Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Orwellian or Goose and Gander!

13 Jun 2010   #1
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Orwellian or Goose and Gander!

I had a spare half hour this morning and I used it catching up on topics on the forum that I had not read before. One I found interesting led to a fairly heated argument between two members that very nearly got personal. Luckily another member stepped in, parted the two contestants and they both went back to their corners to cool off. It seemed that one member was freely admitting to breaking the law as far as some software was concerned. It occurred to me that if that member had been a new member, say a seventeen year old, asking help in downloading iffy software and was quite proud of it I wonder how long he would have lasted before the "Sword of Damacles" had fallen upon him as it has for at least four others over the past few weeks?
My point is: On this Forum do we follow the Orwellian theme that "All men are equal, it's just that some are more equal than others" or the alternative " What's good for the Goose is good for the Gander"?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #2
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

I know what you are saying and who you're talking about.
My answer to your question: "All men are equal, it's just that some are more equal than others"

IMO, this policy makes sense..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I know what you are saying and who you're talking about.
My answer to your question: "All men are equal, it's just that some are more equal than others"

IMO, this policy makes sense..
So it's OK for Mr A to break the law but not for Mr B?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Jun 2010   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I know what you are saying and who you're talking about.
My answer to your question: "All men are equal, it's just that some are more equal than others"

IMO, this policy makes sense..
So it's OK for Mr A to break the law but not for Mr B?
Depends on the time and situation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #5
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
I know what you are saying and who you're talking about.
My answer to your question: "All men are equal, it's just that some are more equal than others"

IMO, this policy makes sense..
Dinesh i'm sorry I must respectfully disagree

I haven't actually seen the post in question so this is very general

IMO, the senior members of this site must in fact be better behaved than the lower ranked members. the "Guru" badge carries alot of weight, and responisbility with it (I actually have no idea if the members in question are Guru's or not but the principle remains) we are seen as "authorities" on the site. How many times have you seen someone of a lower rank, say "Skilled" post a perfectly good answer. and a "Guru" comes in and posts something else and the OP automatically takes the "Guru's" advice?

We ALL have our part to play in making sure the rules are obeyed. How can we expect other members to play by the rules if we do not ourselves?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #6
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

What I mean to say is that the senior members may have some privilege over new members, which is good IMHO.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #7
z3r010

 

It's all down to what rules are broken, if the member has previously made a valuable contribution to the site and the mood of the staff member that deals with it.

Our rules can be flexed with common sense, to adhere to the letter of the law just wouldn't create a nice friendly community.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #8
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
It's all down to what rules are broken, if the member has previously made a valuable contribution to the site and the mood of the staff member that deals with it.

Our rules can be flexed with common sense, to adhere to the letter of the law just wouldn't create a nice friendly community.
That's exactly what I meant in my previous post.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #9
Kari

 

I know the thread and members you are talking about. I would like to say that both have proved to be real assets to Seven Forums, being respected senior members. The software discussed is somewhere in the grey area, it's possible to get it semi-legally, and there's quite a clear consensus that the makers of that software are misusing their proprietary rights allowing said software being used only in certain hardware setups.

That said, it's of course very sensitive issue to be discussed here. You have certainly noticed that quite a lot can and will be said between the lines; just read some torrent or grace period related threads. I believe the other members tried to stop that discussion before it went beyond the point of no return

IMO, John, Shawn and the staff are doing remarkable job, trying to find balance and keep Seven Forums legal, respected and valued by all parties. The more I read these forums, the more respect I have for them.

There's a reason why the Seven Forums was voted as the best Windows 7 website 2009.

Kari
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Jun 2010   #10
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sorry Dinesh.... I take back what I said earlier. I do know what post you're on about.

IMO that debate wasn't actually that out of order.... certainly not banworthy. I suppose it was heading that way but they were seperated and made it up.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
anyone mind taking a gander over my overclock settings?
Hey Guys what's the craic? This is my 1st post so hope I'm in the right place. I got an overclocked bundle from overclockers.co.uk a good while ago and when I got it all setup I flashed the bios and of course I flashed the overclock settings with it. I tried getting on their forum to see about...
PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Chasing a wild goose in my computer
Hi everyone, I've just spent the last 5 days trying to solve what in the world has gone wrong with my computer. I'll start from the beginning: I custom built a computer for myself just over a year ago, using high quality components only. This ran pretty much flawlessly for a year, then...
BSOD Help and Support
Please take a gander peeps - BSOD
Can you take a look please guys been getting frequent BSOD's recently and I have no idea why. :(
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App