Should Add a New Section for Non-Commodore Computers?

Poll ended at Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:47 am

I'm conflicted (will explain in a comment below)
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Seattle, WA, USA

Posted Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:47 am

Hey Everyone,

This is an Amiga Computer forum. And it's also a Commodore 64/128 forum. But it's also over time become a "vintage whatever" forum by extension with the addition of the Retro Corner.

I was thinking of adding a new section: "Non-Commodore Retro" or something like that. This could allow for any brand: PC/DOS, Atari, Acorn, ZX Spectrum - whatever it is that you have on your mind or your workbench that you'd like to talk about or share or ask questions about.

I for one am 99% Commodore focused. But I actually also have a deep love for early Macintosh (I wish I had more space!). I actually have a really kick ass Powerbook I've maxed out and a ruby iMac I bought brand new back in the day that still works beautifully and I adore. That machine holds very special meaning to me, as I wrote my wife countless extremely well-crafted emails with my Earthlink account over a dial-up modem, and naturally my prose was so mind blowing she eventually accepted my proposal in marriage. :) I also have recently jumped into late-90s PC/DOS machines for an Amiga-related reason. And honestly it's gorgeous and I think many of you here might love to see it and talk about the Why I Did It.

Anyway, curious if folks would welcome a new section or if they think it would "muddy the water" here. Poll will run for a week.

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Zippy Zapp

Posted Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:55 am

Absolutely. Were you thinking subsections for like PC/DOS, Macintosh and then everything else? Or just one section anything goes?

I am also a user of classic PCs/DOS and I love my old Macs, some of which I have had for 25 years.

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Seattle, WA, USA

Posted Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:25 am

Were you thinking subsections ... or just one section anything goes?
Just one big Wild West section.

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Posted Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:09 pm

Makes sense. I love this site primarily cause of its tight knit Amiga focus, but probably like most of us, I have other retro passions that stretch across consoles, computers and pinball. Would be a good experiment, and if no one talks, close it up.

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Posted Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:54 pm

There is this nice Atari 7800 that I could add to the showroom.

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Posted Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:31 pm

I like this idea.. I ponder if there should be sub sections as mentioned above but yeah most of us probably into other things as well.. cool cool..

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