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Don't you just hate it when people think being in here is a game? Well it isn't it's a flash hang out and others think it's a game because of avatar creation and that it's pixelated. The rally really isn't a game the racing part is but the rest is just hanging out and chatting. The towns and virtual hollywood is just hangout and chat itself also. I don't get why others think this is a game?? The rally is in the games section but that's just because it's the racing part.

*EDIT* This is from the about us page,this will explain the whole gaia site is NOT a game.


Founded in 2003, Gaia Online is the leading ONLINE HANGOUT on the web. More than seven million visitors come to Gaia every month to make friends, play games, watch movies in Gaia Cinemas, Gaia's virtual theaters, and participate in the world's most active online community. Gaia provides a fun, social environment that inspires individuality and creativity. With everything from art contests to discussion forums on poetry, politics, celebrities and more, to fully customizable profiles, digital characters and cars, Gaia is a place where teens can create their own space and express their individual style. For more information, visit www.gaiaonline.com. Site Statistics · 100,000+ transactions in the Gaia economy per day · More than 7 million unique monthly users · More than 1 billion total forum posts · More than 100,000 auctions transactions per day Industry Statistics · eMarketer predits the number of teen internet users visiting virtual worlds will jump from the reported 8.2 million users in 2007 to 20 million in 2011. · Gaia Online has the highest average visit time among social media websites, according to an August 2008 report by research group Hitwise.
i do hate it, my mom thinks that surfing here and there is gaming always GAMING even facebook is gaming for her..
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That's like explaining the different between Pokemon and Digimon to my mom.

You can get nerdrage'd all you want, they don't care enough to remember.


And if it makes it better, Gaia is super fun, like a game.

So eh, let it roll bro. *shrugs*
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Can't say it bothers me that much. I was with a guy that treated making gold as if it were a high score. He rarely spent gold, his whole aim was to just keep making it.

So to him, Gaia was a game.
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Eh, let's face it: Gaia's a pretty trivial site. Though there are sections for discussing more serious matter, the truth is that a majority of members don't stay on Gaia for deep, extended discussions- they're here to have fun. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being on a site for that purpose, but since it's primarily a site meant for light amusement, it's easy to see why people assume it's some kind of game- even if there isn't a defined "winner" or "loser" on the site.
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That's like explaining the different between Pokemon and Digimon to my mom.

You can get nerdrage'd all you want, they don't care enough to remember.


And if it makes it better, Gaia is super fun, like a game.

So eh, let it roll bro. *shrugs*
XD love your example!!!
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That's like explaining the different between Pokemon and Digimon to my mom.

You can get nerdrage'd all you want, they don't care enough to remember.


And if it makes it better, Gaia is super fun, like a game.

So eh, let it roll bro. *shrugs*


I wasn't really nerd raging I'm just pointing out the facts,it just makes me dissapoint that others think that this is a game,even though it's super fun like a game then they can consider it like that but it really isn't.. o.o
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I wasn't really nerd raging I'm just pointing out the facts,it just makes me dissapoint that others think that this is a game,even though it's super fun like a game then they can consider it like that but it really isn't.. o.o

Not to be annoying or anything, but seriously, how is Gaia not a game? I mean, games are generally things made for the purpose of having fun. They don't always have defined rules or paths to success, they don't always have winners and losers, and they don't have a single, necessary format. All they really have in common is that they're primarily constructed to have fun- which is Gaia's main purpose. Yes, Gaia happens to have a lot of specific games and forums, but in and of itself I think you can make a pretty convincing argument that it's a game.
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It doesn't really bother me when people refer to Gaia as a game, but it does make me either question their understanding of the definition of a game or what they actually know about Gaia.

What pisses me off is when it's referred to as a kid's site. I am 27 years old, so I find it incredibly offensive to be compared to a child, simply because the site also has childish appeal. But, I suppose, people are just judging from the surface.





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I wasn't really nerd raging I'm just pointing out the facts,it just makes me dissapoint that others think that this is a game,even though it's super fun like a game then they can consider it like that but it really isn't.. o.o

Not to be annoying or anything, but seriously, how is Gaia not a game? I mean, games are generally things made for the purpose of having fun. They don't always have defined rules or paths to success, they don't always have winners and losers, and they don't have a single, necessary format. All they really have in common is that they're primarily constructed to have fun- which is Gaia's main purpose. Yes, Gaia happens to have a lot of specific games and forums, but in and of itself I think you can make a pretty convincing argument that it's a game.


Well,alot of people in rallies are arguing or they could be cursing at each other at who wins in it because even though someone wins it's pretty stupid and pointless to do in the rally than just argue about it here in the forums..
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Well,alot of people in rallies are arguing or they could be cursing at each other at who wins in it because even though someone wins it's pretty stupid and pointless to do in the rally than just argue about it here in the forums..

Well, I don't think the fact that a lot of the activity on Gaia happens in the forums somehow makes it less of a game... the forums are still meant to entertain (even if arguments aren't always fun) so it still feels a bit like Gaia's a game to me.

In my eyes, that doesn't really de-legitimize Gaia or interactions on Gaia, though. It may often be said or meant as an insult, but to my eye there's nothing wrong with an activity that you engage in just for fun. And frankly, Gaia is a hell of a lot better than most of the games or leisure activities out there... it's a lot cheaper and safer than, say, blowing a ton of money at a casino or going out and drinking a lot.
Gaia Online certainly isn't a game, there are plenty of games on the site - and as Wonderfinch pointed out, there are users who are here primarily to play them. I am currently playing Towns in the background while reading posts, collecting the trash and stuff in it to craft stuff in alchemy, in the hopes of selling the result to others to get gold to buy stuff to dress up my avatar. It would be hard to call what I am doing anything but a game, one large convoluted game with different layers and goals.

It is a bit like the difference between a video game and a video game console. Yes, your PS2 is technically not a game per se but it would be hard to claim that making use of it doesn't involve playing games. To people who don't care to make the distinction, they would just call the video game console a game itself.
I think of it more as a 'hangout' then specifically a game. It's a site, WITH games, but other stuff too. I agree that is gets annoying when users refer to it as a game.
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I see it as a forum. Glammed-up and repainted over and over, but still just a forum.
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Gaia is classified as a social networking, forum, and gaming site. Which is why its blocked by many schools and campus around the world. I don't get mad as I do consider Gaia more of a game than anything hence paper dolls are consider toys and we do all understand this is just forum site with digital paper dolls correct?

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