Wednesday, March 31st 2010

I will be leaving TPU!

After all the drama in the comments section of our Fermi review, I realized that continuing with hardware reviews and this tech "scene" might not be what I want to do with my time in the future.

So I looked for options out of this mess, and found one, TPU will be operated by a different company in the near future, I will be leaving the site. But fear not, most of the staff will remain here, the site and forums will stay the same in the near future (months). However, I have no idea what's going to change in the long run but I'm sure it will be for the best.

Further info and a more detailed schedule will follow when I have a better idea what will happen with my software projects and other internals of the site.

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869 Comments on I will be leaving TPU!

#2
mtosev
april fools joke?
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#3
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
by: mtosev
april fools joke?
It's the 31st d00d.
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#4
Arrakis+9
by: mtosev
april fools joke?
i hope so :eek:
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#5
A Cheese Danish
Aww W1z, we'll miss you :(
Best of luck in your future endeavors :)
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#6
Izliecies
So what happened in the comments? Don't feel like reading all the 28 pages.
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#7
ArmoredCavalry
Please be an April Fool's joke? :eek:

Edit: As this appears more and more not to be an April Fool's joke, I'm pretty much in shock.... W1zzard's reviews are some of the best (if not THE best) on the web! I can't believe people would give him crap about a service he is providing for free.... If you don't like the reviews, no one is forcing you to be here. But I know, I, and the vast majority of TPU users are nothing but grateful for the awesome, in-depth, reviews that are provided by W1zzard. I will be sad to see him go. :(
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#8
WhiteLotus
by: mtosev
april fools joke?
Doubt it. A lot of seriously ungrateful users castrated him for not using the latest drivers that only came out a day or two before he released the Fermi review.



Be interesting to see what comes of this, and who these buyers are. Hoping they are not some idiot with too much money that will turn this place in to a "speak out against us and you'll be bandhammered".
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#9
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
After all that crap in the fermi thread I'm not suprised. Everyone should be ashamed of themselves because w1z has given us the best forum on the internet, best reviews and software and some of you threw it in his face. I'm glad w1z has decided to do what he wants and I wish him luck.
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#10
mlee49
Well that sucks, good luck on your future endeavors Mr. Wizzard.



I do want to say that this puts a damper on my returning too.
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#11
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I don't do reviews myself, but as someone who makes content for this site, I can understand what it's like to put in effort into something and then facing destructive criticism. Fermi review wasn't all of it, it just pushed the apple cart off the cliff. I'm shocked at this and I hope we in the staff can pacify him. W1z to TPU is like Steve Jobs to Apple.
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#12
human_error
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. :shadedshu

will miss you w1zz (and your awesome reviews - the criticisms were on minor details and were blown out of proportion - but i'd rather have that than reviews like guru3d does, where the review, content, conclusions and bias of the reviewer are all complained about) :cry:

I seriously hope TPU doesn't change (at all) - if it does I'll be off elsewhere.
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#13
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
will w1zzard be continuing his work on gpu-z and his other programs ?
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#14
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
Good luck in your future endeavours W1zz and a thank you for the awesome ATiTool.
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#15
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
Part of why I came to TPU was because of W1zzard's reviews. Some people may find that hard to believe, idiots, but he does a seriously thorough job. With as much whining as I saw and personal attacks it seems like there's a bunch of trolls who are hell-bent on being right no matter what the cost. So a special thanks to you sacks! Your efforts weren't for naught! (you know who you are)
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#16
LifeOnMars
If this is true I'm gutted :( Can people not see here how good the community is? Why do you think this is the case, elves & pixie dust? No, it is through the endeavours of W1zz and the staff. I seriously hope this is either a)not true b) he has a rethink or c) we as a community help him change his mind.
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#17
toastem2004
happy now, you stupid nvidia fanboys? couldn't handle that your beloved Fermi is such a craptacular product, you blame others for nvidia's failure!

i may not be very active, but i come here everyday for the last 2 years, w1zz, i will miss u.
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#18
xrealm20
.... I'm in shock .... Being a member on here for only a few months and I saw the astounding quality of work that W1z delivered day in and day out. Personally I joined up here because of the good community and great review content.

You will be missed very much W1z -- I personally hate to see you leave! As always, good luck in your future endeavors.
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: toastem2004
happy now, you stupid nvidia fanboys? couldn't handle that your beloved Fermi is such a craptacular product, you blame others for nvidia's failure!

i may not be very active, but i come here everyday for the last 2 years, w1zz, i will miss u.
Go through the thread. It was some of the people who demanded new drivers for ATI cards who caused ruckus. At the end those new drivers just added a farty 2% performance jump.
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#20
aCid888*
Leaving is pointless.


I think I've said enough.
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#21
Blacklash
I've always liked and respected you, W1zzard.

I'll be sorry to see you go. You are a big part of TPU!

If you're not happy then you're definitely doing the right thing. I wouldn't make a decision from an emotional base though or when you are upset. I'd cool off and then evaluate. Decisions made in a highly emotional state usually = bad.

In any case, I wish you the best with where ever you happen to land :)
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#22
JATownes
NOOOOO...I hope, no I pray, this is an April Fools Joke. This place will not be the same without W1zz.

If this is no joke, I wish you the best of luck in your future projects, and we will miss you greatly. Your are the only reviewer I trust. :(
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#23
fritoking
well if thats your decision, best of luck to you. i stumbled on this site about 2 yrs ago....lurked then registered .its the first place i come for any news, reviews , help and even to buy ! i nor my children would not have the systems we do without this site....and i have recommended it to quite a few others as well. thanks for the hard work and dedication, and if you still decide to leave , know you will be missed. most people here look forward to your reviews more than they will let on, or care to admit. thanks again.
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#24
assaulter_99
by: W1zzard
TPU will be operated by a different company in the near future, I will be leaving the site.
Thats sad, I thought the review was pretty good, its nearly the same on nearly every other review I've read. If that's really true, its a shame and sad day. So its gonna be owned by another company, so is it gonna change drastically? Cause I really liked the way its run compared to other *tech forums*.

by: toastem2004
happy now, you stupid nvidia fanboys? couldn't handle that your beloved Fermi is such a craptacular product, you blame others for nvidia's failure!
Sorry to burst your bubble, but it wasn't just the NV fanboys, but I'm gonna leave it there! Its a pity that such blatent and childish behavior has lead to this.
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#25
$immond$
I am not a fanboy of either Nvidia or ATI, I use both in multiple machines, as for gaming Nvidia and ATI will always be at each others throats in terms of performance and value. I am not sure why people take a brand to heart. They are merely video cards... Drama queens..
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