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Corrine

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Congratulations on reaching 17,007 posts, jcgriff2!


This is indeed a milestone week.
 
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Digerati

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Wow! Congratulations! Though is "congratulations" the right word? Is reaching a specific post count an "objective" one strives to achieve?

"Thank you" for your hard work and contributions! It is much "appreciated"! :)
 

BrianDrab

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Thank you for everything John! Nice job.
 

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Congratulations.
 

jcgriff2

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Thanks, everyone.

@ Digerati - Honestly, I never give much thought to post count. I have over 30,000 posts at TSF as well and collectively, several thousands of posts at other forums combined.

I just post to answer threads like everyone else.

Also, remember that I've been posting here since day 1 - February 20, 2012.

The 30k+ posts at TSF go back to September 2007.

So, several others here and elsewhere have a greater average daily post count than I do.

For me:
Code:
Total Posts:     17,008 
Posts Per Day:     6.71
You can find that number on anyone's user profile page.
 

Digerati

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Honestly, I never give much thought to post count.
I really don't either - except to see if a poster is brand new or a regular.

Also, remember that I've been posting here since day 1 - February 20, 2012.
Oh great! So you're saying, since I joined just a mere 6 months after you in Aug 2012 and don't even have 3,700 posts to your 17,000+ that I must be a slacker! I see how you are now! :thud: :lolg:
 

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And some of us have truly joined in 2017 and have barely posted since. :frown6:
 

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Amazing. Congrats.
I only look at post counts when someone I don't know at a forum posts a link. If the person is new, I follow the trail to see if it is a spammer. If the person is new and gives questionable advice, I keep an eye on that poster.
Some sites, the advice to every computer problem is to reinstall Windows. I shudder at that one!
 

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Some sites, the advice to every computer problem is to reinstall Windows. I shudder at that one!
That one has been a tale-tell sign of ignorance or maliciousness for many years as reinstalling (or restoring to factory settings) should always be a last-ditch effort.

Surprisingly, I used to see it a lot. Then less often but recently more often again. I think that is due, in part, to Microsoft making it much easier (and more reliable) in W10.
 

plodr

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I can see it in Windows 10 where the poster has a small sd drive and no room to do an upgrade. In that case, a clean install is the way to go with the new version.
 

Digerati

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Yes, but I was referring to your comment of some suggesting a Windows reinstall to fix a "problem". Not "upgrading" to a new version. While that is a "problem" with small drives, it does not suggest something is broken so "format and reinstall the OS".

That said, IMO, the "way to go" for the scenario you describe is to buy a bigger drive, then do a clean install. If a drive is too small to support an upgrade, then it is likely there will not be sufficient room even after a clean install for Windows to operate freely in - at least not for very long.
 

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I generally agree with you guys, but there are simply some extreme cases where a Repair install is the only option due to the extent of the damage. For example, the hive being corrupt beyond repair or due to the number of corruptions. While I avoid it as much as possible, fixing 10.000+ corruptions by hand ain't no fun (in such cases there is usually drive failure involved, so we can't help either way, but some users don't seem to be able to understand that).
 

Digerati

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I generally agree with you guys, but there are simply some extreme cases where a Repair install is the only option due to the extent of the damage.
Nobody is suggesting otherwise.

What we are talking about is some posters (typically new to sites trying to make a splash) - clearly with no experience but trying to impress otherwise often suggest reinstalling without ever even trying other possible fixes first.

Reinstalling Windows should ALWAYS be a last ditch effort. This is for many reasons, to include but not limited to:

Reinstalling often does not fix the problem,
Reinstalling will often put the system months or even YEARS behind in updates and security,
Reinstalling may wipe out user's installed programs, emails, personal files, etc. (important to remember most users don't have current backups),
Reinstalling typically resets all the user customizations and personalization settings back to the default settings,
Reinstalling may wipe out drivers,
Reinstalling from a user's own backup image may reinstall the corruption or malware,
And even if reinstalling works, nothing is learned to prevent recurrence.​
 

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Congratulations jcgriff2,

Thanks for all you do for us! :dance:
 
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