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« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2005, 03:24:19 AM »

I'm very impressed with how quickly you got this back up and running, guys.  Great work.

I didn't mention it on OO, but I like the new name and logo.  Looking forward to seeing the whole site in all its glory.
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« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2005, 03:30:09 AM »

Digging the new name too. :cool:
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« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2005, 10:38:59 PM »

Rich is back from the dead....

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Console Gold  
Sincere apologies for any inconvenience over the past few days. Unfortunately, Console Gold has shut its doors.

There was a deal made for the purchase of this domain over two years ago, which has never been honored. The domain has stayed open an extra year, in order to give those using it, time enough to either honor their obligation, or move. Unfortunately, neither was done.

If you're looking for a great gaming community please visit:

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/frontpage/


Found that at www.consolegold.com.....

Any comment from the powers that be here? If he did what you guys said he did, I would have a lawyer on his ass, right now, after what he just wrote about you. That statement is going to hurt your image and business.
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« Reply #43 on: October 27, 2005, 10:53:36 PM »

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Rich is back from the dead....

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Console Gold  
Sincere apologies for any inconvenience over the past few days. Unfortunately, Console Gold has shut its doors.

There was a deal made for the purchase of this domain over two years ago, which has never been honored. The domain has stayed open an extra year, in order to give those using it, time enough to either honor their obligation, or move. Unfortunately, neither was done.

If you're looking for a great gaming community please visit:

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/frontpage/


Found that at www.consolegold.com.....

Any comment from the powers that be here? If he did what you guys said he did, I would have a lawyer on his ass, right now, after what he just wrote about you. That statement is going to hurt your image and business.


Just found that out myself. Ron and staff have been notified.
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« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2005, 10:54:41 PM »

I'm going to repost Ron's comment about it from OO:

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So rather than contact me, he snakes the domain, bolts the doors, and posts this horseshit. What an upstanding guy:

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Sincere apologies for any inconvenience over the past few days. Unfortunately, Console Gold has shut its doors.

There was a deal made for the purchase of this domain over two years ago, which has never been honored. The domain has stayed open an extra year, in order to give those using it, time enough to either honor their obligation, or move. Unfortunately, neither was done.

If you're looking for a great gaming community please visit:

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/frontpage/


Hard to honor a deal when one side doesn't communicate.
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« Reply #45 on: October 27, 2005, 10:56:00 PM »

holy shit, wow???  yup i just saw it too

and since i didnt before... nice work guys and glad to find ya!
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« Reply #46 on: October 27, 2005, 11:01:37 PM »

That sucks guys... good luck.

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« Reply #47 on: October 27, 2005, 11:12:26 PM »

Wow.  Unbelievable.  He continues to vie for Asshole of the Decade.

As Hetz indicated, I'd contact a lawyer if any statement on the filler page is false.
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« Reply #48 on: October 27, 2005, 11:13:28 PM »

If anything ever deserved a wtf, this is it.
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« Reply #49 on: October 27, 2005, 11:21:44 PM »

woohoo.  welcome back.
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« Reply #50 on: October 28, 2005, 01:46:58 AM »

The webpage at ConsoleGold.com has been updated:

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If you're looking for a great gaming community please visit any one of the following sites:

http://www.bluesnews.com/

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/frontpage/

http://www.wargamer.com/


-Autistic Angel
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« Reply #51 on: October 28, 2005, 01:49:18 AM »

Ron, you're getting dissed by the Man himself:

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=408841#408841
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« Reply #52 on: October 28, 2005, 02:01:07 AM »

:shock:  :shock:
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« Reply #53 on: October 28, 2005, 02:01:29 AM »

There isn't anything I can say that is going to make this any better.  I've stated my case, and it is the truth.  I stand behind my actions and that is about all I can do.   A lawsuit won't do any good - he has already struck at us in the only way he can.  The damage is already done.  

I've contacted a good portion of the companies I work with and they are supportive, regardless of the libelous nonsense on CG.
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« Reply #54 on: October 28, 2005, 02:16:17 AM »

I still don't understand why he never contacted the community at the demise of GG to begin with.A simple front page or forum announcment at the time would have saved a whole lot of shit.
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« Reply #55 on: October 28, 2005, 02:17:27 AM »

Looks to me like the BDU saw how successful the site was, and had second thoughts about the agreed upon price for the name.
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« Reply #56 on: October 28, 2005, 02:18:54 AM »

Pure dick move.
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« Reply #57 on: October 28, 2005, 02:40:17 AM »

Thanks for all you've done, Ron and crew. Here's to GT being a huge success!
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« Reply #58 on: October 28, 2005, 03:07:15 AM »

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The webpage at ConsoleGold.com has been updated:

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If you're looking for a great gaming community please visit any one of the following sites:

http://www.bluesnews.com/

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/frontpage/

http://www.wargamer.com/


-Autistic Angel


What, no www.bovineconspiracy.com?

Now I'm even more upset! slywink

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« Reply #59 on: October 28, 2005, 04:06:11 AM »

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The webpage at ConsoleGold.com has been updated:

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If you're looking for a great gaming community please visit any one of the following sites:

http://www.bluesnews.com/

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/frontpage/

http://www.wargamer.com/


-Autistic Angel


What, no www.bovineconspiracy.com?

Now I'm even more upset! slywink

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« Reply #60 on: October 28, 2005, 04:19:52 AM »

You know what? Let the Gold go, guys. It's not worth getting riled up about any more. The GT staff has rocked this transition out, and hopefully put any of the legal nonsense behind them. It's a new day, sky's the limit, yada yada yada - but there's truth to all of that. Gaming Trend is upon us, I know we'll all welcome it, and if we/they choose to, this change can be seen as the step that finally creates what the GT boys have wanted from the beginning, no strings attached. Not unless we keep them tied.

Good luck with Gaming Trend, guys. Own it. It's all yours, and we're here to take it in.
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« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2005, 04:50:56 AM »

Is that post on OO legit? Because if it is that guy is a lying sack of shit.
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« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2005, 04:56:46 AM »

Rich's post?  I'll cross post what I put there:

I'll gladly discuss.

First up - I don't doubt the legitimacy of this email, it does have the specific price we agreed on. I'm sure all of this is 'true', from Rich's point of view. Unfortunatately, this doesn't jive with the reality of the situation.

As I've said before, Rich and I agreed on a price and I agreed to pay him. However, he has left a great deal out of this email. Since he is airing the laundry, lets get it all out of the basket, k?

Roughly 18 months ago I negotiated with Rich (who appeared out of nowhere) to purchase the domain ConsoleGold.com. Certain expectations were set forth:
- Rich was to pay for the domain registrations
- Rich was to pay for the hosting for our site until the domain purchase balance was paid in full (or as it was stated "Until we get on our feet financially")
- The price agreed upon was based on further support by Gone Gold. We would work together to make all of this happen.
- Rich picked up a cell phone and gave me the number. "Call anytime Ron. Let's stay in touch."

So lets tackle these in order.
- Rich paying for domain hosting - didn't happen. Eldon paid for year one, I paid for year 2,3,4. I can get receipts and post them if you'd like.
- Rich paying for hosting: Stephen couldn't keep the server stable, so we had to leave. I'll give him the pass on this one, but I've paid the server costs for the last several years at $50.00 a month + the cost of shipping. Again, I have receipts. As for getting on our feet, we are still several thousand dollars in the hole financially. We have yet to turn a profit - CG, and now GT, are run out of my pocket entirely.
- Further support by GG - didn't happen in any shape or fashion whatsoever.
- Stay in touch. I've got registered letters, dozens of phone calls to two phones, and dozens of emails that have gone unanswered.

After all of that, what would you do? We started THINKING about moving months ago. We started PLANNING on moving about 2 weeks ago. Anything after that point is past the point of no return.

Did I call on the day he shafted the community? I called the number that I got off of Netsol when I noted that it had been updated. When the site went down I called Hostgator, my terrible terrible ex-host who is prone to falling over all the time. When they said that the NS servers had changed, I knew something was wrong. I called Netsol and was told that Rich had logged in and changed the NS. The gig was up at that point.

Did I intend to honor my end of the deal? You are damned right I did. Am I gonna send checks to somebody who won't pick up the phone (I guess his throat hurt for the last 18 months) or make an attempt to make a contact of any kind? No. I don't know if my checks are going to Rich or Juan Valdez. Since Registered mail didn't work, why should I think my check would arrive? At this point he is absolutely right...he has broken our contract and broken my trust. It really wouldn't have taken any effort from him to get this deal on track. Mary Jo could have called, he could have written, he could have done anything...but instead, he did what he has always done - nothing.
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« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2005, 04:07:55 PM »

www.consolegold.com now says:
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Sincere apologies for any inconvenience over the past few days. Console Gold is now Gaming Trend. You will find the entire CG staff and forums at:

http://www.gamingtrend.com

*Please be sure to update your bookmarks.

Also, be sure to visit any one of the following sites:

http://www.bluesnews.com/

http://www.octopusoverlords.com/frontpage/

http://www.wargamer.com/

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« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2005, 04:46:32 PM »

Explanation forthcoming.
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« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2005, 04:47:12 PM »

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Explanation forthcoming.

This should be a very interesting explanation.
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« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2005, 05:12:12 PM »

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Explanation forthcoming.

This should be a very interesting explanation.


Did yall finally get in touch with each other?
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« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2005, 06:29:43 PM »

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« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2005, 07:18:18 PM »

I'm glad you're still up -- whatever the name is!  smile
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