Saturday, 7 March 2009

Shame @ the AR.

An update yesterday saw fans of AbandonwareRing a litte lost for words when the (apparent) head of AR saw him not only embarrasses himself and his fellow updater, but left visitors peeved off with a certain update made here. Co-webmaster Bakkelun quickly apologized on the embarrassment of his leader at the AR and tried to brush it under the rug, by making a statement of "You'll have to excuse Lee, he's not had his usual medication today ;)". One stunned Czech webmaster (and member of the AR) told AwGaz "How can he think this is acceptable ? I personally feel insulted, what if I was to poke fun out of a Brazilian review or a Norwegian review like that ? they'd probably kick me off or something...." whilst another webmaster said "Is this supposed to be a joke? Because it's not funny! Perhaps ring-updaters should think about what they're going to post in future and how people might perceive what they say!".

The hilarity of this major cock-up comes at a time that *I* was, yes me - accused of neglecting to care about foreign speaking sites, whilst an 'Anonymous' commentor on AWGaz accused me by saying "I guess someone just ignores everything if it's not written in english...". What can I say to that? Except... AWGaz 2 - AR 0?

Not all is at loss over at AR though; Bakkelun the saviour of AR has had a "Spring cleaning" after realizing a few years later, that he has admin rights to remove sites. I must say he did a splendid job removing those suspended sites, although still 18 sites remain on the listing that are either dead or breaking rules.

With all AR updaters having rated their sites '5 stars' (because apparently Girls Of Abandonware has a design worthy of a full star, not to mention reviews aswell) although I guess having a star for a nice big pair of juicy tits is enough; here (don't bother checking the rules page - because porn is allowed - even Oldwarez - see: CDos Abandonware).

With the recent critique of AR and it's operations there, Lone Lee seems determined to defy all calls for change and is still persistent on his "Just eat an apple and watched porn - feeling tired... check the fucking updates yourselves, loosers" mentality - whilst Bakkelun is trying his hardest to change things there.

In conclusion; can any site which is self-respecting still maintain a healthy relationship with such a backwards ring? I for one cannot and it would be hypocritical to say the least - therefore my fairytale relationship with AR has came to an abrupt end.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ouch. Thats painful. I'm sure a ring of AR's status can overcome these issues though.

Was it hard not downloading that Oldwarez at CDOS then AWGazzy? Tut-Tut, remember man, if its still available to be purchased you should take that option instead!

The Saint said...

Quite frankly I'm quite suprised CDos can maintain it's bandwidth costs, because I'm just *so* click-happy when it comes to downloading Oldwarez from them. ;)

Anonymous said...

I also noticed this update (even write a short post about it - http://www.high-voltage.cz/2009/slovenstina-je-zla/), but personally, I think it was funny :) And I don´t feel insulted at all. I think that you (and others) are overreacting a little ;)

Honestly, I´m little bit sick about this "Rule No 1 - be politicaly correct" thing.

Another Czech webmaster, high-voltage.cz :)

The Saint said...

Sledgehewer: I'm glad you wasen't insulted by the post, but a few people had been, unfortunetly.

I don't believe I was being OTT, but just reporting factual news on how people felt according to the update itself.

Politically correct? Moi? I've been insulted a lot in my time - but thats gotta be the worst mate!

Anonymous said...

get a life

Anonymous said...

Hey! It's Mongy! The Abandonware Troll!

Go fuck yourself!

The Saint said...

Forty-years old, and still this sort of behaviour? And this is on-going for nine years now. *shrugs*

Anonymous said...

You must understand him. After a full day laying bricks under the sun he starts thinking about everything, wondering what went wrong with life.

So when at last he comes back home to take a rest and look internet he finds young people, and thinks "Oh my god, I was like them. If only somebody had told me...". And then the idea comes to his head, "Maybe I can help them to have a brilliant future, sharing the experience age gives!".

Then he says those things. You must understand, there are no ill intentions, he tries his best! It's just that after such an intense life the mind is not so fresh and it takes quite a lot of work to shape the words.

bakkelun said...

Hilarity ensues =) This truly is entertainment weekly. Keep it up!

The Saint said...
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The Saint said...

Yes, yes it is factual hilarity (unfortunetly).

If you feel like jumping ship from AR to ER - you've got my card. If you do make the jump, you'll actually be able to have a rest, instead of covering everyone else's updates.

Anonymous said...

Where the FACK is DFL???



Mongy

JManJGR said...

And EchoRing?

Let's see some investigative journalism!

Wandrell said...

The big rings got scared and now DaFastLane is sleeping with the fishes.

bakkelun said...

I think it was a problem with Host Gator, but all mentioned sites now seems to be up again.

Freekay said...

Why dont you try updating once in a while you traitor.

Traitor!! lol... left me alone with Echo after if was your idea. Everyone shun vinny...


SHUN HIM!!

Freekay said...

I SAID SHUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P

marrsy said...

Bunch of over-sensitive maggots...

The Saint said...

You know how sensitive I get when my nipples are all tingly.

Ronaldo said...

Wow! This is all really sad. I am Brazilian, i woudn't like to see my languague categorized as evil. But i sure don't like this insults on this comments... :|