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    odd questions you get on questio/answer help forums.

    I used to go to yahoo answers to answer question. (but banned because of I answered a person's question for a hackintosh and then said it was technically illegal)


    Personally, I have gotten people ask "How I download a graphic card?", "Why is bootcamp not letting me run windows? (They did not buy windows)", "How do I become the admin of my school network", "How do I download the internet?"

    But anyway, what are some odd questions you gotten on the same or similar forums?

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    Re: odd questions you get on questio/answer help forums.

    How about?

    How do I create my own distribution? Please explain step by step. I do not want any links to wiki pages.

    Or similar impossible to answer questions like that.

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    Re: odd questions you get on questio/answer help forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cammaaron View Post
    "How do I download the internet?"
    My grandma asked me that early on in her computer life.

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    How about?

    How do I create my own distribution? Please explain step by step. I do not want any links to wiki pages.
    That's not nearly as bad as the countless people who want to create a whole new operating system, but they don't have any programming experience, so they're wanting a good Python or Visual Basic tutorial to get them starting.

    But I agree that it's annoying when people refuse links that would help them because they want you to spell it out for them in simple words. That's almost as bad as when people ask for only forum staff to respond.
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    Re: odd questions you get on questio/answer help forums.

    i actually had one tell me ,"you learn how to do it , then you can show me."

    This was after i had spent days setting up gwbasic and all his 15 yr old programs to run exactly how he wanted them and remembered them running.
    finding answers to why things like ctrl-break didnt work when running in dosbox
    etc etc etc.

    After a couple rude comments from his family and friends frustration took over and the last time he was given the standard answer several times.

    RTFM.
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    Re: odd questions you get on questio/answer help forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by stalkingwolf View Post
    i actually had one tell me ,"you learn how to do it , then you can show me."
    I've had that happen quite a few times. Ridiculous tbh.
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    Re: odd questions you get on questio/answer help forums.

    <----- banned from Yahoo for telling kid how to gather info from a bully that stole his laptop and how to track where it was so He could call the cops on the bully.
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    Re: odd questions you get on questio/answer help forums.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...36&postcount=1 is the weirdest I've seen so far.

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    Re: odd questions you get on questio/answer help forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by MG&TL View Post
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    Re: odd questions you get on questio/answer help forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by MG&TL View Post
    I remember reading that one when it was posted. Noticing the date, I ignored the post. I was an Ubuntu Member at the time.
    Last edited by Old_Grey_Wolf; September 21st, 2012 at 07:39 PM.
    Use whatever OS or desktop works for you. Dual boot or use VMs if you want. Backup your computer regularly, and definitely before upgrading, partitioning, or installing an OS.

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    Re: odd questions you get on questio/answer help forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by MG&TL View Post
    That's great. I've hacked so many people's Skype accounts, that I won't know which password is yours unless you give me your real name, address, social security number, and credit card number.

    The funny thing is that I just got an email today from Skype that said that they're going to be shutting my account down in 48 hours because a 3rd party tried to access it. Come on now, guys! Which one of you did it? Seriously!
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