On Jul 29, 6:29*pm, "lenny109" <le...@newsgroup> wrote:
> I was just looking at a post from Mygposts about a batch file that he needed
> and the replies, especially the one from Pegasus, and thinking about all the
> stupid post questions I have left over the years and it got me thinking.
> There really should be some type of award or awards ceremony to recognise
> the time and effort and dedication that group posters give to these groups.
> People like Pegasus, Gerry, Malke, Roady etc, etc, etc. I am absolutely
> amazed at the dedication they give. They have saved me soooo many hours of
> frustration. Because of these people I am able to run my computers, my
> business and my life in the knowledge that I am usually only an hour froman
> answer. *Not just these newsgoups/forums but all of them. They all havea
> few posters who manage to answer 85% of everything.
> I just thought it was time to say a massive thanks to them all. I hope you
> all understand just how much I at least appreciate your efforts. HUGE
> P.S. No, I am not about to end it all and I am not an emotional person, Iam
> not drunk either.... but it is getting late
I hope your awards ceremony includes many categories besides things
besides "most helpful advice". There are so many good ones.
We can start by defining some categories for the awards.
Most likely to suggest a System Restore as first solution
Most likely to suggest a Repair Install as a first solution
Most likely to include registry edits as first solution
Most likely to offer sfc /scannow as a solution, but not include
Most likely to suggest running memtest86 overnight
Most likely to suggest creating a knoppix CD
Most likely to continue offering solutions to undefined problems
Most likely to includes the words "try", "might", "maybe", "could be"
and "should" in the solution
Most likely to suggest applying solutions with zero explanation or
documentation (faith based healing)
Most likely to offer a fix for th problem symptom and not the problem
Most likely to believe "workaround" and "solution" have the same
Most likely to offer solutions requiring possession, knowledge and use
of a multimeter
Most likely to offer slaving suspicious drive in a second computer
Most likely to suggest "spare" case, power supply, monitor, video
card, keyboard, mouse
Most likely to suggest a BIOS reset as a solution
Most likely to suggest a dust bunny removal exercise as a solution
Most likely to offer a batch file as a solution
Most likely to be a sarcastic boob (I win!).