Linked by Kevin Russo on Tue 7th Dec 2004 06:19 UTC
Geek stuff, sci-fi... Geek is defined by Dictionary.com as 'A person who is single-minded or accomplished in a scientific or technical pursuit'. Many of us either acknowledge ourselves as computer geeks or are labeled by Friends, Family, and/or Colleagues as the such. This is not a condescending statement and should not be taken in a negative connotative way. It is in fact an admiration of our technical skills and abilities.
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The rational of giving the dumbed down answer.
by Storm on Sun 12th Dec 2004 06:06 UTC

Because the whole concept behind the message board is that OTHER people dont have to ask the question again if they can find a real reply. There are plenty of times that I look up brain dead trivial stuff and get answers that are way out of my skillset. Telling someone to change a HKEY_LOCAL_USERS_SOFTWARE_MICROSOFT_WINDOWS_RUN: and add the appropriate flag to the run line is just dumb.
If their question was "How do change quicktime to not bug me when I log in."

Where as a,(
Press Start
press run
type in regedit
press ok
scroll to the top and click HKEY_LOCAL_USERS
.....
......
)
would answer the question well for everyone. An advanced user would just find the reg key she was looking for, while a novice would be able to follow step by step. And novices wouldnt need to press back in google because they found another "Geek-only" answer..

I'll take a dumbed down ANSWER any day,

Storm