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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#1
KieX
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.
Shame to say but in this day and age reading an unbiased tech review is becoming a rare luxury. I applaud you for being one of the most relevant sources of information for so many years; and appreciate your devotion to this despite taking the time to provide us with a great forum and essential software to us tweakers.

It will be a sad day when you leave (please don't! :respect:), but I do wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours. Thanks for everything you've done for us :toast:
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#2
MilkyWay
There is the possibility of it being an april fools joke? like maybe one day early to put people off the scent?

Then again if its true i can see TPU going to shit.

You had a good run and if you want to leave that's understandable, i was getting pretty fed up myself. I cant imagine what running a site like TPU is like.

What happens to general nonsense, gpu-z ect? do they all get transferred if the website is sold? or does wiz simply stop creating gpu-z or move it to a new place?
Wonder what happens will people stay will they move to a new site?

EDIT: Never really knew W1z but he was pleasant, decent guy from knew. I cant believe hes leaving over a review doesn't seem like him at all.
If you want to get a present that's cool, what you thinking of?
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#3
Kreij
Senior Monkey Moderator
W1zz
please dont turn this into just another drama thread
I LOL'd. Only our fearless leader could come up with that one in this case.
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#4
Fourstaff
Cya, and thanks for all the fish! Things change, and I think W1zzard needs a long holiday.
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#5
Mike0409
W1zzard said:
please dont turn this into just another drama thread
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.
Sorry to hear it, as you can see already a lot of people here really love your review's. It will be sad to see you go. I haven't been here as long as other's but it's a good place to kill time at work, and the review's that get posted are top notch by all reviewer's in my eye's.

If you wanted to make tradeshows more interesting...and a lot more fun...I would recommend hiring escort's to even show your badassness off more...Walking down the floor with two hot chick's, one under each arm, holding a beer and a shot for you would make thing's VERY interesting. Great conversation starter too. :toast: Best of luck on all your endeavors'.


Oh...and...make sure Apple...doesn't come try to snatch us up....They are very very sneaky...like ninjas!
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#6
Kantastic
MilkyWay said:
Wonder what happens will people stay will they move to a new site?
I have to see what happens first. If I start seeing cheap ads for halfassed computer retailers I'm out.

But then.. where do I go? :banghead:
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#7
ShRoOmAlIsTiC
watch in about 5 hours we will get a big old april fools. there no way hes leaving. look at what he posted in that last post. I call bull shit. hes trying to string us along. hates trade shows? yeah right. same old bullshit? yeah right there always somethign new. I refuse to believe hes leaving. just cant happen.
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#8
ste2425
MilkyWay said:


Wonder what happens will people stay will they move to a new site?
This is the only forum of its type im a member of, if it aint here i aint goin any where else.
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#9
Movieman
Even though I don't post here often you leaving would be a loss to the site and the community.
My best to you always.
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#10
theubersmurf
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.
I agree completely. Each of those posters is a human, with human circumstances to regard. The value isn't all in the meat of the argument.
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#11
jasper1605
Don't be a stranger W1z! There's always a time for things to move on. I'm sorry you're leaving on a note where people were idiots as opposed to you leaving because you've considered it a great career here at TPU (though I'm sure you still view TPU as an awesome thing). This is the only forum I've been a part of and I'm glad I got here first. The community you created is top-notch for sure.

Thanks for what you did.
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#12
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
Fuck there goes the most honest hardware reviews on the internets.

You will be REALLY missed W1zzard. I know I have walked out of the hardware light for a while, but when I wanted to catch up. Your reviews are the ones I always go to, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Curse all of you that is running him off........


W1zzard you changed the world with this site. I must say "Thank You Sir".
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#13
yogurt_21
hmm y'know I'm starting to think I have a forum killing disease. first the original sapphire forums, then squeakfix, now wiz announces he's leaving. I wonder if there's a doctor for this sort of thing?
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#14
OneCool
trt740 said:
what!!!!! TPU is not TPU without W1zzard :mad::cry:
Agreed!! :shadedshu

Hope everything works out for you W1zzard.

You will surly be missed here bud :)
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#15
Kantastic
ShRoOmAlIsTiC said:
watch in about 5 hours we will get a big old april fools. there no way hes leaving. look at what he posted in that last post. I call bull shit. hes trying to string us along. hates trade shows? yeah right. same old bullshit? yeah right there always somethign new. I refuse to believe hes leaving. just cant happen.
Now I won't rule out the possibility of this being a huge, sick joke like MSI's RTFM prank but W1z has legitimate reasons to want to leave.
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#16
Mike0409
yogurt_21 said:
hmm y'know I'm starting to think I have a forum killing disease. first the original sapphire forums, then squeakfix, now wiz announces he's leaving. I wonder if there's a doctor for this sort of thing?
Nope, but maybe a rehab clinic...that seems to be the trend.
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#17
HalfAHertz
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!"

*Half-A-Hertz starts running around the room waving his arms around violently*


"THIS IS THE END OF THE WORLD! WE'RE ALL DOOMED!"

Thank you for all the hard work and your time invested in here. It's silly to ask you to stay and carry on if this is not making you happy and is not satisfying to you.
I hope that all your future endeavors are even more successful than what you have accomplished here!
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#18
mdsx1950
Wow. I cant believe it. TPU has the best reviews ever. And it has one of the best communities. And its all thanks to you W1zz. Heck i havent seen a generous person like you who would give away a free Metro 2033 key. Sad to see you leave. But i hope you change your mind. If you dont, all I can say is that I wish you all the best and thank you for everything. :)
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#19
W1zzard
ShRoOmAlIsTiC said:
hates trade shows? yeah right. same old bullshit? yeah right there always somethign new.
ask anyone who has been at several tradeshows a year for several years.. it's hard to believe .. i wouldnt have thought it either
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#20
Divide Overflow
I really don't want to believe this. :cry:

If you are leaving, I sincerely hope that it is for a better opportunity and a brighter future. You will be missed.

Best of luck to you in all your future endeavors.
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#21
W1zzard
mdsx1950 said:
who would give away a free Metro 2033 key
that's another piece of drama .. lol .. apparently that key (given to me by nvidia) has already been used according to steam .. i may have to end up buying metro out of my own pocket just to give it to the lucky winner
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#22
Paintface
Wizz You Are My Hero! Whatever Happens We The Hardcore Ati Followers Thank You For Bringing Nvidia Down And We Will Never Forget That When We Drink On The Bankrupt Of That Company!
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#23
WhiteLotus
W1zzard said:
ask anyone who has been at several tradeshows a year for several years.. it's hard to believe .. i wouldnt have thought it either
Hazard a guess that the presentations go something like this:

"Hi we're at the very prestigious to show you the that is better than it's forerunner because..." Having to listen to that all the time would get boring, and fast.
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#24
crazyeyesreaper
Chief Broken Rig
well this sucks..... im extremely sad to see W1zzard go just dosent feel right if the W1zz aint in charge :cry:

Eitherway with whatever you decide to do w1zz be sure to stop by and visit at least and good luck in the future

now if you excuse me im gonna go cry my crazyeyes out in the corner cause the world just flipped upside down :eek:
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#25
theubersmurf
W1zzard said:
that's another piece of drama .. lol .. apparently that key (given to me by nvidia) has already been used according to steam .. i may have to end up buying metro out of my own pocket just to give it to the lucky winner
Ow, that's hysterical in a, "I just hit my knee really hard and can't stop laughing" kind of way.
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