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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    Thank you.

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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    End of an era! This is the only tech site I visit regularly - sincere thanks to all the Hexus team for many years of quality reporting and reviews. And all the best for the future

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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    Sad news. I enjoyed the waffle free reviews and coverage for longer than I can remember.

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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    I have to say that I'm annoyed ..... that I got beaten to the "thanks for all the fish" remark.

    I'm also a bit conflicted. It is very sad to see the end of an era, especially one I've been closely involved in for so long, yet at the same time, I understand the reasons for this, and it also is the genesis of a new era, for a site of this type with Tarinder and Parm, and whichever of the team go on that ride, and for a new future for David and those that don't. I can only hope that both go well.


    Oh, and Xevito, if I'd realised you were skipping out on your homework, I'd have tanned your backside for you myself.

    Just kidding. Rock on with your new life, dude. I am excited for you. You've earned it, David.
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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    Such a shame, hexus is one of the few sites I disable my adblocker. Other news sites seem to stir up people's emotions too much for my liking. Oh well, good luck!.

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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    There's not a lot to say that others won't have said for me, but since 2010-2011 this site has been a go-to for learning, understanding, and feeding my interest on tech. I've loved the frank opinions in the reviews and in the comments, and the peculiar brand of maturity that everyone has here. And, yes, it got me through a whole lot of IT study lessons without neuron decay.

    Thanks you for all you've done for me, David, and ye good old ship Hexus.

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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    This is really sad... Hexus is the only forum I visit anymore, but now it will be gone :/ I've enjoyed reading many articles over the years and entering many competitions. Thanks for everything.... such a shame it will be over

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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    Quote Originally Posted by =assassin= View Post
    This is really sad... Hexus is the only forum I visit anymore, but now it will be gone :/ I've enjoyed reading many articles over the years and entering many competitions. Thanks for everything.... such a shame it will be over
    The forum is staying. Its just the site won't be posting any new stories etc
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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    Reposting my LinkedIn comment here for posterity, and to flex my blue text username after all these years...

    I was extremely lucky to be a part of HEXUS during my early years. It gave me industry insight and opportunities to contribute at a comparatively young age that I'm sure it's given me an advantage in everything I've done since.

    And to this day, we still help each other out when we need it.

    So, in the simplest heartfelt words possible: Thanks David, and best of luck!

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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    Thank you all for the effort and talent you've put in! I'll miss lots about the site, but I'm also very excited to see this new venture. One door closes another opens and all that - best of luck!

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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    Thank you for all your hard work. Good luck with whatever is next, and for Tarinder and and Parm on the new site!

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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    Was too shell-shocked to post anything yesterday. Been coming here every day since a bloke in a computer shop told me about the site in the early noughties. Thanks for the ride. Good luck in the future. Looking forward to the new site.

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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    Quote Originally Posted by een4dja View Post
    Thank you, 'tis a real shame.

    But I don't understand why the parent company would close down the websites. Why not sell the assets on to another publisher like Anand did with anandtech.com? If the sites are struggling to make revenue surely they could do what TechPowerUp have done and self-host advertising that can't be bypassed by adblockers, look at subscription models (patreon etc.) or even crowd funding? Seems like something else has happened behind the scenes...
    It's not about having trouble making revenue, advertising, ad-blockers or any of that. That's missing the point.

    Selling "it" on to another publisher makes several assumptions. The first is that making money by selling it is the point. It isn't. It also assumes that another publisher would want it, and that another publisher would maintain the style and spirit of the site. HEXUS always has had a way of doing things, and that is why a lot of the people that use it do so. If it passes to another publisher, say Anandtech, would it still be HEXUS? Wouldn't it just be, well, more Anandtech? Does that really do anything for that publisher that they don't do themselves already? It really rather seems like selling HEXUS userbase to another publisher, and I'd be surprised if many HEXUS users weren't already well aware of Anandtech (etc) and, if they want Anandtech, already go there.

    The point of all this, at least as I understand it, is that the owner has been "doing HEXUS" since he was a schoolboy, and is just ready for new challenges, and maybe even a new life/work balance. I've only ever been involved with 'HEXUS the forum', but am still aware that the publishing side is not all there is to HEXUS, but even if it were, it's not always as simple as just selling the site to another publisher. There's buildings, fixed assets, maybe leases, staff, employment contracts, etc. And clients. What if clients don't want to move? You can't just transfer users, staff and existing customers (of the non-publishing side) to a new buyer.

    I think it's a pretty safe assumption that if it were that easy, and it could be done while still keeping HEXUS as HEXUS, it would have been done. I can imagine all kinds of ways that that could get very complicated, very quickly.

    As it is, there is the opportunity for Tarinder and Parm to, assuming they wish, keep much of the style and ethos of HEXUS, while at the same time, putting their own stamp on the new operation, making it truly theirs. I'd guess that most users here will at the very least give them a good chance.

    I think if you want to understand why it is closed down and wasn't 'just sold on', it's probably because that wasn't a viable option. I very much doubt that it wasn't considered.
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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    David, I'm sad to see you and HEXUS go. I really wish there was at least a nod towards explaining why you called it quits, but I guess you just want to keep that to yourself. I hope it's some good new opportunity rather than something bad happening.

    There goes my yearly chance to not win anything in another end of year competition.

    Thanks for all the years, and good luck with everything.

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    Re: Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world…

    Sad times, Hexus has been the one site i have always read, even won a forum prize SSD back when they first came out

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