Posting in OS

?

Include Windows version in Post

  1. Yes

    2 vote(s)
    50.0%
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
    50.0%
  3. Seperate versions

    1 vote(s)
    25.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
By zipperman
May 30, 2008
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  1. Your Windows OS version should be first and formost in post.
    :)
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,510   +308

    Agreed on with kimsland :)
  4. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 1,423   +7

    System Specs is ok

    If i reply to a post of an OS i understand.Adding XP or Vista to the title
    is what i meant to say,like,
    Help with sound problem.
    XP sound problem.
    This is even less space,we know it's for help.:D
  5. zipperman

    zipperman Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 1,423   +7

    Besides System Specs is optional.
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Which one:
    32 Bit
    64 Bit
    Home
    Pro
    Media Center
    Upgrade/full

    Too many questions from doing this

    Better for support staff, just to state, "Please put your System Specs in your Profile"
  7. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,510   +308

    I think zipperman is trying to describe a different problem than simply stating your OS in the subject line.

    And I agree that sometimes we get too many threads with generic "I need help" topics. I have been fighting those for as long as I can remember but it's really hard to establish rules that will be followed by members as we'd want them to ideally.

    In fact, I come to the forums 1-2 times a day not to read but to moderate and edit thread titles. So rather than establishing a requirement to post the OS on the thread title or first thing in the post, we should look for mechanisms that can help educating new users on the proper rules to post a thread with a meaningful description on both title and content.

    I'm more than open to new ideas on this regard.
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Needs to be on the first login page
    Lots of info, with a "Do not show this again option"
    Removing the cookie will make the page show again, on next login, but I'm happy with that.
    Basically this page could be attached to the forums not the front page


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