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TechRepublic For The Over 12s?

By dotxen ·
The quality of the threads, the subjects posted and the responses are becoming a tad juvenile, tedious and rather silly, in my opinion.

Are we really bothered with the bi-monthly "Stupid things that users do"? This is hackneyed and pointless.

Then there are the 'desperate' who go unnoticed in their lives and work. They offer us such blazing insight from threads as sharp as "Why did you choose your operating system?". What hope is there with banalities like that circulating what is supposed to be an intelligent forum.

On top of those we have the threads which try to present a contentious issue to provoke discussion and to reflect the contributor's own startling intellect. A sort of voyueristic situation where the contributor can rush to the computer hoping to see an endless tree of equally nihilistic responses.

What of the TechRepublic folk themselves? Presumably they scratch a living from the click-throughs and the, supposed, fame and popularity of this on-line tabloid.

As for the articles and the technical advice etc, I am not sure that knowing '10 ways to avoid switching off your computer' is going to enlighten anyone or push back the borders of technology.

Will I rush home to breathlessly check to see the responses to this thread? Possibly, because I am no different to anyone else in that respect. I have, on occasions, contributed and I have been guilty of the crimes and misdemeanors I outlined above. Why, well I suppose I just wanted to to get some attention. Maybe that's what it's about.

I promise to try very hard and to contribute only that which is aimed at the over 12s.

I look forward to some attention.

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Okay, so you've got my attention

by jardinier In reply to TechRepublic For The Over ...

Now how about suggesting a discussion topic that will meet your criteria?

And if it is a topic never before explored, and of a serious nature, how will you stop people from going off on (usually humorous) tangents?

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My thoughts exactly

by jdmercha In reply to Okay, so you've got my at ...

In addition I think you might find that posting such a topic requires quite a bit of effort. As does responding to it.

For exapmle, we are in the process of converting from Novell to AD. If I were to post a question about it I'd have to write about 10 pages of background info. Now who's going to read that, much less reply.

Forums like this are best suited to short and simple opinons. If you need more, than you should pay a consultant to come in and give you the answers.

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Why would anyone in their right mind

by jdclyde In reply to My thoughts exactly

go from Novell to AD?

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by OnTheRopes In reply to Why would anyone in their ...

Please 'splain AD.

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by Jellimonsta In reply to AD?

Windows Active Directory.

Check the Wikipedia page.

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by dawgit In reply to AD

I hope he knew that.

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by OnTheRopes In reply to AD

Actually I didn't know. I've no real-life Server Administration experience at all. I've never had a need for it. I probably know just enough to be dangerous and... thanks Jellimonsta.

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my apologies than

by dawgit In reply to Dawgit

and in that case you're in the right place. I was wrong for that. -d

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by OnTheRopes In reply to Dawgit

Ain't nuthin' but a thang.

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too much $$$$$ ?

by dawgit In reply to My thoughts exactly

I do believe your CIO and CEO and CFO are going to have a falling out, SOON!

(edited to add CFO, now how could forget the bean counter ? )

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