It's even worse in the Linux & Unix sub-forum.
Many of you here I recognise as occasional contributors to to L & U. Windows may have several versions of the core OS.....but with our lot it's a case of over 400 'possibles'.....and some folks still seem to think it doesn't matter. Of course it does..! A few basic details go a long way to pointing us in something approximating the right direction.
Of course, although many of you guys I recognise as intelligent, talented individuals, in the main we're dealing with the great 'unwashed'.....who, in so many cases, simply state 'My 'puter's broke....help me.'
????? We're none of us mind-readers.....and I doubt many here are particularly talented when it comes to using a crystal ball, either.
In truth, it's not always that bad; with many who choose to use Linux it is a conscious decision to do so.....which implies some degree of thought, and consideration, and deliberation. And that implies a certain degree of intelligence. On the Puppy Linux Forums, where I've been a regular for some years, we perhaps have it worse than many; at the last count, there were over 170 different 'spins' on Puppy alone.....
Doesn't make it easy. And trying to coax information out of some individuals is worse than attempting to extract blood from a stone..!
Edited by Mike_Walsh, 11 April 2017 - 05:49 PM.
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