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    It's What You Don't Know You Don't Know


    Words I have lived by:

    It's not what you know
    It's not what you don't know
    It's what you don't know you don't know
    That can ruin your day

    Over the years I have visited numerous Forum sites seeking answers and help. I noticed many have a sticky at the top of the Home Page and Search Result Page to help the forum infants help themselves, if they will read it. As I have just registered here, I am asking if this is something that has already been given consideration? Valuable or not?

    Some infant behavior I have observed is "Help Me" as a heading; non-descriptive. Expecting someone else to do all their research for them; although the forum search engine does seem to find nothing or everything. Not including the steps already tried to remedy their issue; posting "tried that" repeatedly wastes valuable time. No system details.

    I think the issue is the infants won't know what they don't know unless someone tries to explain it to them. There will always be those who just don't get it. We try to help them anyway. As new Windows move to retail, those who seek help will have vastly varying abilities. Isn't it true that the infants will be the most difficult to help, but are also those who most need our help?

    Robert
    Last edited by iseeuu; 03 Aug 2009 at 13:31.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
    Its not what you know
    Its not what you don't know
    Its what you don't know you don't know
    That can ruin your day
    For the grammar/sp nazi in me, use "it's" contraction, not "its" possessive.

    Any ways, I'd like to add to that...

    The wisdom you've acquired will help you deal with the knowledge you haven't learned.

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    Donald Rumsfeld is that you?


    Not off to a good start with the first post being this, sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy View Post
    Donald Rumsfeld is that you?


    Not off to a good start with the first post being this, sorry.
    Its OK, really. The Misses is an English major and has for the past 30 or so years been correcting my spelling and grammar. She just can't be looking over my shoulder all the time. I appreciate someone who catches those things and is willing to speak up!

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    I meant I was not on a good start with this being my first post, sorry for the confusion.

    I'm going to lay down coming off the pain killers and antibiotics are making me feel weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammy View Post
    I meant I was not on a good start with this being my first post, sorry for the confusion.

    I'm going to lay down coming off the pain killers and antibiotics are making me feel weird.
    OK ...... That's no problem either. Welcome to THE Windows 8 Forums!! I am honored you chose to make your first post in my thread.

    Pain killers can be a pain to get off of ... I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciphernemo View Post
    For the grammar/sp nazi in me, use "it's" contraction, not "its" possessive.

    Any ways, I'd like to add to that...

    The wisdom you've acquired will help you deal with the knowledge you haven't learned.

    I'm sorry ciphernemo, but you have failed your own grammar scrutiny.


    You can't learn knowledge. You acquire it, just as you do wisdom.


    Greetz (slang)
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    Pain killers can be a pain to get off of ... I know. Tell me about it 11 years on Percodan and Morphine. I go thru hell if I go 12 hrs without taking my meds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
    Pain killers can be a pain to get off of ... I know. Tell me about it 11 years on Percodan and Morphine. I go thru hell if I go 12 hrs without taking my meds.
    I don't think I have ever taken more than 1 Advil a week.. If even that.

    Sean
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    Quote Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
    Words I have lived by:

    It's not what you know
    It's not what you don't know
    It's what you don't know you don't know
    That can ruin your day

    Over the years I have visited numerous Forum sites seeking answers and help. I noticed many have a sticky at the top of the Home Page and Search Result Page to help the forum infants help themselves, if they will read it. As I have just registered here, I am asking if this is something that has already been given consideration? Valuable or not?

    Some infant behavior I have observed is "Help Me" as a heading; non-descriptive. Expecting someone else to do all their research for them; although the forum search engine does seem to find nothing or everything. Not including the steps already tried to remedy their issue; posting "tried that" repeatedly wastes valuable time. No system details.

    I think the issue is the infants won't know what they don't know unless someone tries to explain it to them. There will always be those who just don't get it. We try to help them anyway. As new Windows move to retail, those who seek help will have vastly varying abilities. Isn't it true that the infants will be the most difficult to help, but are also those who most need our help?

    Robert
    Yeah, I agree. Infants isn't a very appropriate term though . But isn't part of the fun of helping, doing the research etc., finding drivers and so on?

    It is for me. Don't really like easy jobs. I'm ice

    ZeshanA
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