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2001  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / EVERYONE READ PLEASE on: October 12, 2004, 03:17:09 AM
I like your ideas DarkEl. That'll definitely convince me to change my bookmark from the forum to the site itself biggrin

I am aware that creating forums is very easy (I have experience administering a PHPBB board), so I didn't feel bad if you should do a frankenstein-izing GG and CG into one forum. Reinstating the GG mods to their respective forums to make it feel like home would be cool! biggrin Nah, it's completely up to you.

After reading Stephen's post, it seems it's permanent. So I'm definitely sticking around.

(Away with the media forum! biggrin)

EDIT: Refreshed the main forum page, and BAM! PC Gaming Forum. Maybe I missed that before. Remove Media, add R+P and move Hardware Hell up to the first category (makes more logical sense to me) and it's perfect.
2002  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / EVERYONE READ PLEASE on: October 12, 2004, 03:12:14 AM
Media forum isn't my idea of a good idea (how's that for english mangling?) but let's see how the shirt feels tomorrow I guess.
2003  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / EVERYONE READ PLEASE on: October 12, 2004, 02:47:24 AM
All right, here's my take...

Firstly, like all the others, I'd like to thank you for your generosity towards the GG'ers who came here.

With that out of the way... What accommodations would I want? There's a few... A separate PC games forum... Maybe a forum separate (General Console Discussion, Console Games by Title, then General PC Game Discussion and PC Games by Title). I'm not sure about the multiplayer forum, since it seems to be quiet enough for both, and the lines are blurred anyway. Add a Hardware Help/Discussion, and designate it for hardware discussion of both PC and consoles (the Nintendo DS vs. PSP thread over in the other forum would belong there, for example). A R+P forum (I don't visit often myself, but political discussion is inevitable, and that's what many Gone Golders stay for - the political/religious duscussion, and I feel that it's unfair to keep that away). Maybe a Weekly Value forum.

Yeah, basically a merging of the GG forum and the CG forum into one. What you want to do with the front page is entirely up to you - the GG community thrived without the front page for years, and I feel that the lack of frontpage content kind of contributes to the GoneGold feel. Dunno, maybe I'm just mad slywink.

Lastly, I don't want to say this, but what you said is true. If someone gets the Gone Gold Forum database, and resurrects the forums, somewhere or on itself, I will be gone, as will many of us. Sure I will come back occasionally and lurk, like I has in the past. But not actively post like I do now, and will if this turns out to be permanent. It's the people I post with, not the site, if you know what I mean. You did an amazing job with Console Gold, and I applaud you for the job well done. But it's not for me.

One more final note: If this turns into a truly permanent thing, we're refugees no longer, and are actual contributing members of this forum. So don't feel like you're "accommodating" the Gone Gold people - we are former Gone Golders who has came to post here, and as strange as that may sound, we are the majority here now. So you're changing to suit your audience if you will. It's just the wise thing to do smile

Again, thanks.
2004  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Skinny on Rich (and Gonegold somewhat) SEE 1ST POST EDIT on: October 12, 2004, 01:21:32 AM
Quote from: "Blackhawk"
Damn me for not getting the joke.  :?:

Go watch Soylent Green with Charles Heston.
2005  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Skinny on Rich (and Gonegold somewhat) SEE 1ST POST EDIT on: October 11, 2004, 11:31:38 PM
300GB?!  :shock:
2006  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is down? on: October 11, 2004, 10:27:55 PM
It's Setaside, actually, not Peacedog.

Anyway, thanks Trigger for setting us straight.
2007  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is down? on: October 11, 2004, 09:33:36 PM
Yeah, it was years back that I read that Roll Call, so I'm probably wrong.
2008  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is down? on: October 11, 2004, 09:26:00 PM
Quote from: "simpilot"
What exactly happened to Rich? I know he was a patrolman with NYPD and is one of the nicest guys you could ever meet, but how was he injured?

He was shot, and lost the ability to walk. With that came with a plethora of other problems.
2009  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Skinny on Rich (and Gonegold somewhat) SEE 1ST POST EDIT on: October 11, 2004, 09:10:29 PM
I think this tells us that we shouldn't send him thanks or certifcates or something... The way his wife hangs up on us, and he didn't let us know of anything, implies that he no longer wants anything to do with us.

Nonetheless, I wish him luck in wherever life takes him.
2010  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Whats your favorite board style? on: October 11, 2004, 08:07:06 PM
Neutral on subSilver, thought Cobalt looks cool, but not too good for the eyes, subBlack is a bit boring, but that's why I'm using it - easy on the eyes. smile
2011  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else having problems with Gone Gold? (Pt. 2) on: October 11, 2004, 06:51:37 PM

Derek Smart... Derek Smart... Derek Smart...
2012  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / I want the Nintendo DS to fail on: October 11, 2004, 06:46:10 PM
Quote from: "Al"
Unless it's outrageously priced, that's what I'll be getting.

How about $299? Cuz that's how much the PSP will cost you.

$149.99 for the DS if anyone's wondering.
2013  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / So what monthly fee would you pay for the GoneGold Forums? on: October 11, 2004, 05:15:56 PM
If it's mandatory, and you have to pay monthly to read/post in the forums, then I won't pay anything. But if it's donation, for something that I feel is worth it to the community, then I will pay up to $100 if necessary. It's all in the reason.

And that reminds me, what happened to all the donations you guys did for the plaques? I remember Rich saying he didn't touch it at all. If he did indeed cut'n'run on GG, wouldn't this be considered take-and-run?
2014  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / A picture thread (NSFW) on: October 11, 2004, 05:43:21 AM
Raven wins.

+1 for the Evil Trinity of Ravens!
2015  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Who Else Do We Need To Track Down from the GGF? on: October 11, 2004, 04:48:19 AM
dev/null and matt. Mark and Mark L. That's all I can think off the top of my head. Most of the familiar faces are here though, and that's a very good thing.
2016  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What are you playing now (the october edition) on: October 11, 2004, 04:40:39 AM
My sig oh-so-handily informs you all of what I'm currently playing!

Mega Man X > j00.
2017  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 11, 2004, 03:54:49 AM
subSilver is the default theme that came with the PHPBB software, so he didn't have much to do with it slywink

I also completely missed the "more smilies" link.

 finger LOL! biggrin
2018  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Reporting in on: October 11, 2004, 03:51:05 AM
Quote from: "th'FOOL"
I missed something....

KD said it's got something to do with tubgirl...

Be glad you missed it. Be very glad.
2019  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 11, 2004, 03:47:27 AM
I know I'm a whiner around those parts, but WHOO-HOO on the subBlack theme! That'll definitely do for now!

Bravo on the fast work! biggrin
2020  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Any GG forum regulars that have not yet been spotted here? on: October 11, 2004, 02:01:48 AM
You'll see KC over at the General Gaming forum. I assumed that's Kasy Chang, I might be wrong.
2021  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The official woman of Console Gold [56k] on: October 10, 2004, 10:17:03 PM
As for Buffy girls...

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Michelle Trachtenberg

Amy Acker

:shock: HOTNESS!

And to taunt you horndogs:

I could just hear Alexis Denisof laughing... Good thing I didn't think she's that hot, eh?
2022  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Creating a GG alternative forum on: October 10, 2004, 08:11:55 PM
Quote from: "Gedd"
In the meantime, I'd suggest trying out the Cobalt theme.  Even though it isn't finished, it's a lot easier on the eyes.

I'll have to beg to differ. The Cobalt theme is even worse than the default. White on blue is almost unreadable for me.
2023  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Official Contest Thread on: October 10, 2004, 06:50:23 PM

Found the thread cached on Google and posted the first post above, with the particpants and the three remaining contestants. Hoping anyone would know matt and dev/null's email addresses to let them know we've moved here for now. If no one could reach them, the Contest would be considered over, and I would be considered the winner. I don't want anyone to send me any games, since I won by unusual circumstances, and I don't think it's fair to send me the games that I didn't really win.

In any case, it had been fun, and I hope it would live on.
2024  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 10, 2004, 06:38:36 PM
I should've added an slywink to that, I didn't mean it seriously, just a tongue-in-cheek joke.
2025  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [FAQ] GoneGold on: October 10, 2004, 04:58:53 PM
If that's indeed what going to happen if the death of GG is indded permanent, Ron, that would be really awesome of you. Though "Console Gold" would no longer be appropiate, would it?

A suggestion/idea (don't want to step on any toes mind): maybe keep this forum as it is, and have a second forum (not necessarily using your bandwidth), a Gone Gold forum reconstructed from what we can get from the database (even if it is a bit old), and the two forums can cross-link or something.

Yeah, that's just me wanting to have the new home as close as possible to the old. slywink :shock:
2026  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Gone Gold Update on: October 10, 2004, 04:46:41 AM
I've always thought the GG forums are hosted by Steven. I may very well be wrong, but can we contact him to get the GG forum db, and reconstruct the forums ourselves?
2027  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Best new thing about CG forums? on: October 09, 2004, 10:35:29 PM
Yeah, let me add to the demand for dark backgrounds! Not so it looks like GG, but because it's easier on the eyes.
2028  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else having problems with Gone Gold? (Pt. 2) on: October 09, 2004, 10:24:31 PM
Yeah, those IRC scoundrels stole my name once. (glances around suspiciously)

Have anyone tried the "official" CG board theme (go to Profile, and go to the bottom and change theme to Cobalt 2.0)? Does anyone think it's incredibly hard on the eyes to read for any length of time using that theme?
2029  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Official Contest Thread on: October 09, 2004, 06:59:59 PM
(From Google's cache of Qbe's thread)

After some discussion in December, a number of GGers have chosen to resurrect The Contest of last year. After some debate and discussion we've settled on a set of rules which differs somewhat from the original Contest. For the enlightenment and amusement of those who aren't participating, here are:

The Official Rules of The Contest

The Contest is a vow of abstinence from new game purchases. Your purpose(s) in participating may differ from those of other participants, but your goal is the same: to be the last to spend money on computer or video games.

You will ante up a game when you enter The Contest. That game will go to the winner of The Contest.

The central rule of The Contest is simple: do not spend money on computer or video games. Any game related purchase (games, accessories, computer upgrades for gaming) disqualifies you from The Contest.

The Contest begins at 00:01 on January 1, 2004 and runs until only one participant remains who has not disqualified himself.

The Contest naturally must work on the honor system. You may be the only one who knows if you've disqualified yourself; your obligation is to inform the other participants and to send your ante to the winner of The Contest when one is determined.


Trading: in the original Contest, trading was the only method allowed for obtaining games.
Gifts: in the original Contest, receiving games as gifts was not allowed.
Game rentals: game rentals are not allowed.
Giveaways/freebies: in the spirit of "Pay it Forward Freebies", you may only receive a freebie game if you offer one up in return.
Participation: in order to remain in The Contest, you must post at least twice a month in the official Contest thread at Gone Gold Forum. This lets the rest of the group know that you are still alive and participating.
Demos/shareware/warez: demos are no problem, since they may very well get you inflamed and cause you to forfeit your game. Shareware is fine, but you can't register it. And warez/abandonware are right out. Don't even think about it. Ditto for emulation and illegal ROMs (i.e. those you don't legitimately own--and there's no such thing as "the 24-hour rule").
Freeware: If you have it, play it. If you download legitimate freeware, have fun. If you need to pay for it (e.g. January Computer Gaming World's DVD with 5 full games) after the contest begins, it isn't freeware and violates The Contest.
Continuing/subscription-based games: Participants in MMORPGs are allowed to keep or cancel their current accounts but may not spend additional money on nonrequired expansions or upgrades. OOTP players are allowed to upgrade when their league participation requires them to do so. Players of either type of game who spend the majority of their gaming time on such games should not enter The Contest; those whose participation in such games rises over 50% of gaming time should withdraw from The Contest.

This is the list of participants who've signed in, along with the games they've chosen to ante up (if specified):

Raven VII (new game)
dev/null (new game)

Lord Ebonstone [withdrew 1/6/04]
ThomasCovenant [out 2/13/04]
Hipolito (Knights of the Old Republic) [out 2/15/04]
Lord Corwin [out 2/17/04]
Sudy Nym [withdrew 3/1/04]
warning (Temple of Elemental Evil) [out 3/19/04]
Andrew Mallon (Star Wars Jedi Academy) [out 3/30/04]
JR (new game) [out 4/5/04]
junkie (Tron 2.0) [out 4/8/04]
Qbe (Mafia) [out 5/1/04]

May the best man (woman, whatever) at avoiding temptation win!

Does anyone have the email addresses of Qbe and matt? To let them know that we've moved here for the time being? I don't want to "win by defaut".
2030  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Word from Bill on: October 09, 2004, 06:07:31 AM
Quote from: "Phydeaux"
I emailed Bill Harris, and he hasn't heard anything, either. He's got no idea why GG would be gone, since the ads were creating revenue and the place basically ran itself.

One thing he did suggest was that Rich might be joining a network as an affiliate, but I think that was a shot in the dark.

Curiouser and Curiouser.

If Gone Gold comes back as I'm going to shoot myself.
2031  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else having problems with Gone Gold? on: October 09, 2004, 03:45:16 AM
Quote from: "Valael"
Boom, page 11?
The only thing I really, really want is a GG-type color scheme.  And, if enough people migrate to make it worth it, some PC-Gaming forums.

Hear, hear!

But we should wait... it might very well not be the end, and I'm kind of hoping some GG'ers would team up and resurrect Gone Gold. There's some talk about that before in the forums, but seems no one really went and did it out of apathy - I admit GG took on a kind of a permanent feel. Sad to see we might be wrong. Again, if anyone's up to resurrecting GG (if it needs any resurrecting), count me in.
2032  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The official woman of Console Gold [56k] on: October 09, 2004, 03:30:47 AM
DAMN Elisha looks HOT in that picture...

But I vote for Keira. She's H O T.
2033  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Anyone else having problems with Gone Gold? on: October 09, 2004, 03:19:08 AM
Well, this really, really sucks. When I couldn't access Gone Gold for two days, I feared the worst, and even resorted to installing the IRC client and going to #gonegold to see what's going on. I also suddenly remembered this site, so I came, and saw the thread. This really sucks, and if anyone wants to do something, count me in.

Glad to see old faces here though. Funny to see that I registered, and have more posts, than some of the old-timers here... biggrin
2034  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Thoughts about the new ConsoleGold site... on: May 21, 2004, 10:14:44 PM
I didn't look at your source so I just assumed. Sorry. slywink
2035  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Thoughts about the new ConsoleGold site... on: May 21, 2004, 10:03:02 PM
You already know my criticism of the site (it's over at the GG console forum).

But I have to post this after reading the above...

Making separate versions of sites to cover your audience is BAD web design! THIS is what CSS and XHTML is MEANT to do. Make ONE site that degrades GRACEFULLY over browsers and even mobile devices.
2036  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sega's Explosive News on: May 07, 2004, 07:27:53 AM
Will Nintendo unveil the GameBoy DS in E3? If so, cover that, for sure!

And I ask - no DEMAND you to cover as much detail as physically possible on any new Castlevania game they may unveil!


2037  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / The "Discuss this topic in our forums" links... on: May 07, 2004, 06:43:33 AM
Maybe you would make a "News Discussion" forum where every news item you make also makes a topic there. No one can make new topics there, but can discuss the news topics. So the links in the news item would lead to the discussion thread. Just an idea I thought would be cool.
2038  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Forum Titles on: May 07, 2004, 06:38:29 AM
That reason sucks.  :wink:

Doesn't matter to me really. I just want a custom tag at a certain point.
2039  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Forum Titles on: May 07, 2004, 02:54:02 AM
Why not do it like GG does?

> 0 Newbie
> 10 Console Golder
> 3000 Custom Title
2040  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Forum Thoughts Sought on: May 07, 2004, 02:48:14 AM
Nooo, you allow non-members to post?

This forum will become a spamfest.

(The guest above with no name is me, BTW... I thought you finally fixed that stupid cookie timing out issue... guess not.)
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