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Offline Duce

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Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2014, 02:22:56 PM »
I'm sure this didn't happen overnight.  That being said, I've never had anything but good experiences with Trevor and his company, or Amigakit for the most part.

But, and I'm sure you saw this coming, there is a point to be made.  I do find it a little low *if* the most recent pledge drive for donations by "SysAdmin" and crew occurred while a buyout/takeover was being brokered with the new ownership.  A.org isn't a charity case, anyone with half a brain can do basic analytics math on the clickthru links and figure out the site may not be making people rich, but it's not a loss leader.

If I'd given cash to support the site only to see it taken over without virtually any notice or discussion and I didn't care for the new owners or the lack of transparency by the most recent owners, I'd be a bit chuffed.  This being said, if you don't like something, go elsewhere or start your own alternative I suppose.  Do I think the new owners will screw the place up?
I do not, but these people do have interests of their own and having a corporate entity on the masthead will have some effects on principle alone.  Just like people would be a bit troubled if their local hospital was to suddenly be bought out by Pfizer, there's some conflict of interests involved - but it's not my site to run, so fair dinkum.  That A-EON tag will have some effects even if nothing else changes here, for better or for worse.  I hope the place remains as well balanced as it is, but as much as I gripe about the blue camp fanatics fighting with the red camp fanatics, I do worry that the Bluecrew will see this as a sell-out of their platform neutral forum that is A.org.

$16 a month will get you a host with unlimited bandwidth and better uptime anyways, when it comes down to brass tacks if one chooses to take their business elsewhere or start their own offering.
 

Offline Iggy

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2014, 03:36:15 PM »
I, for one, am thrilled at the idea.
Trevor is a great guy and an Amiga enthusiast.
Now, as the Amiga community has a history of attacking those investing in Amiga related ventures, I think we can expect some to be negative about this.
Hopefully this won't result in unnecessary attacks.
The guy is investing in our future.

BTW - Since A-eon is producing a sound card for legacy systems, what makes anyone think a bias will be present?
I don't use OS4 (the operating system used by most A-eon system owners), and I don't expect there to be any such focus.
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Offline number6

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2014, 03:50:14 PM »
Quote from: amigakit;766101
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.



You might wish to consider cross posting the announcement when completed. Beyond the obvious choices...if you want to reach some old timers, I suggest:

http://www.whyzzat.com/forums/retro/

Best of luck.

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Offline eliyahu

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2014, 03:57:22 PM »
@thread

before we start worrying about changes, how 'bout we actually, ya know, wait for the changes -- if there actually will be any -- and then worry? just a thought. anyway, i couldn't be more pleased that matthew and trevor are now the amiga.org stewards.



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Offline Iggy

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2014, 04:12:44 PM »
All things considered, isn't it about time for a statement from Trevor?
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Offline number6

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2014, 04:17:53 PM »
Quote from: Iggy;766114
All things considered, isn't it about time for a statement from Trevor?



He's 16 hours ahead of you, if he's home.

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Offline amigakit

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2014, 04:26:01 PM »
Trevor is not very well today and remember it is middle of the night where he is.

As I stated earlier we are putting together a press release.  In the meantime we have made contact with the moderators here and Amiga.org staff.

There are many other back office tasks that need to be performed, so please bear with us during the busy period of time.
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Offline Niding

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2014, 05:33:05 PM »
Trevor and Amigakit taking over amiga.org makes sense. Its the web adress assosiated with Amiga which comes most natural and easy to navigate. No wonder the company(ies) which seems to invest the most in the brand wants this URL.

Welcome and good luck :)
 

Offline ssolie

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2014, 05:42:18 PM »
Quote from: eliyahu;766113
before we start worrying about changes, how 'bout we actually, ya know, wait for the changes -- if there actually will be any -- and then worry?

I for one welcome our new insect overlords.

Cue conspiracy theories....... now! :)
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2014, 06:21:06 PM »
Awesome news, congrats guys!

...I was also going to make a comment about conspiracy theories, but I see someone already beat me to it, lol.  ;)
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Offline eliyahu

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2014, 06:23:58 PM »
Quote from: ssolie;766122
I for one welcome our new insect overlords.

Cue conspiracy theories....... now! :)
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Professor: Yes I would, Kent.

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Offline James2002

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2014, 06:48:19 PM »
I think that is great idea. Hopefully it work out for best.
 

Offline MiAmigo

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2014, 07:16:01 PM »
Quote from: OlafS3;766085
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


Question: How does this effect, uh, donations? I donate yearly - is it still needed?
 

Offline Gulliver

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2014, 07:47:16 PM »
 

Offline F1Lupo

Re: Owner ship of amiga.org?
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2014, 08:47:39 PM »
We'll I'll be! Ya mean not every thread that hints at AmigaOS 4.1 news won't immediately be trolled on by the usual suspects anymore :bitch:

Wow ok but that'll take a while to get used to I must admit (waves at old buddy TMHTG) :knuddel:
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