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What to do while waiting for a reply to question
« on: March 11, 2009, 11:42:46 AM »
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    Re: What to do while waiting for a reply to question
    « Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 11:47:17 AM »
    That is good advice for new user, I like to add that if you probably become a regular here that is the best thing to do.  If not some of those steps still relate.
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    Re: What to do while waiting for a reply to question
    « Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 10:46:29 PM »
    I am impressed with your set up and how helpful this forum is. I had never seen an SMF forum that has the help bar at the top and so many helpful sections and I run my own SMF forums as well as help run another SMF forums.

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    Re: What to do while waiting for a reply to question
    « Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009, 07:29:34 PM »
    I am impressed with your set up and how helpful this forum is. I had never seen an SMF forum that has the help bar at the top and so many helpful sections and I run my own SMF forums as well as help run another SMF forums.
    Well that's good to hear and thanks. My intentions are always to make things as easy as possible since usually people with computer issues are frustrated enough as it is when they're having computer problems. Still not as easy as I'd like it to be but it's getting there.

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      Re: What to do while waiting for a reply to question
      « Reply #4 on: August 22, 2009, 05:08:46 AM »
      Thank you.

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        « Reply #5 on: September 04, 2009, 10:53:17 PM »
        Very bad UI here. Can't find New Topic button. Can't find avatar button. Wastes a lot of time. A good webmaster knows when that happens people hit the back button and don't come back.

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        Re: What to do while waiting for a reply to question
        « Reply #6 on: September 04, 2009, 10:56:28 PM »
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        That is good advice for new user, I like to add that if you probably become a regular here that is the best thing to do.  If not some of those steps still relate.

        He may have had you in mind, squall_01.

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        Re: What to do while waiting for a reply to question
        « Reply #7 on: September 04, 2009, 10:58:35 PM »
        the "new topic" button isn't available in the "windows" forum (in an attempt to encourage users to post in the appropriate subforum for their specific OS), but in those forums where it is available it is in a conspicious location that won't differ much from other forums.

        There is no Avatar button, so not being able to find one is not surprising.
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        Re: Ridiculous
        « Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009, 08:31:26 AM »
        Very bad UI here. Can't find New Topic button. Can't find avatar button. Wastes a lot of time. A good webmaster knows when that happens people hit the back button and don't come back.

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          Re: What to do while waiting for a reply to question
          « Reply #9 on: October 06, 2009, 04:38:12 PM »
          This site is great

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            Re: What to do while waiting for a reply to question
            « Reply #10 on: November 01, 2009, 04:03:06 AM »
            The Computer Hope forums are filled with a lot of different things that can be done while waiting for a reply your question or other post. Below are a few examples.

            Tip: You can always check the "Notify me of replies" box when creating a new post to have an e-mail sent to you when a new reply occurs and/or click the Notify button () on any post or board to get notified when new posts occur.

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            • Visit the Computer News section to find posts about the latest happenings in the computer industry.
            • Check out the Computer Hope groups, where members get together and share common interests, help compete in competitions, and participate in other Computer Hope activities.
            • Come talk about anything (within forum rules) in the off topic section.
            • Visit the Forum FAQ, a fantastic collection of commonly asked questions and other helpful information on everything relating to computers.
            • Come participate in this months poll in the other section.
            • Visit the Computer Hope chat and talk with other Computer Hope members and guests.

            Thanks

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              Re: What to do while waiting for a reply to question
              « Reply #11 on: January 07, 2010, 09:53:46 AM »
              from what i see this site is great.  I have used the help many times in the past and the forum is an additional bonus to seek advice from others.
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              Re: What to do while waiting for a reply to question
              « Reply #12 on: January 09, 2010, 06:14:46 PM »
              from what i see this site is great.  I have used the help many times in the past and the forum is an additional bonus to seek advice from others.
              I used to need help a lot, and now I even help out others. I always am glad to hear that members are getting good responses from other members and they find the forum easy to use.
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              Re: What to do while waiting for a reply to question
              « Reply #13 on: January 09, 2010, 06:17:32 PM »
              I'm still beyond help.  I do manage to amuse myself though...
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                Re: What to do while waiting for a reply to question
                « Reply #14 on: May 16, 2010, 01:22:25 PM »
                have been offline for a long time good to be back