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    The End of an Era


    Cyb

    Well, it seems one very long, very great chapter in the history of Doomworld is about over now. Doomworld's founding webmaster, Andrew "Linguica" Stine, has decided it's time for him to step down from his position as commander and chief of this site after nearly five years of service. Ling's dedication and hard work are matched by few and you can see it throughout this site, from the design, to the content to the behind the scenes stuff as well. In fact, I'd say that since Doom's birth, there have been few who have spent as much time and dedication to that game we all know and love.

    Personally I know how it is to run a fairly major Doom news site, having run Doomnation.com myself for a number of months before frag.com closed down. It's a thankless job. You put so much effort into maintaining the site, writing articles, getting news, organizing it, reporting bugs to the powers that be and all sorts of annoying odds and ends. On top of that the hours are crap and you don't get paid.

    When you do something right, or really cool, people act like you were supposed to do it and you're lucky if one person thanks you. If you do something wrong you never hear the end of it. How Ling managed to stay with it for so long I'll never know, but I'm glad he did. The countless things I've learned from Doomworld, the many friends and many experiences are memories that will always be with me, and I doubt as many would have happened had Ling not been around. Doomworld will not be the same without him, and I only hope we can fill in the huge gap Ling will no doubt leave.

    I for one am grateful for his dedication and hard work, and I'm proud to call him a friend.

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    Mr. Chris said:

    GIVE OUR COLORS BACK!

    Don't whine. Shades of grey only appear for good causes.

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    Been here since the start, sad to see ya go Ling. Good Luck.

    hmm... everybody's playing music huh?

    /me plays Elton_John_-_Goodbye_Yellow_Brick_Road.mp3

    Yes, that should do it.

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    Seems all the shocking/difficult things are happening all at once. While this event is trivial in terms of how it affects my life, it's still sad to hear. Hopefully, though, Ling will be able to reap the benefits of his new-found additional free time. He certainly did well at determining site/forum policy, even at the expense of socially dividing himself from the rest of us in some cases.

    Hopefully whoever steps in isn't stupid, knows how to handle issues such as the Doom 3 leak in terms of what it means to this community, and doesn't fuck up the forums. And hopefully somebody new steps in... I'd hate to see the site just disappear.

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    So, the great Ling finally had to run off to find a use for his degree in Astrophysics. Does this mean he'll finally be answering the dozens of e-mails I've sent him?

    Let Cyb take over. He is a good man. He actually DOES shit, with a bit of humor about it.

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    UAC PR Dept

    /me wonders why this individual is still around forums **hint hint** ;)

    /me looks in mirror and thinks...........

    So be it. :D

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    UAC PR Dept said:

    So, the great Ling finally had to run off to find a use for his degree in Astrophysics. Does this mean he'll finally be answering the dozens of e-mails I've sent him?

    Let Cyb take over. He is a good man. He actually DOES shit, with a bit of humor about it.

    I send him e-mails that don't get answered too. Get over it. You see, Linguica has this habit of not replying to e-mail if he doesn't think they're important.
    Actually, when I e-mailed him about reviewing for newstuff, he never replied. After a week or so, he simply gave me access to the newstuff forum and told me about it on IRC.
    I imagine he gets tons of e-mail all the time and probably doesn't reply to every single message. After all the time he's been on the site, all you have is complaints about such a pithy problem as unreplied e-mail?

    Yes, Cyb actually DOES shit. Linguica does too. What the fuck do you ever do?

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111
    Well, thanks Ling for running the site that is really the definitive Doom site on the web.
    We'll all miss you dearly.

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    Doomworld sure has been around a long time, hasn't it? I believe the only page of mine that pre-dates it was my old Clan QS (Quake Sucks) Homepage. Doomworld has pretty much been on track the whole time it has existed. You going to be around at all, perhaps in a consulting-type mode? It's much easier to break something that works well than it is to create one.

    You seemed to take a lot of shit from people, with people's antics on the forums and on IRC. You stuck it out for a long time, that's for sure. Don't be a stranger, hm?

    --BahdKo

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    Where does this assumption come from that Cyb will take over? Didn't someone say Mordeth was left in charge?

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    Uhm . . . okay. Maybe we should have all read the original thread.

    "That about wraps it up I think. Doomworld will pass on to some sort of combination of Arioch and Mordeth and Julian and Cyb and mewse, I don't know who exactly has all the passwords. I'm sure I'll still be around, but not in any official position."

    That answers both my questions quite adequately.

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    Thanks Ling, for the years of hard work and dedication. Doomworld has almost been as much a part of my life as Doom (almost). Don't be so hard on yourself with the levels you gave the community, your legacy of Doomworld and "5 Years of Doom" are huge accomplishments you can be proud of.

    Take away some of our pain and tell us that you've been offered the job of Web Master for id's official Doom 3 site.....

    All the best for the future, and thanks again.

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    Heh, it's all so positive.

    Thanks for running the site and keeping the community going, and all that great stuff.

    Thanks for leaving, too.

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    HaKx said:

    Adios Ling,

    For what little contact we had, you were damned respectable.

    (tips his hat)
    Dave


    OMFG it's HaKx.

    Anyways.. I'm gone ONE WEEK. and all this shit goes down.. Some site called Doom sector goes down, Doomcenters webmasters moves to doomworld, ling quits Doomworld.. wth.. There has been nothing intresting happening the last 6 months, and the week I'm gone, this shit happens.. meh.

    Anyway.. I don't really remember the opening day or anyting of DW,. I just know I was around at that time.. had been for a couple of months prior to it.. When Justins Doomnews was the best place for news, (I loved doomshack) anyways.. as the headline says. it's the end of an era.

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    We could always build a shrine and worship him...

    Thank you Ling for all your hard work and dedication to this community and good luck in the future!

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