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Kirk Meyer Retires
Posted by Nathan on 20 July 1999, 02:14 GMT

Kirk Meyer, who has been a news editor, our newsletter editor, and our reviews editor, has decided to retire from those positions. He is entering his senior year in high school and will not have time to maintain these areas of ticalc.org. We are grateful for all the effort he has given us during his time in those positions.

Kirk will continue to handle miscellaneous programming tasks as we continue to improve our site. Watch for some new improvements in the future.


The comments below are written by ticalc.org visitors. Their views are not necessarily those of ticalc.org, and ticalc.org takes no responsibility for their content.

Re: Kirk Meyer Retires

Thanks for the good programs Kirk. Have a nice life out of the lime-light.

     21 July 1999, 05:08 GMT

Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Jeffrey Malone
(Web Page)

Just wanted to say how surprised I am that you delete the negative comments so quickly (and there is a lot too). You should really see that you have to have 2 sides of the message board, the negative comments (maybe edit them a little) and the good side. But you only get half the opinions (less or more depending on the topic)! You also never did anything more with ur shell "Anaconda" btw. And the whole thing of hosting ur own site...thats just weird; and if you are giving up programming, do you actualy get to keep it? Afterall, it will either be a non-updated page for a few months/years or non-calc related.

     22 July 1999, 02:39 GMT

Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires

He's not giving up programing. Second they have to filter the negative comments when it's supposed to be a topic where you wish the person well not wish them to hell.

     22 July 1999, 03:00 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires

How come they just want positive comments? I hate this suckup-thing, they just want to make their former and current members look better than they really deserve. I'd bet there's a whole lot more negative comments than positive...Let's see for how long this one will stay up.

     29 July 1999, 01:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Kirk Meyer
(Web Page)

We don't necessarily filter out /bad/ comments. However, it happens that quite a few bad comments violate our rules, i.e. swearing, etc. These are the ones that we filter out, which in many cases is quite a few of them.

     29 July 1999, 21:18 GMT


I think you guys should make the archives kind of like the download.co format puting the number of times that file has been downloaded

     25 July 1999, 17:27 GMT

Re: Suggestion
(Web Page)

Information similar to this can be found on the web stats page.


     25 July 1999, 17:41 GMT

Re: Re: Suggestion

True but wouldnt it be a lot more convinient having it right there in the archives

     28 July 1999, 01:16 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Suggestion
Kirk Meyer
(Web Page)

Well, that's kind of what reviews are for. If we showed right next to each file how many people had downloaded it, those files w/ lots of downloads would be downloaded even more. Instead, there might be a good game that nobody downloads because it doesn't have a good download number. And besides, I wouldn't put it below some authors to download their file multiple times to drive the count up.

     28 July 1999, 22:28 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Suggestion

if its good, people will find it

     30 July 1999, 22:44 GMT

Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
(Web Page)

LOL - check out the link above

     25 July 1999, 23:19 GMT

Smurf this

It's not 100% grammar proof though...

     26 July 1999, 07:20 GMT

Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires

http://www.psyclops.com/ translator/translator.cgi ?url=http%3A%2F%2F www.ticalc.org &type=hacker

(d3133t 5p4c35)

     29 July 1999, 05:45 GMT

I have an idea
Dan the Tuba Man

Here's an idea for you ticalc.org that will even make your site better! WHy not sell cds containing every program that's on your site? This would free up more server band width and make everyone happy. Sell them at the cost of what it takes to make them, it should be a non-profit thing.

     26 July 1999, 05:14 GMT

Re: I have an idea
Kirk Meyer
(Web Page)

Well, the problem has to do with the CD's being outdated pretty fast, and no way to really tell after you get your CD what is current and what isn't. Also, if we can keep from selling anything at all, we'd like to do that.

We really don't have a problem with bandwidth, I don't think, but it might be a help to our modem users. However, calculator files are generally extremely small, and most allfiles.zip can be downloaded in less than an hour for sure.

     26 July 1999, 16:44 GMT

Re: Kirk Meyer Retires

I see that a lot of comments have been deleted. I think that it is interesting that none of the Ticalc.org staff have ever posted a comment in this comment board. Maybe they don't even read it, but maybe they do. They probably do a search in the board for a swear word and delete the comment, or maybe there is another way. Whichever it is, they shouldn't have rules for the comment board. After all, we are supposed to have freedom with our thoughts.


     31 July 1999, 04:41 GMT

Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Kirk Meyer
(Web Page)

Insanely, at the time of your posting I just posted a comment to this message board, hehe.

You think we should abolish rules? Everything must have some rules. And I don't care if you're allowed to swear in literature and be protected by the law - we have rules for our message boards.

     31 July 1999, 04:51 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Bryan Rabeler
(Web Page)

Why was my comment about those stats that I calculated deleted? What rule did that violate? I thought in order to have "web site competition", you had to have two sites..

     31 July 1999, 05:02 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Kirk Meyer
(Web Page)

Most of us know that you are working on tiuser.org, as was previously mentioned on this page. Comparing your output to the current ticalc.org output is just as good as trying to promote your new site seeing as you are its founder.

     31 July 1999, 05:10 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
Bryan Rabeler
(Web Page)

You have no proof of that, you haven't seen anything. That is not fair to accuse me of that. If you spent half as much time posting news articles as you do deleting comments, this site would actually be something...

     31 July 1999, 05:21 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires

Kirk, I see that you have started a fight with Bryan. Why?? He "did" do a lot of work with this site when he was a member, and if he was still a member I bet this site would be 5 times better today.

"I State What Is On My Mind."
- akromix

     31 July 1999, 06:08 GMT

LOL, this is funny, Kirk, you are funny my man

> Kirk, I see that you have started a fight with Bryan. Why?? He "did"
do a
lot of work with this
> site when he was a member, and if he was still a member I bet this
would be 5 times
> better today.
> "I State What Is On My Mind."
> - akromix
Here is what Kirk had to say:

Why? Because I don't need any of his shit, that's why. If he was still
member the rest of us would have gone insane.

     1 August 1999, 07:25 GMT

Re: Re: Kirk Meyer Retires
(Web Page)

I post to the comment board at sporadic intervals and I'm a member so there. :)


     31 July 1999, 05:59 GMT

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