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Is it me or are all the Verterians dropping TR?

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Is it me or are all the Verterians dropping TR?

markp24
Maybe its me, but i am noticing a lot of the veterans of TR and those who have had the best answers seem to be disappearing from TR. I feel like something toward the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012 changed at TR , especially in the Q and A section, not sure what it is, but I feel its less of a community and more of people posting random questions. Maybe i am just getting old...LOL (well i am but not that old)
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    OH Smeg

    But you are correct after the last site downgrade the sense of community was shot to **** and there was an active movement to attempt to get people to join My Face and Book Space a while ago to get rid of the nuisance nontechnical posting here on TR.

    Seems that many have taken to FB with a vengeance and while I do have 2 accounts there I see it more as a Major Security Breach and otherwise totally useless. FB is so secure that the 2 Accounts that I setup one for Private Family and one for Professional have been so throughly cross linked that it's not funny by FB itself and I currently have members of my family demanding to know who I am because I'm not Col even though I'm impersonating him.

    Add-in Groupon or whatever the idiot place is called who hosts the Avatars which can no longer be animated and TR has taken quite a few backward steps and a lot of the people have simply left for greener pastures.

    Of course making one of my Alter Ego's a Moderator didn't help them at all either.

    @ this rate within a year or two TR will be reduced to answering Homework Questions and telling people how to Crack Passwords on Windows only systems.

    Other than the FB Burfday Alerts that I get I haven't been back there for a very long time and currently I don't have any intentions of going back. I see FB as being as Useful as Teats on a Bull but maybe that's just me.

    Col

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    jstinnett

    I am not a vertarian, except I am a long time subskiber.
    Seriously though, I 'll try to contribute what I can. (15 years desktop/network/application support for large school district, so I may have seen it all)

    So what's broken anyway?
    :)

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    David A. Moore II

    ...primarily because the people posting seemed much more knowledgable than other communities I'd seen, (still a higher quality of answers overall).

    Question... (and I've been here too short an amount of time to know); is it a matter of less veterans or a matter of more newbies? Perhaps it's an appearance of a problem caused by a change in the ratio?

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    Charles Bundy

    Been thinking the same thing... I've also seen cycles where folks are out of touch, then rotate back in. As Slayer_ pointed some have passed away. Glad to have been here long enough to read their banter...

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    mjd420nova

    Since the new platform was instituted, it has been very hectic. With lost loved ones and a deluge of troubles with car maintenence and a double whammy on a desktop and laptop, there really hasn't been much spare time. Generating two new systems for the network and making sure the users are up to speed with WIN7 takes more patience than time. I'm not going to make excuses. WHAT DID I MISS?

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    TheChas

    Myself, I've just been too darn busy with other things and family.

    I try to at least look over the Q&A at least once a week and will add to a thread if I feel I have something to contribute.

    That said, the quantity and quality of the questions is not what it used to be either. I started cutting back about the same time as it looked like we were the primary resource for some out-sourced support desks.

    Chas

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    OH Smeg

    But you are correct after the last site downgrade the sense of community was shot to **** and there was an active movement to attempt to get people to join My Face and Book Space a while ago to get rid of the nuisance nontechnical posting here on TR.

    Seems that many have taken to FB with a vengeance and while I do have 2 accounts there I see it more as a Major Security Breach and otherwise totally useless. FB is so secure that the 2 Accounts that I setup one for Private Family and one for Professional have been so throughly cross linked that it's not funny by FB itself and I currently have members of my family demanding to know who I am because I'm not Col even though I'm impersonating him.

    Add-in Groupon or whatever the idiot place is called who hosts the Avatars which can no longer be animated and TR has taken quite a few backward steps and a lot of the people have simply left for greener pastures.

    Of course making one of my Alter Ego's a Moderator didn't help them at all either.

    @ this rate within a year or two TR will be reduced to answering Homework Questions and telling people how to Crack Passwords on Windows only systems.

    Other than the FB Burfday Alerts that I get I haven't been back there for a very long time and currently I don't have any intentions of going back. I see FB as being as Useful as Teats on a Bull but maybe that's just me.

    Col

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    jstinnett

    I am not a vertarian, except I am a long time subskiber.
    Seriously though, I 'll try to contribute what I can. (15 years desktop/network/application support for large school district, so I may have seen it all)

    So what's broken anyway?
    :)

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    David A. Moore II

    ...primarily because the people posting seemed much more knowledgable than other communities I'd seen, (still a higher quality of answers overall).

    Question... (and I've been here too short an amount of time to know); is it a matter of less veterans or a matter of more newbies? Perhaps it's an appearance of a problem caused by a change in the ratio?

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    Charles Bundy

    Been thinking the same thing... I've also seen cycles where folks are out of touch, then rotate back in. As Slayer_ pointed some have passed away. Glad to have been here long enough to read their banter...

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    mjd420nova

    Since the new platform was instituted, it has been very hectic. With lost loved ones and a deluge of troubles with car maintenence and a double whammy on a desktop and laptop, there really hasn't been much spare time. Generating two new systems for the network and making sure the users are up to speed with WIN7 takes more patience than time. I'm not going to make excuses. WHAT DID I MISS?

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    TheChas

    Myself, I've just been too darn busy with other things and family.

    I try to at least look over the Q&A at least once a week and will add to a thread if I feel I have something to contribute.

    That said, the quantity and quality of the questions is not what it used to be either. I started cutting back about the same time as it looked like we were the primary resource for some out-sourced support desks.

    Chas