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TR "peers" that use the

By Jaqui ·
top 100 list as a contact list to ask questions, without even bothering to learn anything about the person they are sending the question to are becoming a real pain in the SPAM list.

I've started getting peer messages from members who I have never seen post anywhere on here, asking me how to do stuff with Flash, Java and Javascript.

what a joke huh? anyone who reads my posts knows I do not use, or support the use of, all three of those. Why would I help someone to implement them?

As far as I'm concerned, mining the top 100 for contacts to ask questions is spamming the peers asked, unless it is on a subject that the person being sent the question does post answers / comments in favor of.

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I've heard from a well known source that :)

by Jacky Howe In reply to OK who broke TR this time ...

It's all Jaqui's Fault :)

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Anyone else think Q&A has gone downhill?

by CG IT In reply to I've heard from a well kn ...

For me, it's become a resource for "how do I"

crack passwords, reset password, reset BIOS passwords, setup a home network, and it also has become a

"How come" and fill in the blank with anything from printer doesn't print to bios doesn't see my new drive.

Ah well, consumers and kiddies will be consumers and kiddies.

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It sometimes looks that way of late...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Anyone else think Q&A has ...

It used to be my primary resource for learning things. All I had to do was pop in, cruise the questions until I found one that looked like my own and then read the responses.
Especially the last several weeks it's been chock full of questions that can easily be answered with a simple google.
Bummer.

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Source of stimulating the grey matter for me

by CG IT In reply to It sometimes looks that w ...

Also, like you Boxie, seems to me that the "high school kiddies, nothing else better to do" are in Q&A.

Ah well, lets there's the off topic discussion eh?

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Some of those get very stimulating!

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Source of stimulating the ...

A fresh with potential for excessive stimulation (and flaming) was started yesterday.
And the music threads certainly push me to dig deep in the memory. Probably a good thing? lol

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ROFL

by CG IT In reply to Some of those get very st ...

yeah the music thread certainly has gotten those memory neurons firing...lol...

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yep -- flaming

by w2ktechman In reply to Some of those get very st ...

I just got sucked into one, however it was a stress releif thing -- lol

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As far as I can remember

by w2ktechman In reply to Anyone else think Q&A has ...

these things have always been here. Just a bit more these days. That is why I have become much more selective in answering.
Of course I dont gather thumbs well while being too selective though, and I often miss ones that I could have helped on.

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Don't even want to help these days...

by CG IT In reply to As far as I can remember

Just me I quess but rather not be a part of remedial help desk for remedial people.

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How about ones lie this?

by w2ktechman In reply to Don't even want to help t ...

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