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Windows 7: The ultimate parochialism

16 Dec 2010   #1
whs

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The ultimate parochialism

Yesterday I was bored and signed on to a forum where I am a member but had not been in a long time. One OP had a problem for which we have the solution in a tutorial. So I tried to link the tut in my answer. But the link was automatically destroyed by them inserting >>Spam<< into the middle of the link which made the link useless. Even when I wanted to spell out our forum name in plain text they replaced it by >>Spam<<.

I think this is the ultimate ignorance. I know some forums (including our own) are a bit touchy when it comes to using tutorials from other sources when there is an adequate tutorial on the same subject available. But this experience is too much.

I would think it would be to the advantage of all if the technical forums worked together and that a free exchange of knowledge would be to the benefit of all users. But it looks more like some build the wall of China around their patch - which is too bad.

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16 Dec 2010   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post

I would think it would be to the advantage of all if the technical forums worked together and that a free exchange of knowledge would be to the benefit of all users. But it looks more like some build the wall of China around their patch - which is too bad.
whs, I think the greatest threat would be if the members of these other forums found this one , They would leave their old forums in droves and join us
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16 Dec 2010   #3
whs

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post

I would think it would be to the advantage of all if the technical forums worked together and that a free exchange of knowledge would be to the benefit of all users. But it looks more like some build the wall of China around their patch - which is too bad.
whs, I think the greatest threat would be if the members of these other forums found this one , They would leave their old forums in droves and join us
I am not so sure. I have been on a dozen forums and most are very decent. Some have more, some have less activity. But you get help in all of them. There are also always some very knowlegeble people on each forum. And I think that is the beauty of the thing, different approaches at different sites make it interesting.
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16 Dec 2010   #4

 
 

One thing that has gone unnoticed is that, even though most forums are helpful, only SevenForums has pebbly.
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17 Dec 2010   #5

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spinifex View Post
One thing that has gone unnoticed is that, even though most forums are helpful, only SevenForums has pebbly.
Well thank you so much spinifex
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18 Dec 2010   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pebbly View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spinifex View Post
One thing that has gone unnoticed is that, even though most forums are helpful, only SevenForums has pebbly.
Well thank you so much spinifex
Sorry if i made you blush, young lady. That was not my intention.
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18 Dec 2010   #7

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I think if you were to link to a product or a paid site they might have a legitimate gripe. Helping their members with a problem they apparently can't solve should be appreciated.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spinifex View Post
Sorry if i made you blush, young lady. That was not my intention.
Sally must have just come into the room.
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18 Dec 2010   #8

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In my humble opinion this forum is a gem in a field of stones and it's as much about it's members and administration as anything !
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19 Dec 2010   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
I think if you were to link to a product or a paid site they might have a legitimate gripe. Helping their members with a problem they apparently can't solve should be appreciated.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by spinifex View Post
Sorry if i made you blush, young lady. That was not my intention.
Sally must have just come into the room.
I'm pleading the 5th amendment as you guys say.
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19 Dec 2010   #10

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I saw you on "that" forum whs, there are 2 ways around this problem ... put the tutorial in quotes when you reply or spell out our name as s e v e n f o r u m s . c o m .... this will get around their spam filter .. and yes, I agree, its very annoying..
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