It's about to get real busy, OCN has died

Discussion in 'Forum Help & Feedback' started by Maelthras, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Maelthras

    Maelthras n00b

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    I was a longtime member of overclock, but they have recently sold out to an advertising company and utterly gutted the home site. So here I am, gonna make this tech site my home from now on. Keep it real and lets go to the tech!
     
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  2. THUMPer

    THUMPer 2[H]4U

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    Wait what? Overclock.net?
     
  3. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Yeah, I have been watching some of that unfold. Sad to see. I hope they get it all pulled together. Give them a bit to get their feet back under themselves. The transition could have gone a lot smoother for sure.
     
  4. Maelthras

    Maelthras n00b

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    I would hate to say this, but OCN is essentially dead, they sold out to an advertising company that knows nothing about tech. The new admin doesn't even know the difference between bits or bytes and is asking for help on setting the site up. From the looks of it he has zero experience with html or admining a forum. It's heart breaking, was a member since 2008.

    Even if they do get their stuff together, the majority of people that actually built the site and contributed will be gone. My wager is that it will be down 95% of all traffic after a month.
     
  5. .Gunfire

    .Gunfire Limp Gawd

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    Took a week off from there to return to that.. mess..

    This has been my main tech site for quite a while but I'd occasionally go over to OCN, pretty sad to see it in this state..
     
  6. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Well, we gotta plenty of room for those guys here. :) That's about all I can tell you.
     
  7. THUMPer

    THUMPer 2[H]4U

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    Lots of knowledgeable people over there.
     
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  8. Maelthras

    Maelthras n00b

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    Well I'm here now, gots a hot 8320e running 4.6 under water, woo yeah!
     
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  9. THUMPer

    THUMPer 2[H]4U

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    Time for a ryzen
     
  10. Paul_Johnson

    Paul_Johnson [H] Admin Staff Member

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    Verticalscope, huh. They bought a frequent haunt of mine. They know nothing about its content either but they mostly left it alone other than a horrible site design.
     
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  11. Maelthras

    Maelthras n00b

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    I'm poor, can't afford ryzen but this 8320 is pretty beast at 4.6, and with 1600 1t it's responsive, maybe in oct I'll get ryzen.
     
  12. GoldenTiger

    GoldenTiger [H]ard as it Gets

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    Spam?
     
  13. SvenBent

    SvenBent 2[H]4U

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    was that not the site with the modified ECS k7s5a bios that enabled AGP fastwrite and SBA and some more FSB's
    I remember using tons of those board because they where cheap and fast
     
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  14. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    They were trying to roll OCN over from Huddler to vBulletin. Not pretty. Not sure why anyone would move to vB at this point in the game. But sadly that does put a bit of handwriting on the wall.
     
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  15. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ [H]ardForum Junkie

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    all the forums i visited save for HWC have moved from vb to xenforo and i think it's for the better imho.

    shame what ocn has turned in to.

    the ads break their own TOS.
     
  16. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    My number one priority when we moved to Xenforo was for people to come here an not realize we had even changed the backend.

    That said, it was not perfect, but we had test servers setup and got 95% of the way there before you guys ever saw it.
     
  17. JRUHg

    JRUHg Limp Gawd

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    oh no :sleep: what i do now :sick:

    240 post pure shhhhhhhh
     
  18. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    I gave you an extra 100, the rest is up to you. ;)
     
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  19. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

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    They trashed avsforum with wall to wall ads.

    And if I remember correctly pretty much killed home theater shack. (Or at least for me)
     
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    Vader1975 Gawd

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    I have the 1800X and 64GB of DDR4 3200 that I only ever got to 2800mhz with Twin Vega 64-LE's that I only changed the TIM on to cryognaught which actually had a massive effect. Much further then expected as they default to 1630 all day. I am going to only upgrade 1 part this year. I want a Ryzen+ to drop in. :)
     
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  21. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    I get offers weekly to purchase this forum. I always send them back,"$1,000,000" with a picture of Dr. Evil.
     
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    jeremyshaw [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I've noticed that with a few car forums. Some were affected a bit more than others, but for the most part, other than hating the generic design they plaster everything with, I'm still indifferent.

    That design is easy to spot on any forum.
     
  23. JRUHg

    JRUHg Limp Gawd

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    few updates and it will be back as new

    af :cool:
     
  24. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    LIke this?

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  25. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    What you see there is the new face of "tech journalism." You would not believe how many "offers" I get for free content to publish every week.

    But let's get back on topic.
     
  26. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil Gawd

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    I used to work for VerticalScope back in 2011. If you think OCN is barely recognizable now, just wait til the ads are injected everywhere. VS bought the forum to sell ads on, not to "support the community" as they'll tell you.

    No, because the existing OCN TOS is for the members, not the owners. And eventually the TOS will change to VerticalScope's generic one they use on almost all of their sites.

    http://www.verticalscope.com/aboutus/tos.php?site=overclock.net
     
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  27. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil Gawd

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    Decided to log out of OCN and disable AdBlock.

    Yep, won't be logging back in. RIP.

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  28. Master_shake_

    Master_shake_ [H]ardForum Junkie

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    i used to be "overclocked" there.

    meh.
     
  29. Crosshairs

    Crosshairs Administrator Staff Member

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    spot on...they dont care at all about the community or the content...its all about selling add space...they have ruined several motorcycle forums I was a member of..and im sure they will ruin many more
     
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  30. Rvenger

    Rvenger [H]ard|Gawd

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    Kyle, what ever you do, don't ever sell this forum. I bet all of us members could chip in a couple dollars to you and keep this place in the [H] family if the time were to ever come. I doubt that would ever come to be though. Seeing all these other forums including ATF which I was a moderator, when we switched over to Xenforo with Purch and they infused an insane amount of ads, I just couldn't moderate anymore due to how slow the forum ran and the overall super mod tools were all broken and all the history as well which made it difficult to see who did what in the past. Oh well, glad I am retired out of that forum... or at least I think I am.
     
  31. blackacidevil

    blackacidevil Gawd

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    Perfect!
     
  32. MinimumGTP

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    OCN refugee here. I can't even securely login to OCN anymore. I'll be spending my time here from now on. It's a shame it had to end like this but at least it had a good run.
     
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  33. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Link ain't there at the top of page so I can buy a set of gold plated golf clubs...
    https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=6668843

    Oh and we moved to Xenforo to two years ago, and some folks did not even notice...which is exactly the way we planned and executed it over a number of months. :)
     
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  34. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Sorry to hear that. I truly hope that OCN gets its shit together. Great community there and not good to see it shattered only for the want of cash...
     
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  35. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Goddman right. We will have a big party. GooBang!
     
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  36. Stoly

    Stoly [H]ardness Supreme

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    Jeeesus it takes forever to load without ad-blocking.
     
  37. Khahhblaab

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    Oh. So thats what happened. Didnt make the connection but still visit from time to time. Kinda irked that "twit" no longer has podcasts of wilkinson, but dont see why he didnt just start his own.
     
  38. Vincent Vega

    Vincent Vega Limp Gawd

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    VerticalScope has been trying to purchase our forums for years. I absolutely wouldn't do that to our community. The issue is that many forum owners have no idea how to monetize the platform effectively.
     
  39. magoo

    magoo [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Good God.....that is awful.
    I used to go over there once and again for information, that's sad to see.