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the word Petition makes me think about a crappy game called Postal,
 
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WTF? i started it and posted it on page #7
Does it matter? The big issue here is W1zz is leaving, who cares who started the petition so long as it's getting signatures.

Lets hope this is an April Fool's joke, otherwise I'm really going to be sad for a while.

Again, I'm thinking this is a bad AF joke. Further evidence backing up my theory up is that mods are closing all threads related to this issue so the issue doesn't spread like butter on a biscuit. I also hope this is a chance for you idiots (who flamed W1zz) to realize how important W1zzard is to this community and start respecting the guy for everything he does, not for himself but for us.
 
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WTF? i started it and posted it on page #7
That must be why there is an attached photo from VR zone in the petition. :laugh:

This site isn't VR-zone. Could we change that please.

But it is not like the petition will change his mind. I think he is doing it to enjoy life more by taking a load off from all the responsibility and criticism.
 

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hmm that was automatically done. maybe becouse of the keywords W1zzard and TPU
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We can't fix that? I wouldn't know as I have never started a petition. Sorry if you felt offended by the way it was said too. :toast:
 

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Has to be an April Fools joke, W1zz wouldn't go out like that.
 
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I signed, although I am conflicted because I know how it feels to be burnt out on something and I kinda feel its being selfish begging Wizz to stay...

It really, really, sucks to go from loving something so much to feeling like its a chore and labor.

So while I did sign the petition, I am more ambivalent to what Wizz actually decides to do; because for someone who has given us so much, I just want him to be happy.
 

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We can't fix that? I wouldn't know as I have never started a petition. Sorry if you felt offended by the way it was said too. :toast:
added tpu logo. can't change the remaining pics.
 

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Finally got to the end of the thread. Sad sad day and forecast predicts rain, when it has been snowing the last couple weeks (over a meter of snow). Even the heavens weep for the loss of a great leader.

It's not many days I've missed of being here in the past years, have to see what happens to the site. Yes there are other sites, but there aren't really other forums I've registered or am active.

Remember finding my way here with ATITool, the original furry cube that started it all. File Name: ATITool_0.0.20.exe (1.24 MiB) Uploaded By: Pitch on June 30, 2004 <- something like that when I started hanging around here, reading first before registering. Then the companies stopped the GPU modding fun, well AMD is trying to revive it with CPUs.

Anyhow, I bought my 8800GT based on W1zzards review, I could easily compare my previous graphics card (x1900XT) from his charts to see the true performance difference and not just some 3DMark number that wasn't necessarily true in real world games. I was hoping to get my next graphics card also based on W1zz review, as most sites only have GTX 285 in their charts and no GTX 280 like here.

But the time GF104 comes out this site might already be one foot in grave, hopefully not, but it won't be the same without W1zzard :(

Thanks for the years, wish you no drama in the future! :toast:
 
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I see no reason for W1z to leave TPU just because some dislike the way how he tests stuff. Each has its own methodology and if you don't like it, there is gazilion of other pages where you might find one that suits your very fine needs. From my point, TPU has one of the best tests because they test entire range of the cards with the new one so you can see how much you gain and what kind of differences there are. I hate it when testers throw in just the very latest 2 models from each main camp and that's it. Such tests are useful only for those who just buy new hardware regardless of anything else like price and performance difference opposed to their existing graphic card.

As for the drivers, in case of AMD, they could re-test everything every month to see of drivers bring anything magical. But that's not the point of reviews, you have to expect and predict gains and loses by yourself later on, what reviews give you is the baseline at the moment of testing.

Not sure if this is a 1st April joke or not, we don't want W1z to go anywhere :p
 
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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.
I am very sorry for you and dissapointed by the crazy forummembers.

This can't be true. I just registerd here because the site, articles, are THE BEST, and that is you in a big part...

Wizzard, a big cheers up for you and your work!!!! And reconsider staying ;)
 
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Reviews done by W1zzard are reviews that are done RIGHT.
 
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W1zz, much love to you man, you have inspired me for years and you have done some of the best work for GPU overclocking and applications.

I have been here for a long time, and I'm sorry shit got to you.

I know how it is becoming unhappy with something in life, and looking for a change, I think that is what you want so take care and enjoy life.

I'm sorry that people on the internet are douchebags, this is just how it is and I doubt it will ever change, I am often a douchebag on the internet, but never here. The anonymity of the internet allows people to have no inhibitions when speaking their often-biased opinions.

Some pretty sad news. I spent so much time reading on this forum, and trying to contribute(I've been lurking for the longest time). I've learned a lot here, and there is no way I'd forget about the guy who wrote ATI tool and helped me learn so much about computer electronics.

Sorry, my post isn't very good but, just trying to personally say you will be missed and not forgotten.

My other beloved tech forum (PC Apex / Pimprig.com) disappeared a while back, and I hope this one doesn't turn into some crap forum.

I think you created a wonderful forum and the only reason it is still around is because of you, and a few of the other regulars.

Take care, hit me up, I think you are still on my MSN lol.
 
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Dang this thread was the last thing I saw before going to bed and the first thing I opened when I woke up, all but hoping for this one magical post that will put this nightmare to an end.
Mr. W1zzard if this is just some evil magical trick up your sleeve for rallying up traffic to your website before the big sale, then congratulations you have succeeded.
If it is indeed your final goodbye then I hope these hundreds upon hundreds of posts pleading you to stay and bestowing best of wishes to you help you realize how much you will be missed.
 
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my last post in this thread

in everyone life at a moment appear another path and if you consider wizz that is better than the old one follow it;you're not the only one who take this kind of decision in his life;just take the best decision for yourself.

i thank you for creating this site,accepting me as member of it;6 years membership wasn't lost in vain as i learned a lot; i hope the site will remain and members won't run away... i know you don't want that as you invested years from your life here.

ref. the reasons exposed by you...somehow i fell that is also the fault of easy registration here;as a previous poster write 8 year old kiddo get a pc...he know how to turn on&off ...register...next morning he's tech guru & start posting...; i consider that a tech site registration shall be harder..;all mods made a v. good job but i consider they're too human;all this had been avoided if the defcon level was changed;it is our fault also,the members, who don't behave always in a civilize way maybe...but you must forgive us ...we're the worst animals on this planet

i really hope you take a vacation and come back with a new vision but if not i wish you the best.

it was and is a honor to be a member of tpu.
 
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Ok after going out and doing a whole heap of stuff i was hoping this would be confirmed as an April fools joke. Then again after all W1zz has done here he deserves a nice relaxing break.
 

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In case this is for real, I go myself. Sad man, your'e the only reason this site was that good. After you there will be nightmare.... -.-
 
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Soon we will reach 666 posts and DaveTheBanjoman will come and tell us this was all an evil and ingenious plan initiated my him as an April Fools joke...
 
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Soon we will reach 666 posts and DaveTheBanjoman will come and tell us this was all an evil and ingenious plan initiated my him as an April Fools joke...
You mean DanTheBanjoman? He is a cool guy BTW. :)
 
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Signed on the petition. Although I'm not a frequent poster atm, His reviews are the only tools to keep me posted on whats good and whats not. I study/review it so I could help out my mates and myself into better computing gear.

However we the community here have no control for what you want to do, I wish you all the best in life and you'll be missed terribly if ever you go.

Thank you w1zz for opening my eyes via your reviews. You're reviews and all the other stuff here in TPU is the only thing I trust when it comes to puters.
 
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I signed the petition and y hope you dont leave tpu but if you think you can do better in your life then good luck in the future :toast: we will miss yours reviews here on tpu.
 
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