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#1 RockyRaccoon OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:09 PM

Back, before I had to quit the hobby due to my life being turned into a mess in around late 2006, Digital Press was a very active website. With a fun chat room on IRC I used to visit a lot. There always seemed to be discussion. I also, had an account here, (This same one!) but was mostly a lurker. I returned later last year / early this year to the hobby now that my life is back on track, and...

 

Well Digital Press Forums seem super dead. What I understand is, the owners started a brick and mortar store with the same name, and dropped the forum for a bit but then someone else took it up? Or they just run it without moderation or something?

 

Anyways, I re-settled back here on AtariAge since this place seems super more active than my old stomping grounds of Digital Press.

 

Basically just wondering what other peoples takes on that is?



#2 StanJr OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:37 PM

It's all there in the forums if you dig about a bit. Basically the brick and mortar guys wanted to kill it, but someone else agreed to maintain it as an archive with a only lightly active forum.  Then the bills didn't get paid and it all went down for a minute, but it got put back up basically as archive only at this point.  It's a ghost town now.  I think it just outlived it's usefulness, like MySpace.



#3 RockyRaccoon OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:41 PM

That's sad. I missed talking with all the guys in the IRC chat. But time moves on and all that~ And if you don't adapt, you die I guess.



#4 atari181 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:48 PM

I would guess that most collectors of Atari that were on the DP forum would have an account here. DP is dead but AA is alive and well!

Edited by atari181, Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:49 PM.


#5 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:22 PM

Digital Press used to be just as active and fun as AtariAge. They seemed similar enough I guess I just chose here and drifted away from there. I wish there were an easy way to merge all DP's stuff into AA.

#6 pacman000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:35 PM

Tried to get an account a few weeks ago, but was never approved. Even if they're no longer active the archived stuff is still fascinating and potentially useful, as a record of the late 90's retro gaming scene at the very least.





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