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Webmaster Hates You

Dear Internet Website Visitor,

If you're visiting this website using Internet Explorer 6, this message is for you. If not, please move along.

G4tv.com and all of the awesome future iterations we have planned for it/ you are best experienced using a modern web browser.  IE6 is not a modern web browser, and we're no longer going to support it.  

Don't panic though, as updating your browser is free, easy and mostly painless. And you'll have the added benefit of making your Internet browsing more secure. And you'll contribute to peace on earth.

Ok Mr. Webmaster Guy, now what do I do?

Well, you can simply upgrade from IE6 to IE8. If that's how you choose to roll, click here to download IE8.  Microsoft will guide you through the rest from that page.

If you don't want IE8, can't upgrade or just want to try a new experience then you should try either Firefox 3 or Google Chrome.

If you have any questions, require and additional assistance or just need a hug, you can email me or post in this forum thread.

UPDATE:  Just to be totally clear for those of you who visit the site from work/ computers you cannot update - G4tv.com will still work in IE6 - you'll still be able to read the blogs, rant on the forums, watch videos, etc.  It just might not look as pretty or function exactly as intended.

Thanks for your continued support of G4tv.com - we have some really cool stuff coming up on the site that I hope/ think you'll love... 

You guys got a little out of control in the comments for X-Play's Best of 2008 winners and we think it's time to reinforce the rules of commenting on this website. We're going to be dropping the banhammer more often and here are some ground rules on how to avoid being banned:

  1. No personal attacks. If you have an issue with someone's opinion, cool. That's what opinions are all about. This doesn't mean, however, that it's time to call them names or attack them. We encourage you to discuss your differences, but do so in a mature and respectful way. Stick to the issues.
  2. No hate speech including racism and homophobia. Any racist or homophobic comments will be deleted and will result in an immediate ban. This includes calling things "gay" as a negative. And no, it doesn't matter if you say, "I'm not trying to be racist, but..." and then say something racist.

You can have your flame wars, but keep it about the products.

How You Can Help

When you see a comment that breaks these two simple-to-follow rules, use the "Flag this comment for review" button. This doesn't mean you should "Flag" comments that you don't agree with.

Someone saying, "The Wii is better than the Xbox 360", should not be flagged.

Someone saying, "You're an idiot for thinking the Wii is better than the Xbox 360", should be flagged. That's probably not volatile enough for a ban, but we'll take notice of comments like this and keep a record.

If you abuse the flag system, you will be warned. Don't abuse the system.

Please use this thread to ask questions about these rules and one of the writers will answer you.

G4tv.com User Comment Reacharound

Posted November 14, 2008 - By Webmaster

You're awesome.  Well, most of you are awesome.  Well, lets just say that some of you have expressed your awesomeness in more awesome ways than others... specifically as blog comments.

So without any warning, pre-planning or official contest nonsense, we'd like to randomly reward a few of you with some bitchin' figurines from our friends at Spawn.com.  The comments below amused us in some way, so the users will get either a Guitar Hero, Call of Duty or Halo 3 Multiplayer figure of our choosing.  Think of it as a 'Webmaster Loves You'. 

Last Friday we posted a 'LittleBigPlanet Developer's Favorite Levels' story and kangy3 told the world "screw lists that start with 1".  Indeed.

This week's edition of Sessler's Soapbox was a hotbed of fanboy debate, as Adam took on the Gears 2 vs Resistance 2 nonsense going on over at Metacritic.  Amongst the nearly 300 comments, RTR's shone brightly saying "I wish all the fanboys in the world had one ass so I could put my foot in it. Sigh.  Wish I had a voice like Rorshach". 

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Hello gang, you've asked for the Webmaster to Hate on You more, so now you get two in one week. I hope you're proud of yourselves.

I get a lot of spam.  More than you can probably imagine.  Most of it is in foreign languages, presumably offering some lottery winnings and/ or the enlargement of The Webmaster's Penis. 

Today I received this gem:


From: Marcus
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 22:58:35 -0800
To: Webmaster
Subject: Jesus and Santa

We would like to share with you an image we've created that has the commercialized symbol of Christmas (Santa) bowing at the feet of our Lord.


If you appreciate or identify with this symbol, feel free to share with family and friends.



I wonder if Marcus recognizes the irony of SELLING items related to his protest of the over-commercialization of Christmas. Now while the Webmaster might Hate You, he respects all beliefs... but you have to admit that nothing says "I respect my Lord and Savior" like a doggie t-shirt.  Very classy.

Things The Internets Want To Know

Posted November 5, 2008 - By Mike D'Alonzo

We have access to all kinds of analytical material here at The Feed, which we use to figure out what you guys like and don't, and where you come from when you come to the site. One of the most interesting things we have access to is a list of searches that led you to our site. So, we're going to share some of the weirdest search terms with you in a new feature we like to call Things The Internets Want To Know.

First, we had a bunch of what we can only assume were parents searching for "Club Penguin," which led to our funny, but definitely not family friendly internet meme that showed...well...penguins getting clubbed. This amuses us greatly.

Also interesting (but not necessarily search related) was the fact that last month we received one single visitor from each of the following places; Turkmenistan, East Timor, Cook Island, Christmas Island, Micronesia, Burundi, and Antarctica. Thanks, Antarctica, but, seriously, West Timor, get on the stick, will ya?

But our favorite thing that the Internets Wanted to Know last week was...Can you have a female wizard?

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Remember that website we told you about, AntiSpore.com? The one from a supposed creationist who was posting evil hateful things about Will Wright, the creator of the evolutionary God-like simulation game Spore? Well we had a feeling something was rotten in Denmark, but we had no idea that the hoax would be revealed in such a wonderful, glorious way. While quoting the book of Genisis from the Bible, the webmaster blessed us with this divine passage:

...But the Bible teaches us that God was not done with man. For we were His creation and He then spoke to Noah in Genesis 8:21-27 after the flood.
“21. The LORD smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never gonna give you up.
22. “Never gonna let you down.”
23.”Never gonna run around and desert you.”
24. “Never gonna make you cry.”
25. “Never gonna say goodbye.”
26. “Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.”
27.”Never truly believe anything you read on the Internet. There will always be cases of Poe’s Law.”

Thank you, dear sir, for making by far one of the greatest internet jokes in recent memory. Your execution was flawless, your timing was perfect, and your reveal was legendary. Kudos.


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