Off topic forum???? Gone???

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Strat

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Where did it go? Went there this morning and now it's gone.

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Housen Maratouk

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There is an announcement about it at the top of every forum. Any questions and discussion about it belongs in Feedback, as this is the General Hardware forum. I'll move this there now.

Housen

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samcurry

samcurry

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Hey housen hows life at the other site? dont see you much there. are you guys gonna combine all the forums before long?

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Justintime

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ohhh! GREAT! another great forum gone
guess the bosses did'nt like Wdeep huh?!, you people suck...

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smokingbear

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#5
Hardware central admins never failed to amaze me during my two year and 9 month membership.

Congratulations again. Scissors running, Tsa, tsa, tsa.

I am starting to wonder whether this is year 2001 or 1984.

Good job.

 
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Kevin930

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#6
HWC has become a cesspool of uptight Gestapo that run the joint. It's no surprise that so many members vanish, never to return again...
 
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patweb

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#8
Oh Ya,

Some WARNING would have been nice? How about locking all of the threads, prevent any posting and leaving it up a couple of days for people to catch up.

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patweb

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#10
Since my mention about the possibility of joining other discussion groups was deleted. How about anyone interested in keeping contact just e-mail me.

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Mods- If you aren't going to allow us an outlet here, at least you can allow us to make an organized exodus.

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ineedajay

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#11
I've never seen a whole forum deleted before..AMAZING! wow. To bad it had to come down to this.

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brainsoft

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Most people will agree that OT was infact the cesspool, right from the beginning. It ran for nearly 3 weeks without a Moderator, and from that point on the wrong mood was set for it, it was doomed from the start.

There are plenty of other boards to go to if you're in the mood for general chatting though. I help run one myself, we're currently revamping it and changing over to UBB from Fusetalk. [edit](took out the XiBbase plug)[/edit]

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patweb

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>>I am glad that OT is gone.<<
Would it be too much to ask why?

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CenturionStrategy

CenturionStrategy

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I did like OT a lot. BUT it was seriously degrading the image of the site.

It was generating a seperate community from the "real" HWC, and a lot of people there didn't care about what HWC really is (i.e. a Hardware site).

It was designed as a "chill-out" room for all members. However, it turned into a seperate wing which was ruining the image of the site - with Spam, Violations of the AUP, etc. With certain rogue members really p***ing off the Admin/Mods.

At the end of the day, it need to cool down for a bit. HWC will regain it's old rep, and OT will probably make a re-appearance, hopefully in better character.

Please don't flame me, I know that a lot of you will object to this, I'm a bit annoyed with it suddenly closing too, but it is in the best interests of the site.

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brainsoft

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because it was a self destroying cancer ridden forum .

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krusty

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#19
I woke this morning and ventured online to take a look at the "Kevin & wdeep forum" and it was gone... can't say I'm surprised or disappointed.

HWC certainly needed a repite from the continual trash posters, good decision guys, it was depressing reading all that rubbish every day.
 
Ponch

Ponch

New Member
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Originally posted by krusty:
I woke this morning and ventured online to take a look at the "Kevin & wdeep forum" and it was gone... can't say I'm surprised or disappointed.

HWC certainly needed a repite from the continual trash posters, good decision guys, it was depressing reading all that rubbish every day.
Self-esteem as mod of that forum ?


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