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Offline Pyromania

Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« on: July 20, 2011, 04:30:45 PM »
I'm just posting a quick message here to get some feedback. I know a few of you have been concerned that you don't know the identity of the owner of Amiga.org. His investment saved the site in 2009 when it could have shut down and it was most appreciated. He only wanted to preserve Amiga.org so its members could go on communicating and enjoying it. I of course helped make that deal happen but since I don't own Amiga.org the buck currently does not stop with me. Any decision I make can be overrided and changed. I spoke with the owner recently and he is willing to transition ownership to me completely. He only needs his investment back with interest. Unfortunately it will take me one to two years to raise the funds to make this happen. You as members could of course help make this happen faster with donations but your not required to do that. The question you have to ask yourself is are you happy with the current situation of not knowing who owns Amiga.org or are you more comfortable with me as the owner. Thanks for your time and now back to your regularly scheduled Amiga program.

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Bill P
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 04:37:56 PM by Pyromania »
 

Offline orb85750

Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2011, 04:37:53 PM »
I'm OK with it as is, even if Bill McEwen is the owner.
 

Offline Pyromania

Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2011, 04:39:01 PM »
He is not the owner. Unfortunately AI does not put money into the Amiga Community. I wish this was not the case but that is how its played out over many years.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 04:41:16 PM by Pyromania »
 

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Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2011, 04:51:07 PM »
I've got no problems with the way the show is run now - and certainly wouldn't have any objections to Bill P. taking it over formally.  I, however - am not one of the "old boys of A.org" and was only a lurker in the Wayne era.

The only thing that I've ever been curious about is why the real owner wishes to go unnamed?  I couldn't care either way who it is, but it'd be nice to be able to thank whoever took it over from Wayne.

If the real owner is looking to become uninvolved with A.org, I'm sure we could organize a fund raiser to help Bill P. out.  I'd be willing to throw in a few bucks.
 

Offline Tension

Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 04:51:40 PM »
Why not just get Malcolm fuckin Glazer in and be done with it.

Offline Franko

Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 04:52:11 PM »
@ Pyro

I'm quite happy with the current owner but having yourself owning the site outright I would also be happy with... :)

To me the only real problem with the site is the very biased moderation by some that goes on, ie: the moving/ deleting of certain peoples posts infractions being issued to certain people for using certain language while certain others including the mods get away with using the very same language or worse... :(

There are plenty of examples of this to be found on the site and to me it's the one thing that badly needs sorted, other than that I believe the site runs along quite smoothly... :)

If I thought it was really something I wanted to be involved in I would offer the money myself to buy the site outright, but I don't really want to be involved in the running of a site, too serious that kind of malarky for me I'm afraid... :)

Hopefully either the current owner will keep the site going and doing the great job he has been (even if it appears he does it too quietly for some folks liking) or you yourself can raise the funds and continue the site if that's what you really want to do... :)

Either way it goes, I reckon no matter which one of you is in charge, Amiga.org will continue along just nicely under either the current ownership or yours and I wish you both all the best in doing so... :)
 

Offline Tension

Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 04:53:04 PM »
Why not just get Malcolm ****in Glazer in and be done with it.

The ****in place doesnt even work.  This is the third time I've tried to post this message.
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 05:17:51 PM by J-Golden »
 

Offline Franko

Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 04:55:15 PM »
Quote from: Tension;650824
Why not just get Malcolm ****in Glazer in and be done with it.

The ****in place doesnt even work.  This is the third time I've tried to post this message.

and that's the second time it's appeared... :lol:
« Last Edit: July 20, 2011, 05:18:37 PM by J-Golden »
 

Offline Pyromania

Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2011, 04:56:01 PM »
I removed the duplicate message.
 

Offline giZmo350

Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2011, 04:57:58 PM »
How much money we talkin here?
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Offline Pyromania

Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2011, 04:59:39 PM »
Quote from: gizmo350;650827
How much money we talkin here?


Its more than a few shillings.
 

Offline Franko

Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2011, 05:01:53 PM »
Almost half an hour since this announcement and it hasn't appeared on MooBunny yet !!!

They must be all asleep or still at school over there... :)
 

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Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2011, 05:05:07 PM »
Well in was 10k when sol in 2009so that plus interest.  Doesnt say at waht apr mind
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Offline Franko

Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2011, 05:10:49 PM »
Well according to those "What's my site worth" thingies... :)

Anything from $5,361 to $601,809.66 ... :D

Bit of a discrepancy there methinks, anyhoo take yer pick... :)

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Offline koaftder

Re: Amiga.org Ownership Resolution
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2011, 05:23:30 PM »
So for 10 grand we can know for sure who owns franko.org?