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When did Eugene and company sell out?

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This place was a ghost town for a long time. It looks like Eugene and company sold out and now some poseurs took over and are acting like they have been SR all along... surely these guys are some other site who just took over th SR name.... Soo sad.

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i was wondering what happen to Eugene too. however, i do see some old faces around. continuum is a moderator. i dont know how long that has been...

all and all it looks nice... seems like a lot of positive... a lot of good change.

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i was wondering what happen to Eugene too. however, i do see some old faces around. continuum is a moderator. i dont know how long that has been...

all and all it looks nice... seems like a lot of positive... a lot of good change.

Indeed. Storagereview was a waste land for years and is finally rebuilding a bit, something which I very much welcome! That it switched owners.... well... if that is what was needed, so be it.

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This place was a ghost town for a long time. It looks like Eugene and company sold out and now some poseurs took over and are acting like they have been SR all along... surely these guys are some other site who just took over th SR name.... Soo sad.

Interesting complaint. Did you take the time to read this thread or did you just go straight to insults? If you're not happy with the direction of the site there's of course no one making you visit. :)

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out and now some poseurs took over and are acting like they have been SR all along.
Nah, it's more like a lack of fanfare for the new guys, rather than deliberate deception. ;)

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Interesting complaint. Did you take the time to read this thread or did you just go straight to insults? If you're not happy with the direction of the site there's of course no one making you visit. :)

Poseur is a pejorative term, often used in the punk, heavy metal, hip hop and goth subcultures to describe a person who adopts the dress, speech, and/or mannerisms of a group or subculture, generally for attaining acceptability within the group, yet who is deemed to not share or understand the values or philosophy of the subculture. While this perceived inauthenticity is viewed with scorn and contempt by members of the subculture, the definition of the term and to whom it should be applied is subjective. While the term is most associated with the 1970s- and 1980s-era punk and hardcore subculture, English use of the term originates in the late 19th century.[1

B) Welcome to the new regime members but the change is sad in a sense.And no I did not read the post either.

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Interesting complaint. Did you take the time to read this thread or did you just go straight to insults? If you're not happy with the direction of the site there's of course no one making you visit. :)

Nah, I didn't search for the buried explanation. I think the fact that the most heavily used forums aren't even accessible from the "forums" navigation in your re-vamp of the site pretty much earned you the "poseur" title.

The Bar and Grille was the hang-out for the real computer experts in the forums. A place for them to chat and pal around about nothing in particular when they weren't answering technical questions in the other forums.

I had to navigate to my profile to even find this group. I'm surprised you even kept the group at all, much less felt compelled to respond to posts here, this forum basically doesn't exist to people who weren't members under the old SR.

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I think the fact that the most heavily used forums aren't even accessible from the "forums" navigation in your re-vamp of the site pretty much earned you the "poseur" title.

I wish I understood what you meant...all the forums are public and available...we didn't do anything to the existing forums, we've just added.

But it's your prerogative to continue to bitch and complain instead of being productive. Enjoy that.

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Oh ok, cool, the format is different, the bar and grill is way down at the bottom, didn't see it. Yeah, i'm a whiner. I'm glad you aren't trigger happy with the banhammer. Sorry for the negative attitude. Glad to see that Eugene and co got something for their years of work, and glad to see reviews and such actually gracing these pages once again.

My whiney attitude has started some marathon threads here however over the years, and I can lay claim to driving some traffic to the former site, although perhaps it wasn't the sort of traffic Eugene was looking for :)

Think "Apology to China" :D Oh geez I just looked that one up, and the original thread was lost in the forum failure....

Brian, you got the whole backup thing sorted out I hope ?

Was pretty sad that the entire site was lost about 10 years ago.... a storage site... lost because they didn't make backups :)

The Irony was intense....

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Brian, you got the whole backup thing sorted out I hope ?

Was pretty sad that the entire site was lost about 10 years ago.... a storage site... lost because they didn't make backups :)

The Irony was intense....

Yea that whole situation was prettty odd. :ph34r:

If nothing else I think Brian has the site going on a pretty reputable place and a few off-site tape backups. If you want I even have like a 16gb sdhc card in my cellphone that could be put to good use :P

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Oh ok, cool, the format is different, the bar and grill is way down at the bottom, didn't see it. Yeah, i'm a whiner. I'm glad you aren't trigger happy with the banhammer. Sorry for the negative attitude. Glad to see that Eugene and co got something for their years of work, and glad to see reviews and such actually gracing these pages once again.

My whiney attitude has started some marathon threads here however over the years, and I can lay claim to driving some traffic to the former site, although perhaps it wasn't the sort of traffic Eugene was looking for :)

Think "Apology to China" :D Oh geez I just looked that one up, and the original thread was lost in the forum failure....

Brian, you got the whole backup thing sorted out I hope ?

Was pretty sad that the entire site was lost about 10 years ago.... a storage site... lost because they didn't make backups :)

The Irony was intense....

Super - Thanks for giving the new site a chance.

Yes...we do back up the site from time to time :) I've been running sites like these for 10 years and never lost so much as a Viagra SPAM post. Deleted them sure, but never lost one ;)

I do hope you're ready to help the site regrow to its former glory. Sorry I missed some of your fun!

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Was pretty sad that the entire site was lost about 10 years ago.... a storage site... lost because they didn't make backups :)

The Irony was intense....

I am as old as you in this place, supercaffeinated, things didn't happen exactly like that and you know it. They had a freak error while backing up the database, not that they didn't make backups. Nevertheless, yes, I still remember our real-time reaction to 9/11... Has it been 10 years already?!

Oh I wasn't even 20 back then. :P

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^^ I thought I was seeing things. Haven't seen your handle here in ... a while now? ;)

I hadn't realized I'd been here that long, either.

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Heh, good to see you too Mickey. :)

The thing is, I have abandoned this handle long ago and it somehow strikes me when I see old posts coming from it. I don't even recognize my English. Hell, I don't even remember how on earth I did this signature of mine, what program I used, etc. :P

Everybody here is asking about Eugene... what about David though?! He was the data guy behind it all...

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We didn't interact with David at all during the transition, I'm not sure what became of him.

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Check out "conspiracy abounds" at the bottom of this page :)

http://web.archive.org/web/19981206104920/http://storagereview.com/

At the time, I was holding about $50k worth of Maxtor stock and I was pissed that they didnt get Maxtor's latest drive into their 1999 drive roundup. Sure I was biased, but I wasn't the one publishing supposedly "unbiased" hardware reviews, while taking money from the manufacturers for advertising...

Seriously though, I'm not saying it happens here but there is certainly the possibility for advertising to slant the reviews.

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Heh, good to see you too Mickey. :)

The thing is, I have abandoned this handle long ago and it somehow strikes me when I see old posts coming from it. I don't even recognize my English. Hell, I don't even remember how on earth I did this signature of mine, what program I used, etc. :P

Everybody here is asking about Eugene... what about David though?! He was the data guy behind it all...

I think you mean Davin not David.

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Seriously though, I'm not saying it happens here but there is certainly the possibility for advertising to slant the reviews.

If it means anything, the guys Brian has been working with over the years are the type who couldnt care less about who made a particular product if it does well (same goes if it performs poorly). This area has annoyed me to no end with other places when you look at two reviews or articles side by sides. Some publications (not going to mention names) seem to skip over glaring flaws around the same time the company who made that product has an ad campaign running on their site.

I think if nothing else reviews should be even more critical when you have advertising running at the same time as reviews go up. You can't leave any room for someone to come in and question the review. Being open about stuff in a forum area is also a big help since you can't BS your way out of poor reviews when you have a forum community seeing right through you ;). If you limit your responses to moderated comments only they could just not approve the ones that call your review a pile of dog poo.

I suppose the other alternative in a perfect world would be making reviews subscription only where the single revune stream comes from membership fees only and never run advertisements. But as many people understand this would never work in the real world. LOL

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Nah, I didn't search for the buried explanation. I think the fact that the most heavily used forums aren't even accessible from the "forums" navigation in your re-vamp of the site pretty much earned you the "poseur" title.

The Bar and Grille was the hang-out for the real computer experts in the forums. A place for them to chat and pal around about nothing in particular when they weren't answering technical questions in the other forums.

this forum basically doesn't exist to people who weren't members under the old SR.

xSTLx will be blushing from the compliment SC...though don't know how many others will concur with that opinion :P

I wish I understood what you meant...all the forums are public and available...we didn't do anything to the existing forums, we've just added.

But it's your prerogative to continue to bitch and complain instead of being productive. Enjoy that.

^Oh my, new snarky Admn, I <3 it, such a tool (see, text/intent is sometimes difficult to determine...trolling or just teasing. Among the new crew of mods from notebook site, you all 'know' each other, so don't get miffed like you would an unknown (which is most of the members here, yes?).

My whiney attitude has started some marathon threads here however over the years, and I can lay claim to driving some traffic to the former site, although perhaps it wasn't the sort of traffic Eugene was looking for :)

Think "Apology to China" Oh geez I just looked that one up, and the original thread was lost in the forum failure....

Brian, you got the whole backup thing sorted out I hope ?

Was pretty sad that the entire site was lost about 10 years ago.... a storage site... lost because they didn't make backups :)

The Irony was intense....

^and here was a clue dropped by the resident 'Ashton Kutcher' of SR...only old-farts to the site w/good mem know that the new guys have been "Punk'd" :D

See this thread for the identity of the user handle "Chris" that posted not much after SC did here ")

Apology to China

Another thread started by SC that should give you an ideal, the resident prankster he is/was.

So I was thinking.... For more booty, why not become a gigolo?

A few others I'm too lazy to search for, one with Future Shock & SC meeting up in a NYC bar, posted their pix, while members tried to guess which was which...think both FS (mostly cause he didn't like me :) ) & SC were annoyed that I pegged their appearance so easily as representative of their online personalities. Other one was SC be-otching about the price of fueling up his boat w/300gal, which he showed picks of the 'booty' lounging in bikinis on deck in...tough life.

Wonder, did SC ever get rid of his BMW M5 for the Lambo Gallardo he was contemplating?

I haven't posted on SR in 4yrs, it got to the point where the site was dead for lack of reviews. Worse was that Eugene was quite lacking in communicating to the membership, what was the reason for the lack of timely/useful reviews.

Can I be-yotch 2? Limit on emoticons is absurdly low, it's just 5??? wtf? I have to go and remove the ones in the posts I'm quoting just to get a submission.

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If it means anything,... Being open about stuff in a forum area is also a big help since you can't BS your way out of poor reviews when you have a forum community seeing right through you ;). If you limit your responses to moderated comments only they could just not approve the ones that call your review a pile of dog poo.

I suppose the other alternative in a perfect world would be making reviews subscription only where the single revune stream comes from membership fees only and never run advertisements. But as many people understand this would never work in the real world. LOL

Umm, well if ur the coder for a site, or have Admn level status, all too easy to edit posts, reset passwords on user accts to read PM's etc. So not sure what you are writing there can be much proof of anything. just sayin...

Oh I would agree on the part of being unbiased and such, where other sites might obviously show that, but you just have to be smarter to fool the rest :D

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Apology to China? Oh, the good old days.

There was also a thread a few years ago where some weird fellow who was in love with his Pentium Pro's well into the PIII era.

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xSTLx will be blushing from the compliment SC...though don't know how many others will concur with that opinion :P

^Oh my, new snarky Admn, I <3 it, such a tool (see, text/intent is sometimes difficult to determine...trolling or just teasing. Among the new crew of mods from notebook site, you all 'know' each other, so don't get miffed like you would an unknown (which is most of the members here, yes?).

^and here was a clue dropped by the resident 'Ashton Kutcher' of SR...only old-farts to the site w/good mem know that the new guys have been "Punk'd" :D

See this thread for the identity of the user handle "Chris" that posted not much after SC did here ")

Apology to China

Another thread started by SC that should give you an ideal, the resident prankster he is/was.

So I was thinking.... For more booty, why not become a gigolo?

A few others I'm too lazy to search for, one with Future Shock & SC meeting up in a NYC bar, posted their pix, while members tried to guess which was which...think both FS (mostly cause he didn't like me :) ) & SC were annoyed that I pegged their appearance so easily as representative of their online personalities. Other one was SC be-otching about the price of fueling up his boat w/300gal, which he showed picks of the 'booty' lounging in bikinis on deck in...tough life.

Wonder, did SC ever get rid of his BMW M5 for the Lambo Gallardo he was contemplating?

I haven't posted on SR in 4yrs, it got to the point where the site was dead for lack of reviews. Worse was that Eugene was quite lacking in communicating to the membership, what was the reason for the lack of timely/useful reviews.

Can I be-yotch 2? Limit on emoticons is absurdly low, it's just 5??? wtf? I have to go and remove the ones in the posts I'm quoting just to get a submission.

Well, why yes I do appreciate the gesture. However I am a tad bit surprised to see 12k9 is still trolling in time to time, four?, well still been waiting some time for an update to 'da weather' perhaps now since Eugene will not be giving us the cease and desist hand down? Perhaps not, additional hard years of 'overgrowing' and 'cannabutter' may have left 12k9 facing an even more trying 'wire cuttered' dilemma of reduced cranial activity. I do however wonder if he has ever been able to acquire a certain flat bedded car he so seeks to bring in the asian cuties. Was that a puff? :D

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@ SuperC - I had forgotten the "Apology to China" thread. There were also several very intense threads here after 9-11-2001. Good to see you here!

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Wow, blast from the past!

Haven't read a supercaff post in forever, along with some others that have posted here. I remember some long threads involving SC, including at least one flame-fest with Davin.:lol::lol::lol::lol:

Anyone see posts from BBH? He was another respected poster that I haven't seen in a long time. And remember Tannin when he was around?:D

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Well, if their email addresses are still valid, you could PM them. We are seeing a tremendous return of long time SR-ers in the last couple weeks. We're thrilled to have you guys coming back.

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