Solved How come 20+ minutes later I'm still writing a question?

July 6, 2015 at 15:13:07
Specs: Windows 64, I believe so
I write my Q, try to post it but I can't as I'm told to add another 100 characters. If I felt the need to elaborate I would have done, I didn't, so I didn't!! But contrary to my better judgement, I waffle on, adding flannel, etc, (deja-vu's kicking in) and then I've got to register before I can post. Having enlisted I wasn't reunited with my Q, as promised, so here I am determined to get something posted before dimentia adds to my declining rapidly all round mental state and I completely forget where, and why I am where I am? Say that quickly a few times after a couple of glasses of sherry!
In summary, if someone posts an inadequately informative question then surely it's their problem, or if like me the Q just happens to be a short one then so be it. I can hardly believe I've yet to have anything done with. Flexibility, not rigid,and hardline, it's not boot camp for the PC challenged, is it?... Now what do I have to do, a medical? blood test? psycho evaluation? I'll save you the time, put me down as FAIL!!! Same for your site's 'positive user experience'. Good day.


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#1
July 6, 2015 at 16:17:46
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I'm not at all sure what you're on about... you have posted a question - successfully? Albeit it incudes a deal of "phrutstrayshun" and a little that might even be considered a rant...?

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#2
July 6, 2015 at 16:27:48
I have trouble with this:
"then I've got to register before I can post"
But you posted a question way back in January, this one:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ne...
So I see no reason why you have to register again. All you should have to do is post the new question.

The webmaster will probably comment on the character minimum. There is a good reason for this.

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#3
July 6, 2015 at 16:35:18
I read your post from awhile ago, and it seems like you are a master of babble. If you do have dementia, you'll now be able to hide your own Easter eggs and there will be no reruns for you. Lol !!!!

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#4
July 6, 2015 at 17:29:13
Hello SiCo,

Sorry for your issues with the site. However, the character limit has been carefully chosen to balance the needs of the people asking questions with those of people answering them. I do realize, in rare cases, it may be possible to fully explain a question without filling the character limit, but, this is far from the norm.

Thanks for your feedback though. We are always keeping these types of restrictions in mind and may re-evaluate in the future.

Thanks again!
Justin


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#5
July 6, 2015 at 17:54:32
Justin

I see that under the heading "Briefly ask your question" (the title) it says 60 character max. I'm wondering if under "Provide more details to help" it would be an idea to say 100 character min. Note sure, but maybe that warning would reduce frustration later.

I'm kinda thinking aloud on this.

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#6
July 7, 2015 at 17:22:54
Derek,

Actually, a user doesn't have to go through the posting process to get that error. The error is shown immediately after he hits Post (on the same page, without even loading another page).

I'm not sure a character countdown makes sense as the Subject countdown is mainly to let people know they are running out of space. What I think could make sense is saying something about 100 characters in the "Writing your question" info tooltip. However, the more I think about it, the more I think people might not pay attention and think it says 100 words. That might actually make them quite annoyed.

Justin

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#7
July 7, 2015 at 20:34:42
Thanks Justin.

Sorry I'm rusty on creating new posts (last one was years ago).

Agreed this is a tricky one - you can't really win. As you've said before 100 characters is not really very much, although I'm not sure if that includes spaces or not.

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#8
July 8, 2015 at 08:15:16
Babble? Rant?? OK, you got me, complete nonsense could be added to the list. Now that I'm not in the middle of a "Personal Computing, How Not To Do It, Masterclass", which is what my pathetic attempts to use a PC usually descend into, which then cause the anger and the need to blame somebody else, when obviously it's a case of pilot error and very possibly being too bloody thick to use, and do things that everyone else apparently has no bother with. So I do apologize to all of you who took the time to reply, the restraint you all showed is admirable, I don't think the word 'idiot' shows up once, or any similar, or any worse, public service is a field you all serve well and I thank you again for that. All the best to you.

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#9
July 8, 2015 at 09:08:23
mmm I think at times we all have felt a little "phrustrated" with things and thus "let orf steam" as it were...

Hope you continue to visit and post as needs-be; maybe even to get a little more involved with possible solutions for others who come with a CFH (Call ForHelp).

Every suggestion is welcome; and often even the simplest, (or most obvious at times) as well the more complex/erudite is welcome. We all learn from each other here (and on other similar forums).


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#10
July 8, 2015 at 09:45:39
Excuse me for butting in - I just wanted to say that I completely agree with trvlr - none of us are robots devoid of human emotions ... some days we feel marvelous and some days we feel lousy ... so welcome aboard and be yourself :-)

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#11
July 8, 2015 at 17:12:31
Derek,

Yes, it includes spaces :)

Justin


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#12
July 8, 2015 at 17:15:37
Thanks for clarifying Justin - small beer then I reckon.

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#13
July 8, 2015 at 23:58:18
Are you offering a modest drinks all round then Derek?

if so, mine's a bitter shandy...


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#14
July 9, 2015 at 10:24:52
Great idea but I've no suitable upload feature.

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#15
July 9, 2015 at 12:06:17
I'm sure we can all find our to your local... All we need is the GPS (based on the USA satellites - not the Euro set..)

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#16
July 9, 2015 at 12:42:46
You may laugh but here in the UK we have a nice Cornish beer in a bottle (called Doombar). A few days back I ordered a 6 pack as part of an internet shop. Seems I hit the wrong button and now have 6 X 6 packs, so could do with help drinking them - name and address not supplied. Somehow I suspect I'll get lumbered by solving the problem myself. Don't worry though, I'm sure I'll manage.

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#17
July 9, 2015 at 13:19:01
mmm You're about an hour's train ride from me as I recall... Perhaps I should rustle up a few vagrants and bring them down to relieve the pressure of responsibility for those six packs...

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#18
July 9, 2015 at 16:19:50
"rustle up a few vagrants"
Definitely in the right part of the world for vagrants via Eurostar but I think I'll resist the offer.

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