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Is It Vacation Time?
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January 30, 2011
7:32 PM
Injeun
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Where's everyone? Why no reviews or promotions? Hope all is well with Ashraf and crew.

January 30, 2011
9:27 PM
Locutus
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I can't speak for Ashraf, but I have a few big ones in the pipe.  They'll be out soon enough Wink

Oh, the site that was :(
January 30, 2011
11:52 PM
Prema
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hooray! go locutus!

Cool

1+6.. ha an easy one! 8 ( i know my math)..

Prema23
January 31, 2011
12:57 AM
lmgwazh
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Thanks Injeun for asking.I was also wondering where these guys had vanished to.I thought it was only me getting the same old page each time.Thanks Locutus for whatever you have in store for us.You go boys!

February 1, 2011
6:29 PM
mikeart
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Trust all is well with Ashraf and co, this is my first port of call each day, guys your noticed by your absence, hope your all well, regards Mike.

February 10, 2011
1:34 PM
jayesstee
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It's all quiet on the dotTech front!  Is anyone there?  Missing you already.

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Those who will not reason are bigots, those who cannot are fools and those who dare not are slaves.

February 10, 2011
5:15 PM
dman
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It's just the natural way of a lot of sites. These guys start one, pour their heart and souls into them for a couple years and then burn out hits. What could anybody expect? Look at how much time Ashraf put into this site. Then imagine how long you could keep up the pace and quality that he did. Anybody would get burn out doing that much work alone. Some people come back from burn out, but not very many. Ashraf has already tried twice since just last summer to make a comeback, both times failed. The last time he did everything he could, including asking for help with articles. Lots of people stepped up and said they'd write articles, some even saying they'd write as many as 4 or 5 per week. But where are all these articles that people claimed they write? Talk is cheap. People have proven that yet again.

I see that Ashraf signed in last on February 7, 2011. So he still cares enough to stop in from time to time, but my bet would be that he's had enough of writing all those long detailed articles for nothing. He may get told that people appreciate what he's written a million times, but at some point that just isn't enough anymore. For someone that's doing all this work for free and because he enjoys it, at some point it's bound to become a job, and it's a bad paying job at that. Who among us can truthfully say that we would do that much work for almost no pay? I'd bet not too many. I sure wouldn't.

So if Ashraf makes another comeback and starts writing articles again, great! Lots of us will benefit from it. But if he doesn't and this site transforms into nothing more than a forum for people to use, I won't be surprised. Use it and the knowledge of the other users as much as you care too. You may also want to wish that more people would have donated to the site so that Ashraf would have made enough money from it to keep up with his work.

(Hope you're enjoying life a bit more now Ashraf!)

February 10, 2011
5:32 PM
Jyo
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I'm guessing it's because of school. I do miss the articles though, but you can't blame 'em.

 

On another note, there were many past active forum members, but somehow as time went by, they slowly dissappeared too. Come back!

February 10, 2011
8:10 PM
Locutus
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Hey, I'm still here and writing articles.  It's simply a matter of Ashraf publishing them. YellYellYell

Oh, the site that was :(
February 10, 2011
11:34 PM
Prema
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i have an idea.. instead of us being down and sad that ashraf is gone and we cant read locutus' articles cuz of ashraf's absence (right?) why dont we all do our little parts and make dot-tech forums a place where we write our own articles about products we have tried and liked until ashraf gets back… we cant send emails, but people who love dottech will discover it!!

 

just a suggestion :p

 

quite a handy use of the "subscribe" feature?!?!

Prema23
February 11, 2011
12:26 AM
phoenix_rising
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Busy time of the year. Barely have time to even look in much of late. But I like prema23's suggestion – so why don't those folks who do have time on their hands give us their tips? Speaking for myself, I know I'd love to read them.

“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.” – Martin Luther King Jr
February 11, 2011
11:28 AM
jayesstee
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Sorry my post #7 was not meant to be facetious.  Like everybody else I miss the buzz that Ashraf generates with his reviews and posts.  With the amount he has produced in the 3 months that I have been a member, he deserves a break – let's hope it is only a break.

@Locutus (#10), I am concerned that you are waiting for Ashraf.  As one of the small group of worthy Administrators, can you not publish them?  God forbid, but if Asraf got into a dispute with a big truck, this splendid site would moulder away.

@dman (#8) and @prema23 (#11), I totally agree, we all must have a tip, experience or a favorite application tha we could write up.  let's all try and make time.

Those who will not reason are bigots, those who cannot are fools and those who dare not are slaves.

February 11, 2011
6:03 PM
Locutus
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jayesstee said:

@Locutus (#10), I am concerned that you are waiting for Ashraf.  As one of the small group of worthy Administrators, can you not publish them?  God forbid, but if Asraf got into a dispute with a big truck, this splendid site would moulder away.


Until about an hour ago I had no actual posting capabilities.  But now… Wink  dotTech is back!
Oh, the site that was :(
February 11, 2011
6:10 PM
Prema
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Locutus said:

Until about an hour ago I had no actual posting capabilities.  But now… Wink  dotTech is back!
 


hooray!

three cheers for dottechCool

Prema23
February 11, 2011
7:03 PM
Prema
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also people who want to write tips and reviews… check dotTech before hand.. use the lovely search box provided.

i was about to start my first review on Soluto and i did not check dotTech. i installed, restarted, and took many many screenshots of my computer. I even uploaded these pics to google photos --then i opened up word and started to write it out. i luckily only wrote an introduction before i went to dottech to see if anyone posted something about it. sure enough ashraf did a long review (LOL!)..

 

it was my bad luck, but it is still a good experience for everyone to keep in mind.

check dotTech before reviewing a product :)

Prema23
February 11, 2011
7:59 PM
phoenix_rising
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prema23 said:

also people who want to write tips and reviews… check dotTech before hand.. use the lovely search box provided.


Yes, the search box is your friend …
“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.” – Martin Luther King Jr
February 12, 2011
2:35 PM
jayesstee
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Welcome back dotTech!  Well done Locutus, greaty reviews!

Comments about the search box are spot on.  So if the search box doesn't show your favorites, get writing and post!

Anyway three more cheers for dotTech from me.  The best site, members and administrators of all that I've tried.

Kiss

Those who will not reason are bigots, those who cannot are fools and those who dare not are slaves.

April 12, 2011
7:38 PM
isabella18
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Yes, its already vacation time here but apparently I'm busy. I was supposed to share a review of the software I just used but then I cant find time. The time that I have with me is just to chat with you guys! Good morning, BTW :)

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