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[FEATURE REQUEST] System specs history

Useful feature worth significant development time?

  • Yes

    Votes: 15 30.0%
  • No

    Votes: 35 70.0%

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I'd really love to see it implemented. I've no idea how it can be done using XenForo - but there are hundreds of plugins. Besides the current implementation is already a plugin, no? Maybe it can be done using some sort of notepad?

I updated my system a couple of months ago however I don't want to lose my old specs which still elicit a lot of warm feelings in me.

Thank you!
 
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I'd really love to see it implemented. I've no idea how it can be done using XenForo - but there are hundreds of plugins. Besides the current implementation is already a plugin, no? Maybe it can be done using some sort of notepad?

I updated my system a couple of months ago however I don't want to lose my old specs which still elicit a lot of warm feelings in me.

Thank you!
Just add them to your signature...
 
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Just add them to your signature...
I'm not in a mood of spamming people screens' real estate with the info they won't ever need.

@W1zzard

If there are no readily available plugins, I'd be glad if you just added the aforementioned plugin - it will more than suffice.
 

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I'm not in a mood of spamming people's screen real estate with the info they won't ever need.
Sorry, I tried, but the irony here is too good. Not only do you not even show your system specs in the first place, but you can list multiple systems there, albeit a tad messy looking. Also for the tip on the sig, it doesn't need to be huge to get the point across. Not against adding the option, just my 2 cents.
 
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Sorry, I tried, but the irony here is too good. Not only do you not even show your system specs in the first place, but you can list multiple systems there, albeit a tad messy looking. Also for the tip on the sig, it doesn't need to be huge to get the point across.
It's really weird to get advice from forum staff on how to be exceptionally annoying, lol ;-)
 

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It's really weird to get advice from forum staff on how to be exceptionally annoying, lol ;-)
Sorry if being a realist got your mind in a twist. Just calling it as I see it.
 

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The first thing I do when I sign up on any forum is hide people's signatures. It's amazing how much crap they want everyone to see.
I get it, some can get a bit out of hand. It was a valid suggestion until you explained your stance. Still, you have to see the irony that you want more slots for specs, when nobody can see your specs in the first place right?
 
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I'd really love to see it implemented. I've no idea how it can be done using XenForo - but there are hundreds of plugins. Besides the current implementation is already a plugin, no? Maybe it can be done using some sort of notepad?

I updated my system a couple of months ago however I don't want to lose my old specs which still elicit a lot of warm feelings in me.

Thank you!
If I understand you right you want to have some record of previous builds which no one but you can look at. Then an online forum isn't the place for such privacy. Just write them down and put them in a drawer. For me I can remember all the hardware I have used since I first started building my own rigs except my first mobo.
 
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I get it, some can get a bit out of hand. It was a valid suggestion until you explained your stance. Still, you have to see the irony that you want more slots for specs, when nobody can see your specs in the first place right?
The things I ask for are not necessarily only for me. ;)

BTW, a while back I tried to recollect all the PCs I'd owned over the past 25 years and to my chagrin I realized I'd forgotten most of the specs of my first three PCs. What a bummer. If TPU stays alive for longer than 20 years this feature might prove to be extremely valuable to the users of this website.

Use AIDA 64 and take screenshots.
Screenshots must be saved somewhere. Disk drives fail, backups get destroyed and eventually we all ... die etc. etc. etc. :)

If I understand you right you want to have some record of previous builds which no one but you can look at. Then an online forum isn't the place for such privacy. Just write them down and put them in a drawer. For me I can remember all the hardware I have used since I first started building my own rigs except my first mobo.
You must be relatively young then. I've owned more over ten builds over the last two dozen years. I can't physically remember the things I had a long time ago.
 
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I voted no.

Personally, I don't care about people's old systems, nor having a random tech forum keep a history of mine. Most have trouble filling out their specs in the first place, nonetheless have multiple systems. And if this is only for your eyes, then I really do not see a point. TPU isnt a cloud backup for you system history.

GL. :)
 
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I'd really love to see it implemented. I've no idea how it can be done using XenForo - but there are hundreds of plugins. Besides the current implementation is already a plugin, no? Maybe it can be done using some sort of notepad?

I updated my system a couple of months ago however I don't want to lose my old specs which still elicit a lot of warm feelings in me.

Thank you!
Put it in a signature then.
 
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There is none, I wrote the system specs addon myself, and not sure if it's worth the extra time
Any notes plugin would suffice like I said. It's not really worth your time implementing it exactly the way I want.
 
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The things I ask for are not necessarily only for me. ;)

BTW, a while back I tried to recollect all the PCs I'd owned over the past 25 years and to my chagrin I realized I'd forgotten most of the specs of my first three PCs. What a bummer. If TPU stays alive for longer than 20 years this feature might prove to be extremely valuable to the users of this website.



Screenshots must be saved somewhere. Disk drives fail, backups get destroyed and eventually we all ... die etc. etc. etc. :)

There is no such thing as bullet proof for anything, You could save them to a Hard drive and copy it to 5 USB drives. :laugh:

You must be relatively young then. I've owned more over ten builds over the last two dozen years. I can't physically remember the things I had a long time ago.
 

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I would of prefered a second tab for a secondary system or laptop. I think this makes more sense
 

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Just as a thought, if you did not mind users seeing the listings, you could drop older system specs into your profile posts, if this feature request does not get the votes needed.
 
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You must be relatively young then. I've owned more over ten builds over the last two dozen years. I can't physically remember the things I had a long time ago.
Yes I'm a youngster. Turn 57 in December. I've been gaming off and on since 1980 and I can remember all of the computers that I've owned and almost all of the hardware I've owned since I started building my own rigs.

I still say writing down your hardware on a piece of paper and putting it in a drawer to take out from time to time and look at if you forget something you owned would be best in your case. If you're concerned that it could be lost then make a copy and put it in your safe deposit box or store the list on the Cloud. Why would TPU keeping a record even be necessary in your case?
 
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Yes I'm a youngster. Turn 57 in December. I've been gaming off and on since 1980 and I can remember almost all of the hardware I've owned since then.
OMG, you have an exceptional memory then - I'm really surprised.

I still say writing down your hardware on a piece of paper and putting it in a drawer to take out from time to time and look at if you forget something you owned would be best in your case. If you're concerned that it could be lost then make a copy and put it in your safe deposit box or store the list on the Cloud. Why would TPU keeping a record even be necessary in your case?
It's to see how people's preferences change over time. I still don't understand why people actively vote against this feature even though it means nothing if you don't use it.
 

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OMG, you have an exceptional memory then - I'm really surprised.
Nahhh, I've only been building my own rigs for 12 years. In that time I've built 3 rigs. Before that a family member built them for me or I bought pre-builts all the way back to a Commodore 64 and an Atari 2600 console before that.
 

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What do I do if I upgrade the CPU, the GPU or just add an extra storage device? Do I create a new build for people to behold?
 
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Nahhh, I've only been building my own rigs for 12 years. In that time I've built 3 rigs. Before that a family member built them for me or I bought pre-builts all the way back to a Commodore 64 and an Atari 2600 console before that.
I have the opposite problem, I've had too many different rigs and half of the companies are no longer around...
I know my first real DIY system used a QDI board and an AMD 5k86-P75...
 
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