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Old 17th January 2006, 15:44   #1
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TBHP has members who are employed in overdrive etc.,(I wont mention any names due to privacy concerns). But there will be some working in Auto Journalism field who dont mind disclosing the fact. So c'mon guys, who among you are with the Auto Mags(or rags), and dont mind admitting.
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Old 17th January 2006, 17:55   #2
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TSK,

There are a TON of journalists visiting Team-BHP on an everday basis. Forget that, there are also numerous car manufacturers etc. who are our regular visitors.

Havent you noticed how many stories in these magazines are influenced by us? Total cost of ownership, Optra 1.6 vs NHC, the Bose suspension story, what garage for 5 crores etc.

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Old 17th January 2006, 18:01   #3
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well .. we not only have journalists but photographers visiting our site ...
we have people of varied range of proffessions here at this site ,.. and thats what makes this site very very unique ..
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Well it wont be fun if the names will be revealed.. its good to know that people r watching us!!
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Old 17th January 2006, 22:35   #5
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I know one, and I know the story that followed his PM...but I'm not tellin!
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TBHP has members who are employed in overdrive etc.,(I wont mention any names due to privacy concerns). But there will be some working in Auto Journalism field who dont mind disclosing the fact. So c'mon guys, who among you are with the Auto Mags(or rags), and dont mind admitting.
ohh yeah had no clue about that man!...awesome...this is already the most sought after automobile discussion forum...n quality is premium...great to know some best brains fuelling its growth....
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after being on team bhp for some time most auto journalists sound so dumb to me there are a few that i really respect but other ones are so pathetic.
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Old 18th January 2006, 10:46   #8
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I know one too. But am not revealing. He was in delhi for Auto Expo, but we couldn't meet :d
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I think if the journalist's on our site wanted to be known, they would have made themselves public by now. Starting a thread asking them to reveal themselves is really not going to get them to do that.
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Ok. Here is a technique to reveal the name of the Auto Journo:

OverDrive sucks
Autocar sucks
TopGear sucks


So the angry man replying would be the one!.. ha ha
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Old 18th January 2006, 13:51   #11
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I doubt they will bite. People get worked up on false allegations, nobody is going to be angry at truth
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If we have an angry amn replying, its gonna be from Overdrive......


I dont mind Topgear, at least the non-indian articles......LOL
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Speaking of overdrive, have you read the Jan edition. They have been harping about the made in india tag. The best auto magazine, not by Brits etc., but by Indians LOL
No doubt taking a dig at TopGear/autocar/Car.
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after being on team bhp for some time most auto journalists sound so dumb to me there are a few that i really respect but other ones are so pathetic.
haha. I agree on that. Being an automotive engineer myself, I have found a few auto journalist speaking crap. Don't want to mention anyones name though.
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Ok. Here is a technique to reveal the name of the Auto Journo:

OverDrive sucks
Autocar sucks
TopGear sucks

So the angry man replying would be the one!.. ha ha
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I doubt they will bite. People get worked up on false allegations, nobody is going to be angry at truth
LMAO!

Finally people who agree with me that the auto magazines suck!
wait that should be in cap coz they SUCK!
Coming back to the topic, I highly doubt anyone will name themselves here, maybe if they wanted to be lynched they would!

The auto journalism scene can be summed up by this quote from Scott Adam's (the writer and creator of dilbert) :
"Reporters are faced with the daily choice of painstakingly researching stories or writing whatever people tell them. Both approaches pay the same"
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