Goodbye HardOCP - Hello Intel

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by FrgMstr, Mar 19, 2019.

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  1. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron 2[H]4U

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    I can understand wanting to move in your career, but mothballing HardOCP seems like a shortsighted thing to do. Many of us rely on it as a highly trusted source of journalistic integrity!

    I'm not okay with HardOCP being mothballed and the forums being sold.

    Either this is a joke, or a betrayal. And I'm not saying that because it's Intel, I'm saying that because this is the complete opposite of what I've come to expect here at HardOCP. :/
     
  2. termite

    termite [H]ardness Supreme

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    Dammit I'll never reach a custom title now.
     
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  3. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    It may just be a coincidence about the April 1 date. April 1 just happens to be the first business day of the month this year, and it's a Monday, so it could be real. I don't want to say I'm hoping 50/50 that it's not true, because it will be an awesome move for both Kyle and the community at large, but I will be extremely sad to see that there will be no more reviews and editorials here.
     
  4. Rizen

    Rizen [H]ardForum Junkie

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    This is an odd feeling. I'm 33, and I've been reading HardOCP for over 20 years. I've been an [H] reader for the majority of my life that I can remember, and [H] has been on my startup list in my browser for years. It's going to be weird not having you guys around. At least the forum will still be here.

    That being said I can understand your want to do something new after this long. Best of luck to you Kyle.
     
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  5. LOCO LAPTOP

    LOCO LAPTOP [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Damn, where will we go for unbiased reviews?
     
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  6. lucidrenegade

    lucidrenegade Limp Gawd

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    I guess

    I can't say I blame Kyle for closing down [H]. Look at what happened to Anandtech after Anand left. It's gone down hill quite a bit since Purch took over.
     
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  7. TMCM

    TMCM [H]ard|Gawd

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  8. Neapolitan6th

    Neapolitan6th Gawd

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    Well damn. I'm thankful you have this new opportunity. Best of luck
     
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  9. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Only if the community deems that to be so. That is not up to me, and certainly not up to Intel.
     
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  10. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Not sure where we are going to be on that in the next couple of weeks.
     
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    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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  12. Adidas4275

    Adidas4275 [H]ardness Supreme

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    damn, i really hope HardForum can live on without a funding source. I have my doubts, but this is the place where I learned how to build PCs in the early 2000's and then OCing and then custom watercooling and then networking and storage and servers..... and damn... well everything I know about PC tech.

    i buy and sell on the BST weekly and check the best deals section almost hourly :D

    Best of luck to you.... but first PCPer and now HardOCP Intel is getting some quality people but at the expense of the community :(

    RIP [H]
     
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  13. gtrguy

    gtrguy Limp Gawd

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    Fuck, this is really starting to sink in... who's chopping the goddamn onions in here!?
     
  14. JosiahBradley

    JosiahBradley [H]ard|Gawd

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    I got a raise but not sure if I can pump my Patreon up enough to buy the site out. How much does it take to run? I would love to assist in keeping this community alive.
     
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  15. Nauseous

    Nauseous Gawd

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    intel must have made a hella good offer. congrats on the promotion!
     
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  16. RussianJ

    RussianJ [H]Lite

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    Sorry to see the changes here, been my morning stop for the last few years. Congrats though Kyle. Sometimes we just need a change to keep the life interesting.
     
  17. ccityinstaller

    ccityinstaller 2[H]4U

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    If this true, abandoning the site is going to garner you nothing but ill will with the new [H]ardPurchReddit that is coming.

    I just couldn't do it*. What a way to make a badass migraine morning worse.



    *(I am not blaming you at all, but I just don't see you speaking corporate asshole speak with the shots you have taken at the same people in the same place).
     
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  18. erek

    erek 2[H]4U

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    Wow
     
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  19. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

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    Now we need a pinned "[H] best memories" thread. 'Maybe get Louis Armstrong - What a wonderful world' to play whenever you view the thread.
     
  20. GotNoRice

    GotNoRice [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Wow that's a big change. Here's to hoping that the forum is at least able to maintain it's success for a very long time.
     
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  21. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    I'm sure the health insurance Intel will provide will be a relief compared to what Kyle had to deal with while being self-employed.
     
  22. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    so this is real?
    literally the only site ive gone to daily for 20+ years.
    feel like i just got kicked in the junk.

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    umm congrats then.
     
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  23. Crimson

    Crimson Gawd

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    "All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to....mental disability" so right there Kyle had a shot!

    Joking aside, best of luck!
     
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  24. trparky

    trparky Gawd

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    So does this mean that this site is going to die? As in go offline when Kyle leaves the site?
     
  25. harbingerofdoom

    harbingerofdoom Gawd

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    this makes me a saaaaad panda
    good luck and godspeed sir
     
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  26. JosiahBradley

    JosiahBradley [H]ard|Gawd

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    In all seriousness though if this is the truth, glad to see you going to the bigger leagues Kyle. I've kept HardOCP as my home page for over a decade now and it's kept me filled with great news and reviews that have helped me push my career forward as well. Excited for your next play but it won't keep Zen 2 out of my builds :b Make sure to keep the epic level of integrity you had here and keep Intel accountable. We want 5ghz on air versions of haswell as well please on 10nm while you're at it.
     
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  27. termite

    termite [H]ardness Supreme

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    HardOCP and Hardforum has been my morning coffee reading for a long damn time.

    It's going to be hard to replace.
     
  28. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Is this a pre-season april's fool joke?
     
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  29. dvsman

    dvsman 2[H]4U

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    Best of luck on the new job, Kyle! Maybe you and Ryan can help straighten out things over there.

    As for anyone who is whinging about not having a place to blah blah blah everyday, you guys know there's a Patreon for the forum right? If I can cut out one Starbucks trip and drop the tenner into the Patreon cup for [H], I'm sure the rest of you guys can do the same.
     
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  30. Astral Abyss

    Astral Abyss 2[H]4U

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    After working for yourself for 20+ years, I don't think you're going to like answering to a corporate boss for too long and being part of corporate culture. It's going to be fun for a little while until you say "No" to the wrong person.
     
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  31. trparky

    trparky Gawd

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    At least we still have TechPowerUp.
     
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  32. ND40oz

    ND40oz [H]ardForum Junkie

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    So I hear there's going to be a GenMay early access program for new hardware?
     
  33. Kardonxt

    Kardonxt 2[H]4U

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    I assume H forum will still be owned by Kyle, that's why it's being demonetized. Patreon would be used to cover hosting and maintenance?
     
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  34. JargonGR

    JargonGR Limp Gawd

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    Good Luck with your new Job!!!!...I am sure you made a good choice for you and your family.

    I am 44 and even when I gave up for about 8-9 years on this hobby I still used to read the Front Page news here...that was the only site I used to read..

    Well, I have now witnessed so many stories likes this in the PC industry that I start feeling old....was a great journey and kept me company even during some hard times for me.
     
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  35. FrEaKy

    FrEaKy [H] Movie and TV Show Review Guy

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    Thank you Kyle for the long hard years you have given us with Hard OCP, happy to see something amazing for you happen, but a loss to another great.

    Hope we still keep the forums running and that this is the worse and best April Fools Joke ever, but yeah. Cheers mate.
     
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  36. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    It's all in the statement.
     
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  37. MikeTrike

    MikeTrike [H]ardness Supreme

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  38. M76

    M76 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I know it's a bit early for that, but I think what keeps people engaged on the forum are the front page news. Patreon can keep the servers running, but it can't keep people coming back.
     
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  39. Hornet

    Hornet [H]ardness Supreme

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    So it's true then. Congratulations Kyle!
    You deserve it, after 2 decades of hard work which benefited all of us enthusiast.

    I dont think there will ever be another review site with as much integrity as [H].
    But I can still trust the community here, and I really hope hardforum will remain as it is.
     
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  40. bl4C3y3

    bl4C3y3 n00b

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    "I know you will give it to us straight, and getting it straight is how the company can improve the way it engages and listens."

    I hope you will still be able to return the favor ... ?

    Damn ! Where do we go now for our hardware trusted reviews, editorials and investigative journalism ? ... Unless [H]ardOCP keeps on going and I miss read something :)
     
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