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Time Wasting Exercises in Futility

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#1 vvgidus


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 07:25 PM

I acknowledge that websites like stackoverflow, bleeping computer and others provide a needed and helpful service. However, the value of that service is limited by the processes of signing jup for the service, responding to a validation notification and then being compelled to read a tutorial on how to get to the answers you need to solve the problem at hand.  I did not sign up for a master class on using your services; I signed up to see if you could directly and quickly point me in the direction of an answer to problem I am experiencing.


Whereas my complaint may come across as totally unappreciative to you, I recommend that you vist and register for help at 3  or more (almost any)  of these "help" sights and waste 30 to 45 minutes without even having a clear opportunity to post your "issue" or ask your question then you might come around to my conclusion that getting to HELP is a complete  Time Wasting Exercise in Futility.  

I am certain that you have good reasons for the protocols you have established as a necessary regimen for a seeker to get help from your website - but might I suggest that - "There Must Be A Better, Less Time-Consuming and Ultimately Less Frustrating Way To Ask A Simple Question?"

I have expended an extra 15 minutes of my very valuable, limited and irreplaceable time to think through and write this suggestion - I hope you will give it equally valuable consideration.

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#2 iMacg3


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:06 PM


I must respectfully disagree with your point of view. When I signed up a few years ago, it took me a few minutes to register, then check my email account for a validation email. Then I clicked on the link and validated the account. Then I was able to post my question. It did not take me "30 to 45 minutes" to do this. Therefore, I respectfully disagree with your opinion.

If you have any questions, please post them in the forum category that best fits your question.

Thanks. :)

Edited by iMacg3, 08 August 2018 - 08:06 PM.

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#3 Condobloke


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:12 PM

:hysterical:....love it !


you could have simply told us you are pissed off.


take the line of least resistance...  make a post about your problem.


btw...Welcome to BC.

Edited by Condobloke, 08 August 2018 - 08:13 PM.

Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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#4 mjd420nova


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 10:03 AM

Before I joined BC, I spent almost a year looking through posts and finding solutions to faults I'd encountered in my job.  When I realized that my experiences as a field tech and engineer could help others solve their problems, I signed up and joined.  The tutorials are of a great help and I often direct many users (clients) to look through them to find their own solutions instead of calling me.  No great loss, I have more than enough clients who keep calling for service.  Any help I can offer seldom out-weighs the help I receive from the members.   Have a good day.

#5 britechguy


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:10 AM

If the price of free admission to BC or any other site, which is a few minutes of time to register, is too high then you do not really place much value on what you can get out of the site, even as an end user.


I'm sorry, but this site, and many others of a similar ilk about specialized areas of knowledge, where experts in their fields (and/or just people very well versed in their fields) congregate and exchange valuable information, at no cost, are worth a few minutes of your time to register as a requirement for being able to have two-way interactions rather than just being able to read (which is hugely valuable on its own, by the way).


Your position is utterly without merit.

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