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Hi Everyone,
Although it seems it should be common sence not to post a reply to a problem with your problem. There is an option to create a new topic when you have a computer problem. I have noticed in the last thre posts I have read, it has gone something like this. to your problem. It is

Hi my problem is and what ever it is any help would be nice.

Hey everyone,
I have a problem as well.

Although I am not an admin I am however a blind user and so when I read posts it would be nice for them to relate to one an other. If you have a problem even if you think it is related to the other poster, create a new topic.

A good rule of thum if you are not replying to someones post, it would be best to create a new one. I am not saying this due to the fact that I am a blind person, but it is the respectful thing to do in fourms. For those of you who were not aware this kind of thing is refered to as highjacking someones elses thred, Although it is not a written rule, it is the respectful thing to do. Not only will things relate to the posters topic but it is a way of gaining respect from people. You could compair it to taking someones chat text and changing the topic to the point of where everyone is lost.

Hope this peace of advice is helpful to gaining a good rep on the fourms,
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Don't PM me for help, but post in the best topic on the fourm and sit and wait for a reply as I do not know everything, but what I do know I am willing to share.

Edited by blindhelpfultech, 16 November 2012 - 08:03 PM.

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Good post. Unfortunately, the people who need to read this won't.

I think it's human nature to say "ME TOO"!

We do often split off a post like this into it's own thread, but not always.
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Hey Rich,

Although I do not mean to be mean about it, but part of peoples problems are they do not like to learn or read, I am enjoying Geek U o wait I read through anything that is pinned at the top and I look up my information and then ask for help. Part of the problem is people don't know or care to read. I can't help it I enjoy learning but at the same time a lot of things would be fixed if people learned how to reserch or document their problem in whole with all the error message.

Proud to be a Geek U Student, like to learn new things and apply them,
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In the malware removal forums, replies are restricted to certain forum usergroups. This is because of the potential for harm and abuse. While in the operating system, hardware... tech forums we allow and encourage ALL forum members to post replies.

While moderators and admins could split a topic every time someone post a "me too" reply, I don't think that would benefit the original posters, or those replying. In addition, these new participants to a topic add valuable information, or even the solution.

I do understand that using a reader it's easier to follow a one-on-one discussion. Sighted uses have additional visual clues to identify participants, like avatars and signatures. While one-to-one topics would also be easier for them to follow, it's now how the "community" of a forum works the best.
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