By SNGX1275
Apr 26, 2002
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  1. a buddy of mine posts over there. Anyone ever posted over there from here? They have an insane amount of people. Right now we have 2 members online and 1 guest - right now they have 517 members and 134 guests. I don't know how I'd like that - actually I do - I wouldn't like it. Too congested.
  2. T-Shirt

    T-Shirt TS Rookie Posts: 329

    I used to post a some large sites, and yes they have a lot more stuff going on, but they have almost too much traffic, too many people, too crowded. I now like smaller boards, more a sense of knowing who's who.
  3. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    I swing by there every now and then... Guess which nick...

    Usually when I'm looking for some "news" in the cooling world.. Or modding, when I have the cash (though the cash never lasts long enough for me to do what I want :()
  4. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    The problem w/ any of the major site forums is that they are & filled w/ adolescents, unregulated, & undermoderated. Except for the few, they spend more time flaming your choice of vid-card or cpu rather than help you w/ your problem. Look what happened to Guru3D.
  5. TS | Crazyace

    TS | Crazyace TS Rookie Posts: 329

    Hardforums rock man, some of the best on the net
    Especially the for/sale forum! That is my favorite
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

  7. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 193

    um....[H] forum...too many people,

    most new topic goes to the second page in a few minutes, can't really talk or anything.

    the only good thing there are post your pic, your workstation, your desktop, photochop this, etc. where you don't need to read, just look at the pics.

    i prefer a smaller forum like this, very comfortable, and easier to get to know each other.
  8. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 193

  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

  10. SleeperDC

    SleeperDC TS Rookie Posts: 193

    ???????............:eek: :eek: :eek:
  11. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,311   +52

    Anandtech has a pretty big one too. I remember visiting one time and there were well over 3000 members ACTIVE.

    They have nearly 100,000 members too, from what I remember.
  12. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    & the scariest :eek:
    I was deluged w/ "ship 1st, trust me, I'll buy" type of stuff, but the caveat was the postings of "members" who were known Rip-Off Artist!

    Money order only & delivery confirmation receipt, usually puts an end to that kind of nonsense.
  13. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    I post there on the Anandtech forums once in a while. Sometimes you can find some very smart people, the problem is you have to swim through huge amounts of fanboys, etc...

    The rig pages are cool though, we should have one here.;)
  14. TS | Crazyace

    TS | Crazyace TS Rookie Posts: 329

    when dealing with people it is required to simply do some research on them. Heatware offers a great service, and you can contact others that have delt with the individual in the past.

    I deal an awful lot on Hardforums and Anandtech, and have had great success. You just have to be smart
  15. PHATMAN5050

    PHATMAN5050 TS Rookie Posts: 645

    i dont think i'd like that many members either because then its not personal. I have talked alot to most of the regulars on here, and it would be way to confusing if there were 1000 regulars to get intune with...Its sort of like having a big classroom rather than a small one.
  16. TS | Crazyace

    TS | Crazyace TS Rookie Posts: 329

    I use it most for selling and advice on hardware. You are right there are an awful lot of people on those boards, but you get answers quick.
    Also, I only hang out in a few forums there, so you get to know alot of people. Many stick to just a couple of rooms.
  17. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,779   +163

    Yeah I agree.
    I picked up the idea of using Anand to store my rig details from someone here at 3ds ;)

    *winks at Didou*
  18. julks

    julks TS Rookie Posts: 21

    You know what?
    I live in Brazil, and that's the most comfortable hardware forum I know in the net. Here, we can stop, read, reply, without having to rush.

    Long life TechSpot!

    PS: I know a couple of people here just by their nicks, but it's like I already know them! ;)
  19. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    You can actually insult us as if we were relatives & all. All you need is an IRC client & some curse vocabulary ( but I doubt you could have one as extended as MrG's :D ).
  20. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Why thank you didou... Didn't know you cared...

    I'll do my best to find some nice new words for when we next meet ;) :D

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