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    I’m very happy to announce the coronation of six new MVPs. @AlexEiffel @Ascaris @Elly @Paul-T @RC-Primak @RetiredGeek Each has demonstrated both remarka[See the full post at: Drumroll, maestro! Introducing our new MVPs]

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    • #172708

      Welcome aboard, all of you!!!!

    • #172715

      Congratulations, everyone. You deserve the promotion… & pay, too, but money’s tight.

      Bought a refurbished Windows 10 64-bit, currently updated to 22H2. Have broke the AC adapter cord going to the 8.1 machine, but before that, coaxed it into charging. Need to buy new adapter if wish to continue using it.
      Wild Bill Rides Again...

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    • #172718

      Great to have these great contributors acknowledged – congratulations to you all!

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    • #172721

      Well done, all of you. Your contributions are greatly appreciated even if not always totally understood !

      Windows 10 Home 22H2, Acer Aspire TC-1660 desktop + LibreOffice, non-techie

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    • #172732

      I’m very happy to announce the coronation of six new MVPs. @alexeiffel @ascaris @elly @paul-t @rc-primak @retiredgeek Each has demonstrated both remarka[See the full post at: Drumroll, maestro! Introducing our new MVPs]

      We are all hapless and helpless at times, given the plethora of happy horse c*** which we all have been having to deal with on many occasions, given the state that all of us have unwittingly become Microsoft’s unpaid beta testers for all new Windows Updates. Nadella’s strategy about Windows Updates has collectively cost Windows users, IT departments and corporations untold hours of frustration and lost time and revenue. It is what it is, and this has tarnished Microsoft’s reputation.

      Thus your announcement of these six new MVPs is most welcome news, and I offer my congratulations to them! I pray that they will endeavor to do their best to assist both forum members and anonymous posters. Yet we must also understand that they do so from their own hearts, and that their time is, well, whatever they have and are willing to spend. Many forums are this way.

      What delights me about this forum is the simple fact that we have so many good people on this forum who do post many thoughtful and informative posts, and the additional simple fact that this forum is primarily dedicated to Windows Update issues in conjunction with also avoiding Microsoft’s still secretive telemetry which has been back-ported into Window 8x and Windows 7, simply because Microsoft’s only goal is to beat Google at becoming the prevalent advertising platform.

      Think about my last sentence, above. It is what it is. This is Microsoft’s goal. The insidious difference is that, when one uses Google’s services, the user chooses to use Google’s services. With Microsoft, this freedom of choice was removed by Microsoft since Microsoft under Nadella chose to bake telemetry, via Windows Updates into each user’s Windows 8x and 7 operating systems, and in doing so, Microsoft at the same time never presented EULAs about specific updates which incorporated deep telemetry, such as when installing Windows Update KB2952664.

      Not too long ago, I ranted about the claimed functionality of KB2952664 on this forum — for upgrading to Windows 10. I now note that the claimed functionality for KB2952664 has recently been changed by Microsoft. Coincidence? I think not since I think that Microsoft is reading everything which is posted on Woody’s forum.

      Again, it is what it is.

      Ah, this is turning into a rant. My apologies.

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    • #172742

      Congratulations folks looking forward to your wise guidance over the next few years ?

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    • #172760

      Who said we had to give wise guidance? I’m not sure about this now.  🙂

      cheers, Paul

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    • #172815

      Welcome everyone 🙂

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    • #172838

      Welcome at askwoody

      Ex Microsoft Windows (Insider) MVP, Microsoft Answers Community Moderator, Blogger, Book author

      https://www.borncity.com/win/

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    • #172849

      @ MVP Class of 2018

      Welcome to your elevated roll here on AskWoody, and congratulations to each of you.

      Over the last year, I have enjoyed your informative contributions to various topics. (Notice, Paul T, I didn’t say *wise guidance* — hope that takes some of the pressure off, at least for now 🙂 !

      Let’s have a great second year here on the AskWoody Lounge forum.

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    • #172855

      Great people, all of you! Well-deserved!

      Group "L" (Linux Mint)
      with Windows 10 running on a separate hard drive
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    • #172865

      Congratulations :).

      I’ll let everyone in on a secret: MVPs on this site get paid 100 times as much as non-MVPs.*

       

      *Multiply 100 times 0. 😀

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    • #172883

      Welcome and thanks for the help you provide. I had a different username on WS’s so I recognize a few names on that list of new MVP’s. My question is, when are Satrow and Rick going to get elevated and where is JoeP ( Joe is probably enjoying the vacation, LOL ).

      Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
      All W10 Pro at 22H2,(2 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

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      • #172887

        Satrow is already MVP here since the git-go.

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      • #172890

        I tried, but wasn’t able to get in touch with Rick Corbett.

        I don’t know JoeP. What’s he been up to?

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        • #172922

          JoeP was an Administrator on WS’s forum also.

          Don't take yourself so seriously, no one else does 🙂
          All W10 Pro at 22H2,(2 Desktops, 1 Laptop).

        • #172976

          I’m not certain, but Rick Corbet may still be putting a lot of his time into trying to get the Windows Secrets Forum back up.  Those of the new MVP’s who have come from the WS site may be doing double duty if WS gets going again.  But that’s iffy right now.

          Being 20 something in the 70's was more fun than being 70 something in the 20's
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    • #172897

      Congrats to all the elevated! (and the previous existing)

      Your knowledgeable articles/replies, troubleshooting and help has been rewarded appropriately.

      Win8.1/R2 Hybrid lives on...
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    • #172911

      Congratulations!

      On permanent hiatus {with backup and coffee}
      offline▸ Win10Pro 2004.19041.572 x64 i3-3220 RAM8GB HDD Firefox83.0b3 WindowsDefender
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    • #172954

      Welcome all of you, and thanks for your efforts on behalf of the rest of us!

      I hope you all at least get a signed copy of Woody’s next “Windows is for Dummies” book – you’ll have to buy it of course, but at least he’ll hopefully sign it for you :)!

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    • #172992

      Welcome and thanks to all the MVPs, new and old — erm… I mean long-term. 😉   I’ve benefited many times from the expertise and wisdom of the contributors here on AskWoody. Thanks to all, especially to Woody for making it all possible!

      Win10 Pro x64 22H2, Win10 Home 22H2, Linux Mint + a cat with 'tortitude'.

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    • #173011

      If I may gush, this is a lot more than a “lounge.” Woody, you have put together a crack team of comrades in arms. Medals are in order.

      Bless all of you.

      Morty

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      • #173033

        Woody’s Lounge is where we “hang out”!

        Group "L" (Linux Mint)
        with Windows 10 running on a separate hard drive
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        • #173246

          Indeed.  Every.  Single.  Day.

          Win 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit; Office 2010; Group B (SaS); Former 'Tech Weenie'
    • #173018

      Congratulations and thank you to all you helpful people here…

      Group B HP Pavilion-dv6 Win7x64 Home Premium-Intel Core i5-3210M CPU

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    • #173057

      Good news everyone!

      Particularly to all new and old(ish) MVPs!

      Because I think this is how it will work:

      More MVPs = more work done, in aggregate, by MVPs = more questions answered, sooner!

      While we’ll also have this:

      Less work/MVP = more individual MVP free time!

      (Meaning “more free time to pursue other personal interests”, not “less paid time.” As the latter is impossible.)

      Also, once Windows 7 reaches EOL in January 2020, and 99.76% of Woody’s regulars stop coming, you all can look forward to further ungainful employment in “askwoodyaboutmacsandlinux.com”.

      Just a passing thought.

      Ex-Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7); since mid-2017 using also macOS. Presently on Monterey 12.15 & sometimes running also Linux (Mint).

      MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
      Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
      macOS Monterey; browsers: Waterfox "Current", Vivaldi and (now and then) Chrome; security apps. Intego AV

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      • #173178

        Thanks, Elly.

        On second thoughts,  a better post-Jan 2020 Woody’s address could be: “askwoodyaboutmacsandlinuxetc.com”.

        Where etc = FreeBSD, Qubes (a super-secure Linux-like system mentioned earlier by Elly)… and… and… and Windows 10, in its many iterations, of course.

        Be that as it may, thanks to all the MVPs and to many others that have been patient and kind in offering advice and help to this odd individual for many months already.

         

        Ex-Windows user (Win. 98, XP, 7); since mid-2017 using also macOS. Presently on Monterey 12.15 & sometimes running also Linux (Mint).

        MacBook Pro circa mid-2015, 15" display, with 16GB 1600 GHz DDR3 RAM, 1 TB SSD, a Haswell architecture Intel CPU with 4 Cores and 8 Threads model i7-4870HQ @ 2.50GHz.
        Intel Iris Pro GPU with Built-in Bus, VRAM 1.5 GB, Display 2880 x 1800 Retina, 24-Bit color.
        macOS Monterey; browsers: Waterfox "Current", Vivaldi and (now and then) Chrome; security apps. Intego AV

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    • #173059

      This is outstanding. More voices, more posts, means more information to learn from. A very good thing. Thank you each and all for what you share here to help others on their way.

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    • #173123

      I would like to add my congratulations to one and all in their new roles, and wish you all the
      best for the years ahead. As in life, in the cyber world the future holds the unknown – and as we
      face these events that befall us we find ourselves strengthened by the fact that here in Woody’s Lounge we have all these brilliant minds helping us ‘soldier on’ Thank you!! LT

      “Ideologies separate us, dreams and anguish bring us together.” unknown

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    • #173225

      Welcome, new MVPs!

      People like you willing to share your knowledge and expertise make the Internet work for us all.

      -Noel

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