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« on: November 09, 2005, 03:46:32 PM »

Check out http://www.gonegold.com

DarkEl's post prompted me to look, and I was quite suprised at what I found there...
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2005, 04:03:11 PM »

I never harbored any sort of animosity for Rich.  I have been doing stuff 'online' with computers, since the days of the 1200 BPS modems.  Its just the way things go.

I was disappointed to see GG go. and then CG as well.  While I enjoy posting over at OO, I never have felt any sort of connection there.  Its nice, IMO, to finally see something from Rich.  Even if it is this late in the game.
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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2005, 04:12:59 PM »

Odd. Seems strange that he's reaching out to the community now.

I don't think I fit into any of the three groups he mentioned.I more along the line of "that's passed and let's move on" train of thought.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2005, 04:41:12 PM »

Personally I wish him all the best. GG gave me a lot of pleasure, and I read Roll Call a long time before joining the forums. He let us into his life in a time when not many did (nowadays I'm one of the few people who hasn't got his own blogg)
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2005, 05:05:49 PM »

I'm in the "just shut the fuck up and go away" camp.
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2005, 05:08:09 PM »

Out of the whole thing, I think this is the part I like the best:

"What is done, is done..."

Cause that about sums it up for me at this point.  

It is done.  He gave us (hopefully) the last chapter of a long book.  Some are happy with the ending, some are not.  Either way, as far as I'm concerned, three new books have started, and the GoneGold book is done.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2005, 05:29:46 PM »

I suppose I'm in the "hmmh" community. It is what it is, and that's that. I'm not really sure what he's driving after, here. Acceptance? Resolution? Understanding? It's been too long of a time for any of that. And things've moved on already.
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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2005, 05:31:02 PM »

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Odd. Seems strange that he's reaching out to the community now.

I don't think I fit into any of the three groups he mentioned.I more along the line of "that's passed and let's move on" train of thought.

Right there with you.
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« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2005, 05:44:38 PM »

Ok, who buried GoneGold in the Pet Semetary?
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« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2005, 05:47:37 PM »

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Ok, who buried GoneGold in the Pet Semetary?


/raises hand

Totally my bad.
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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2005, 07:09:14 PM »

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I'm in the "just shut the fuck up and go away" camp.


Ditto.

This would have never come out unless he dumped on CG like he did.
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2005, 07:41:01 PM »

I'm in the 'Sometimes They Come Back' Stephen King short story camp(slightly different perspective than Pet Semetary).
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« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2005, 07:52:02 PM »

damn my "save" button. Ah well, gets me closer to 1000 posts. biggrin
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2005, 07:55:13 PM »

I'm in the "Oh-dear-god-let-this-not-be-the-new-'Deliverance'-revival" camp.

GG is gone, and it's last trace, ConsoleGold, has become the new beast that Ron envisioned almost 3 years ago (since GG's PC side was already lapsed; its forums kept that site alive, the idea was that CG would eventually pick up the PC slack). GG had its own pulse, it really didn't address gaming in it's last 18 functional months.

I'm sure it wasn't meant to be this way, but sometimes the change is forced into a revolution, and sometimes we feed it time so that it may evolve naturally.

I, for one, am glad that Ron had the reigns on consolegold, and I'll be a GT'er for a LONG LONG time.
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2005, 08:34:23 PM »

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I'm in the "just shut the fuck up and go away" camp.


I have to say I am now in this camp.  It sucked when gg went away but then a year later to have a pissing contest with Ron over consolegold.com.  All that came from this pissing contest was disruption in my routine of checking my favorite sites.

I wish no ill will toward him but as the quote says...
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« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2005, 08:57:05 PM »

Meh, the guy was sick.  I'm willing to cut him some slack.

Could the whole thing have been handled better?  Sure, but oh well.  To my knowledge, the whole matter has caused no deaths.

Although yeah, the Consolegold thing was really fucking shitty.  THAT was handled pretty fucked up.  Good thing GT has people know how to plan ahead.
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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2005, 09:01:19 PM »

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I'm in the "just shut the fuck up and go away" camp.


I have to say I am now in this camp.  It sucked when gg went away but then a year later to have a pissing contest with Ron over consolegold.com.  All that came from this pissing contest was disruption in my routine of checking my favorite sites.

I wish no ill will toward him but as the quote says...


Not only am I in this camp, I actual have nothing but contempt for what he is trying to do on GG's old website now. It is a blatant appeal for pity, empathy, some strange, sad last grasp for attention and for everything to just think he's still just a misunderstood nice guy. Guess what Rich? Ain't working. We have nice people. They are here. They never once screwed with us. Go away now, and try not to fracture any more communities.
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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2005, 09:17:23 PM »

i just wish this would die.  everytime i get over it some crap like this pops up.  i'm in the camp of "why"?  give it a freakin rest why don't ya.  everyone who had some community involvement with this read all we needed to read a few weeks back when cg got zapped.  freakin' stop it!
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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2005, 09:19:25 PM »

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I'm in the "just shut the fuck up and go away" camp.


I have to say I am now in this camp.  It sucked when gg went away but then a year later to have a pissing contest with Ron over consolegold.com.  All that came from this pissing contest was disruption in my routine of checking my favorite sites.

I wish no ill will toward him but as the quote says...


Not only am I in this camp, I actual have nothing but contempt for what he is trying to do on GG's old website now. It is a blatant appeal for pity, empathy, some strange, sad last grasp for attention and for everything to just think he's still just a misunderstood nice guy. Guess what Rich? Ain't working. We have nice people. They are here. They never once screwed with us. Go away now, and try not to fracture any more communities.

Same.  I mean, after reading that I might sympathize with him more or whatnot, but hey, that's about a year late.  Couldn't he have Mary Jo or whomever get on and post somewhere about it?

It was great while it lasted, then nothing, then he screwed CG over, so eh, whatever really.
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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2005, 09:24:54 PM »

It does seem like an attempt to save face.

I just don't care at this point - I hold no ill will towards Rich, but I don't understand those who still place him on a pedestal after all this.
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« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2005, 09:57:54 PM »

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Meh, the guy was sick.  I'm willing to cut him some slack.

Could the whole thing have been handled better?  Sure, but oh well.  To my knowledge, the whole matter has caused no deaths.

Although yeah, the Consolegold thing was really fucking shitty.  THAT was handled pretty fucked up.  Good thing GT has people know how to plan ahead.


Pretty much sums my feelings up also.
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« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2005, 10:04:47 PM »

LOL, hilarious.
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« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2005, 10:52:58 PM »

As my mother always said - "If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all."

So trust me - I have nothing nice to say right now. I'll also follow the above statement and keep quiet.
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« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2005, 10:55:21 PM »

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I'm in the "just shut the fuck up and go away" camp.


I have to say I am now in this camp.  It sucked when gg went away but then a year later to have a pissing contest with Ron over consolegold.com.  All that came from this pissing contest was disruption in my routine of checking my favorite sites.

I wish no ill will toward him but as the quote says...


Not only am I in this camp, I actual have nothing but contempt for what he is trying to do on GG's old website now. It is a blatant appeal for pity, empathy, some strange, sad last grasp for attention and for everything to just think he's still just a misunderstood nice guy. Guess what Rich? Ain't working. We have nice people. They are here. They never once screwed with us. Go away now, and try not to fracture any more communities.




Your post is beyond hilarity and into some bizarro land of the blithely and maliciously oblivious. It made me smile today, thanks.
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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2005, 11:24:32 PM »

I fail to see the point of that screenshot.

And pictures which mess up the margins suck.
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« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2005, 11:26:35 PM »

I don't know what you're trying to get at Marcin.  But your logic for whatever the heck you're trying to say is obviously flawed.  And that post was, really, uncalled for and not very convincing in whatever you were trying to get across.

Are you trying to equate Rich's "last roll call" website writing at GG with Calvin's post count?  If so, I don't know why you would want to be bringing that up nor how it would make any sense to compare the two.  On one hand, you had a previous owner of a gaming website that had a large gaming community that all of a sudden just disappeared.  On the other, you're pointing out how a community member of a forum has posted a lot?  What are you getting at?

I also don't get why you bolded what you did.  Why did you?  I don't understand . . .

Why don't you try to think a little before posting what you did.
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« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2005, 11:57:42 PM »

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« Reply #27 on: November 10, 2005, 12:21:27 AM »

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I also don't get why you bolded what you did.  Why did you?  I don't understand . . .

Why don't you try to think a little before posting what you did.



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« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2005, 12:28:01 AM »

Haha!   :lol:  It's undebatable - I have no rebuttle!
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« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2005, 12:40:04 AM »

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I also don't get why you bolded what you did.  Why did you?  I don't understand . . .

Why don't you try to think a little before posting what you did.



Don't try to argue with this new form of debate.  It's unarguable!


LOL! :lol:
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« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2005, 12:44:32 AM »

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I fail to see the point of that screenshot.

And pictures which mess up the margins suck.


Marcin, if this is the same person that I think it is, was apart of the ZenGamer (Rage/Calvin/Cenk's) website.

http://zengamer.com/team.php?PHPSESSID=449cca390c59a1a4d2477d30b121fb8b

There is still some bad blood between them, I believe, over what went down over there and the demise of that site....
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« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2005, 12:48:13 AM »

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And pictures which mess up the margins suck.


Sorry, fixed that.

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But your logic for whatever the heck you're trying to say is obviously flawed.


Logic? I thought this was the shit-slinging thread. My bad. But if you want some logic ....

Quote from: "depward"
you had a previous owner of a gaming website that had a large gaming community that all of a sudden just disappeared


Ding ding ding, we have a winner. Er, if you rewrite it to be 2 communities rather than just one.

It really isn't worth dragging in here though, and I do apologize. It was a bit of a heat of the moment thing.
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« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2005, 12:52:51 AM »

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Quote from: "unbreakable"

And pictures which mess up the margins suck.


Sorry, fixed that.

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But your logic for whatever the heck you're trying to say is obviously flawed.


Logic? I thought this was the shit-slinging thread. My bad. But if you want some logic ....

Quote from: "depward"
you had a previous owner of a gaming website that had a large gaming community that all of a sudden just disappeared


Ding ding ding, we have a winner. Er, if you rewrite it to be 2 communities rather than just one.

It really isn't worth dragging in here though, and I do apologize. It was a bit of a heat of the moment thing.


I am not going to argue with you, about this, here, but please do not come in here and post one side of an argument on someone elses thread in someone elses house specifically to libel me, or if you believe what you say to be true, then just to fuck with me. I sent you a polite private message asking you to bring your greivances to me in private if you so desire. Please do not disrespect the other users of this site and the people that run it by bringing our business (that I thought finished 2 years ago), in here as well.
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« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2005, 12:56:12 AM »

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Haha!   :lol:  It's undebatable - I have no rebuttle!


heh - reminds me of some conversations i used to have with my last boss. We used to try and come up with the ultimate argument ending statement (i.e. one which defuses any rebuttal)

Our top two picks were

"Look ..I'm just saying"

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"Yeah... But still."

Try em out next time you're trying to debate a point with a co-worker. You might have to repeat them a few times before it sinks in that there's no counter-measure against these two.

Good times.
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« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2005, 01:06:17 AM »

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"Yeah... But still."


Classic!
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« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2005, 01:07:30 AM »

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I fail to see the point of that screenshot.

And pictures which mess up the margins suck.


Marcin, if this is the same person that I think it is, was apart of the ZenGamer (Rage/Calvin/Cenk's) website.

http://zengamer.com/team.php?PHPSESSID=449cca390c59a1a4d2477d30b121fb8b

There is still some bad blood between them, I believe, over what went down over there and the demise of that site....


And from that link, I know why you post with the name "Hetz"!  You learn something every day!!
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« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2005, 01:23:58 AM »

Whoa!  It's the HETZLEEER!  The HETZ-A-ROONEY!

Didn't know that either.  Mrs. Rennie, my 2nd grade teacher, told me that indeed everyone learned something new everyday.  I do learn something everyday!  THANKS MRS. RENNIE!

(side note - I exposed myself in that classroom once.  Long story.  But many people learned something that day.  About me.  About Zeus (the name of it).)
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« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2005, 01:57:38 AM »

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I also don't get why you bolded what you did.  Why did you?  I don't understand . . .

Why don't you try to think a little before posting what you did.



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« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2005, 02:33:55 AM »

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« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2005, 04:41:36 PM »

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Meh, the guy was sick.  I'm willing to cut him some slack.

Could the whole thing have been handled better?  Sure, but oh well.  To my knowledge, the whole matter has caused no deaths.

Although yeah, the Consolegold thing was really fucking shitty.  THAT was handled pretty fucked up.  Good thing GT has people know how to plan ahead.


Thats where I stand. Sad for him, he gave us a great site, and brought us togehter... could have been handled better... and Im glad we have closure. Lets get back to gaming and nudity.


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