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Windows 7: What's up with the Newbies these days

16 Oct 2009   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
What's up with the Newbies these days

Hi all.

We ALL are quite willing to spend time and effort helping people but just recently we seem to be getting a load of the most BASIC questions from people who have only made 1 or 2 posts -- for example "My Computer won't start" or "I'm on My Dad's machine - how do I fix the UAC to allow me to use restricted sites" (thankfully that post was locked).

Could I suggest ALL new users do the following (after all we ALL started from somewhere and in those days we didn't have the myriad of tools that are available today to fix machines etc).

1) PLEASE READ THE FORUM RULES -- there's been a lot of people requesting downloads of W7 RTM (or other builds) from "Alternative sources".

2) A little bit of ELEMENTARY GOOGLING will solve a lot of problems first.

That way we can all enjoy and benefit from this great forum without having to wade through tons of stuff that doesn't really need to be posted in the first place.

Cheers
jimbo
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16 Oct 2009   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

In my oppinion 90% of all computer problems could be solved by 1. googling, 2. looking at the program's options.
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16 Oct 2009   #3
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Jim, the newbs dont want to have to be bothered with such mundane things as google or forum rules... they want their issue resolved and they want you to do it ... now damnit! All kidding aside, that is the attitude of most of the new users... They have an issue that so overwhelms them, that they forget the most obvious avenues of their solution... Its our cross to bear ... just dont get lost in the bozone ...
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16 Oct 2009   #4
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Without newbs posting here, we would be bored! Think about that.
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16 Oct 2009   #5
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all.

We ALL are quite willing to spend time and effort helping people but just recently we seem to be getting a load of the most BASIC questions from people who have only made 1 or 2 posts -- for example "My Computer won't start" or "I'm on My Dad's machine - how do I fix the UAC to allow me to use restricted sites" (thankfully that post was locked).

Could I suggest ALL new users do the following (after all we ALL started from somewhere and in those days we didn't have the myriad of tools that are available today to fix machines etc).

1) PLEASE READ THE FORUM RULES -- there's been a lot of people requesting downloads of W7 RTM (or other builds) from "Alternative sources".

2) A little bit of ELEMENTARY GOOGLING will solve a lot of problems first.

That way we can all enjoy and benefit from this great forum without having to wade through tons of stuff that doesn't really need to be posted in the first place.

Cheers
jimbo
We'll never get away from that.

I like the suggestion though, Standard Reply #1 PLEASE READ THE FORUM RULES and #2 The basics ELEMENTARY GOOGLING

They need to get educated somewhere, a few will learn from these two replies, most won't.
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16 Oct 2009   #6
brummyfan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Hi Jim, I fully understand your concerns but the new members do panic and get frustrated with themselves when they encounter any problems may be because of several reasons. They may be a 13 yr old trying to repair messed up laptop before Dad comes home from outstation, may be an elderly person who got frustrated with all these jargons.
I know it is painful for you guys who have worked in this field for a long time to explain everything from very basic and obvious to newbies.
All you can do is, to be patient and help them as possible as you can.
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16 Oct 2009   #7
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I have been here for months and I'm still asking basic questions. I sometimes think it's easier to just ask here if I have already "googled" and still can't find the answer.

I have helped people too. I think it's great to be able to have a place you can get help and also help the "newbies"
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16 Oct 2009   #8
Martin

7 Ultimate x64 RTM 7600.16385
 
 

people is just lazy, I include myself. I dont mind people asking over and over again, but what I hate is, gettin problem solved and going away, no more post, no most active member.

Is bad I say this, cuz I dont post a lot on forum, which I like to read
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16 Oct 2009   #9
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

People sure is lazy
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16 Oct 2009   #10
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

It's easy, if you don't feel like answering a question, move on to the next question or just don't reply. I think you're just exhausted with the amount of replies you make. Just take a break if you feel like it's too much.

For myself, i have asked heaps and that's cos i'm new to this virtualisation thingie. I think Kari hates me cos of the dual monitor issues but hey don't be haten Kari...it's just the interweb.

I'm now about to finish my virtualisation journey so where to next?
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