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#1 lizbeth

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 08:11 AM

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As i,m relatively new to this world of computing, soaking everthing up in this new adventure, wanting to learn everything as of yesterday, have been visiting all the newsgroups for purpose of education if nothing else, looked in on Windows Newsgroups and perhaps i picked a bad day, I was quite shocked by the abuse that people were spouting off at one another, Is this the norm? it just seemed so negative and sad, i am not naive by any means but lifes so short to be so full of this negative hostility !! it made me feel a liitle insecure and would feel uncomfortable as a newbee about asking for help if i had a prob on Windows Newsgroups That,s why i feel good about this sight you seem so friendly perhaps i just picked a bad day :thumbsup: anyway am off now for a workout before my day off comes to an end :flowers: Have a nice one

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:01 AM

It is with regret that I must report that many of the technical newsgroups tend toward discourtesy and showmanship. You will learn a lot more from end-user communities such as BC, where the forums provide genuine help and assistance.
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:20 AM

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:42 AM

I'm impressed that a self-proclaimed 'newbie' is even aware of the existance of usenet newsgroups.

Yes, as jg indicates, the newgroups can be full of 'flame'. One reason is that almost all newsgroups are totally unmoderated - as opposed to communities such as BleepingComputer where the moderators have the ability to intervene before such behavior gets out of control.
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 11:51 AM

:thumbsup: thumbsup:

Thankyou guys for your support, was a bit worried i might have been over sensitive, glad to know i was,nt being paranoid :inlove: If it,s ok with you guys i,m feeling quite at home here already, anything i need to know i will log on here for all future help. Printed off some off your tutorials,have been studying them most of the day and learn,t lots and lots. Will commence the follow on course of my basic computing class 18th July and am going to recommend this forum to my fellow students of course when my tutor is,nt looking :flowers: I,m sure to impress with what iv,e learned in my spare time

Windows Newsgroups who needs them :cool: Ps if they try and sue me you wo,nt give out my email address guys :trumpet:

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 12:22 PM

... and am going to recommend this forum to my fellow students of course when my tutor is,nt looking :thumbsup:

Why not recommend it to him, also?
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Posted 20 June 2006 - 12:31 PM

usenet :thumbsup: ? rude, crude, and abusive? in the understatement of the year "yes" :inlove: one should be attired in only the greatest latest "virtual" nomex and have a very thick skin to survive there without becoming a foul being or worse, such as the many "trolls" :flowers: who exist therein :trumpet:

the only news group I occasionally visit is
news.grc.com , your best bet is to stay a "lurker"

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 08:31 AM

Decided to play safe an become a lurker as you say . Will have to be like these guys :thumbsup: :trumpet: :) :P :inlove: i guess to post in a Windows news group especially if your a newbee :cool: be happy and prosper B)


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Posted 21 June 2006 - 01:37 PM

I concur with lizbeth.The Windows newsgroup was the first forum I went to when I got my home PC six months ago. Got to the point with them, that once I replied with "..hey,give a girl a break..."!(BTW, I'm actually a nice person & certainly don't mean to sound like I'm bashing) I am so impressed with the support & assistance of BC, it has proven to be a great learning tool and everyone here is genuine!
From one newbie to another...Happy & Safe computing! :thumbsup:
Edit: Should mention that I did get exceptional help(from the windows forum)once when I had a virus,shortly after I set up my PC.Needless to say,I was scared & confused so we ended up e-mailing and even talked on the phone to get my problem solved! He sent me to BC to post a hijack log....so there is at least one good apple in that barrel!

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 06:36 AM

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Lizbeth, here great to have more support on the subject, that we wo,nt mention :P just between you and i, like yourself always managed to get through my life thinking i was a very nice and caring B) considerate human being, never unwittingly caused any illwill or hurt to anyone found myself being sucked right in with the diatribe on the forum that we won,t :thumbsup: ,mention i actually let myself down by rising to the bait and firing back :cool: must be the celt in me, Scottish from Irish decent very unlike me, boy i would,nt recommend it BIG!!!!!! mistake . I had set my IE6 security so tight that when on the internet no pictures were being downloaded and being new i couldn,t workout what i had done wrong so liz had an idea :) Help is at hand go to the Forum we wo,nt mention help is but a click away : ,After i asked my newbee question this was one of my replies ,

Jeeze are you dumb!!!

Another, if your so concerned about security what are you using IE6 for Had,nt they read the part about being a newbee i asked myself dah! iv,e barely just managed to work out what IE6 is all about and i was not it seems getting that point across, all i got was just a lot of hot air :trumpet: :) I would like to add i,ve written the biblical replies to my question you understand. Well anyway back to leaving myself open by sending a celtic version of the ultimate put down, no profanity i can assure i am an adult afterall :flowers: I was unindated with notifications about replies to my remark. So they were all unread and i had to put a block on my outlook etc,etc not to receive any other notifications. So from a newbee! who took the bait and learn,t the hard way Never leave yourself open to abuse Sooo!! ize goin to be a good girl from now on ize am !!! Well time to go work is beckoning if i could play the bagpipes i would give a little fanfare heralding my departure! boy are you,se the lucky guys!!!

So be happy lifes for the living your a long time dead, i should no some of my friends have been dead for years : keep up the good work guys

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 10:39 AM

Aye Lassie, lot of big mouth ,little brain types on usenet.
you could do worst then hangin around here.
My Dads side were all Scots, my Mothers side Norse/Germanic :thumbsup:
(accounts for my fondness of beer & bagpipe music I suspect :flowers: )
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http://www.franksradio.net/music/
I've been to the Shetland Islands and England, but never Scotland
some day I will hopefully. :trumpet:

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 11:14 AM

newsgroups.... who needs 'em? As far as I'm concerned, they are pointless. Forums are the future of digital conversation.....
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Posted 22 June 2006 - 12:41 PM

Aye Lassie, lot of big mouth ,little brain types on usenet.


Lot's of good, knowledgable people there too. You just need to get through the trash.

newsgroups.... who needs 'em? As far as I'm concerned, they are pointless. Forums are the future of digital conversation.....


(disclaimer: I grew up on Fidonet, then Usenet)

The problem with forums like this is that they tend to scatter the experts all over the place. If you have a question about, say, booting your Artig 2300 Excelsior computer to Vista, where do you go to ask? Are the answers here? Are the answers on Newbie.com? Are the answers on WinAnswers.org, or perhaps Askafriend.net? Before the introduction of these types of community forums, the majority of the experts where on usenet - if you asked a question you were more likely to find someone with the definative answer than you are on a typical BBS.

As a personal example, my other hobby is rocketry. Among others, we have http://www.rocketryforum.com/ , http://www.rocketryonline.com/modules.php?name=Forums , http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/ as well as a number of yahoo groups. The 'experts' are somewhat scattered. But almost everyone follows rec.models.rockets and alt.binaries.models.rockets.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 04:06 PM

Lot's of good, knowledgable people there too. You just need to get through the trash.


Didn't mean there wasn't :thumbsup: but as you said there's alot of "trash" to
dig thru to find your treasure.
asking a "n00b" question and one rather more specific will get
a entirely different responce from what I remember :flowers:
other than GRC(" it's not usenet") ,I do goto alt.archery
and alt.archery.traditional(not much happening there , plus I don't do
the "target" stuff any more , just occasional stump shooting with a recurve)
other than those two haven't bothered with usenet for years
almost all the alt.binaries I've been to were way to infested by
porn and viral downloads for me to bother with back then.
(I may check into some for aviation just to see if anything's different)
altho the one alt binaries you listed was free of such as well
as rec.models.rockets. of course there seems to be little traffic on
yours or mine. a mixed blessing ?

have a good one

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 05:03 AM

:P lizbeth again,

Hi guys,

Keeping up to date with all your posts discussing newsgroups etc, all good stuff lots to think about and :inlove: chew over, am learning new things day by day :) even beginning to pick up all your little sayings and pc lingo and using your tutorials to the utmost. Have to commend you on your tutorials iv,e learned so much as a result and they are so easy to follow but to veer :cool: would like to say to noone! in reply to your post Och aye laddie so you,ve got Scottish blood running through your veins don,t us Scots get around!! Did,nt you find Shetland isles cold :thumbsup: although am an avid traveller, travelling the world is a passion Iv,e never been to the Shetlands i tend to look to sunnier climates, i,m sure i must have been a SunGod in a previous lifetime :) My last holiday was on the hawaian islands last year end of, and was honoured to visit Pearl Habour it was a very moving experience and not to be missed. Iv,e been to Miami,Sanfrancisco,Florida,Maine,all over the carribean twice over, and also a fair part of Europe however in all my travels i find as a race we,re not all that different just wan,t to be happy!! Here i go again back on my soapbox :trumpet: boy can i Blether as we say back here in Scotland ie:some one that talks way too much so if it,s ok with you guys i,ll just post my probs to this forum as feeling at home already

So be happy liz is now leaving the building B)

:flowers: lizbeth again,



Mod Edit: Deleted an accidental double posting. ;)

Edited by Scarlett, 23 June 2006 - 06:56 AM.





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