How do I ask a simple 'general' question

Microsoft Windows 98se
July 24, 2009 at 18:25:41
Specs: Windows 98SE, 1 Gig RD RAM
Hi all.

This is driving me crazy.

How the blazers do I ask a plain old fashioned general knowledge question in Windows 98SE, or XP for that matter without being forced to select a subcatagory and the like that are in no way conected to what I want to know? If I do not select, I can not post.

All I want to do is to just simply ask a question. Computing Net used to be such and nice simple forum. <:-(

If this does find it's way to the 'general' section, then I assure you, it was pure luck as this is now my 3rd attempt.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#1
July 24, 2009 at 18:28:03
Woo whoo I made it to this page, the question, will I be able to do it agin in the future. :-)

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#2
July 24, 2009 at 20:47:34
I suppose the main thing to know would be your cpu and ram. Fill in the OS too but we assume it's going to be 98 since you're here but we get quite a few now that aren't.

Manufacture/model line can be helpful as we can point you to the specific Dell (or whatever) page but if it's something generic, just say that.

The 'subcategory' would seem to be useless and I always ignore it.


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#3
July 24, 2009 at 20:48:45
Oh, what was your question?

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#4
July 24, 2009 at 21:28:11
One thing to remember, no matter how general you think your question is, it will always be answered in "Context" with the information you provide or fail to provide.

So just fill in the blanks as accurately as possible then someone will be able to supply an intelligent answer.

Ask away! but be sure to post your question in this thread. Double posting is frowned upon here, among other things.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.


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#5
July 24, 2009 at 21:41:07
I'm wondering too what the "General" question is.

LIR


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#6
July 24, 2009 at 22:34:39
Apparently it's this one:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

posted in the general hardware forum.


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#7
July 25, 2009 at 00:36:44
Hi all.

Thanks guys for all the advice, and it is noted.

DAVEINCAPS, yes you are correct, your link is my question. I did not repeat my question in this post as you say, it is frowned upon.

And yes, I should have given all my laptops info when I posted, that is my error, sorry.

Detrails: IBM laptop model T21, Pentium 3, 800MHz and 384 MB SDRAM. The OS is Windoows 98SE.

Hopefully my next post will not be this pathetic.

Regards

Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia


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#8
July 25, 2009 at 16:09:52
I don't think too much has really changed. The layout of the forum was much the same when I came here first in 1999 - just a color change and some new features.

I accept you have to decide which way to go at the outset but it is very easy to just go for your OS if that suits you. I expect one of the ideas behind this was to try to get posters to put their question on the correct forum (which they have never been very good at). Having said that, I recently saw three XP posts on the W95/98 forum so it doesn't seem to have helped much LOL.

Most general questions fit somewhere and in your case you posted on the W95/98 forum as this was the OS for which you were having difficulty finding your monitoring tool. This sounds like a reasonable choice to me.

some other bloke...


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#9
July 28, 2009 at 00:01:32
Surely the question at this tyme was:

"...How the blazers do I ask a plain old fashioned general knowledge question in Windows 98SE, or XP for that matter
etc..."?

It's a kwiet day at 'mill...

mmm


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