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O.S. used as a mandatory field for all new submissions?

O.S. used as a mandatory field for all new submissions?  

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  1. 1. O.S. as a mandatory field for all new submissions?

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    • No
      6
    • Other (improve O.S. detection and moderation in some other way)
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In the spirit of the multiple ongoing polls, I'd like to ask whether there should be a mandatory O.S. drop-down in every submission. Considering the strict O.S. requirements we have these days I think it would help with moderation as it's much quicker to for example look at a Fire Strike submission on Haswell without a validation link done on Win 10 and contact the submitter straight away since this combination is never allowed. Loading the screenshot every time is much slower and sometimes they are even hard to read. This new field will also stop some people from submitting as they would potentially realise their mistake at submission time instead of afterwards (or not at all).

Last (but not least!), this additional field would allow mass sweeps of the database to find and moderate and/or delete old invalid submissions which were not caught at the time. This is not possible currently as I don't believe optical character recognition is up to the task :)

 

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I like the idea that we share OS info but it would be nice not to have another app/window to show OS info. Maybe cpu-z may have another textbox on main window to meet this requirement?

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5 hours ago, TerraRaptor said:

I like the idea that we share OS info but it would be nice not to have another app/window to show OS info. Maybe cpu-z may have another textbox on main window to meet this requirement?

I think relying on honour is fine - the idea is just to help prevent honest mistakes.

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The os should be in a drop down menu and only show the os's that are allowed to be used with that hardware and benchmark in the drop down. That way you can't choose the wrong one at all. 

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1 minute ago, Jumper118 said:

The os should be in a drop down menu and only show the os's that are allowed to be used with that hardware and benchmark in the drop down. That way you can't choose the wrong one at all. 

Better if picking the wrong one makes it tell you off IMO

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Certainly could help with moderation and general understanding of what can be used with different OS versions if it either had a warning saying this OS isn't valid, or just didn't even show the OS when filling in the HW detais.

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Really good idea to have the OS used shown. Also it would be good to talk about the heavy used of snipping tool that cut half of the submission window :/ i have seen it recently whereby even the cpu-z tab was cut in half on an old Pro-overclocker submission and it was posted as if nothing. Please re evaluate this bad behaviour of cutting too much of the screenshot using snipping tools or remove that option completely and demand a full screenshot  , thanks.

@richba5tard , @Leeghoofd , @websmile , Any input of you guys on this great thread would be appreciate it. Something can be done about this i believe.

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On 12/19/2018 at 12:30 PM, mickulty said:

Better if picking the wrong one makes it tell you off IMO

yes, it could display a meme telling them to read the rules and not to be a noob. 

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On 12/22/2018 at 5:26 AM, chispy said:

Really good idea to have the OS used shown. Also it would be good to talk about the heavy used of snipping tool that cut half of the submission window :/ i have seen it recently whereby even the cpu-z tab was cut in half on an old Pro-overclocker submission and it was posted as if nothing. Please re evaluate this bad behaviour of cutting too much of the screenshot using snipping tools or remove that option completely and demand a full screenshot  , thanks.

@richba5tard , @Leeghoofd , @websmile , Any input of you guys on this great thread would be appreciate it. Something can be done about this i believe.

I agree any snipping should be outlawed completely taskbar and full screen should be shown in all subs.

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5 hours ago, macsbeach98 said:

I agree any snipping should be outlawed completely taskbar and full screen should be shown in all subs.

What if my system is too unstable to relaunch explorer? :P

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On 12/23/2018 at 8:37 AM, macsbeach98 said:

I agree any snipping should be outlawed completely taskbar and full screen should be shown in all subs.

Nope

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