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Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
Posted on 5 March 1999, 03:42 GMT

We are sorry to announce that Bryan Rabeler, a member of our staff for the past two years, will no longer be contributing to the project. While Bryan has played a tremendous role in making our site a success, we are no longer able to collaborate with Bryan in a beneficial way. We wish Bryan the best of luck for the future and once again would like to acknowledge the considerable commitment he has made to the site in the past.

 


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Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
Flinn

The people who run this site are slackers.
It is rarely updated with new files and the
sections are badly outdated. I could do a
FAR better job, and I wish I had the opportunity
to...

- Daniel Walls

     6 March 1999, 00:23 GMT

Re: Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
George Limpert
(Web Page)

Your comment on the file archives not being updated seems like it implies that Bryan Rabeler didn't do a good job. He ran this news/comment system as well as updated the file archives. As a general rule, the staff of ticalc.org are unresponsive to e-mail and you don't see many contributions from them. Bryan was the exception to this rule and did a damn good job. Since he is no longer with ticalc.org I would expect to see the site deteriorate.

     6 March 1999, 00:47 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
ticalc_chris

Hmm. I don't think you're being very fair -- "as a general rule, the staff ... are unresponsive ... and you don't see many contributions from them." Bryan was responsible for much of the correspondence related to our site, and he certainly did a good job of responding to email. The rest of us will also respond if you email us (trust me). In the past, we've lagged behind in answering email to help@ticalc, but Nathan has been doing a great job since we've brought him on. I can't think of any other examples to lead you to the first conclusion.

As for the next item -- you don't see many contributions from the others? Perhaps you're not looking hard enough. Bryan handled news and files, probably the most visible updates to the site. But the rest of us take care of the less glorious details, like coding the engines that power the other sections of our site (reviews, buy & sell, search engine, etc) and setting up things like hosting capabilities. I personally developed our news/comment system. So please think about what you might be overlooking or taking for granted before you accuse us of being lazy when we're providing a free service which all of us put a lot of time into!

You "expect to see the site deteriorate"... I think you give us too little credit. But you almost deserve to have that come true with such selfishness. Fortunately, we have enough visitors who appreciate what we (ALL of us) do, or are thoughtful enough not to say otherwise, that we will continue to do this the best we can.

Chris

     6 March 1999, 01:38 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
George Limpert
(Web Page)

I apologize. I don't mean to offend anyone with my posts. I was trying to put in a good word about Bryan. My comment about ticalc.org slowly deteriorating meant that by losing a dedicated member of your staff such as Bryan might cause you to fall behind. BTW:Can you give any details not already mentioned?

     6 March 1999, 01:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
me
(Web Page)

Hey Chris, why don't you prove this guy wrong by updating more often, within a day of receiving new files. You guys have done a good job, but recently I have been seeing things like a week with no updates, and it gets kind of frustrating when you check almost everyday for updates.

     6 March 1999, 08:06 GMT


Lamer Alert
Anonymous
(Web Page)

Hehehe looks like a good candidate for a mail bombing here.

hehehe

     6 March 1999, 18:19 GMT


Re: Lamer Alert
Flinn

Bring it on, Mr. Man

     7 March 1999, 01:34 GMT

What a guy, what a guy...
CrashNbur
(Web Page)

Through all the jokes, rude comments, and hatred (rare as it may have been, I'm sure it was there), Bryan continued to contribute to ticalc.org and all of you who have been continuously visiting this site for the past two years. He did more than just the archives, news, etc. He served each and everyone of us. At times, he kept the TI community on its heels with his daring actions. Through it all, Bryan was probably the most dedicated person on any site out there, although Adam Berlinsky - Schine has been very dedicated in making sure Dimension-TI continues to be a top-notch site.

As Shaun (Emp) said before, there is no hatred between the TI-Files and ticalc.org (or Dimension-TI for that matter), although there may be personal conflicts somewhere in between. Most of us, hopefully everyone, at the TI-Files wish you all the best of luck at ticalc.org; and Bryan, good luck in the future. Keep in touch.

Also Bryan, I wouldn't mind seeing some of your responses to all this. What's your take on everything that everyone's said? Are you pleased? displeased? Do you care at all? I know I'm not the only one who wants to know.

     6 March 1999, 04:32 GMT


Re: What a guy, what a guy...
atom
(Web Page)

For the most part, I agree with you. Bryan appeared to be an excellant ticalc.org member and he contributed an exceptional amount of work toward the site.

I also agree with your point about site conflict. At least that's the way it SHOULD be. Often conflicts between a member of one site and a member of another site will develope into conflicts between sites. Ideally, these conflicts should be kept between the individuals, but the ideal is not always a reality. At least what you say is something to strive for.

I actually commend Bryan for staying out of this conversation. Sure, everyone wants to know more of the juicy details, but imo, that's ticalc.org's responsibility, not Bryan's. If Bryan is upset about this separation between himself and ticalc.org, it is probably best that he stays out of conversation. If he ever feels ready to announce a public statement on the matter, he should. But if he starts responding to the posts in this board now, he might get upset and say things he doesn't mean. But really, it's Bryan's choice alone and he shouldn't be pushed either way.

     6 March 1999, 05:09 GMT

Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
billybobIV
(Web Page)

That's really to bad that he left. I was very impressed with how fast ticalc.org got my programs posted. Also I got several helpful responses from Bryan when I needed some help with uploading and such.
I suppose all I'd like to know is if there was some big dissagrement. That's certainly what this news item seems to imply (to me anyway).
I guess that I just think that it would help clear all this up if we could all hear both sides. That is if there are sides to be heard from...
Don't leave us with another riddle remenisant of the "guy going fishing" and "time to quit programming" that we had to put up with not to long ago (you know what I mean!)
Good luck to everyone either way!

     6 March 1999, 04:36 GMT

Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
me
(Web Page)

WOULD EVERYONE JUST SHUT UP ABOUT HIM BEING FIRED AND HIM HACKING THE TI-FILES.ORG SERVER. ITS MAKING ME SICK OF SEEING YOU GUYS FIGHTING. HOW DO YOU EXPECT A PERSON TO GO THERE OWN WAY IF YOU KEEP SAYING THINGS ABOUT THEIR PAST. YOU PEOPLE HAVE NO RESPECT. THATS ALL I HAVE TO SAY. _FOR_NOW_!!

     6 March 1999, 05:38 GMT

Re: Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
CrashNbur
(Web Page)

Well thank you for gracing us with your intelligent comments. If you don't have anything nice to say, please don't say anything at all. (I agree with you for the most part, but agression and yelling never solves anything... well, rarely...)

     6 March 1999, 06:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
danny

HAHAHA crashnburner you have no room to talk about a dumb post. your post are nothing but dumb lately.

     6 March 1999, 06:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
crashnbur
(Web Page)

And yet you continue with your even DUMBER responses. If you don't like my posts, then keep it to yourself.

     8 March 1999, 22:49 GMT

Re: Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
Shaun (Emp) McCormick
(Web Page)

Mmmm hmmmm. And you could hit your caps lock key. That might also help.

     6 March 1999, 18:48 GMT


A Message From the President of the United States
President William Jefferson Clinton
(Web Page)

Once in a while, I visit ticalc.org. I notice that Bryan Rabeler did an excellent job working here and as one of my interns. Please lay off him when you post your comments. He is a great guy.

     6 March 1999, 20:49 GMT


Re: A Message From the President of the United States
ME

Well with lips like that you can't pass Bryan up...

     8 March 1999, 22:51 GMT

Re: Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
George Limpert
(Web Page)

You have the right idea. I don't appreciate the aggression. The same thing has been posted about twenty times over. Maybe you need some help with reading...and your caps lock keys.

     6 March 1999, 21:54 GMT


Re: Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
(KSA)Tekken

Do you have AOL? You sound like it, typing in all caps, thinking your all big and bad cause you can type in all caps... hmmmm yep you got AOL all right...
(KSA)Tekken

     8 March 1999, 21:00 GMT

Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
KnightRT

This is a very interesting converstaion. About 40 % mature people, the rest immature people. My question is, just why was this ti-files hack brought up in the first place? If the staff of tc-calc had wanted to fire him for it, they would have done it then, not now.
Anyway, I regret Brians loss, but the again, I never knew him to begin with, so theres only so much I can regret.
Oh well. So long.

     6 March 1999, 05:42 GMT


Re: Re: Bryan Rabeler and ticalc.org Part Ways
Atom
(Web Page)

At least someone's making some sense! There is absolutely NO reason for the ti-files "hack" to be brought up... that happened months ago, and like you said, was not the cause of Bryan's "separation." Why would they wait this long to fire him for something he did months ago?

     6 March 1999, 07:10 GMT

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