That’s in the rules, but not to many read the rules unfortunately. And even if an announcement were made, the majority still wouldn’t post their config. I think I tried this once in the old board, and it didn’t work out to well.
rules? what rules? I dont see no rules here...
seriously. I didnt read them, until I read this thread. And then I had to read the announcement
Announcement: "No Tolerance" Policy in Effect
which I havent read because I thought it was all about "dont ask for bios"
and it's only there you can find an url (which isnt *linked*) to the post which stated the whole set of rules.
really, you're not making it very easy to notice the rules, let alone reading them.
you could make a rules page and put a link to it on every page in the forum. especially on the posting form.
i believe that the rules post is eassily accessible, since its at the top of the general forum. if you have difficulty spotting it or just ignored it, its not anyone elses fault.
even if we did put links all over the board, which the announcement is, would anyone be more likely to read it? its hard to say..
my personal stance on posting your specs before every question or in your sig, is that it kind of gets annoying. i dont like looking at long sigs, like squall's for instance. and yes, it would be nice if people did post relevant specs before asking the question but noone really tries
could you imagine if every one posted their system config and plug-in config in their signature?
pages would take forever to load for us that are still stuck on a 56k connection
although i agree that people should post their config if that have a question about a game and how to get it working
I think the best bet is just to post your config when it is relevant to the question being asked. That is what I have always done. I considered putting it in my signature, but I felt it would take to much space. But, the idea behind it (Operations idea) is a very good one. Include your config when it will help people and when you feel they need to know what it is.