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Windows 7: Filling Out "My System Specs"

04 Sep 2009   #31
InternetLord

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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.

i myself do not mind filling out my system specs, however there are plenty of people who want to keep what they have private. they should have that right.


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04 Sep 2009   #32
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by InternetLord View Post
i myself do not mind filling out my system specs, however there are plenty of people who want to keep what they have private. they should have that right.
It is private. There is no space for home address, bank account or social security numbers.
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04 Sep 2009   #33
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
It is private. There is no space for home address, bank account or social security numbers.

you know exactly what i mean.
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04 Sep 2009   #34
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by InternetLord View Post
you know exactly what i mean.
Not really. Users of this forum are as anonymous as their avatar and user name will allow. It is absurd to expect assistance with unidentified hardware.

One OP's refusal to identify hardware when asking for assistance resulted in the OP being banned from the forum.
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04 Sep 2009   #35
Antman

 

Furthermore, the hardware on which an OS is installed defines the functionality of the OS. The OP of this thread is making a valid attempt to fortify his ability to assist in the discernment of solutions for a wide range of issues. At least as often as not, the solution depends on the hardware.

If a person who requests a solution is more interested in privacy than a solution, that person is on the wrong web site. He might as well call MS or BestBuy. Oh, my bad. They will need the hardware information as well. But, at least it will be private. Oh, my bad again. That would be less private, as billing data would be recorded.

Free technical support from a pool of thousands of IT professionals comes at a small virtual price - fill out the hardware specs. Under your private user profile. Which contains no methodology for personal identification.

Maintaining privacy as a validation for not working within the program requirements is absurd.
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04 Sep 2009   #36
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by InternetLord View Post
i myself do not mind filling out my system specs, however there are plenty of people who want to keep what they have private. they should have that right.
All preceding arguments notwithstanding, I do agree with your basic point. "They" do have that right.
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04 Sep 2009   #37
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Not really. Users of this forum are as anonymous as their avatar and user name will allow. It is absurd to expect assistance with unidentified hardware.

One OP's refusal to identify hardware when asking for assistance resulted in the OP being banned from the forum.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Furthermore, the hardware on which an OS is installed defines the functionality of the OS. The OP of this thread is making a valid attempt to fortify his ability to assist in the discernment of solutions for a wide range of issues. At least as often as not, the solution depends on the hardware.

If a person who requests a solution is more interested in privacy than a solution, that person is on the wrong web site. He might as well call MS or BestBuy. Oh, my bad. They will need the hardware information as well. But, at least it will be private. Oh, my bad again. That would be less private, as billing data would be recorded.

Free technical support from a pool of thousands of IT professionals comes at a small virtual price - fill out the hardware specs. Under your private user profile. Which contains no methodology for personal identification.

Maintaining privacy as a validation for not working within the program requirements is absurd.
i agree if i am going to try to help someone i want all the info they can give me. if i need more info to help them and they decide not to provide it i am going to ignore them. however it should always be up to the individual to decide how much info they want to share. in other words if the person doesn't want to help themselves then i am not going to help them. privacy is a right after all.
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04 Sep 2009   #38
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by InternetLord View Post
i agree if i am going to try to help someone i want all the info they can give me. if i need more info to help them and they decide not to provide it i am going to ignore them. however it should always be up to the individual to decide how much info they want to share. in other words if the person doesn't want to help themselves then i am not going to help them. privacy is a right after all.
Agreed.

There was a discussion in the Gurus forum today about threads with zero responses. What can we do as a group to reduce the occurence of zero response questions.

I have to confess - some time ago, I changed how helpful I like to be. I read a question, look at the specs, the wording and grammar of the question, the OP's vital statistics - and make a judgement. I leave some threads unattended simply because I do not wish to engage in the same old arguments again - without knowing for sure that the arguments will present.

I know you lurking gurus, and gurus to be, know exactly what I mean.
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04 Sep 2009   #39
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by InternetLord View Post
i myself do not mind filling out my system specs, however there are plenty of people who want to keep what they have private. they should have that right.
Having a computer / Windows 7 related problem and asking help here on the SevenForums, not willing to tell about system specs because of privacy issues? It is like going to see a doctor telling it hurts but not telling where, letting the doctor to make some educated guesses until he / she accidentally stumbles upon the right disease or injury.

In my humble opinion it is just plain stupid.

Kari
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04 Sep 2009   #40
InternetLord

Windows 7 Eternity Build 7600 RTM Activated x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Agreed.

There was a discussion in the Gurus forum today about threads with zero responses. What can we do as a group to reduce the occurence of zero response questions.

I have to confess - some time ago, I changed how helpful I like to be. I read a question, look at the specs, the wording and grammar of the question, the OP's vital statistics - and make a judgement. I leave some threads unattended simply because I do not wish to engage in the same old arguments again - without knowing for sure that the arguments will present.

I know you lurking gurus, and gurus to be, know exactly what I mean.

has nothing to do with the discussion.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Having a computer / Windows 7 related problem and asking help here on the SevenForums, not willing to tell about system specs because of privacy issues? It is like going to see a doctor telling it hurts but not telling where, letting the doctor to make some educated guesses until he / she accidentally stumbles upon the right disease or injury.

In my humble opinion it is just plain stupid.

Kari
as i agreed in post #37.
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