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15521  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / EVERYONE READ PLEASE on: October 12, 2004, 02:59:40 AM
Its a new shirt.  We try it on and see if we like the fit.  Like many new shirts, it fits great at the store and you hope you still like it in the morning.  Lets see how the media shirt fits in the morning...
15522  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / EVERYONE READ PLEASE on: October 12, 2004, 02:57:36 AM
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hardware section.
Done
15523  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / EVERYONE READ PLEASE on: October 12, 2004, 02:33:38 AM
What do you guys think of this....now this is just a brainstorm so this isn't well thought out or in any way condoned or green-lit.  

What if we hosted the GG forums as an archive?  We lock that shite software down and just make it a searchable archive so the data isn't lost.  If somebody has a wild hair they could move the data, but it'd be accessable if we could get ahold of the data.

Here is the hitch.  Its 30GB.  We'd need someplace to host it and $$ to pay the cost for access.  If those are donated, its free.  If not, we'll have to beat the support drum.  I'm listening....
15524  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / EVERYONE READ PLEASE on: October 12, 2004, 02:02:22 AM
Ok, now that I've had a few hours to think about this.  There are some things I want to say, and some things I want to ask.

Things I want to say:
1.) Thanks to everyone for respecting the rules. (well, except for the jacktards, but I've dispatched them easily enough)  We really have had a very quiet moderation scene until recently...

2.) Console Gold is Console Gold.  That means that we aren't going to rip up the floorboards and become something we are not.  We'll open new forums, we'll make concessions, we'll expand.  We will bring on new staff and cover PC gaming with PC reviews, PC news, with seperated PC forums and adapt to the needs of the community, but at the end of the day, we are still Console Gold.

3.) Moderation, Moderators, And Everything in Moderation:  There have been a deluge of emails that have gone unanswered in my email box about bringing in Gone Gold moderators to run things at CG.  I assure you that every mod at CG is hand-picked by my senior staff and this would include any ex-GG mods.  There won't be an open blanket shift from one to the other though.  You've probably also noticed that I'm a more no-nonsense moderator.  I'm of very low tolerance for things like pictures of Tubgirl or Goatse, so expect a permanent vacation on your first offense for things like that.  I'll be stern, but fair.  


Things I want to ask:
1.) What do you want out of Console Gold?  What can we do to faciliate you? (within reason)

2.) What do you want resserected out of Gone Gold?  What worked?  What didn't?

3.) Can I count on your support with the ads?  I don't have a lot but they support the site. (and the massive increase in traffic)

4.) If we invest a ton of time, will everyone up and leave?  There was a mass influx of people and with splinter forums opening up there are a lot of ways out.  I'm loathe to invest my staff's time to build this place into what you want if everyone will say thank you and leave.  I'm not looking for a membership oath, but some of my staff are getting a vibe that folks might be about to jump ship off CG again.


Here are the plans for the short, medium/long term:

Short Term:
By the time you read this, I'll have set up (or will be in the process of doing so) the forums into a more PC friendly environment.  This is to meet the needs of our new PC friends.  I will have also setup a few new forums that will give you a familiar feeling as well.  We will begin reviewing PC titles in the forums and making infrastructure changes to facilitate PC reviews, previews, interviews, and so forth which leads into the medium and long term plans.

Medium Term/Long Term:
We will setup a system by which you can filter the news.  You will be able to flush out any console related or pc related news based on some simple selections to make your news reading an easier to digest format.  We will also have begun work on reviving the PC Gold Guide but in a fashion similar to what we do at Console Gold.  While there is no way it would ever be as inclusive (PC games go HOW far back?!) we will be working towards that lofty goal.  Community support will be paramount here and we will try to facilitate this by making a system whereby you can enter in submissions to make our guide more complete.  

Given the information contained in the recent post from RPGHero from Rich's brother, it seems like the waiting has come to an end.  I'll move forward with this until I hear otherwise.  It seems like what is best for the community.  Please drop your comments in here.  Thank you.
15525  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I'm sorry on: October 11, 2004, 09:11:40 PM
Whoa whoa whoa.  Hold on on this until I can confirm it please.

Edit.  bplotkin....You LITTLE Fucker....you are banned twice over.  You just fucked with the wrong bull.
15526  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / [PC-PR] Men of Valor™ for PC Goes Gold! on: October 11, 2004, 07:07:55 PM
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 11, 2004) – Vivendi Universal Games and 2015 Inc. announced today that the PC version of their upcoming first-person action game Men of Valor has gone gold and will ship to retail stores in the United States on October 26th.  The game will be released on the Xbox video game system from Microsoft on October 19th.  A Macintosh operating system version will be published by Aspyr Media, Inc.

A multi-player demo and more information about Men of Valor can be found on the official website at http://www.menofvalorgame.com/.

Men of Valor is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015 (developers of the award-winning Medal of Honor: Allied Assault), the game immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era.

Men of Valor follows an African-American Marine through the early stages of the conflict in Vietnam to the Tet Offensive. Touching on the some of the most familiar scenes of the war as they exist in the popular imagination, the player guides his group of fellow soldiers through the hardship and confusion of the battlefield, bonding with them as they do their duty for their country with the heroism and valor typical of the American soldier, but unsung during the turbulent times.
15527  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So what monthly fee would you pay for the GoneGold Forums? on: October 11, 2004, 06:01:40 PM
I'd pay exactly what I do...my hosting fees to keep the place open.  If I run into trouble I'll ask for donations, but subscriptions just to read and post?  Never happen...
15528  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Ouch....Got this in my inbox this morning on: October 11, 2004, 01:42:42 PM
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As we move at a quick pace to augment our existing internal network with high speed internet connections, content filtering has become a hot topic again.  Over the past week, we have been using a passive content filter system to log how our associates use the Internet / World Wide Web in their normal day to day business lives.  Needless to say, the results were disappointing.
 
Effective immediately, this content filtering system has been activated to block inappropriate content.  Our goal is to have a safe, harmonious and professional work environment where there are minimal distractions from work.  As friendly a place as this is and we want it to continue to be, it is also expected that our associates will exhibit high standards of professional conduct.  This decision will help us in that regard.
 
Also, if you need more information about Internet access and electronic communications, please consult section 8.3 of the Cable One Associate Handbook.
 
If you have any other questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to send me an email or give me a call.  Thanks.


Thankfully its aimed at everyone, but yowza!
15529  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Console and PC game topics on: October 11, 2004, 12:43:55 PM
And we won't be the idiot host who doesn't even offer you a drink.  Give me an hour or two to get to work and settle into unproductivity and I'll announce my plans.  retard (love that smiley!)
15530  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Console and PC game topics on: October 11, 2004, 12:18:01 PM
Expect a formal announcement on this today.
15531  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Drudge is reporting that Christopher Reeve is dead on: October 11, 2004, 04:55:24 AM
Ahh Drudge...don't let good taste and reporting backed by facts get in the way of a story.
15532  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Reporting in on: October 11, 2004, 03:39:50 AM
Pictures of Tubgirl....not kosher.
15533  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 11, 2004, 03:18:02 AM
Forgive me....seeing tubgirl has made me slightly retarded.   retard
15534  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 11, 2004, 03:11:09 AM
Credit go to Mike from FoolishStudios on the quick work.
15535  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Reporting in on: October 11, 2004, 03:09:08 AM
Caligula!  Welcome.  You have earned yourself a vacation.  Email me in a week and we can talk.
15536  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else having problems with Gone Gold? (Pt. 2) on: October 11, 2004, 03:07:24 AM
Welcome Bill.  I think we all knew that you would let us know if you knew anything, but thanks for coming in here and making it plain.
15537  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Dark Forum Option Beta is up! on: October 11, 2004, 03:05:39 AM
Hit your profile and select subBlack.  It isn't classic GG, but that was intentional.  This is beta and some stuff hasn't be implemented.  Drop your feedback in here and be honest but constructive please.
15538  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Question about posting pictures of models. on: October 11, 2004, 03:04:29 AM
Key thing being 'tasteful'.  We are in uncharted water here...so we'll flag as we go.
15539  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 11, 2004, 01:40:54 AM
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Hell, someone could always grab the domain next year and establish the forums again when it expires next year...better some of us than a big site (gamespy, ign, etc) grabbing it for the name recoqnization and saved favorite listings.
I won't let that happen.  I'm sure others would join me in making sure that didn't happen as well.
15540  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / SOE and Lucas Arts might be getting a divorce on: October 11, 2004, 01:39:08 AM
Would be the best thing for em in my opinion.
15541  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 11, 2004, 01:24:40 AM
Nobody is holding anyone here.  If you want to go to QuarterToThree, feel free.  I wouldn't expect them to change anything to fit what you want though.
15542  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Sell me on another browser than IE on: October 11, 2004, 01:10:25 AM
Lets queue Tim in 3..2..1...
15543  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WoW...Is it a explorers paradise? on: October 11, 2004, 12:22:00 AM
Man....I've always been blown away every time I hit a new area. The first time I went to the dwarf areas and saw the giant carvings in the valleys I was floored.  The first flight over the the Burning Steppes make me look forward to being high enough level to hunt there.  WoW is a GREAT game for exploring. smile
15544  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The official woman of Console Gold [56k] on: October 11, 2004, 12:06:05 AM
That'd be Shannon Elizabeth.  And yes....she is quite hot.  PIE!

15545  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The official woman of Console Gold [56k] on: October 10, 2004, 11:49:08 PM
Hot damn....BAM!

I'll toss this in the ring though...a little doubleshot.  I'm with Jay and Silent Bob on this one...

15546  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Creating a GG alternative forum on: October 10, 2004, 11:39:15 PM
The R&P is under consideration.  Everything else is a go.
15547  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The official woman of Console Gold [56k] on: October 10, 2004, 10:31:20 PM


You got a perty mouth...
15548  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else having problems with Gone Gold? (Pt. 2) on: October 10, 2004, 09:53:38 PM
Well, I have to weight the amount of time the moderators will have to spend on that forum.  It soaks up 10x more time to moderate than any other one as religion and politics tend to bring out the absolute worst in people at times...
15549  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Have to say this feels like GG forums to me... on: October 10, 2004, 09:52:16 PM
You have no idea how much that means to me.  Even if this is only temporary, that means a lot.  Thank you.
15550  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 10, 2004, 05:44:11 PM
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Though "Console Gold" would no longer be appropiate, would it?
Well, Dictionary.com defines a console as "The operator's station of a mainframe" so I don't know that its too out of the ordinary.  I don't think we'll be re-inventing the wheel on that subject.

Besides, the developers and publishers I deal with have long since known that we cover PC stuff here in the forums.  This would just be an expansion on that.
15551  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / is Knightshade Dragon.............. on: October 10, 2004, 05:38:04 PM
Yes sir, I am that same Ultima Dragon.  UDIC #13.  For a bit more history, I was the first Seer and Counselor of Ultima Online and was one of the original alpha testers of UO.  Man....that brings back some memories for me too!

smile
15552  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 10, 2004, 03:54:49 PM
*nods*  I've been looking to automate that process into our database system for a long long time as well Blackhawk.  If this goes long term, your job could become a lot easier.
15553  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 10, 2004, 03:42:43 PM
Thanks for doing that Jeff, it is appreciated!

(Cross posted for ease of use)

Not to worry folks, the landscape will change and there will be a place for PC discussions and a place for console discussions.  There are plans to ADD PC, not to let PC take over.  I'll let a few cats out of the bag, all of which are based on GG not coming back of course:

1.) Expand the forums into pretty much what GG had and seperate consoles and PC.  We need to evaluate some forums like R&P (it seems religion was the big offender for most people...maybe we trial run without religion?)
2.) Expand our backend database to encompass PC. (Have you guys looked at OUR Gold Guide?)  Take a sample: http://www.consolegold.com/GameInfo/game/1352.html
3.) (still in the thought bubble stage, need to discuss with Eldon) Work on filtering system to filter news for PC or the various consoles
4.) Hire staff to cover PC gaming news in a way it hasn't been covered on the front page of GG for a long long time.
5.) Restart PC reviews
6.) Restart PC previews

If we do that, we'll have a lot of work ahead of us, but I think it'll pay off in the long run.
15554  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else having problems with Gone Gold? (Pt. 2) on: October 10, 2004, 03:40:11 PM
(Cross-posted for ease of use)

Not to worry folks, the landscape will change and there will be a place for PC discussions and a place for console discussions.  There are plans to ADD PC, not to let PC take over.  I'll let a few cats out of the bag, all of which are based on GG not coming back of course:

1.) Expand the forums into pretty much what GG had and seperate PC and consoles.  We need to evaluate some forums like R&P (it seems religion was the big offender for most people...maybe we trial run without religion?)
2.) Expand our backend database to encompass PC. (Have you guys looked at OUR Gold Guide?)  Take a sample: http://www.consolegold.com/GameInfo/game/1352.html
3.) (still in the thought bubble stage, need to discuss with Eldon) Work on filtering system to filter news for PC or the various consoles
4.) Hire staff to cover PC gaming news in a way it hasn't been covered on the front page of GG for a long long time.
5.) Restart PC reviews
6.) Restart PC previews

If we do that, we'll have a lot of work ahead of us, but I think it'll pay off in the long run.
15555  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Establishing New Gone Gold forums on: October 10, 2004, 03:37:13 PM
Not to worry folks, the landscape will change and there will be a place for PC discussions and a place for console discussions.  There are plans to ADD PC, not to let PC take over.  I'll let a few cats out of the bag, all of which are based on GG not coming back of course:

1.) Expand the forums into pretty much what GG had, and seperate PC and console.  We need to evaluate some forums like R&P (it seems religion was the big offender for most people...maybe we trial run without religion?)
2.) Expand our backend database to encompass PC. (Have you guys looked at OUR Gold Guide?)  Take a sample: http://www.consolegold.com/GameInfo/game/1352.html
3.) (still in the thought bubble stage, need to discuss with Eldon) Work on filtering system to filter news for PC or the various consoles
4.) Hire staff to cover PC gaming news in a way it hasn't been covered on the front page of GG for a long long time.
5.) Restart PC reviews
6.) Restart PC previews

If we do that, we'll have a lot of work ahead of us, but I think it'll pay off in the long run.
15556  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gone Gold Update on: October 10, 2004, 03:20:08 PM
bplotkin,

I've removed the personal information posted here.  While it is considered distasteful to post somebody's information openly on the internet, no matter how easy it is to obtain, somebody did request it.  In the future, please make use of our private message system to send personal information.

Thank you,
15557  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Counter-Strike? on: October 10, 2004, 07:02:46 AM
Hmmm....so what you are saying is "Don't wait Ron, download it..join us in the fragging", right?
15558  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [Weekend Time Waster] - Who's the fastest of them all? on: October 10, 2004, 06:14:14 AM
Man, I'm hitting 84 words per minute at 96% but I'm not spending an hour at this. slywink  

15559  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else having problems with Gone Gold? (Pt. 2) on: October 10, 2004, 05:25:10 AM
This is my favorite ->  retard
15560  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The official woman of Console Gold [56k] on: October 10, 2004, 05:23:02 AM
paranoid



Meee likey!

 drool
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