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How about a security section?

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  1. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

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    The title says it all "How about a security section". I think it would be a great addition to the site. People could share their knowledge on how to stay safe and what has happen to them in the past. We could even have some stickies to cover the basics. Talk about new threats and what to look for.
     
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  2. WhiteLotus

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    this has been discussed before and i think as it got as far as renaming the "network" section to "network and security". But that is all.
     
  3. crtecha

    crtecha New Member

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    That would be a really good idea.
     
  4. BloodTotal

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    Because almost all security is related to networking, but not specifically. I vouch for theere to be a security sub forum
     
  5. DRDNA

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    At the very least a well done Sticky :toast:
     
  6. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    i agree, we should have a security forum,
     
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    There may be some interest, but would it get enough traffic to warrant it?
     
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    Excellent point. I went back to BP's original thread on this from April as I recalled the discussion somewhat. Dan made some pretty valid points as did others.

    Seems the general consensus was to rename the "Networking" forum to "Networking and Security" as the Networking section isn't that crowded anyway. (Kudos to Kreij for the "Networking and Security" idea btw):toast:
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Yes, I remember agreeing to that.
    As rightly pointed out the Networking section isn't crowded at all, and when security issues are posted under 'General Software' they seem a tad out of place, in my personal humble opinion.

    It makes a lot of sense for Security to be added to "Networking" primarily because 99.9% of security issues arise due to the fact of the pc being on a network. Gone are the days where you could get an infected floppy..... Many people, including myself, do not install AV or anti-spyware on pc's which are not connected.
     
  11. BloodTotal

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    I keep trying to post everywhere and I can't so hopefully I can post here (hopefully)*

    we need a security section, we need more support, seriosly though the only thing this forum is missing is a security forum, and a monitor forum

    rally more support for the SECURITY FORUM!!!


    seriously mods,and w1zzard if you don't make a security forum, we are going to keep bothering you about it until you do
     
  12. WhiteLotus

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    Again, why not just include it in the networking section?

    Networking includes LAN, small offices networking and also singular computers connecting to the internet... to which a security add on is not far away at all.

    Why have two sections rarely being used when you can have one that is used more often.
     
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    We will?
     
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    I swear, but i think i',m blind that i saw a "Networking & Security" Section one time on TPU.
     
  15. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not in the title, but wouldn't it be logical to have security topics just go into the networking forum? Security is a part of networking after all. I think we deffinitely do not need another forum/section for any reason or topic.
     
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    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    It's W1zzard or Urlyin's decision. Moderators cannot alter the structure of the forums.
     
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    go to rename, and rename network to network and security so noobs like me and u can understand that security goes in there, we can be like oooh nice security, lets check it out

    Nike, Just Do IT!
     
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    Polaris just said, mods do not have the power to alter the structure of the forum. You would have to make it known to W1zz or Urlyin, and then gather enough people that agree with you to even warrant it crossing their mind. Then they might do it after a little more persuasion.
     
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    and you think w1zzard or ulryin didn't read this thread :p
     
  20. WhiteLotus

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    most likely not no
     
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    I likely won't bother w1zzard with a pm (that would be wasting this wonderful person's time)

    if he comes on here, and reads this,

    Reply to this thread if you see it w1zzard!
     
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    Well now you know. Security stuff goes in the Networking section. Whew! Problem averted, no need to thank me. :respect:
     
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    but n00bs don't know that, change networking to networking and security!!!
     
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    paulm New Member

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    Noobs will be noobs. Half the people with 500+ posts on this forum don't even know we have a hot deals section (seriously, scroll down every once in a while).
     
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    im serious people don't know that tpu has security, its not obvious enough

    prove me wrong!
     

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