I beat you all: I'm the oldest GBAtemp member here... ;-)

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Omero, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. gunner6666

    gunner6666 O_O

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    I liked reading this. It reminded me of the good old days.
     
  2. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolf-husky™ definitely not Lilith

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    I actually used to read a lot of your articles when you were still a staff member and I was still lurking. I would personally love to see some of the old staff members be active again or at least hear what they think about the site now.
     
  3. funnystory

    funnystory Banned

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    So if you and KiVAN started the website how did @Costello become the new owner? I couldn't find any mention on gbatemp,I am just curious by the way.
     
  4. nxwing

    nxwing Get in the van

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    He went up through the ranks
     
  5. funnystory

    funnystory Banned

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    I am confused though.I googled and it says GBAtemp is not owned by anyone. Who is the actual owner? As in who gets all the ad revenue,or who has the domain under their name?
     
  6. nxwing

    nxwing Get in the van

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    The revenue gained from ads are used to host GBAtemo and other sites such as FileTrip and WikiTemp.

    As far as anyone owning GBAtemp, I'm not sure however, Costello and tj_cool operate GBAtemp on a hardware/software base level
     
  7. funnystory

    funnystory Banned

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    The website is worth over 2 Million USD dollars,running a website of this size would cost 300$ a month at the MOST. Someone clearly owns the 2 million dollars lol,site makes 1000 USD a day AT LEAST on advertisements.
     
  8. Hielkenator

    Hielkenator GBAtemp Psycho!

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    hmm
     
  9. CableLeecher

    CableLeecher 640K ought to be enough for anyone

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    Back in the days... :yay:

    At least I'm not the only old guy (in terms of age, not membership) here with my 39 years of age... ;)
     
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  10. Cylent1

    Cylent1 Community Smart Ass!

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    @CableLeecher I have you beat by 1 year I am 40! So who's the kid?
     
  11. nxwing

    nxwing Get in the van

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    What's your source?
     
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  12. FAST6191

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    Tempy the mascot is the real owner, however he can't be arsed to do the day to day stuff and delegates it.
    Kivan and co started the site and the domain followed, more http://wiki.gbatemp.net/wiki/GBAtemp.net#History
    Costello was staff during much of that and when Kivan wanted to step down the site was transferred for a token sum to Costello, who still owns it (not sure who has the whois data these days but it was his friend at one point) and is technically server botherer in chief, though tj_cool is also well entrenched in it all. Not sure if shaunj66 owns part of it, still makes many big decisions about site direction though -- before Costello either took break my stride too seriously or moved to China as it is something of a non extradition country him and Shaun shared a house and both went to the same school.
    The business setup I am afraid will have to remain a mystery, however the headquarters in Monaco deal with a swiss back account that goes in turn to the Caymans and then gets variously spread over bitcoin (these days anyway, before it involved a cigar boat) and western union -- there is a reason Costello was able to do http://gbatemp.net/threads/paypal-cracking-down-on-flashcart-stores.324432/ just by sitting at a keyboard.

    You do realise those what a site is worth websites are about as accurate a politician filling in a timesheet using a cheap watch, all while glancing at the Windows experience index and taking it as a challenge.
     
  13. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    Woohoo! Time to cash out! :grog: /s
     
  14. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
    Nothing is worth anything until the moment you sell it.
     
  15. Cylent1

    Cylent1 Community Smart Ass!

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    Thats the smartest thing I read all year on this site!
     
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  16. FAST6191

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    Did you learn nothing from that business in Slovakia? It is when you have the cash in your hand or in your bank account.
     
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  17. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
    That's perhaps the most depressing thing I've read all year on this site. :sad:
     
  18. Cylent1

    Cylent1 Community Smart Ass!

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    WOW! excuse me for complimenting your quote!
     
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  19. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
    I was speaking more of the content that is around here to make that the smartest thing, less your opinion of it. I do appreciate the kind words :grog:

    I thought we agreed not to talk of this...
     
  20. Cylent1

    Cylent1 Community Smart Ass!

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    I kinda figured that after the matter. lol
    Well I haven't done to much exploring here this year so I havent read too much to know!
     
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