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Offline SS4Gogita

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« on: January 31, 2003, 04:13:41 PM »
So, how about that Gamecube, eh?  What did you think of the year 2002, and what do you think 2003 will have in store for our beloved little Cube-that-could?
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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2003, 04:18:09 PM »
I see great things in the form of Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. DAMN that game is going to so rock. People need to pay more attention to it like SOA:L, seriously. Other than that, It's hard to look ahead to anything other than Zelda and Ikaruga. Hopefully an online mario kart by the end of the year PLEASE GOD IVE BEEN A LOYAL NINTENDO FAN!!! heh. So yeah......fresh, virgin forums.....mmm......
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2003, 04:21:47 PM »
Haha, virgin forums, Crazy.  Anyway, a Mario kart game online would rock the house, but to be honest, I'd rather have a SSBM online.
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2003, 05:32:23 PM »
I want to see both games.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2003, 05:54:10 PM »
testing.

Yeah, the GC is really a great console.

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2003, 06:58:04 PM »
Yo Mr. First-Post Man.  Moderator Ahoy!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2003, 09:42:16 PM »
GREAT new forums.  Two thumbs up from me.

Anyways, I have to say that I have no complaints at all about Nintendo's 2003 lineup.  Sales be damned, GameCube is the best console since the SNES.  Average Joe must be convinced of that though.  I think that's where we come in.  
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2003, 11:02:27 PM »
Something's really slowing down the forums, when I hit back it's like it's loading a whole new page.
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2003, 11:38:29 PM »
Ok so whats the deal with this board, why did the change boards?

Whats gonna happen with the old board?
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2003, 11:44:52 PM »
ezBoard blows if you don't have the cash to pay for CSC. There's what, ONE ad on the main page here? Zero pop-ups? Freaking heaven!
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2003, 11:59:47 PM »
Bear in mind that no one ever said the forums would remain ad free.  We're going to be playing around with things quite a bit, which is why the forums are in BETA.  However, we're going to try to stay away from pop-ups if we can.
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2003, 12:07:55 AM »
Well, okay. As long as the reply button isn't 'brought to you by Taco Bell', with pyschodelic flashing color ads for priceline.com in the background, I'll be fine.
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2003, 11:30:47 AM »
test ... looks like the forum is working now  

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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2003, 11:55:56 AM »
No avatars?

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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2003, 12:15:15 PM »
Yeah where's the avatars? OK OK, so I already complained about that. But I need my blinking Link pic to guard my post.
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« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2003, 12:19:55 PM »
The forums don't have the ability built-in to allow off-site avatars (hosted on your own webspace), and having them on our server would be a HUGE bandwidth concern.  Sorry, but it's just not likely to happen unless FuseTalk releases a version to allow off-site avatars.  Sorry, but that's one of the tradeoffs that had to be made.
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2003, 12:28:54 PM »
Eh, ok thats fine. Anyway, I hope you don't mind that I spread the word of this new board in the GAMECUBE DISCUSSION area of the last forum. I certainly didn't find this forum until I read that space shuttle accident news and clicked on Talkback.
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« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2003, 12:52:11 PM »
About the avatars -- I suppose it's not too big a deal, but they're just so instantly recognizable. I think they really help make forums a community instead of just a bunch of faceless screen names talking. Is there an option to make images allowable in signatures, or is the idea of customizable images completely out?

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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2003, 01:03:28 PM »
wow...it looks different, very different...

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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2003, 01:20:54 PM »
If they allowed us to have grafics in our sig, that would cause the same bandwidth problem as the avatars...


I thought 2002 was a great year, with Mario, Metroid, Animal Crossing, and so on.  2003 looks like it should be another excellent year for Nintendo and its gamers with the GBA SP, Zelda: Wind Waker, Ikaruga, expanded 3rd party support and so on.  Definatly a great time to own a cube.

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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2003, 01:33:57 PM »
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If they allowed us to have grafics in our sig, that would cause the same bandwidth problem as the avatars...


The problem is mostly that PGC would have to host the avatars. I think that Rick said Fusetalk doesn't have the option for off-site avators.

I think that the problem with graphics in our sig is it would slow down a page and it would get annoying. A little picture in the left side isn't bad, but reading a couple of sentences, picture, , picture, sentence, picture, etc.. would get annoying.

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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2003, 01:39:37 PM »
These new forums are nice. I hate EZBoard so this is a big improvement. Nice one.
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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2003, 01:40:05 PM »
The inherent size constraints of avatars are something that would be taken into account as well.  People could post a picture of any size in the sig and there would be fights over what is too big and such.  Sounds like it would be too much work for the mods and not really worth it.

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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2003, 01:49:30 PM »
New PGC Forums = Great Job!!!

Finally I can use the nickname Clonester instead of Clonester11.

If I may add a few suggestions, they are:

1) Get some colour!!! (light and dark alternating purple for the posts would be good, since that is PGC's main colour)

2) Make the person's User Name appear larger on the screen, so if there are no avatar's, then at least something about the person stands out

3) Get some more separation between the Name area and the Post area. A black outline would work good

Other than that, I have no complaints. These suggestions aren't really complaints, just ideas to give the board some personality, which it lacks right now.  
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« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2003, 02:27:07 PM »
Want to join the world's largest free Nintendo site?  If you've got the skills, we've got a few positions open.

PGC is hiring!  We need intelligent, hard-working volunteers to help make Planet GameCube the best it can be.  If you’re interested, please read the list of openings and the application criteria carefully.  (If you can’t follow simple instructions, you’re not cut out for PGC anyway.)


We are mainly looking for people based on location.  If you don’t live in one of these places but still want to join us, please do not apply now.  We hire new staff periodically, and something in your field will probably open up soon.


We need one person in each of these locations.  You don’t have to live exactly in this place, but you need to be close enough to travel there for press events on fairly short notice.  


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Applicants must have some writing experience, preferably with published work either online or offline.  Obviously, you must also be an avid gamer who keeps up with all the latest releases for Nintendo’s systems.  You must be able to work with others and take on writing assignments, even if it means writing about a game you could care less about.  (Though we do try to make sure that doesn’t happen.)  You must be able to write in a timely manner and accept edits and critiques of your work before it is published on PGC.


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