Byeeeeeeeeeeee!

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  1. Stuart_Davidson

    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

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    Hey all, just wanted to drop in and say that yesterday was my last day working for Heaven Media (and as a result, HardwareHeaven). I've taken the decision to move on and find a better balance in my life after more than a decade of late nights, long days and crazy 5am launches on public holidays. (May 2002 I first joined the site!)

    It will be nice to see the outside world again. I hear it is nice, sometimes...

    Over the past month or so I've put together a team who I feel have the skills to take the site forward and it will be interesting to see how they do from the vantage point of a normal visitor. News, of course, will be unaffected with the same level of awesome being provided by the guys.

    Also, thanks to you all for your input towards the site and conversations in general. I've not posted as much as I would like due to focusing on content but have always enjoyed reading what you guys chat about. "Show your new stuff" is always a favourite thread that I visit.

    Be good to yourselves! :)

    Stu
     
  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    Wow, man... Sorry to see you go.


    Have fun in your new "real" life... Wear sunglasses, that stuff can blind.
     
  3. MIG-31

    MIG-31 HardwareHeaven News Mod Staff Member

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    Already gave my best wishes via pm yesterday.

    I have been here long enough to see just about every change in the past.
     
  4. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    We are running out of Stuarts on this site.
    Have a nice life, always welcome here. :)
    Good luck.
     
  5. craig5320

    craig5320 Well-Known Member

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    End of an era for sure! Onwards and upwards!
     
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  6. Stuart_Davidson

    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

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    Look, it's that guy! :D
     
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  7. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    i'm rather curious how long many of these types of sites will remain relevant... with the massive consolidation that's been going on for the past 5 years.... with sites like reddit that basically have created subreddits for individual sites under one roof essentially.

    This is especially true with youtube reviews growing massively and there seems to be less written articles anymore.
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    Good luck, you will be missed here!
     
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    Mousey HH's Official Rodent

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    Damn, another one bites the dust :(
    Best of luck to you mate
     
  10. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    As another member from 2002, I have to say it's a mixed bag to see you go. But, totally understand that the world doesn't stand still for anyone. So, best wishes and good luck on the future and may you always land on both feet. :)
     
  11. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Sent my wishes via pm yesterday, but good luck once more, you will certainly be missed!
     
  12. Mr Cairo

    Mr Cairo Require backup .... NO

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    Best of luck in any Venture .. don't be a stranger
     
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    Tipstaff Well-Known Member

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    Adios, Stuart. It's been blast. We wish you all the best on your future endeavours.
     
  14. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    Crumbs. Kind of reminds me of my manager in my last workplace - he played a substantial role in the department then one day sat down and announced that he had quit.
    I hope the new reviewer(s) have been taught well.

    Best of luck in the new role!
     
  15. Trusteft

    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    BTW who is in charge of the site now?
     
  16. Stuart_Davidson

    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

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    I guess it depends on what you mean by in charge. On the tech side of things (e.g. when stuff breaks) it's Steve3110 (forum name). On the content side, a guy called Ben Palmer-Wilson who has worked for Heaven Media for a while is keeping things going as far as reviewers,etc go. However, the people I've put in place to write most of the content are experienced writers (and editors) so really it's a shared role/responsibilities.
     
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    Thanks for the reply. I just don't want the site to go away, it's my online home.
     
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  18. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Wow, so few of us left in the forefront of things.
     
  19. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -1 Great-grandson-and one in the oven

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    I know exactly how you feel! When i get home from work and sit down at the PC, the very first link I click is for this site. It's been that way for ages!
     
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    Mr Cairo Require backup .... NO

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