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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:59 pm

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You're preaching to the choir here. But what you and I want does not necessarily reflect what sells.

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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:49 am

I think corona also plays a role in the demise of The Tech Report. There are no fairs anymore to report about.
 
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:02 pm

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Could this place conceivably survive as a knowledge-rich forum, run as cheaply as possible and with the help of donations/subscriptions? As much as it pains me to say it, probably not.

I would think that in an alternative universe, it could persist as a member-support forum e.g. like castboolits.gunloads .com or the like. But then perhaps TR isn't sufficiently different from other tech forums for TR to have the critical mass for such a financial structure.
 
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:46 am

Shouefref wrote:
I think corona also plays a role in the demise of The Tech Report. There are no fairs anymore to report about.

Things were heading down long before Corona hit. By the time Corona shut everything down, TR already did not have any staff left (nor the budget) to send representatives to industry events.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:14 am

Considering the subjects of the latest messages on the blog, it looks as if the Tech Report tries to change into an information management blog, instead of a tech blog.
Considering the capacities of the latest processors and technology, that might be a wise take.
Nevertheless, I like their system guides very much.
 
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:18 pm

Shouefref wrote:
Nevertheless, I like their system guides very much.

You're not going to see a new one...
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:51 pm

Aye, the guy doing those no longer works there.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:17 pm

Shouefref wrote:
Considering the subjects of the latest messages on the blog, it looks as if the Tech Report tries to change into an information management blog, instead of a tech blog.
Considering the capacities of the latest processors and technology, that might be a wise take.
Nevertheless, I like their system guides very much.

They don't happen here any longer. If you're interested in one, though, you could do worse than this: https://hothardware.com/reviews/build-a ... stem-guide
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:45 pm

I approve of that message.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:08 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
Shouefref wrote:
Considering the subjects of the latest messages on the blog, it looks as if the Tech Report tries to change into an information management blog, instead of a tech blog.
Considering the capacities of the latest processors and technology, that might be a wise take.
Nevertheless, I like their system guides very much.

They don't happen here any longer. If you're interested in one, though, you could do worse than this: https://hothardware.com/reviews/build-a ... stem-guide

That guide is decent, but the dude who wrote it is a bit of tosser. :wink:
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Tue Dec 15, 2020 2:40 am

derFunkenstein wrote:
Shouefref wrote:
Considering the subjects of the latest messages on the blog, it looks as if the Tech Report tries to change into an information management blog, instead of a tech blog.
Considering the capacities of the latest processors and technology, that might be a wise take.
Nevertheless, I like their system guides very much.

They don't happen here any longer. If you're interested in one, though, you could do worse than this: https://hothardware.com/reviews/build-a ... stem-guide


Hey that hothardware link article feels more like Techreport system guide article. :)
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:07 pm

I hadn't visited in a couple of years, and talk about a shock to the system! Had to hit Wikipedia to get the lowdown.

Good to see some of the old familiar names in the last page, though.
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:12 am

insulin_junkie72 wrote:
Good to see some of the old familiar names in the last page, though.


It's seriously dwindling. Half of the almost no forum activity is new users/bots trying to build up post counts.

Here's an amusing one, replying to a 2002 thread about installing Windows XP:
https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic ... 9#p1426618
 
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Re: The Tech Report forums got a big upgrade

Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:06 pm

Oh man, you guys are still here :)
At least the forums are still recognisable, even if the frontpage isn't any more.
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