We've been working hard behind the scenes at CNET.com.au to implement some new community-based features, which we hope will benefit all members.
Through this photo gallery we'll show you 13 examples of what's on offer: giveaways and competitions, getting your tech questions answered in our forums, uploading your own avatar, selecting your interests for a customised homepage and RSS feed, subscribing to free e-mail newsletters, adding contacts, sending messages to other CNET.com.au members, creating wishlists, and much more.
There's a new login box on the top right of each page. If you're not already a member, you can easily join CNET.com.au here. Once you enter your e-mail and password, the log in box changes to your personal dashboard, giving you quick access to all of the community features.
Next in the "Edit profile" area you can select My Interests. These categories will form the basis of your personalised My CNET page and your very own RSS feed. Opt-in for our daily, weekly or monthly e-mail newsletters and we'll send you updates with our most popular stories -- choose as many as you'd like to receive.
My CNET is your customised homepage to bookmark if you only want to see the content that you've ticked in My Interests. Clicking the orange RSS icon in the navigation bar produces a news feed containing these stories.
Through My Products you can create your "Want it" wishlist to e-mail to friends and family if you need to send a not-so-subtle hints for presents. You can also create a "Got it" list for the tech gadgets you already own and want to track on our site.
The Comments page lists all the comments you've made on CNET.com.au when you've been logged in -- use this section to quickly access your forum posts, user opinion or any talkback you've left on CNET.com.au and to see if anyone has replied.
Search for other users on CNET.com.au who you've found to be helpful or share similar interests. You can also use this page to send them private messages.
Private messaging allows you to contact other CNET.com.au members.
Member can also post to our new Forums. We'll endeavour to answer any question posted to Ask Us and we'll take note of all suggestions left in Site Feedback. You can also enter Competitions and giveaways -- click the "Forum" tab at the top of any CNET.com.au page to return here. You can also see the latest Ask Us response we've made from the top-left of the homepage.