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*UPDATED 9/5/2018* Tom's Hardware's Editor in Chief's Controversial RTX Article

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28 minutes ago, Igor Wallossek said:

Just based on the differences in titles, your site already seems more legitimate. His just sounds like clickbait and yours sounds like its objective and I'll be able to get good information from it.


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So let's wait, what will happen in the next days (or not). :)

 

(A) If they decide to return to real reviews and quality content, it's good and nice. They can take my stuff and we can do all as usual.

(B) If they continue this style and cancel my contract, I will use plan B to publish all under an own brand in both languages

 

Currently I can't publish in English (due this contract), but with an own brand I can (and will). So it makes at the end for me no difference. The brand TH is in Germany replaceble, because I'm more popular. I saw this after the restart on our own server with an own CMS, self-made framework and a better forum. This all was a private investment, but works awesome. The readers are quoting my name, not TH.

 

My ad partners are mostly German companies or branch offices of global so far and they only have a look at the reach and the person behind the publication. So for me it is at the end the same as before. With an own English page I can earn even more. :D

 

But for all VGA stuff (but not only)  the complete international sampling was running over me. I wish them in US a good weather and a nice day, because nearly all contacts to the industry are very close and more or less private. For me it makes again no difference, because I will not lose it.

 

@kting15

When I review something, I make a complete tear down, PCB analysis, component analysis, craftmanship, power consumption measuring, thermal with IR cam and noise in my chamber. Plus all the needed benchmarks. But to do this, the reviewer must also understand the production process, PCB development and a lot more. I came from the industry, this guy not.. And to be honest: I have no idea what him qualified to review notebooks.

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4 hours ago, Igor Wallossek said:

@kting15

When I review something, I make a complete tear down, PCB analysis, component analysis, craftmanship, power consumption measuring, thermal with IR cam and noise in my chamber. Plus all the needed benchmarks. But to do this, the reviewer must also understand the production process, PCB development and a lot more. I came from the industry, this guy not.. And to be honest: I have no idea what him qualified to review notebooks.

Do you take a look a the fans and bearing of the fans? Or at least the Amperage of the Fan.

That info seems to be pretty rare.


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I guess a final update.

 

Found of Tom's Hardware, as in *THE* Thomas Pabst responded to Gamer's Nexus' video.

He, too, is just a confused as 'Tech Jesus'

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...Yes, this is madness, and good old Tom is scratching his head no less than you are, Steve!...

 

Also, potential come back collaboration with Igor?

@Igor Wallossek

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... I’m not in control of Tom’s Hardware anymore, but Igor and I are currently contemplating some kind of come back...

 

Source (Tom's personal response to Gamer's Nexus): https://www.facebook.com/GamersNexus/posts/10155799307847825

Source (Gamer's Nexus show notes): https://www.gamersnexus.net/industry/3361-hw-news-tom-pabst-responds-to-toms-hardware-pc-tariff-prices

 

 


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This is how to destroy a media in a blink of a eye. Once you loss credibility, you are gone. (In my ideal world)

No one in the media industry should be able to just walk away with such BS.

 

TH used to be the go-to site for me… *sigh*

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[Second Update]

 

I posted a direct reply to a TomsHW forum mod that had directly posted @myusername explaining why he thinks I should stay and not delete my account and data.
So I took the time to explain my reasoning behind it and how I felt, I thought I'd done a good job, I wasn't rude or argumentative at all, this was the post:

 

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[I am not trying to highjack someone's thread, not at all, as a mod has posted and addressed me directly I am merely replying to them.]
P.S. Sorry for the essay. 

 

Hi Ralston18,

I do understand what you mean regarding trying to help by staying and lending a hand to fix the issue/s, in many cases I would totally agree as we all make mistakes, I have made many just in this one thread and few posts, but I see little that anyone can do when the editor-in-chief himself puts out an article like that and sees fit to stand by it, seemingly refusing to listen to other points of view and then either he (Avram Piltch) or other management within TomsHW decided to start silencing people including their own employees. That to me stinks of management that won't admit fault, won't listen to people around them including their audience, wants to control everything/everyone and is willing to burn the place to the ground before admitting fault.
Maybe I'm being pessimistic but if I am it's because I've experienced this before and seen the results.

 

It may have been one mans opinion and not a representation of the collective within TomsHW, I get that, but for me and seemingly many others too that is literally our point! He can have his opinion as can we all, most of us seem to agree his opinion is ridiculous but he's entitled to it all the same - (the old phrase: opinions are like buttholes springs to mind), - that's not the issue though, the issue is that the editor-in-chief thought it a good idea to use this professional, trusted, unbias tech news/journalism site to get on a soapbox and tell everyone to do something ridiculous that pretty much everyone within the whole industry (excluding manufactures/sellers for obvious reasons) agrees that pre-ordering is utterly nonsensical and moronic, especially when it's brand new technology that we know virtually nothing about and have no data on. Yet, whether he is the type of person that throws money at his screen everytime a company announces something new and shiny or not, the fact remains that the editor-in-chief thought it a good idea to push his personal opinion on the front page like it was a normal Tom's Hardware article based on unbias research, data, benchmarks and Facts, and didn't think that might be misleading, plus either no one interjected or they did and he ignored them going ahead thinking this was acceptable and a good idea.
Add to the fact that the article reads like Nvidia themselves wrote it as a promotional advertisement. It got a lot of people thinking this wasn't just one person's opinion but actually something far more serious and nefarious, like a paid ad that wasn't disclosed or made clear, at the very least a behind closed doors quid pro quo; you post this article then completely coincidentally and unrelated, Toms Hardware might get a big Nvidia exclusive in a few weeks, *wink wink
Whether this is true or completely unfounded I don't know, but the fact that it reads like that for so many different people should be extremely troubling.

Either way, even if we go with this is just one mans opinion and there's nothing shady going on, it is very concerning that as editor-in-chief his primary thought was not; "Should I be posting my own biased opinion on here or should I post it on my own social media and/or blog where personal opinions go. - Also, I need to make it clear in the heading and/or the first line that this is Not a TomsHW article, it's merely one person's opinion and thoughts which has no representation of anyone else, therefore what I'm saying may be wrong, bias, based on nothing but gut feeling and should be taken with a pinch of salt." I'm not a journalist or editor-in-chief but this seems pretty obvious to me as something important, yet it didn't for him.

 

As I said previously the article was bad enough and unravelled a lot of trust built up over years with many people but the aftermath just dumped a bucket of gasoline onto the flames. Deleting posts and threads, banning members, banning Tom's Hardware employees; mods, staff, editors... just for speaking out and offering their own opinions on the subject. So it's OK for the editor-in-chief to sound off his own opinion but when the staff do it heads start to role, no, that is complete and utter bullcrap and everyone should be in agreement with that at least. The whole way this has been handled, the posts I've seen that haven't had any profanity, name-calling, or wild accusations, just members opinions on the article suddenly disappearing and the OP didn't remove it themselves, the fact that Avram Piltch has left the article up to continue doing damage and harming nieve consumers that might read it and take it as trusted and tested facts; yeah sure a disclaimer has been added saying it's just one mans opinion but what good is that, how many people read the small print, it should have been abundantly clear in the title from the start.

 

Sorry not sorry, this whole thing stinks and has left a foul taste in the mouths of a Lot of people, I can't speak for anyone else but I have spoken with many people, even some that throw money at companies just based on buzzwords and hype, and yet I haven't spoken with one person that didn't believe the article had some shady backroom deal attached to it and the PR handling of the situation hasn't been just a complete dumpster fire.

I'm sad that this is where I now stand, as I said previously, I've enjoyed a lot of time here and respected this company and the people within, one mistake, for the most part, shouldn't and wouldn't destroy all of that in one swoop but this wasn't one mistake, it was many and seems to be continuing.
I simply can't trust a company like that any longer.


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And... it was instantly deleted by the mod Mousemonkey with the message: (the same mod by the way that has deleted most of my posts recently)

"Okay, we get it you want your account deleted and I'm sure someone will get around to it at some point. No need for off topic walls of text, any more will just be deleted."
So this is Tom's Hardware now, a few mods are still cool and will try to engage in polite conversation with members, you take the time to reply and another mod comes along and says "F**k you! Everything you post, even polite helpful things I will instantly delete because we disagree about something and because I can."

 

[Edit] and he deleted all replies asking why my post and everyone else's has been deleted. Haha, he seems to be on a personal mission to delete everything that doesn't suit his narrative.

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7 hours ago, Euphoria said:

And... it was instantly deleted by the mod Mousemonkey with the message: (the same mod by the way that has deleted most of my posts recently)

"Okay, we get it you want your account deleted and I'm sure someone will get around to it at some point. No need for off topic walls of text, any more will just be deleted."
So this is Tom's Hardware now, a few mods are still cool and will try to engage in polite conversation with members, you take the time to reply and another mod comes along and says "F**k you! Everything you post, even polite helpful things I will instantly delete because we disagree about something and because I can."

 

[Edit] and he deleted all replies asking why my post and everyone else's has been deleted. Haha, he seems to be on a personal mission to delete everything that doesn't suit his narrative.

This is disheartening. :(

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2 hours ago, ZacoAttaco said:

This is disheartening. :(

Yes, but to be expected in this day and age.

That you can't put a dumpster fire out by saying there is no dumpster fire and only make it worse if you censor people should be obvious.

 

If you censor people in your forum because of your mistakes, they go elsewhere and spread the word. As long as they only flame in your forum, you kinda have it contained. If you ban everyone, it spreads...


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