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Windows 7: Some important questions for the more experienced members...

24 Nov 2011   #21
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

For the newer people that have no suggestions and are guessing when posting it might be better to make a post here.> More help requested [3]

If your first post in a thread is going to be reinstall Windows it is probably best not to post anything but try to get additional help at the above link.
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24 Nov 2011   #22
rubyrubyroo

MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit (Family Pack Lic.) Upgrade
 
 

touché
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24 Nov 2011   #23
pincushion

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Athene View Post
I have also noticed the kind of behaviour you have described, pincushion. In one case, although I had made sure to include all my system specs and describe my issue in a clear and precise manner, a highly repped member chewed off my head; because I was a total newbie, and because he had so many pips, I didn't dare notify the mods about it (a mistake on my part, by the way) and left the forum for a few weeks as a result; and when I came back, I discovered that he had been banned; so good work there from the mods/admins.
Sometimes I find that things do get a bit raunchy in the Chillout Room, but then it's the Chillout Room ;-)


In addition, I think it's important to take a forum break for a few days every now and then, otherwise one can get too immersed in the forum activities and end up brooding oneself into a sort of depression or even burnout.
If I lived in Switzerland I don't think my computer would get used much.
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24 Nov 2011   #24
flemur13013

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
1. Has anyone else noticed this behavior and felt as I do?
2. What is the best way to tell a higher rep person in a respectful manner that he/she has said something that could be considered rude?
1 - Not really, but maybe just because the political forums & blogs are so nasty.
2 - I'd just ignore it.
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24 Nov 2011   #25
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You can always use the "report" function to bring an offending post to the Moderators attention...
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24 Nov 2011   #26
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
You can always use the "report" function to bring an offending post to the Moderators attention...
and hope the moderators take the time to read the full context of the post and know the difference between true rudeness and preciousness. Members who enjoy providing free and valuable advice can be offended as well by unjustified reprimands.
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24 Nov 2011   #27
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
You can always use the "report" function to bring an offending post to the Moderators attention...
and hope the moderators take the time to read the full context of the post and know the difference between true rudeness and preciousness. Members who enjoy providing free and valuable advice can be offended as well by unjustified reprimands.
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24 Nov 2011   #28
westom

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
I think it is important to be respectful to others at all times, whether it is in a face to face conversation or on an online forum.

You are assuming your posts are somehow you. They are not. Once you post it, the idea lives on its own merits. If a post is nonsense, that says nothing about you. A post lives or dies on its own merits.

Insulting is to challenge a post without the always required reasons why. Those underlying reasons why must be provided. The criticism is not about you. To say you are dumb is insulting because that is irrelevant to a question or topic. To say an idea is stupid and to also say why is the greatest respect, for you, that one can provide. They bothered to also provide what is most relevant and what you most need. The reasons behind a challenge. Technical discussions also mean numeric answers; not just subjective claims.

Never assume a topic/problem is connected to you. Should you post something that makes no sense, then your best friends will tear it apart. Show all why it makes no sense. That is why the reply exists. Not just for your benefit. So that all can learn.

Posts are, in essence, trial balloons to learn what is and is not. Replies need not worry about how another might interpret it. Assumptions or feelings have no place in any technical discussion. Replies should go after the topic/problem with zest. But if challenged without the always required reasons why, then that challenge is insulting to everyone. Best replies always include the underlying facts that say why.

For example, many are so misinformed as to believe power cycling a light bulb causes bulb failure. That does not say they are dumb. Nothing in that sentence insults anyone. The sentence defines a popular error. The myth is not based in science. A best reply will also say why power cycling is not harmful to an incandescent bulb. Unfortunately, some routinely take insult because they posted a bogus 'light bulb' claim. Nonsense. The post lives on its own merits. And gets challenged because of how and why that myth exists. A reply that said why that myth is bogus (with numbers) is the best of all replies. The author is mistaken (too emotional) if that ‘ripped apart’ post is somehow commentary about him.
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24 Nov 2011   #29
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

In a heated discussion passions can run high resulting sometimes in a throwaway comment that can be interepreted as insulting or insensitive.

No one is immune from a hurtful comment or a home truth, but I think it's imperative to remember that generally speaking we are arguing about the subject matter and not with the individual.

I've had several instances whereby a comment of mine has been flagged as plain wrong. I don't take offence at the correction, but take time to remember it and thank the poster who corrected it.

In essence, I wasn't being corrected, but the information I posted was.
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24 Nov 2011   #30
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
In a heated discussion passions can run high resulting sometimes in a throwaway comment that can be interepreted as insulting or insensitive.

No one is immune from a hurtful comment or a home truth, but I think it's imperative to remember that generally speaking we are arguing about the subject matter and not with the individual.

I've had several instances whereby a comment of mine has been flagged as plain wrong. I don't take offence at the correction, but take time to remember it and thank the poster who corrected it.

In essence, I wasn't being corrected, but the information I posted was.
+1 many times I have posted the wrong information, never has any member belittled me ,just gently pointed me to the right information.this forum is the best on the Internet for information regarding all versions of Windows as such you can expect to come across rude posters but the members here will PM you ,ask if you are OK ,need help or whatever they really look after you , The Mods and Admins do an excellent job of weeding out the undesirable element that frequent other forums on the 'net I really love this community here
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