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Old 01-13-2019, 07:01 PM   #1
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How would you answer this question...


Apologies for the clickbait title, but I couldn't resist.

If someone says to you, "are you any good with computers?" how do you/would you respond?

If someone asks me I just answer, "sort of". Which is true.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 07:14 PM   #2
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"Yes".
 
Old 01-13-2019, 07:40 PM   #3
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Depends on who... only a handful get, yes.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 08:30 PM   #4
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“Why do you ask?”
 
Old 01-13-2019, 08:33 PM   #5
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“Why do you ask?”
Normally because someone wants help with a computer problem.

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Depends on who... only a handful get, yes.
Good point.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 08:40 PM   #6
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Normally because someone wants help with a computer problem.
No. That’s what I say when asked that question... It allows me to tailor my response
 
Old 01-13-2019, 08:57 PM   #7
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How would you answer this question...

I basically retired at 22, so I always say "yes.". it gives me something to do.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 09:02 PM   #8
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Yes, but I don't do Windows.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 09:20 PM   #9
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Better than your average bear.

Good with desktops and home networking, can fumble through simple SQL and HTML, not at all qualified to be a sysadmin.
 
Old 01-13-2019, 11:14 PM   #10
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"Why? What do you want to know?"

I don't know anyone who uses anything other than Windows for a OS so that could depend. I may not know what they want to know and they may not like my answer if I did.


The last time such a scenario occurred they ended up telling me about all the clicks they were getting from ads, how it was a great way to make money and I should look into it.

They didn't care for that answer...
 
Old 01-14-2019, 02:01 AM   #11
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who's asking, and in what situation?
the question implies that the asker is not good with computers by any measure.

and yes, "Why? What do you want to know?" seems like an appropriate reaction.

I'd also say something like this:
"Computers has become such a huge area over time, there's probably no one person on the planet that's good with all of it. I might be better than average with some of it."
 
Old 01-14-2019, 03:09 AM   #12
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and yes, "Why? What do you want to know?" seems like an appropriate reaction.
Or:
Good enough to know how much I've still got to learn.
 
Old 01-14-2019, 09:14 AM   #13
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My response would be "You should narrow and clarify that question if you want anything more than a largely non-useful, unqualified generality for an answer". That answer might be shortened to "Compared to what?" in some environments.
 
Old 01-14-2019, 09:35 AM   #14
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It depends on what they want done on their computer.

For example, if they want me to add or upgrade a hardware on their computer, I can do that as I done that many times before on my computer and others.

As for operating system issues like errors and such, It depends if I had those issues in the past and I resolved it.

Other than that, just use google to find a solution or join a forum and ask.
 
Old 01-14-2019, 09:42 AM   #15
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Probably a Microsoft user asking the question, (others usually know to just ask the question ).

So I'd be cagey about a response, but something like "What do you want to know?" would likely be my response.
 
  


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