Some people may be interested in how the Save Winamp Petition and website came about, how I got involved, what we achieved etc. I think it will prove a readable interesting story..I hope so anyway..
Well there I was browsing the Winamp Forum one day when I saw the thread re the ending of Winamp. I was absolutely gobsmacked. This fantastic player which had lived on my desktop forever was about to be shut down on 20th December 2013. Just like that, no real explanation, just a short paragraph. I, like thousands of others started questioning….Why close Winamp? Why no discussion as to options? Why have we not been asked to contribute and help with solutions as to what could be done? Why can’t it be made open source for the masses? Many more questions were asked, all to dead ears, the silence was eerie.
It seemed definite that the end WAS coming. I posted a separate thread that we should start a Petition. Someone quickly suggested that it should be setup properly rather than in a Winamp Forum thread. So I quickly setup the Save Winamp Petition which was first named Save Winamp – Let It go Open Source…
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Why Facebook?We did have a forum when the original Winamp forum was threatened to close but that’s no longer the case. Rather than have another forum we decided to try a different approach with Facebook. Since we’ve started the Facebook Group we’ve had a huge amount of members join in a very short time. Facebook seems to fit into peoples lives easier than a forum. Updates are instant and easily available on all devices from Smart Phone to PC.
But I Hate Facebook!We realise that some people still don’t like Facebook, all we ask is that you give it a try. There are ad blockers for Firefox and Chrome browsers that will make the experience less intruding, in fact I very rarely see any ads at all. There are many benefits of using Facebook to keep in touch with family, share pics etc etc. Try it, you may be pleasantly surprised. If not well at least by visiting this website you have an idea of what’s going on at our Facebook Group Page.
Go There Now...We hope we may have convinced you to head over and join Facebook and become a member of our group. It’s very simple. Join Facebook Search for Winamp Enthusiasts Join our group Start interacting We look forward to seeing you there! Best Regards, Pete Zawacki (Just another Winamp Enthusiast!)
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