That was a fun read, thanks!
I don't like the volunteer forum guys jumping on the "Defend the **** out of the assholes" thing.
I really wish Malumense especially would step back and stop thinking he really is "part of the team".
It's been proven over and over and over and over: they don't give a $#@! about the forum and moderators to them are a dime a dozen. You mean nothing to the "power trio" (and don't think Jeff Chen is anything but their 'funny language reader guy').
It's 3 guys from Oregon who saw a rising development and jumped on it. They've never participated in anything homebrew remotely EVER, and to their SHOCK.... GASP the wave dies down!
So now with a dead wave of releases what do they do?
Steal more IGN news (not even snippets.. FULL STORIES AND ALL IMAGES) and begin offering FREE IPOD FREE XBOX360 FREE RUBBER CHICKENS etc to try and make you still go "hey, they are a good site for all the news!"
Forum mods: we are not attacking you in anyway. As stated by basically every dev and homebrew site staff member who has slagged P$PUpdate$: this has nothing to do with the forum and its registered users... it is only about the main site.
How many times have you admins requested the "SEARCH" button be on the main page in big letters? Just from random browsing there you can see it's been asked many times.
Do the "admins" do it? hell no. But what is in RED all the time? BE A PREMIUM MEMBER GIVE US $$$$
I feel bad for MalumEnSe at this point.. It's like Nazi soldiers having to "just follow orders".
Hello? It don't make it RIGHT.
And what's funnier in that thread is people claiming P$PUpdate$ will become an IGN
That makes me ****in laugh, especially since I worked for IGN and we used to see these kinds of sites and "networks" come and go constantly.
I love Malum's claim of "Relationships with devs". That's not difficult to do, you ****ing morons. You send an e-mail to the "PR" address, mention your site and traffic, and they send you $#@!. WOW! What a ****ing concept!
And I love how they claim Rockstar is in good with them; anyone remember P$PHacker posting the scans of GTA and being told to remove them?
It proves you don't need an education to become a forum moderator or siteop, or to even be on the internet.
Plus I love how I'm the "one" dev who hates P$PUpdate$.
If that was so the best SNES emulator for PSP wouldn't have a mandatory splash screen that is targeted 100% at P$PUpdate$, lantus wouldn't have said "**** you" in a readme (for what? his second release? didn't take long for him).
Just wait, it'll get worse before it gets better... and they won't be around.
And using Alexa to prove traffic means jack $#@!. It means more retards with crappy browser plugins using IE go to P$PUpdate$ than other sites.
Wow, that's a statistic I want to flaunt.