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26-Dec-2011, 12:24 PM #1
Create a new forum called Bug Fixes
NOTE: This (like most of the others) is not my idea. I believe Phantom suggested this one, and I really like it.


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I believe that would be a good place to get more hits (on Google) if we all thought of adding our personal tips and fixes to it regularly. With catchy titles clearly describing the issues, those would be as good as Solved threads. I would even change that forum title to Tech Tips, Bug Fixes and Tricks.
Dedicate an entire forum to Bug Fixes. This might be the "excellence" that drives people to this site. Create a repository of "hey, a quirky thing happened, and here are some of the things I did to remedy the situation" would be so valuable.
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26-Dec-2011, 12:59 PM #2
The problem I see here, who knows what will be posted by whom and is it a real fix or a ad to sell a product.
These would need to be "Pre approved" before "public" access.
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The problem I see here, who knows what will be posted by whom and is it a real fix or a ad to sell a product.
These would need to be "Pre approved" before "public" access.
Good idea.

I would think we (as the body here) would tell fairly quickly if it is SPAM or not (or a blatant ad), and report as such. I'm thinking let people post there as normal, and the membership would report a highly suspicious post.
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26-Dec-2011, 05:22 PM #4
How does this work? Do we encounter a clear bug on the forums, and it gets moved to the new forum? Flagged for having a bug fix post created about it?

Or do people browse the response sites of various popular utilities and echo talk of issues, much like how the Tech News forum works now?

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27-Dec-2011, 07:12 AM #5
And what if there are more than one ways to fix a bug? Open another thread?
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27-Dec-2011, 12:50 PM #6
A real" Bug Fix" comes from the OEM as "Work arounds" come from the users.

Which is to be posted?
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28-Dec-2011, 11:41 PM #7
Fixes, like all the ones we provide on the forums, aren't necessarily from the "OEM". We simply post what worked for us. People are free to try them or not. When we're looking for fixes on the Internet, often we're very happy to try anything as long as it works! In my opinion, pre-approval isn't necessary, as we are not getting any in other forums...
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21-Sep-2012, 09:42 PM #8
It sounds to me like this would be more like "solutions to errors / problems" rather than technically a bug fix... putting it in the Library seems like a good idea, as that would also provide a method for updating it as solutions change or improve.
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22-Sep-2012, 10:38 AM #9
Yeah, but one needs to think of looking at the library. I never do.
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18-Jan-2013, 04:33 AM #10
Is the Library searchable? My first thought on reading this was "well, that's what the library is for..."
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