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But with the way Gaia is run now with the focus all on money and how much they can get out of all of us, I question if I'd even enjoy another site created by Gaia.
I feel the exact same way. It's all about money now. I'm getting sort of tired of Gaia anyway. There are just too many nasty hateful people on here, not to mention others with fake acts pretending to be nice but making fun of people behind their backs. Maybe there's another site that's friendlier, with kinder people. When I joined Gaia there were some really nice people running things here, but they've all been laid off or quit.
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But with the way Gaia is run now with the focus all on money and how much they can get out of all of us, I question if I'd even enjoy another site created by Gaia.
I feel the exact same way. It's all about money now. I'm getting sort of tired of Gaia anyway. There are just too many nasty hateful people on here, not to mention others with fake acts pretending to be nice but making fun of people behind their backs. Maybe there's another site that's friendlier, with kinder people. When I joined Gaia there were some really nice people running things here, but they've all been laid off or quit.


That's quite some projection, there. If you don't like the staffing, then simply leave. What's happened has happened. Sisky and Uncle Kenny have been incredibly insightful (Way more than Gaian staff in the past), and are as professional as possible (Though Sisky tends to drop that when talking to friends, which isn't a problem). They've helped clear a lot of confusion and panic, and work their asses off to ensure we know what's going on, why it's going on, and how we can possibly help improve on it to make it better.

If you want to go back to a time where answers were never really given whatsoever and where the items were absolutely atrocious in design and function, where the only people around were Narutards and weeaboos, and the only people worth a damn were the ones with 100k gold (You know, ACTUAL elitism this site suffered for a long time as opposed to now?), then go to another site. Gaia has improved, and through their improvements money is needed. It's a business. Getting angry at them for trying to sell us great products to keep them afloat is like getting pissed that Goodwill offers items above $20 in their store. It's asinine, and incredibly (ugh I hate using this word for how much misuse it's been getting lately due to the video game industry) self-entitled. zOMG was declared dead because no one else was willing to work on it, and they couldn't find anyone to replace [JK] on top of finding programmers who had the qualifications and desires to step up to the plate. They couldn't afford to keep it alive. If they tried, we would have lost all of the virtual spaces, and most likely all of the events too.

RIGs have become central to Gaia because they give us a storm of items (15 at least) every month on top of the bundles and the monthly gold shop updates. They will always be here, and I like that. My favorite items are RIG items, personally. I guarantee you, if the RIG items were gold shop items, the rare ones would be in Dernier Cri for a good 400% of the markup that's priced on the marketplace, with some exceptions.

REIs have given artists a breath of air from EIs and their incredibly strict nature. It's allowed them to place smaller themes, and experiment different poses and combinations without hyping up a huge item to be a major disappointment (Prince of the Sea, anyone?). EIs still exist, as two are up right now as we speak, and REIs have been helping with broadening horizons.

If Gaia were to make an 18+ website, it would be a lot less red tape-y on many subjects and themes that otherwise could not be present. For example, Don Kuro's story and the deal about killing gods is slowly becoming more and more violent and mature, and as a result cannot truly blossom under a PG-13 ruling considering the direction it's definitely heading. Gaia can easily bring a schism between more mature and more friendly themes between sister-sites. It would honestly do a lot of good, and allow even better regulation on the main site due to how sketchy some subjects can be under the ToS.
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Tansee
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But with the way Gaia is run now with the focus all on money and how much they can get out of all of us, I question if I'd even enjoy another site created by Gaia.
I feel the exact same way. It's all about money now. I'm getting sort of tired of Gaia anyway. There are just too many nasty hateful people on here, not to mention others with fake acts pretending to be nice but making fun of people behind their backs. Maybe there's another site that's friendlier, with kinder people. When I joined Gaia there were some really nice people running things here, but they've all been laid off or quit.
Just put the rude ones on ignore. Makes the site a lot more pleasant. mrgreen
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I've been to a lot of areas of Gaia and I've rarely met mean people. It's all a matter of sensitivity I think. Gaia needs to differentiate by age or by individual choice. That way those who want to may socialize with people on the same maturity level and remain unhindered by excessive rules.
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Fire 0ak
I've been to a lot of areas of Gaia and I've rarely met mean people. It's all a matter of sensitivity I think Gaia needs to differentiate by age or by individual choice. That way those who want to may socialize with people on the same maturity level and remain unhindered by excessive rules.


I dont know which rules you find excessive. Most of the rules they have here will be same for there (putting that out there because I know there are people who will have certain expectations).
The rules here, even at my age of 52, give me a sense of security as far as certain things are concerned.
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Fire 0ak
I've been to a lot of areas of Gaia and I've rarely met mean people. It's all a matter of sensitivity I think Gaia needs to differentiate by age or by individual choice. That way those who want to may socialize with people on the same maturity level and remain unhindered by excessive rules.


I dont know which rules you find excessive. Most of the rules they have here will be same for there (putting that out there because I know there are people who will have certain expectations).
The rules here, even at my age of 52, give me a sense of security as far as certain things are concerned.

I doubt it would be that much the same, I'm thinking along the lines of the freedom enjoyed on a lot of popular sites. People enjoy themselves more if they aren't constantly worried about every word they say.
Telling a joke is also a very contextual thing that is enjoyed by many of all ages but those often enter murky territory with strict regulations
Getting in trouble for foul language past the age of 16(or even 14), Is excessive. I know many will disagree but at the very least the adult and late teens majority supporting the site should be able to enjoy Gaia without getting banned for something as slight as a bad word or joke taken out of context. On the opposite side of the matter, I would certainly agree that people who don't want to see mature(blood, suggestivity, foul language) content should have an opt out.
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Personally, an 18+ Gaia related site sounds like the least sexy thing imaginable, so

But think of all those grey default undies we can throw away to show our Barbie and Ken bits... and the untimed posing in sexy towns.

Can't help but wonder if the towns would have strip clubs and pools for skinny dipping in then---or, well because it's 18+, have somewhere to file taxes :3
...OR BOTH "H&R c**k" biggrin
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I thought it was for an 18+ website because of the art they included in the email. crying I didn't read through this thread, so perhaps it's already been discussed... were they in a sauna or something? All in towels and looking hot and bothered?
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Fire 0ak
I've been to a lot of areas of Gaia and I've rarely met mean people. It's all a matter of sensitivity I think Gaia needs to differentiate by age or by individual choice. That way those who want to may socialize with people on the same maturity level and remain unhindered by excessive rules.


I dont know which rules you find excessive. Most of the rules they have here will be same for there (putting that out there because I know there are people who will have certain expectations).
The rules here, even at my age of 52, give me a sense of security as far as certain things are concerned.

I doubt it would be that much the same, I'm thinking along the lines of the freedom enjoyed on a lot of popular sites. People enjoy themselves more if they aren't constantly worried about every word they say.
Telling a joke is also a very contextual thing that is enjoyed by many of all ages but those often enter murky territory with strict regulations
Getting in trouble for foul language past the age of 16(or even 14), Is excessive. I know many will disagree but at the very least the adult and late teens majority supporting the site should be able to enjoy Gaia without getting banned for something as slight as a bad word or joke taken out of context. On the opposite side of the matter, I would certainly agree that people who don't want to see mature(blood, suggestivity, foul language) content should have an opt out.


Some people are excessive in using foul language. But we dont get in trouble for using them as long as we dont use it a whole lot or blanketyblank every other word or something like.
Think of it as a teaching tool for teens in that it will in turn teach them about what is acceptable in the work place and when they go out there looking for jobs or doing whatever out there in Society. It's about attitudes. There's a purpose to it all.
I am usually not known for using foul language myself here. But there have been a couple of times when I did when I suddenly got really angry. I think I scared a couple of people when I did it.
And even on an adult website, there are still certain things that one should not joke about as they simply... are not funny.
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thepinkythepink
I thought it was for an 18+ website because of the art they included in the email. crying I didn't read through this thread, so perhaps it's already been discussed... were they in a sauna or something? All in towels and looking hot and bothered?


Hot yes... bothered no...

I dont get how people think that. Looks like co-ed fun in a hot house or whatever you call them, to me.
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Yeah I got that email too. Not sure what it's for but Imagine.me got my vote. It just sounds so cool and interactive. Tentacl.com also struck me as a fetish porn hub.
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Regarding that picture, it's not a new one c;

It's actually from here: (In the world tab, at the bottom with downloads and extras~)
http://www.gaiaonline.com/downloads/

And if you click on the poster section you can find that exact picture~

Direct link to poster:
http://s.cdn.gaiaonline.com/images/downloads/posters/2008poster3.jpg


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Nevertheless, it's an odd picture to attach to that e-mail ^^:;

Hahaha I was gonna say, 18+ website and they can't even draw us some nipples?
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Any other news on this front?
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Eh, I just hope it doesn't become one of those things where they decide to abandon Gaia for this new place.

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