I am quite new to this forum

  james55 00:55 11 Oct 03
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I have been dodging between Helproom & WebDesign and I can?t help noticing the difference in the advice of the FE (Forum Editor's). Are they voluntary or nominated by PC Advisor, if so why is the FE more missing in Helproom than the excellent service provided by the FE in WebDesign.

  hugh-265156 01:00 11 Oct 03

its a new part to the forum so maybe FE is keeping it sweet.

not as many peeps in there i think.

  Taran 02:24 11 Oct 03

Forum Editor is a professional web designer, the WebDesign forum is relatively new and while there are a lot of Helproom angels who are prepared to offer their assistance on pretty much anything and everything, there are comparatively few similar individuals in the WebDesign forum.

Newcomers to web design need all the encouragement they can get and above all they need accurate advice, solutions and evaluations.

Because of the volume of helpers in the Helproom it is quite safe to let those who offer their help get on and do what they do best and while the Forum Editor and Moderator work hard to police all the forums you will still often see Forum Editor rolling his sleeves up and answering a question here or solving a problem there.

I am sure he will have further comment to add himself, as and when he gets the chance.

I'd say that between looking after the forums, answering emails and all the other behind the scenes work he gets up to we should be surprised that he has the time or even the inclination to reply to any questions at all.

Regards

Taran

  Djohn 02:35 11 Oct 03

I think you will see Taran's name in there quite a lot as well. Besides spending his working day in the professional side of Web design, he gives many hours to the forum to help others that are just starting out. j.

  Peverelli 02:58 11 Oct 03

The FE used to be found in the Helproom very often, back in the days when he was a large Asian country ;O)

As Taran points out, he's a professional web designer, so his specialist knowledge will be needed more in the Web Design 'room' than in the Helproom - although he is also very useful here when he finds the time away from moderating, editing etc.

So you're new to the forum, watch out - it can become rather addictive.

  powerless 03:01 11 Oct 03

One big happy family.

  Forum Editor 08:06 11 Oct 03

Here I am in the Helproom.

As others have said, the Helproom gets plenty of attention from our band of regular helpers, so I come and go. I do answer questions here fairly often, but there are so many others doing the same thing that questions are often answered before I get a chance. The quality of help and advice available here is very high, and few people go away empty handed as it were.

I hope you enjoy using our forum, it's a friendly place, and you'll soon become familiar with the way ot all runs. You'll find me popping up all over the place, and if you ever need to contact me personally you can do so by clicking on the small envelope next to my name. Alternatively, use the button marked 'Contact moderator' - it's in the yellow bar at the bottom of every thread.

  james55 19:30 12 Oct 03

Thanks FE and all who responded, I know I am going to enjoy using this forum, I was just a bit sketchy how it worked. I should have noticed all the little envelopes, I will need to get new Specs.

  recap 19:43 12 Oct 03

Hi james55 and welcome to the best and friendliest web site around. You will find a lot of knowledgable people in all the forums here. Remember don't be affraid to ask a question relating to computers and their peripheral devices, there is no silly question. I myself started out in computers only around 4 years ago, without the help freely given from the friendly folk here I would not be as knowledgable as I am today.

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