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  1. Joined : Sep 2014
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       14 Sep 2015 #11

    Wynona said: View Post
    No, thanky, Gary. I'd keep forgetting to update the build number in my specs. Not only that, your system should be static and shouldn't have to be changed intermittently.
    The system specs are there for a reason. It takes about 2 seconds to change the 2 to a 7. On preview builds I can see people not wanting to take that amount of time but since the builds are not changing as fast any more it would be an easy task. But failing to put in the rest of your system specs should be required. It is easier to help someone if you are aware of the system that they are on. I have seen many ask for the specs which just wastes time and resources.
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,795
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       14 Sep 2015 #12

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Sadly too many members just continue a thread without starting a new one and it can make it hard to tell what their issue really is. I would really like to see that each new question have it's own thread but I know that's never going to happen.
    Not unless the experienced helpers (or even the OP) stomp on their fingers and tell them to start their own thread.

    And we all know that's pretty much impolite and politically incorrect.

    We can't leave it to the admins because they already have enough to do without holding the hands of those who make such a mistake. Some don't know better and some just don't care.

    The experienced ones could say something like:

    This thread was started by Joe Blow. We're trying to solve his problem. Your problem is different, so would you please start a new thread detailing your questions.

    Something like that . . .
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  3. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Sep 2015 #13

    Gary said: View Post
    The system specs are there for a reason. It takes about 2 seconds to change the 2 to a 7. On preview builds I can see people not wanting to take that amount of time but since the builds are not changing as fast any more it would be an easy task. But failing to put in the rest of your system specs should be required. It is easier to help someone if you are aware of the system that they are on. I have seen many ask for the specs which just wastes time and resources.
    This is a John decision and he decided not to have that requirement. Is it necessary.. I don't think so in every case but if you think so then discuss this with the boss(John).
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,795
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       14 Sep 2015 #14

    Gary said: View Post
    The system specs are there for a reason. It takes about 2 seconds to change the 2 to a 7. On preview builds I can see people not wanting to take that amount of time but since the builds are not changing as fast any more it would be an easy task. But failing to put in the rest of your system specs should be required. It is easier to help someone if you are aware of the system that they are on. I have seen many ask for the specs which just wastes time and resources.
    I agree that system specs should be a requirement; however, mine would be pretty crowded with four computers. Again, though, how would you govern it. Our admins have enough to do without holding our hands and directing us to follow the rules.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Sep 2015 #15

    Wynona said: View Post
    Not unless the experienced helpers (or even the OP) stomp on their fingers and tell them to start their own thread.

    And we all know that's pretty much impolite and politically incorrect.

    We can't leave it to the admins because they already have enough to do without holding the hands of those who make such a mistake. Some don't know better and some just don't care.

    The experienced ones could say something like:

    This thread was started by Joe Blow. We're trying to solve his problem. Your problem is different, so would you please start a new thread detailing your questions.

    Something like that . . .
    That might work in a few cases but in most it's just a waste of time.. well that's my experience in other forums.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       14 Sep 2015 #16

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    That might work in a few cases but in most it's just a waste of time.. well that's my experience in other forums.
    It was just a suggestion and if it is a waste of time why did you do it? You did for the same reason Wynona and I did, it is the right thing to do. I would say that in the BSOD section, this would be very helpful, But in the Windows Insider section not so much. One would have to wonder why someone is NOT using the latest build.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Polk County Texas USA
    Posts : 11,795
    Windows 10 Insider Preview
       14 Sep 2015 #17

    Gary said: View Post
    It was just a suggestion and if it is a waste of time why did you do it? You did for the same reason Wynona and I did, it is the right thing to do. I would say that in the BSOD section, this would be very helpful, But in the Windows Insider section not so much. One would have to wonder why someone is NOT using the latest build.
    Gary, I didn't say I'd done it; just that it might be a good idea. And, BunnyJ didn't say he'd done it either; he may have, but most likely, he's seen others do it and the results thereof.

    Bottom line . . . well, seems as how there isn't one.
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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Sep 2015 #18

    Gary said: View Post
    It was just a suggestion and if it is a waste of time why did you do it? You did for the same reason Wynona and I did, it is the right thing to do. I would say that in the BSOD section, this would be very helpful, But in the Windows Insider section not so much. One would have to wonder why someone is NOT using the latest build.
    Well,, first off I know the parts that are in my PC.. and that's why I did that.
    Second, Many members who come here to get answers likely have no idea what parts are in their PC/Device. So how can we expect them to fully fill out the specs. Yes,, Make and Model might help but I suspect many are here for what they feel are issues and are not going to take the time to fill out the specs.

    Just my 2c..
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  9. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       14 Sep 2015 #19

    There are numerous programs that can inform users what they are using such as Speccy, SIV, SIW and many other ways. Just look HERE

    Maybe someone will read this and learn something??
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,939
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Sep 2015 #20

    Gary said: View Post
    There are numerous programs that can inform users what they are using such as Speccy, SIV, SIW and many other ways. Just look HERE

    Maybe someone will read this and learn something??
    Ah.. you really expect someone who just uses their PC for say email/Facebook and the like will take the time to read/understand how to use that and post their specs for that they perceive as a simple question??
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