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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 15:57

Remember when Tom Warren left Neowin to start WinRumours? A similar move happened today: Brad Sams is leaving Neowin to start his own site. I'm sure an official Neowin announcement is to follow.

http://www.winsyde.c...ome-to-winsyde/


#2 shakey

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:22

Congrats to him and all the best of luck.

#3 Pam14160

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:32

Thanks for the info. . .just bookmarked the site for future reading.

#4 Garry

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:39

He needs a spell checker on that introduction post.

writting ... anylitical??

#5 +Obi-Wan Kenobi

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:54

Congrats, brad! Nice site!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 17:57

Great shame, but good luck for the future, I'm sure many people including me will continue to read his stuff on his site ;)

#7 Growled

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:05

So that's why he's leaving. I'm not impressed.

#8 Damien R.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:20

everything good must come to an end but in his case it continues! (Y)

#9 bdsams

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 18:28

Wow! Not sure how I missed this post.

Anyways, I stepped down after having spent 6.5 years running around and creating content for everyone to read. I can't stress enough that this was a personal decision and has nothing to do with any drama on the backend. In fact, the site is stronger than ever with traffic being exceptionally high. My goal was to leave the site better than when I found it, and I believe I succeeded at doing that :)

I started Winsyde as more of a personal site to follow Microsoft and to write some content that generally did not site well with Neowin readers...such as content like this http://www.winsyde.c...o-smokes-crack/ or http://www.winsyde.c...d-scope-report/

When applicable, I try to add more opinion and flavor to the posts as well which Neowin readers didn't seem to fond of me doing. At the end of the day, I take a different approach to what I was doing here with a mashup of the old engadget style and a bit of tenacity for those who spread bad information. It's fun adventure for me and knowing I left Neowin with my head held high and having passed along the correct contacts to the current staff, there is plenty of room on the 'net for another Microsoft site.

#10 +scumdogmillionaire

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:36

Why does this site now go to some crappy windows observer site? Someone take over your domain?

#11 +Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:39

Well, I wish him luck, unless the wave on Neowin is one of hate, in which case, I hope he crashes and burns :p

#12 Shadrack

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:57

Why does this site now go to some crappy windows observer site? Someone take over your domain?


Yeah..What is going on? Is the name of the site Windows Observer? Because that is where all the links take me.

#13 Timan

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:38

Tip, if you want a site to close shop a month later (2 for 2 now), have someone do a metro theme for it :D

#14 vetCalum

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:07

Why does this site now go to some crappy windows observer site? Someone take over your domain?

Yeah..What is going on? Is the name of the site Windows Observer? Because that is where all the links take me.

I believe he's either sold or given the domain to another person. Brad Sams is now back home (:p)



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