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February Contest Details: All about High Quality

5d ago ... We're into our second month and we're going to do something a bit different. There have always been contests for the top spots, whether it be comments, submissions or management, but they've always turned into a blood bath. This weekend alone, we saw more than 250 submissions on our tiny little website with many of them being mediocre posts, sad to say. I'm going to switch it up a bit and se...

January Contest Winners

11d ago ... Now that we're into the new year, our first contest is over with and I must say, it's gotten pretty intense! It's nice to see our discussions so active for once. With that being said, let's get right into the winners for this round. ===Top Contributors=== 1st) Stringerbell - $100 2nd) sonicwrecks - $75 3rd) techgeeker - $50 ===Top Commenter=== 1st) RetrospectRealm - $60 2nd...

December Contest Winners

30d ago ... As I was out of the country for some time, I didn't get around to doing this earlier, but here are the winners of last month's contest! http://techspy.com/user/blogpost/speed-racer/536953 Top Contributors 1) micx 2) Stringerbell 3) sonicwrecks Top Managers 1) ZoyosJD 2) sonicwrecks 3) Stringerbell All winners will be messaged via PM for further details regarding the collect...

January Contest Details

39d ago ... It's the start of a new year, and we're getting right back into the game with our monthly contest! --TOP CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST-- Submit news and get a top 3 News ranking and you can win up to $100. The News Bonus score will be subtracted from the news score this month to determine final score, so that it is fair and not controlled by rigging the heat scores. 1) $100 2) $75 3) $50 No...

TechSpy Rules & Culture: SW's Additional Tips

46d ago ... Firstly for users old and new if you've not done already please make sure you've read Speed Racer's blog "TechSpy Rules & Culture" which can be found here: http://techspy.com/user/blogpost/speed-racer/537022 Earlier I started writing a bit of an additional section about common issues i'm sure many have been seeing. However it kind of grew into a little bit more than an 'oh by the way.....

TechSpy rules and culture

47d ago ... It's that time of year again when I have to blog about some of the more commonly misunderstood rules. Over the past year, I've seen a lot of cases where users make arguments based on rules that don't exist. 1) ====Story Format==== Title - Must be the same as the original story (minus words such such as BREAKING, EXCLUSIVE, etc.) Also it would be nice if you removed the exclamation points...

Let's welcome Sonicwrecks as our new Moderator!

54d ago ... So as some of you may have suspected by now, sonicwrecks has been quietly stepped up to the ranks of mod! As many of you know, I sometimes get too tied up with non-TechSpy related stuff and felt it was time to bring on someone else to the team. After months of looking on, I felt that sonic was really one of the best choices for his knowledge of how things work around here and consistency....

December Contest Details

64d ago ... Well, November has been a crazy month, right? As usual, I am late with the contest details but I am hoping to get my timeliness matters sorted out before the end of the year. We will be back to the traditional contest this month, balancing both submissions and management. --TOP CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST-- Submit news and get a top 3 News ranking and you can win up to $100. The News Bonus s...

November Contest Winners

70d ago ... I think this has to be one of the most awaited posts in TechSpy history? Oh nah?... ok :( Anyway, can't believe it's already December! So we're sharing out the presents early! I think most of you know a PS4 500GB bundle is to be given away. The good news is that we've come up with a winner! The slightly bad news is that the Uncharted and Destiny bundle is not available any more for purch...

TechSpy V2 Open Beta

76d ago ... Posted on behalf of Dusty, our Network Admin. == It’s been a while now since we last had a major update to the site, 5 years to be exact. We are finally ready to push the next site update and we are aiming for a launch mid December. Before that we need some help with breaking stuff so we are opening up beta versions of all 5 newsboiler sites today so that we can do some stress testing an...

Disturbing Trend On TechSpy

81d ago ... Hello guys, There's been a disturbing trend on TechSpy I'd wish we could all join hands to tackle and overcome. We are pretty aware that TechSpy depends on contributors to manage its pending section. It appears Speed-Racer has been busy reason being why most articles submitted get failed. I think if we could put in an effort to submit articles, we can equally put in a little extra-effo...

November Contest Details

102d ago ... Woah, woah! An on time blog contest? Looks like it! As some of you may have seen, there was no October contest, so we are going to be rolling the funds from then into this month. The winners of our September contest will also be detailed today via another Blog Post (even though they have been paid already). --MVP CONTEST-- We're looking for an all-rounder here. The winner will receive...

My Best and Worst in Tech: The Laptop Conundrum

134d ago ... As a consumer my relationship with the PC in this case the laptop, has been a mixed bag of sorts. I've always viewed the whole ownership of a laptop in the same light as having a dog. Some of us get a really great machine, it loves us and we in turn love it. Of course the unlucky ones get a computer that ignores you, humps your leg, and in the end you curse the day you ever let it step foot int...

Spiewie: My Best and Worst in Tech

134d ago ... Written by Spiewie as he is having technical difficulties submitting. ========== Waking up at 05:30 in the morning to catch a flight. What makes me get up ? A swift turn to my trusty Nexus 5 and a quick activation of my morning playlist, there I am out of bed all jolly ready for my journey. Stepping into the car with a dreadful 2 hour journey ahead packed and ready to go. What am I forgetti...

My Best and Worst in Tech: Programming

136d ago ... Whenever I consider my triumphs and failures involving technology one thing always comes to mind: Programming. From leaving the impression of a keyboard on my forehead to waking the neighbors at 2:30 in the morning upon a working solution, coding has emotionally put me through my paces. I feel that the sentiment must be felt amongst plenty others in the community. The capabilities of hardwar...

You won't read this blog

139d ago ... Let's talk. 1) Approvals - I'm not sure if I gave everyone the bad habit by thinking I should approve everything but it's really important that everyone approve posts from time to time or else stories will end up staying in the pending section and auto failing after some time. I do realize that competitiveness between websites is the number one problem for the lack of participation, but if n...

September Contest Details

159d ago ... Late again, I know :( This month I'm putting a lot of money in the contributors pot of gold, and including a quick blog contest to hear from you guys about your experience with tech! --TOP CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST-- Submit news and get a top 3 News ranking and you can win up to $150. The News Bonus score will be subtracted from the news score this month to determine final score, so that it is...

August Contest Winners

161d ago ... Hey guys and cuties, here are the winners of the August contest! --TOP CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST-- 1) Stringerbell - 28810 points 2) sonicwrecks - 24270 points 3) dota2champion - 12980 points --MOST VALUABLE COMMENT COMPETITION (w/100 point comment score minimum to qualify)-- 1) 1nsomniac - http://techspy.com/news/1770518/australian-whistleblower-leaks-top-secret-report-to-4chan-users...

What submissions do/don't perform well

180d ago ... I've always battled to figure out what type of content best fits TechSpy. The policy across NewsBoiler is that admins and mods should try their best not to step in and filter topics based on personal preferences, but here are some topics you should generally avoid. - Science - Unless it's directly related to tech, generally science topics may not do well because you know, it's not tech. Ther...

July Contest Winners

180d ago ... Oh my gawd, you guise must be so angry right now that this contest came in so late. Between TechSpy server woes and my Internet being buggy, I've finally been able to do this. I am glad most of you still tried your best even with our very shaky July month and being unable to properly submit or manage. Hat tips to that. --TOP CONTRIBUTOR CONTEST-- 1) Stringerbell- 27670 points 2)...
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