Results of the Social Questions Experiment


Earlier this week, I exposed the idea for my project.  For five days in a row, I painstakingly wrote down every question that was either sent to me via IM, email, youtube, or blog.  I will list the questions below by Day and category, and then I will have my conclusions afterwards.  Enjoy!

Monday

Half life and tunngle
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can we play coop ?
or only deathmatch ?
Cod 5 – world at war LAN online using tunngle
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were do u get the link to download this game?
How to play backed up games on the PS2 slim using swap magic
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hi:P i have one problem. i had the fat ps2 and sold it yesterday to get ps2 slim instead. the new model actually with 2 sensors only (near the power button and near where the disc spins). my backups worked perfectly with the fat one. (I use swap magic) but with ps2 slim some of my games work, not all. but those which work the loading screen time is way to long. ive blocked the sensors correct but i dont know what to do:S i used swap magic for like 2 months with the fat and didnt have a problem
How to burn a ps2 game with nero:
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what kind of disc u use dvd-r dvdr/w-dl dvd-rom
Red faction and tunngle:
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Ahhh one problem after another…i fixed everything exept when im in game lobby and host starts the game…the game freezes and does nothing!!! I press ctrl+alt+del and in background there’s a window saying Red faction has stoped working…can anyone help i wanna play online a lot!!!
Ow and i have windows 7 64 bit:D
And yes in network information it says registry override 😀
[How To] Play Red Faction Guerilla
How to play l4d online using garena:
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when i get into it it just dissconects me straight way why?
Sandboxie:
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Hey ninja i could do with ure help i downloaded sandboxie and im getting proplems with it it works 4 about apox 10 minutes then it comes up with a messege about the memory ive been on the blogs and cant seem to sort the problem out now this to be a good piace of software and i want to use it could you plz help me i would appeciate it cheers dman.
RE5:
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hi there! the link for residnt evil fix does not work.. :(( and its in russian and i dond understand shit.. please help
GTA 4
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hey i found this video [How To] Play GTA IV LAN Online Using Tunngle and i am wndering if u can play with friend using tunngle on lan without cd? becouse my friend got cd and i got cracked becouse i lost my original cd so i got cracked version.
tnx for reply
Faking Sick
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Hi! I wrote yesterday. I have TONS of homework! I think I will fake 2mmorow and to do that stay up REALLY late. I already told my parents I’m not feeling well, think it will work??? I have really good grades…
Plz responde! Thhanx!
PS2 Guides:
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Thank you for the reply. I tried some forums but they seem to be dead.
No I don’t have to use CloneCD as I never used it for any of the previous burns in first place since I had more .cue isos. All I used was Alcohol120%. And I did think about the laser being in its last days, but I had burned less than 10 (well, 7) successful back-ups in a row before I faced this problem. A 2008 hardware dying like this?
Also, I think I have checked it’s status correctly here : http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1649/63025933.jpg
It can also play DVD movies just fine. Writing speed? The same as the one used for the successful burns, 48-52x. I remember very well you saying that PS2 ISO-s need to be burned at half the empty DVD-s max speed. These are all CD-s though.
What I don’t understand is why Alcohol tells me to check registry files, whereas ImgBurn (2nd pic) smth totally alien to me.
What my ignorant-on-PC stuff brain was thinking of is that the cause of the problem may be the fact that I installed too many programs like NeroEssentials and ImgBurn latest version ( which I have heard to be problematic http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=11206)
I think I will uninstall all of them and install Alcohol once more as the lone burning sowftware (although sooner or later I will need one for the PS2 ISO-s)
I apologize for the long post.
*****
Tunngle
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I have a problem. I joined the FIFA10 room and this guy and I tried to join a game together , we both tried hosting but it shows our local IP address not tunngle IP, how do we fix this?
******

Category: Half life and tunngle

1) can we play coop ? or only deathmatch ?

Category: Cod 5 – world at war LAN online using tunngle

2) were do u get the link to download this game?

Category: How to play backed up games on the PS2 slim using swap magic

3) hi:P i have one problem. i had the fat ps2 and sold it yesterday to get ps2 slim instead. the new model actually with 2 sensors only (near the power button and near where the disc spins). my backups worked perfectly with the fat one. (I use swap magic) but with ps2 slim some of my games work, not all. but those which work the loading screen time is way to long. ive blocked the sensors correct but i dont know what to do:S i used swap magic for like 2 months with the fat and didnt have a problem

Category: How to burn a ps2 game with nero

4)  what kind of disc u use dvd-r dvdr/w-dl dvd-rom

Category: Red faction and tunngle

5)  ahhh one problem after another…i fixed everything exept when im in game lobby and host starts the game…the game freezes and does nothing!!! I press ctrl+alt+del and in background there’s a window saying Red faction has stoped working…can anyone help i wanna play online a lot!!!

Ow and i have windows 7 64 bit:D

And yes in network information it says registry override 😀

Category: How to play l4d online using garena:

6) when i get into it it just dissconects me straight way why?

Category: Sandboxie

7) Hey ninja i could do with ure help i downloaded sandboxie and im getting proplems with it it works 4 about apox 10 minutes then it comes up with a messege about the memory ive been on the blogs and cant seem to sort the problem out now this to be a good piace of software and i want to use it could you plz help me i would appeciate it cheers dman.

Category: RE5:

8) hi there! the link for residnt evil fix does not work.. :(( and its in russian and i dond understand shit.. please help

Category: GTA 4

9) hey i found this video [How To] Play GTA IV LAN Online Using Tunngle and i am wndering if u can play with friend using tunngle on lan without cd? becouse my friend got cd and i got cracked becouse i lost my original cd so i got cracked version.

Category: Faking Sick

10) Hi! I wrote yesterday. I have TONS of homework! I think I will fake 2mmorow and to do that stay up REALLY late. I already told my parents I’m not feeling well, think it will work??? I have really good grades…

Plz responde! Thhanx!

Category: PS2 Guides

11) Thank you for the reply. I tried some forums but they seem to be dead.

12) No I don’t have to use CloneCD as I never used it for any of the previous burns in first place since I had more .cue isos. All I used was Alcohol120%. And I did think about the laser being in its last days, but I had burned less than 10 (well, 7) successful back-ups in a row before I faced this problem. A 2008 hardware dying like this?

Also, I think I have checked it’s status correctly here : http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1649/63025933.jpg

13) It can also play DVD movies just fine. Writing speed? The same as the one used for the successful burns, 48-52x. I remember very well you saying that PS2 ISO-s need to be burned at half the empty DVD-s max speed. These are all CD-s though.

What I don’t understand is why Alcohol tells me to check registry files, whereas ImgBurn (2nd pic) smth totally alien to me.

What my ignorant-on-PC stuff brain was thinking of is that the cause of the problem may be the fact that I installed too many programs like NeroEssentials and ImgBurn latest version ( which I have heard to be problematic http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=11206)

I think I will uninstall all of them and install Alcohol once more as the lone burning sowftware (although sooner or later I will need one for the PS2 ISO-s)

I apologize for the long post.

Category: Tunngle

14) I have a problem. I joined the FIFA10 room and this guy and I tried to join a game together , we both tried hosting but it shows our local IP address not tunngle IP, how do we fix this?

Tuesday

Category:  PS2 USB:

15) Also, I have read a help file I found kicking about that USB advance only supports 40gb+, anyone confirm they had this working on less that 40gb?

Category: Burning PS2 game using Nero

16) btw, the half max speed rule stands for PSX isos too or max is just fine? I heard that for some games it must be really low (less than 24x).

17) can you show how to do xbox 360 games?

Category: Windows 7

18) When you activate Win 7 with the Loader, can yo safely get Windows updates or not?

Category: Tomato Firmware:

19) I upgraded it but it failed. Now what should I do?

And the router doesn’t work any more… idk.

Please help!!!!!!

Category: How to burn ps2 games using dvd decrypter:

20) ok one last question

if i have a sony dvd-r disc 1x – 4x compatible

what speed should I burn at?

Category: How to play and setup tunngle:

21) Does this work with UT3? When i played my friend over hamachi I had to manually port forward my router, will this be a problem while using Tunngle?

22) So, do you have a video on how? to connect friend to friend through tunngle?

Category: How to SNES on your PS2:

23) Wassup homie gota ques for ya. Whats the site where you get the snes station and the swap magic dvd. i grew up with da snes so im excited to play it again

Wednesday

Category: Request tutorials

24) As I understand your not suppose to run your computer as the administrator , Is there A simpler way to set up the proper way to run your computer. A Step by step maybe ……

I understand you could possibly help me ?

25) Don’t say Check your search bar either please …………….I just need help figuring out how to set up the right way to run your comp ………thanks

Category: Help Wanted

26) thanks for your reply but it is still not working i will try after changing the hard drive .well i forget to tell you that i have modded ps2 with matrix infinity chip.and i want to know can sms player detect the external usb hard drive if yes which version of sms player help me cause i have already wasted my 2500 rupees on this thing

Category: How to boot games of of PS2 USB

27 & 28) You have done really a nice job. Its very helpful. Thanks. I am going to do the same with my PS2 slim tonight. Before that i would like to as you two things.

1. I have a downloaded ISO of swap magic 3.8, Am i supposed to burn it using power iso or similar program or need to do something else? and what would be the title of DVD?

2. i have ps2 slim Fliptop Shell, so how would i load USBadvance Cd?

Thanx again. looking forward to have a positive responce.

29) I have CD burnt with stuff provided on this blog (.bin and .ceu)

when i start ps2 with this cd it shows browser screen and says

no data on cd.

Now what to do to run games from hdd

30) I have a modchip PS2 (slim). I have gone thru the tutorial.

I have my hdd ready and installed games on it.

Do i really need a swap magic disk to start using hdd.

Category: Help Wanted

31) can i use any operating system for scph 90004 8d if yes which one i have heard about linux for ps2

Category: How to burn a PS2 game(from torrent) to DVD using Nero

32) after burning the dvd when i play the dvd in playstation 2 it gives me following error

please insert playstation or playstation 2 format disc.

please help

Category: Misc chat:

33) You going to buy borderlands?

34) hows the day

35) make any good deals today

36) hows the house, finally settle in?

37) do you like my questions?

38) know where cannon be at?

39) how many questions you have so far?

40) windows 7 = free?

41) are you going to put this into list of questions?

Category: How to use SNES on the PS2:

42) oh well i didnt realize u needed a mod chip. Because when i was watchin ur vid i just saw u insert a desk and presto. So i cant play snes station with a mod chip?

Category: Gears of War on Tunngle:

43) there is no Gears of war room in my tunngle ??? why ???!?

Category: Free mcboot with PS2 Slim:

44) wat if its made in 2006

Category: How to install free mcboot for the ps2

45) hey ninja,

so let me get this straight.

i put the freemcboot files: .elf and install folder on my usb. then i plug it in to the ps2 while running swapmagic. from there i load a burnt copy of ulaunchelf. and thats how you get to the navigation screen of your usb?

thanks in advance

Category: How to play battlefield vietnam in tunngle

46) When i double click Tunngle there come out a problem called Der Adapter konnte in der Konfiguration nicht gefunden werden

Thursday

Category: Windows 7

47) Just got popup telling me my key is invalid, activation status reverted so what now?

Category: How to boot ps2 games off of usb

48) Thx. My PS2 has modchip and can play copied DVDs. Now i think i m supposed to do the same as mentioned in this SM official video?.

Category: How to burn a ps2 game (from a torrent) to dvd using nero

49) Hi, I followed your tutorial and my ps2 doesn’t recognize the dvd with my iso on it. I have a modchip installed and there were no problems in the burning process, except when I put the disc into the ps2, the red screen comes up and the game doesn’t boot. I’m using a Sony DVD+R, and my ps2 runs other pirated games just fine. Help! Thanks in advance.

Category: COD 4

50) I have no activision folder under software in HKEY LOCAL MACHINE… what sould I do?

Category: Playstation 2 email

51) so all you have to do is is block the three sensors on your ps2 and buy swap magic and you can play any game in the usa? oh my ps2 slim has 2 sensors.

Category: How to extract ISO files from RAR files

52) Dude I need help do i have to download all the gamefiles before you extract it? And when i extract the first one it says unexpected error pls help do i need to download all games first? before extracting it

Category: How to burn a PS2 game with nero

53) If i just click on the “Disc image or Disc project” option in Nero and it burns the mds file (the one with 5kb in size), does it also burn that 3gb iso file which is in the folder with him automatically or what?

Category: How to play red faction guerilla online using tunngle

54) Yep,it says working,then i connect to a host and when im in the hosts lobby i press F12 again,i even tried waiting for the host to start the game and then press F12 again but both ways crash one me!!!

Even the ConnectionOverrideTunngle and Tunngle Force Xlive arent working…and on each one it says registry override…

Is there somekind of an aplication thats making it NOT WORK?

I don’t know,all i know is that it;s not working for any of my games.once more seeking help!

Category: How to rip and burn ps2 game backup using dvd decrypter

55) I have Slim PS2 3 years old. What mod chip do you personally recommend? You seem very knowledgeable. Thank you for your help

Category: How to play l4d online using Garena:

56) hi i follow all? things,i have l4d with last patch g arena but i dont know how i can put frends on l4d can some1 help me?

57) thx man but whats the 2nd link? for?

58) nvm and umm the way to add friends is to? have friends on garena?

Category: How to install tomato firmware on linksys routers:

59) Is this new firmware any good? for the Linksys WRT610N router?

Friday

Category: How to rip and burn ps2 game backup using dvd decrypter

60) the games you played are all downloaded right? you showed that you have successfully extract files, just wana ask wat site do you go to get games? do u use torrent or non torrent? which do you prefer?

Category:How to boot games off usb with ps2

61) finaly i can use usb advance disc without swap disc and the problem is my flashdrive/ pendrive didn detected in USB advance??? whats the problem then.. i already format my 8gig pendrive in FAT32.. but im not using usb extreem to format it. and i already insert game with usbutil bcoz all my game in iso format… but its didnt detected in usb advance.. can u help me with my problem… or anyone have the problem like me??? i hope u can solve my problem..

62) Can i simply place .iso format game file in the usb and let USB Advance load it ? (Can USB Advance load .iso game files?)

63) Sorry for bothering you again and again. well i wanted to share what i experienced.

(1) I prepared SM DVD and USB Advance CD-R as advised. i inserted SM DVD in my PS2 and it asked me to Insert a PS or PS2 format Disk.

(2) Then i ran PCSX2 0.96 on my laptop and inserted the same SM DVD and it worked. i again put it in PS2 and no message appeared this time and only Memory card icon was shown on the screen.

(3) i changed the BIOS of PCSX2 from USA to Japan and then loaded it, the same PS2 format disk message appeared. after that even USA bios was not able to run SM again. Now i am not sure what went wrong. Either i need a japan bios compatible SM? (as my PS2 version is 1.11 J) or else.

Please advise and help

Category: How to play L4D online using garena

64) hmm every time i sue to join a gaem it doesnt go leik lesst ehn 1 sec for you… it takes 10-20 sec adn then it allwasy say’s… server is ofline.Please try again later!” ether wqay great vid but sound as its a bit weird u make a vid abou how to plat thrught garena but did u downlado or buy teh game? i downladoed it and i wanna know how to play thrutyh Garena or osmething as that. so is this vid tut to both downlaoded adn byed version from L4D?

65) can i download it free on gerana or something plz comment back ??

66) How come when I press start no one pops up or whne I try to join a game in Garena Fire it doesnt work?

Category: How to play section 8 LAN online using tunngle:

67) Mhh…Do i have to create an online account?

Category: How to burn PS2 game using DVD Decrypter

68) i have 16x 4.7gb 120min wat speed and plz no one insult me im trying to learn like all of u

Category: [How To] Play LAN Games Over the Internet with Tunngle for Free

69) Can you play the “Left4dead-Skidrow” release on Tunngle?

70) If u add it to, 3 party games, and start it through steam, Can you then join people?

71) Or how do you play L4D through tunngle?(Fake copy ofc.)

Category: How To Use Utorrent

72) is this port changing thing is free

Category: [How To] Play MAME Roms in Windows Vista

73) will the N64 roms or any of the other categories work on MAME32??

74) Nevermind, my firewall screwed it up somehow lol YOURE THE MAN!! But now, everything is REALLY pixelated, how do I fix it??

Category: Youtube messages:

75) ok cool i blocked the 2 sensors,but can i use dvd-r to burn my games?

76) Hey man, is there a way to make everything on Tunngle english? I can’t read or speak German and many of the menus are exclusively in German, so I’m obviously having trouble doing even the simplest of things. I’ve looked on the help forums, but almost everything there is also in German. Its getting me nowhere, and my username and password aren’t even working on the forum so I can’t ask my question there. Any help is appreciated.

77) so … i didnt manage to find your other video about how to update to the newest version of killing floor . could you telme how to….update??

78) how did you do youtube facebook status?

79) does 1008 work in killing floor?

80) what is latest version of kf, 1007 or 1008?


Conclusion:

The conclusion is that I answer a lot of frickin’ questions!  Now you understand partly why I can be busy at times. I answer on average 80-100 questions a week easily!

What is more interesting is that a lot of the questions revovle around PS2, tunngle, or how to use Garena! OMG, the garena questions! I sometimes wonder if tapping into that Garena community with killing floor and L4D was a mistake or not. :-0

Nonetheless, about 95% of the questions received have horrible grammar or misspelled words.  Seriously, how ghetto do you want to be?  Is it possible that those who type like that are kids or foreigners who don’t know English that well?

Actually, there were maybe 5-10 more questions late on Friday night that I didn’t bother adding to this list because I was getting too tired, but at least now I know for real on average how busy I am!

I hope this experiment opened your eyes.  This stresses the importance of not being a tool, and learning how to use the Internet. Some day I will get burned out and I will say “Screw it. You use google. I am not your relative google anymore!”.

There I said it.  Learn to be self-sufficient, and everyone is happy. I am happy because I don’t have to be online to help your poor soul. You are happy because you don’t have to depend on me to help you get where you need to go.  Isn’t that a win-win situation?  Yes it is, so do it please!!!!

Posted on October 24, 2009, in News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Seriously, there are a lot more tools than I realized. *face palm*

  2. LOL Question 41………………………….

  3. Define being being a tool in your eyes.
    And yes i used google and it only showed hardware stuff.

  4. A tool is someone who wants to be spoonfed and given information. Their research skills are very poor, and they are unwilling to go the extra step to learn or do research because they don’t have time to do it when they can just ask someone else how to do it.

  5. I hope this experiment opened your eyes. This stresses the importance of not being a tool, and learning how to use the Internet. Some day I will get burned out and I will say “Screw it. You use google. I am not your relative Google anymore!”.

    Well we are using the Internet and you happen to be part of it ………………Hello .Your no gods gift to technology .So come down off your high horse my god!!!!

    I understand you answer a lot of dumb questions ,and have to decipher what is being written .But come ON!!!!!! you started this blog ,knowing you were going to be answering questions ……Ever thing think there could be a thousand stupid ones ……………Guess not ?

    Anyway when i first arrived at this blog over a year ago …………..You were very cool to the fans of the site …………..I think its all gone to your head ………..If it weren’t you we were getting help from , It would be someone else ……………….ON THE NET………….Ya i guess Iam a tool that needs to knock some fucking sense into your whiny Ass ………
    You all created to blog ,Deal with it….

    Dont ban for the comment either !!!!! just how i felt

    • It is what it is and I accept it for what it is. It was just a thought I wanted to rant about, no more and no less. It was fun, and now its time to move onto the next hit item. 🙂

      • I really wasnt speaking of the experiment .just your overall attitude ,when it comes to questions theses days……………… no offense but if you were close to me at the time ,i would of handed you a rag ………………….to hold on your bloody lip ………….so i guess now we venture forward…………….enough of my rant on tudes , feel me ? im done……… 🙂

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