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#1 Cynthia Moore

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Posted 30 May 2015 - 10:49 AM

Would it make sense to have a separate forum for backup & data security software in the Software section (or possibly in the Security section)? There is already a separate section for graphics and A/V. It seems to me that backup is at least as important as those and has considerations that are at least as particular.


I am never sure whether to post a software question in the Business Applications section or the All Other Applications section. I guess questions about spreadsheets & presentation software would go in Business, but what about word processors? Does desktop publishing go in Business and word processing in Other? And what about financial software? Does Quickbooks go in Business and Quicken in Other? Where does Outlook belong or Acrobat? And what about file managers and other utilities? Or do they go in one of the Windows forums?


I notice that the Other forum has about twice the activity of the Business forum, so I guess I go there if in doubt.


I know that wherever you draw the line, there will always be many things that could go either way.


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Posted 30 May 2015 - 10:44 PM

Business applications are those programs that would be used in a business or office, though many can also be used for personal reasons.  So, word processing programs, financial software etc. would go under business applications.  Programs like browsers and e-mail (which includes Outlook), however, go here:
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Posted 31 May 2015 - 01:41 AM


I know that wherever you draw the line, there will always be many things that could go either way.

And if it happens it happens type of thing, The hard working and understanding Moderators, Global mods and Admin will move it into the right section without any fuss, and will PM you to let you know where they moved it and why.  Service with a smile.

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