We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

question for mbreuker only....

stevemiller
stevemiller asked
on
Medium Priority
244 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
these are shared points for question
https://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=win98&qid=10066484 

He graded me and wanted me to share some points with you---
Just send me an answer!

steve
Comment
Watch Question

Commented:
Unlock this solution and get a sample of our free trial.
(No credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION

Commented:
Guys,
As the saying goes, you're trading apples for oranges here. (Or something like that)
The points that you accumulate through purchase or the 5-per-day bonus are not the same as "Quality Points" received for answering questions.
The former allow you to pay to ask questions or buy PAQ's to read, the latter cannot.
I just thought you should know, if you didn't already.
Regards,
Ralph

Author

Commented:
whatever, I decided I had some extra points and wanted to share that answer Mike helped me answer for that one user-- since it is my decision to do that....

Your input is dutifully noted,
steve

Commented:
Ralph,

You are correct. I think what Steve is getting at is that in that particular question, the user had done something to his system to make it stop working - I don't think he was ever clear exactly what that was, but I think it had something to do with cabling the system incorrectly when he moved things around (i.e. I bet he plugged the system back into the wrong IDE port, aka. the sound blaster). You saw his comment about "You may have solved my floppy problem however" which indicated that he did cable something incorrectly and that my comment helped him resolve that.

Once he fixed this problem, he took Steve's advice about not loading the 16-bit drivers which, in this case, helped him to avoid another potential misconfiguration should he have loaded those incorrectly (or loaded the wrong drivers for the wrong IDE controller, etc.)

You are correct that Windows should use the 16-bit drivers and operate in MS-DOS compatibility mode, but this does not mean the user had configured those drivers correctly. Steve's suggestion helped to eliminate another potential mistake in the process.

Steve recognized that the problem resolution was more than what the user was admitting to and was suggesting, in an unselfish way, that the points be shared instead of just being allocated to him. He had to spend his own "purchased" points to do this, but I still received "quality" points as a result.

Anyway, you have seen my multiple complaints about the inability for a user to split up their points. I certainly hope that this changes soon since not everyone is willing to do what Steve has done for me today.

- Mike

Commented:
I agree on all points Mike.
I was just unsure if Steve had knew about what I said in my comment.
It's good of Steve to do that.
Regards to you both,
Ralph

Unlock the solution to this question.
Thanks for using Experts Exchange.

Please provide your email to receive a sample view!

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.