Watercooler

I miss geekend

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Locked

I miss geekend

Slayer_
No Friday jokes, no geekend, what happened to this place!?
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NickNielsen Moderator

and discovering it now only sells business applications.

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HAL 9000 Moderator

I have it on good authority that Geekend was not followed and as TR is concentrating on it's Business Needs and we the Rock Stars are the Customers we are getting exactly what we want which means wasteful things like Geekend are gone. [/sarcasm]

The reality however is that what made TR so worthwhile is rapidly disappearing and while I can sort of live with the Site Downgrades with the occasional improvement thrown in the disappearance of the Off Topic Threads is what kept me returning all of the time. I fear that we'll end up being just another bunch of Techs who is believed that we have no interest outside of IT and will be an excuse to remove all of the Non IT subjects that TR was so famous for.

While it may in the short term improve Hits to the Site it will none the less destroy the Sense of Community that is what made TR what it was and will eventually lead to it's demise.

Col

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Shellbot

I used to come here for IT stuff and fun. Now I rarely show up at all

Life is not all about work and tech. It was nice to discuss off topics, jokes, and our lives with each other.

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CharlieSpencer

There seem to be plenty of resources to create and edit two versions of some articles - one in a single-page format, and another in the much-protested slideshow format. Check the comments on most slideshows and see how many of them complain about the layout.

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Slayer_

Or the comicon photos?
Lego stuff?

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NickNielsen Moderator

All that stuff is what was posted in the Geekend blogs.

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Slayer_

Then I almost really don't have a reason to stay here :(.

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HAL 9000 Moderator

Bombard Jason with lots of E Mails complaining. Lets see now Anominous does it this way right? :^0

Col

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Slayer_

Can we get anonymous to do it for us?

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HAL 9000 Moderator

Is a dictoral so and so who does as he likes and ignores the bulk of the Subscribers here on TR. That should get Anom going. :^0

Col

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Ed Woychowsky

Rather than bring down the wrath of CBS Online on us, why not just use the forums?

So, what do you think about Schwarzenegger playing Conan again?

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NickNielsen Moderator

Lou Ferrigno reprising The Hulk, I think

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iT_BANDiT

I miss Geekend. One of the things that kept me coming back to TechRepublic, and now I hardly come here anymore.

BRING GEEKEND BACK DAMN IT!

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Slayer_

Nothing to talk about anymore.