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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #90 on: August 20, 2009, 04:46:25 PM »
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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #91 on: August 20, 2009, 04:48:08 PM »
Would it be possible to organise some sort of raffle where members can purchase tickets for say $25 each. $25 x 400 memebers equal $10,000.

Maybe offer a prize for the winner i.e Xbox 360, PS3 etc..to give them an incentive to buy and also a good chance of winning a prize?

The money would be rasied but the ownership of the site could still be decided by Wayne.

Just an idea...only trying to help!!
 

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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #92 on: August 20, 2009, 04:50:08 PM »
I suggest this thread be locked as everything that needs to be said, has been expressed already, and I have just started another clean thread for those who are really interested in purchasing A.org.
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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #93 on: August 20, 2009, 04:55:32 PM »
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Are you sure spreading FUD in this thread is entirely helpful to anyone?

Feel free to point out where I spread FUD. I certainly was not polite, but I did not intend to be - because IMHO asking the community for 10 grand isn't polite either.

But this seems to be one of those he's-not-with-us-so-we're-allowed-to-burn-his-car-and-kill-his-cat moments, I guess I better take a break before people start insulting my mother or questioning the size of my manhood.
 

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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #94 on: August 20, 2009, 04:59:05 PM »
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Would it be possible to organise some sort of raffle where members can purchase tickets for say $25 each. $25 x 400 memebers equal $10,000.

Maybe offer a prize for the winner i.e Xbox 360, PS3 etc..to give them an incentive to buy and also a good chance of winning a prize?

The money would be rasied but the ownership of the site could still be decided by Wayne.

Just an idea...only trying to help!!


I actually really like that idea!!! Raffel off Amiga.org :)

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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #95 on: August 20, 2009, 05:12:37 PM »
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Feel free to point out where I spread FUD. I certainly was not polite, but I did not intend to be - because IMHO asking the community for 10 grand isn't polite either.

But this seems to be one of those he's-not-with-us-so-we're-allowed-to-burn-his-car-and-kill-his-cat moments, I guess I better take a break before people start insulting my mother or questioning the size of my manhood.


But Wayne isn't asking the community for $10k... He is putting the site up for sale for that much... If you want to buy it negotiate a price with him... If not then let him carry on owning the site or sell it to someone who is prepared to buy it... Simples...

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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #96 on: August 20, 2009, 05:12:38 PM »
Well usually it's OK with me that everything is a little bit expensive and crazy in Amigaland but this is totally ridiculous ! You will have a hard time finding someone that is serious about taking on an amigasite / forum with all the work associated for free let alone pay for the honor of work.

To all that will now come to my door with forks and torches: You are all so quick with donating money, but would anyone of you donate the time to run this site AND pay for being allowed to sacrifice a good part of his private time / live for this ?

Having said this I of course say thanks to Wayne for having done this job for so long, but asking (that amount of) money from someone that is willing to take this chore over from you feels strange to say the least..
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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #97 on: August 20, 2009, 05:15:19 PM »
@Wayne,

Thanks for creating and maintaining in what I think is close if not the father of all Amiga forums out there.

Must be hard tho to let go 15 years of your life. I hope you find someone who can buy and run this site.

If not, ah well, I'm sure someone is interested in the domain name for other purposes tho I do understand why you would not want that. :-p
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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #98 on: August 20, 2009, 05:19:58 PM »
I agree that this thread should be locked, and in fact I think most of it should be removed. People can PM their personal feelings about this to Wayne. We don't all need to know what each other thinks about the situation (he says after offering his own opinion...).


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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #99 on: August 20, 2009, 05:22:55 PM »
@Wayne

dont worry the morphos lovers will jump on this and you will pay your debt in no time :)
 

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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #100 on: August 20, 2009, 05:23:12 PM »
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Feel free to point out where I spread FUD.


By lobbing copyright issues into this you effectively pulled the pin on a grenade.

Do you have even the slightest notion of how complex an issue you're talking about? By even bringing it up in the manner you did there is an implied threat.

So there's your FUD.

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I certainly was not polite, but I did not intend to be - because IMHO asking the community for 10 grand isn't polite either.


A community that has had effectively a free ride for 15 years. Asking for something back for 15 years of hard work is not impolite. Now whether he gets that or not is another question entirely. But that is up to the community or some other interested party. But asking in of itself is not.

You coming in here with a frankly disgusting attitude and yes, spreading FUD however, that's plenty impolite.

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But this seems to be one of those he's-not-with-us-so-we're-allowed-to-burn-his-car-and-kill-his-cat moments, I guess I better take a break before people start insulting my mother or questioning the size of my manhood.


Because it's totally cool for you you engage in ad hominem attacks on others.

You got a point, make it. Insulting people, degrading their work and lobbing in legal hand grenades for the fun of it isn't just unhelpful it's downright unproductive.
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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #101 on: August 20, 2009, 05:24:18 PM »
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Danke!

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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #102 on: August 20, 2009, 05:39:26 PM »
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Hmm!
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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #103 on: August 20, 2009, 05:40:31 PM »
@ Bloodline - congrats!
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Re: The future of Amiga.org ...?
« Reply #104 on: August 20, 2009, 05:44:14 PM »
@ Wayne,

Damn, I just found this thread.  I can't say I'm surprised because 15 years running something like Amiga.org and seeing more "downs" than "ups" has to take the fun out of it eventually.  I think you need a medal for hanging in there so long.

$10,000?  For a name like Amiga.org I'm sure someone, somewhere is willing to pay good money for it, even if vintage computers is the least of their interests so good luck with the sale.

I make irregular donations to the site, and anyone who purchases it to continue to run it as it is will receive the same financial support.

Cheers for all your efforts in maintaining an Amiga community through the dark times and I wish you well for the future.
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