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    Re: Windows 7 Forum

    Stay tuned - we'll be moving to new software in the near future, and we don't want to create a new forum in the current Lounge any more.

    But keep in mind that we won't be able to answer many questions about software that's still in beta.

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    Re: Windows 7 Forum

    That's good news, Hans! While it's true that there may not be many answers to a lot of questions, I think that the forum is also needed for the exchange of tips and tweaks, thoughts, ideas and eureka moments. I'm looking forward to the new forum.

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    Windows 7 Forum

    I know this has been proposed before, and the reasons given against starting a Windows 7 forum have some merit, but I really feel the time has come to create such a forum. Windows 7 is here, it's here to stay, and whether it be Windows 7 beta 1, RC 1 or RTM Gold, there is going to be a lot of discussion over the coming weeks and months. To bury this discussion in other forums does a disservice to those forums and makes it difficult to find useful information on this new OS.

    So there... my <img src=/S/2cents.gif border=0 alt=2cents width=15 height=15> worth.

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    Re: Windows 7 Forum

    Paul,
    You can alway post your questions in the Windows General area and start your Subject with "Windows 7" so when a board is made they can be found and moved.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Windows 7 Forum

    Now there's a good idea, Dave! For the benefit of us hunt-and-peck typists (keyboardists?), can we shorten that to W7: or Win7:?

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    Re: Windows 7 Forum

    They will be found, but it is the Admins that will do the moving <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Windows 7 Forum

    I still not convinced about the value of keeping threads about a beta version - unless you can convince me that the issues raised will still be there in the first release....?

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    Re: Windows 7 Forum

    Beta simply means that we all KNOW it will be replaced by another version. We have thousands of posts here in the Lounge on software products that have been replaced or updated by more recent versions. Many of those are service pack updates, some are product enhancements and others are tweaks and security fixes. That doesn't make all those earlier posts invalid in contributing to the learning process that folks go through with a piece of software. Besides which, if it's a HOT topic and it software related, we should be willing to dedicate a niche to it. I know we're fighting a losing battle with y'all who control the Lounge controls but that doesn't make it any less of interest to thousands of people, some of whom frequent this place.

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    Re: Windows 7 Forum

    DaveA wrote: "They will be found, but it is the Admins that will do the moving"

    So someone discusses a bug in the beta version of Windows 7, and the bug is subsequently removed for the release version. Or someone asks a question on how to do something in a beta version because it doesn't have complete help files. Can you explain to me exactly why transferring these threads to a future Win 7 forum is going to be of any benefit to anyone using a released version?

    I am not disputing the value of a future Windows 7 forum, or Loungers' rights to discuss a beta product, or Loungers' rights to be interested in it - I am asking why the Admins should be expected to collate and move threads about a beta version unless you expect the problems and issues raised to still exist in the released version.


    >> I know we're fighting a losing battle with y'all who control the Lounge controls...

    We stopped 'fighting' some time ago! The decision not to create a Windows 7 forum yet was made for a variety of reasons which you are well aware of. All in good time! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Windows 7 Forum

    Allow me to paraphrase your argument:

    So someone discusses a bug in Windows XP SP2, and the bug is subsequently removed for the SP3 version. Or someone asks a question on how to do something in Vista SP1 because the help files are inadequate. Can you explain to me exactly why keeping threads of prior versions is going to be of any benefit to anyone using a current version?

    Not all discussion of the beta version will become irrelevant with the release of the Gold version.

    The Admins wouldn't "be expected to collate and move threads about a beta version" if a Windows 7 forum already existed.

    There is no existing forum to which Windows 7 threads can logically be posted. You're going to have to eventually create a Windows 7 forum. Why not now?

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    Re: Windows 7 Forum

    > Why not now?

    Because creating a new forum is a rather convoluted process in the rather old-fashioned software we now use; it requires reprogramming part of the scripts.
    We'll be moving to more modern software soon; creating a new forum is much easier there.

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    Re: Windows 7 Forum

    Sorry, Hans. I forgot your earlier post. I should have said, "Why not with the introduction of the new Lounge software."

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    [quote name='HansV' post='757436' date='06-Feb-2009 10:33']> Why not now?

    Because creating a new forum is a rather convoluted process in the rather old-fashioned software we now use; it requires reprogramming part of the scripts.
    We'll be moving to more modern software soon; creating a new forum is much easier there.[/quote]

    I guess that there didn't seem to be a consensus on whether we should or should not have a special forum for Windows 7 while it is still in beta, but it did seem that at least you, Hans, had accepted the need. The main advantage, in my mind, is that other forums will not get filled up with topics which are irrelevant to most. It will also provide a valuable resource and history once Windows 7 goes live.

    Could we revisit this?

    Chris

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    [quote name='wartaaids' post='762532' date='01-Mar-2009 00:46']I guess that there didn't seem to be a consensus on whether we should or should not have a special forum for Windows 7 while it is still in beta, but it did seem that at least you, Hans, had accepted the need. The main advantage, in my mind, is that other forums will not get filled up with topics which are irrelevant to most. It will also provide a valuable resource and history once Windows 7 goes live.

    Could we revisit this?

    Chris[/quote]
    We will create some kind of beta forum, but we've been very busy with the migration to new software, so we haven't got round to it yet.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='762538' date='01-Mar-2009 00:04']We will create some kind of [Windows 7] beta forum, but we've been very busy with the migration to new software, so we haven't got round to it yet.[/quote]
    I would add my voice to this suggestion, which forum could readily be populated by the quantities of Windows-7-related posts already made!
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