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  #1  
Old December 19th 06, 01:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
BoaterDave
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

Can those here confirm that this is a 'genuine' - bonio-fido' g - web site
with good, honest advice/links?

http://mvps.org/

TIA

David


  #2  
Old December 19th 06, 01:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
DL
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

Fido's a dog
I dont believe MVP's would take to kindly to this label

Its a genuine site

"BoaterDave" wrote in message
...
Can those here confirm that this is a 'genuine' - bonio-fido' g - web

site
with good, honest advice/links?

http://mvps.org/

TIA

David




  #3  
Old December 19th 06, 05:17 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
BoaterDave
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

Thanks for that, ...... DL (?) - can you advise how you know that?
I find it difficult to tell the good from the bad nowadays! :-(

At least Bonio's are a recommended and visible product (and loved by my dog!
g)

David
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"DL" [email protected] wrote in message
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Fido's a dog
I dont believe MVP's would take to kindly to this label

Its a genuine site

"BoaterDave" wrote in message
...
Can those here confirm that this is a 'genuine' - bonio-fido' g - web

site
with good, honest advice/links?

http://mvps.org/

TIA

David







  #4  
Old December 19th 06, 05:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Tom Willett
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

Go troll elsewhere.
The MVPs know it's a valid site.
And so do countless others in the MS newsgroups who have used its resources
for years.
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Tom Willett
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
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"BoaterDave" wrote in message
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| Thanks for that, ...... DL (?) - can you advise how you know that?
| I find it difficult to tell the good from the bad nowadays! :-(
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| At least Bonio's are a recommended and visible product (and loved by my
dog!
| g)
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| David
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| "DL" [email protected] wrote in message
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| Fido's a dog
| I dont believe MVP's would take to kindly to this label
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| Its a genuine site
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| "BoaterDave" wrote in message
| ...
| Can those here confirm that this is a 'genuine' - bonio-fido' g - web
| site
| with good, honest advice/links?
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| http://mvps.org/
|
| TIA
|
| David
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  #5  
Old December 19th 06, 06:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
BoaterDave
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

Hello Tom Willett.

I read at the bottom of that web page a note which says "Microsoft is in no
way affiliated with, nor offers endorsement of, this site". I didn't read
that far before (earlier this year) and don't quite understand why Microsoft
does *not* endorse a web site set up by those who purport to be MVP's, who
are (I thought) rather special (and trusted) individuals.

Perhaps someone else will explain why that should be.

David
__________________________________________________ ___________
"Tom Willett" wrote in message
...
Go troll elsewhere.
The MVPs know it's a valid site.
And so do countless others in the MS newsgroups who have used its
resources
for years.
--
===
Tom Willett
Microsoft MVP - FrontPage
===
"BoaterDave" wrote in message
...
| Thanks for that, ...... DL (?) - can you advise how you know that?
| I find it difficult to tell the good from the bad nowadays! :-(
|
| At least Bonio's are a recommended and visible product (and loved by my
dog!
| g)
|
| David
| ____________________________________
| "DL" [email protected] wrote in message
| ...
| Fido's a dog
| I dont believe MVP's would take to kindly to this label
|
| Its a genuine site
|
| "BoaterDave" wrote in message
| ...
| Can those here confirm that this is a 'genuine' - bonio-fido' g -
web
| site
| with good, honest advice/links?
|
| http://mvps.org/
|
| TIA
|
| David
|
|
|
|
|
|
|




  #6  
Old December 19th 06, 09:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Shenan Stanley
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

BoaterDave wrote:
I read at the bottom of that web page a note which says "Microsoft
is in no way affiliated with, nor offers endorsement of, this
site". I didn't read that far before (earlier this year) and don't
quite understand why Microsoft does *not* endorse a web site set up
by those who purport to be MVP's, who are (I thought) rather
special (and trusted) individuals.
Perhaps someone else will explain why that should be.


Liability.

Just because you trust someone doesn't mean you want to endorse and take
full responsibility for that individuals actions.
It's not like MVPs have any actual ties/responsibilities to Microsoft. We
do what we do because we want to. Microsoft decided to recognize this with
an award - most of us would continue to do what we do whether or not the
title MVP was there. After all - in order to get recognized - you had to do
the same thing for a while.

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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  #7  
Old December 19th 06, 03:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Kerry Brown
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

Trolling over here now David? Are you going to warn us all about the dangers
of .bat files? There are a lot of them available for download from many
MVP's sites, along with .cmd. .reg, etc..

--
Kerry Brown
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2


"BoaterDave" wrote in message
...
Can those here confirm that this is a 'genuine' - bonio-fido' g - web
site with good, honest advice/links?

http://mvps.org/

TIA

David


  #8  
Old December 19th 06, 05:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
BoaterDave
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

Hello TechB - nice to see you here! :-)

I think you already know the danger of '.bat' files to us mere mortals.
My real, 'in-the-flesh', ex 'script kiddie' hacker turned PC consultant has
told
me so face-to-face. I'd rather trust him than you, I'm afraid.

David
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"Kerry Brown" *a*m wrote in message
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Trolling over here now David? Are you going to warn us all about the
dangers of .bat files? There are a lot of them available for download from
many MVP's sites, along with .cmd. .reg, etc..

--
Kerry Brown
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2



  #9  
Old December 21st 06, 05:16 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Tom Thumb.
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

Mr. BoaterDave, have you ever heard of the saying that it is better to have
others wonder if you are an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all
doubt?



"BoaterDave" wrote in message
...
Hello TechB - nice to see you here! :-)

I think you already know the danger of '.bat' files to us mere mortals.
My real, 'in-the-flesh', ex 'script kiddie' hacker turned PC consultant has
told
me so face-to-face. I'd rather trust him than you, I'm afraid.

David
__________________________________________________
"Kerry Brown" *a*m wrote in message
...
Trolling over here now David? Are you going to warn us all about the
dangers of .bat files? There are a lot of them available for download from
many MVP's sites, along with .cmd. .reg, etc..

--
Kerry Brown
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2



  #10  
Old December 23rd 06, 12:05 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics
Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

"BoaterDave" wrote in message
...
Hello TechB - nice to see you here! :-)

I think you already know the danger of '.bat' files to us mere mortals.
My real, 'in-the-flesh', ex 'script kiddie' hacker turned PC consultant
has told
me so face-to-face. I'd rather trust him than you, I'm afraid.



Your 'script kiddie' is an ignorant fear monger. I have seen many good and
useful BAT files and only one or two malicious ones. The main reason I
don't use BAT files anymore is that it's too easy to forget exactly what
such a file does and thus forget how to do it manually. Since my main
business is helping people I want to be able to tell my customers over the
phone how to do things that I would have written a BAT file for if it was
for my own use only.

You also seem to be expressing a common prejudice that only young people can
"know" computers. That's ridiculous. Yes, a lot of older people are
computer illiterate, but so are an awful lot of young people. The young
people can be more dangerous in their advice just because they subscribe to
this prejudice and think they know a lot simply because they're young and
have learned a few tricks.

--
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http://www.fjsmjs.com
Answer in newsgroup. Don't send mail.


  #11  
Old October 19th 13, 11:52 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.test.here
~BD~[_6_]
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

BoaterDave wrote:
Hello TechB - nice to see you here! :-)

I think you already know the danger of '.bat' files to us mere mortals.
My real, 'in-the-flesh', ex 'script kiddie' hacker turned PC consultant has
told
me so face-to-face. I'd rather trust him than you, I'm afraid.

David
__________________________________________________
"Kerry Brown" *a*m wrote in message
...
Trolling over here now David? Are you going to warn us all about the
dangers of .bat files? There are a lot of them available for download from
many MVP's sites, along with .cmd. .reg, etc..

--
Kerry Brown
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2



UPDATE!
++++++


Kerry has refused to be my Facebook friend! :-(

Well actually, it was his wife, formerly known as The Lady K.Dee, who
started the rot on Facebook!

He lied when he once said this:-

"BoaterDave is a troll. He has been told that .bat files are not
inherently more harmful than any other executable file many times in
other newsgroups. He ignores everyone's advice and attempts to get
unsuspecting computer users to scan their computers for .bat files and
delete any they find. He has caused a lot of unnecessary worry by
telling people they are infected and urging them to do many different
anti-malware scans. When the scans come up empty he insists they are
still infected and points them to yet another online scanning engine. At
best he is a very sophistcated troll. At worst he is a very paranoid
person who needs professional help. In any case he can be safely ignored."

--
Kerry Brown
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2

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Old October 19th 13, 11:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.test.here
G. Morgan[_8_]
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

~BD~ wrote:

Kerry has refused to be my Facebook friend! :-(


That's because FB friends are usually reserved for um, friends.


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Will YOU be my Facebook friend, Graham?

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  #13  
Old October 19th 13, 11:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.test.here
~BD~[_6_]
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Default Just wonderin' :-)

G. Morgan wrote:
~BD~ wrote:

Kerry has refused to be my Facebook friend! :-(


That's because FB friends are usually reserved for um, friends.


It seems that you /always/ take me seriously, Master Morgan! ;-)

As RonNNN has mentioned today, your drug taking will have dulled your
psyche for sure. Enjoy what little life you have left, in the best way
that you possibly can.

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