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#1 marko

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    Posted 04 August 2010 - 11:13 AM

    Now the site has settled slightly after the upgrade, we're focusing on our newsletter.

    The newsletter will now be published online each fortnight instead of being sent to you via email each week, this is to give us a little more time to focus on the quality of the content and we hope include some great material for you. Publishing it online also gives us even more flexibility on what we can add and how we can present it to you. Of course, as a subscriber to the newsletter you will still receive advance notification when it's online (sign up HERE).

    The question we have just now is, as a reader of the newsletter what do you want to see in there?.

    It could be more reviews, more info on the latest downloads on our site, more content to make you chuckle or something completely new!. Remember, we're producing the newsletter for YOU and we really want to know your thoughts - what would make you look forward to reading it each fortnight?.

    Similarly, if you are a developer of freeware we'd love to hear your news for inclusion to the newsletter and all those aspiring writers or editors out there, submit your articles or stories to us and we'll mark them for inclusion - CONTACT US HERE.

    Please be as open and descriptive as possible with your thoughts and remember it's only as much fun for us to produce as it is for you to read it:lol:

    Cheers
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    Please remember that we have people from many different timezones on the site and if your post requires a reply it could take longer at some at some points because of this.

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    Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:24 PM

    The name of a utility and a brief thumb nail summary of what it does.

    If it is just another in a bunch of similar utilities then what distinguishes it: If it works on drives that others do not or has a simpler user interface.

    I am also interested in methods and structured procedures for common problems. For example correct procedures for recovery of failure to boot Vista / Win7 via a set of tools including fixMBR, fixBoot and boot.ini repair tools. Sometimes it's not just a utility that is valuable but a set of procedures that a include structured methodology that branches depending on success or falure of each step and where necessary recommends the utility for the next one.
    There are lots of individual suggestions in various threads all over the net but sensible, refined, step by step recovery or disinfection processes that cure most problems, a process that is continuously refined by knowledgeable users is generally lacking.
    While it is easy to say each error has a diffrent solution, in real life what most of us do is a series of steps that will fix most common problems.

    #3 marko

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      Posted 04 August 2010 - 12:35 PM

      No probs, hearing you loud and clear James :lol:
      Marko

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      Posted 04 August 2010 - 01:59 PM

      Applaud your efforts to date. No constructive comments at this time.
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        Posted 04 August 2010 - 04:32 PM

        I am happy with the changes that have been made. I am enjoying watching the evlolution of freewareBB. Keep up the good work!

        #6 grr

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          Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:19 AM

          Marko & Jim, thanks for ur hard work on the Newsletter;);)

          As a reader I would like to see the following:

          1. once every month- review of any security suite/malware (free + paid)
          2. joke corner
          3. new hardware like new processor or monitor
          4. 5 freeware recommendation from FBB
          5. monthly top-10 downloads as tracked by FBB
          6. news digest on critical OS fixes, or security threats

          I would add more later.;)

          Thanks, Grr :lol:

          #7 ginaba

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            Posted 05 August 2010 - 05:00 AM

            As a reader I would like to see such questione:-
            1. Ask a reader what antivirus/malaware is s/he using
            2. what is readers best freeware

            I also want to see:-
            Review of realy used softwares(shareware/freeware)

            #8 marko

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              Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:18 AM

              Thanks for the responses guys and noted your comments - please keep them coming though :lol:
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              #9 marko

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                Posted 06 August 2010 - 03:29 PM

                We intend on having the first online edition of the newsletter ready next week and will announce it's release around Tuesday/Wednesday ;).

                Now to answer some of your questions ...

                View PostJamesM, on 04 August 2010 - 12:24 PM, said:

                Sometimes it's not just a utility that is valuable but a set of procedures that a include structured methodology that branches depending on success or falure of each step and where necessary recommends the utility for the next one.
                So James, what you're suggesting here are step by step tutorials relating to common issues computer users face and we could integrate some of our freeware into those tutorials?. If so, you'll be pleased to know we're working on this :lol:.

                View Postgrr, on 05 August 2010 - 03:19 AM, said:

                1. once every month - review of any security suite/malware (free + paid)
                2. joke corner
                3. new hardware like new processor or monitor
                4. 5 freeware recommendation from FBB
                5. monthly top-10 downloads as tracked by FBB
                6. news digest on critical OS fixes, or security threats.
                1. We could certainly look at reviewing a security suite like antivirus, spyware or anything else relating to security (will look into this one) but to start reviewing paid products wouldn't really be keeping with the theme of our site grr, and could be seen as promoting commercial software.
                2. This, with a few funny pics will be included.
                3. It's possible to include something about new hardware, etc, I'll look into this one as well.
                4. We will be including a few recommendations in our newsletter ;).
                5. This will be included in the newsletter ;).
                6. We will be offering snippets of news from the tech world, possibly not all relating to security but those items would certainly be in there if we're aware of them ;)

                View Postginaba, on 05 August 2010 - 05:00 AM, said:

                1. Ask a reader what antivirus/malaware is s/he using
                2. what is readers best freeware
                3. also want to see:-Review of realy used softwares(shareware/freeware)
                1. Readers polls will now be part of the newsletter with results published in the next edition. I actually took your idea's already and made them into a poll HERE and HERE. We already have a thread regarding favourite freeware HERE which we can turn into a poll just shortly ;).
                2. Same as our first answer.
                3. Reviews will be part of the newsletter, although as noted above we can really only offer reviews on freeware.

                Please remember that we have people from many different timezones on the site and if your post requires a reply it could take longer at some at some points because of this.

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                #10 grr

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                  Posted 07 August 2010 - 04:25 AM

                  Thanks Marko for granting my wishes.. :lol:



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