It's prob in bad taste to bitch, and this prob will get deleteded…

but that place just seems to be a shit show...certain posters being able to bitch about whatever they want...

nothing but staleness...

and god forbid you be critical of something...or a decision..

BAM down your throat....

its honestly a stressful webpage to visit.

maybe its just me and my excessive beer intake.

even worse is that i know half of the hwc mods are mods here…...

Edit….Just realized this should have been in general rants.......

2nd edit....call me skymtl 😛 u cant touch me that way..:P....

Hey hey Mav

I agree and disagree with you on some things buuuuuut being able to vent is all good buddy:)

I agree HWC has lost its way, I do though think there are some meh and great people there still. Plus all the mods that wrote me up are still on the other side of the fence:P

This almost seems like something for the lets fight section where people get things off their chest but all good again.

Here we are a little more lax, I though will not allow people to insult other members in a wild poo flinging contest haha.

In closing HWC is a ok place but they have lost credit with their inability to admit a corporate owner but thats their bed and not mine to talk of anymore, where we here are just a group of buddies building our part of the internet, all are welcome and few are ridiculed.

The mods that came over this way from HWC came for opportunity and enjoyment, keep them out of the insults and rant unless they write you up for having a better rig then them, then in all cases message me 🙂

Mav enjoy yourself and happy to see you over here

It's a knee-jerk reaction im sure i will regret…..but everything seems to be on edge and walking on glass over there...I love the place...i was a stalker for many years just started p[osting in the past 2-3 yrs...
i like the guys..and even me and sky get into some good debates...and there are the pms to prove it...we leave it all on he table and i think we view each others as equals....but there really seems to be not much community over there...i see more and more...when oine person gets disagreed on...they get jumped ....one poster i wont name...is the doom of doom over there and i don't understand why he is still allowed to spew his shit, besides the amount of posts he has....

fyi soul, as you know, they lost a hell-a lot of substance when they lost you…you were a big community vice in that site......

fyi..remember it or not...laptopscreens.com after 2 treies got my screen fixed..

@maverick_brent:

fyi soul, as you know, they lost a hell-a lot of substance when they lost you…you were a big community vice in that site......

fyi..remember it or not...laptopscreens.com after 2 treies got my screen fixed..

Thank you really appreciate that 🙂

I'm writing a article about them right now to be honest (Laptopscreens.com) haha one of the few companies that has been 99% great to deal with

@Soullessone21:

@maverick_brent:

fyi soul, as you know, they lost a hell-a lot of substance when they lost you…you were a big community vice in that site......

fyi..remember it or not...laptopscreens.com after 2 treies got my screen fixed..

Thank you really appreciate that 🙂

I'm writing a article about them right now to be honest (Laptopscreens.com) haha one of the few companies that has been 99% great to deal with

np man…..agree or disagree...

posting old reviews of products from the past 3 years is useful to the site as it is?

@maverick_brent:

@Soullessone21:

@maverick_brent:

fyi soul, as you know, they lost a hell-a lot of substance when they lost you…you were a big community vice in that site......

fyi..remember it or not...laptopscreens.com after 2 treies got my screen fixed..

Thank you really appreciate that 🙂

I'm writing a article about them right now to be honest (Laptopscreens.com) haha one of the few companies that has been 99% great to deal with

np man…..agree or disagree...

posting old reviews of products from the past 3 years is useful to the site as it is?

I do that on my personal site haha, on here we make sure to mostly post new stuff on the home page but on the forum we are happy for anything and everything in the way of content 😄

Plus more often then not I search older gear to help people out so more often then not it helps to have all the content we can get.

Plus, some people had to use old gear, like my P4 or Opteron 148, so… give or take few years - they still do the job. Tough gaming is a pain ;D Games seems now being ridiculously CPU intensive and (luckily) most even did not work unless modern GFX card is used, so... I don't think that old reviews are useless after all.
Not to mention they could be tweaked in the light of new informations or just being proven right by time and other users 🙂

Weell…HWC has been down all weekend now.

They really need to get their sh!t together as far as uptime is concerned.

Were they hacked again haha

No idea to be honest really, my only guess could be database issues and whoever is in charge of running the back end screwed up?

@Arinoth:

No idea to be honest really, my only guess could be database issues and whoever is in charge of running the back end screwed up?

… does no one have them on facebook, they are updating their servers so better spy on their hits 🙂

they needed to upgrade their security

Still say someone borked the database 😛

Nope nothing sinister going on.  They are doing an entire backed overhaul so that there can (hopefully) never be a repeat of that again.  It was scheduled and announced on their FB account. 😉

TBH I hope only the best for HWC and hope that they can turn things around.  I was - and still AM - with them since the first year of existence.  Will that happen…no idea.  May end up being borged with NCIX like it was supposed to be from the first moment.

There are simply too few places that I trust at all that I can wish them any ill will.  I may not like everything that is happening but I still support them.  Hope you guys feel the same as it will be a sad day the day they get 'bought out'.

Regardless of why they're down…they have had so much downtime in the last year that as a regular forum user there it is very frustrating.

Well GBA we have less down time here.  😉

And let's hope it stay that way.
Dunno what are going on in HWC database, but I would not brag about uptime, untill the database size and number of active users are comparable. Then it would be something to brag about  😉  😄

(just a reminder, that ATM we are comparing simply uncomparable)

But if someone actually hacking their DB, then he should stop doing it, because there is no reason as why over some online argument anyone could resort to that. This is simply too low… I think that the golden rule is to remember, that freedom of choice meant to allow others to go on with choices, that we did not agree on.

Stumbling in here, but I have to agree.  I also wish no ill will, but their inability to acknowledge they are owned and operated by NCIX is just mystifying.

What really put a major bad taste in my mouth was when they let Linus have a section yet he was not even active as a member.  Too much corporate connection.  It was priceless when Linus came on to defend price gouging hard drives a few years back.

Anyhow, not here to just sling my poo, have been a lurker and now that I know where everyone has gone I'll hang here too.

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