Admin note: I have censored the inappropriate language and reapproved this submission. Please note that bad language usage applies to all forms of written communication on N4G. Thank you, Christopher
I have thought this for sometime. I have been visiting this site for several years now, and the comments sections of articles have just gotten worse and worse. This is abundantly clear when you wade knee-deep into the excrement that is an article about the Battlefield V faux controversy over women in a World War II shooter.
People claiming "DICE is shoving an SJW agenda down our throats", and you WILL read some variation of that comment, have become way too prevalent. They push that narrative as if they know that it is fact, when in actuality, they have no idea what they are talking about.
Highly inappropriate comments that drip with ignorant sexism have become rampant. You will get the occasional user that wants to try and discuss things logically, but the majority of the time, they are met with replies of "LOL SJW BS don't belong in muh garmz!!!1!!1!!! Get out of her you *******!"
It is absolutely sickening. If moderators do exist on this site for the comment sections, they either aren't doing their job well, or their aren't enough of them.
The content approval system needs to change as well. I like the fact that articles that site anonymous sources to report on rumors aren't allowable. That at least presents some semblance of integrity. However, that is far outweighed by the articles that get approved that are obvious flamebait, clickbait, or are extremely poorly written.
N4G has the potential to be a really good video games news site, but if it ever wants to reach that potential, then the current approach to the site needs to change.