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Spore: General / Money in Spore
« on: March 18, 2005, 08:08:37 am »
Ah, one thing I did forget to mention is that during the demo I did see the ""Simoleon" symbol (which is the unit of currency in The Sims). So I would imagine that will be used in Spore as the "unit of currency". However, he didn't show how you earned or spent these.

Podcasts / "Name That Game!" for 2005-03-17 Podcast
« on: March 17, 2005, 04:50:12 pm »
Remember the rules for this week's "Name That Game!"

  • You must name the game as well as it's system (i.e. arcade, Xbox, Intellivision, etc.).
  • Make sure to label the game you are trying to identify (game #1, #2, or #3).
  • Only one guess per person per game -- so you get three guesses in total, one for each game.
  • If you are correct I will contact you to arrange the delivery of your prize (in this case a $20 gift certificate from
  • Be civil and don't ruin the contest for others. Otherwise you may be banned.

Good luck to all!

Site News / Code of Conduct & Forum Guidelines
« on: March 17, 2005, 08:52:59 am »
Please note that the Private Message that was sent out on 12/27/2005 regarding this post was sent to everyone in the forums as a general FYI.

Gaming Steve Forum Rules

The Gaming Steve forums are intended to provide a warm, friendly atmosphere for the Gaming Steve community. In order to maintain order and a sense of community, all users should read and follow these conditions. By participating in the forum, users are affirming their willingness to comply with these terms.


1. Be respectful of others at all times.
The purpose of the forum is to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas. Occasionally, there will be conflicts that arise when people voice opinions. Be courteous when disagreeing with others. It is possible to disagree without being insulting. If someone disagrees with you, remember to respect their right to their own opinion. This works both ways. Don't be forceful or rude when expressing your opinion. Obscene or sexual references will not be tolerated. This forum is family friendly. If you want to talk with a filthy mouth, do it somewhere else.

2. Keep it clean.
Bad words of any kind will not be tolerated. Using partial masking (such as asterisks or punctuation marks) to bypass the profanity filter is prohibited and will result in the same action as if the actual word had been typed. Think of the forums as PG-13 rated. If you wouldn't say it at a dinner table with new friends, then it doesn't belong here. If you are generally rude with new friends at the dinner table and the above doesn't apply to you, then you don't belong here.

3. Stay on topic.
Keep all your posts on topic do not reply to off-topic posts. If someone is spamming the forums or posting useless banter, don't reply to it. If you reply to spam with more spam, YOU are also in violation of the rules. Inform the moderator and let them handle it.

4. Signature graphics are permitted, but must follow these guidelines:
The size limits for signature graphics are as follows:
  • Maximum height: 120 pixels
  • Maximum width: 700 pixels
  • Maximum file size: 24,000 bytes (not kbytes)
  • No animated signature graphics
Only one image is allowed to be used in the signature. Signatures outside this limit will be edited and/or removed. Please remember, no pornographic, obscene or controversial subject matter of any kind (this includes political commentary). All content must be in good taste.

5. Ranting is prohibited.
A rant is a post which is long-winded, redundant and filled with angry, non-constructive comments. A free exchange of ideas is essential to building a strong sense of community, but rants are disruptive and incite flaming and trolling. Please post your thoughts in a concise, clear manner and avoid going off on rambling tangents.

6. No personal attacks.
Commonly known as flaming, personal attacks are posts which are designed to personally berate or insult another. Text of this nature is not beneficial to the community spirit and will not be tolerated.

7. Trolling is prohibited.
Trolling is the word used to describe a post that is deliberately designed for the purpose of angering and insulting the members of the forum community. Posts of this nature are disruptive and do not convey a friendly attitude.

8. No posting of personal information.
Please respect the privacy of other community members and do not give out information such as phone numbers and addresses.

9. Immediate banning from the forum can result from any of the following:
The posting of pornography; discriminatory remarks which are sexually explicit, harmful, threatening, abusive, defamatory, obscene, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive; excessive obscene or vulgar language; posts which discuss or illustrate illegal activity; posts or images that violate any laws; posts or images in breach of Non-Disclosure Agreements; providing links to sites that contain any of the aforementioned. Gaming Steve administrators and moderators reserve the right to ban users for any reason and without warning.

*If you are banned from the Gaming Steve board then YOU are personally banned. If you are found making additional accounts or trying to access the board in some other manner that will result in the banning of those accounts. In addition if someone on the board is found trying to help someone who was banned get access to the site it can result in their banning as well.

10. Spamming and bumping are prohibited.
Spam is considered to be repetitive posting of the same text again and again or nonsensical posts that have no substance and are often designed to annoy other forum users. Bumping posts in order to keep them near the top of the list is also prohibited. Posts of this nature are not conducive to community spirit and are unwelcome.

11. Redundant threads and posts will be deleted.
As a courtesy to others before beginning a new thread, please look to see if an active thread on that topic has already been established. If so, place your comments there instead. Multiple threads on the same subject clutter up the forum needlessly and many good ideas may be lost. Keep discussions about one topic to one thread only.

12. Impersonating another forum user, moderator, volunteer, or administrator is strictly prohibited.
You are expressly forbidden from impersonating anyone else, including those named above, on the forum even in jest. This rule also applies in any Gaming Steve chat rooms as well.

13. You may not post advertisements.
Posts discussing or linking to goods or services for real money are strictly prohibited. If you want to link to your own personal web site or service please contact the administrator first and see if it's appropriate for the forums.

14. Post constructively.
Negative feedback can be very useful, provided that it is presented in a civil, factual manner. Tell us what you don't like and why and how you feel it could be improved. Posts that are insulting and rude may be deleted, no matter how valid the ideas behind them may be.

15. Do not use excessively large fonts.
Do not use excessively large font sizes, as it is considered to be "shouting" and will be edited back down to the default size by the moderators.

16. Disputes which cannot be resolved between forum users and moderators may be arbitrated by the forum administrators.
To discuss problems or concerns, please send a private message to Gaming Steve.

17. No posting direct links to executable files.
Direct links to .exe files is not allowed due to the possibility of trojans or viruses. However linking to a site which distributes executable files, such as FilePlanet or the like, is acceptable.

18. The only exception to some of these rules is within the "Forum Games" board.
Please refer to this post to view the most up-to-date Forum Games board rules:
*New rule addition

Everything Else / Avatars
« on: March 16, 2005, 02:31:33 pm »
Hey all, give the avatars a try again. It should work now. If not, let me know and I'll fix something.

The max size for your avatar is 100x100 pixels, but let me know if you find anything else. I am still tweaking the settings on the forums.

Music / Music Madness
« on: March 15, 2005, 11:45:59 pm »
Did you know that I used to actually work at MTV? And I was in charge of celebrities? 100% true! Oh yeah, and I did something with music & bands there too.

TV / TV Madness
« on: March 15, 2005, 11:44:29 pm »
Okay, I also know a huge amount about TV as well, so let's start talking!

Movies / Movie Madness
« on: March 15, 2005, 11:43:58 pm »
In addition to games my movie knowledge is also insanely crazy large. Please post away!

Portable Games / Portable Madness
« on: March 15, 2005, 11:42:34 pm »
Oh yeah, can't wait to get that brand new PSP next week!

Console Games / Console Madness
« on: March 15, 2005, 11:42:00 pm »
So I hear they're coming out with some new consoles or something? PS3? Xbox2? Something like that...

PC Games / PC Gaming Madness
« on: March 15, 2005, 11:34:13 pm »
If you want to chat about PC games (such as Spore) this is the place!

Podcasts / Podcast questions?
« on: March 15, 2005, 11:26:17 pm »
If anyone has any questions about my podcasts or even podcasting in general this the place to ask!

Site News / Welcome to the Gaming Steve Forums
« on: March 15, 2005, 11:21:49 pm »
Wow, it's amazing what happens when you manage to get some pictures from Will Wright's new and post them to your site, lots and lots of visitors! Thanks for all the great comments and feedback. Please use these forums to continue to discuss and expand upon my podcasts. Also note that I'm still working on the forums and will continue to update and refine them.

Look for a new podcast shortly as well.

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