Just giving you all props! This is the best site for help!

January 4, 2013 at 10:37:44
Specs: Windows 7
I'm putting you all in my Favorites List because I can always find answers to my issues here. Would highly recommend this site!!

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#1
January 4, 2013 at 14:01:03
Thank you, we do our best. But personally I don't think it's the best computer help forum on the web.

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#2
January 9, 2013 at 08:08:03
phil22

What forum do you think IS the best?


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#3
January 9, 2013 at 08:29:34
Thank You CindiM. Why would you say something like that Phil22? The BEST is a relative term. I think we can hold our own with any other site out there.

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#4
January 9, 2013 at 10:24:02
Thanks a bunch CindiM!

phil22

I only have one question for you. If you don't think this is the "best" site then why, pray tell, are you here?

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#5
January 9, 2013 at 10:25:38
I wasn't trying to flame phil22. I really want to hear his opinion. Phil may post at more than one forum.

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#6
January 9, 2013 at 14:59:29
Yes, I think that was pretty RASH of Phil22 to say that...computing.net is the BEST tech help site on the net...bar none! It's extremely user friendly and is constantly updated by Justin...
Most other tech sites are cluttered and not too user friendly at the best of times...

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#7
January 10, 2013 at 05:16:33
Hi Cyndi,

thankyou's cannot be spent - Please send cash! :-)

Regards - Mike


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#8
January 10, 2013 at 11:39:28
This site is probably the best in its niche, but we should all keep some level of perspective.
This site is heavily newbie focused, so if you want more advanced technical advice, this site is not the best.
This site also has a limited number of regular users, so if you want opinions from a large pool (say, good laptop recommendations), this site is not the best.
This site has a conservative ToS, so if you want help hacking/cracking, this site is not the best.

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#9
January 10, 2013 at 11:54:20
CyndiM
Thank you for your input - good to hear that you are getting the right answers and support this forum.

As far as the general BEST discussion is concerned I always have difficulties with that term (assuming it means best technical help). Free forums are not really an entity - none of the helpers congregate in some tall white tower with tight management control but come from far and wide. This is the case on all/most forums so the quality of advice must depend on who happens to come along.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
January 10, 2013 at 12:42:06
"This site is heavily newbie focused, so if you want more advanced technical advice, this site is not the best." - I agree.

It is a wonderful place for a noob to learn the way of the Force. The Jedi's here try their very best to help noob's and that's what matters. I find the more technical sites don't welcome noobs that well and dump on them, and expect everyone to have a masters in computing.
Even when I came here two years ago, I had my own Troll picking on the noob, telling me I should leave and should stop helping people??

But even I have been allowed to put some great input into this amazing website, which Justin and Joe let us think of it as all of ours. And that's why it's a great website.

Please reply and let us know if our help worked. Your feedback helps others. Maybe you?


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#11
January 14, 2013 at 10:10:25
Thanks for the high praise, CyndiM!

We try to be as welcoming as possible when it comes to folks who might not be technically oriented, and MrGoodguy, definitely agree with you that a lot of sites out there mistreat or downright get xenophobic when it comes to new folks, newbies or otherwise.

Here at Computing.net, we are of the opinion that you don't become a hardware expert without first being a total n00bert. Techies aren't born, they convert over time and travel up the food chain from "The cup-holder drive on my computer is malfunctioning." to "Will this liquid-cooled monstrosity run Crysis 9 or do I need to do some soldering?"

We take as much feedback as we can get, too, because we view ourselves as stewards of the discussion, not site tyrants. Yeah, it may get a little wild from time to time, and the n00b to vet ratio may be skewed a bit in contrast to some of those "other sites", but we're happy with the great community that has been built here and the purpose it serves. And we're happy you guys are too. :)


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