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Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #45 on: March 13, 2003, 02:18:11 PM »
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mips_proc wrote:
well that's not ideal now is it...


It's sad and it's stupid!  :-x  :-(
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline takemehomegrandma

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #46 on: March 13, 2003, 02:22:23 PM »
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Wayne wrote:
@takemehomegrandma

We were here before even Escom.


That must count for something. I don't think it will be possible for them to just clap their hands and have someone to pull the plug.
MorphOS is Amiga done right! :)
 

Offline DaveP

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #47 on: March 13, 2003, 02:58:18 PM »
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..... and "Amiga Inc is going to organize a 'mass exodus' from Amiga.org".


I wonder who is going to put two and two together
and come up with four.....


...if its not too much to ask how much would it cost
me to run a banner ad here for a year? 800USD? higher?
Lower?
Hate figure. :lol:
 

Offline bhoggett

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #48 on: March 13, 2003, 03:02:00 PM »
@DaveP

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I wonder who is going to put two and two together and come up with four.....


Not me. I use an Intel powered calculator.   :-P
Bill Hoggett
 

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Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #49 on: March 13, 2003, 03:09:45 PM »
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...if its not too much to ask how much would it cost
The cost is $1.00 per 1000 banner displays.  Usually advertisements run about $400 to $500 per calendar year, but it's all based on the site's popularity.  More visitors means more banners being displayed, means the banners expire faster.

 

Offline DaveP

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2003, 03:11:58 PM »
Hmmmmmm......... ..........eeeenteresting. :-D

/me has thinking cap on
Hate figure. :lol:
 

Offline HMetal

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #51 on: March 13, 2003, 11:22:43 PM »
@Wayne

"The plan" I was referring to was the blatant advertisting and propaganda (or hijacking if you will) that certain individuals like to use all over topics where it is not only unsolicited but just plain ignorant (to the poster).

You recently locked/ended a thread that exhibits this "phenomena" quite sufficiently (the AmigaOS on Mac thread).

Personally, I couldn't give a hoot where they advertise but there comes a point where it gets to be too much for your visitors when they can't ask an targeted question without someone coming in and tooting their horn, completely off-topic (and yes, I'm purposely not mentioning names -- they know who they are and so do you).

You asked, there it is.  I've said my piece and I'm now done with the topic. It's your site and only your policy will decide what kind of visitor you want, or if you want all the visitors you can get.
Ray A. Akey / AKA HMetal
 

Offline HMetal

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #52 on: March 13, 2003, 11:29:24 PM »
@bhoggett

I hope you weren't referring to me as a troll.  I have never trolled here and don't plan on it.  I an seriously concerned about the site.  Wayne and I, though we may disagree on some things here and there, have been friendly for quite some time.

In fact, you'll notice that I really haven't said much here about this whole split, until it started to affect the visitors to the site and their exodus.

P.S. It is the same thing your 2nd paragraph describes that is the base for my concern, and that concern goes both ways, even if the situation were reversed with the (as you call it) "red trolls" doing the "registration of presence."
Ray A. Akey / AKA HMetal
 

Offline HMetal

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #53 on: March 13, 2003, 11:42:09 PM »
@mips_proc

I wouldn't believe a lick of it unless it actually happened.  This information, as Wayne tells me,  came from a third party who was speaking out of turn.  It could be as simple as a very context-related suggestion or spitballing by someone that turned into something more.
Ray A. Akey / AKA HMetal
 

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Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #54 on: March 14, 2003, 03:43:28 AM »
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SilvrDrgn wrote:
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A lot of the people here who are on those lists can verify what I'm saying, if they choose to do so.

I choose to do so.  Vouched for and verified - the threats were made.  So Wayne's simple two-word statement of "it happened" is correct.


Ditto
Someone has to state the obvious and that someone is me!
 

Offline Hooligan_DCS

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #55 on: March 14, 2003, 04:38:42 AM »
Let's forget all this computer babble. Let's talk about football, beer and chicks. Should make everyone happy. Everyone in?
 

Offline Bodie

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #56 on: March 14, 2003, 04:42:41 AM »
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Hooligan_DCS wrote:
Let's forget all this computer babble. Let's talk about football, beer and chicks. Should make everyone happy. Everyone in?


Damn straight  :-D .
 

Offline gary_c

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #57 on: March 14, 2003, 05:30:21 AM »
HMetal wrote:
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"The plan" I was referring to was the blatant advertisting and propaganda (or hijacking if you will) that certain individuals like to use all over topics where it is not only unsolicited but just plain ignorant (to the poster).

I don't agree with your assessment. Let's say someone posts a yes/no question about product A. There are two possible responses: 1) No, or 2) No, but product B, yes. Which of these is more informative? If you are aligned somehow with the company that makes product A, then of course mention of product B is a "hijacking" of the conversation. On the other hand, if you're the person who asked the question, then the "hijacking" is a positive thing -- additional information.

If I go into a store, look at a food mixer, and ask the salesperson "Can this thing whisk?" And the salesperson simply says "no" and walks off, that's not very good service if there's a mixer that can whisk sitting right next to the one I asked about. So in this way, people bringing up MorphOS or Pegasos aren't necessarily out of line even if the topic started out focused more on AmigaOS4/AmigaOne. That's my view, anyway; it's how I'd like things to be if I were the one looking for information.
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...someone coming in and tooting their horn, completely off-topic....

Of course if someone does a "blue troll" post in a thread where it's completely irrelevant, that's no good, but I haven't actually seen much of that here. Most of the infamous bbrv posts, for example, come after the subject has already touched on blue territory. And the reason it was in blue territory is that there was some logical connection topic-wise, whether someone making a comparison, contrast, or whatever. Is it really substantive, logical irrelevance that people are seeing, or are they just reacting to the rather aggressive presence of an alternative?

OK, now about that beer....  :-P

-- gary_c
 

Offline Jupp3

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #58 on: March 14, 2003, 06:34:47 AM »
To understand the reasons behind the name, we need to look back in time.

Back then things looked quite different; Classic Amigas didn't look like "past" as they do nowadays etc.

Regardless of your preferences for future system, it's a lot different from the times amiga.org was launched.

No matter what you say, the "definition" of Amiga.org has changed, but do you change your name every time, you change your opinions a bit?

Amiga.org is called amiga.org becouse then people can access it by typing "www.amiga.org" into browser as they've always done.
 

Offline DaveP

Re: Mission StatementII (was: Remove MORFOS/PEG from Main Fourum)
« Reply #59 on: March 14, 2003, 07:39:34 AM »
@hmetal

Whats a spitballing?  :-o
Hate figure. :lol: