Really THG editors, you guys need to keep up with the latest tech.
You guys are at least a day late on most of the "news" by which it is no longer news. It's gotten to a point where Toms no longer have much new "true" content apart from some of the reviews (esp. the monthly GPU round up, which is quite unique to the site). I also though that IDF coverage this year was lacking quite a bit...
I agree with Reynod. Throw your hat into the mix, but before check out a few posts by our current community reporters. It's really quite simple: Find a story you think members would enjoy, post the link, and post a little blurb on why you think it's relevant/what you think and you're in business.
I do agree with you though, as the news on the front page can be a bit dated at times, but our reporters/editors are doing the best the can.
Sure. Community Reporters report here in the forums rather than the front page - though if they generate feature pieces, I'm sure it could easily make it to the main page. There isn't an FAQ yet as it is a relatively new thing. Do you have any questions in particular?
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