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Offline Wayne

The end of the Amiga curse?
« on: November 22, 2009, 03:40:00 PM »
Good morning ladies and gents,

I have no idea what I'm doing conscious on a bright and blustery Sunday morning, but here we are..

Since 1994, I've dedicated large portions of my life to building, then operating Amiga.org for the community.   Some might even argue that I've been around about as long as the legendary Amiga curse.

As most of you may know, I reached an agreement with a new owner in August which would allow me to "retire" gracefully while leaving behind what I consider to be a great legacy for the community.

This is just a quick note, though not the last, to let everyone know that as of yesterday, that agreement was finalized and the site now enjoys a new, fresh perspective by way of a new owner.

Who are they? Tsk. Tsk.  It's still not my place to say, but I'm sure they will step forward on their own shortly.

So what changes?  Not much if anything at all that I know of.  The new owners have assured me that they have no intention of screwing with success, aside from maybe an upgrade to vBulletin 4.0 which should better integrate things like the forums, blogs, and social groups to make them more usable.  Over the last few months, I've made several recommendations for both staff, and improvements they could make, but I don't want to speak for what they may, or may not do in the future.

Where does Wayne go?  In the short to mid-term, nowhere.  I'm still committed to this Web site's and it's future.  I'm just getting out of the driver's seat, going to the back of the bus, and enjoying a well-deserved nap.

So what does it all mean?  You're asking me?  Wow.. Ok..  If I were to guess, since I'm -- according to some -- not only the Anti-Christ, but the sole source of the Amiga curse, I'm hoping that with me "out of the way", the Amiga will suddenly blossom and become this huge thing that everything has always thought it should have been.

So what are you babbling about Wayne?  I have no idea... This isn't my official farewell note or anything.  I just wanted you guys to know exactly what's going on and give you the opportunity to ask questions if need be.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2009, 03:42:52 PM by Wayne »
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Offline Tension

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009, 03:42:52 PM »
Quote from: Wayne;530761

Who are they?


Aaah, so it is more than one person...

Offline Wayne

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009, 03:44:28 PM »
Quote from: Tension;530762
Aaah, so it is more than one person...
Please don't get all pedantic and read stuff into it.  I won't confirm nor deny.  It's still not my place to do so.

As I said, it's early, it's Sunday, it's before the crack of noon, and I haven't had my coffee... :)
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Offline F1Lupo

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009, 04:05:31 PM »
Glad to see things are moving forward for you Wayne...enjoy your much deserved nap :-)
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Offline Zac67

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2009, 04:10:41 PM »
Quote from: Wayne;530761
Where does Wayne go?  In the short to mid-term, nowhere.  I'm still committed to this Web site's and it's future.  I'm just getting out of the driver's seat, going to the back of the bus, and enjoying a well-deserved nap.


Glad to be seeing you around then!
 

Offline Homer

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2009, 04:45:21 PM »
Good luck with everything Wayne :cool:
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Offline Boot_WB

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2009, 05:18:55 PM »
Quote from: Wayne;530763
...and I haven't had my coffee... :)


Danger, Will Robinson. Danger, Danger!

Thanks for keeping us in the loop Wayne. Although I don't read every thread around here anymore, I have been keeping an eye for any announcements since you found a new owner for the site, and am glad to hear things are still progressing in this regard.

All the best matey!


Rich
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Offline ManRaven

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2009, 05:32:35 PM »
Thanks for helping to keep the Amiga alive.
 

Offline ElZorro

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2009, 05:36:58 PM »
I just made my donation......
Was it big enough to retire (French for pulling back)

:D

enjoy the ride in the back of the bus

We will receive the new director(s) as welcome
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Offline amigagr

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2009, 08:02:46 PM »
@Wayne: get some beers at the back too! :drink::drink::drink:
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Offline ZeBeeDee

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2009, 08:34:13 PM »
@ Wayne

The check's finally cleared then?  :laughing:
« Last Edit: November 22, 2009, 08:36:48 PM by ZeBeeDee »
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Offline tonyyeb

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2009, 08:35:16 PM »
All the best in whatever you do Wayne... still think selling out to Spanish Lesbians would have been a plus for us ;)
Chris (aka tonyyeb)
 

Offline ddniUK

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2009, 09:15:28 PM »
 

Offline Damion

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2009, 09:59:58 PM »
Glad to hear you'll be sticking around, and many thanks for all your hard work keeping the site going.
 

Offline ptek

Re: The end of the Amiga curse?
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2009, 10:06:50 PM »
Many, many thanks for your support and dedication! Best wishes!
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