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Is this forum a good fit for computer beginners?


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#1 kchrome7

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:21 AM

Or if there is a recommended forum alternative? Thanks!



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:37 AM

First of all - welcome to BC !

 

Is it a good fit ?

 

If you are looking for help and advice on problems with a computer, yes. If you are looking for advice on hardware or software choices, yes. If you are looking for advice and instruction on basic usage procedures - as an example, how do I copy a paragraph from one document to another - perhaps less so.

 

BC is a web-site set up primarily to help solve problems with computers. The best thing is to take a look around the different sections and get a feel for what the membership does, what questions get asked and how they get answered.

 

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:44 AM

Wow, thanks so much for such a detailed and quick response! This helps a lot!



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 11:39 AM

There are many web sites that offer tutorials for system building.  BC offers the most comprehensive  anti-virus forums I've seen on any site.  Short of attending a junior college and taking some basic electronics courses,  online courses would allow learning at your own pace.



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 03:34 PM

:welcome: to Bleeping Computer.

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 03:50 PM

Bleeping Computers Mission Statement....

 

 

"Bleeping Computer is a community devoted to providing free original content, consisting of computer help and tutorials, in such a way that the beginning computer user can understand..

 

G'day kchrome7, and Welcome to BC

 

Yes......you have come to the right spot.

 

Developing an ability to navigate around the site, in and out of all the various areas is a good first step. Take note of the manner in which members do and say things.

 

Ask any question at all. There is no such thing as a dumb question.  I remember asking here..."how do I copy and paste"....and I received an answer.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 05:01 PM

Thanks Condoblock for your candidness and sharing of your experience with BC.

 

Thanks mjd420nova for your input, it was good to know about the antivirus feature.

 

Thanks quietman7 for directing me to the welcome info!


Edited by kchrome7, 11 August 2015 - 05:06 PM.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 05:04 PM

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