NeoGAF back online today with no content
NeoGAF is back online right now after going down Saturday evening when most of its moderators abandoned it in protest of GAF owner Tyler “Evilore” Malka’s recent sexual assault allegations.
Film director Ima Leupp revealed last week an incident with Tyler Malka at a New Orleans hotel in 2015. She had been drinking with some friends and felt sick. She decided to take a shower and this happened:
I was throwing up and decided to hop in the shower to feel better. I was surprised when he got into the shower, fully naked behind me. I had a boyfriend at the time and didn’t think I had given him any reason to believe I wanted this. I didn’t cheat.
Without their unique moderation, the forum went down a rabbit hole of shit posts, memes and the site lost control of user’s posting so it was taken down Saturday evening.
After 48 hours of being offline and saying that they would issue a statement on the controversy to USgamer but never issuing it (as of yet), NeoGAF is back online.
It has no content though it contains several sub forums for NPD, archives, etc. Clicking on any of the forums goes nowhere and shows no content.
Its possible that the people still running NeoGAF are working on it behind the scenes to preserve its legacy.
Despite the owner’s assault allegations, the forum served as a catalyst for gaming news for the past decade. Industry members like Major Nelson would post their from time to time and there was the highly memorable early 2014 leak of pretty much everything Microsoft had lined up for Xbox One that year, including The Master Chief Collection.
GAF was home to some amazing TV setup, anime, gaming community threads and will hopefully be preserved in some way. Obviously if their leadership is guilty of what they are accused of they should get what’s coming to them but sadly the actions of these shitty individuals will likely cost the industry a unique but useful community.
UPDATE: Waypoint has posted a very detailed, thorough
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