Okay, here are my thoughts...by (no login)
When Qbasic.com started the owner, who went by the name Mallard, did not have a forum. He then started this N54 forum which was linked to Qbasic.com. When Mark took over, he twice started his own forum but neither survived. After a bit of pleading he switched back to the N54 link.
I think you will find that the majority here like the present format.
I understand that. That is his down fall. I don't know as to what you think about me! I do know that if I am able to do this, it will not die. Why? Cause I'll be advertising it to thousands on one of my websites. I can also stick around to help out.
He keeps the site up, he keeps the forum here, what's not to like? Sometimes I think some people just have to have something to complain about, no matter what. I get really tired of that.
Mark offered to visit Mac's family when Mark was visiting Flordia. That was shortly after Mac passed away. He posted a link to the Memorial, too. He keeps the QBasic.com site up and running and he is responsive to problems that occur there. I think that he has done plenty in the past couple of years and deserves a thank you instead of a blank you.
I never said it wasn't to like.
PLEASE NOTE: all old posts from this forum can be easily moved to the new one. It'll be like nothing happened... The new one looks better.
But neither do we except for his link. I thank him for that.
It just makes me angry that people have sites that they ignore especially with the downfall of Basic programming due to the new OS's. Qbasic Station is another site being largely abandoned.
The owners ignore the maintenance and just let it slide downhill. No responses to any communication either. Neither Mark or Jack seem respond. I can't even find a Qbasic.com email address.
I'm coming to a sad conclusion........QB will be a dead language pretty soon. I hope I am wrong!
Maybe we could fix it up. I could program new skins & content for him if he wants. We aren't helpless. We can make a change!
When a user types in google "qbasic", the first thing that comes up is qbasic.com. When you look at the page you see a spam site with spam for news and a bunch of writing and crap. That gives a bad first impression to QBasic. And I think that is what bothers Clippy. Sure there is a link to here and the "classic" site and some game site, but it is not good that the cover for these sites is a lame spam site.
I think he should put up some pictures of qbasic stuff and make a nice cover for these sites. And if not, he should redirect to a nicer site like this one or petesqbsite, or the "classic". But that ugly spam thing is not good in my opinion.
Don't get the wrong idea about me, though. I am not complaning about anything. I don't really care about qbasic.com, or if people will use qbasic anymore. I don't even care about qbasic itself, to be honest. It's just a computer game to me. But that is my opinion of qbasic.com.
I attend to help fix that problem.
But, I don't know if you're with me or not.