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Offline Gulliver

Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2014, 08:17:45 PM »
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I have only one question.  For what specific purpose did A-Eon acquire Amiga.org?


Yep, I keep repeating the same question myself...
 

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Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2014, 08:18:20 PM »
@nicholas

Please refer to the Press Release:

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our acquistion of is part of our long term strategy to help support and expand the Amiga community

Amiga.org is regarded as having the potential to be developed as the premier hub of Amiga support knowledge and community discussion.  It could be a wonderful resource to all Amiga users whatever "flavour" they prefer.  I have already stated this in the other thread, so I am not sure if you read my comments.

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Offline amigasociety

Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2014, 08:19:22 PM »
I'm excited that A-Eon and team acquired Amiga.org.

This Amiga space will clean up real nice with a good group directing it.

Less drama.... more meat.

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Offline amoskodare

Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2014, 08:29:50 PM »
Congratulations, nice move and good luck :)


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Offline SACC-guy

Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2014, 08:40:38 PM »
@Trevor

Well Done!

p.s. don't forget your blog (great read)

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Offline A6000

Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2014, 08:43:32 PM »
Quote from: nicholas;766328
I have only one question.  For what specific purpose did A-Eon acquire Amiga.org?


Wasn't there some talk once about this site being devoted to Spanish Lesbians? :)
 

Offline whabang

Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2014, 08:57:56 PM »
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Wasn't there some talk once about this site being devoted to Spanish Lesbians? :)

There was. I'm still dissapointed it was just Wayne pulling our legs. :P
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Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2014, 09:23:56 PM »
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Yes! Good move Trevor!
I expect to see ........... and less fight on forum..:D

Trevor & Matthew cannot control what gets posted to any forum threads by you, the members of Amiga.org, or how much fighting occurs, but they can provide direction for the moderators on how they want members who violate the Terms of Service for posting to these forums handled in the future.

You should look at this as a partnership between management of this site and the members of these forums, as to how productive all of you want these forums to be.  Moderators don't want to treat members like children and members don't want to have what they write moderated.  If everyone reads and follows the rules set in the Terms of Service, the forums are much more productive and helpful for everyone.  The forums are also much more enjoyable to read that way, unless you are a Troll and just like to stir up trouble and watch the mayhem that follows.

Matthew and/or Trevor have stated their intentions for this site, either directly in this thread, or in the announcement.  They wish to support and expand the Amiga community.  Hopefully, members here will accept that statement and not look for any other dark, or mysterious intention or goals.  I have personally met both men and they are great guys and huge fans of all kinds of Amiga experiences.  I believe that this change will be a great thing for everyone.
How are you helping the Amiga community? :)
 

Offline commodorejohn

Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2014, 09:40:17 PM »
Excellent :)
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Offline psxphill

Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2014, 09:56:14 PM »
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Trevor & Matthew cannot control what gets posted to any forum threads by you, the members of Amiga.org, or how much fighting occurs, but they can provide direction for the moderators on how they want members who violate the Terms of Service for posting to these forums handled in the future.

Surely the owners of the site could even sack the moderators and do whatever they wanted. I'm not saying they would, but you're saying they cannot.
 

Offline nicholas

Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2014, 10:04:28 PM »
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@nicholas

Please refer to the Press Release:



Amiga.org is regarded as having the potential to be developed as the premier hub of Amiga support knowledge and community discussion.  It could be a wonderful resource to all Amiga users whatever "flavour" they prefer.  I have already stated this in the other thread, so I am not sure if you read my comments.


I did, but you are running a business not a charity so there must be a commercial purpose. How do you plan to make money from this place? Obviously plastering the place with as many advertising platforms as possible like during the rule of the previous owner is not your style and I thank you for it. :)
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Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2014, 10:11:58 PM »
Thanks for all the kind comments.

Matthew answered the question about our intentions in acquiring Amiga.org but to reiterate, Amiga.org is a great peice of Amiga history and has the potential to be a massive resource for all Amigans (whatever flavour). It is the members who are the life and blood of Amiga.org and make it what it is. Without active and engaged members Amiga.org will slowly fade and die.

Personal answer: As an Amigan I'm just stoked* to be associated with Amiga.org :)

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Offline commodorejohn

Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2014, 10:17:58 PM »
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I did, but you are running a business not a charity so there must be a commercial purpose. How do you plan to make money from this place? Obviously plastering the place with as many advertising platforms as possible like during the rule of the previous owner is not your style and I thank you for it. :)
You forget (as pretty much the entire business world seems to have forgotten these days) that there's actual value in having a solid community of customers and advocates and maintaining good relations with them.
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Offline giZmo350

Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2014, 10:21:33 PM »
IMHO, I would really like to see a whole new landing page with small sections of cool new products, pics, Trevor's blog sampling, new news blurbs, Amiga peeps in action, that sort of thing! Move the forums off the landing page...  just have a link to the forums... Just keep the content on the landing page relevant and current. Make it fun! :) Just a suggestion.
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Offline zylesea

Re: A-EON Technology Acquires Amiga.org
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2014, 11:10:29 PM »
Can't help, but don't feel too comfortable with this take over. I know (well, guess to be precise) Trevor has good intentions, but there are issues on this board where interests collide. I mean if some guy asks what system to get and I suggest a Mac mini or some other an el cheapo x86 for AROS this is in direct conflict with Trevor's or Amikit's business. And they own the site now.

IMHO a site like A.org shouldn't be backed up by a company that actually _has_ a particular agenda. It loses independence - even if this loss may be unintended, but nevertheless it does.