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!

#1
Anonimo
Well, almost everyone here enjoyed your reviews, we all will miss them.
But I don't think you made a bad decision because, well... I wouldn't like to use my entire life doing reviews.
Best wishes from your unknown known.
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#2
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
WarEagleAU said:
Freak I hope we dont become another [H] definitely don't want to see that happen. W1zzard is one person on here (there are a couple others but I won't go into detail :) )about in my daily conversations, even with family, when it comes to computer products. Even my brother comes over here to ask me about graphics cards or what W1zz has up as a new review or something like that. He does that because he always forgets the web site even when I email it to him ha ha, or text him. So obviously, W1zz is one of the brightest, best, most intelligent computer folks I know or have had the pleasure talking to. I don't see why people on here cannot be courteous and respectful, even if you have disagreements. There is no need to want to ring someone's neck because you are not happy with what is discussed or opinions, that is just not healthy or cool. Anyways, take care W1zz I hope you at least stay on or come around and talk to us.
You said it all right there ! :respect:
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#3
Hawkster13
Delta6326 said:
:twitch::twitch::twitch::twitch::twitch::cry::cry::cry::cry::( WHAT? REALLY? JUST BAN those dumb people plzzzz this has broken my hearts and ruined the year
I agree, W1zzard just ban all those rude posters. Trust me, no one are going to miss them anyways.

But many TPU user will miss you, bro. As you can already see by the many posts.
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#4
ste2425
Hawkster13 said:
I agree, W1zzard just ban all those rude posters. Trust me, no one are going to miss them anyways.

But many TPU user will miss you, bro. As you can already see by the many posts.
i agree carn't you just like boot them out the door!?!?
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#5
ShRoOmAlIsTiC
W1zzards not alloud to leave TPU, there is no TPU with out him. Hes the reason i started coming 6 fucking years ago and the reason i still come around. Saying there is no W1zzard at TPU is like saying there is no GOD!
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#6
Dark_Webster
Criticized W1zzard just for some lousy drivers?? C'mon, as soon as Fermi was released we all had a review waiting on TPU.

W1zzard, if that's your resolution, then go for it. (But I seriously hope this is a April 1st joke)
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#7
Binge
Overclocking Surrealism
It is really distressing to think about what kind of changes may occur, but everyone here needs to ask themselves how they can be better posters on TPU. The quality of the post isn't just about what information you bring, but also what you're trying to achieve with the post.
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#8
jpierce55
Hate to hear it W1zzard, but you have to do what is right for you.
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#9
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
HeroPrinny said:
Yeah a person should leave on their own accord, not due to things that happened, it makes for a unhappy splitting.
He is leaving on his own accord.
Do you have any idea how many hours he puts in to make this site what it is so you all can come here and get the best tech news, help and insight?
And on top of that he is doing top level reviews of hardware.
And managing any problems with the users and mods.
And dealing with the costs of the board and trying to keep advertising to the minimal so its not in your face.
And I have not ever scratched the surface as he even codes the new board features himself and maintains GPU-Z and his other tools.

Well done, W1zz. WELL DONE !!!
There are few who have done what you have accomplished, we who understand salute you.
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#10
Mike0409
Quick bribe him with beer and women's to stay!!
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#11
WhiteLotus
Binge said:
It is really distressing to think about what kind of changes may occur, but everyone here needs to ask themselves how they can be better posters on TPU. The quality of the post isn't just about what information you bring, but also what you're trying to achieve with the post.
Well if he is leaving, one thing is for sure, we're going to need one hell of a reviewer to pick up the slack.
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#12
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Binge said:
It is really distressing to think about what kind of changes may occur, but everyone here needs to ask themselves how they can be better posters on TPU. The quality of the post isn't just about what information you bring, but also what you're trying to achieve with the post.
You know what you are right .
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#13
ste2425
Don’t hang the towel in man take a break if tpu is becoming too stress full. Of load some of your many responsibilities to our more than qualified moderators. Make life for yourself on here easier if you still want to leave then go for it, but don’t just hang the towel in man.
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#14
Kantastic
W1zzard just drop the banhammer on those who contributed to the drama and continue on giving us awesome hardware reviews! You're the admin, you can do whatever the hell you want. :(

Staaaaayyyy! I just have a feeling TPU won't be the same without you behind the curtains...
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#15
W1zzard
please dont turn this into just another drama thread

DrPepper said:
will w1zzard be continuing his work on gpu-z and his other programs ?
I'm not sure yet what will happen with my projects. i might turn them into open source, or work on them in my free time...

Paintface said:
rumor is that TPU will be an ATI sponsored site from now on
ati didn't send me an offer, but maybe i'll end up doing some coding for them, i hear there are huge improvements to be made in drivers .. especially going from 9.12 to 10.3

sapetto said:
Are you serious? By Leaving the TPU you are leaving yourself to the 'critics' and letting them 'win'...
Silverel said:
If you're actually leaving because random internet trolls give you grief... Well, that's just funny as hell. Come on man, you gotta have a better reason than "Drama makes me pee my pants"...
erocker said:
The past few months have been pretty dreadful around here with people's behavior, rudeness and the most noteworthy a sense of false entitlement. Perhaps this is just the evolution of the internet and society as we all just sit in our fake leather chairs in front of a monitor and be dicks to one another. All I know is there is much more to life than that.
it was not just the fermi review that caused this .. i have noticed the recent trend: drama, more drama and then drama llamas.. that kinda spoils the fun in it.
i've been doing this tech website stuff for so long now .. it kinda gets boring .. hey i remember when i was excited to see 50 registered users on the forums .. then it was 50 registrations a day .. then 50 users online at a time .. 500 .. 1000 .. now we're often at 6000 online and there is no more "kick" in it for me.
same with hardware ... hell was i excited when i went to my first cebit .. now i really hate going to tradeshows .. same old POS every time .. meeting people is great though .. maybe i'm just getting too old .. i dont know.
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#16
Steevo
W1zzard said:
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.
Fuck da haters. :pimp::toast:

All of us normal people truly appreciate all your work, effort and dedication. But you have to do what makes you truly happy.
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#17
Kitkat
um wizzard why? your seriously letting ppls bitching over some shit that doesn't even matter make you leave tpu. That blows. I like your reviews :) There is no real drama just upset ati fans and nvidia hotheads (and according to your review VERY HOT Nvidia hot heads :roll: ZING hahaahahahhahahahha one moment that was prety good laffing ok where was i....) And thats where babies come from.... it sounds messy but... thats why u wear a condom to keep it from happening .. im glad we could have this talk son, i love u wizzard plz don't leave tpu.
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#18
Kantastic
W1zzard said:
please dont turn this into just another drama thread



I'm not sure yet what will happen with my projects. i might turn them into open source, or work on them in my free time...



ati didn't send me an offer, but maybe i'll end up doing some coding for them, i hear there are huge improvements to be made in drivers .. especially going from 9.12 to 10.3







it was not just the fermi review that caused this .. i have noticed the recent trend: drama, more drama and then drama llamas.. that kinda spoils the fun in it.
i've been doing this tech website stuff for so long now .. it kinda gets boring .. hey i remember when i was excited to see 50 registered users on the forums .. then it was 50 registrations a day .. then 50 users online at a time .. 500 .. 1000 .. now we're often at 6000 online and there is no more "kick" in it for me.
same with hardware ... hell was i excited when i went to my first cebit .. now i really hate going to tradeshows .. same old POS every time .. meeting people is great though .. maybe i'm just getting too old .. i dont know.
If you'll be a happy camper leaving TPU then by all means, do so. I have nothing to say, but I bid you good luck in life. :toast: :toast:
^No sarcasm there. Seriously.
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#19
ste2425
W1zzard said:
pi'm just getting too old .. i dont know.
Ive always wondered this and i may never have a chance to ask it any time later but if i may ask how old are you?
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#20
dna1x
Thanks for all the reviews.
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#21
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I'll say it again, the Fermi thread wasn't an isolated incident, it was a breaking point. W1zzard holds on to TPU, which despite having higher traffic than most tech-sites, is ad-free to the highest extant possible in its league, for many reasons. He is a lot more qualified/skilled than to be running a tech-site. It's emotion more than logic that keeps W1zzard from leaving TPU to work for some big fat corporation with a >$300,000 /yr 9~5 job.
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#22
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
We should all set up something special for w1zzard leaving since he has given us so much.
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#23
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I certainly understand how it can be very easy to get burnt out.

But W1z, you made this site, it will not be the same without you.
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#24
LifeOnMars
[quote="W1zzard, post: 1832385"]ati didn't send me an offer, but maybe i'll end up doing some coding for them, i hear there are huge improvements to be made in drivers .. especially going from 9.12 to 10.3 QUOTE]



That is quality and your humour is one of many reasons we would miss you :laugh:
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#25
ste2425
DrPepper said:
We should all set up something special for w1zzard leaving since he has given us so much.
i deffinitally agree with that
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