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Thank you for visiting the TechnologyGuide network. Unfortunately, these forums are no longer active.

We extend a heartfelt thank you to the entire community for their steadfast support—it is really you, our readers, that drove the spirit of TechnologyGuide, as savvy tech consumers helping other savvy tech consumers find the right solutions for their personal and professional endeavors.  The community has been fostered amongst its readers, and anyone who ever posted a comment, question, or response to the board, along with our forum moderators, are a true reflection of the original goal of the TechnologyGuide network: objectively, and thoughtfully, ranking and reviewing consumer technologies.

In that regard, the community will live far beyond the TechnologyGuide sites, and we encourage members to explore other highly relevant communities available across the web, including:

Thank you once again for your years of support!

 

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Pour one out for NBR, all. It was a fun ride. Glad we can still be together as a community.

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16 minutes ago, Prototime said:

Pour one out for NBR, all. It was a fun ride. Glad we can still be together as a community.

Thank God for that 🙂

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Yeah when I woke up, about 1.5hrs ago, and loaded it up the site came on and I was even able to read a post or two and get alerts but almost immediately it had a general site maintenance message. When I came back about 20mins later the message about the sites shutdown appeared.

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17 minutes ago, Hertzian56 said:

Yeah when I woke up, about 1.5hrs ago, and loaded it up the site came on and I was even able to read a post or two and get alerts but almost immediately it had a general site maintenance message. When I came back about 20mins later the message about the sites shutdown appeared.

Yeah, I was surprised it hadn't shut down last night as I had expected it to. I really hoped I could have been there until the end. I've got a video of my "last" post that was posted at 11:59 EST as I had thought it would shut down as soon as it hit 12:00 EST, but it hadn't so I quickly edited the post lol.

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Stopped visiting the old forums a few days ago.
NBR is dead! Long live NBR!

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I managed to get the video under 4.88mb, but I had to cut quite a bit out, but here's the video: (don't mind the music I didn't know the recording was capturing it lol)

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I really wish they wouldn't have linked to reddit, the LTT forums, and Tom's Hardware forums to support the idea that "the community will live far beyond the TechnologyGuide sites." There are three successor forums that the community has built for the express purpose of keeping the community together, including efgxt. They should link to those.

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Speaking of which, I happen to still have a tab open from when I was looking at the successor forum poll on NBR just before the site went down. Here are the final results of the poll:

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3 hours ago, Prototime said:

I really wish they wouldn't have linked to reddit, the LTT forums, and Tom's Hardware forums to support the idea that "the community will live far beyond the TechnologyGuide sites." There are three successor forums that the community has built for the express purpose of keeping the community together, including efgxt. They should link to those.

For whatever is worth we tried to push for exactly this, Charles reached out to them in order to have the three forums on that page but, visibly, that request was also ignored..

Like I said in the original thread, I wish we could’ve done more.

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Just now, katalin_2003 said:

For whatever is worth we tried to push for exactly this, Charles reached out to them in order to have the three forums on that page but, visibly, that request was also ignored..

Like I said in the original thread, I wish we could’ve done more.

If I ever meet you guys, goes without saying, first round is on me.

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There was a little voice in my head that was saying NBR would still be there today when I woke up, that voice was wrong. 

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In the end, TechTarget didn't care at all what our moderator team thought or wanted.  Even just posting links to all those other places was a slap in the face for maintaining their forums. 

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Yeah it was definitely a screw job. They had obviously been keeping track of the threads towards the end and deliberately omitted the new options. Like why would they really post a sub-reddit as a viable option and on the top of the list?

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Not sure how helpful this is but at least in my case, I want nothing to do with techtarget. I found a link on the bottom where you apparently can fill out a request to have your data deleted/opt out of sale.

If there's a chance I can do this and they will make a few cents less money, I'll do my part 🙂

 

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1 minute ago, Maxware79 said:

Yeah it was definitely a screw job. They had obviously been keeping track of the threads towards the end and deliberately omitted the new options. Like why would they really post a sub-reddit as a viable option and on the top of the list?

I'm sort of thinking that they haven't been paying attention to the goings-on at the forum for some time; it's been totally off their radar and they decided to kill it because they basically saw it as a money sink and didn't understand the value of what they had.  This list is probably what an internal PR person came up with when doing a basic search for community tech sites.

I do wonder what was going on with the downtime leading up to the announcement of the forum closure.  As I recall it, the forums were down for the weekend and then the closure was announced within a day or two after it came back online?  Seems odd.  I could concoct a narrative but it'd be even more speculative than my statement above.

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Sadly it was known before the forums crash that TT was going to shut down the site, we were just holding our breath they would allow us to purchase the domain/data, but that was obviously futile.  I'm just glad they decided not to do it early and fixed whatever caused that down time. 

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Hi everybody.

Didn't expect to see the forum dead already at morning of the 31 😞

Glad that there is a replacement, and that the archival efforts made by everybody.

Here's to hoping that we can call this our new home.

 

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1 hour ago, Custom90gt said:

In the end, TechTarget didn't care at all what our moderator team thought or wanted.  Even just posting links to all those other places was a slap in the face for maintaining their forums. 

It would be one thing if they pointed towards a location that actually made sense. LTT does a lot of good in the pc space but never really earned the credo for laptops, same goes for reddit and/or Tom's hardware.

 

There is(was) only one place for that, it is(was) nbr! 😞

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Hello everybody. I signed up the other day and thought it was time to show myself.

It is incredibly tragic what TT did. And then rubbing it in by refusing to mention the migration sites created by members. As pointed out by Katalin, Charles had specifically asked for them to show those links, and this request was ignored too -- along with all his other requests.

You should all know that TT was ready to shut NBR down already a few years ago, but Charles persuaded them to keep the lights on, although they made clear they wouldn't spend a dime or a minute supporting it. You could say that, until today, they kept both promises 🙄

I don't know what will happen with the domain. I am sure several potential buyers are watching it.

Anyways, excellent work being done here. I much look forward to checking the outcome of the archiving project.

 

 

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Joined up here, sad to see NBR go. It's been a weekly if not daily visit for me since 2006! But I'm glad to see the information continues to be shared freely here and (oddly) a few other forums. I haven't joined elsewhere but will admit to lurking haha

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