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« on: October 11, 2004, 03:30:47 PM »

Gone Gold has seen some classic moments  from the front page with Rich and Bill's roll calls, to the forum with Mr. Fed, YK, MSD, Eco-Logic, Crab Legs and the Black Panthers. So the topic is, what was your favorite GG moment?


Mine has to be the Black Panther post by Drazzil. I don't know what it is about that guy but he always cracks me up.

I also loved hearing Rich talk about the new games he would play and  his overall enthusiasm for gaming really rubbed off on me and reminded me why games are so great sometimes. Two years ago it seemed like Rich lived for the UPS and FED-ex truck dropping new games off for him, I hope he still has that in his life.
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2004, 03:34:42 PM »

Shoot there are soo many good things, I almost forgot about when DBT posted his memoirs. That was some good reading.  biggrin  Tongue  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2004, 03:35:51 PM »

Metalhed's worst day

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2004, 03:38:40 PM »

Kriminal Sopina is the absolute classic post.

Metalhed's "Worst Day Ever" is a very close second.
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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2004, 03:39:15 PM »

Just off the top of my head, there was a special Christmas for the Blackhawk family that showed the generousity of the GG forum.

On a different note, I'm always entertained and impressed by people's imaginations and how it is brought to life by Photoshop.  I never thought in my wildest dreams that a picture of some folks in a bed being serenaded by a guy in a banjo could turn out that way... :shock:  :shock:  :shock:
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2004, 03:46:07 PM »

The government warning sign was one of the funniest things I've ever read in a forum. And of course the Kate Botello thread.

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2004, 03:46:33 PM »

For me it was The-Meal and MHS meeting and getting married right before our eyes.  That was a happy time for me and one that I remember of being part of a great community that is GoneGold.
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2004, 03:47:41 PM »

"Is Smoove_B a woman?"

There was no greater moment.
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2004, 03:49:43 PM »

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"Is Smoove_B a woman?"

There was no greater moment.


Yes there was, and it was being present for the "Kate Botello - Hot or Not?" firefight between Simon and rrmorton. Genius doesn't do it justice. biggrin
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2004, 03:50:19 PM »

Yeah. That's great.

What about the thread with our captions for the Government emergency response pictures?
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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2004, 03:51:31 PM »

Ass Banjo
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« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2004, 03:53:57 PM »

WhitePride is memorable for me, simply because he was the worst poster ever to appear on GG. That's saying a lot too.
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2004, 03:55:29 PM »

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WhitePride is memorable for me, simply because he was the worst poster ever to appear on GG. That's saying a lot too.


No, that would have to be U2K. WhitePride is close, no argument, but that tool U2K has to take the cake for Worst Poster Ever. Every thread he'd start would turn into a genius case of collective GG Owning about two posts in, and he'd sit there all non-chalant thinking we were actually talking with him. biggrin
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2004, 03:58:47 PM »

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WhitePride is memorable for me, simply because he was the worst poster ever to appear on GG. That's saying a lot too.


Wasn't Whitepride just another login for Kahless and Bplotkin?  That was implied in the "who is Kahless anyway?" thread.  I never experienced that person directly until this weekend, but hated it the instant it reared its head here.
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2004, 04:03:05 PM »

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For me it was The-Meal and MHS meeting and getting married right before our eyes.  That was a happy time for me and one that I remember of being part of a great community that is GoneGold.


Yeah, that was a good one for me, too.  :wink:

Among my first thoughts after contemplating GG's possible demise was, "Well, I got a LOT more out of that site than anyone could ever reasonably expect."

There are simply too many awesome threads to list... definitely many times when I'd be sitting at my desk laughing (to the bewilderment of my co-workers), and a few where I got choked up reading about the things going on in people's lives.

Thanks again to KD and the CG staff for their gracious hospitality.
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2004, 04:04:52 PM »

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Ass Banjo


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« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2004, 04:06:07 PM »

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WhitePride is memorable for me, simply because he was the worst poster ever to appear on GG. That's saying a lot too.


No, that would have to be U2K. WhitePride is close, no argument, but that tool U2K has to take the cake for Worst Poster Ever. Every thread he'd start would turn into a genius case of collective GG Owning about two posts in, and he'd sit there all non-chalant thinking we were actually talking with him. biggrin


I disagree. You can't hate on U2K. Whitepride by FAR is the worst poster.
Whitepride never had 6 forum members quoting him.  U2K was so unintentionally funny you couldn't possibly take him seriously.  I mean come on... "U2K Gold chain."..."I have 8 kittens, and I carry one wherever I go."  

My favorite GG Moment was that one week when U2K had his "Hi I'm a newbie" thread, The Red Man was introduced, and we had that "Where is Lord Ebonstone?" thread ALL AT THE SAME TIME.

Oh, and all I have to say is this:

"ARE SCI-FI GAMES NOW DEFUNCT?"
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« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2004, 04:11:52 PM »

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The government warning sign was one of the funniest things I've ever read in a forum.


I saved a few of them...


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« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2004, 04:12:22 PM »

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Just off the top of my head, there was a special Christmas for the Blackhawk family that showed the generousity of the GG forum.

On a different note, I'm always entertained and impressed by people's imaginations and how it is brought to life by Photoshop.  I never thought in my wildest dreams that a picture of some folks in a bed being serenaded by a guy in a banjo could turn out that way... :shock:  :shock:  :shock:


I agree.  How could I choose any other moment.

As to the ass-banjo - the photoshoppers are alive and well, and it is only a matter of time before the Console Gold version shows up.  The AssBox, perhaps?  The P-Ass-2?  The AssCube?  GameAss Advanced?
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« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2004, 04:14:22 PM »

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Just off the top of my head, there was a special Christmas for the Blackhawk family that showed the generousity of the GG forum.

On a different note, I'm always entertained and impressed by people's imaginations and how it is brought to life by Photoshop.  I never thought in my wildest dreams that a picture of some folks in a bed being serenaded by a guy in a banjo could turn out that way... :shock:  :shock:  :shock:


I agree.  How could I choose any other moment.

As to the ass-banjo - the photoshoppers are alive and well, and it is only a matter of time before the Console Gold version shows up.  The AssBox, perhaps?  The P-Ass-2?  The AssCube?  GameAss Advanced?


Umm, those sound like porn movies.  Sick, twisted, porn-for-gamers movies!
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« Reply #20 on: October 11, 2004, 04:24:37 PM »

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As to the ass-banjo - the photoshoppers are alive and well, and it is only a matter of time before the Console Gold version shows up.  The AssBox, perhaps?  The P-Ass-2?  The AssCube?  GameAss Advanced?


GAH!!! Don't give them any ideas, Blackhawk!

Although there are many cassics, i.e. Ass-banjo, Kriminal Sopena, etc. the one that stands out as a recent classic is U2K's letter to the lady who had written a book about Tupac's death.

overall U2k added a lot of...comic relief to the board.  I always enjoyed when he attempted to inject his views into R&P threads.  I'm still trying to understand how someone who believes in God, Jesus and the Bible does not consider himself a Christian...go figure.
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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2004, 04:26:30 PM »

I quite enjoyed seeing morton eat a sponge.
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2004, 04:39:34 PM »

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The government warning sign was one of the funniest things I've ever read in a forum. And of course the Kate Botello thread.
Ditto.  Anyone still have the link to the original government site with those pics?
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2004, 04:44:28 PM »

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The government warning sign was one of the funniest things I've ever read in a forum. And of course the Kate Botello thread.
Ditto.  Anyone still have the link to the original government site with those pics?


http://www.ready.gov/

(todays threat level is "elevated")

And soon on the site, a section for kids!
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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2004, 04:49:20 PM »

Ah U2K... how we miss thee.

I always enjoyed the curved sword thread.
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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2004, 04:52:00 PM »

One of my favorite memories was someone who posted a thread entitled "Bathroom Behavior (is this odd?)".  He talked about using the urinals, and flushing them before he was finished, then trying to race to beat the flush to finish.  Then a bunch of other people posted in the thread that they did that too.  And I thought it was just some weird, maladjusted behavior that I engaged in every once in a while.

That was the moment I truly realized that I am indeed a member of a Brotherhood of Man here on this planet  :lol:
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« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2004, 04:52:33 PM »

Thanks.  One of my favorite posts by me was from that thread...


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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2004, 04:54:28 PM »

Oh dear; there are definitely way too many to list.  Here are some, in no particular order:

-Having the joy of carting a whole carload of lovin' from the collective GG hive on over to Blackhawk's place one holiday season
-Seeing Neal and Shannon not only meet, but carry out their proposal on GG
-GGNFL (even though I tend to get my ass handed to me by Week 12)
-The Kriminal Sopina
-The endless nights of UT with GGers (ditot that with Dungeon Siege, Kohan, and a bazillion other games)
-Rich's Roll Calls (just about all of them)
-Bill's Night Calls (ditto)
-The GGFE (which will likely be just as strong here)
-Thought-provoking discussion--for the most part--on just about anything
-Forum search results that rival Google's in usefulness
-At least a dozen more that I'm forgetting[/list][/list]
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« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2004, 04:55:56 PM »

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One of my favorite memories was someone who posted a thread entitled "Bathroom Behavior (is this odd?)".  He talked about using the urinals, and flushing them before he was finished, then trying to race to beat the flush to finish.  Then a bunch of other people posted in the thread that they did that too.  And I thought it was just some weird, maladjusted behavior that I engaged in every once in a while.

That was the moment I truly realized that I am indeed a member of a Brotherhood of Man here on this planet  :lol:


I am grateful that I could, in my own small way, bring the community closer together.  smile
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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2004, 05:05:36 PM »

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No, that would have to be U2K.


 I thought he was someones brilliant character sketch, it was played so well.
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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2004, 05:06:34 PM »

Man, so many. A few I haven't seen mentioned:

1. The great mod walk-out (crazy time)
2. SkirtMan's collective PWNING of GG. That was hilarious.
3. The great Morrowind post flood.
4. The dreaded R&P forum split.

But most of all it was the day-to-day experience of being able to go somewhere and engage in some feisty political debate, get real gamers' opinions on a new game, talk about Chick-Fil-a, find a great deal, and maybe make a game trade, all in one visit. I can't count the number of times I laughed my ass off at those crazy posts, or how many times my visits to GG helped me get through a particularly rough day at work.

If I needed advice on anything, I could count on GG. If I needed information on anything, I could count on GG. If I needed a game recommendation, I could count on GG. It was my one-stop shop for almost everything, and I really do miss it like I've never missed a webpage before.
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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2004, 05:07:39 PM »

As others have said - this is a tough call.

Most of my fondest memories are from back in the days before the Great Schism of 2004.  When I awoke one morning to find that someone was honestly contemplating at FOUR IN THE MORNING whether or not Smoove_B was really a woman, my life was made complete.

Trent Steel's infamous "money shot".

Metalhed's worst day.

My feminine side says to mention when Neal posted the vows that he gave to his new bride and daughter.

Neal's bride at one point acknowledge that I would be the GGer for her based on my rapist (that's a joke people smile) wit.  Long before Neal of course.  smile

Having Guido_TKP sitting in my basement taking my money, and insulting me while doing it.

Our communal fear of octopi.

The list goes on.
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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2004, 05:08:43 PM »

Ass Banjo is my favorite thread of all time.

There was one Pwned thread that went on forever that was hilarious.

Then there was the Yankees Pwned thread.  I wish I could remember the poster's name, but it was a simple 'Oh My' and a photo of some weird asian gameshow craziness going on.  It still makes me laugh out loud.

GG <though I'm not sticking a fork in it> really taught me a lot about myself and how I perceive others.

In the case of BCR's suicide, it really helped me come to grips with many things in my life.

Also, Gerber has come to be very dear to me as someone I enjoy chatting with and sharing my ups and downs and Joys in Christ.

The benefits of GG, if it's gone, have been enormous in my life.

And I still love Rich LaPorte.
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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2004, 05:12:09 PM »

Oh, and I almost forgot my record-breaking post.  One post, six hours, ten thousand words on the scientific basis of magic.
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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2004, 05:24:07 PM »

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Oh, and I almost forgot my record-breaking post.  One post, six hours, ten thousand words on the scientific basis of magic.


:o  And I missed this?  Tell me, o archiver of all things neat, that you have it somewhere!  We could use a CG 'scientific basis of magic' thread right about now...
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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2004, 05:31:15 PM »

For me, the big moments have been the get togethers.  I've had trips to New York and Washington D.C. made a hundred times better because of all of the super cool GGers I met in each location.  Painting the town with Dr. and Mz. Darm (if you miss a chance to do Manhattan with Todd and Janice, you're just dumb), having lunch with the insanely cool R.R. Morton, breaking bread and gaming with the likes of Siljanus, FreezerTPF, Eightball, Triggercut, and a few more cool guys who's log in names I'm spacing right now.  Not to mention the LA get togethers that I have attended.  Getting oragami lessons from Lyno was very kewl.

My insane trek to RunningMn9's cave is probably at the top of the list, just because it was such a pain to get out there from Manhattan, but it turned out to be totally worth it (including the near $100 cab ride to get back to the City, in the snow, operated by two old timers who should have been named Rosencratz and Guildenstern! ;-) )  I'm still bitter that Trent took Run's lunch money from me, though.  That was the experience that showed me that there simply isn't enough time and the world is too damn big, because I met a group of guys that I'm pretty sure I would be *very* good friends with if only we were in closer proximity to one another.  As it stands, I consider Brian, Laurence, and Mike to be very good friends I simply haven't had the opportunity to spend a lot of time with.

What I also loved about Gone Gold is how I could always amaze friends with what an amazing data point the site was.  For any topic.  Frequently when something comes up that I'm curious about, I'll tell my friends I need to consult the "Geek Counsel."  I've always been stunned by the amount of good information I could obtain just by throwing a question into the ether on the Gone Gold boards.  That is just amazingly cool.

I will always have fond memories of the GG Boards if they are, in fact, truly gone.  GG was an outlet for me at probably the lowest point in my life.  It kept me engaged with the universe in a way that I desperately needed.  Life has moved on and I feel like I'm pretty much "all better" now (or, at least, as good as *I* get), but GG was there for me at a time in my life when I needed it.  Very happy to see so many familiar faces here at CG and very grateful that the fine folks here have seen fit to accomodate so many refugees.
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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2004, 05:32:28 PM »

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And this is why you'll be one of the great guys of all time in my book, Zaxxon.  To see the pictures of Blackhawk that Christmas was one of the most wonderful heartwarming stories I have to tell.  And reason number 1 why I stick around even though I'm one of the "out"  :wink:  crowd
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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2004, 05:32:31 PM »

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As to the ass-banjo - the photoshoppers are alive and well, and it is only a matter of time before the Console Gold version shows up.  The AssBox, perhaps?  The P-Ass-2?  The AssCube?  GameAss Advanced?


GAH!!! Don't give them any ideas, Blackhawk!

*head explodes*

To answer the question, my faves by far were the Ass-Banjo thread and the Ready.gov one. I've never laughed harder than I did while looking at those images.
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« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2004, 05:32:51 PM »

My favorite moment was probably what drew me to the forums in the first place - Rich LaPorte's write-up about Deus Ex in his rollcall.  Even though I didn't find the game to be that great after purchasing it, I don't think I've ever gotten so excited about a game after just reading about it from some random person.

A couple of others:

-I posted a thread on my 21st birthday asking for drinking recommendations and promptly got a zillion, it was fantastic.

-The UT threads in the multiplayer forum.  We OWNED that place Tongue

-The people I've met through GG.  The FANTASTIC people I know on a personal level can all be attributed to GG.
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« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2004, 05:38:37 PM »

Even tho I found out after GG went down I think the banning of DS.
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