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TechRepublic Takes a Dive?

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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