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El Reg in SHOCK email address BLUNDER

Between 8:58 and 10:20 BST this morning we sent an email to 3,521 of you that contained the names and email addresses of 46,524 of our readers. Obviously, this was an error. The two-stage send process that is the norm for all of our mailers was over-looked because someone was in a hurry. We would like to offer our genuine and …
Team Register, 24 Oct 2011
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Twitter update: @regsecurity – The Reg bags imposter

After a flurry of activity, we have gained control of @elreg, a Twitter fan feed with about 5,000 followers. Thank you, Adam Wood, for looking after that for us. We have also gained @theregister and @regsecurity after filing trademark abuse reports with Twitter. Thank you, Twitter. @theregister was a moribund RSS-to-Twitter feed …
Drew Cullen, 10 Oct 2011
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Hey Commentards! [This title is optional]

Site news Yesterday, we added three new features for Reg commentards. The most obvious - and many of you spotted this already - is that commenters no longer have to write a title to accompany their post. We like headlines but many of you don't, so this is our gift to you. We have introduced a new sorting option - now can you arrange by …
Drew Cullen, 9 Sep 2011
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The Reg dips toe into social media ocean

Today, The Register's official Twitter account!/regvulture reached 5,000 followers. OK, so no biggie and never let anyone say that we are pioneers in such things. But in mitigation we are quite a big website with thousands of active commentards, albeit mostly of the anti-social media kind. Any ways, in …
Drew Cullen, 8 Sep 2011
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DNS hijack hits The Register: All well

Update On early Sunday evening, UK time, The DNS records of many websites, including those of The Register and The Telegraph, were hijacked and redirected to a third party webpage controlled by Turkish hackers. The Register's website was not breached. And as far as we can tell there was no attempt to penetrate our systems. But we shut …
Drew Cullen, 5 Sep 2011
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A Farewell to Oates: Adios, El Reg

A quick note to say goodbye. Today is my last day at the Reg having written almost 5,000 stories, and edited thousands more. I started in 2004 as one of three reporters in a small, grubby office in Brixton, south London. I leave a multi-tentacled organ with offices on Leicester Square, in San Francisco, New York and Sydney - and …
John Oates, 26 Aug 2011
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Moderatrix kisses the Reg goodbye

In news sure to send the massed ranks of Reg commentards running for the tissue box for the other reason, the Moderatrix is packing up her paddles and departing for dungeons new. Yes, I shall be leaving you all to fight amongst yourselves after the best part of four years at the well of IT shoutpouring. It's been an education, …
Sarah Bee, 30 Jun 2011
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Reg Hardware launches review looker-upper

Site News You asked for a more accessible read-out of the reviews published by Reg Hardware - and you've now got it. Reg Hardware now sports a dedicated Reviews section. Take a look and you'll see we've pulled out the six most recent reviews in each of our product channels, complete with roll-over pop-ups giving you our verdict. Just …
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James Sherwood 1983-2011

Former Reg Hardware reporter James Sherwood died this weekend after suffering an epileptic seizure during his sleep. He was 28. James joined El Reg in 2007, returning to journalism - he had been a reporter on Computer Reseller News - after a foray to the Dark Side as PR manager for networking distributor Zycko. But his passion …
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Calling all commentards: Want some new icons?

We at the El Reg Central Overseeing Commentard Soviet are considering whether to expand the available spread of comments icons to include some news images - the better for you, our beloved readers, to express yourselves with wit and elegance. Our existing comments icons If you reckon we need some fresh images to add to the …
Lester Haines, 20 Apr 2011
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The Register and Australia-New Zealand

As some of you have already noticed, in the last few weeks The Reg has been running more locally-sourced stories in Australia-New Zealand. Our plans here are still in soft launch mode, but we think it's appropriate (possibly even overdue) that we give local readers a head up about them now. For quite a few years now The Register …
John Lettice, 28 Feb 2011
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On Wednesday, 6 October, we reported that a Wikipedia admin, RodHullandEmu, had added erroneous information to the Wikipedia entry on Norman Wisdom. In a revised version of the story we reported that RodHullandEmu had not added the erroneous information, but had "preserved" it. We accept that both of these statements are …
Team Register, 11 Oct 2010
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The Register comment guidelines 2010

1. Firstly and perhaps most importantly: Moderation is at our discretion. We publish what we feel is fit for publication. We accept the vast majority of all comments posted, and we try to be broad-minded and consistent - but in the end if we don't want it published on our site, it doesn't go up. Correspondence will rarely be …
Sarah Bee, 19 Jul 2010
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Site news: Track this forum

This week we introduced "Track this Forum", a membership feature for commentards and lurkers on El Reg and reghardware forums. Take this example: See the grey star? See "Track this forum"? Click the link and log-in to El Reg forums, if you haven't done …
Drew Cullen, 27 May 2010
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Register Hardware redesigns for a shiny 2009

LONDON December 22, 2008 Register Hardware ( has launched its redesigned website, just in time for a bright and bouncy 2009. The makeover sees the consumer technology website adopt a shiny black livery and a visual design that emphasises the prominent role that hardware reviews now play in the publication …
Team Register, 22 Dec 2008
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The Register reaches more tech professionals than ever

Press release London, UK, July 31 The Register has marked its tenth year as the UK's top tech and science news website by publishing its best readership figures yet. An ABCe audit for April 2008 shows traffic to The Register continues to grow. Unique users hit 5.3 million, up 13 per cent year on year, while page impressions were 34.6 million …
Team Register, 31 Jul 2008

Your Privacy and The Register

The Register is owned and operated by Situation Publishing Limited Situation Publishing Limited Unit 1 Portland Street Trading Estate 14 Portland Street Southport PR8 1LJ The Register strongly believes in the importance of keeping readers' personal information personal. It will never use your information for any use …
Team Register, 24 Jan 2003
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Get your Reg logos here

In response to the many requests we receive for Reg vulture logos, we're pleased to offer the following set of gifs: 150x150 black logo 150x150 red logo 100x100 black logo 100x100 red logo 50x50 black logo 50x50 red logo
Team Register, 15 Oct 2002