August 2nd, 2003, 09:40 PM
OTOH, do we REALY need a tech-assist section? It seems to me that this is just too far from the purpose of SFFw. I know that when I need tech help I just go to any of the hundreds of techie forums. Within two minutes I can usually find two or three forums dedicated to my specific questions. I register, and ask my question, often I get a response within two or three hours, and almost always it is spot on-perfect...
Just playing devils advocate...
August 2nd, 2003, 10:40 PM
To a point I agree, there are hundreds out there... and they do help.
However, just posting a quick querey here could work, but I don't think this 'expert' rating system is pertinent here. But it can be a way for members to go to PM's. IE... I post a problem, and if a member can help, we can go to PM's to sort it, then maybe post the way it was fixed on the forum.
Why PM?... it will avoid others adding to the pot, and maybe confusing the issue. A member could ask how to format his hard drive... one will tell him the Format command, another will swear FDisk is the way to do it. Don't laugh... I have seen this said.
August 4th, 2003, 03:34 AM
Kiss my axe!
That's a good idea mate, especially as a new member has just posted a thread asking about a decent gaming computer.
Originally posted by kater
would it be worth changing the Games section to Games and Technology, I'm not sure one thread would be enough for all the various technological and Microsoft problems that people encounter plus any number of people are likely to be asking questions before the last one was answered,
I'm sure one of the Mods could alter the section slightly and pool all the relevant threads into it so people could post query threads there.
I just want to re-interate that it would be more of a general advice thread secrtion, not a qualified, technical help desk.
September 10th, 2003, 08:42 PM
I don't know if this is the right place to ask this sort of question since I'm a stranger here but...
I noticed that when I reached 10 posts all of my posts since then have been numbered ( 10 ). Is this a glich or is it some technicality I am not aware of yet.
< well, would you look at that.
Last edited by Briar Flea; September 10th, 2003 at 08:44 PM.
September 11th, 2003, 06:13 AM
Yep, that there is an overall post count. It does not number your posts for you, it tells everybody else how many times you've hit the SUBMIT REPLY button...
I think that if you want you can play around with the search feature and have the system pull up all of your posts. You could probably use this to make a chronological listing of all your activities!!
September 13th, 2003, 12:18 AM
I don't think the number is correct but then I haven't been around long enough to know for sure.
As time passes, the the number will likely seem less significant than it does now.
September 13th, 2003, 06:26 PM
No prob BF, glad I helped a little... Too bad your name isn't Briar Flea Exorcist... Then I'd call you BFE...
Anyway, not that I'm a stalker or anything like that, I'm just a dork; I did a little search. The number is right as of RIGHT NOW. You indeed have a total of 15 posts. CLICK THIS TEXT TO SEE ALL YOUR POSTS. That might work, but then again after a few days the link will probably die...
By the way, everytime you update your Title Block information, so for instance if you change your location to some lyrics, the changes will take place on all posts you have ever made... So when you put up an avatar and come back to this thread you will see your avatar here too. (Avatar=that little picture under your name)... I could go into why and how the forum software works, but it'd just bore you.
Like I said, I'm a dork.
Good luck in your forum adventures!
October 16th, 2003, 12:51 PM
October 16th, 2003, 01:03 PM
Acolyte of Cainism
Those are the ones that have been visited by Kaz, duh! No, seriously, those are the ones that have been viewed more than 15 times since you last visited. Just go into a forum then go to the very bottom, all is explained.
October 16th, 2003, 11:43 PM
I have another little question which has probably been covered somewhere else but " so many threads, so few years".
Frequently I see people Quoting segments of posts to qualify their responce to older posts. How is this done?
October 17th, 2003, 01:09 AM
I smell BBQ
Either hit the quote button beneath the post you want to quote and then mdoify what you want, or copy the piece you want, hit reply and then use the quote button above teh active field.
October 21st, 2003, 09:19 PM
Acolyte of Cainism
Just wondering how this could happen.........
Guest Sending a Private Message 10:12 PM
with 8 members on, none on hidden mode............
October 21st, 2003, 09:23 PM
Did you check to see if the Guest has a Profile? Could be some tricky dude, or dudette, trying to trick you with their trickster ways and using the member name, "Guest."
October 21st, 2003, 09:24 PM
OTOH, why are there so many damned Guests here right now? There's like 15!
Is there another hacker fest going on today?
October 21st, 2003, 09:25 PM
Acolyte of Cainism
Yeah, I tried, but it gave me the "This user has not registered....blah blah" thing. Perplexing.