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Offline OlafS3

Ownership of amiga.org?
« on: June 10, 2014, 12:41:30 PM »
If you look at the bottom of this site you read this:

Amiga.org and logo Copyright © 2014, A-EON Technology Ltd

What does that mean? A-eon is owner of the site? And if yes what does that mean for the users. Amiga.org was (up to now) 68k orientated and open to discussions (even controversial ones that were stopped on other site(s) )

And:
http://www.amiga.org/forums/member.php?u=2273
http://www.amiga.org/forums/member.php?u=2958
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Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2014, 12:59:28 PM »
I noticed Amigakit and Trevordick were coloured red today. Trevordick is now also named administrator and webmaster. I'm guessing he took over the site. I haven't been here much lately so someone else or everyone might already know. If he has taken it over i think that would be excellent news for the site. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2014, 01:01:04 PM »
Quote from: Kesa;766087
I noticed Amigakit and Trevordick were coloured red today. Trevordick is now also named administrator and webmaster. I'm guessing he took over the site. I haven't been here much lately so someone else or everyone might already know. If he has taken it over i think that would be excellent news for the site. Fingers crossed.

Why "excellent news"? I am more for neutral ownership regarding forum. We all know what both a-eon and Amigakit are mostly interested in.
 

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Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 01:06:09 PM »
I am just assuming it would be good as he comes across as a decent bloke who has genuine passion for Amiga's. I also think he is neutral as he afaik uses aros and mos and not just AOS4.x.
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Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 01:09:30 PM »
Lets hope moderators come back.
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Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2014, 01:12:00 PM »
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I am just assuming it would be good as he comes across as a decent bloke who has genuine passion for Amiga's. I also think he is neutral as he afaik uses aros and mos and not just AOS4.x.


we will see... it will hopefully stay vastly as it is

At least I would expect some informations or news about such a drastic change
 

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Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2014, 01:12:48 PM »
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Lets hope moderators come back.


Moderators come back?
 

Offline eliyahu

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 01:35:14 PM »
@thread

the mods are all still here. i'm sure matthew and trevor will say 'hi' to everyone as soon as they can. :)

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Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2014, 01:38:11 PM »
Times are changing...
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Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2014, 01:56:49 PM »
Quote from: Kesa;766089
I am just assuming it would be good as he comes across as a decent bloke who has genuine passion for Amiga's. I also think he is neutral as he afaik uses aros and mos and not just AOS4.x.


Agree, I see no reason why ownership of the site and keeping it alive is a problem because of Trevor's other interests.  I don't think he is looking to make money out of it otherwise he wouldn't be dabbling in Amiga.

But I guess the socialists here will see it as an affront to free society and free speech. Perhaps a few hackers in the mix will now have a target for their ideals....
 

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Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2014, 02:02:36 PM »
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Agree, I see no reason why ownership of the site and keeping it alive is a problem because of Trevor's other interests.  I don't think he is looking to make money out of it otherwise he wouldn't be dabbling in Amiga.

But I guess the socialists here will see it as an affront to free society and free speech. Perhaps a few hackers in the mix will now have a target for their ideals....


Time will tell what will change... in worst case people change to another forum

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Offline Akiko

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014, 02:02:39 PM »
Good news, and maybe some members we've lost like Jens Schoenfeld will come back now.
 

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Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2014, 02:02:59 PM »
Hi Guys

We are working on an official public announcement since yesterday.

In the meantime, as a priority we have been introducing ourselves to the Amiga.org staff and receiving their feedback.

Please bear with us as there is so much to do regarding administration and technical operations in these type of events.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.
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Offline cgutjahr

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2014, 02:20:07 PM »
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I see no reason why ownership of the site and keeping it alive is a problem because of Trevor's other interests.

The problem is not Trevor, the problem is that Trevor usually comes with a lot of baggage in the form of paranoid, greedy, ego-driven wannabe VIPs that really do not understand how forums work. Or products. Or communication in general.

And it never was a good idea to have a vendor run a big Amiga community site. It hurt this site badly when Wayne was alternatively working/bending over for AInc and Genesi, the early years of AW could be described as a field experiment in scamming as many people as possible - and the official OS4 forums only exist to move most of the OS4 related discussion to a place where ssolie can delete everything that "is off-topic", "has been answered already" or "was written by a troll".

It should also be noted that amigakit has a habbit of using Forums for free advertisement. As far as I'm concerned, moderators should reign them in, not answer to them ;)

That said: Thanks a lot to Trevor and Matthew for freeing us from the previous owner's reign of terror.
 

Offline giZmo350

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2014, 02:21:21 PM »
Welcome new site owners Trevor and Matt! Cheers to a chance to bring back the glory days! IMO the site could use a bit of new professionalism and, dare I say, a tad bit of commercialism. Maybe even bring back the occasional contest freebie (like win an ACA board or even an NG system once in a while)! Keep in mind, support for 68K is here to stay simply due to AmigaKit's involvement - that's a big part of Matt's living... that said Trevor and Matts' partnership will ensure a balanced site with upcoming NG announcements. I really think consolidating the Amiga market under Amiga.org is a good idea due to the fact that it's in the best interest of Matt and Trevor to work with the entire Amiga community. Yea, hope Jens returns too! :) Best of luck and take it Breezy!
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