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Tom W has flown from the nest

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Steven P.    13,920

During the early hours of this morning, Tom's new site winrumors.com went live.

It was a bit unexpected, because we were still in discussions on how we would approach this, and what Tom's role (if any) would be on Neowin after this change. Tom has been here with us since the beginning and has helped Neowin develop into what it is today, he also played a huge role in making Neowin "all original" content, with no more copy/pasting syndication and us paying staff for the first time in our history for news content.

There are a few reasons for this move, Tom feels that he wants something to call his own, and despite us doing what we could, like paying for content/trips to events and the Administrator position, this wasn't satisfying enough, and as co-founder I can totally relate to this. Some people are happy to be part of Neowin, while others feel they can do a better job going at it alone.

So with that we have agreed the following, removal from the Administrator group, and instead placed in the Partner group (like Julio from TechSpot), he retains News Reporter permissions, to post non-Microsoft news here on Neowin, but no longer has a role in the operations of the site.

I hope we can all wish Tom the best, and Neowin will of course support his website and cite it wherever possible.

Tom will cover TechEd/CES 2011 as planned for Neowin.

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Rob    20

All the best Tom! :) It's like Ryan Block and Engadget>gdgt - time to fly the nest and try something new :)

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Tailwind    329

Best of luck Tom!

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+Frank B.    7,151

Good luck, Tom W. The new site looks promising; here's hoping it'll become as successful as Neowin.

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yeoo_andy_ni    34

Oh wow, unexpected. New site looks great.

Good luck with everything!

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Tekkerson    65

I get that Tom can't post microsoft news on Neowin. Does that mean you guys will get all future Microsoft news from his site? Since posting your own Microsoft news would compete with his site. Unless he doesn't mind or something... How's that going to work Neobond? Just curious.

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+Elliot B.    1,556

His new site is lovely, but there doesn't appear to be much rumor-based news on there, just general Windows etc. news :p

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Steven P.    13,920

I get that Tom can't post microsoft news on Neowin. Does that mean you guys will get all future Microsoft news from his site? Since posting your own Microsoft news would compete with his site. Unless he doesn't mind or something... How's that going to work Neobond? Just curious.

Well we also get Microsoft news from Engadget, Ars Technica.. so really it will just be another source. Plus Tom isn't the only news guy that has all the MS gems ;)

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Barney T.    2,332

Sorry to see you go, Tom! Your site looks great! The very best to you as you pursue your new dream! (Y)

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tomwarren    68

His new site is lovely, but there doesn't appear to be much rumor-based news on there, just general Windows etc. news :p

heh it's going to be a mix of news/rumors as per the title of the site :p

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Buendia    33

Good luck? :yes:

I added your website to bookmarks.

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Vice    1,593

heh it's going to be a mix of news/rumors as per the title of the site :p

No forum? :cry:

I wanna sign up and discuss the latest rumors in a forum!

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QuietStorm21A    1

Good Luck Tom on your new site!

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+Human.Online    8,450

Sorry to see a high profile member go, but hey good luck with your new site :)

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Richard Hammond    119

Tom who?

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Emil Valsson    13

Congrats on the new site and good luck. Needless to say though, a forum will drive more people to your site.

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metal_dragen    30

Good luck on the new venture Tom!

I'm honestly surprised it's really taken this long to get a dedicated Windows rumors site on the internet. Mac/Apple ones have been a dime a dozen for years, but Windows rumors seem to just mix in with general tech and industry news at most sites, if they are even published.

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Shaun N.    569

Tom who?

+1 - I mean, I agree with this.

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game_over    801

Meanwhile_in_Australia0-size-600x0.jpg

laugh.gif only joking.. all the best with the new site.

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Shaun N.    569

laugh.gif only joking.. all the best with the new site.

fail. 3rd time lucky eh?

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Colin-uk    135

No forum? :cry:

I wanna sign up and discuss the latest rumors in a forum!

do it here! :p

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christb    12

good luck Tom.

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jbrooksuk    1

Good luck :)

Lovely new site.

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Rudy    457

Good luck Tom!

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Pupik    452

Today is a "talk about yourself in third person" day, or what?

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