Discussion in 'News' started by W1zzard, Mar 31, 2010.
i'm not after profit .. if i were i would have been sitting behind some corporate desk for years now
That is the last thing we can do for you, get your wallet filled with cash so you can avoid sitting behind a corporate desk and being shouted at.
First I thought it's an April fool's joke, but after I spoke with W1zzard myself, he confirmed it's for real. I would like to ask him to reconsider this decision, the community won't be the same without him.
Er, this all sounds very primadonna-ish. The main-man throwing a wobbly and whining because a handful of anonymous members throw criticism rather than brown-nose?
This does not sound like The W1zzard at all. Someone has hacked his account OR there is something else going on in his life that is making him depressed. Why is he looking into the forum for love? Something is up.
Problem with making public threats is that you cant withdraw them without losing face. It is so much drama. What a performance! W1z is on a lose-lose here. The man is down. Friends need to rally round, take the guy out for a beer, and introduce him to a new girl.
Go rest. Come back in 100 days. Tell us about your conquests. Put up a count-down clock on the main page, and a chalk-board up next to it. And blxxdy well stop wimping out... and show the ladies who's the man.
I quick made W1zz an offer and he sold me all your e-mail addys for my new website "HornyTechPeople.com". I won't spam you too much.
that's fine i don't use the email addy attached to this account so have at it! i'll never look at it anyway
It'd be a pity if he left just because of a couple of jerks...
Please W1zzard.... click here...
so we got about 2 more hours before its april 1st in germany
this better be an april fools joke, if its not im gonna cry and get all the tpu members together and a do a group tpu suicide!!
on the other hand if it is an april fools joke, its a fucked up one but a good one.
I was looking for a new home on the web if TPU heads the way of the Dodo bird.
I came here to TPU because I noticed that there are many here that help out as much as they can. I never really got that in any other forum. W1zzard your reviews are one of a kind. I can truly say that if I want to know fact in my eyes I look to your knowledge. It is amazing to me all the reviews you have done. I am thankful that you have done the many review you have since many use your reviews as a base for what they plan to buy. I am sad that some people said some nasty things about your review.
I thank you W1zzard and all the people here at TPU for trying to keep every one informed about hardware. Hope you find whatever you are looking for.
All I know is that W1zz goes it might all go down. W1zz is like Tito, if he leaves we will break out into hardware-manufacturer factions and declare holy war on each other based on the videocards that are in our rigs.
The forum will split into two sub forums and a gypsy-like pack of thread starters... and we will think of ways to infiltrate the other side and destroy their threads. There will be forum civil war and forum bloodshed... forum rights violations. The UN will get involved, and then NATO will have to hack in and rescue them. Ive seen it all before.
w1zzard i will give you all 17 cents currently in my PP for TPU. I will then make you admin at which point you are entitled to all the revenue TPU makes. what do you say?
I think Nvidia ninjas captured W1zz's family (because of the review showing the GTX480's shortcomings), and threatened to release them only if he left the site.
You heard it here first!
How many tech sites will report that W1z is retiring, I wonder?
probably a shit ton. he is a heavy hitter.
The better question would be how many tech sites will be rejoicing over W1zz's resignation because they're all aware that TPU is the best.
What can i say... This is not some very good news. Hopefully, some good will come out of this. Take care.
Oh ffs, not only are you just the type of vehement moron fanboy partly to blame for this tragedy but you're a total whack job too.
I'm really shocked and speechless.
W1zzard, I hope you reconsider. You and your work will be missed greatly.
Ok I was just gonna keep it cool and low profile, And I expect to be banned as soon as mods see this BUT please read what I have to say first.
W1zzard, This is Ashen, I know over the years I have caused my own level of drama, and I want to say I AM SORRY for how it effected YOU, most of it was ment in "good fun" and theres only really 1 reason I still stop by TPU, its for your reviews, I have always respected them, I do understand why you used the 9.12's vs 10.3's and had you noted that in you review, I dont think anybody else would have disputed that, or those that did would have just been doing it to be dicks.
The biggist problem I have seen with TPU forums as a whole since all the drama with myself (and others) started has been due enlarge to staff either not doing their jobs or only doing their jobs selectively, banning one party in a fight and letting the other get away with whatever.
Also note, TPU was ALOT more fun when it felt like an internet community rather then what some people/mod's wanted(pure tech talk no personal interaction)
When I first joined TPU I had been lurking for years, and it was ALOT OF FUN when I joined, other then Dan constantly threatening me for not agreeing with his opinions I came to really love TPU and the community, Since My first account was banned I have seen a steady decline in the forums/community, b4 that even, Alot of good people leave because they see mod's taking sides or not doing anything about idiots causing trouble because the mods like those idiots.
When you demoted Zek and Solaris that really was a blow to the view alot of people had of TPU(at least of the forums) at least 5 people I know lost alot of respect for the forums staff due to that action, Zek wasnt a perfect mod BUT he did a good job IMHO, he treated people with respect, didnt over react, was NEVER rude or abusive, And many times I saw zek defuse situations with a little hummor or a few simple words, where other mods would have closed threads or banned people(if not both)
Solaris only ever once contacted me (that i can remmber) about anything I posted, and he just told me to cool it and that he edited what i said to make it less.......abrasive....again good mod..
TPU's personal interaction level between members also ment that alot of situations got defused by the community itself and alot of people got corrected by their peers b4 mods ever got involved, thats changed.
I do want to apologize for my reaction to the APK situation, After dealing with his childish attitude on my own forums when he felt somebody wronged him(by changing his title to afrade of change) he went on a spaming spree and tried to hack the forums as well, I cant tell you how many times people have changed my title on forums as a joke, hell it still happens on AT, and I dont get upset, I just laugh it off and move on........(as I think most adults would) and no, it wasnt me who changed it, despite what he thought, I wasnt even online when it happened, the person who did it, ADMITTED THEY DID IT and yet he still tells people it was me....(lol!!!)
Again I AM TRULY SORRY about how I reacted after the APK indecent all I had ever seen with APK was on TPU and he had always acted mature if not totally respectful of others, After having him on AT for a while, well my opinion of him changed drastically, hes full of himself, looks down on anybody whos not a "published programmer" and generally makes an ass of himself if people dont just agree with him about everything.*bah*
Also I know your sick of trade shows, Why not hire somebody or some bodies to go to shows for you, Im sure some of the old members of the forums and even a few current members would be willing to cover them for you.
I know this will sound strange, but for a while I worked a place that held conventions for other companies, and I even got sick of them, despite all the free stuff, crowds bother me, seeing the same stuff with "go faster stripes" over and over gets old as well.....
Sometimes you just need a vacation from your normal routine, Take a vacation from TPU/Tech related stuff, Nobody would blame you for taking a few months off, Well some would, but they are idiots who really have probably never worked a real job in their lives.....
I really hope you dont sell TPU, If you already have or do sell it, Well TPU is doomed, It will be another Tom's, where once was an unbias as possible review site there will be reviews that are slanted to one side or the other, either due to the reviewers own bias or due to their lack of skill/ethics(one toms reviewer was found to have taken money to give intel better reviews during the athlon days)
I really dont want to see that, There are 2 sites whos reviews I truly trust, TPU and PcPer, w1zzard and ryan's reviews are normally both quite reliable, and one thing I have respected about both of you is that if some evidence comes to light that your review may have been flawed, you both look into it and correct when needed, you also dont back down to pressure from hardware companies to change your reviews(fermi watt's used for example), you tell it as it is.
If somebody reports a legit problem with A peice of hardware, TPU and PcPer never ban them for it, unlike [H] that bans people who report problems with hardware they like.(8800gt issues that turned out to be a good number of cards, not huge number but a good number out of the first batch had a hardware flaw that caused bsod)
Well W1zzard, I do hope you dont quit, and I hope you see this and read it, I may even toss you a line on messenger since i see your online
Now that's just not helping. Don't feed the trolls/idiots/fanboys.
What a sad day for TPU and all the rest of us.
Good luck on your future endeavours W1zz!!
Even if it is a joke, this is the worst joke i have ever heard... really
It is like the captain is abandoning the ship.... (just like nvidia plans with fermi)
W1z, Please reconsider, seriously..... I have been a member here for well over 4 years and have witnessed first hand the way you run this site, your contribution, time and perhaps most importantly your patience have made this community what it is today.
I am sure even most of the more recent members appreciate this but for us "old farts" TPU will not be TPU without you, not even if the forums/community is run well by others will it be the same, if there is any chance you would reconsider your decision..... do it if only for the "core" of the membership please.
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