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#1 kitkin15

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:37 AM

i know that this has to do with the forums, but i thought this would be the best place to put this (not computer help)

when i ask a question and i find out the answer, how do i mark the question solved? im not sure if we are able to do this or not, but i would like to know. i think that if we could do this than it would waste less of our time when were helping someone else

if we can look and se that they have already been helped, we can move to the next person, so i think this would be easy. if we are not able to do this where can i post a suggestion on being able to do this?

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 11:48 AM

We have elected not to do that, nor will we close a topic when it has run it's course
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:48 PM

oh ok, thanks.

i am just woundering, but why did you guys elect not to do it?
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 04:46 PM

It was a decision based on workload for moderators/staff and member needs.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 08:37 PM

Keeping the old posts available helps others in the future who have run into the same problem. If the original poster finds the solution to the problem somewhere else, it really helps if they post that solution in their thread. That way, not only do people know that it was solved so they do not waste time trying to solve it, it gives someone else the solution for the problem they may have

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 01:02 PM

Along the same as Stang777 has stated. To all; please post back when your problem has been solved and how it was solved. We all can learn when you post back.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:24 PM

oh ok, i guess that DOES make sense lol.

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Posted 06 March 2010 - 02:37 PM

Goes along with this long time pinned topic:

Hello all,

Bleeping Computer is a community where people come together to help one another fix any problem which may arrise on their systems. This is the theme of this site. Help one another, and share your wealth of experience.

I read posts here and I am so glad to see that you have gotten your problems fixed. It shows that the people here are here to help you and the advice was well reported to you.

The problem seems to be that many of you get your problems fixed and you then post back saying:

Ok.. I fixed it (on my own), thanks
The problem got taken care of
or... something else to that nature.


How are other people going to learn from your fixes if you don't post back here what you did to fix your problem? People are always wanting answers, and with posts/replies like above will only make people wonder what you did to fix it.

Please explain EXACTLY as much as possible what you did. It could be a new and informative way to do something that has never been discussed before. Don't just get your own stuff fixed and leave everyone else out in the open. Explain how you fixed it, because people want to know... "Well, how did he do it?"

Don't hold back on information that can help others,,, because the information here has helped you. We've all come here for help, and we aught to provide it in return, even in the form of explaining how you got a problem fixed.


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Posted 06 March 2010 - 03:16 PM

That long and no one has ever noticed the typo? :thumbsup:

we aught to provide it


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Posted 07 March 2010 - 02:30 AM

lol, it does make a point though....i know ive fixed problems myself, and not posted how. i wish i had because i could help people out, and also if i run into the problem again, and i dont remember how to fix it than i can look back and find out.
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:50 PM

That long and no one has ever noticed the typo?


Lol Mark, just before I read your post I read that post and noticed the spelling of that word right off and was sitting here wondering if maybe that was just the way they spelled it in some other country or something. Your post let me know that it probably was just a typo, so thanks for stopping me from wondering.

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 06:41 PM

Aught, Ought

Pear, Pair, Pare

Kernel, Colonel

Tomatoe, Tomato

Potatoe, Potato


FTR: My spell check says aught and ought are both right in this post. So if spell check was used in the original post it likely never caught it. :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 07:04 PM

FTR: My spell check says aught and ought are both right in this post. So if spell check was used in the original post it likely never caught it.


That is because they are both words, however, they do have different meanings. My understanding is that ought is usually used to mean should, as in, duty, obligation or expectation. Aught is usually used as a form of naught or to mean all.

But, that said, it really does not matter because most people are able to figure out what was meant. I was just wondering about it because people here are from different countries and I wondered if it was a regional thing.

Btw, I do not have the program that lets spell check work on this forum but just for the heck of it, I copied the post, pasted it into an email and ran it through AOL's spell check and it was flagged.

Edited by Stang777, 09 March 2010 - 07:11 PM.


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Posted 09 March 2010 - 07:46 PM

OB will set you straight [or is it strait ?] :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 08:12 PM

Btw, I do not have the program that lets spell check work on this forum but just for the heck of it, I copied the post, pasted it into an email and ran it through AOL's spell check and it was flagged.

My Opera browser spell checks here. If I'm not mistaken I believe Firefox does or at the least has a plugin/addon for it.

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