Would it be possable to pick up some pointers just by monitoring the posts on this site? Is that allowed?
That is actually encouraged here. The best way for us all to learn, is from watching each others' work. Ask questions when you don't understand. Some of our best Experts do, even. As you know, working with pc's is a constant learning experience.
If you see a thread someone posts a question say in the Hardware forum, and you know the answer..you can jump in and help them. If you aren't sure, but would like to know, simply subscribe to the topic to watch it. To subscribe to a thread, click on the arrow next to the word Options at the upper right hand corner of a topic. Click on "Subscribe to this thread". At the next screen, choose "no email notification". (this is how *I* do it).
Then each time you want to check your topics, go to your "My Controls" and on the left, click on "View Topics" under where it says Subscriptions. That takes you to a list of all your subscribed topics.
If I get into GeeksToGo as deeply as I'd like to, I would have to set up a 'puter for my Grandson who lives with me
Tell Adam that Aunt Kathie said he doesn't need to play online