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Windows 7: Filling Out "My System Specs"


20 Jun 2009   #1

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
Filling Out "My System Specs"

Anyone got an idea on how to get more people to fill out system specs? I sm getting carpal tunnel from typing the same thing again and again and...

Ken

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20 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I think a lot of people pop in looking for help and have not had time to explore the site.

It would be nice to have though. I like browsing people's specs to see what everyone is running.

They could make it mandatory to sign up....no specs, no signing in.....
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20 Jun 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I think a lot of people pop in looking for help and have not had time to explore the site.

It would be nice to have though. I like browsing people's specs to see what everyone is running.

They could make it mandatory to sign up....no specs, no signing in.....
I like it. I understand we have lurkers but if we make some of system specs mandatory the new user would at least know its there. they would fill out what ever they like. the important things OS, ram, video, etc would be most helpful

Ken
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20 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I think it's reasonable. Just for the basics. I'll bet the mods have probably thought about this and decided against it. There are probably reasons they don't require the specs....more members for one.
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20 Jun 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
system specs

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I think it's reasonable. Just for the basics. I'll bet the mods have probably thought about this and decided against it. There are probably reasons they don't require the specs....more members for one.
True members and traffic are lifeblood of a site. Maybe one of the admins could give us a feeling for it.

Ken
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20 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

I agree 100% with this, I may not have been a memory here that long but I can already tell not many bother to put down there specs.

Plus, if a user doesn't know his/her own specs, making the important ones (RAM, CPU, OS, GPU) required would be helpful not only to use, but to the user themself as they would learn what they have.
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20 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I disagree even though I have posted my specs.
Unless I am asking for help there is no need for anyone to know my system specs.
New members signing up would probably not bother or put whatever they like (always wanted to own a super computer)
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20 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I was wondering if anyone would bring this up." Privacy "

What does it matter if your spec are posted? The only reason I can think of is embarrassment. Even that has no merit. Most people use what they want or can afford.

It's an issue with some people I guess.
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20 Jun 2009   #9

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I was wondering if anyone would bring this up." Privacy "

What does it matter if your spec are posted? The only reason I can think of is embarrassment. Even that has no merit. Most people use what they want or can afford.

It's an issue with some people I guess.
I think its more complacency than privacy. I myself have been guilty (in other places of course) of not filling in a question or two. Here though it like telling us I have a car that will not start without telling us if its gas or hybrid. I find myself typing the same thing 20+ times a day. I dont know how many new members are around but most of the people asking for help have OS= XP or vista in system specs and nothing else.

Ken
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20 Jun 2009   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Anyone got an idea on how to get more people to fill out system specs? I sm getting carpal tunnel from typing the same thing again and again and...

Ken
Usually works - I send them a PM with the LINK on Why tell specs. If the specs are not complete I simply do not give ASSISTANCE.
Or i ask them, can you help me, my car only gets 51 mpg, it should get more.
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