For sale! Deskthority is looking for a new owner

WhiskyTangoLima

24 Feb 2021, 23:30

What are your ideal qualifications for a new owner? Not asking personally, more just curious :)

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matt3o
-[°_°]-

24 Feb 2021, 23:45

being a Russian oligarch is a big plus

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webwit
Wild Duck

24 Feb 2021, 23:51

WhiskyTangoLima wrote:
24 Feb 2021, 23:30
What are your ideal qualifications for a new owner? Not asking personally, more just curious :)
It doesn't work like that, if someone ponies up I shouldn't impose my personal ideals but it's theirs personal ideals. That said, there were unasked offers for DT before from parties just interested in harvesting page views, and they were disposed of. And the reactions from this topic has been from parties who just want the best for DT and might actually bring DT forwards. That's what I'm looking for.

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phinix

25 Feb 2021, 01:26

Holy moly, this is huge! I never thought that this will happen. Its kinda weird that this is going to be moved to someone else:)
I hope everything goes well, good luck guys!

Rayndalf

25 Feb 2021, 01:36

In before Massdrop buys Deskthority to cement their control on Keyboard forums at large.

Jokes aside it's better to sell the site before you desperately need money/ need to be rid of it, it gives you the opportunity to do what's best for the community.

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

25 Feb 2021, 05:52

best I can do is 3.50

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lhutton

25 Feb 2021, 06:41

I've got $3.00.

If I had more time or money maybe, but I'm definitely more of a technical person. :P

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

25 Feb 2021, 08:39

webwit wrote:
24 Feb 2021, 20:09
[…] Actually this might give me more time for trolling Alps fanboys.
Somehow I knew there would also be a positive aspect.

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

25 Feb 2021, 08:45

sixty wrote:
25 Feb 2021, 05:52
best I can do is 3.50
Holy SHIT I am seeing ghosts ...
Spoiler:
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matt3o
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25 Feb 2021, 09:33

ah he's here for the moolah

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Muirium
µ

25 Feb 2021, 10:02

DT’s that other Lambo you've got in your garage, which needs some love but is kinda overshadowed by that amazing electric Trabant conversion job you’re in the middle of, if you could just remember where you put the key to the place. Around here somewhere right…

Findecanor

25 Feb 2021, 13:21

sixty wrote:
25 Feb 2021, 05:52
best I can do is 3.50
Many ducks throughout history have been mistaken for the Loch Ness Monster ... ;)
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Heikkonen

25 Feb 2021, 15:40

Thanks for your service. Im new guy around here but i have nothing but positive to say about you. Being pm:d by a man who you never talked to and offering him your services is something i will always remember. Best wishes with keyboard retirement and lets keep in touch.

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XMIT
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25 Feb 2021, 16:31

matt3o wrote:
24 Feb 2021, 23:45
being a Russian oligarch is a big plus
Do we know that damonskv isn't a Russian oligarch? I'm pretty sure he's Russian, and his collection suggests oligarch money.

:lol:

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Damonskv

25 Feb 2021, 16:53

XMIT wrote:
25 Feb 2021, 16:31
matt3o wrote:
24 Feb 2021, 23:45
being a Russian oligarch is a big plus
Do we know that damonskv isn't a Russian oligarch? I'm pretty sure he's Russian, and his collection suggests oligarch money.

:lol:
it would be convenient to be an oligarch, but instead I have to write thousands of lines in Haskell :cry:

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Muirium
µ

25 Feb 2021, 16:57

Am not oligarch.
Merely phish for one.

Jacobalbertus1

25 Feb 2021, 17:10

The best I can do is 1 IBM 4978

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Ascaii
The Beard

25 Feb 2021, 18:00

sixty wrote:
25 Feb 2021, 05:52
best I can do is 3.50
Holy hell, it lives! Whats up sixty!

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robo

25 Feb 2021, 20:18

Maybe this is a crazy idea, but what if a bunch of members pooled their money, and it became a member owned site?
Would probably require a bit of bureaucracy to work out, maybe electing a representative of the 'owners' or something.

Could see that ending in chaos and disaster, but also could see it being pretty cool.

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matt3o
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25 Feb 2021, 20:22

robo wrote:
25 Feb 2021, 20:18
Maybe this is a crazy idea, but what if a bunch of members pooled their money, and it became a member owned site?
Would probably require a bit of bureaucracy to work out, maybe electing a representative of the 'owners' or something.
we tried, didn't work very well...

keyboardjoy

25 Feb 2021, 20:38

I have sent you both a PM :)

Archie

25 Feb 2021, 23:22

webwit wrote:
24 Feb 2021, 11:37
So I've decided to look for a new owner,
Very sad... In any case, many thanks for your effort, and for the creation of excellent resource!

Archie

25 Feb 2021, 23:25

robo wrote:
25 Feb 2021, 20:18
Maybe this is a crazy idea, but what if a bunch of members pooled their money, and it became a member owned site?
I'd support that. Definitely won't want to see this site to be converted into advertizing-driven place.

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hellothere

26 Feb 2021, 02:03

I'd contribute to that.

However, is it that you want a new owner to pay big $ to take the 'site or do you just want someone available to pay webhosting fees and such while you retain ownership? Free webhosting and maintenance might be a much smaller hurdle to jump.

Jacobalbertus1

26 Feb 2021, 06:08

I have one for it
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chuckdee

26 Feb 2021, 13:53

I haven't been around as much (that whole thing about interest waning), but just had to hop on and thank webwit for his conscientious approach to this rather than just trying to dump it. (Not throwing shade anywhere...)

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cookie

26 Feb 2021, 17:56

sixty wrote:
25 Feb 2021, 05:52
best I can do is 3.50
Jesus christ, this kinda feels like a class reunion. Still liking those vintage MX-Blacks? How are you doin?

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webwit
Wild Duck

26 Feb 2021, 19:18

Sixty has finally been exposed as a LURKER! :geek:

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JP!

26 Feb 2021, 19:57

If there is a potential deal in the works for the transfer of ownership or sale of DT I would like to propose a clause which preserves Webwit's dictatorship status. :D Also said owner should be well capitalized as to procure and develop the new DT private island, yacht, helicopter, jet, and funding for a future SpaceX mission (Project Mallard). 8-)

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matt3o
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26 Feb 2021, 20:12

Jacobalbertus1 wrote:
26 Feb 2021, 06:08
I have one for it
and this --guys-- is how you brag.

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