backtop


Print 44 comment(s) - last by Pirks.. on Apr 12 at 12:53 PM


The front page of EggXpert.com
EggXpert is the new official forum area for Newegg

Online retailer of computer hardware and accessories Newegg.com is putting its latest venture square in the hands of the PC enthusiast community. Earlier this month, Newegg quietly launched its own community site called EggXpert.com with a forums section and blogs for its users.

Currently in an open beta stage, EggXpert describes itself as “an extensive and easy-to-use online tech community designed specifically for PC & consumer electronics enthusiasts like yourself.” Users can interact with each other via online forums, blogs and regular interactive events.

EggXpert likely realizes that a good portion of Newegg customers are PC do-it-yourself types, and have opened a forum dedicated to the DIY crowd and even overclockers. Appropriately, situated right below the overclockers’ area is a forum dedicated to helping with hardware troubles.

Unlike many other hardware enthusiast forums on the Internet, EggXpert does not have an area dedicated for its members to buy, sell and trade their computer goods. In place of a traditional marketplace section are forums where users can discuss and inform each other of hot deals, even if they aren’t products from Newegg.com

Since the site’s launch in early April, the forum has amassed over 5,500 members who have contributed to 2,444 threads and 3,674 posts.



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

Yea but what if...
By Marlin1975 on 4/10/2007 10:07:44 AM , Rating: 1
you write something newegg does not like, are they going to edit it? So many of the "reviews" have been edited its hard to know what is real and not.
Or what if I put newegg down like UPS sucks, or newegg did this, etc... will that be edited like the "reviews"?




RE: Yea but what if...
By VooDooAddict on 4/10/2007 10:32:39 AM , Rating: 3
That's my concern. I'd hate to spend the time writing a review or a tech How-To only to have newegg edit it out.

I wouldn't be suprising if flames directly against newegg were edited/deleted/closed ... but my concern is more over balanced reviews/comparisons that might not bring out newegg products on top. Or discussions about newegg house brands.


RE: Yea but what if...
By Sahrin on 4/10/2007 11:03:27 AM , Rating: 2
The only "censorship" I see in reviews is related to prices, which are censored because prices are dynamic (change on a daily basis); or to keep another products' name from being run through the mud (if you are reviewing X, you don't really need to mention product Y). While the second kind of censorship isn't great, I don't really mind given the level of honesty they allow about the product itself.


RE: Yea but what if...
By Oregonian2 on 4/11/2007 1:41:06 PM , Rating: 2
I've made around a dozen or so reviews on newegg.com and they've all shown up exactly the way I posted them. That said, their web software editor doesn't allow postings that contain certain things and forces you, the poster, to edit them out -- so they don't do editting (in my experience) so much as force you to do it. Doesn't like prices being posted and at least names of selected competitors. Seem to recall it not allowing my reference to Fry's. Don't think I tried doing a "F - R - Y postrowfee ESS" or the like.

I like ordering from them. Had only one problem with them when a $10 item that should have been a new item was very obviously a "previously owned" item (box open, cable connected that shouldn't have been, etc). Worked fine mind you, but it should have been new.


RE: Yea but what if...
By fbrdphreak on 4/10/2007 1:47:52 PM , Rating: 3
My gut says that NewEgg knows enough about this game by now that they won't do anything so suicidal. They monitor AT forums and probably others for CSat issues, they should know that censoring their own reviews or forums will kill their online credibility overnight.


"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton











botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki