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Ghozer

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  1. I wasn't going to get drawn into this, but just to stop everyone questioning and whinging.. Part of the whole 'here, take charge of this section' was because there was many instances of mods removing posts that they felt should be removed, when they shouldn't have really.. A thread that mentions even a slightest hint of something illegal, Such as (for example) a thread where someone mentioned being able to update a "naughty" version of Windows 7, to Windows 10 without issue... To me, this was ok - they didn't say HOW to get the illegal Windows 7, or anything similar, it was just a perfectly valid comment about the subject in question based on an observation they had made... or, if a user had asked about copying audio to their computer, I saw the thread get deleted without question... when In fact it was their own work (something on cassette tape) they wanted digitizing... the mods had deleted it thinking "Ohh, illegal activity, must delete", without question... MULTIPLE times I raised queries with the help desk "why was this deleted? nothing illegal was discussed" etc, and so on and so on... (remember, this is just an example) so, when the Interest Groups and Assistant Moderators were added (they added the AM role because of the Interest groups I believe) - I was approached, and asked to look after the section, to help avoid deletions like the above, help moderate something I had more knowledge about, than any of the full moderators did... This included renaming titles as required (so if I user just posted a title of "HELP" or something, I'd have to rename to something descriptive of the question) deleting spam and ACTUAL rule breaking posts, locking threads once they had run their course/the original question was answered etc.. I was also given the ability to pin... and as I was mod there, I was able to edit my own pinned and locked post - and now I cannot update the pinned post as an example.. I cannot rename titles to actual questions where needed.. I cannot lock threads to prevent questions and answers being lost behind multiple pages.. I cannot delete spam posts, useless replies, and false / bad info.. and again, I cannot edit my own pinned post to redo and update the info (as it is very out of date atm) It was partly about ease, and partly about keeping the section tidy, and if questions arose regularly, I could pin it (even temporarily), to avoid multiple posts about the same thing, the info was just 'there' (I have done that on odd occasions in the past) whether or not you understand why, having that limited ability did make things easier.. And as I said, this isn't the ONLY reason I'm doing this, it's just the final thing that pushed me over...
  2. Haha, no, not at all.... There is a need to 'announce my departure' when I was effectively running this section, and many people often asked me for help or advise (yes, even directly) so... yes, there is/was a need...
  3. We were given the ability to run our own groups, given the ability to pin/lock threads as needed, delete spam threads etc... Yes I 'could' still use it, but I choose not to.. And the Discord was talked about here long ago, has been mentioned before, along with the SteamGroup.. Also, the Discord is nothing to do with me, It's just a sheffield gamers discord i'm on, what's the issue here?
  4. I used to lock threads once the original topic or subject had run it's course, or the original question had been answered etc... last word has/had nothing to do with it... This was my choice to do here, and it was to keep things tidy, help prevent random spam posts on old threads etc.... simple as that... I can't say anything about the rest of the forum, as it was not my decision... There are MANY threads I left open or left alone, that were later closed or removed by the moderator team, and I often queried "why was this thread removed/locked?" - as to me, there wasn't a valid reason to remove/lock it... One example of what I am unable to do now, is update the Locked/Pinned thread with the list of companies... Oh well, not my problem anymore...
  5. not really, I said in my original post.. "I may lurk on rare occasions, but the number of posts and replies from me will be extremely limited..." But not getting into argument, as this forum is known for.... I'll just leave it here... Generally, i'd lock this thread now......
  6. Indeed, I was only here to give my reasons for leaving (well, greatly reducing my time) - not get into a long drawn discussion
  7. Exactly, and that is against the whole idea of what the interest groups were originally about... No one on the new team seems to know (or seems to care) about the history of the Forum and the the time it's users have also put into it... Interest groups especially, the whole idea behind those was to let people run those, moderators kept things within the rules, but that was about it... like the comp and tech chat, there was a lot of things the moderation team didn't know about, and were locking threads that shouldn't have been, deleting threads that mention the slightest hint of anything even remotely close to bending the rules (which seems to be happening again) so it was handed off to me (there was other people, who had other sections in a similar fashion too) I could rename titles, lock posts, delete spam and pointless stuff, just generally help out with it.. it's not about the access, that's part of it (as I now feel I cannot keep the section as tidy as I used to, I cannot edit my own pinned post, I cannot remove it, or pin others to update (same as the pinned in the gamers group), that and how the whole thing has been handled, the whole "we were given a list, you weren't on it" fair enough, still doesn't change how it was done, and how you since responded.... its more that it feels like its now a business, rather than a community forum that just runs ads to keep itself running.
  8. I know, I said that You replied initially, telling me that all mods had been removed etc.... But I have not had a reply to my last response, or an answer as to how you are going to deal with sections like this now, and especially the interest groups (As users were moderating their own group that they suggested to be added, and there was a whole approval process etc) - cutting off peoples fingers here imho...
  9. Intel from 6th Generation onwards support PTT which is TPM2.0 compliant/compatible.. Just enabled it on my 7700k....
  10. It's not just about that... this has kinda been the final nail, but it's been building a while tbh... And yeah, When I realized I no longer had any access, I opened a helpdesk query, was told all moderator team was removed, I replied saying I wasn't informed, and asked about the Interest groups, and such, and haven't yet had a reply... This was back at the start of May..
  11. Well, it's been a long road, but a while coming.... I think it's time for me to quit the forum, including this section... I have enjoyed many of the interactions through the years, some funny, some stressful, but with the direction the new owners are taking the forum, I feel they are effectively cutting off their own fingers... If you didn't know (and you probably did if you had been around for a while) the old owner and team, had set up an "assistant moderator" team, to help with individual sections of the forum... I was asked to 'look after' this "Computer and Tech Chat" part, I had limited moderation powers (locking/deleting threads, editing titles etc) - but only within this section (I also had the Gamers Interest group too) - this meant that It was easy for me to help get rid of illegal posts, useless replies and anything else that needed.. With the new owners and team, they have removed the ENTIRE moderation team (including the assistant mods) meaning myself (and a few others) no longer have access to the sections they were assisting with, OR their own interest groups that they started... I was unaware of this change, until I tried to do something one day a couple of months ago, I couldn't so queried it and was told all moderators were removed... honestly, this has been the final nail in the coffin for me... I may lurk on rare occasions, but the number of posts and replies from me will be extremely limited... If anyone has any jobs/work for me, Please DM me directly, as that is the ONLY thing that sill notifies me now... Thank you all for the ride, and keep safe everyone!
  12. I'm not using this section of the forum anymore, as the new team has removed all access for all group moderators (anyone who ran their own group as before, can no longer pin/delete/edit posts in said group) so, I have no way to edit/remove/pin new topics in this section, I have no way to update my own pin (as I cannot edit it) I recommend the SNC Discord server.. https://discord.gg/x8SsB4KM
  13. Ah my bad, I mis-read, (had only just woken up, and was doing like 5 things at once :D) But still, be careful, as you may not be able to use a postage address from a country different to where the website believes you are browsing from..... all depends on the individual website(s)...
  14. Depending where you intend to buy the game from (Steam, Origin, uPlay etc) - they do have terms against using VPN's to access region locked games and content... if Steam detect it for example, they will remove the game from your account and issue a warning... something to bare in mind.
  15. That's why you pay around £10 from a none-ebay site.. like quietpc or hitpcs
  16. But even if it says no, You 'may' be able to add a TPM as I stated above..
  17. Many older machines that are reported to not be able to run Windows 11, will be able to if you are able to add a TPM, if your board has a TPM header (14-1) on your board, a small (roughly £10-15) device can be added, and you will be able to run Windows 11 (Providing you are running a 64bit CPU (who isn't nowadays?) and meet the RAM and HDD requirements.. Just check your mainboard manual (or look at the board it's self) to check if you have a TPM header...
  18. Depends what it is, and how old... too specialized they might not... too old they might not... What do you have? I'm interested in old(er) PC equipment personally...
  19. Then indeed, it's not compatible with the 5Ghz And as I have said in other threads, download WiFi analyzer, check the channels - and set your router to use channels that aren't busy... reconnect ur devices, and see how it goes.
  20. If it 'sees' the 5Ghz when you search for a WiFi network, then it supports/recognizes it.. 5G is faster, but weaker signal and shorter range... For Stability, and range, you should be using the 2.4Ghz WiFi - this may however be slower than being on the 5Ghz it's just the way WiFi works..
  21. I might be interested in some, depending what you have I doubt aspire would take any, as they refurb and sell-on, so wont take anything too old / that they can't sell generally, but worth a shot!
  22. With my Hub3 I can still get a signal out of my place, over the road, and on the corner, a good distance away
  23. If you keep up with the tech news, then you would know that there are MANY things at play, causing this... 1) Silicon Shortage - Due to a Tsunami, one of the main silicon mines was shutdown.. 2) Foundry issues - Due to the above Tsunami, one of the main TSMC sillicon foundries was also shut down.. 2b) Foundry issues 2 - Partly due to the pandemic, the foundries are behind on manufacturing.. 3) China vs the US - the recent additional expenses the US has slapped in imports from china, and the ban on some things, lots of the US based companies and factories are unable to get components or products at the speed and cost they were previously able to. 4) All of the above, compounded with the current Crypto Mining boom... These are however, only a few of the reasons (the main ones at least) and there are MANY industries hit, even car makers due to the silicon issues.. Car manufacturers, appliances, mobiles, as well as SSD's, RAM, GPU's, CPU's etc... HDD's have also been hit due to silicon, and the "Chia" crypto (which uses HDD space, faster the HDD the better, but space is also a requirement) So, because of such shortages of new items, the 2nd hand market has gone crazy, and prices are through the roof..... You will be looking towards the end of 2022 before things start to settle to be honest...
  24. It may be you have too many devices on your WiFi, you may need to split them out.. and/or there are too many WiFi networks on the channel your router is using... download WiFi analyzer, take a look at the channel usage, and which networks are on what channels, find empty / unused channels and set your router to use those in the WiFi settings... You will need to reconnect your devices (often just a restart to force a re-connection is enough) but if there's less on the channel, then there will be less interference, and less slow-down. Also, use 2.4Ghz for your 'smart' devices, but use 5Ghz for Laptops and Phones etc where possible.. Also, if a device doesn't need to access the LOCAL network (but needs internet connectivity) - and you have a newer VM Router (Hub 3.0 or newer) you could set up a 'Guest' WiFi network, on a separate channel also, this will still provide internet connectivity, but is separate from your main network/LAN
  25. It was never an official app, and not sure if it even works since they changed forum software several years back...
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