Monday, October 4th, 2004
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Looking to the Future.

GTAGaming.com - General News | @ 11:21 PM MDT | By Shawn
It's regrettable that yesterday's staff disputes made it's way into a public flamefest, spreading from the website here to the forums. It is final, however, that Switch Designs has parted ways with the team here at GTAGaming. While his work will be missed here, it will continue to be available whereever Switch decides to go, and tomorrow is another day.

The long awaited revamp of GTAGaming.com is nearly upon us and we think you will enjoy the changes. While the site will continue to function mostly as is, it will be split up into various "zones" as if they were subsites of their own. We do not believe in the creation of a additional sites to cater for every GTA game but recognize the need for better seperation in content. This is our solution :) The zones will be "San Andreas", "Vice City", "GTA3", and "GTA Classics". Where to place content for "GTA Advance" has not yet been decided.

Our avid forum users will notice the greatest change. When this update goes live we will no longer be using EdgeForums. Before the question gets asked - all your profiles will continue to exist as will threads/posts, they are being imported. This change is to further keep all of GTAGaming ON GTAGaming. It may also encourage our newer users to post :)

Lastly, this site is about Grand Theft Auto. We did not create this site to compete, to be the best, this site exists because we are fans of the game. You also come to this site because you are fans of the game. Unfortunately there are sometimes "political issues" with websites that grow large. Those issues should never be forced onto the users unlike what happened yesterday. But nevertheless, we look to the future as should you - with San Andreas literally around the corner, the most important change you'll notice here at GTAGaming is more and MORE San Andreas content! :)

The team and I thank you for your continued support of GTAGaming. What are we without the fans afterall? :)

Edit: I have removed Switch's leaving post as the comments were turning into yet another flamefest.
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First!
Seriously, though, yesterday never should have happened.
10-04-2004 11:25 PM
Guest
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Switching off Edge?

Going to another HTML/PHP server, so you don't pay for anything like every other fansite?
10-04-2004 11:28 PM
Shawn
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If we went to another server we would be paying. I don't get what you're saying?
10-04-2004 11:29 PM
Shawn
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While Switch Designs may have left, I will not hesitate to remove and furthermore ban anyone seeking to trash his name. Like him, hate him, he was a part of the site that by being here you must like. At least out of respect, allow him the dignity of leaving without his name being trashed.
10-04-2004 11:35 PM
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Thank you for that Shawn. I'm glad that you got involved with this. Maybe now it can die down. The whole incident turned a lot of people against each other.
10-04-2004 11:38 PM
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will everyone still be posting information about san andreas, or is that gonna be gone since switch is leaving?
10-04-2004 11:39 PM
Robofish™
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will gtagaming be down for the site change or will it run normaly
10-04-2004 11:44 PM
Shawn
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#6 - San Andreas content will continue as normal. I understand my post may just have been a little too long for you to want to read it :) But yes, all San Andreas content will be updated as normal. Switch's staff role revolved around files, not San Andreas.

#7/Sweet, there will be a brief downtime while the new content is uploaded and the forums imported, this is unavoidable. However, it will be such a small outage (with a message to say so) it'll hardly be noticed.
10-04-2004 11:55 PM
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GTAGV2, w00t!

Can't wait!
10-05-2004 12:01 AM
Shawn
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While I appreciate the support of Switch made in the comment I just deleted, please refrain from swearing in it.
10-05-2004 12:27 AM
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I'm glad to hear that the focus will once again return to GTA gaming goodness.

I was beginning to worry yesterday's little fiasco was a portent of things to come.

Anyhoo, does anyone know if the site re-design will include a new Affiliates Program?
10-05-2004 12:37 AM
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Not immediately :p
But with this out of the way those kind of things will finally be completed.
10-05-2004 12:54 AM
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Thanks Shawn/gtagaming staff, I was kindof getting bored with the look of Gtagaming.com Hoprfuly things will die down because i was getting pissed GTAFLAMING.COM yesterday!!!
10-05-2004 12:55 AM
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Vig, I removed your comment because the fact is I want everything related to be behind us. Like my news post states, we are a site about Grand Theft Auto. With that said, thanks for your input on looking forward to the new design.

AOProductions, I had to remove your response after quoting previous deleted comment. Thanks, however, as what you stated is right.
10-05-2004 01:11 AM
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Oh thank God..

Thanks, Shawn.
10-05-2004 01:15 AM
Shawn
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With the update, the news/comments system is going to on the receiving end up a much needed upgrade. Just thought I'd mention that.
10-05-2004 01:15 AM
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can you give us details about the new look???
10-05-2004 01:22 AM
Guest
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the sun WILL rise again.. and who knows what the tide'll bring?
10-05-2004 01:23 AM
Vig
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Alrighty, Shawn.
10-05-2004 02:24 AM
Guest
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Let me change the mood come on now only 21 or 20 days left until the game comes out now that's great for real.
10-05-2004 04:04 AM
Guest
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its funny how someone named switch leaves... an the whole site switchs to something else
10-05-2004 04:07 AM
Guest
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lol, but anyway he was the best modder here, where will you be getting new mods in that volume? he made over 100
10-05-2004 04:38 AM
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Well, we won't :P
After this revamp we intended to be a little friendlier to the community and invite hosting their mods more, so that'll do. We aren't a mod site afterall, we're a GTA news site.
10-05-2004 04:46 AM
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Ah, Switch left? That sucks.

May I suggest, instead of 'GTA CLassics', make a 'GTA Topdown'? That way GTA Advance goes there as well.
10-05-2004 05:21 AM
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#21 clap clap clap
10-05-2004 05:23 AM
Shawn
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Loto, good idea. Even more so since that's how the forums are categorized aren't they, so it'd make even more sense to use that here.
10-05-2004 05:26 AM
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who cares
10-05-2004 05:29 AM
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i don no wut happened - -
neways GTAGAMING staff good luck wit the new developments cause ur my #1 source for GTA news!
thanks
Tha Guest
10-05-2004 05:34 AM
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I'm not sure if this is new or not....but....

the comments section looks much much better. It's A LOT easier to read.
10-05-2004 07:55 AM
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i was part of the "Switch Flame fest 2004" but i was trying to defend him because some ppl where abosuletly happy
*21 gun salute*
10-05-2004 07:58 AM
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Let's all look forward now... I think this site is going in a good direction... more news.. that's why I come here all the time after all..
A new design would do the site some good too.. hope it happens soon.
10-05-2004 08:03 AM
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I See you already changed the comments section shawn, due that flame war got acive and started immidialty with coding the site. What we need are more flame wars lol, so we can see the site changes faster.
10-05-2004 08:05 AM
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ok long as it runs good
10-05-2004 08:08 AM
Shawn
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Actually this is a small change I made because I agree with #33 about it being hard to read :p I've been trying to moderate the comments today and after doing so for so long.. I wanted to kill myself and anyone who stood in my way. So I made a few minor HTML tweaks.
10-05-2004 08:10 AM
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I'm glad it hasn't effected the site, keep up the good work!
10-05-2004 08:37 AM
Dead Mike
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Can someone please summarize for me what the hell happened here yesterday with Switch?
10-05-2004 09:29 AM
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i think its fuckin out of order moving swichs leaving thing theres no need for gta gaming and the pricks who work on here fuckin bunch of pricks!!!
10-05-2004 09:48 AM
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#37 - Would you have preferred pagefulls of people insulting Switch? As that is what you're trying to promote by suggesting it have been kept active.
10-05-2004 10:01 AM
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i don't know what happened yesterday, i would like to know, but i hope this site gets back to GTA news and not the fueds of others. as long as this site changes make GTAGaming easier to navigate than it already is, i'm happy.
10-05-2004 10:10 AM
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well i like the idea of a fresh start means i dont have to remember the old people that anoyed me still ill look forward to it thanks for the news Shawn and yes i agree with u people want to promote him leaving and taking the piss its dumm really thanks any way for the news Shawn can wait for the new site deisgn
10-05-2004 10:21 AM
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When new site is up try and get some new mods maybe that will be a good start and a bit more news on SA as well Just saying to give an idea that maybe good
10-05-2004 10:41 AM
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brokenfish left, now switch left, did kodo leave too?
10-05-2004 10:57 AM
City Star 09
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how about everybody forgetting about what happened with switch and just start going f'ing nuts that SanAn is only 3 weeks away
10-05-2004 11:11 AM
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Kodo hasn't left, he has however taken a break from the site the past two weeks as his real life schedule's been a bit hectic. You can expect him back at some point though :)
You can also expect more of me to come. I'm hesistant to start posting news because I need to finish off the revamp, and I also need to get fully uptodate myself :)

Things will be back to normal in no time.
10-05-2004 11:22 AM
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Dead Mike,
as far as I know why switch left is because he felt really disrespected and had some problems with serval forum members.

I can't wait for GTAGV2, i don't have anything else to say actually :p
10-05-2004 12:35 PM
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why did brokenfish leve?
10-05-2004 01:50 PM
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will v2 of gtagaming look almost the same?

offtopic, please don't ban me. why arent you allow to swear in here, fuck
10-05-2004 01:57 PM
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im in some ways glad he left because evry time i saw new stuff i was hopeing for san andreas stuff, but instead got vc mods.
10-05-2004 02:10 PM
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its good to see GTA3 not in the classics and GTA ADVANCED should be in the classics cause of the non-3D and up-down view like GTA1,2 and london.(which is in the classics)
10-05-2004 02:17 PM
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#'s 50 and 51

do you have nothing to do than to slander someone you didn't even know?
I can't understand how anyone can be so hateful to someone. You should all feel ashamed of yourselves.
10-05-2004 02:31 PM
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hey these boxes r preatty cool, yea im dying for SA i seem yo have a problem registering for this site so i guess ill have to stay a guest.... help

**MATEO**
10-05-2004 03:09 PM
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sry that was spose to be TO*


**MATEO**
10-05-2004 03:11 PM
Guest
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ya know in the official trailer he be in that red car runnin from the policia, i know thats a 90-91 civic si
10-05-2004 03:20 PM
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#58-59 You are a A$$ hole Both of you

I live The new Comments Thing Its Great! Easyer on the eyes
10-05-2004 03:38 PM
Tech
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Like**

Can wait for v2.0
10-05-2004 03:39 PM
zombienm
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wtf? @ #70

i aslo realized that you can hit refresh without the double post, which is cool
10-05-2004 03:45 PM
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no, GTA doesnt suck.
10-05-2004 03:50 PM
zombienm
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i know for a fact that almost 100% of the people here arn't nerds
10-05-2004 03:50 PM
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The title GTA has been around longer then u know its classic all gta games should be classic
10-05-2004 04:06 PM
zombienm
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heh, forgot one Zidane
10-05-2004 04:11 PM
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Basically, I come to this website to see whats new with GTA:SA and mods for GTAVC.. so in that case im pretty sad switch is leaving because he brought a nice mods for VC.. and im sure he'll do the same for SA.. but, whatever.. life goes on. Im still going to viisit this website jsut as much to see whats new.,
10-05-2004 04:29 PM
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agreed switchdesizgns mods are weak
10-05-2004 05:15 PM
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I personally think this post is CRAP. Really.

Firstly, ofcourse you want you r site to be the best, so dont pretend like , nah, we dont care, we are just doing this for the fans. Because that is 100% BS. I dont speak for GTA-sanandreas.com... but it seems to me that your taking a shot at them, because on the front page it says it aims to be the best.

Secondly, why make a post looking forward, when what it really does, is look backwards and then say but oh looky here, forget that and look what we got. It was poorly written, and thought out

2/10
10-05-2004 05:16 PM
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I said it yesterday and I'll say it again. E-drama owns. :rollseyes:
10-05-2004 06:01 PM
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Good to see things are coming back together, now only if we could get some new gta info..
10-05-2004 06:28 PM
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hey this website is turning into shit, the last couple of days there has been nothing but news about switch leaving, ok i know that he helped make the website so big but oh my god its not that big of an issue, a 25 year old guy crying about being treated bad, woopie, STOP THE BITCHING, START REPORTING ABOUT GTA SAN ANDREAS, this website is turning into shit and you guys are not even doing research on the game like you usually do
10-05-2004 07:33 PM
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*sigh* i hate it when babies like #66 complain, anywho, Shawn, or any admin... it seems like the comment system changed, it looks better...

What happened?
10-05-2004 07:53 PM
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#63 - You're funny :)
10-05-2004 07:53 PM
Shawn
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#66 - There has not been anything new about San Andreas to report, which is a pain because it means this news post has been left up longer. What do you expect us to post? Fake news? Make something up? Can't do what isn't possible.
10-05-2004 07:56 PM
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change is good,but to much is bad...btw I love your sig rockstar rox0rs.
10-05-2004 07:57 PM
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FUCK GTA SA ... AND IM BACK.. YEEEE HAWWW TEXAS!
10-05-2004 08:00 PM
Guest
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heh number 66 is mad....good if you don't like the site then don't come here I want to become a member,but meh mommy won't let me *I don't want to start a war but quit nagging*
10-05-2004 08:07 PM
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TEXAS cool I live in arizona I wish I was in california mmmm the beach sounds good about now
10-05-2004 08:11 PM
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As you'll notice it now requires you to be registered in order to post here. It had to be done, far too many twisted individuals made our daily workload that little bit more by posting their random crap in our comments system.

Registration is easy and don't fear registering for edgenetwork, they have a privacy policy which should alleviate any fears you may have. Soon your account will be solely at GTAGaming with the upcoming revamp. This will also let you post on our http://www.edgeforums.net/gta/!
10-05-2004 08:16 PM
Rockstar Rox0rs
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#70: thanks, i know it pwns :D
10-05-2004 09:51 PM
Lisitza
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IVE BEEN WAITIN forever for this shawn
10-05-2004 10:04 PM
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thanks. should keep the morons at bay
10-06-2004 12:47 AM
 

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