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Post by Major_A » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:21 pm

But I was over at Techpowerup earlier and noticed this announcement.
Wednesday, March 31 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.
posted by W1zzard - 4:09 PM | Related News
http://www.techpowerup.com/118962/I_wil ... _TPU_.html

I don't know if you have a rapport with these guys and I didn't feel like reading 15+ pages of a forum thread to get answer. Any idea what made the freaking site owner decide to abandon ship? To me it sounds like there is more to the story than what is being presented as face value.

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Post by FZ1 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:37 pm

I don't know any more than what is written there but I can see people getting burnt out doing reviews non-stop and this past year hasn't exactly been a good one for the tech industry so ad revenues for sites are probably down a fair bit from where they were in the past. There were a bunch of smaller sites that went belly up in 2009. I know Nate has been trying to get more people to help with the site and they haven't exactly been coming out of the woodwork so that may play a part in that too.
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Post by techking13 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:13 pm

Guess you just can't compete with this site...

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Post by XstollieX » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:30 pm

I glanced at the first few comments and it looks like he caught alot of flack for using old drivers on the ati cards. Looks like he was using the 9.12 drivers.

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Post by Major_A » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:02 pm

That's a good reason to give up a website you created.?.?.?.? Like previously mentioned he just may be burned out with the process and wants to move on and this was a good enough excuse.

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Post by XstollieX » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:11 pm

Major_A wrote:That's a good reason to give up a website you created.?.?.?.? Like previously mentioned he just may be burned out with the process and wants to move on and this was a good enough excuse.
It was probably the straw that broke the camels back

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Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:51 am

Isn't it w1zzard that makes GPUz?

It's going to be a big loss to lose him.

Hope he finds something more fulfilling to do.

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Post by bubba » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:26 am

Dunno, it is April 1st.

Edit: Well if it is April fools he's really laying it thick http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost. ... stcount=91 but I under stand what he is saying. Its pretty much how I felt about engineering when I left it for IT.
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Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:03 am

He announced it yesterday, and like you said, is laying it on thick, so it's looking like he's serious.

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Post by skier » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:36 am

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Post by bubba » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:18 pm

wow. just wow.

Side note, wonder what he would have thought when people said "Ok, don't let the screen door smack yah on the way out."
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Post by Major_A » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:37 pm

Probably would've cried in his **** shaped pillow. Who pulls April Fools jokes other than kids?

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LOL, I just noticed our avatars are both from Space Balls. Too bad Mel Brooks can't make movies like he did in the 70s. Can you imagine what would happen to him if Blazing Saddles was coming out this year?

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Post by bubba » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:29 am

ROLF yeah, would not be near as clean as it was and he would get all kinds of flack for it.
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Post by hark » Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:22 am

I never liked April Fools' day... or pictures of cats with silly captions.

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