Can we please get a truecrypt forum or ban TRUECRYPT posts

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by ComputerSaysNo, Dec 6, 2012.

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  1. ComputerSaysNo

    ComputerSaysNo Registered Member

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    Sorry but they are polluting the privacy forums with these people posting truecrypt problems can we get a Truecrypt forum and ban Truecrypt posts from privacy, they are ruining a very good set of forums with their rubbish.:thumbd:
     
  2. J_L

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    Please elaborate how Truecrypt posts are rubbish or irrelevant to privacy. Especially since they're in privacy problems, not privacy technology or privacy general.
     
  3. ComputerSaysNo

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    Well.... There is a official Truecrypt forum they should post there, they will get a better answer.

    Plus most of the Truecrypt posts are because of broken or "corrupted" Truecrypt volumes, they offer nothing to this forum and just clutter it up with useless rubbish: All 3 privacy forums are polluted with Truecrypt posts, it's getting unbearable to read the forums without some noob posting a Truecrypt problem.

    Once again there is an official Truecrypt forum, users should be advised to go there.
     
  4. chrisretusn

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    There are plenty of post in forums here about other programs that also have official forums elsewhere. Perhaps they come here because they get results? Don't know that for sure but it is a thought. We do have a lot of experts that hang out here.

    Seems to me, anyone who reads those threads could nicely point them to the TrueCrypt forum. I don't see a need to ban them. I normally skip those thread here, unless something in the subject catches my interest.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    And what is a "noob" exactly?
    Should there be a ban for anyone who does not have a degree in CS III?
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  6. J_L

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    True enough, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't look for answers elsewhere as well.

    Okay, I missed some in privacy technology, but it isn't to the extent where they should be banned. Also, newbies are a part of any society.

    Sure, but I don't see how it's such a unbearable issue that can't be ignored.
     
  7. Then what's the merit of a user's to join the forums? I don't see anything wrong with helping users in need of help. Also you have a freedom of avoid them altogether.

     
  8. x942

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    IMHO I think we need some forums for encryption though. Like this:

    Encryption Tools

    Encryption News

    Encryption Issues

    As Encryption falls under both Privacy and Security it would be benifical to have it's own forum.
     
  9. Hungry Man

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    I agree with x942. Though I think it's unnecessary to have three subforums, one would be fine.
     
  10. dantz

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    I agree as well. A separate encryption forum would be better for everyone concerned.
     
  11. ComputerSaysNo

    ComputerSaysNo Registered Member

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    Yes agreed, a seperate encryption forum would be a good idea.
     
  12. mirimir

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    I also agree that a separate encryption forum would be good. Where to post questions would be much clearer for new visitors.

    And it's all dantz's fault! He's been so helpful that Wilders has become the top destination for people with Truecrypt problems ;)
     
  13. dantz

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    Yes, and that might actually be a problem. If we set up a separate encryption forum I'm concerned that everyone might expect me to be the one who answers their TrueCrypt-related posts. Hey, suppose I need some time off? I can't commit to being there all of the time. We would need greater participation by other knowledgeable users.

    And it's true that the TrueCrypt forums would be a better place for some of the help requests we're seeing. I'm somewhat active there too, but I much prefer the Wilders board because it is so much more efficient. The TrueCrypt forums have a lot of limitations: Posts can't be edited or deleted once they are posted. Active threads do NOT move to the top, so they tend to become buried and lost. You can't post or attach images (which is a huge disadvantage for problem solving). There are no email notifications or PM's or other user-related tools. And finally, many users aren't even able to join the Problems forums because of restrictions related to the type of email address they provide. Wilders is a breath of fresh air by comparison.
     
  14. BlueZannetti

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    Folks,

    As is the case with any suggestion, we'll take it under advisement. However, forum operations aren't something which are up to a popular vote.

    With that said, the suggestions, comments, and additional points are noted and will vbe considered over time. At this time, the thread is closed.

    Blue
     
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