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dumb tech support

Discussion in 'Just for Laughs' started by moominboy, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    thanks to aurelieius(spelling?) for the link to this sites home page, HERE'S one for all the support techs and ex.
     
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  2. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Love it !!! :biggrin
     
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  3. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    :hahaha just noticed this at the top too...

    "On two occasions, I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
    -- Charles Babbage (1791-1871)

    so user confusion is not a new topic?
     
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  4. Aureilius

    Aureilius Byte Poster

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    Haha :D

    Nice.I hadn't seen that one.

    On the subject of dubious tech support, may I offer this (taken from following moominboys 'no offence' thread)..

    I think it was great tech support..

    http://tinyurl.com/92wud

    EDIT: My WIP is about 2 weeks behind shedule :(

    I should have net access upstairs by tomorrow, hopefully crack on. :)

    Kids.. Who'd have 'em :dry
     
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  5. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    we've had this site mentioned on here before if my memory serves me right...I know of that site and have read almost all the wise cracks on there and they are very funny indeed...thanks anyway...:D
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    Aureilius are you creating those tinyurls yourself or just using ones you find?
     
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  7. Aureilius

    Aureilius Byte Poster

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    I'm not sure how you guys do the geen links that say 'here' or 'this', :blink so alas, if the url is long I have to use tinyurl. :oops:
     
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  8. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    when you're typing a reply and wanna put a link in, go to the globe with chain-link on it, which opens a dialogue box.

    here you type what you want everyone to see, such as "HERE" OR "CLICK THIS" etc...

    then click ok, and paste or type the url.

    jobs a good un!!
     
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  9. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    I'd advise against it to be honest
    I personally (and most security concious folks) wont touch a tinurl as there is no way to work out where its taking you by looking at it, which is a bit dubious to say the least


    if you paste a link into the forum, it automaticially shortens them usually to have some .... replacing a portion of the text


    but failing that, if you use the hyperlink button in the replies text editor thing, it should ask what you want displayed, and what you want it to link to

    hope that helps

    cheers :)
     
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  10. Aureilius

    Aureilius Byte Poster

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    Interesting point Phoenix. Hadn't really thought about that.

    Noted for future reference :)

    Anyway, thanks guys for the link instructions, I'll try it next time..
     
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  11. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    You may find that typing [ u r l =the web link] and just here the text that you would like to see [ / u r l ] all this without the spaces

    The BBC site

    Well that how I do it anyway :biggrin
     
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  12. knightofnuada

    knightofnuada Nibble Poster

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    I think I'm going to print a copy of those transcripts and take them with me to interviews and show prospective employers that I'm not as dumb as that lot!

    I can't believe these people provide support for the public ... And there's people out there with the know how screaming out for jobs ...
     
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