How to Comment on a Gaming Website (FLOWCHART)

Commenting on gaming websites is a fine art, and GameFront is here to help you become a professional at it.

After years of reading comments on GameFront and other websites, our staff has put together this handy flowchart for when you simply can’t be bothered to construct comments on your own. Follow the directions on this chart, and you’ll be commenting like a pro in no time!

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10 Comments on How to Comment on a Gaming Website (FLOWCHART)

T. Jetfuel

On April 30, 2014 at 9:02 am

Well, they obviously sussed my MO.

SweetPea

On April 30, 2014 at 10:31 am

What’s the point in this? Comments on Gamefront are generally a lot more sensible than on other sites, so why insult your readers with this?

Phil Hornshaw

On April 30, 2014 at 10:54 am

@SweetPea

The idea was to point it at a very small, particular subset of people who move around the Internet and comment in a very specific way. In fact, we started writing it back when the fallout for the 9/10 GTA V review happened on GameSpot, but because of random circumstances, we only just got it finished. Still, it’s obviously not meant to be directed at “readers” at all (note the part about weighing in on games nobody has played yet) — but at people who don’t read, and just yell.

And mostly we just thought it was funny. Hope it comes off that way, and not as directed meanly at the GF community, which is totally not the intention. In fact, I was just mentioning on Twitter how none of the stuff we made fun of in the chart is really a problem around here. Every time I happen to stumble into the comments of certain other sites, though….

SweetPea

On April 30, 2014 at 11:28 am

@Phil

Yes, I know it wasn’t directed at the more decent people. And I agree that it’s not an issue here, except for the part about misogyny, gender issues, racism, etc. That topic usually generates a lot of comments, and it really came off as if you’re simply degrading everyone who doesn’t agree with you (or maybe just tired of it being brought up so often), to the IQ level displayed on the picture above.

I’m not offended or anything, just giving voice to my thoughts.

Phil Hornshaw

On April 30, 2014 at 11:37 am

@SweetPea

You’re not the first person to say that, which immediately made me go, “Dammit.” Because stifling discussion isn’t what we’re going for — more to make fun of people who try to stifle discussion. So…well, hell, hope that plays through at least partially. Sigh.

Gut

On April 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Self-indulgent bollocks.

rickshaw

On April 30, 2014 at 5:27 pm

My points are agressive, valid, and to the point, along with a fair amount of really simple street english as i hated school when i was little.. The pic thingy was nice but i wanted more colour in it.

Dach

On May 1, 2014 at 8:34 pm

. . . . aaaand now we have a map of lol’s mind.

Wow never made an in-joke about the forums/comments of a video game website before.

I-is this what it’s like to truly feel as a nerd?

sambbk

On May 4, 2014 at 6:44 pm

no it was funny, i rarely bother to engage in a discussion on review sites for exactly the reasons the graphic lampoons. it made me smile, thanks.

Shalin

On May 21, 2014 at 4:13 am

I still cant stop smiling for this flowchart. Cleverly made nice job!