Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Nicholas Stauffer, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. What is this helpdesk for????
    Nicholas Stauffer, Mar 24, 2006
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    Evan Platt Guest

    Why not look through some of the pasts posts and get an idea?
    Evan Platt, Mar 24, 2006
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    Jimchip Guest

    Or better:
    What is this helpdesk *not* for????
    (and it's good to learn the answer to that, which you can,
    by just reading the newsgroup for awhile).

    It turns out that it's not a 'helpdesk' like you think.

    One thing I know *for a fact* is that *24hoursupport.helpdesk*
    does show up (still) as the first group on many newsserver
    Jimchip, Mar 25, 2006
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    vadbury Guest

    Hey Nick
    unfortunately this is one ng that you do not want to be using
    your default email account, nor your real name.
    I've munged the above details, but the bots will probably have
    got it by now..........
    vadbury, Mar 25, 2006
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    Evan Platt Guest

    I see no problem with using my real name, however I wouldn't use my
    real e-mail address in ANY newsgroup.

    the bots don't harvest addresses from the body of messages, only the
    Evan Platt, Mar 25, 2006
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    Plato Guest

    Plato, Mar 25, 2006
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    Aardvark Guest

    Just remember that the NG name is heavily laced with large ladles full of
    irony :)
    Aardvark, Mar 25, 2006
  8. Everyone but you. Sorry!
    Blinky the Shark, Mar 25, 2006
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    vadbury Guest

    Valid and accurate point, but as you will know there are others
    who will - for pure spite - "harvest" user names and addies......
    Alas it is all just trash online these days....................
    vadbury, Mar 25, 2006
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    Vanguard Guest

    But not on all lists. Some have newsgroup names starting with "0"
    (zero), like "0.test".
    Vanguard, Mar 25, 2006
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    Vanguard Guest

    What do YOU want it to be for????
    Vanguard, Mar 25, 2006
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    Mandy Guest

    Theoreticaly anything.
    If you'd asked a non-I.T. question & someone had jumped on it saying that
    the question was [OT], people would have shit canned that response saying
    that this newsgroup was for anything. However because you asked the question
    directly, you will get a lot of stupid responses.
    Mandy, Mar 25, 2006
  13. Nicholas Stauffer wrote on 24-03-06 15:59 :
    endless amusement of those who actually know what is going on behind the scenery.
    [email protected], Mar 25, 2006
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    gangle Guest

    gangle, Mar 25, 2006
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    Scraggy Guest

    The other 8% may cover subjects such as broken tractors, burnt sausages and
    holes in the ground. There is the occasional IT related question.
    Scraggy, Mar 25, 2006
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    gangle Guest

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    Whiskers Guest

    People :))
    Whiskers, Mar 25, 2006
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    Gordon Guest

    Gordon, Mar 25, 2006
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    gangle Guest

    gangle, Mar 25, 2006
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    Jimchip Guest

    LOL, but I didn't even follow the link.
    Jimchip, Mar 25, 2006
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