Coffeehouse Thread

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    Ian2

    @Dr Herbie : What he said +1  (in fact sometimes I actually feel like I want to talk a load of bollocks)

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    davewill

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    @gadget: If I didn't post if i didn't have anything intelligent to say, I doubt I'd post much at all. This post is a case in point Smiley

    Herbie

     

    Exactly.  Its a bunch of niners sitting around a virtual table sipping coffee and occasionally looking up from their computer screens to say a thought or two.

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    Bass

    , davewill wrote

    *snip*

     

    Exactly.  Its a bunch of niners sitting around a virtual table sipping coffee and occasionally looking up from their computer screens to say a thought or two.

    I stopped drinking coffee. Smiley

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    Craig_​Matthews

    I read this board every day. I've posted lots of times, but the submit button usually just refreshes the page with the text box still there in edit mode, so they don't get posted.

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    battlebottle

    , Dr Herbie wrote

    Perhaps coffeehouse lurkers should say hello in this thread so we can see who else is around?

    Hello ;]

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    mikexkearney

    I originally came by Channel 9 by accident; watching Office 2007 videos. I used to come here primarily for the videos but I quickly had a list that I couldn't get through, too long to cram into the working day. An interview in a video was a revelation to me. The forum is great, I like 'seeing' the regular posters in the forum as you all seem to have different views and opinions. I think Channel 9 needs more transparency through to Microsoft staff, they need to post more. New Microsoft news needs to be released here first instead of having Dovella reposting links. I think it was mistake to merge the Channels into one site as I don't think half the videos would belong on the old channel 9 site, the magazine shows(doesn't matter, I don't watch them). Even though I'm a developer I don't consider myself very technical. I have posted the odd rant, reposted links etc. I once wrote a huge products review for the Zune80 (technical and all) after a few meaty paragraphs I submitted it and Channel 9 lost it. It put me off posting anything substantial on this forum from then on in.

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    davewill

    Yep.  The history of losing posts is a wound that definitely needs to be healed.  Web browsers.  The whole concept of "POST" which often requires session context combined with the need to timeout sessions just blows.

    @Craig_Matthews: that sounds like a horrible track record.  i know i have lost posts before but never as regularly as you describe.  hopefully you aren't seeing that frequency in the new channel9 rev.

    @mikexkearney: Dovella reposting links is a great example of the current scattering of information.  People run across things that they feel they shouldn't have run across (i.e. it shouldn't involve the act of seeking in the first place) so they post them for the benefit of others.  I can't fault them as this is the nature of the web it seems (sadly).

    I wonder what your experiences would be if a Channel9 app were the interface rather than a browser.

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