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post #11 of 108
I've posted negative comments on various reviews of theirs over the years and all have been deleted within 24 hours so I don't bother any more. I don't trust anything they post over there.
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post #12 of 108
Nice bit of detective work. I'd just recently had an arguement on one of the deal sites I frequent where people were quoting one of Toms many "hardware hierarchys" as to why one item was superior to another, and I made mention that those guides really need to be taken with a grain of salt (or knowledge). I was shouted down because "Toms is one of the most respected sources of hardware info on the net", so this is nice vindication that perhaps they aren't so respectable after all.
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post #13 of 108
wow. nice work Phaedrus.
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post #14 of 108
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I didn't do the work at all, I just felt like bringing it up on here. Most of this was found out on JonnyGURU.com's forums.
post #15 of 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Homeles;13100739 
Very interesting... shame on Tom's.

Unfortunately, Tom's hasn't been Tom's for quite some time. Where most sites are enthusiast driven, Tom's has been bought and sold so many times, the URL has become nothing more than a commodity. Advertisers want as much input as possible and that becomes advertisers becoming reviewers.

I have to say it's not a difficult predicament to get into. Recently, I was asked to start up a support forum for a particular brand of PSU. I told them that if I were to do it for one brand, I would have to do it for others that regularly participate in forum threads. One of the responses I got were "how much will it cost". Um... Your guys are on our forums supporting your products now for free. It's a convenience for our readers and it's good for your brand to participate in discussions. To put those discussions into a dedicated forum is only a matter of convenience for all parties involved. Not a money making opportunity. But so many elements of the press, the web, etc. go in that direction that its automatic for someone to say, "ok, how much do you want?" Test my PSU's in my facility using a methodology that my company has developed? Yeah... come on down and do some testing. What the heck. wink.gif
post #16 of 108
Thanks for letting us know. As long as Phaedrus2129 is here at OCN, I feel safe. Picking a PSU that is.
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post #17 of 108
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I posted on their forums. At the very least we'll get to see how long it takes for it to be deleted.
post #18 of 108
i always thought toms was a bit fishy....they smell rotten from miles away.
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post #19 of 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129;13106438 
I posted on their forums. At the very least we'll get to see how long it takes for it to be deleted.

Care to link the link?
post #20 of 108
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by linkin93;13106499 
Care to link the link?

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/21342-9-conflict-interest
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