Is Petesqbsite dead?

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Is Petesqbsite dead?

Post by angros47 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:42 am

Last site update: 2008
Last QBExpress update: 2008

Forum has posting bugs.
When somebody asks for help, the answer is almost the same (i.e. "how can I run QB under Windows 7? Use QB64. How can I use more than 256 colors? Use QB64. How can I use sounds? Use QB64. How ...? USE QB64!")

This site was one of my favourites, but now, interesting stuff is only in archives.
The sad thing is, the last new on the site remind that it was online from more than ten years... But, at this rate, it won't last other ten years.

Is Pete still here?

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Post by burger2227 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:07 am

General interest in Basic coding has been decreasing since newer PC's cannot run Qbasic properly.

Plus negative people like you tend to lose my interest!

Pete has kept this site active for happy programmers. Try to smile or change your name to Angry.
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Post by angros47 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:55 pm

burger2227 wrote:General interest in Basic coding has been decreasing since newer PC's cannot run Qbasic properly.
But Network54 is still active.

Plus negative people like you tend to lose my interest!
I'm not negative. I like coding in basic, and I often use freebasic (have you seen my MiniB3D port? I hope it will encourage somebody to try 3d game programming in basic)
Try to smile or change your name to Angry.
Nice pun!
:D :D :D :D :D :D

It's ok?

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Post by bongomeno » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:59 pm

Pete still posts here SOMETIMES.
As I recall, he quit updates and made most of the features not work because of the spammers who kept screwing up the file archives. Petesqbsite is not dead as far as its users go. It still gets tons of views and a new member like every few days.

As for QBasic or any other BASIC, it is not dead. Many programmers still see it as an important part of the programming world and that you are missing out i you do not learn QBasic.

I think the main reason the QBasic community looks dead is the lack of new content. Virtually no new software. No new Zines. No new reviews. Nothing. All we have now is old and new users leeching off of old stuff. That is why I am creating my own Zine. Even though I suck as a programmer, I still can contribute by bringing people together.

Oh and let me just take this moment to throw my site out there. :wink:
It may not be anything special, but I still update it. And the forum is fairly active, It just needs new users! www.geekbasic.com
Home: http://www.geekbasic.com" target="_blank
Forum: http://www.geekbasic.com/index.gbws?$page=forumsmain" target="_blank
QB64 powered web server: http://www.geekbasic.com/index.gbws?$pa ... inter=%201" target="_blank

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Post by angros47 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:00 pm

bongomeno wrote: As for QBasic or any other BASIC, it is not dead. Many programmers still see it as an important part of the programming world and that you are missing out i you do not learn QBasic.
I've never said that: qbasic is still used (at least, on network54 there is still a community), Freebasic is in good shape, and qb64 is growing.

I was talking about petesqbsite. I hope that your site will be able to provide the same: I'd like to see an e-zine about basic, because I miss them.

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Post by Pete » Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:02 am

Petesqbsite is not dead! It still has a pulse.

Kinda.

At the very least, it will be online in its present form forever.


I still care about this site. I am planning to do some major updates here at some point. I just have to find the time...life is busy, and after nearly twelve years, I've moved on to other projects. Someday...

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Post by relsoft » Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:57 pm

Pete wrote:Petesqbsite is not dead! It still has a pulse.

Kinda.

At the very least, it will be online in its present form forever.


I still care about this site. I am planning to do some major updates here at some point. I just have to find the time...life is busy, and after nearly twelve years, I've moved on to other projects. Someday...
Whoaaaaaa!!!!
Hello. :*)

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Post by burger2227 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:55 pm

The posting problem is back again Pete. It has been giving "invalid session" a lot. What really pisses me off is that it removes your signature so that you have to go back, recheck the signature box and post it again.

Sometimes the signature box is missing also!

Ted
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Post by lrcvs » Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:52 am

I think programming forums in general all are being replaced by social forum (facebook, myspace, twitter ...)

...and other current programming language more modern, look:

http://directory.google.com/Top/Compute ... Languages/

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Post by burger2227 » Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:33 pm

How is Spain doing this year?

US lost last night...

THOSE FREAKING HORNS GOTTA GO! They are more annoying than YOU even!
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Post by lrcvs » Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:59 am

As you say, the Spanish team is arrogant.

This year will be like all going to miss again as usual.

Here, journalists, television and radio, would have us believe that we are the best in the world,...

... but then the reality is quite another, we are mediocre.

I guess, as always, the final play Brazil, Argentina, Germany or some other accident.

Regards from Spain

Here a friend!!!

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Post by burger2227 » Sun Jun 20, 2010 10:43 am

Well sometimes ya just have to root for what ya got.

USA. is not great either.

Greetings from Pittsburgh Steeler country! If we could just keep our quarterback "Big Ben" away from the girls!
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Post by lrcvs » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:02 pm

All Ok!!!

But...

... I do not understand the phrase:

If we could just keep our quarterback "Big Ben" away from the girls!

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Post by JamesWiding » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:17 am

Angros47 are you Greek? Because if you are I think (and everybody knows) why your negitive. If your not then I'm just dumb and again this is fun.

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Post by angros47 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:27 am

I'm Italian.

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To Burguer

Post by lrcvs » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:46 pm

Burguer: How is Spain doing this year?

The answer to your question this year:

Finally!
we are winners !!!
world cup
of football
or soccer !!

Greetings from spain !!!

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Post by burger2227 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:55 am

I was thinking about you when they won. Ya never know!

8)
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Post by lrcvs » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:43 am

Surely football is not predictable!

but... the Dutchmen / Nedland played very dirty!

Greetings from Spain, Burguer and all friends!!!

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IS Petes site Dead?Thankfully no..

Post by GarryRicketson » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:36 am

Hello, I am new to here, but ok anyway, thank fully the site is not dead,
recently I posted a question in yahoo repuestas asking about how to use, qbasic, or how to make a .bas file executable, and someone recomended this site..I kinda dropped out of computers about 15 years ago, but recently got back into it this year, alot
has changed in 15 years, However, I am more comfortable useing Dos, then windows, but I never had been able to figure out how to use Qbasic,
then recently,when I found this sitem I copied(downloaded) the tutorials,...also got some software, it is GREAT!..I finally am beginning to understand how to do something with Qbasic...thanks very much to petes qbsite, and hope it continues, and also if ever there is anything I can do to help feel free to ask...I have a bunch of questions, but will post them later in the appropriate place,if I dont find the answers...
Thanks again for a Great site....

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kinda random

Post by buddpaul » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:30 pm

random interjection:

I remember Mallard's good ole' tutorials! Now that was back in the day!!

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