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The Gaming Forums is a forum for gamers by gamers!
We host tournaments on all of the popular games with prizes, For Example we have hosted a Modern Warfare 3 tournament which had prizes worth up to £70!
For Any other of our events will be posted below.
Any Site wide updates will also be posted below!
As you may have noticed TGF Hasn't had any ads for around 2-3 months.
So a few reasons for this one being one which you guys will most appreciate.
The First is that Google seams to like to suspend our Adsense account for almost no reason. OMG There is a picture of a girl which is questionable ... which they aren't naked or anything like that its apparently not "Family Friendly".
So me getting notified about another Adsense suspension is a weekly occurrence for this site which is why we removed a few threads for a while which did not solve anything.
Recently Google decided not to forward a few notification E-Mails and suspend my account, Which I have been fighting ever since, Every single appeal attempt has failed due to more and more "Questionable content" being nothing more than a WWE GIF.
So the last appeal failed over something stupid and at that point I decided to say "Fuck it" If I followed the Google rules I'd have to remove 40% of the sites content.
So the the Second Reason, I'd have to make this site allot stricter with regards to moderation and remove 40% of the sites content to make it "Google" and "Family Friendly"
Gaming communities are not "Family Friendly" and they never will be, Google forcing this down our throats is absolutely ridiculous.
So what does this mean for the site, will it die? Will MGOLeague be stopped? Both Answers No.
However we need your support, Please donate to the site as it costs quite allot a year to run the site.
MGOLeague development is currently on track for release at any time ready for the beta of Metal Gear Online 3.
This site has been developed with you guys in mind, we have features in which other forums will not have. We can not announce much (Otherwise our competitors could make what I said above wrong).
The new forum will be open to all members including members who have previously been banned on this site, they will however start on 10 Warning Points (50% of total warning points). Meaning that they will need to behave otherwise they will be banned again.
Website development costs allot of money, buying licences and webspace is expensive and we need your help in both funding and moderation.
1. We need people to apply for staff on MGOLeague:
We need Moderators and Tournament Staff as we will be looking at Leagues and Tournaments as being a key aspect of the website (Hence its name).
If you are able to help with either of these jobs please fill out applications:
This site is no longer funded by advertisements, in fact it hasn't been ad driven for the past few months but I will get into that in another post.
Site Development takes time and money, I would rather not have to ask people for money but I would rather give you guys more relaxed forums without Google's bureaucracy saying we can't have certain things posted on the site which I say hell to it.
So if you are willing to donate to the site and MGOLeagues development then use the donation button on the forum index.
So yes, Please apply for the role of Moderator and Tournament Staff!
Web Developer & Admin
The Gaming Forums
The site will be offline soon for about 30-45 mins as we are updating some of the server software behind the scenes.
This is to bring the compatibility of the website back up to standard!
Merry Christmas from all the staff at The Gaming Forums
and have a Happy New Year!
So as its Christmas Eve I would like to put out a message, 2013 was a fantastic year on this site, we've had the advertisers, the people who thinks that the site is here to stroke their ego and people who thinks that they own the place but with some people have been on here since October 2009, I think that we are still going strong!
With some of our newest members also sticking around I think that we are only going to get stronger. Plans for 2014 is simple launch MGOLeague and keep TGF running strong.
Remember guys, this site has been built and run for you, no one else!
So have a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year
Daniel aka Sousuke
I have noticed a rise in the use of Racism on this site and I am not happy with that.
If you do not know our policy on this subject take a look at our rules:
Posting any racist comments on this forum will result in an instant ban and now Racism warnings do not expire for 1 Year.
So our staff will be cracking down on this behaviour.
Guys its just unnecessary to use racism and i know that all of you are smarter than that.
I see a lot of people are having issue embedding tweets so this is how it is done:
To embed tweets, all you need to do is this copy and paste the link to the exact tweet, it will auto-detect it is a tweet and embed it for you. Make sure the url isn't hyperlinked!
I have been looking on how to let you guys access the site on the move.
We have installed Tapatalk, an application available on all modern Mobile Operating Systems.
Download the app and search for "The Gaming Forums".
Android (£1.99): https://play.google.....activity&hl=en
iPhone (Free): https://itunes.apple...d307880732?mt=8
Blackberry (£1.50): http://appworld.blac.../content/46654/
Windows Phone (£2.29): http://www.windowsph...94-9d3ec7e78d6e
There should be free versions on most of these platforms so ensure you check around for that.
We still support using the forum on mobile phones using the mobile skin which is being updated asap!
Metal Gear Online League Project Public Announcement
I was hoping to have a closed beta to show you before I went public with this project but here we go!
MGOLeague is being made due to the need to make The Gaming Forums into the general forum it should have been! Quite allot of members have stuck around since MGO2's closure which means that they like using a general forum.
With the third version of Metal Gear Online being announced as a 2014 title I believe that we need to create a separate space for MGO Players to talk and for our staff to create events.
If we left The Gaming Forums as it is or even put some of the same features in that we are integrating into MGOLeague the site would both loose its meaning and become overly cluttered.
I think that there is a need for both sites to remain open which is why The Gaming Forums will not close but it will serve as the base for every member on the site.
New members on MGOLeague will not only have signed up to MGOL but up to The Gaming Forums also in a system I call TGFN Accounts all current members of TGF will also have TGFN Accounts so they will not have to re-register to get access to the new site.
The way this works is that MGOLeague will take your avatar, profile information and signature and use it on the new site, Due to it being a new site your post count and reputation will not cross over as the posts in the count are not on MGOLeague.
I think that this is the best way forward!
So what do we do with money donated to the website.
We will work on making this site better, and making awesome sites.
We are working on a good few projects here at The Gaming Forums for example we are working on making an awesome gaming network called The Gaming Forums Network, Our first site in TGFN will be open to closed beta in the next month or two.
Without your help projects may become late due to licencing fees on most projects.
What do you get in return? The Gaming Forums will ensure you do not see a single advertisements on our Mobile and Desktop interface on the main site itself.
So what is The Gaming Forums Network or TGFN;
We are going to make several websites for separate games in which we feel need that level of space and individual experience.
If your a member of any of The Gaming Forums websites then you are signed up to them all in which we are calling TGFNetwork Accounts! Your signature and your avatar will follow the only things that will not is your post count and reputation count!
We hope that our new projects will impress you and we hope that you enjoy your time on any of our Networked websties.
Any Questions please use our Personal Messaging system to contact me or contact me using the Contact Us button above!
We are recruiting 2 extra moderators for continuous moderation of the site.
Please apply in the Staff Application Section:
Also before applying please read this: