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Does Microsoft Really Want, or Give, Answers? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I was brought here by a google search because Windows Media Player is missing a codec. This is the thread I went to: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/fi-FI/vistamedia/thread/09ad3325-ef04-4f32-a888-522703e9dfb8. I decided to reply to report what I had found, if anyone would be helped by that. I had to sign up. Fine. But every time I tried to add my two cents, and no matter which link I used, I was always sent to my blank profile page. It was blank, of course, because I just signed up, and it will remain blank because I see no need to fill it in. If I am required to fill in my profile before being allowed to post, I did not see any such notice. 

    I also was selected for a survey, which I agreed to. But the survey DID NOT ASK ANY QUESTIONS RELEVANT TO MY SPECIFIC PROBLEM. This is why I wonder if MS wants, or gives, answers. 

    Just another frustrated customer......
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 6:03 PM

Answers

  • Greetings Natcolley!

    The Microsoft Forums require you to accept the license agreement and define a unique user profile name.  The requirement for the latter is in place as a mechanism to block Spam and other unwanted posts that dilute the quality of the Forums content.  Beyond those two items you are not required to fill out any other Profile information. 

    Hope this helps!

    JEFFWI

    Friday, March 19, 2010 1:33 AM
  • Use the Site Feedback link at the bottom of the page. Thanks!

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Sunday, May 13, 2012 4:54 AM
    Owner

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  • Greetings Natcolley!

    The Microsoft Forums require you to accept the license agreement and define a unique user profile name.  The requirement for the latter is in place as a mechanism to block Spam and other unwanted posts that dilute the quality of the Forums content.  Beyond those two items you are not required to fill out any other Profile information. 

    Hope this helps!

    JEFFWI

    Friday, March 19, 2010 1:33 AM
  • Use the Site Feedback link at the bottom of the page. Thanks!

    Ed Price (a.k.a User Ed), SQL Server Experience Program Manager (Blog, Twitter, Wiki)

    Sunday, May 13, 2012 4:54 AM
    Owner