1. We're in the beta phase now!

What in the world?

Discussion in 'Atari Owners Club News and Reports' started by Timothy Kline, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. by Timothy Kline
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    First, I'd like to say thank you for coming.

    Atari-Owner was an idea that I struck ground on back in 2016— and it's just sat there, really. Most people can be found at already-existing sites like AtariAge, Atari Sector, AmiBay, and Atari-Forum, so another site coming on the scene always felt ... redundant and unnecessary, really. Why reinvent the wheel, after all?

    The blog is still hidden and not-quite-finished behind the landing page to Atari-Owner.com, now four years on, the most recent entries dating back to 2016.

    But behind the Blog was my concept of a community of 8-bit users, not only Atari owners like myself, but across the 6502 platform, especially. I reached out privately to fellow Atari owner, @M.D.Baker, last year, to share with him my wanting to offer an online platform for 8-bitters who are particularly drawn to a smaller community than one finds at AtariAge, Atari-Forum, and Atari Sector. Casual, friendly, experienced, and enjoying a great time.

    I'm happy to say that I'm quite pleased with how the Club came out as a platform, and I hope you are, too. It's taken me four years to get here, but better late than never in this case.

    But it'll require you to help build the community. All I am providing is the piece of internet land, rich for development.

    Think of it as a village raising a child. :)

    Oh, right. The Blog.

    On a positive note, finally knocking it off with the procrastination and getting things finished here has been a motivation for me to get it back in gear and see what to do about the Blog itself so I can finally take down that landing page when someone shows up at https://atari-owner.com :rolleyes:

    I'll continue to bring additional Resources and Articles up online for everyone, as well.

    Thank you to those of you who have already been providing suggestions, materials, and time as we move through the "beta" phase of the Club! Your efforts are deeply appreciated! :cool:

    Anyhow, that's about it for this report. See you in the funny papers!

    An Atari owner,
    --Tim
     
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  2. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Thanks for the invite and hello all :)
     
  3. by M.D.Baker
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    Hello Paul! Great to have you back with us in a smaller community forum!
     
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  4. by Andy Barr
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    Great to have you over, Paul.

    The site's steadily growing with like-minded members and here's to continued success and plenty of fun, laughter and enjoyment along the way.
     
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  5. by Tharkanoid
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    I like it. Thanks for the heads up Andy!
    I feel an Atari club music night coming on!
     
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  6. by M.D.Baker
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    And what, pray tell, is an Atari club music night?
     
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  7. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    In this case two men in dresses dancing around a handbag!

    All the rage around Andy's
     
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  8. by Andy Barr
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    Yep, got me best frock on, Bev's popped out to the chippy (extra salt on mine, honey) and I've just invited these "guys" round to join me for a quick pop at Pong and a spin of those Atari tunes...

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    TAKE IT AWAY, "FELLAS!"
     
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  9. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Sorry Andy, the reality is you don't look like that ;)

    Even after 10 pints I doubt you would look like that ;)

    But don't let that stop your hobby :)
     
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  10. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Andy, new meds so you look good to me now, are you free for a good hard shag!

    Black Adder anyone :)
     
  11. by Andy Barr
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    Calm yourself, you red-hot blooded neanderthal - anyone would think you were getting me confused with...

    "Bob"

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Glasses on, nope, I'd never confuse you with Bob...But if 'Bob' is free later I have some urgent army business to talk to Bob about, exercises and surprise entry techniques..
     
  13. by Tharkanoid
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    "bob! Isn't that a bit of a boys name?"

    Epic comedy. You've inspired me to dig out the boxset and watch the lot.

    Righto - away to get my socially distant ale in. Blackadder's bowel basher coming right up!!
     
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  14. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    That's the spirit....Good old slightly risky comedy, what's not to like!
     
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  15. by Tharkanoid
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    My son who is 12 has been begging me for days to watch star trek 2, so I've given in. Black adder will have to wait until tommorow.

    Wrath of khan is a legendary film tho so I'm not complaining :)
     
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  16. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Yep, me and Cindy LOOOVE Wrath of Kahn.....

    Botany Bay....BOTANY BAY! Oh Nooooooooooooooo
     
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  17. by Tharkanoid
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    Can you believe it! We on that exact part of the film!! You watching it with us? :D
     
  18. by Tharkanoid
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    Here come those ear maggot things!
     
  19. by Tharkanoid
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    Hahaha
    Over to you Baldrick :loopy:
     
  20. by Paul "Mclaneinc" Irvine
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    Yeah, you see the 3 flying ducks on the wall, I'm the middle one...
     

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