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Offline Ozric

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Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« on: Tue, 29 April 2014, 02:06:59 »
I noticed yesterday that the Unicomp vendor forum had disappeared and that all direct links to threads and posts in that forum no longer work. What is the reason for it being removed from the forum?

Offline davkol

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 29 April 2014, 11:22:28 »
Same thing with Kinesis.

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 29 April 2014, 11:32:45 »
as part of our quarterly vendor review, we determined that they simply weren't being used by their respective vendors, or the community, and archived them

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 29 April 2014, 11:33:03 »
Inactivity. Vendors who no longer post here will have their subforums archived.

Edit: yeah, what that guy said. ^^
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Offline davkol

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 29 April 2014, 11:40:50 »
Well, there was some useful information in the thread about the new Kinesis Advantage and it's already linked from elsewhere... that's how I've learned about this.

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 29 April 2014, 12:59:02 »
i've moved the suggestions thread (one of a grand total of four threads :|) into the ergo subforum.

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 29 April 2014, 12:59:47 »
thx

Offline natas206

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 08 May 2014, 12:20:39 »
I was not aware there was a required amount time between posts by the vendor, perhaps a warning would have been nice. The Suggestions for new Advantage keyboard was very useful and I checked the forum just about daily. Unfortunately, I couldn't answer some of the questions (when is the release date, etc.) since I do not have that information to report yet, as I mentioned in the thread and I will post more information when it becomes available to me.

If the Kinesis forum is restored, I'll sure to post more frequently in the future.

Offline BlueByLiquid

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 17 May 2014, 23:07:05 »
I was totally thrown buy this and I kept checking the Kinesis forum for updates on the new one as I was hoping to hear about the new Kinesis contoured. I am not even sure who I found this link talking about the missing forum. I would guess many other people have just given up.

Offline sordna

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 17 May 2014, 23:27:08 »
I was following 2 vendors, Kinesis and WASD keyboards, and was disappointed to see them both disappear. I think the vendors themselves were surprised .
@mkawa why weren't they (and their subscribers) given any notice about this?
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Offline ElectronicFur

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 26 May 2014, 11:43:28 »
Yeah I just waisted ten minutes trying to find the Kinesis forum as well, as I was trying to find out the latest news about the new keyboard...

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Offline hoggy

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #11 on: Mon, 26 May 2014, 13:14:51 »
The thread with the suggestions for the new kinesis advantage was moved to the ergonomics sub forum if that helps.
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Offline False_Dmitry_II

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 20 June 2014, 19:24:44 »
Does the thread about their new SSK not count? That was pretty recent to when it was pulled.
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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 06 July 2014, 12:25:12 »
I took a 1 year vacation from GeekHack.  I have now returned.

I wanted to see what new stuff was going on at WASD and Kinesis.  They were supposed to be maybe releasing a new keyboard by now?

Anyway, their vendor forums have vanished, which from my point of view, sux.

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Offline johnnyo

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 06 July 2014, 12:48:16 »
this is like, when I ask my brother why he bought that telly from the local shop without checking the prizes on the web first: "local service is more reliable", "I want to support the local shop", "I have checked the web", "time is money" ...

just admit it: it was a f**in' bad idea. don't ever do it again, and fix it if you can.

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 06 July 2014, 15:16:41 »
I took a 1 year vacation from GeekHack.  I have now returned.

I wanted to see what new stuff was going on at WASD and Kinesis.  They were supposed to be maybe releasing a new keyboard by now?

Anyway, their vendor forums have vanished, which from my point of view, sux.



Chances are you would not have seen any new posts there anyway.
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Offline figit090

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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 06 July 2014, 19:25:22 »
I would like to voice my distaste for disappearing threads.  I spent a few minutes looking for old threads I haven't had the chance to access in a long while, namely the "post your Kinesis keyboards" thread, and I'm very disappointed to hear the mods are deleting and/or hiding threads.  I'm more disappointed that all the posts have been removed from searchable archives and I think hiding the information is a disservice so not only forum users and the Kinesis Corporation, but to Geekhack as well.  I don't see how potentially reducing the search hits by eliminating threads about relevant topics can help anyone.

I do see complaints and I feel silly to have spent even the little time I did responding to now invisible threads.  If my contributions are to expire and be deleted I will probably come here even less than I currently do, and that isn't terribly often, so in other words I'm gone. 

This is said assuming that all these "hidden" threads do not pose a significant financial burden to the hosts of this website.  If they do, I hope there's a way around it.


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Re: Where is the Unicomp subforum?
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 13 July 2014, 02:21:55 »
I do not come daily, but when I do, I check the Kinesis forum for news from natas... sad to see the forum gone.