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JG52Uther
06-20-2004, 02:45 PM
Maybe its just me,but i have noticed that when LuckyBoy takes the time to answer anyones questions,there is usually somebody there to take a pop at him.i find this very unfair,as he has always helped me(and lots of others)to get the best out of this sim.so ,i would just like to publicly thank LuckyBoy1 for all the help he has given me in the past,and probably will have to in the future.S! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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[This message was edited by JG52Uther on Sun June 20 2004 at 04:03 PM.]

JG52Uther
06-20-2004, 02:45 PM
Maybe its just me,but i have noticed that when LuckyBoy takes the time to answer anyones questions,there is usually somebody there to take a pop at him.i find this very unfair,as he has always helped me(and lots of others)to get the best out of this sim.so ,i would just like to publicly thank LuckyBoy1 for all the help he has given me in the past,and probably will have to in the future.S! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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[This message was edited by JG52Uther on Sun June 20 2004 at 04:03 PM.]

SeaFireLIV
06-20-2004, 02:51 PM
Luckyboy1 does sometimes get a bit excited, but he`s normally a helpful chap. His spybot stuff certainly helped me. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

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Dawg-of-death
06-20-2004, 03:00 PM
He is cool. He trys to help. He can get a little excited but he is ernest.

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Udidtoo
06-20-2004, 03:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JG52Uther:
Maybe its just me,but i have noticed that when LuckyBoy takes the time to answer anyones questions,there is usually somebody there to take a pop at him.i find this very unfair,as he has always helped me(and lots of others)to get the best out of this sim.so ,i would just like to publicly thank LuckyBoy1 for all the help he has given me in the past,and probably will have to in the future.S! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v299/JG52Uther/me109-JG.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

....and to any and all who take the time, here or Comm.help to pass on a snippet of knowledge.

Heck, I have learned stuff not even remotely related to this simm that has been of great benifit to my limited PC knowhow on this fine forum.

Luckyboy and all those who lend a hand S'

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I always have just enough fuel to arrive at the scene of my crash.

Capt_Pepper
06-20-2004, 03:49 PM
I fully agree....Luckyboy has never done a thing other than to provide help to me in a wide variety of ways.

Thank you VERY much, Luckyboy, for all the help you give to so many!

georgeo76
06-20-2004, 05:02 PM
No good deed goes unpunished http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

LuckyBoy1
06-20-2004, 10:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by georgeo76:
No good deed goes unpunished http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Oh yes, you got that one right Georgeo!

Actually, some of the jabs at me are well founded. I sometimes (ok, ok, a little more than sometimes!) stick my neck out on subjects and PC configurations that I am not completely familiar with and end up with at least a foot if not two in my mouth. To this end, last week I actually sent a message to CrazyDude telling him that I am going to try to post less often and when I do post, make sure the post is a quality one. Of course, sometimes people just think I am wrong when I am not; but I easily and quickly fess up when I recognize the advice I have given out or a position I have taken is wrong.

You may wonder why I want to help people with their PC problems so much. There many participants in the forum who know a great deal more about computers than me. Take for instance Hunter82. The boy forgets more about computers in 1 day than I will probably ever learn in a lifetime. Still, his answers are quite often barely understood by the common PC user. Take for instance a quote from him he made to day in the Community Help forum when responding to some poor guy who picked up a hijacker...


Also run a registry checker after as they tend to add registry strings also

Ok Hunter82, care to suggest which registry checking tool he should use? Which of the registry entries the utility finds need to be kept? Should he do it manually? If so, what is he looking for? To confess the truth to you guys, if you made me look for it manually, I would stand a 95% chance of missing all or part of the problem. I have even looked at my local MicroCenter store for a book on editing registries and did not find anything helpfull. Do not misunderstand me, Hunter82 outshines me in every way excpet one. At first, I thought it was poor communication skills. Now that I have participated in the forum for a while, I am starting to think that he is probably tired of giving long, drawn out explainations that he has already given over and over and over again. This of course, is pure guessing on my part, but still, I suspect it is a factor. In retrospect, I find it an almost complete mystery as to why he has lasted this long as far as helping others.

Same is true of steve v. He will ask someone to do something simple like change the video driver to a version we know works or have them post their diagnosis. Instead, the guy originally asking for help will either not respond at all or come back arguing his "belief system" as far as what the problem and solution is. I guess when it comes right down to it, everyone has their belief system and I am no exception. Still, the guy asked a question and steve v answered it nicely, so where's the beef? So as a result, it is no small wonder to me when they give short answers. They probably think that if the guy is serious about taking the advice, he will do some research and figure it out or come back with more questions.

As a result, I try to repay the help I have been given by answering the every day stuff like, "post your diagnosis please"! I have said it so often, it has become a "trim on a slider" RBJ like joke. Have I asked for the diagnosis when it was not needed? Sure I have and I am not about to apologize for that. Why? Because I would rather waste 5 minutes of a guys day than go, "yeah man, that video card you are considering buying rocks"! "It gave me twice the frame rate" etc. Then of course, the guy purchases the card and if it doesn't fix his PC troubles, the response is something like, "Dude, well, it still is a great card and you'll have it for later on"! Of course, the person giving this advice does not take into account that the guy who bought the video card just blew his entire years PC upgrade budget on an item that was not the problem in the first place.

Still, I think I am going to stop trying to be so helpfull. The ugly truth is that the Community Help forum is a somewhat better place when I do not post. I have been told I am trying to run the number of posts I have made. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, sometime in the near future, I may change my user name so it reflects fewer posts. Then again, the paranoid types will just say I could not log in under my old name or believe what they want anyways. Either way, I am going to try my best to post less and when I do so, try to make it a quality post that the average user can actually act on.

I was hoping to give information to the average user. I was hoping I would make it so the smart people (oh yes, certainly not me) could then respond to peoples questions more completely because they didn't have to write the boring, stuff. I had this theory that if more regular user types could get this game to run better on their computers, we would have a better community all around. What I am discovering over time is that this is simply a dreamy idea that will never come to pass. The common user wants warp speed and video characters that jump 20 meters into the air while firing a gun that never runs out of ammunition. They simply lack the patients it takes to play the game and get their PC to run it decently. I have also written a new Luckyboys Guide for Complete Users. I was hoping to write the guide for the many. Instead, it turns out I have written it for the few because the average user simply will not read all that dribble much less use any of it.

I guess there never will be 20,000 plus players online at one place and at the same time like some of the fantasy based games. This game is not for the average after all. It will probably remain the game for exceptional people and in spite of some of the bad behavior you see in these forums, (including my own) you will have to agree that the IL-2 Forgotten Battles community is an exceptional bunch! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif

Hey, here it is, Luckyboy's new guide! Now fortified with more antioxidants! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif

New & Improved! It's Luckyboy's Guide For Complete Users!...

http://www.pingu666.modded.me.uk/luckyboy/LuckyboysGuide.htm

Luckyboy = Senior hydraulic landing gear designer for the P-11 & Contributing Editor to Complete Users magazine.

-HH- Beebop
06-21-2004, 12:29 AM
LuckyBoy;

Great link. Not only did I read it all, (glad I brought that sack lunch), but I copied it to WordPad and saved it for future reference.

Thank you.

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Weather_Man
06-21-2004, 02:06 AM
Hey Luckyboy. Don't sweat it. No one can give the right answers to every problem. Certainly not me--I've been known to be wrong from time to time and I'm a certified PC tech and do this for a living.

That's the joy of trying to troubleshoot problems over the internet. You have to make suggestions that you feel is pertinent without the benefit of being able to look at the user's screen and read his mind. Sometimes things get missed, misdiagnosed, miscommunicated, or flat out start barking up the wrong tree. Troubleshooting is all about trying one thing and then moving on to the next if it didn't work. The hard part is knowing at which point in the process to start looking.

The point is, anything posted in the help forum should be viewed as suggestions only and "do at your own risk". It is helpful to have so many knowlegable people around to limit the bunk floating around. And, certainly, some members are more savvy than others in giving advice. But, we all try to help, good or bad, because we enjoy it. No one should be bashed for that.

[This message was edited by Weather_Man on Mon June 21 2004 at 01:23 AM.]

T_O_A_D
06-21-2004, 02:35 AM
Yep wouldn't sweat it Luckyboy1 I do the same try and take the technobabble out and clarify it will Hillbilly techno bable http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

But I really think the reason anyone give Lucky any static is they have seen him flying around in his clown suit. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Hard to take a clown seriously I guess.

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Maple_Tiger
06-21-2004, 06:40 AM
You know, i still can't figure out why Luckyboy puts on a clown suit. Someone needs to creat a clown skin for Luckyboy; he would love that.

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Cajun76
06-21-2004, 06:50 AM
No problems here, I'm completely satisfied with the landing gear on my P-11. Thank you. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Good hunting,
Cajun76

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LuckyBoy1
06-21-2004, 07:04 AM
LOL! Yes, the comment I have in my signature about the P-11 comes from a thread by some Dude who insisted that the game had a "bug" in it because when he hit the "g" key, the gear on his P-11 would not go up or down. No matter what people said to him, he would insist it was something wrong with the game; talk about a belief system!

I do love that clown skin! When someone asks who is flying cover for the ground attack squad, you can say, "Oh, just some clown"! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif I like it even more when flying something like the HE-111 where you end up with an entire crew of clowns. I enjoy watching the crew bail out of the HE-111. Still, I have two questions concerning getting more enjoyment out of the clown skin.

1) Will a Volkswagen Beatle fit through the bombay doors on the HE-111?

2) If so, how do we get Oleg to add it as a bomb loadout option? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/53.gif

New & Improved! It's Luckyboy's Guide For Complete Users!...

http://www.pingu666.modded.me.uk/luckyboy/LuckyboysGuide.htm

Luckyboy = Senior hydraulic landing gear designer for the P-11 & Contributing Editor to Complete Users magazine.

Maple_Tiger
06-21-2004, 09:35 AM
I would realy like to see a clown skin for LuckyBoys P-51D-20NA.

Then he can realy clown around http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/35.gif

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TgD Thunderbolt56
06-21-2004, 10:16 AM
I, for one, appreciate the help "luckyDude" has to offer. If it's your desire to post less, so be it, but don't do it because some people have perceptions based only on what they want to believe.

TB

ps. btw, I ordered my 6800 Ultra today! WOOT! should be here by the middle of next week.



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MB_Avro
06-21-2004, 10:34 AM
LuckyBoy has helped me...he's a 'good egg' in my book.

Copperhead310th
06-21-2004, 01:30 PM
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Dunkelgrun
06-21-2004, 01:46 PM
Luckyboy, SteveV and Hunter82.
Thanks to you all. I certainly appreciate the help I've had from you.
Double cheers!

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dragonhart38
06-21-2004, 02:35 PM
I am sure Steve V and Hunter would agree that they do not have a monopoly on PC knowledge and/or support. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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