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#1 pcgoindown


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Posted 27 March 2010 - 04:35 AM


I like this site and the information provided. Although I'm still a bit skeptical of altruistic pc help, I really appreciate the effort so far given.

I am a total beginner to the PC world and would really like to start learning about computers but I live in a tiny village in the middle of EU and really can't start college now. I know this is really a broad area but could anyone recommend a strategy for a guy in my position who would like to get involved with learning about computers and computer science? I'm online here at home and so can use mostly internet based stuff.

Also,regarding the volunteer helper thing going on here: How is this site supported? I mean, why are people willing to come on here and help total strangers with such complex pc issues?



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#2 tg1911


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Posted 27 March 2010 - 12:31 PM

How is this site supported?

Logged in members do not see the advertisements, but Guests do.

I mean, why are people willing to come on here and help total strangers with such complex pc issues?

For most, it's the feeling you get from helping someone resolve their problems.
Most of us still remember what is was like, when we first started using computers, experiencing problems, and the hours of research it sometimes took, to resolve the problem.
Having a place like BC to come to, for dependable help, would have made things so much easier.

Contrary to popular belief, there are still some people who enjoy helping others, without the expectation of remuneration.
A simple "Thank you" though, is much appreciated. :thumbsup:
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Posted 28 March 2010 - 09:51 PM

Hi pcgoindown and welcome!

I can make a few suggestions to you regarding your interest in learning about computers.

If you see a magazine laying around that is computer related, take the time to read it.

If you have book stores that stock computer related books, pick one up and read it.

The Internet as it is today is loaded with web sites such as Bleepingcomputer that offer free advice and self-help topics.

This is how we all began our first lessons in how computers work and what we can do with them.

Once we have aquired enough knowledge, we like to share that knowledge with others just as others have shared with us.

Stick around, there is a lot to learn right here at BC and we'd love to share that with people like yourself. :thumbsup:

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#4 pcgoindown

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 03:59 AM

Hey Mr. Bruce

Thanks for your suggestions. I am trying to do these things and will continue. Thanks for working on the site. It is a real treat to have this resource.


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