The future of Ultimate Retro […]
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The future of Ultimate Retro
Hello everyone, the ultimateretro staff have got a big announcement to make today.
Since January of this year, we've been very busy building a large update behind the scenes which took place in partnership and collaboration with The Retro Web.
Those who are familiar with this site and community, may already know this project has a very similar focus to ours, and a lot of the content is overlapping.
After the sudden and disastrous departure from the win3x.org webhost, Ultimate Retro also suffered from poor Google rankings.
Said departure was caused by the difficult working condition with the host owner, who later took retributive actions to hamper UR search ranking, including an Internet Archive mirror, which was later taken down.
Fortunately for us, the developer of The Retro Web @zago27 has been very collaborative with us and signaled to us early on that he would have liked to hand over the reins of his project to someone with more time and resources.
Taking all these aspects into consideration, we have made the decision to merge the two projects into one, under the name The Retro Web.
Q: Why are you changing names again? Who is The Retro Web anyway?
A: It wasn't an easy choice, we had endless conversations about this between both project leads and developers.
Unfortunately, as familiar as you all are with the Ultimate Retro name in mind, it has been permanently dented by the events described above, some by chance, others by intentional malice in retribution.
The members of TRW, although not as many as we have on our discord (we've surpassed 400 members, my gosh 😅 ) or vogons, they are still just as passionate about documenting and preserving computing history as you are here. We know a lot of folks already made their way here, that wasn’t by pure chance.
Q: Fine, you changed domains/name etc, what consequences will this have for the project and server?
The answer is actually simple, there will be some visual upgrades at first, with some needed code improvements inherited from TRW, but everything else stays unchanged. The board limit will be lifted in the future, but we're still working on that, so for now it stays the same at LGA 775/AM2+.
Furthermore, this project will continue to be open source and community driven!
Through this merger, we intend to combine the skills and strengths of our communities and gain a stronger position through collaboration.
If you have any other questions, write them down in general .
Thank you for your contributions and understanding.
[The Retro Web Team - Ultimate Retro]