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ChannelPro Tosses Elric Phares Out of Motherboards.org

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  1. eidairaman1

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    hardly what you said as I believe certain mods and reviewers and wizzard get paid to keep this site going it is a .com afterall. other than that he should just move to the other site and just put a mobo section in.
     
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    I had nothing against this guy. First time I ever saw him was on youtube when I saw some Crysis Eyefinity video, and I thought that he sucked at the game :p
     
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    can somebody upload the same video again? i'm trying to find it elsewhere but failed..

    pretty plix? i really want to see it.

    thanks anyways
     
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    I'm not going to take sides, I think Elric made good videos, but he was also an asshole that badmouthed and insulted anyone that would question his opinions in his reviews.

    However, look at some of the facts, he isn't 100% in the right here. In his video he claims ChannelPro was supposed to develop a new website and never did. However, going to the WayBack Machine shows that the site looks very different now compared to what it looked like 3 years ago.

    Also, he accused his employer of embezzlement with next to no evidence and then was surprised when he was canned. Duh! Also, he openly admits he has an anger management issue, so I highly doubt he calmly asked about the money he felt he was being cheated out of.

    And on top of that in 2010, a year after signing the contract with ChannelPro, he registers and opens a site that is obviously designed to directly compete with the site he just sold ChannelPro. Yes, he didn't really do anything with the site until recently, but he was obviously planning to have a competing site at some point. If I owned a hardware store and one of my employees bought a new building down the block and put a big sign on the building that says "Hardware Store", I'd fire their ass as soon as I could too.

    So I'll wait until the courts work out what really happened before I take a side. I'm not saying that what they did to him was right, but we've only heard one side of the story, so I'm going to wait to pass judgement until we've heard both sides.
     
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    This sucks, although he wasn't the most thorough reviewers out there, he actually had a lot of the real world opinions on things. Also he was a bit silly at times (like the weekly round-up being that funny weird reporter) but this is what made Elric who he is.

    Also from what I understand he had to get his foot amputated about a year and a bit ago or something like that???

    Unsubbing from motherboardsorg for the meantime. I think he might have seen this coming for a little while now because of one of his other channels 'techoftomorrow' becoming more computer hardware based. Amazing that motherboardsorg has lost over 150000 subscribers now.

    I hope he still continues his reviews and funny stuff independently or finds another site to latch onto.
     
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    I am sorry but the kind of contract he made is one of those which basically says sure you can stay for a few years until we figure out your business enough to kick your ass out. I am sure he got paid a lot of money upfront, and I bet he spent it all and why he is mad now.

    Also making videos about embezzlement, int he large scale operation of ad money that sites like his and this and others get, is serious business. I bet you he also has a gag clause in this contract, which is also why those video disappear.

    Tons of the big sites, when they get big enough, have to take on investors, or enjoy taking on investors. However some of these investors ask for a lot of stuff, such as total control. If a company asks for all copyrights, i mean, you got to be stupid not to know you just got kicked out of your own company.

    Anyways, yea business decisions are hard to make when you don't have any prior experience, a lot of these big sites have very big backers in terms of investors, they all make their money from advertising, which is provided from big vendors like cpu makers, motherboard makers, and retailers like newegg, and then if you click on the ads then the site makes money.

    It isn't hard to figure that out, TPU has no black market trading operation going on to keep paying for its servers and time of some of their reviewers. I don't think w1zzrd will sell out, so i wouldn't worry about TPU much.
     
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    Elric go to my DOCTOR.COM they can give you a nice quote for hair transplant :p
     
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    depends on how big the offered pile of money, coke and hookers is :)
     
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    I've got a huge pile of Monopoly money, some cold coca-colas in the fridge, and a closet full of coat hangers?:D
     
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    big pile of money and blow, yes. but you don't want a big hooker, they charge by the pound :p
     
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    you misread...there are 3 piles, and I assume the hooker pile isn't just one girl!
     
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    Tom's sold for like $1 Million. I think you'd need 5-8 Mil.


    Just sayin. :p

    I don't think Motherboards.org got one mil...
     
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    if some one would buy tpu. what would they do with tpu? make it bether? worse? shut it down?
     
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    total take overs tend to make sites worse or even non existent
     
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    If W1zz sold TPU I would leave.
    Not because the site would potential not be the same (or similar), but it would lay waste all the effort we moderators have been putting in to effect a hostile take-over from W1zz.
     
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    Really? Good!

    *starts saving up on cash, stockpiling on coke and goes out and buys a green hat*

    :pimp:
     
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    I think W1zzard may have meant a different kind of 'coke' if you get my drift... :p
     
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    When you coming to Miami? All this can be arranged faster then a McDonalds drive thru.
     
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