is it possible to Block some users from answering my questio

Hewlett-packard / Hp compaq dc7100 sff(pk86...
November 10, 2013 at 22:52:57
Specs: w 8, 2.793 GHz / 503 MB
Im trying to block this user -
Phil22 , from answering my questions, but there is no feature to do this , please can someone suggest what to do. Also I feel I should not have to change my system specs in my detail because everybody upgrades, so I think that part is a waste of time. Also some of us have more than 2 computers, so you can see how our system specs is annoying unless we post them in the .



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#1
November 10, 2013 at 23:43:33
As far as I know there's no way to block a response from a particular user but Justin could tell you for sure. If you have a problem with someone's response you can click the 'report' link just beneath the posting and make a complaint that way.

I often don't pay too much attention to the saved specs that show when a person posts a problem. You usually don't know if the info is about the computer with the problem or the one they're using to post. I think my specs still show a 500 mhz P-III.

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#2
November 11, 2013 at 02:20:17
The good thing about this type of forum is that it is open. It seems to me that the great thing about having anyone able to post is the free exchange of ideas. Sometimes the answer that you get isn't what you want and sometimes an answer leads to the right answer, even if it is totally wrong.

sometimes the best way to get the right answer is by having someone ask more questions. More often then not one of the really important ones it exactly what you are working with, because different systems act differently.

more thank likely if you are polite and ask that a user stops posting there is a chance they might. However I doubt that they have too.

::mike

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#3
November 11, 2013 at 03:43:51
Some forums allow you to not see posts from specific members. I don't know if that is possible here. But I have never heard of a forum where you could prevent other members from seeing and responding to your posts.

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#4
November 11, 2013 at 05:47:25
Phil22 has been a helper in these forums for quite some time & he knows his stuff. I checked a couple of your posts & his responses & I see nothing wrong with what he asked. You obviously have a set of specs in your profile but if that's not the system you're asking about when posting a question, you should clarify that in the post to help cut down on the confusion. You could also go to your Home page > Computer specs & click on Clear Values.

Look at your current specs: Specs: w 8, 2.793 GHz / 503 MB

Really? Windows 8 with just 503MB RAM? I doubt it. And why do you have all that HP info in your tags? I suggest you clean up your after yourself & be more clear in your future postings & you'll have a much better experience.


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#5
November 11, 2013 at 05:55:52
Hello,

Unfortunately, there is no way to do that on this forum. As other users have said, on an open forum like this, that feature would be kind of counter-productive and confusing. If you have an issue with a specific member's posting, you should use the "Report" feature to report it to an administrator. I actually saw the message you reported as flaming. I tend to disagree. I think he asked a legitimate question. I'm sorry you felt it was flaming. I have gone ahead and removed a sentence from the answer that could be construed as flaming.

Thanks!
Justin


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#6
November 11, 2013 at 14:39:41
You can disregard any response you so wish, whoever it is from, although you might of-course miss out on useful advice.

I accept it can be a pain to keep changing specs when you have multiple computers. One way forward is to state clearly in the original post that you are talking about a different computer, then supply the specs for it as part of the same post. That way everyone will know what you are talking about and why (if applicable) you chose to post on a forum that was different to the OS given in your spec.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#7
November 12, 2013 at 08:28:39
This is probably better as an aside, but with the discontinuation of the scanner, is there an intention to change how computer information is entered?

I know that there is a manual option currently, however I wonder if there will be a more robust entry that will be coming into play where you can enter more than one system?

::mike


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#8
November 14, 2013 at 04:57:13
mikelinus,

Yeah, I had thought about that. There is also an entry request when you post a new thread. It remembers the information you enter there, and also provides helpful dropdowns to assist you in filling in the data. I realize its not quite as robust as the scanner, but my stats show hardly any users were using the scanner anyway. That is why I was comfortable taking it down without a lot of concern.

Thanks,
Justin


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#9
November 14, 2013 at 05:02:34
Not a big deal, it makes perfect sense. thanks!

::mike


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#10
November 14, 2013 at 07:05:41
Hi,

It is a shame, I know, but its really not worthwhile to attempt to get the system fixed. It would be very hard, and, like I said, very few people actually use it anymore.

Thanks!
Justin


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