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    Re: Build it and they will come

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    A word about Callum, i think he fears GD now and doesn't want to come back here
    We all fear GrumbleDook secretly, but just don't like to say anything. Ever wondered why everyone (or nearly everyone) on this board is so well behaved?

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    Re: Build it and they will come

    ooohhh ... someone else scarde of me ...

    mwuhahaha ...

    Mwuhahaha!!!!

    MWUHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!

    erm ... sorry ... I'll get my cape, it's the one next too the white face mask!

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    Re: Build it and they will come

    EduGeek.net will never be a one-stop shop for it all ...
    I would just like to disagree on that one. I have had numerous issues that i needed help resolving. This mainly due to the fact that i knew diddly squat about the fundamental workings of the ICT infrastructure until my first break into the technical side (i owe a nice guy called Clive a BIG thanks for that ). So i needed help with more than a few issues (just search for my username and reduce the hits to 100 per page !) and found the answers to be right here for what i would say was all of my problems.

    I know it sounds like i am brown-nsing but it needs to be said, since forums are very seldom as good as this one. I had an issue recently with OS X integration. I posted on the AFP forum first since it is supposed to be a large community for OS X admins but have yet to get a decent response to help me solve my problem.

    I posted here the following day i think (a long post) and upon posting Kingswood replied with an equally long post and has stayed with me until i could resolve the problems. Not many forums will do that.

    So thank you for all your help with my issues and hopefully i will be able to return the favour when i am as good as you folks.



    OK end of sucking up now!!

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    Re: Build it and they will come

    Ok ... I have had a few messages and emails telling me that saying EduGeek is not a one-stop shop was wrong ...

    I'll explain.

    Take Russell ... as well as being a Site Admin on here, he is also a Mod on the RM forums (bless him ... someone has to do it!), Roberto is a former MVP and I hesitate to think of the amount of time he has spent assisting others on the Microsoft Mac and Virtualisation newsgroups, Linuxgirlie is deeply involved in OSS ... the list goes one ... we have people with interests in nearly everything (even We Will Rock You - the Queen musical!)

    The true benefit of the site is that it is not a one stop shop ... but a meeting point where those with knowledge can share it and point others in the right direction. For those that do have the time and opportunity I would still recommend you visit other forums and take part in diverse groups ... but in the knowledge that you will always come back to EduGeek to make it an even better place and to share you expertise with others ... oh, and to laugh at jokes about Geoff not really existing, Jake not being trusted with members of the female persuasion, discuss which WoW server is best and to reminisce about the days when a computer was something that was used to do serious work like break codes or play pong!

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    Re: Build it and they will come

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    A word about Callum, i think he fears GD now and doesn't want to come back here
    As was famously said on A Touch of Frost many years ago, "beware a man in uniform" and the poor DC and Frost decided it meant Supt. Mullet, but actually it was the bloke that was retired from the army, next thing the poor DC knew, he was in a coffin dead.
    Perhaps Callum saw that and found out that GD is a former Army dude (sorry GD I don't know what part of the Armed Forces you were in so hope Army doesn't cause offence if you were the Navy or something else)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt
    That and the fact he has just revealed that he has never heard of:
    Pong (ok i can accept that)
    PacMan
    Space Invaders
    Doom
    Quake
    Half Life

    8O :? :!:
    Ok, he now needs murdering and disabling from having children, that is a crime against nature! Everyone needs to know at least of Pong, PacMan & Space Invaders, the others are excusable but not them three, they are part of computing history!

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    Re: Build it and they will come

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    ... we have people with interests in nearly everything (even We Will Rock You - the Queen musical!)
    shhhh thats supposed to be our dirty little secret, but I guess tonight were gonna have ourselves a real good time and we will now have to own up that we are crazed rockers that love We Will Rock You but lets see if there is more of us

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    Re: Build it and they will come

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Ok ... I have had a few messages and emails telling me that saying EduGeek is not a one-stop shop was wrong ...
    Think of the bigger picure. Edugeek could become a geek portal.

    For those that do have the time and opportunity I would still recommend you visit other forums and take part in diverse groups
    You always menion the other sites. A list would be nice. So far all there is on the wiki is ICTTechnican.com

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    Re: Build it and they will come

    I can just about understand most of those because Quake came out in, what, 96? which means Callum couldn't have been any older than three or four at the time but come on, Half Life? That's still a franchise that's in use. As is Quake. And Doom. And Pacman. And Space Invaders. Ah crap.

    Kids today eh?

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    Re: Build it and they will come

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    Its a shame that we don't:

    1. Get more non IT literate people (i.e. people who don't work in IT) here to ask their computer questions and get advice.
    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Watch this space ;-)
    Nooooo! Helping out probationary techies is one thing but non-geeks too? That's our day job, isn't it? It woud change the nature of EduGeek.

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    Re: Build it and they will come

    Quote Originally Posted by ITWombat
    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Ok ... I have had a few messages and emails telling me that saying EduGeek is not a one-stop shop was wrong ...
    Think of the bigger picure. Edugeek could become a geek portal.

    For those that do have the time and opportunity I would still recommend you visit other forums and take part in diverse groups
    You always menion the other sites. A list would be nice. So far all there is on the wiki is ICTTechnican.com
    Ok ... your wish is my command.

    My main laptop is shutdown for the night so here is what I can remember off the top of my head

    Updated list on the wiki

    This does not include the Microsoft Public newsgroups available via usenet (microsoft.public.<group>) or via thie web front end ... nor does it include the groups you can only access with Technet or MSDN subscriptions.

    There are a number of other invite only groups I am not likely to include either but it tends to be the same people that are on some of these ones in particular fields ... a number of the NAACE members appear on the educational based ones ... MVPs appear on others, ASEs appear on others ... the OSS lists tend to be open to everyone though :-)

    There are good places for help like www.swynk.com (now part of enterpriseIT Planet I see), or www.swinc.com for Exchange (is their mailing list invite only now too or is someone else hosting? I left about 18 months ago and don't have any archives from the group anymore.)

    I'll have a look at my other mailing lists over the next few days but I am sure others can expand this ... particularily for *nix (lots of LUG about and Sun still have very good lists running).

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    Re: Build it and they will come

    Quote Originally Posted by ITWombat
    Quote Originally Posted by _Bat_
    Its a shame that we don't:

    1. Get more non IT literate people (i.e. people who don't work in IT) here to ask their computer questions and get advice.
    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Watch this space ;-)
    Nooooo! Helping out probationary techies is one thing but non-geeks too? That's our day job, isn't it? It woud change the nature of EduGeek.
    I'm not sure. I can't see it being much of a problem. I for one though am sick of people talking to me and them saying that they went to PC World to get a network card installed and they were charged £80 and it took one week or PC World advised them to get a new computer when their hard drive is broken.

    Even if it does change the nature of edugeek slighty (though for the most part, it'll remain very much the same) I personally would rather this happened and we helped out the wider community.

    A forum such as edugeek is what I like to call open source advice. Everyone can see what goes into it and everyone can contribute. Many people can give their opinion of solutions that have been given to a problem. A shop like PC World giving advice on the other hand is closed source, it comes only from one person or group of people and is very much biased as they can get money out of you if you go down certain routes.

    Plus, quite often people tend to ask the IT guy in their work place their home related IT questions. In other words, they trust us. If they know a forum is full of IT Technicians (as opposed to just random computer fanboys still in secondary school) then I think this place could get extremely well known.

    My 2p.

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