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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-05 07:02 PM
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General Rant . . . When People ask for help with their computer
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They are asking for help with THEIR computer, not for suggestions on new computers, why they shouldn't have the computer they have, etc.

They are looking for real-world advice on how to make what they have work. If you are not going to offer suggestions to HELP them then shut the hell up. This happens time and time again.

"I'm having problems with X"

"Well then throw it away and go buy Y."

This is complete bullshit and it's totally pointless. If you want to help someone, help them. If you want to attack a computer platform instead of helping someone in need, then shut the hell up and stay the hell out of the threads asking for help.

They aren't asking you to bang your drum and toot your freakin' horn, they're asking for ways to make their system work. That's THEIR system, not a system that's sitting on a shelf in a store awaiting an owner. That's not a removal of their operating system and subsquent loss of data and functionality by trying to walk an inexperienced end-user through an install of a Linux distro (if they're lucky enough to find drivers that will work with their hardware).

If you go to a mechanic to get your car fixed because of a faulty wheel bearing, he's not going to tell you to throw your Nissan away and buy a Chevy. He's going to fix the issue that is happening.

So, if you can't actually help when someone asks for it, then STFU and let those of us who CAN help do so.

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