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I think everyone would agree that CyberVillage was the dogs bollocks back in the early days of the net, and I myself certainly checked it out on a regular basis (When I were a lad, and had the oppourtunity to play about at staffs uni the first place I visited was cybervillage).

Everyone appreciated (by looking at the site regularly!) your efforts keeping the site up to date and it definately has been a valuable resource to the Acorn/RISC OS comminuty over the many years that it has been running.

But, over the last few years though Cybervillage *has* slowed down in terms of updates (but the content was still there) and in the relatively small (compared to Windows sites) area of RISC OS this has allowed other portals(IconBar, Drobe, etc) with more resources/manpower/people/nutters to sneak up behind you and inevitably overtake in terms of readership.

Peter Price has been outside of Drobe for a number of years now, and his comments are meant more 'in present' than comparing drobe to cybervillage/other portals in the past. And remember, quoted comments are exactly that.

What's more is that I myself do not agree with petty bickering about someones comments to turn into a name calling match. This is one of the reasons why article comments are limited to a maximum of 30 before they are forced into the forums as by that time they have mostly have drifted off-topic. If I had a majority say in the content of drobe.co.uk I would also be denying posting of any comment with an offensive word in it.

I for one will be remembering cybervillage as a useful resource in its heyday. But, as with all things something newer comes along, and becomes better ;)

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 2/5/04 6:25PM
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