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Tom's Hardware Surpasses 1 Million Registered Users

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

  • COLGeek
    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
    Maybe I shouldn't have created 145,000 accounts.
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  • internetlad
    Maybe they'll start proof-reading their news posts now.
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  • killabanks
    Because Toms is one in a million... see what i did there :p
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  • ibjeepr
    Congrats, I've always thought this was a great site! You all do a wonderful job!
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  • pbrigido
    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
    Tom's hardware is the site I come to solve technology problems. Excellent community. Love you guys.
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  • teh_dave
    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
    Should have 2 million within a few months at the rate that spammers are registering.
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  • neiroatopelcc
    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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