Poll: What's your favorite content on TechSpot, where would you like us to improve?

By on February 7, 2014, 7:25 PM
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To set a change of pace in our usual weekend open forum, we are running two polls and an open discussion so you can help us with your feedback letting us know what TechSpot content you enjoy the most and where you would like us to improve.

FYI, we are currently working hard on putting final touches to our full redesign dubbed TechSpot 3.0. It's been many years since we went for a full revamp, and we are really looking forward to it. Believe me, it's looking amazing, yet we are keeping with tradition by making TS 3.0 very functional and clean from a user's experience point of view.

On the content side, we have a few things planned for 2014, but not before asking for your input, so here we go... (note there are two separate polls, scroll down for the second one). Thank you for your support.




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1 person liked this | cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I didn't know what to vote for on "What'd you like to see more of? Where can we improve?" poll.

There is one thing that kinda bugs me. It is the software download pages and no application screenshot. There has been a few times, I clicked the authors link just to see one screenshot. It doesn't even have to be a high quality screenshot. Anything that shows the application's basic layout, is usually all I'm interested in.

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Scorpus Scorpus said:

TechSpot 3.0 looks amazing, can't wait for it to go live

7 people like this | TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I'm pretty happy with TechSpot and can't really think of much to improve. It's pretty inclusive with all the different facets of PC computing there are. Possibly a few more "how to" and "tricks of the trade" type articles? Even basic stuff like how to partition hard drives, or install an OS from a thumb drive, best way to set up and calibrate your monitor - things like that. Even the most experienced users can use a "how to" reminder now and then along with there may be new techniques to accomplish activities we've been doing the same way for years.

Guest said:

More accurate hardware reviews, for example the recent Asus t100 tablet review was underwhelming and almost ALL user comments reflected that fact.

More Microsoft software/hardware features, as this site does seem weighted toward Apple iStuff.

Otherwise I really appreciate the work you guys do and read the articles every day.

1 person liked this | cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

TechSpot 3.0 looks amazing, can't wait for it to go live
Are you trying to get our anxiety levels to an all time high, as we impatiently wait for the release date? lol

Guest said:

I agree with the other guest post!

I really like this site and it is my home page here in the USA

You guys really really do a good job- my 2 cents

I voted it appears in the current majority - more PC, gaming, news etc.

Thanks!

1 person liked this | Guest said:

I have a suggestion on what u can improve on :D. in the downloads section could u make it so we can select "view freeware only" and vice versa. thatd help alot :D

veLa veLa said:

More in depth reviews of CPUs, motherboard and other hardware.

2 people like this | TS-56336 TS-56336 said:

Now that you mentioned it, a VIDEO REVIEW would be good. And oh, a multiplayer session? Count me in.

1 person liked this | yukka, TechSpot Paladin, said:

It was the old counter strike tweak guides that got me on the site originally. But it's evolved really nicely. The troll baiting Microsoft and Apple stories are hilarious and the mix of other stuff is good too. I'd like to see more in house reviews rather than guest stories from other sites and more technical guides as Tom mentioned. Maybe we could write them and have a reader guides area that is formatted to look official with the guides verified by the site before going live.

fimbles fimbles said:

Now that you mentioned it, a VIDEO REVIEW would be good. And oh, a multiplayer session? Count me in.

There is a you tube channel, though I must admit its only phone reviews. Some more pc would be nice.

Guest said:

If aint broken dont fix it, period! do only if it adds up something extra or polish it even further than what it is now.

darkzelda said:

I really like the PC games performance reviews, and therefore there should be more games included in this section. Also sometimes they take longer than expected, for example I'm still waiting for a Mantle review as deep as possible.

Guest said:

I would like to see more coverage in the enterprise environment.

EClyde EClyde said:

No more gift lists

richalone442 said:

I'm really tired of all the Apple haters, Apple innovates, others imitate.

fimbles fimbles said:

I'm really tired of all the Apple haters, Apple innovates, others imitate.

Name one apple innovation that did not already exist.

1 person liked this | Guest17 said:

Please do not take the PCMag/PCWorld plunge and turn this great site into an ugly, cluttered, headache inducing, claptrap bogus junkyard of a website.

1 person liked this | Guest17 said:

And please--no freaking videos!

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Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

Thank you for the feedback so far, keep it coming!

I really like the PC games performance reviews, and therefore there should be more games included in this section. Also sometimes they take longer than expected, for example I'm still waiting for a Mantle review as deep as possible.

In the past year or so we've struggled with performance reviews mainly for one reason: when we start testing we notice that graphics are not up to snuff, and thus they don't challenge PC hardware. Few exceptions have been made when games are really high profile, but otherwise we haven't seen Crysis-caliber releases in a while.

As for Mantle, we tested it in-house and we deemed it too buggy to make real analysis.

Please do not take the PCMag/PCWorld plunge and turn this great site into an ugly, cluttered, headache inducing, claptrap bogus junkyard of a website.

Absolutely not. I promise

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

I'm really tired of all the Apple haters, Apple innovates, others imitate.

What you meant to say was "while others innovate, Apple irritates". No, no need to thank me for fixing your blunder, it was my pleasure.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

I'm very happy with the way things are but I'm sure I'll be pleasantly surprised by TS3.0

1 person liked this | Railman said:

Please do not take the PCMag/PCWorld plunge and turn this great site into an ugly, cluttered, headache inducing, claptrap bogus junkyard of a website.

Not forgetting Toms Hardware which neither works on mobiles or PCs.

Mike Steele Mike Steele said:

It's fine the way it is, a lot of variety. the people are pretty cool, too

2 people like this | MilwaukeeMike said:

TS is great at providing relevant tech news in a concise story. Refreshing TS is like pulling the lever on a slot machine just hoping an interesting story will come up.

I'd say hardware reviews will be a tough area to excel at. There are some really great tech review sites out there, show us the cool stuff we'd miss from browsing Google's tech news feed and we'll keep coming back.

Keep up the great work!

1 person liked this | JC713 JC713 said:

I really like the video reviews. There need to be more.

I fell in love with Techspot vs other sites because of the way things are organized/executed. The gaming and hardware benchmarks are phenomenal. Also, the Pro/Con setup of hardware reviews are awesome. Keep up the great work.

One thing I think should be improved: I think there should be more of an emphasis on mobile platforms.

3 people like this | JC713 JC713 said:

I just wanted to take the time to thank the guys at TS. You guys have been really doing a great job with the site and I cannot wait for the redesign! Best of luck on that!

2 people like this | captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

I'm really tired of all the Apple haters, Apple innovates, others imitate.
Most of the rest of us are just as sick of Apple fanbois.....

BTW, what exactly did your comment have to do with the poll? (IMHO, absolutely nothing). Are you suggesting we should, "behave", so as to to spare your obviously tender feelings?

That's it people, shape up! If you don't like Apple in every way, your memberships should be revoked....(y)

(That's not the finger I had in mind, but I suppose it'll have to do)....:p

BTW, my favorite content on Techspot, is where I get to prey on the weak and needy..*nerd*

Guest said:

I really like the fact that TS isn't afraid of pointing out the tech the gooberment uses to spy on us and how google is turning into a very very bad panda with its robotics patents and its search for AI companies. I (dont) wonder what there up too?

PLEASE keep up with this scene!

veLa veLa said:

I'd also like for the blatant Intel fanboyism to stop. There hasn't been an article on an AMD product without obvious staff bias in both the article and the following comments.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

I'd also like for the blatant Intel fanboyism to stop. There hasn't been an article on an AMD product without obvious staff bias in both the article and the following comments.
What's an AMD....?

1 person liked this | dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

What's an AMD....?

In this case, Another Maniacal Delusion

1 person liked this | captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

In this case, Another Maniacal Delusion

I knoooowwww! That darned staff (phallic pun intended) They've been known to persecute AMD people with secret code inside the articles....(0)__(0)...That's how I found out Paul McCartney was dead......um...set against AMD!

1 person liked this | Guest said:

"What's an AMD....?"

..err, And More Delays?

1 person liked this | dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

"What's an AMD....?"

..err, And More Delays?

All-around Mockery of Drivers

You see what you started veLa?

1 person liked this | captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Avoidance of Meaningful Drivers.......

Acute Mangling of Data

Almost Maybe Discontinued

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

AfterMarketDrivers

AdvancedMyD__k

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Steve Steve said:

I'd also like for the blatant Intel fanboyism to stop. There hasn't been an article on an AMD product without obvious staff bias in both the article and the following comments.

Okay I will put you down for Intel in the 'which CPU maker does TS favor' poll, so that's 1104 for Intel and 1235 for AMD.

That's not too bad the AMD vs. Nvidia poll is out of control.

Warning this post contains fictional content.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

Okay I will put you down in the Intel bias column, so that's 1104 for Intel and 1235 for AMD.

That's not too bad the AMD vs. Nvidia poll is out of control.

Now keep in mind veLa's not telling you how to do your job or anything...:p

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Steve Steve said:

It would be more helpful if he show us all these examples of Intel bias, particularly anything that isn't factual or backed up by hard data.

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

It would be more helpful if he show us all these examples of Intel bias, particularly anything that isn't factual or backed up by hard data.
Well first of all, paranoia is a very difficult state of mind to quantify, it's different for each and every one of us.

Then too, it's hard to detect Intel bias, when you're biased toward Intel.

It's the whole, "you can't see the forest for the trees", allegory.....:oops:

I think if you just fail to tell the truth, which is that Intel is a better product for a week or two, this will all blow over....

dividebyzero dividebyzero, trainee n00b, said:

Well first of all, paranoia is a very difficult state of mind to quantify, it's different for each and every one of us.

True enough. Intel have a much wider product range than AMD. The very fact that Intel product press releases (and thus reviews) are more prevalent than AMD is often construed as Intel bias by some Sunnyvale-centric people.

Avoidance of Meaningful Drivers...

From a processor PoV...

Arrested and Meandering Development

captaincranky captaincranky, TechSpot Addict, said:

True enough. Intel have a much wider product range than AMD. The very fact that Intel product press releases (and thus reviews) are more prevalent than AMD is often construed as Intel bias by some Sunnyvale-centric people.
Isn't that where Buffy the Vampire Slayer lives?

That notwithstanding, you're saying that AMD's, Absense of Meaningful Dialog, has been brought on by its own Acute Media Disdain......

Railman said:

I think it would be useful if the date and time of the last comment was included just next to the number of comments. That would save me checking an article to see if any comments have been added since I last checked.

Renrew Renrew said:

Since I can't play my 33 1/3 backwards anymore, installing my AMD CPU upside down will always confound the NSA boys. However, since Google bought the Apple thermostat boys's Co. my Metadata is still being sent to some cloud over Cupertino. I've instated protocol 52 and alufoiled my base of OPs.

Renrew Renrew said:

PS-- Oh, my favourite content are the forums, people helping people is awesome.

Railman said:

It would be more helpful if he show us all these examples of Intel ibias, particularly anything that isn't factual or backed up by hard data.

I don't think there is a bias for or against AMD and Intel in the articles. There is plenty of bias in the comments! I have used both Intel and AMD in the past.

For my next PC I have decided to opt for a unlocked I5 CPU because it offers the best performance for productivity applications (spreadsheets). Not only that it should be better for encoding video. I am not a regular gamer so the integrated graphics will be used initially but I will invest in a decrete graphics card when funds permit. If funds were more stretched I may well have opted for an AMD option.

Guest said:

@ steve

"It would be more helpful if he show us all these examples of Intel bias, particularly anything that isn't factual or backed up by hard data"

..alright, Steve.. after re-read again article(s) on AMD product, like what the other member mentioned it, I found many hard evidence of intel bias ..at the comment section :D does it count? :D

jackal2687 said:

I love to see gaming related news and always read about them. Gaming specific or 3D programs or 3D industry news.

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

If I could vote 3x for the 'host multiplayer sessions' I would.

I've definitely missed these, and there is nothing else I'd be pointing out for TS to improve anyway.

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