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  • Started 6 years ago by Lighthouse
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I think we should all download Crossloop, then we can all look at each others setups, programs etc :)

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whs
whs
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That may be more than what people want. Could be quite invasive. I personally would not like anybody to snoop into my PC. But for bloody beginners that are really lost it might be of help if someone more experienced assisits them that way.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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How did I know that you would be the first one to bite! It's a great program for helping out family and friends with problems. And less of the "bloody" please, you were a beginner once.

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whs
whs
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In 1958 when I wrote my first program on a Zuse Z11.

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taybay
taybay
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Do I seriously have to tell two grown men to stop fighting? =P

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whs
whs
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Taybay, we never fight. We are just having fun. Lighthouse is a friend - I hope.

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taybay
taybay
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Oh I know. I'm just joking as well.

Anyway, I think crossloop is a good program to have around. I've used it on a few occasions.. it's not only helpful but also fun. =P

As for using it to help forum users, it should be something we suggest as a last resort. If we immediately suggest it, it may scare users off. Kind of like Michael's tendency to suggest a full system restore to fix simple problems. I like Mike, but that's a bit drastic.

The only thing is that I've found it terribly helpful to be on the phone with the person while simultaneously viewing their computer. Phone chats with forum clients could be a disaster =P

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whs
whs
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You are probably right. For people who accept the deal it may be very helpful: I myself would not like it - but that should be everybodies own decision. I would rather like to have a facility to post snips on the Forum (snip/copy/paste). That would be very useful at times.

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taybay
taybay
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Yeah, if we could teach people how to properly upload screenshots, that would help immensely. But.. I'm asking too much, I know.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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and I'm not a grown man, I'm only 51!

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whs
whs
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@Lighthouse, I thought to have understood that you are retired. Aren't you lucky - you could be my son. I guess I would qualify for "grown man"?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Yeah, I retired when I was 41 (on a very small pension) My profession ceased to exist

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whs
whs
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@Lighthouse, it sounds like you followed the steps of Peter Mayle. If you have not done yet, you must absolutely read his books. He is an Englishman who settled in Provence (the Luberon area). Start with "A Year in Provence" ISBN 0-679-73114-8. Once you read this, you will want to read all the others he wrote. I am certain you can relate to his stories.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Yes, I read the first 2.(he was no influence on me moving here though, that's another story) It is like that here, maybe more so.

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whs
whs
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My guess is - they automated your lighthouse

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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And all the others

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Scott
Scott
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Glad you didn't panic.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Ha Ha Happy New Year

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Scott
Scott
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Likewise, to you and yours <:)

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whs
whs
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Happy New Year to All. WHS
@Scott, why did you change your nice shield avatar for this scrawny chicken? Wanted to different in 08?

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