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Tom's Hardware Surpasses 1 Million Registered Users

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1,000,000!

It is with great honor and my privilege to announce to you that the Tom’s Hardware Community has, as of this week, surpassed its one millionth registered user!
 
For the last few years, our community has been growing by leaps and bounds, and we’re pushing forward in every way to make the Tom’s Community the best gathering of tech experts and enthusiasts anywhere in the world.  From CPU’s to motherboards, overclocking to case mods, the best and worst of the graphics cards scene and more operating systems than you can shake a stick at – Tom’s is where it’s at if it’s tech being talked about.
 
I’d like to  take a moment to thank an incredibly awesome community team of Moderators and Community Reporters who helped make this happen.  A special thanks particularly to the mods for keeping the forums safe, clean and secure for our users.  It’s a thankless job playing whack-a-mole with spammers and battling wave after wave of flamebaiting forum trolls, but our community is better for it and the results of that endeavor are clear.
 
A deep debt of gratitude and shout out to reynod, Mousemonkey, mrface, Maziar, aford10, arthurh, jaydeejohn, OvrClkr, randomizer, saint19, The_Prophecy, CompTIA_rep, Leaps-from-Shadows, jsc, hunter315, Proximon, Nikorr, Pyree, rubix_1011, amdfangirl, MU_engineer, jimmysmitty, tecmo34, BaronMatrix, Emerald, JasonW, riser, sublifer, tu_illegalamigo, r_manic, Major7up,  buwish and SR-71 Blackbird for helping out.
 
With a community one million users strong now, we’re renewing our commitment to bring you the very best forum community we can, and with that in mind, I want to remind everyone to check out the open beta test currently underway for our new forum platform update coming at the beginning of the year.    Here’s the link to the Open Beta forum where you’ll find easy directions on how to get a sneak peak of the new system:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-68.html
 
This is your opportunity to provide input on how we’re going to move forward with the development of our forum, and your input is very much welcome and encouraged.  We want to know what you like, what you dislike, what you want to stay the same and what you want to change – and now’s the time to tell us.  Fair warning and advance notice, after the launch, I’ll be directing the loudest of the anti-new-platform-update whiners to this post in lieu of my traditional “told-you-so/you-totally-had-your-chance” hula dance.  We want your feedback now when it matters most, and hoping all goes well, next year we may have the immense delight once more of announcing another million users for Tom’s Hardware!
 
Thanks so much for being with us, and I’ll see you on the forum!
 
Yours,
Joe Pishgar
Community Manager, Tom’s Hardware

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    merikafyeah , December 14, 2012 9:35 PM
    TeramediaWhat's up with the thumbs on page 2? It looks like everyone has an automatic 12-point deduction.Edit: Correction. What's up with the thumbs on every post before this one? It looks like they ALL have a 12-point subtraction.

    12 editors of competing sites are jealous. Either that or someone is trying to prove a point in that one person could simply create 12 accounts to cause "account inflation" meaning number of "registered users" does not actually equate to number of unique readers.
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    army_ant7 , December 17, 2012 9:52 AM
    Congratulations TH! I consider you home! I keep coming back here for the latest tech news and reviews.

    I remember how I got to know this site a few years back. I was researching on how to replace capacitors on a motherboard and then stumbled upon an article here. I then just walked on after learning from it. A while after that, I saw an article on Wikipedia I think on how Tom's Hardware influenced AMD with something (or something like that, sorry it's been so long since that happened). I then remembered this site, thought it was that great for its opinions to be considered by companies, and from then on, I've been reading here a lot. :D 
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    theconsolegamer , December 15, 2012 2:57 AM
    merikafyeah12 editors of competing sites are jealous. Either that or someone is trying to prove a point in that one person could simply create 12 accounts to cause "account inflation" meaning number of "registered users" does not actually equate to number of unique readers.

    That maybe the case
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    COLGeek , December 13, 2012 7:12 PM
    Great news for a great site. Tom's Forums is THE place to come to for solving problems and its members make it so.
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    bak0n , December 13, 2012 7:15 PM
    Maybe I shouldn't have created 145,000 accounts.
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    killabanks , December 13, 2012 7:17 PM
    Because Toms is one in a million... see what i did there :p 
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    ibjeepr , December 13, 2012 7:18 PM
    Congrats, I've always thought this was a great site! You all do a wonderful job!
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    pbrigido , December 13, 2012 7:20 PM
    Hey! Almost as many members as Facebook!

    Seriously though...I've been coming here since the late 90's and it has been a valuable resource for me. Thanks THG and grats!
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    LonelyMan , December 13, 2012 7:22 PM
    Tom's hardware is the site I come to solve technology problems. Excellent community. Love you guys.
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    teh_dave , December 13, 2012 7:26 PM
    Who's better than the hammer? No one, that's who!

    I agree with COLGeek, solved so many tech issues here.
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    jhansonxi , December 13, 2012 7:45 PM
    Should have 2 million within a few months at the rate that spammers are registering.
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    neiroatopelcc , December 13, 2012 7:50 PM
    So that's 1 million plus 5 million deleted spamming accounts? or is it just Resource ID 1 million in the database?

    Oh and regarding collecting the best tech guys - good luck! I've very rarely gotten useful solution to a question in the past. Mostly I'll figure it out on my own or my posts go unanswered.

    Not to piss on anyone's cake, but most of the questions being asked are of a complexity that merely rivals that of an ordinary computer or phone store. Once in a while someone with nerd knowledge is around, but mostly it's just the average joe answering his neighbors questions with guestimates. Not that it's a bad thing if the goal is to get posts answered - but it doesn't attract any experts.

    Edit: Typo
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    clonazepam , December 13, 2012 7:50 PM
    Tom's deserves a pat on the back.
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    Memnarchon , December 13, 2012 8:02 PM
    Grats! Happy new milestone :) 
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    Yuka , December 13, 2012 8:04 PM
    Gratz Toms team.

    Been with you since a long long time ('99 I think) and hope to be a lot more.

    Cheers!
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    jn77 , December 13, 2012 8:10 PM
    1 million registered users and 100 trillion pop up add's and 100,000 trillion ad spammers in the comments for buying stuff on phishing sites...........
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    Reynod , December 13, 2012 8:18 PM
    Well done to Joe especially for setting good standards of behaviour which have resulted in a "family friendly" atmosphere in the forums.

    Also, our tech writers have a great habit of posting in the comments sections under their stories and clarifying any issues, responding to related queries from users; and its that interactive approach that I think is unique here.

    :) 
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    Benthon , December 13, 2012 8:22 PM
    Great job THW!
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    bustapr , December 13, 2012 8:24 PM
    yeah the toms forums is the best place Ive found for answering electronic tech questions. rare is the time when Im not satisfied with the answers I get.
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    house70 , December 13, 2012 8:27 PM
    jn771 million registered users and 100 trillion pop up add's and 100,000 trillion ad spammers in the comments for buying stuff on phishing sites...........

    What I was thinking... Only in the past couple weeks I have been reporting at least 1-2 spammers /day, and I believe I'm not the only one doing that.
    Amazing how a tech site can not come up with a way to filter these spammers, given that most of them point to the same websites over and over again.
    But hey, we're really good at posting old news and pseudo-news (like whatever app received whatever update, for instance, or what a pseudo-analyst dreamed last night). So I guess it makes up for that.
    If it weren't for the 'forums' tab, the one that links directly to people's questions/answers, I would not be visiting this site. My activity on that forum speaks for itself.
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