First, I want to explain "the why" for this post. For some time I have noticed that we have been getting fewer request for technical help than we once did. I am curious if something has changed here at TZ that is keeping people away. If so, we need to identify any negatives and fix them.
I hope we get a vigorous discussion started. Our members have a wealth of knowledge which will be interesting to hear.
To start the discussion, I will mention a few possibilities:
1. Computer users are more knowledgeable and don't need as much help.
The problem is that every day I come in contact that are just as clueless about computer operation as they were in the past. My barber asked me to look at a problem with his computer. This was a great barter opportunity. Free haircut for quick computer fix. A couple minutes into the work, I noticed that there was an audience looking over my shoulder. There were comments, "I didn't know you could do that".
2. Vista has solved all of the problems. I can't speak to this one since I have decided to migrate to linux instead of Vista.
3. They are not getting the technical help that we once provided.
4. People that need help are not finding us.
As I stated above, I hope we get a lively discussion. You may think that there is no slowdown and I am full of s**t. That was probably a mistake. I predict at least 50 replies attesting to the fact that I am full of s**t.