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Windows 7: Getting lost in the 'leak' madness

17 Jul 2009   #1

 
 
Getting lost in the 'leak' madness

Over the last few days, and even the upcoming week or so, there has been SO much focus on leaked RTM builds that it looks like the end is near.

There are a few questions floating around in everyones head (even mine)...

1, What does this mean for a lot of members here?

2, What will happen to a great many members once thay have the final RTM?

3, Will the level of activity on 'leak' threads be 'transferred' to other threads?

I shall answer these as best I can

1, A lot of members will finally be running Windows 7 *version* RTM, when it's 'released' and be very very happy with it.

2, A lot of members may very well disappear into the ether, once they have the RTM. Thus reducing the amount of active users. This is sad but inevetably it's bound to happen.

3, Hopefully, those that have the Final RTM will then be able to concentrate their efforts on doing what made this site great in the first place, helping/advising or requesting help/advice.

There will always be issues to solve, problems to fix and news/information to give. If we all knew everything about PCs & Windows 7 then we would only have a 'Chillout Zone' in this forum. I for 1 will continue to give help & advice as much as I can, even after Windows 7 has been on the shelves for years

Also, I would just like to give a big to all the Mods for keeping this site clean of spam and crap and to John & Shawn for creating this site & making it the best site for all your Windows 7 needs. Lastly, to all the members (old or new), without who, a lot of answers & questions may go unanswered.

Well, that's my bit done....just where did I leave that leaked DVD

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17 Jul 2009   #2

Dual Boot : Windows 7 7264 X64/Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Over the last few days, and even the upcoming week or so, there has been SO much focus on leaked RTM builds that it looks like the end is near.

There are a few questions floating around in everyones head (even mine)...

1, What does this mean for a lot of members here?

2, What will happen to a great many members once thay have the final RTM?

3, Will the level of activity on 'leak' threads be 'transferred' to other threads?

I shall answer these as best I can

1, A lot of members will finally be running Windows 7 *version* RTM, when it's 'released' and be very very happy with it.

2, A lot of members may very well disappear into the ether, once they have the RTM. Thus reducing the amount of active users. This is sad but inevetably it's bound to happen.

3, Hopefully, those that have the Final RTM will then be able to concentrate their efforts on doing what made this site great in the first place, helping/advising or requesting help/advice.

There will always be issues to solve, problems to fix and news/information to give. If we all knew everything about PCs & Windows 7 then we would only have a 'Chillout Zone' in this forum. I for 1 will continue to give help & advice as much as I can, even after Windows 7 has been on the shelves for years

Also, I would just like to give a big to all the Mods for keeping this site clean of spam and crap and to John & Shawn for creating this site & making it the best site for all your Windows 7 needs. Lastly, to all the members (old or new), without who, a lot of answers & questions may go unanswered.

Well, that's my bit done....just where did I leave that leaked DVD
nice thread opener.

i for one will be sticking around to hopefully help others and recieve some help/tips if needed,im a member of many forums but as far as windows info and help is concerned sevenforums is by far the best
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17 Jul 2009   #3

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

I agree 100% to that, and i also, will stay along, to help those in need, and come back with questions (if I'm out of ideas). Great work John & Shawn.
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17 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

I think that I will get bored of RTM pretty quick considering how I have been accustomed to being here and doing so many installations.

I'm not going anywhere soon. Bring on the Windows 7 SP1 leaks !
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17 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well said Orbital.

And don't panic everyone; Dave Hedghog is going nowhere lol

Keep it up everyone!
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17 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Well honestly while Im still a newer member. I plan on sticking around here. Like Ive said before this is the most freindly and helpful website I have ever seen. Honestly.

No system Bashing, no haters, just people actually helping others when their is no one forcing them or telling them F-Off N00b..

As for people leaving that's fine, those who stay are dedicated to helping what the forum has setup as guidelines, and their will be plenty of ways for us all to learn from each-other.

I recommend two things to keep the site going.

#1. Force on-topic discussions. People seem to fork the conversation in a thread for example if the topic is a release RTM thread (cough) (cough) somehow the discussion becomes about gay lovers, or finicial issues. Instead of staying on topic. 10,000 posts to read through when half are way off topic is a bit crappy to deal with.

#2. Start a forum for clinics. How-To's pick a topic per week or day start with some basic's of WIndows 7 since all of us are not on the same technical level and say today we discuss ways to do X.. Demonstrate it, show the programs you use, and let others add to it or discuss alternative ways to do it. Example how to properly setup an SSH connection on windows 7 to allow your to browse the internet from work etc...

Otherwise im 100% happy here and I visit here more than my own website right now thats saying alot
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17 Jul 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
back to business

I am in complete agreement with shark. I get as nuts as anyone but I enjoy fixing and learning abt things. then there is always the final leak, win 8 leaks and of course our own ChromeOS forum


Ken
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17 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well i have to say i am a quite new user to this forum, but i have to agree with Dorfdad:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorfdad View Post
Like Ive said before this is the most freindly and helpful website I have ever seen. Honestly.

No system Bashing, no haters, just people actually helping others when their is no one forcing them or telling them F-Off N00b..
It's just really nice to be able to ask everything without being flamed at, great forum and i plan to stay here and help as much as i can

And I think that is a very good idea:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dorfdad View Post
#2. Start a forum for clinics. How-To's pick a topic per week or day start with some basic's of WIndows 7 since all of us are not on the same technical level and say today we discuss ways to do X.. Demonstrate it, show the programs you use, and let others add to it or discuss alternative ways to do it. Example how to properly setup an SSH connection on windows 7 to allow your to browse the internet from work etc...
like this there are some Windows 7 howtos and we all can discuss about what different ways exist to reach a certain goal etc etc
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17 Jul 2009   #9

windows 7
 
 

I too am a newbie and will stick around also. I have bookmarked several windows 7 sites and this one seem to have the most activity / available knowledgeable and always seems to be the first one that I visit. I am running the RC version and haven't participated in the RTM madness, I just like coming here to learn about 7.

Not going anywhere
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17 Jul 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

This forum is a good source of information and the members are very helpful with each other. I'm not going anywhere soon either.
Still learning new things everyday.
Cheers.
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