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Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:47 am

Sorry to see the site decline so far. Mostly sad for us enthusiasts though who basically have nowhere left to go to get our tech news and in-depth analysis, save for a couple youtube channels like Digital Foundry and Gamers Nexus. I guess it's just the end of an era.

The SEO blog posts dominating the front page and disallowing comments, these were the last straws for me.

Peace out like a greased trout.
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:47 pm

Goodbye techguy.

At least check every now and then the forums.
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:31 pm

techguy wrote:
Sorry to see the site decline so far. Mostly sad for us enthusiasts though who basically have nowhere left to go to get our tech news and in-depth analysis, save for a couple youtube channels like Digital Foundry and Gamers Nexus. I guess it's just the end of an era.

The SEO blog posts dominating the front page and disallowing comments, these were the last straws for me.

Peace out like a greased trout.

Personally I still like reading news and reviews on TechPowerUp - the reviews are not detailed but they tell me everything I want to know in terms of things like FPS comparison. I agree that there is a huge decline in amount of quality hardware reviews and analysis everywhere and sadly Tech Report is not doing anything meaningful to fill that space since new owners do not treat their new toy seriously enough. Anyway, see you around, maybe not here but somewhere on other sites.
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:06 am

To the TR members who have left, or are planning to leave:


Please check back in periodically.


The forums are still here, same as they ever were. There may be new developments. Just swing in once a month, or every few weeks and take a glance around, see if you have any PMs, etc.
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:51 am

As an old saying has it, there are two types of people when the power goes out: those who curse the darkness, and those who light candles.
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:13 pm

Or those that shrug and go to bed and see if it's back on in the morning?
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:16 pm

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Or those that shrug and go to bed and see if it's back on in the morning?

Hello!! Habits worn in over 20 years will not soon be broken.
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:41 am

Did I miss something?

I feel like I missed something.
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:38 am

The Swamp wrote:
Did I miss something?

I feel like I missed something.


As you have probably noticed by now, this place place has become like a deserted lunatic asylum: just a few random people wandering around who don't believe that their beloved home is no longer supported.

The new "management" has ignored all the polite requests (and less subtle ones too!) to fix the ungodly mess they made back in July and now nearly everyone has drifted off. Although they didn't f**k with the forums they are getting quieter now.

My 2 cents: TR is now dead, and only a miracle will rescue her. :(

Would the last one out please switch off the lights.
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:24 pm

Bigbloke wrote:
Would the last one out please switch off the lights.

When I was a kid, the biggest employer in my area (Caterpillar) moved hundreds of jobs from my area and a lot of families up and left at that time. For a while there was a billboard as you left town saying this exact thing. :lol:

:cry: :cry:
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:34 am

Bigbloke wrote:
As you have probably noticed by now, this place place has become like a deserted lunatic asylum: just a few random people wandering around.....

Hey!! :x

I represent that remark.
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:53 am

derFunkenstein wrote:
When I was a kid, the biggest employer in my area (Caterpillar) moved hundreds of jobs from my area and a lot of families up and left at that time. For a while there was a billboard as you left town saying this exact thing. :lol:

:cry: :cry:

Is the town still there? :)
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:05 am

ludi wrote:
As an old saying has it, there are two types of people when the power goes out: those who curse the darkness, and those who light candles.



Can't light candles when forum posts aren't shown on the front page, and every new 'article' (read: Clickbaity, trash op-eds with no soul that exist solely to link to other trash rags and generate click revenue) are closed by default for comments. I started a subreddit at https://old.reddit.com/r/TRGerbils that is no longer by invite; feel free to congregate there. I don't intend to moderate it at all, but i'm hoping it can be a way for us to stay in touch until something more central and focused pops up that we can migrate to. I'm half expecting Renee or whomever to start banning the dissenters and closing the forums tbh.

If your TR handle is different from your reddit username, message me there (im the only mod) with who you are here, and I'll flair your name.
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:07 am

Captain Ned wrote:
Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Or those that shrug and go to bed and see if it's back on in the morning?

Hello!! Habits worn in over 20 years will not soon be broken.
Agreed, I keep opening it every time I get on a PC. But now after looking for shortbread, I jump to the forum.
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:43 pm

qmacpoint wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
When I was a kid, the biggest employer in my area (Caterpillar) moved hundreds of jobs from my area and a lot of families up and left at that time. For a while there was a billboard as you left town saying this exact thing. :lol:

:cry: :cry:

Is the town still there? :)

Sure, like everything else, the sentiment was an exaggeration. Peoria was down around 10% from 1980 to 1990. It's downstate Illinois, though, so the population has been on the slow decline basically ever since.
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:33 am

It's dead, Jim.
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:44 am

crabjokeman wrote:
It's dead, Jim.

This just in from the other thread: the article commenting system has been improved.
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:54 am

meerkt wrote:
crabjokeman wrote:
It's dead, Jim.

This just in from the other thread: the article commenting system has been improved.

If by "improved" you mean a coat of 15 year old paint was somehow applied without fixing the structure...
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:39 am

Bigbloke wrote:

My 2 cents: TR is now dead, and only a miracle will rescue her. :(



Miracle? Have you seen this guy? Look at that smile! Look at those arms spread wide! THIS IS YOUR MIRACLE, DAGNABBIT!
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:22 am

Vrock wrote:
Miracle? Have you seen this guy? Look at that smile! Look at those arms spread wide! THIS IS YOUR MIRACLE, DAGNABBIT!


Here is a quote from his own shrine to himself : "John is a genius when it comes to online marketing and getting our business found online." - Lane Livingston, Fiber.net

I think he should be doing this to his own property,

Between a lack of empathy for his own portfolio, the codswallop that comes from "comment-me-not" Reneebot, and the first grader web interface "designer" I think we are now well past the miracle stage. I only hang around now to see how many other people are mawkishly following this death spiral.

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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:38 am

Bigbloke wrote:
The Swamp wrote:
Did I miss something?

I feel like I missed something.


Although they didn't f**k with the forums they are getting quieter now.

But they did.
The recent posts link was my daily read. Having to go in and surf all the categories... no thanks.

I visit once a week now and that is already drifting to ever few weeks.
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:38 am

Arvald wrote:
Bigbloke wrote:
The Swamp wrote:
Did I miss something?

I feel like I missed something.


Although they didn't f**k with the forums they are getting quieter now.

But they did.
The recent posts link was my daily read. Having to go in and surf all the categories... no thanks.

I visit once a week now and that is already drifting to ever few weeks.

https://techreport.com/forums/search.ph ... ive_topics
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:42 am

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Arvald wrote:
Bigbloke wrote:

Although they didn't f**k with the forums they are getting quieter now.

But they did.
The recent posts link was my daily read. Having to go in and surf all the categories... no thanks.

I visit once a week now and that is already drifting to ever few weeks.

https://techreport.com/forums/search.ph ... ive_topics


They need to make a link for it on the site.
 
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:05 pm

Arvald wrote:
They need to make a link for it on the site.

Or just put it in your bookmarks toolbar?

(I have it in mine (in Firefox) on all 4 computers I use more than 3 days a week...)

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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:38 am

Arvald wrote:

They need to make a link for it on the site.

Click the little hamburger at the top left, then click on "Active topics".
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:03 am

Waco wrote:
Arvald wrote:

They need to make a link for it on the site.

Click the little hamburger at the top left, then click on "Active topics".

On the front page, I think he means.
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:32 pm

Agreed, I think I am.

Is it talk like Yoda day? :P
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:47 pm

Meh. I’ll stay in the forums for as long as they last or until they ban me. I don’t post much anymore, but I see no reason to rage quit this place just because the front page is dead and all the talented people have left the building. :lol:
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:24 pm

I expect the forums will last until they either A) pull the plug; or B) ban the current mod crew because we somehow manage to piss them off. TBH the spam hasn't gotten nearly as bad as I thought it would given that they broke our most effective tools for dealing with it when they cut the site over. Probably because it's less of a target for spammers given that the site's popularity is waning... heck, it might even manage to stumble along for a while with zero spam control.
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Re: Goodbye TR, it was a great run

Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:00 pm

SPAM is definitely up since the cutover, given the IP proxy making the HoB unusable. I whack a few bots most every morning.

Just like JBI, I'll hang around until I'm made to leave. Blame that "duty" gland I seem to have inherited from my father (LTCOL, USAF(R), Ret.)
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