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[Web] Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org WebmasterANN.lu
Posted on 23-Jul-2003 12:44 GMT by Rik Sweeney42 comments
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After 8 years dedicated to serving the Amiga community, Amiga.org's own Wayne Hunt announces his intentions to step down as Webmaster.

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Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 1 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by MarkTime on 23-Jul-2003 10:59 GMT
I'm sorry to see Wayne go, because he was one of the communities colorful
personalities that added a lot to the community.

I made the argument over at amiga.org....that you can debate over anything, you can debate over whether the moon is made of green cheese or of stone.

Centrists have such an incredible need to find middle ground that they will conclude the moon is half made of green cheese and half made of stone. Unfortunately, the centrist conclusions are not only almost always completely wrong....its worse, they are usually tragically wrong.

Wayne wasn't in one camp or the other, but neither was he some milquetoast centrist girly man....if he didn't see green cheese, then he just called them like he saw them. Much to the dismay and horror of some...and to the delight of most.

I will miss him, and I know it will be hard for the next person to step into that role.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 2 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 23-Jul-2003 11:03 GMT
Just about time, although I doubt he will really step down, he announced that way too many times before. He's too full of himself to not wanting to be at the center of the attention.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 3 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Lando on 23-Jul-2003 11:10 GMT
I'm very sorry to see Wayne go. Hi even-handed, unbiased approach to running Amiga.org has been a benchmark by which other Amiga sites will be judged. I'm sure the whole Amiga community will join me in wishing him well in whatever he decides to do in the future.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 4 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by hooligan/dcs on 23-Jul-2003 11:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Lando):
unbiased? I don't think so.

But he has done a great work for all these years. I wish nothing but the best for whatever he is doing next (new job).
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 5 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 23-Jul-2003 11:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (hooligan/dcs):
Unbiased? I do think so. There is a differenced between being unbiased and being opinionated.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 6 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 23-Jul-2003 11:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (redrumloa):
Your right!

Wayne is extreamly biased and opinionated.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 7 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Emeric SH on 23-Jul-2003 12:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
Good to see the anonymous horde coming forth :)
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 8 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by hooligan/dcs on 23-Jul-2003 12:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Emeric SH):
You call two people a "horde" ? :-)
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 9 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 23-Jul-2003 12:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Lando):
"I'm very sorry to see Wayne go. His even-handed, unbiased approach to running Amiga.org has been a benchmark by which other Amiga sites will be judged. I'm sure the whole Amiga community will join me in wishing him well in whatever he decides to do in the future."

I agree with that. Wayne has done a very good job in setting up and running amiga.org.

I think he has strong opinions but manages to be unbiassed in his running of the site. It seems he will still be posting, so we will see the opinions. Let's hope the moderators continue the lack of bias.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 10 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 23-Jul-2003 13:19 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (redrumloa):
Ooops I meant to say "Biased? i don't think so"

Oh well
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 11 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by CodeSmith on 23-Jul-2003 13:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (redrumloa):
Those double-negatives, they get one all the time :)

(although what you meant to say did come through, even if you sounded like Yoda) :P
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 12 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Roj on 23-Jul-2003 13:34 GMT
Amiga.org is about as unbiased as a site can be. Wayne, on the other hand, has his own opinions, just like everyone else. That certainly hasn't affected the site over the years, nor have his opinions kept it from being one of the best Amiga-related sites left these days.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 13 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Olegil on 23-Jul-2003 14:27 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Roj):
Agreed. Amiga.org is good, even though not spewing hatred towards Amiga Inc in every second sentence is kinda being frowned upon. Personally, I choose NOT to repeat my opinion more than strictly necessary, because I know that if I hear someones opinion too many times I will start to ignore it.

Wayne: Chill out, relax and have a couple of beers. Then find out what you want to work _for_. We know what you want to work _against_, you don't have to beat us over the head with it all the time ;-)

But remember when you have those couple of beers in the chilled-out and relaxed state of mind: Enjoy the beer.

Ok? :-)
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 14 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Mike Bouma on 23-Jul-2003 16:26 GMT
Overall I believe Wayne has done a great job on AO over the years. When the AWD ceased, AO was a great alternative for Amigans to turn to. Regarding to biases, everyone is biased to some or greater extend and IMO the people claiming not to be so are mostly by far the worst cases!

Thanks alot Wayne, regardless of our various past difficulties. :-)
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 15 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by MIKE on 23-Jul-2003 16:36 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Olegil):
Ignore Olegil mode on
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 16 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Matt Parsons on 23-Jul-2003 16:41 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Mike Bouma):
Wayne may appear to be Biased and opinionated, but as far as I'm concerned, he has only ever stated facts and tried to get to the truth. Which happens, frankly, to be what I want.

I have never seen him unfairly comment against Hyperion, Eyetech, Genesi, MOS or AROS... so how can anyone call him unfair?
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 17 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Olegil on 23-Jul-2003 16:49 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Matt Parsons):
Who called him unfair? Not the person you replied to, at least...
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 18 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by smithy on 23-Jul-2003 17:16 GMT
It's a shame that Wayne is stepping aside. I used to think he was too pro-Amiga
Inc, however in the past year or so, his opinions seem to have shifted to a
more realistic point of view.

Unfortunately, there are some other AO moderators who don't hold such
balanced views, one in particular who I have particular disdain for, so let's
hope Wayne stepping aside doesn't leave these others to move AO to a
ridiculously pro-Amiga Inc position.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 19 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by hooligan/dcs on 23-Jul-2003 17:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (smithy):
I think A.O will be in good hands... I have no worries of that. I don't expect sudden changes in politics or bias.

And when I said Wayne is biased, it doesn't mean Amiga.org is. Hell, I am biased aswell.. pretty much all people are biased somehow. In Wayne's case, bias is very well justified.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 20 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Matt Parsons on 23-Jul-2003 17:33 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Olegil):
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Who called him unfair? Not the person you replied to, at least...
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Quite right, I din't mean anything by that reply, I meant to post what I said as a comment not a reply.

People call Wayne Biassed and Opinionated, that's not true. He hasa very balanced view on all the companies trying hard to keep the Amiga alive. His oviews agains a certain comany are based on what we can all see.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 21 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 23-Jul-2003 18:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (smithy):
>Unfortunately, there are some other AO moderators who don't hold such
>balanced views, one in particular who I have particular disdain for

While no one is perfect myself included, I think every single active AO moderator is top shelf. You are entitled to your opinion, but i am entitled to think it is baloney;-)
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 22 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by KenH on 23-Jul-2003 20:35 GMT
Good Luck man. Hopefully you won't stray too far from the scene. :)
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 23 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by fatboyslim on 23-Jul-2003 20:41 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Mike Bouma):
Hey... I think the fact that people who have argued with Wayne are wishing him the best shows the level of respect he has in the community.

End of the day, if folks actually slowly read peoples arguments rather than jump in, then they would agree many of his arguments have been thought through and are backed up with fact.

Lets hope we can get the likes of Wayne, and some of the other guys who like to argue out their opinions to write a few columns, or even get them together next week at AmiWest for a big interview/debate and get some good old fun vibes going again (and those arguments transcribed, or recorded!).

Right, all the best from Scotland Wayne - cheers!

Scott
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 24 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 23-Jul-2003 23:04 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (fatboyslim):
>even get them together next week at AmiWest

Next week? It's this weekend:-D
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 25 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by redfox on 24-Jul-2003 00:56 GMT
Wayne

I wish you and your loved ones all the best.

Hope to hear from you soon.

---------------
redfox
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 26 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 24-Jul-2003 05:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Anonymous):
just like every other Amiga.org poster.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 27 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Emeric SH on 24-Jul-2003 07:29 GMT
Most have concerns about some bias regarding Amiga Inc.

However, Wayne changed with me, just with a much more moderate amplitude. When Amiga Inc was shiny and new, and was trusted he was their nr1 cheerleader, as Amiga Inc lost the trust and showed it's inability, Wayne changed attitude accordingly - trusted them less, and displayed their inability, instead of making smoke screens.

Blaming Wayne for that... Well, I can't do that, being here the whole time and following the "ride".

So it's not Wayne who has changed. It was reality, which forms us as well to some degree. IMHO
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 28 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 24-Jul-2003 09:24 GMT
This is a test
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 29 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by alan buxey on 24-Jul-2003 09:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (Anonymous):
....and ann.lu etc etc 8-)

name me a forum where everyone agrees. it'd be dead. and boring

alan
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 30 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Matt Parsons on 24-Jul-2003 10:35 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (alan buxey):
oh, you mean Amigaworld? :-)

joke ok?
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 31 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 24-Jul-2003 11:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 30 (Matt Parsons):
Hilarious. ;-)

/ian/
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 32 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by DaveP on 24-Jul-2003 11:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 30 (Matt Parsons):
#morphos !

Joke OK?
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 33 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 24-Jul-2003 11:05 GMT
In reply to Comment 27 (Emeric SH):
Erm...

"However, Wayne changed with me"

"So it's not Wayne who has changed."

;-)

/ian/
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 34 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 24-Jul-2003 11:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (Anonymous):
C+ - no trailing punctuation.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 35 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Emeric SH on 24-Jul-2003 13:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 33 (Anonymous):
Still no contradiction ;) Change is in the eye of the beholder. :)))

As Wayne changed the way like me, from my perspective, Wayne is the same ;)))
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 36 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by EyeAm on 25-Jul-2003 03:36 GMT
If this is true: Good. It has made my day.

--EyeAm
http://eyeam.darrelltown.com
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 37 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by T_Bone on 25-Jul-2003 09:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 36 (EyeAm):
> If this is true: Good. It has made my day.
> --EyeAm
> http://eyeam.darrelltown.com

Woa! It's the Mad Spammer! Back from the dead!
Where've you been? Haven't seen you since your hissy-fit with all
the Amiga Webmasters.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 38 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by KenH on 25-Jul-2003 21:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 36 (EyeAm):
Ah. Classy as ever I see.

>If this is true: Good. It has made my day.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 39 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by EyeAm on 26-Jul-2003 06:42 GMT
http://www.rollingstone.com/media/assetaudio_old/0/53/5331/41_5331_4_2250_4500_14473_9_1_144.rm
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 40 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by Gary Peake on 27-Jul-2003 16:02 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (Matt Parsons):
"Wayne may appear to be Biased and opinionated, but as far as I'm concerned, he has only ever stated facts and tried to get to the truth. Which happens, frankly, to be what I want."

You mean the truth that when Wayne was seeking employment with Amiga and his web site was hosted free on Amiga, he took a pro-Amiga stance publicly. And then suddenly switched horses and his stance went pro-Genesi? Yes, I am GLAD the "truth" is finally out too. Now people can see whose loyalty is for sale.

"I have never seen him unfairly comment against Hyperion, Eyetech, Genesi, MOS or AROS... so how can anyone call him unfair?"

Then you missed his jumping on the Rich Woods bandwagon and leaping to WRONG conclusions publicly about me right here on Ann? More of his "unbiased and fair" comments and opinions? I think not! Now, at least, I know why he did what he did to me. I'm sure it helped bolster his pre-interview position with Genesi. Money talks and all that.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 41 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by MIKE on 28-Jul-2003 14:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 40 (Gary Peake):
Haha that's funny coming from you Gary Peake, defender of Amiga users across the world. Your the *king* of sellouts, only difference being you lobbied for a job with Amiga Inc, and apparently did a better job of sucking up to McEwen/Fleecy then WH did.
Wayne Hunt steps down as Amiga.org Webmaster : Comment 42 of 42ANN.lu
Posted by 3seas on 31-Jul-2003 22:10 GMT
hehehe..... perhaps beyond popular belief what was once all under the heading of Amiga fan club has broaden the horizons..... it's now MOS, AROS and Amiga...

Hey, who deleted my usenet milkit post from years ago?
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