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Offline Crybertrance

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Re: So, not sure if this has been discussed...
The issue is that most people have an inflated sense of their own competency when it comes to computers. Install instructions, no matter how clearly written, are routinely ignored. People who would be better off using automated installers will go and try manual installs "because that can't be hard, right?".

By issuing "pro" packages for advanced users, we just invite people to **** up their installs. That is a bad idea.

Hmm... How about password protecting the link to the pr0-only install?  ;7  The password being the answer to a question only pr0s on HLP would know? Like for example; "Why do we blame Axem for everything?" or "What is the best way to make The E come to your house and hit you with a base-ball bat?" or better still "Why does the retail Hecate suck?" ;7 :cool:
<21:08:30>   Hartzaden fires a slammer at Cybertrance
<21:09:13>   Crybertrance pops flares, but wonders how Hartzaden acquired aspect lock on a stealth fighter... :\
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<21:12:58>   Hartzaden continues to paint crybertrance and feeding the info to a wing of gunships
<21:14:07>   Crybertrance sends emergency "IM GETING MY ASS KICKED HERE!!!!eleventy NEED HELPZZZZ" to 3rd fleet command
<21:14:50>   Hartzaden jamms the transmission.
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Offline gloowa

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Re: So, not sure if this has been discussed...
Hmm... How about password protecting the link to the pr0-only install?  ;7  The password being the answer to a question only pr0s on HLP would know? Like for example; "Why do we blame Axem for everything?" or "What is the best way to make The E come to your house and hit you with a base-ball bat?" or better still "Why does the retail Hecate suck?" ;7 :cool:
o_0

I just been downgraded to HLP_newb.v_0_1. It seems > 4 years of (very infrequent mind you) reading HPL forums does not give enough insight to answer those :P

"What is the best way to make The E come to your house and hit you with a base-ball bat?"
hmmm... place all vps to root FS2 folder and than come crying to the forums about SCP being #@%$#@% that won't work?  ;7
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Offline The E

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Re: So, not sure if this has been discussed...
The issue is that most people have an inflated sense of their own competency when it comes to computers. Install instructions, no matter how clearly written, are routinely ignored. People who would be better off using automated installers will go and try manual installs "because that can't be hard, right?".

By issuing "pro" packages for advanced users, we just invite people to **** up their installs. That is a bad idea.

Hmm... How about password protecting the link to the pr0-only install?  ;7  The password being the answer to a question only pr0s on HLP would know? Like for example; "Why do we blame Axem for everything?" or "What is the best way to make The E come to your house and hit you with a base-ball bat?" or better still "Why does the retail Hecate suck?" ;7 :cool:

For your health, I am going to assume this was more in jest than serious. In any case, it does not solve the root problem (inflated sense of competence). The thing is that by the time you're actually able to do a manual install, you should have the know-how to see why manual installs are a bad idea.
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Offline gloowa

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Re: So, not sure if this has been discussed...
The thing is that by the time you're actually able to do a manual install, you should have the know-how to see why manual installs are a bad idea.
True enough.

On that topic, is the online installer project updated? Because the frontpage still lives in 3.6.10 era my work includes Java programming, and if installer is outdated, perhaps i could do something useful for the community?
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Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: So, not sure if this has been discussed...
If you want to help, the person to contact is Goober5000. I'm sure he could use a talented hand.
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