Well I was a paid subscriber and have to agree with this. There isn't much competition regarding this so maybe another forum has to initiate some incentives to do something about it. No point advertising when the content isn't up to par... I guess it's something but not enough.
Originally Posted by AnonymousCoward
Otherwise why stay on topic when the topic will forever be flawed.
Originally Posted by me
Michael has posted before that he wanted to retire and let other people take over Phoronix. Then he posted that he was running into trouble making that happen.
Originally Posted by FireBurn
I have no idea if he was actually trying to "sell" Phoronix or not, but he clearly wants out.
The constant harping on AdBlock since that time has made me wonder if he's trying to boost revenue numbers for a potential sale, but that's admittedly speculation. It could be he just wants to bring in a few people to write content for free and can't find them.
Last edited by smitty3268; 09-21-2011 at 05:36 AM.
Might be worth reading Michael's actual posts, I don't think he talked about "wanting out" other than maybe from the business side.
Well I must fit in an entirely different category. I was a paid subscriber who still uses AdBlock simply because I am a traditionalist. I have used the internet since before Ad's existed, and therefore Ads annoy me. They annoy me so much, that I would rather fund the AdBlock than this site! If Michael chooses different to his customers "or audience", it would do himself more damage than good. What surprises me is that he's technically already advertising hardware already. Any positive review of AMD drivers, nvidia drivers, or the like, is a sale in my eyes. Why do we need more Advertising? The article is itself an advert. It's telling me what graphics card I should be buying!! Why should I be bombarded with something that distracts me away from the site! It would be like walking into a supermarket and finding advertising inside about the competing shop next door.
Originally Posted by smitty3268
Interesting comparison(I mean the thread topic). I find the CPU load numbers quite puzzling, 3-5 times lover than catalyst. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...berfest&num=36
I somehow had the idea the open source drivers would be CPU limited. No multithreading with catalyst too, load < 25% for a 4 core CPU? I asume 100% is full CPU utilisation. Would be great if one of the driver developers could comment on this.
To the Phoronix and Michael critics: Stop derailing the thread! Want to whine about it? Get you a fscking blog!
very good points i can live without TOC and conclusions should be fine when is needed (i don't believe this specific article should have one, like i said before this is not a "what to buy" article is more like a "see which architecture present the bigger challenge" type of article ) like in many other articles.
Originally Posted by b15hop
another think that would be useful is an article target or tags to discern the target audience of the article like:
1. The Most Comprehensive AMD Radeon Linux Graphics Comparison --- Techies, Mesa dev, GPU lovers, etc
2. Desura Game Platform Goes Into Beta On Linux --- Gamers, Techies, buyer, average consumer
that way you can be warned of what type complexity the information have and if is in your interest to read, which i think will reduce dramatically the number of whiners
about the whiners i dare you to point me out another site which at least has 10% of the information richness about linux and alikes
beside phoronix (The H maybe but most articles about OSS are from phoronix and linux.com follow the same direction)
The key with ads is blending them into the site and keeping them relevant. Phoronix doesn't seem to have figured that out yet - I would use Ad Block just for this site because they are so annoying. Contrast that with Google or Slashdot or Linked In.
this thread belongs into "off the wall" or something...