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2013-04-29 08:20:42 PM
I see this is causing outrage of Fark...

........................*tumbleweed*.........................
 
2013-04-29 08:34:13 PM

jamspoon: I see this is causing outrage of Fark...

........................*tumbleweed*.........................


I guess fark is still in shock about losing AOL Music...

/I wonder if they're also gonna close WoW Insider =/
 
2013-04-29 08:35:10 PM
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2013-04-29 08:36:28 PM
If only there were some kind of a "market" where they could sell things like this.
So there choices were:
a) keep it running
b) sell it
c) shut it down

they picked C?
(of course it is possible that no one wanted to buy it. or didnt want to buy it anywhere near the asking price...)
 
2013-04-29 08:39:01 PM
This is going to upset their legion of member.
 
2013-04-29 08:39:27 PM

Dinobot: jamspoon: I see this is causing outrage of Fark...

........................*tumbleweed*.........................

I guess fark is still in shock about losing AOL Music...

/I wonder if they're also gonna close WoW Insider =/


There's still Autoblog/aol autos

NOOOOOOO
 
2013-04-29 08:49:34 PM

Dinobot: jamspoon: I see this is causing outrage of Fark...

........................*tumbleweed*.........................

I guess fark is still in shock about losing AOL Music the music tab...

/I wonder if they're also gonna close WoW Insider =/


/FTFY
 
2013-04-29 09:19:02 PM
Just a big "meh" from me.
I know a lot of costume people who have great costumes, yet every week they went with the skimpy models and some store bought stuff. Not all of them, but some.
Besides Bleeding Cool beat them to every story.
 
2013-04-29 10:04:16 PM
RIP Comic Salliance.
 
2013-04-29 10:25:30 PM
I'll miss it.
 
2013-04-29 10:30:31 PM
Now where will I go to read Chris Sims shiatting on everything?
 
2013-04-29 10:35:46 PM
I guess fark is still in shock about losing AOL Music the music tab...

Damn straight!
/grumble grumble grumble
 
2013-04-29 11:14:00 PM
What's AOL?
 
2013-04-29 11:16:34 PM

walrusonion: Now where will I go to read Chris Sims shiatting on everything?


Theisb.com?

Though honestly it lost a lot when Laura Hudson left. Her editorial voice really made the site what is was.
 
2013-04-29 11:37:12 PM
I will miss it as well. Hope all involved land on their feet. I latched on not too long after the fourth rail shut down... is there any place that isn't cbr or newsarama to go for decent comics commentary?
 
2013-04-30 12:07:44 AM
Aol shut something down?
They are still around?
Did they shut it down by dropping a million free minutes CDs on it?
 
2013-04-30 12:10:20 AM
...or maybe this is one of those Marvel Alternate Universe things where Spider Man is a Mexican kid and AOL is still relevant.
 
2013-04-30 12:42:36 AM

Zombie DJ: Just a big "meh" from me.
I know a lot of costume people who have great costumes, yet every week they went with the skimpy models and some store bought stuff. Not all of them, but some.
Besides Bleeding Cool beat them to every story.


I kinda get that.  I enjoyed their "Best Cosplay" and feature, but their choices could range from the awesome to the... well, store bought stuff.  I think the most recent batch had a guy in a movie replica outfit - what's the fun in that?

I started reading because of Chris Sims, and then he started getting on my nerves a bit.  I'm not really sure what I think of him now, to be honest, but he seemed to write most of the stuff that I read on the site (other than major news, of course).

And the movie reviews that Sims and his crony have been doing the past however long... they're gotten pretty tiresome pretty fast.  They're far too long, and their rambling commentary is... just that.  And I'll be honest, I've disagreed pretty strongly with their takes on a number of those films.  I really get the "Chris Sims crapping on everything" sentiment, too - I mean, how else can explain a rabid Bat-fan reviewing Batman Forever but NOT Batman: Mask of the Phantasm?  Because he'd have to shut up and admit that it's a great Bat-story instead of making wisecracks the whole time.

On the whole, I'm sad to see CA go... but not as sad as I SHOULD be.
 
2013-04-30 02:11:52 AM
Man half of my greens came from CA. And by that I mean 2.

I'll always have Power Girl in hipster glasses.
 
2013-04-30 07:11:25 AM
I remember I briefly tried listening to their podcast, and the episode I started with happened to be them reviewing the books Dan DiDio was proudest of during his time at DC. None were perfect, but many of them were great books, ones that helped keep me into DC for years.

Chris Sims and his co-host managed to just crap all over them for however long it went on. The first and last time I ever listened.

Was it just me, or did the site as a whole a lot of times try to find controversy where there was none?

(Plus, the man has a serious hate for Gambit, so it sometimes got a little personal for me).
 
2013-04-30 07:49:24 AM
Can't see anything over at Archive Team about them working on this one.

I'll have to fire up warrior see if its just the wiki lagging.
 
2013-04-30 08:50:31 AM

namatad: If only there were some kind of a "market" where they could sell things like this.
So there choices were:
a) keep it running
b) sell it
c) shut it down

they picked C?
(of course it is possible that no one wanted to buy it. or didnt want to buy it anywhere near the asking price...)


It wasn't much of a breaking news site; the most valuable part of CA was probably its editorials. Why buy a whole site when you only really need the one or two writers?
 
2013-04-30 09:59:58 AM
Was anything of any real value lost? Between CBR and Bleedingcool getting just about everything before them they ended up being kinda useless. And the needless shiatting on movies got aggravating. For some reason, especially their recent review of Mortal Kombat. No one thinks it's a good movie, but Jesus Christ people.
 
2013-04-30 10:05:07 AM
I'll miss it.  Damn.

/bet they get the Eisner this year, posthumously.
 
2013-04-30 10:16:33 AM

Eric The Pilot: And nothing of value was lost.


Ummm no, I actually liked their CosPlay articles on Monday and their Best. Art. Ever. (This Week) column on Friday.

So, yeah, I'm going to miss it.
 
2013-04-30 10:53:03 AM

walrusonion: Now where will I go to read Chris Sims shiatting on everything?


Gaambit: I remember I briefly tried listening to their podcast, and the episode I started with happened to be them reviewing the books Dan DiDio was proudest of during his time at DC. None were perfect, but many of them were great books, ones that helped keep me into DC for years.

Chris Sims and his co-host managed to just crap all over them for however long it went on. The first and last time I ever listened.

Was it just me, or did the site as a whole a lot of times try to find controversy where there was none?

(Plus, the man has a serious hate for Gambit, so it sometimes got a little personal for me).


Both of these. To them, everything was either some veiled sexist or homophobic travesty. It didn't matter if it was there or not (and 9.9 times out of 10 it wasn't), they'd do their damnedest to try to make you believe it was. It was just the hipsteriest, "I hate everything that has more than four fans," shiatfest out there.

The only site I can think of that comes even close to their worthlessness is Slashfilm. When I first started reading that one they'd have the occasional editorial, but it was pretty much just a straightforward news site. At some point they started editorializing on every post, and it was always shiatting on whatever they were posting about. Unless, of course, it was someone who'd guested on their podcast or they were given some kind of access to the project. Then it was the greatest thing ever. I pretty much abandoned it when they brought Angie Han on. Within her first week there she was averaging something like 2 or 3 articles a day. Every single one had some kind of inaccuracy. Some were minor problems, most were the kind of thing that changed the entire perspective on the story. I mentioned corrections in the comments a couple of times and even provided a source to back me up, but my comments would always be deleted before too many people saw it and the correction would never be made. It was pretty clear that they didn't give a rat's ass about accuracy, they just wanted to be seen as "clever." After that and the mess that the podcast became (basically an audio version of the site, but the shiatting went on even longer per item and now everyone could participate), I quit going there. It started off as a cool movie blog, but it turned into nothing but another snarkfest.
 
2013-04-30 11:24:58 AM
they had some interesting stuff every once and while... but they hardly ever talked comics.

but i will miss their art round ups every week, those were cool!
 
2013-04-30 11:45:59 AM

optimus_grime: they had some interesting stuff every once and while... but they hardly ever talked comics.

but i will miss their art round ups every week, those were cool!


Yeah, the art collections were good. I have several prints in my apartment that I found by them having some of the artist's other work featured on the site.

So here's the big question: if you're like me, and gave up on CBR and Newsarama years ago, what's a good place to go? I saw someone mentioned Bleeding Cool...anywhere else?
 
2013-04-30 12:03:47 PM
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