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We are here once again, aren't we? TheBoss has announced his resignation from and it's once again up to us to figure out where to go from here. The past few months have been quite bumpy and obviously this is going to throw some wrenches into our gears.

However, it's not all doom and gloom. Liam leaving us is a massive hit and it's going to take a lot of doing to get back on track once again but I'm not ready to throw in the towel. I believe GOL is an important resource to Linux gamers both old and new and also game developers who want to create Linux ports and interact with the Linux community. We've been an up-to-date news website and in addition to just reporting new releases we have also highlighted issues in Linux ports and Linux gaming in general and helped to fix those issues, even if by a little bit. The IRC and our forums have seen all kinds of people wanting help with problems they've encountered or simply asking for someone to play some awesome games with.

In a nutshell: GOL has become something bigger and better many of us probably expected. To me it's simply too important to simply call “GG” and give up. Luckily we already have a battle plan to get through this but it requires everyone's efforts.

We are going to turn GOL into a community-oriented website. This means that we are going to rely more on you, the community. Liam has put a lot more effort into this website than any single one of us can and thus it's necessary for us to work together to patch the hole that has appeared on the side of this website. If you find a topic you want to write an article about or a game release we haven't reported, please do familiarize yourself with the “Submit Article” button on the sidebar. Naturally you won't go unrewarded. If you write enough good quality articles you will be given a rank of Contributing Editor and eventually you will be promoted to full Editor status. These ranks give you all of the privileges of GOL Supporters free of charge. Most of the internal communication is going to be handled through the IRC channel, so head there if you want to ask questions or need help with submitting articles. Or if you simply want to chat, it's the right place for that too.

I'm going to stay loyal to this website and continue writing articles (mainly the GOL Casts), moderate the forums/comments and try to keep us organized on the IRC to the best of my ability. School takes up a lot of my free time though, so you can't expect me to publish more than one or two articles of my own per week. What I can do is check and publish user submitted articles on the queue which I will try to monitor daily.

I'm going to hold a livestream on Friday at 5 PM UTC at where you can join in on the discussion and hopefully we can make some sense out of this situation. With your help I'm sure we can pull through but some changes are inevitable. Article taken from
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Segata Sanshiro 8 October 2014 at 11:22 am UTC
QuoteHis employer should know what kind of person they have in their ranks. I would never hire a person like this.

If you know Portuguese you should email the company about the "gross misconduct" of one of their employees.
neffo 8 October 2014 at 11:49 am UTC
Umm to those suggesting retribution:


Just no.
oldrocker99 8 October 2014 at 12:54 pm UTC
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This is to Liam:

Reading your farewell message caused me to infer that you, along with all the insults you received, also suffer from depression.

As a gamer who also suffers from depression, I am all too aware that depression, along with a situation that cannot fail to make you unhappy, can combine into a crisis situation. I just wish to tell you that it will get better for you, and that there's no shame whatsoever in seeking help for an illness, because depression is an illness, not a defect in one's personality.

I wish you nothing but the best. I hope you can feel better enough to return to the superb website you started. I also hope you are able to acquire a bitchin' video card!

By the way, "bitchin'" is nondirty surfer slang for "brilliant," "super," or "fantastic."
oldrocker99 8 October 2014 at 12:56 pm UTC
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Oops: double post!
Cheeseness 9 October 2014 at 8:25 am UTC
neffoUmm to those suggesting retribution:


Just no.


Two wrongs don't make a right. Stooping to that kind of silliness won't help anybody.

For anybody who has trouble with time zones, here's some time conversion goodness.
Liam Dawe 9 October 2014 at 8:47 am UTC
Also to echo Cheese and Neffo, please don't send messages to Pedro's employer.
Segata Sanshiro 9 October 2014 at 12:44 pm UTC
Sorry, it was meant as tongue-in-cheek, wasn't serious but that didn't come across obviously. But yeah, probably not a good idea.
Cheeseness 9 October 2014 at 7:41 pm UTC
Segata SanshiroSorry, it was meant as tongue-in-cheek, wasn't serious but that didn't come across obviously. But yeah, probably not a good idea.
Yeah, you've got to be super careful with stuff like that. A joke can easily be interpreted as a call-to-action by less sensible people (even if it's got a "just kidding!" disclaimer attached)

I should've done it yesterday, but I've removed the links and specific details from an earlier post which seemed more sincere in its recommendation for harassment.
Speedster 9 October 2014 at 8:34 pm UTC
I would never want to have an employee like that either, but on the other hand if all the internet bullies got fired then they'd be on unemployment followed by welfare, and end up with even more free time and hate with which to pick on other people
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