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Title: Nationality?
Post by: Ygdrazil on 18:13, 05 December 06
Hi everybody..

What are your nationality  ;D

Lets make a survey! Maybe this forum has a voting facility! (Gryzor ;-))
Some people thinks that the CPCWIKI is "killing" the "local" CPC communities!
How do people think about this?

Does French, Spanish, German etc. people feel left out because the CPCWIKI is in English?

By the way i am from Norway!


Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: robcfg on 20:04, 05 December 06
Well I have Spanish and German nationalities and as you can see I have a fair knowledge of english.

I guess we could host translations of the articles in other languages, but I prefer to have all the possible information in english because it is the "lingua franca" today.

BTW,  does your nickname refer to the tree where the nine worlds of the nordic mythology hang from? (I love nordic mythology  :D)
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 09:50, 06 December 06
Well, I'm Greek. The CPC was very popular here, quite certainly THE most popular 8-bit computer.

Concerning your comment about killing the local communities: do you have a link to any discussion? Is there really a complaint out there?

While I can appreciate the notion behind it, it's simply not true... Indeed the Wiki's language is English, and I insist on the first language being English because it reached many more, but other versions on an existing language are more than welcome!

Cheers
Gryzor
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 09:54, 06 December 06
By the way, Poll added. There's an option, "Add Poll", to the bottom of threads... Any other nationalities??

Cheers
Gryzor
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Ygdrazil on 10:56, 06 December 06
There is a thread about this subject at cpc-forever site.

http://www.cpc-forever.com/index.php?module=pnForum&func=viewtopic&topic=555&start=15#pid3498 (http://www.cpc-forever.com/index.php?module=pnForum&func=viewtopic&topic=555&start=15#pid3498)

It is in German. My German skills are not the best, but I think thats what the discussion is about!

Ygdrazil

Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Ygdrazil on 10:59, 06 December 06
Sorry wrong link..

right link

http://www.cpc-forever.com/index.php?module=pnForum&func=viewtopic&topic=555&start=0 (http://www.cpc-forever.com/index.php?module=pnForum&func=viewtopic&topic=555&start=0)
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 13:49, 06 December 06
Ohhh got to try to translate it... thanks so much for the heads-up!

Cheers
Gryzor
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: demoniak on 10:16, 08 December 06
Hello All !

I'm French.
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: CPCLER on 11:40, 08 December 06
HEY!

Dane here!  ;D

/cpcler

Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Prodatron on 18:44, 09 December 06
And here is someone from Germany  ;D
This poll is quite interesting I think, maybe we should announce it on the CPCWikis main page??

CU,
Prodatron
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 18:48, 09 December 06
Why not? It's totally open, ain't it? If we gather enough votes we could add a small box on the front page with the results...

Cheers
Gryzor
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Russkie on 19:38, 17 December 06
Hi all, 1 Australian here, who loves his CPC, but has very little technical knowledge, so probably can't contribute much.
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 21:05, 17 December 06
Welcome, mate... I added 'Australian' to the poll, you can change your vote to that - sorry I missed that!!!

Also, no need to be technical - you could write on anything you know something about or like - be it a game, or a memory, anything at all!

Cheers
Gryzor
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Match Day on 09:31, 22 December 06
Greetings!

Hate to be pedantic old chap, but you need to change the "English" option to "British".

British is the proper nationality for people in England, Wales and Scotland.

I'm from Scotland. I voted other, since there's no option for British. :)

It's all good though. Great to be among fans of the computer I wasted(?) countless childhood hours on back in the 80's  ;D
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 18:10, 22 December 06
How right you are... Silly me! I remember when I was living in Wales (Cardiff), my mom kept sending me parcels addressed to England since we tend to confuse the nation for the empire (yikes). I kept telling her, "mom, someday they'll use your parcels to burn my appartment!" :)

Welcome - feel free to change your vote to British!

Cheers
Gryzor
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Match Day on 08:26, 23 December 06
How right you are... Silly me! I remember when I was living in Wales (Cardiff), my mom kept sending me parcels addressed to England since we tend to confuse the nation for the empire (yikes). I kept telling her, "mom, someday they'll use your parcels to burn my appartment!" :)

Welcome - feel free to change your vote to British!

Cheers
Gryzor

Yeah, I'm surprised you got the parcels.  :D I moved to the U.S. five years ago and I am constantly explaining the difference between England, Britain and the United Kingdom. I can see how it could be confusing for outsiders though.
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: ASiC on 17:10, 25 December 06
Hello to all cpc fans!

I'm Greek. We need one more Greek person to win Germany! Anybody else out there?  :D
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 09:33, 26 December 06
Oohhh kalws hr8es mate! :)
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Cpcmaniaco on 17:26, 26 December 06
Hello everybody.

Well, I am from Madrid, Spain.

Still many of my Cpc-friends of Madrid are not here but when they do it probably we win to the rest.

Like Deepfb, Transformer, Mochilote, etc..

I hope if some CPC-persons visit Madrid tell me to see us, OK.


CPC forever.

Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: ASiC on 21:28, 26 December 06
Kalws sas vrhka, all of you!  :D

cpcmaniaco> In March, I might be in Valencia for Las Fallas. Maybe I can come to Madrid to meet you all!
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 09:52, 28 December 06
Darn - almost made it to a CPC meeting in Madrid a few weeks back, but something (actually, a career opportunity) came up... :(

Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: robcfg on 16:10, 01 January 07
Hey! I also live in Madrid, so anyone feel free to send me a pm to meet and have some nice time  ;D
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: kangaroo on 12:48, 02 January 07
I'm from Scotland. I voted other, since there's no option for British. :)

I will alltime remember this nice magnet on my moms fridge, telling me "keep scotland tidy, throw your rubbish to england" ...
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: PulkoMandy on 10:11, 03 January 07
I'm French :)
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Match Day on 07:59, 20 January 07
I will alltime remember this nice magnet on my moms fridge, telling me "keep scotland tidy, throw your rubbish to england" ...

Some people would say we did that with Tony Blair and Gordon Brown  ;D
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: c2r on 14:24, 17 February 07
I'd say I was a European Citizen, but there's no option for that  (o;
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 09:43, 20 February 07
I'd say I was a European Citizen, but there's no option for that  (o;

Welcome :)

Well, you can always edit the poll and add it, but let me ask you this: if the EU was to invade your country, whose side would you fight on? :)
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: deepfb on 12:25, 10 April 07
Hey! I also live in Madrid, so anyone feel free to send me a pm to meet and have some nice time

Ok. Next Sunday we have a meeting in Madrid, at cpcmaniaco house. Anyone living or having holidays around here should come! :-). Please drop us a line for details.
Btw, regarding the original object of this thread, I also have the spanish nationality.
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: zhulien on 15:39, 08 January 08
hi all, although I live in Australia, I'm from New Zealand, so had to pick "other".
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 15:42, 08 January 08
New Zealand added, you can change your vote :)
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: the KING on 20:24, 07 March 09
Norway, the northern part
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 20:27, 07 March 09
Norway, the northern part

Brr. Cold.
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Devilmarkus on 20:45, 07 March 09
Hi there,
I am from Hannover, Germany...
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 21:32, 07 March 09
Still cold... :D
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: fano on 14:23, 08 March 09
Hi all ! France here !
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 14:23, 08 March 09
Bienvenu alors :)
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: voXfReaX on 19:21, 08 March 09
Hello people :)

A Greek here :)
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 20:22, 08 March 09
Hello patriwth, did you vote? Because I'd swear it said "5" in "Greek" before??
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: voXfReaX on 21:25, 08 March 09
Hello patriwth, did you vote? Because I'd swear it said "5" in "Greek" before??


just did!
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Morri on 03:02, 09 March 09
Hi all, a New Zealander here. CPC6128 back in late 80's, my first computer right up to mid 90's. Ahhhh, good times...
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: mahlemiut on 04:57, 09 March 09
Hi all, a New Zealander here.
Yay, another one.  ;D
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: psychris on 12:17, 09 March 09
I'm British, currently living in Southampton, UK.

My sister and I got a CPC 464 back in 1984. I finally upgraded to a 6128 about 5 years later but I still had plenty of fun playing games from the old cassette tapes ;)
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Alcofribas on 09:51, 19 March 09
Hi all,

I'm from Istanbul, Turkey.
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 11:10, 19 March 09
Oh, Turkey! This is very interesting. I see visits to the Wiki coming from Turkey, but we know nothing about Amstrad in this country... could you care to tell us something? How big it was, where was it distributed etc...?
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Alcofribas on 15:20, 20 March 09
    CPC was the third popular 8bit machine in Turkey. However, the popularity wasn't so much achieved by general market, but by especially education market. EKAKOMP was the local distributor for AMSTRAD, but they weren’t so talented like TELETEKNİK of COMMODORE. We had a Mag named "Sizin Amstrad". We can't talk about CPC scene in Turkey. So, what we have(about CPC or CPC related) nowadays are:
 
Party
-----
http://www.7dx-party.org/7d8/tr_foto_galeri.php (http://www.7dx-party.org/7d8/tr_foto_galeri.php)
http://nightshift.untergrund.net/2007/en (http://nightshift.untergrund.net/2007/en)
 
Lonely cowboy Alcofribas and one of his famous CPC
http://www.7dx-party.org/7d8/photos/big1/Pc216204.jpg (http://www.7dx-party.org/7d8/photos/big1/Pc216204.jpg)
http://www.darkhardware.com/images/content/7d8_party_report-amstrad.jpg (http://www.darkhardware.com/images/content/7d8_party_report-amstrad.jpg)
 
Party report with some nice photos
http://www.darkhardware.com/st.php?u=articles/7d8_party_report-01 (http://www.darkhardware.com/st.php?u=articles/7d8_party_report-01)
 

Mag (incl. some CPC articles by me #4 & #5)
---
http://www.plazma-dergi.org (http://www.plazma-dergi.org)
 

Forum (Multi platform Retro)
-----
http://www.commodore.gen.tr (http://www.commodore.gen.tr)
 

Projet (TFE Floppy disc emulator with CPC support)
-----
http://www.commodore.gen.tr/forum/index.php?topic=2278.0 (http://www.commodore.gen.tr/forum/index.php?topic=2278.0)
 

WEB (my own CPC pages & still waiting for me)
---
http://www.amstradcpc.com (http://www.amstradcpc.com) 



***I'm still desperately looking for CPC 6128 plus
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 10:54, 21 March 09
This is a nice collection of links. Do you have a scan of Sizin, maybe even the cover only?

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I've got a spare 6128 Plus I could sell to you, but it's a french (AZERTY) one, are you interested?

PS Hey, I just realized you didn't vote on the poll above :)
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Ygdrazil on 11:14, 21 March 09
Hi Alcofribas!

Nice info on Amstrad in Turkey!
So cool, never thought about there being something Amstrad related in Turkey!!

I am very curious!

What were the 2 most popular homecomputers of the era?
How many issues was made of Sizin Amstrad? Are there any scans?

/Ygdrazil

    CPC was the third popular 8bit machine in Turkey. However, the popularity wasn't so much achieved by general market, but by especially education market. EKAKOMP was the local distributor for AMSTRAD, but they weren%u2019t so talented like TELETEKN%u0130K of COMMODORE. We had a Mag named "Sizin Amstrad". We can't talk about CPC scene in Turkey. So, what we have(about CPC or CPC related) nowadays are:
 
Party
-----
http://www.7dx-party.org/7d8/tr_foto_galeri.php (http://www.7dx-party.org/7d8/tr_foto_galeri.php)
http://nightshift.untergrund.net/2007/en (http://nightshift.untergrund.net/2007/en)
 
Lonely cowboy Alcofribas and one of his famous CPC
http://www.7dx-party.org/7d8/photos/big1/Pc216204.jpg (http://www.7dx-party.org/7d8/photos/big1/Pc216204.jpg)
http://www.darkhardware.com/images/content/7d8_party_report-amstrad.jpg (http://www.darkhardware.com/images/content/7d8_party_report-amstrad.jpg)
 
Party report with some nice photos
http://www.darkhardware.com/st.php?u=articles/7d8_party_report-01 (http://www.darkhardware.com/st.php?u=articles/7d8_party_report-01)
 

Mag (incl. some CPC articles by me #4 & #5)
---
http://www.plazma-dergi.org (http://www.plazma-dergi.org)
 

Forum (Multi platform Retro)
-----
http://www.commodore.gen.tr (http://www.commodore.gen.tr)
 

Projet (TFE Floppy disc emulator with CPC support)
-----
http://www.commodore.gen.tr/forum/index.php?topic=2278.0 (http://www.commodore.gen.tr/forum/index.php?topic=2278.0)
 

WEB (my own CPC pages & still waiting for me)
---
http://www.amstradcpc.com (http://www.amstradcpc.com) 



***I'm still desperately looking for CPC 6128 plus
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Alcofribas on 14:19, 21 March 09
This is a nice collection of links. Do you have a scan of Sizin, maybe even the cover only?
I have already sent it to Wiki:
http://cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Sizin_Amstrad
http://turker.ifrance.com/Sizin_Amstrad_Dergisi_02.pdf

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I've got a spare 6128 Plus I could sell to you, but it's a french (AZERTY) one, are you interested?
Thanks for the offer. I'll send you a pm.

Quote
PS Hey, I just realized you didn't vote on the poll above :)
Done


What were the 2 most popular homecomputers of the era?
8Bits of the era
1-Commodore 64
2-Spectrum 48K
3-CPC 6128/464
4/5-Atari 800XL/MSX

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How many issues was made of Sizin Amstrad? Are there any scans?
I'm not sure about the total of issues. Approx. 10. It's sad for the CPC users.

But for the Commodore users:
http://www.students.itu.edu.tr/~celikdeni/index2.html

For the Sizin Amstrad scans, please follow the Wiki :)
Title: Re: Nationality?
Post by: Gryzor on 10:46, 22 March 09
Very interesting scan... I love that photo with all the china and coffee sets in the background :D