste” as well as 12 yr olds with mic’s playing. In fact my son is one of those 12yr olds with a mic, but I have taught him mic etiquette. Anyway, I digress. I reckon that as long as people aren’t being personally abusive then keep the comments flowing and if people don’t agree then they can use their own comments to argue the point. My 50 cents worth. As always great site BTW.

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