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The Geek
11-30-2007, 06:58 PM
Dearest of vBgeeks,

As most of you are aware, I had to pull the plug on all of my script development while I turned my full attention to my family business.

During the last few months, I have spent many an hour debating how and if my scripts (babies) will survive. All options were explored from releasing on .org to finding a new team to take over. Since few customers wanted them released on .org, I went about finding a new home for our beloved scripts. I have had a lot of great offers from a lot of great teams, but it was still a challenge to find the 'right fit' for the what I fantasise is the cultured palette of the vBgeek customer.

Since these scripts were my 'babies', I wanted to make sure I got the best fit I could. I believe that I have found that perfect fit.

"Morgan (http://www.thevbgeek.com/member.php?u=1533)" from PhotoPlog (http://www.photoplog.com/) (you may also know him as " (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/member.php?u=35245)" - super suave moderator at vBulletin.org) and I have come to an agreement to transfer all rights to the vBgeek scripts into him care to ensure that the dream of a GARS on every dinner table and a GAZ in every icebox is fulfilled. She will take charge of www.thevbgeek.com (http://www.thevbgeek.com/) in the next couple of weeks to begin transitioning the future. Please give him all the support you gave me, he will do a phenomenal job with these scripts just as he has done with PhotoPlog and the rest of the vBulletin community. In fact, I have to say that I am really excited about the direction he will take these scripts in if our conversations or him coding is anything to go by.

Geek On and nJoy

Lizard King
11-30-2007, 08:05 PM
Thanks for the update Sam ,

You'll always be missed in here. I wish you the best for your future life.

Kaelon
11-30-2007, 08:09 PM
This is great to hear. However, in the interim, are there any plans to make GARS available for re-purchase and download? I know a number of us have been eager/hoping to implement a solid article management system and nothing out there has yet come close to GARS.

I'm delighted to hear that GARS as a script will be supported by a capable and gifted coder. It is a shame that you will no longer be able to provide your wit and energy to the maintenance of this script, Sam, as you will be dearly missed. That said, I am very eager and excited to get to meet and work with .

Kaelon

Lizard King
11-30-2007, 08:21 PM
I wish will come here and share him future plans with us also :)

henrikhansen
11-30-2007, 08:23 PM
Welcome Morgan ( ) :)

I am very pleased with this announcement and I really hope you will find it thrilling and educational to be here and we will help you with the transition the best we can.

sev3n
11-30-2007, 08:55 PM
Great thing to hear. Good luck Morgan. :)

Johnny Utah
11-30-2007, 09:06 PM
Good deal! Thanks for the update.

vat0r
11-30-2007, 09:07 PM
As always the Geek has come through. This is great news, let's hope more is on the way.

Tigratrus
12-01-2007, 12:44 AM
The best news I've read in quite some time... Yay!
::breaks out a celebratory beverage::

Morgan is hands down the best dev we've worked with... Superb support and really excellent code. If we can't have Sam back, we simply could *not* be happier that Morgan will be taking over our other favorite dev site.

Man this is such good news! 'Plog and the vbGeek packages are the heart and soul of the customization we've done with our site... To have them all under one roof (so to speak) is just plain ideal.

::capers madly::

Thanks Sam! I think you made the best possible choice, and (as I'm sure you can tell) we're utterly psyched that Morgan has the time and inclination to take on the various projects here. We continue to wish you all the best, and our thanks for taking your time to get the best home for vbgeek that you could...

James and Susan

smo
12-01-2007, 12:54 AM
Im glad to hear that the dev will continue but Im sad that you wont be a part of it.

Hopefully, is as witty as you are. :)

Lionel
12-01-2007, 02:14 AM
I think is a good choice.

efil
12-01-2007, 04:39 AM
Glad to hear!

Until now i didn't know morgan is a woman...

I have very good experience with him support in "PhotoPlog".

Thanks Geek and Good luck morgan!:)

Legende
12-01-2007, 08:18 AM
Great news! I also use photoplog and the support&product is superb.

Greets and good luck

dartho
12-01-2007, 10:56 AM
Good news!
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dakis
12-01-2007, 11:27 AM
This is great news.

I'm sure Sam will be missed, but family is family and we can't argue with that. We can only wish for good luck and a lot of "thankyou's" for his work so far.

I think is a great choice. I am also a customer of Photoplog and I have had very good support so far. :)

Ohiosweetheart
12-01-2007, 01:07 PM
This is indeed good news, altho you will be sorely missed, Sam!

ragtek
12-01-2007, 05:21 PM
lol
i didn't know that morgan =

i'm very happy that there is now a solution which makes the biggest part of the people happy(there will be some which are not happy because it will not be free available^^)

but all the best for both!

ragtek

Morgan
12-01-2007, 08:02 PM
Thanks everyone,

The Geek is a stand-up guy. Not only does he care about his customers, he wrote some super cool modifications and re-won the key contract for his family business. I'm sure he will continue to do his family business proud, and I wish him all the best.

As to this site and the scripts, things should be finalized in the next couple of weeks. Once everything is signed, sealed, and delivered, I'll handle all of the pending license changes, zip through the bugs posted in the project tracker, and reinstate sales.

Until then, cheers!

Tigratrus
12-01-2007, 08:16 PM
Yippie! Welcome to geekdom Morgan! ;)

It's sooooo nice to have the uncertainty ended, and in such a positive way!

James and Susan

Hornstar6969
12-01-2007, 09:13 PM
yeah this is by far the best solution! Cant wait to see what comes of the scripts over the next few months. I will be eagerly waiting the first update, as I have had to uninstall all my products as I have too many bugs currently with them.

very excited ^^

Infantrymen
12-02-2007, 03:49 AM
Glad to see is in charge. You made the right choice.

Cheers,
Roms (yes the same one from vBorg)

Freesteyelz
12-02-2007, 10:24 AM
The Geek is a stand-up guy. Not only does he care about his customers, he wrote some super cool modifications and re-won the key contract for his family business. I'm sure he will continue to do his family business proud, and I wish him all the best.



That is good news for Sam and his family. :)

Congratulations on the deal, Morgan. Along with everyone else who has replied here, I share their excitement and looking forward to the future. :) I guess this means I can't hire you for custom projects? I hope that's not the case... :p

Hoffi
12-02-2007, 01:24 PM
Good News and all my best to Sam and Morgan!

Helmut71
12-02-2007, 02:18 PM
@Morgan - that is really good news!

when will it be able to buy the cart system again - aprox.??
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Kaelon
12-02-2007, 04:12 PM
Thanks everyone,

The Geek is a stand-up guy. Not only does he care about his customers, he wrote some super cool modifications and re-won the key contract for his family business. I'm sure he will continue to do his family business proud, and I wish him all the best.

As to this site and the scripts, things should be finalized in the next couple of weeks. Once everything is signed, sealed, and delivered, I'll handle all of the pending license changes, zip through the bugs posted in the project tracker, and reinstate sales.

Until then, cheers!
I'm thrilled to hear this, Morgan! I appreciate the up-front high-level overview of the transition plan as well as your major objectives shortly after transition has been completed. Our community relies upon an older, heavily hacked version of Geek Articles, and I would love to purchase a new license soon to upgrade it to the current version. I am elated to know that this product will continue healthy development and support.

NoDRaC
12-02-2007, 08:12 PM
i have photoplog script and morgan support is great :)

powerful_rogue
12-03-2007, 12:15 AM
i have photoplog script and morgan support is great :)

I have to agree. Any problems or questions ive had in relation to photoplog always receive a prompt response. The support is superb.

Well done morgan :D Looking forward to being able to purchase the links mod :D

SemperFideles
12-03-2007, 07:06 AM
I'm sorry to hear about the tragedy that forced you to pull out from working this script. I am very gratified that you did not simply leave your customers "out in the dark" and took care to pass the script along to someone who could continue to develop this script.

GARS has been a huge benefit to my site and I hope to use it long into the future.

jluerken
12-03-2007, 08:01 AM
Thanks for the info Sam. Hope to see you back in action in future. Until then lets see what Morgan can do for us :D

convergent
12-03-2007, 07:03 PM
This is good news. I'm not sure if its too late or not for me, I guess it depends on how quickly the transition occurs. I've had some bugs that have forced me to look for a new (real) CMS solution and I've spent a lot of time over the last few weeks on that and not sure if this will stop those plans. I have some existing problems with GARS on my site. I'll keep an eye out here for how quickly things get back on track and may come back onto GARS as a main path for my site. Either way, welcome to the game Morgan... you'll have your hands full getting your arms around this, but the sky is the limit once you get there. :)

kidmercury
12-04-2007, 12:59 AM
geek, your professionalism is second to none. thank you very much for that. if there was a vb hall of fame, you would definitely be in it. :)

so glad that this site and its fantastic add-ons will live on. looking forward to life under morgan! :D

Billspaintball
12-04-2007, 09:27 AM
I read this announcement with a mixture of sadness and relief.

Sad that the geek has had to give this away,
Relief that these mods have been taken over by one as talented as .

So thanks for some excellent mods Geek, and I wish you and your family all the best foe the future.

BobdeBilder
12-04-2007, 10:30 AM
excellent Morgan, so will you also be flying us to Bahamas like TheGeek did last year for Xmas?

Sychev_S
12-04-2007, 05:30 PM
Good News! Feel kind of stupid for not realizing that was a female :) Sorry, Morgan :)

Morgan
12-04-2007, 06:39 PM
Thanks everyone for the welcome.

... I guess this means I can't hire you for custom projects? ...

Nope, not in the immediate future, settling in and all.

... when will it be able to buy the cart system again - aprox.??

Please see this (http://www.thevbgeek.com/showpost.php?p=21696&postcount=18) post.

... will you also be flying us to Bahamas like TheGeek did last year for Xmas?

Ha ha, nope, at least not this year. :p

kafi
12-05-2007, 04:09 AM
Congrats to Samuel and .
Hope you made a good choice that will make your satisfied :)

All the best Sam to your future, guess we will see you here now and then to see your babies grow :)

mac27
12-05-2007, 04:19 AM
Yes congrats and best of luck. Look forward to seeing what comes of these great scripts.

mhc1576
12-05-2007, 07:37 PM
Thanks Samuel and Morgan, we now know all will be fine with the scripts!

Freesteyelz
12-05-2007, 07:47 PM
Nope, not in the immediate future, settling in and all.



Yup. You're quite the busy person I've noticed. :)

StuntFactoryX
12-06-2007, 12:05 AM
is myth still hanging around to continue working on gm?

bob
12-06-2007, 05:24 AM
Sam, it was always great to be your customer.

I hope things look up for you and your family. :)

Fleabag
12-07-2007, 12:17 PM
I was one of the first to arrive and I'll be one of the las to leave. Very sad to see this happen Sam, but I have faith in Morgan - PhotoPlog looks great.

I hope all is well in RL.com Sam, if you're ever in the direction of Cardiff hit me up for a beer. :)

Thanks for all the great, hard work.

BobdeBilder
12-07-2007, 12:32 PM
if you're ever in the direction of Cardiff hit me up for a beer. :).

an open invitation is always appreciated

its going to be a busy year Bahamas and now Cardiff

Fleabag
12-07-2007, 01:29 PM
Hehe, not quite as glamorous a location though!

BobdeBilder
12-07-2007, 01:38 PM
depends if some are mutton dressed as lamb










oops .. i digress .. apologies expressed

Eros
12-07-2007, 03:32 PM
nice to know that sam's wonderful babies will now grow on 's care :p

COBRAws
12-09-2007, 08:10 PM
lets hope we get a GARS update soon :) been waiting for it alsmost 6 months :P

im glad ill be back on speding my money on geek's renewals :D

Loco
12-10-2007, 12:15 AM
Thanks for the update Sam :)

I've been a photoplog owner for 2 years now and I never knew Morgan was a he :p
my sincerest apologizes Morgan :D

Dr. Bantham
12-10-2007, 10:13 AM
This is the best scenario I could have imagined, short of a return to normalcy for Geekdom. I am a satisfied script owner of PhotoPlog, and Morgan ( ) offered top notch program development and support. Many thanks and best of wishes to The Geek for the fantastic scripts!

Vero
12-13-2007, 03:18 AM
Great, I can't wait to purchase some of these.

Mirzone
12-14-2007, 02:23 PM
Its already been said (however I will say it again) fantastic news and I am glad the future of the scripts is now settled. Best of luck Sam in the future

Code Monkey
12-14-2007, 04:01 PM
It's good to here that these projects will not die. As a photoplog user I feel confident things will continue to run smooth where I have these scripts running.

acers
12-15-2007, 03:58 PM
Great news Mr Geek :)
They are too good a product(s) to die and they will be in good hands now :)

pcoskat
12-16-2007, 02:41 AM
I read http://www.thevbgeek.com/showpost.php?p=21696&postcount=18 from a couple of weeks ago.

Is the re-opening of the store still on track for this week? I asked Santa for GARS! ;)

PixelFX
12-16-2007, 11:31 PM
hey Morgan, glad to see your taking over things here :D

Code Monkey
12-17-2007, 03:44 PM
One question I have is that many of us had our license expire during this event and haven't been able to d/l the latest versions. Will we be getting extensions to the license?

Mythotical
12-17-2007, 08:15 PM
is myth still hanging around to continue working on gm?

Yeah, I'm still here, but not sure about continuing work, talking with Morgan via PM right now about it.

Geek: Gratz and I wish you and your family the best of luck in your ventures.

Morgan: Gratz, I hope to work next to you on Geekmart.

Milad
12-17-2007, 09:00 PM
Congrats to Morgan, and all The Geek's customers. I hope the best to Sam.

Regards

dannefaerd
12-18-2007, 03:36 AM
Good stuff ... here's hoping that the transfer happens soon! Am hanging out to purchase GARS now!

m_k
12-18-2007, 10:20 AM
welcome Morgan

been debating which gallery software to use - looks like it will be photoplog :-)

also looking forward to future versions of GARS

Hornstar6969
12-18-2007, 10:48 AM
Yeah it would be great if all of us were given extensions, however that will now be up to Morgan :)

tokenyank
12-19-2007, 10:26 PM
I'm horribly sorry to hear that you have to leave us Geek!

You're script is the first vb add-on I ever paid for and the only one I didn't regret in doing so!

Congratulations on regaining control over your family business and best of luck to you in the future! We haven't "spoke" properly, but if ever in London, a pint is on me! :)


/Morgan... I've been looking at Photoplog for almost a year now and couldn't decide if I wanted to take the chance even though you're renown for your support. However, after reading this announcement and seeing the support from existing customers and their excitement of you taking over Geekness, I went right over and I'm now a proud license holder of Photoplog too!

Long live coders who support their customers! May you have my money for years to come! :)

BobdeBilder
12-20-2007, 06:57 AM
after reading the post above, I shall need to take a look at Photoplog

:)

Alfa1
12-21-2007, 03:59 AM
Morgan,

Can you please give us an update on you activity & plans and what we can expect from you in the coming month?

Tigratrus
12-21-2007, 12:29 PM
Give him a break:

It's the Friday before Christmas.
A new version of vB with a slew of new hooks etc to look over.
A new version of Photoplog close to done (if I'm reading posts over on Photoplog right) that needs work.
And 5 whole new products to get a handle on.

We'll know when we know, which will most likely be after Morgan knows ;-).

And to Bob/Yank, you will soooo not be disapointed with photoplog as a gallery script. We have an admitedly atypical forum, but Photoplog has been a godsend for it's ability to search for images (the custom fields for 'Plog are infinitely better implemented than elsewhere, AND searchable!) Have image thumbs in the latest posts/search page in vB drop in thumbnails from a pop-up in the vB post editor etc etc.

We're tremendously excited to see what's coming for the Geek product line... GARS 6 in particular should be a really powerful tool if the AME offshoot is anything to judge from.

James and Susan

BobdeBilder
12-21-2007, 12:37 PM
yes, here's hoping everyone has a wonderful xmas stuffing

Morgan
12-22-2007, 07:04 AM
is myth still hanging around to continue working on gm?

There will be a post made on this in the next day or so answering the question.

I read http://www.thevbgeek.com/showpost.php?p=21696&postcount=18 from a couple of weeks ago.

Is the re-opening of the store still on track for this week? I asked Santa for GARS! ;)

"Finalized in the next couple of weeks" was referring to the deal. We'll need to see whether Santa can get some or all of the scripts out in time for the holidays.

One question I have is that many of us had our license expire during this event and haven't been able to d/l the latest versions. Will we be getting extensions to the license?

Nope, you should be able to download the latest versions that were available prior to your license expiry via the License and Download Manager (http://www.thevbgeek.com/glic.php). Old, outdated versions such as GARS 1.0 are no longer available, and you shouldn't have access to new versions that were released after your license expired. If you encounter problems, just let me know.

Morgan,

Can you please give us an update on you activity & plans and what we can expect from you in the coming month?

A few of my more immediate goals are to zip through the bugs posted in the project tracker, verify compatibility with vB 3.7, and reinstate sales.

Ohiosweetheart
12-22-2007, 12:44 PM
This is all wonderful news indeed. Thank you Morgan, and please do have a wonderfully -

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w281/amongying/More%20Icons/merry20xmas20red.gif

Hornstar6969
12-22-2007, 01:09 PM
Merry Xmas all :)

DJ RRebel
12-23-2007, 07:30 AM
yay .. I was trying to get the latest version for a little while now .. glad it's finally availlable again without the download errors! :)

pcoskat
12-24-2007, 02:52 PM
"Finalized in the next couple of weeks" was referring to the deal. We'll need to see whether Santa can get some or all of the scripts out in time for the holidays.

I'm putting out a plate of cookies for Santa tonight!!

(ps Will the new version be compatible with vB 3.7? I know I'm asking Santa for a lot, but I've been a good girl all year;) )

Freesteyelz
12-26-2007, 12:37 PM
She said that in 3 posts before yours. :)

A few of my more immediate goals are to zip through the bugs posted in the project tracker, verify compatibility with vB 3.7, and reinstate sales.