"Me? I'm off to set up a new forum, one where people can get unlimited online computer help for a one-off annual registration fee - anyone want to come aboard?"
This should have happened a long time ago on this forum. Certain areas should be for registered peopel who pay a small fee, like £10.00 or £15.00 a year and get support.
The contributors should be rewarded in way that if the original post requires an answer, them the contirubutor that provides the most suitable answer first is "rewarded" points. These "points" can be redeemed for a 3,6 or 12 month subscribtion to PCA.
That way the forum can get additional funding allowing extra bandwith, extra features and possibly a snd FE!!!
Basic knowledge of computer configuration should be taught in schools. It's not necessary for children to know how to edit a Windows registry (I doubt the Tech Guys could do that), but it would be helpful if all children were taught the basics about what goes on inside a computer's case.
I think most of them might find it marginally more interesting than how to calculate the area of a circle, but I could be wrong.