topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • Monday April 12, 2021, 8:22 pm
  • Proudly celebrating 15+ years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!  (Read 2942 times)

dantheman

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 713
  • Be good if you can!
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« on: December 29, 2020, 01:52 PM »
Thought the good folks here would appreciate knowing:

https://www.techsupp...s.htm#comment-136001

anandcoral

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2009
  • **
  • Posts: 734
    • View Profile
    • App, to help you : Overlap Wallpaper, Park Cursor Aside, Stick A Note, Merge CSV and Text and many more.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 03:40 AM »
Thought the good folks here would appreciate knowing:

https://www.techsupp...s.htm#comment-136001
Thanks for the info.
He Gizmo Richards deserves some rest now, at 75.

It is good that the site continues as it has helped me a lot in the past.

Regards,

Anand

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 40,506
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 03:56 AM »
Just to clarify, Ian (gizmo) is retiring not traveling to the great beyond  :P

Ian (gizmo) was one of the very very very first people to ever mention donationcoder back in 2005 when it was just an idea.  He recommended us and his readers were incredibly supportive.

Techsupportalert has always been the best site for discovering freeware, hands down.

So congratulations to Ian, and may the site continue to do good work after he retires!  :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up:

anandcoral

  • Honorary Member
  • Joined in 2009
  • **
  • Posts: 734
    • View Profile
    • App, to help you : Overlap Wallpaper, Park Cursor Aside, Stick A Note, Merge CSV and Text and many more.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2020, 04:06 AM »
Oh yes. He said his retirement was long over due.
And yes I mean 'rest' literally itself :)

Regards,

Anand

panzer

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2008
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 940
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2020, 05:12 AM »

So congratulations to Ian, and may the site continue to do good work after he retires!

Jojo, Midnight Cowboy, Rhiannon and George Lewe are taking over so I guess the site will be just fine.

x16wda

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2007
  • **
  • Posts: 839
  • what am I doing in this handbasket?
    • View Profile
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2021, 08:15 PM »
So how long has it been since techsupportalert started pushing full-page popup ads, did I miss the start or is this new?

clipimage.jpgGizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!

Does not make me want to revisit.   :o
vi vi vi - editor of the beast

wraith808

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 10,864
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2021, 09:50 PM »
Might be like WinPatrol after the sale... DOA :(

panzer

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2008
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 940
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2021, 11:23 AM »
So how long has it been since techsupportalert started pushing full-page popup ads, did I miss the start or is this new?

[ Invalid Attachment ]

Does not make me want to revisit.   :o

Guys and Rhiannon have taken over the site and have to push ads because otherwise the site will shut down due to lack of funding (in less than 5 months or so).

wraith808

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 10,864
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2021, 05:10 PM »
So how long has it been since techsupportalert started pushing full-page popup ads, did I miss the start or is this new?

[ Invalid Attachment ]

Does not make me want to revisit.   :o

Guys and Rhiannon have taken over the site and have to push ads because otherwise the site will shut down due to lack of funding (in less than 5 months or so).

There's ads and there's that thing. No matter how much they need money, that kind of ad isn't right.

dantheman

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • Posts: 713
  • Be good if you can!
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2021, 09:07 AM »
Never noticed until uBlock Origin disabled.

Not nice for sure!  :-[




panzer

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2008
  • *
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 940
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2021, 12:58 AM »
From the forum:
"... We're working with the network to filter out those unwanted ads and reducing the impact by not showing their ads to logged-in users for the time being.

Our efforts do not stop here. We're still in the process of trying out alternate ad networks and hopefully, we can get one that is sustainable ..."

rjbull

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2005
  • ***
  • default avatar
  • Posts: 3,126
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2021, 04:27 PM »
If they go on as is, they'll undermine the credibility of the site.  Who's going to believe anything said by a site that pushes spammy clickbait, full screen at that?

Tuxman

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 2,343
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Gizmo's is saying farewell - leaving behind a huge legacy!
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2021, 10:35 AM »
I liked that site when I still cared for and about freeware. I even was (or still am? I should check that) an editor once. The problem is that there is no actual discussion going on there. Every editor can just act freely, making the site a collection of articles of varying depth and quality.
« Last Edit: April 09, 2021, 10:41 AM by Tuxman »