Windows Ten Forums (https://www.tenforums.com) is one of the biggest, if not the biggest Windows 10 forums on the Internet. As I write this, it has over 122,000 members who have posted 1.4 million posts across more than 100,000 threads. Compared to any other Windows site, it is extremely well administrated and moderated.
One big difference when compared with other sites like the Microsoft Community (formerly Microsoft Answers) is that Ten Forums is completely transparent. On the Microsoft Community, it is common for those who moderate the site to mark their own replies as “best answer” to get badges and points by offering canned pre-prepared posts cut’n’pasted from Microsoft documentation. On Ten Forums, issues are resolved in concert, and the order of replies isn’t manipulated by pushing certain replies to the top. What is remarkable is how often the solutions offered to Ten Forums community are “outside-the-box”, not cut’n’pasted from official Microsoft documentation which an OP (original poster) has in most cases already tried but didn’t help.
I am a proud Ten Forums Team member. It does not mean that I have a stake in Ten Forums, nor have I any admin or moderator powers. A Ten Forums Team member is more of an honorary title. We here at Win10.guru are not in any way affiliated with Ten Forums, as explained in our disclaimer:
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TenForums.com is often mentioned and referred to on Win10.guru. Reason is simple: we like Ten Forums and both Ed and Kari are senior members, volunteering to assist other members. Win10.guru has no other connection to Ten Forums.
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A few years back I started to organize Ten Forums Live Webcasts. My first such webcast was an “official” Windows 10 launch party on July 29th, 2015. Here’s a video I made for that webcast:
Ten Forums webcasts have now moved from using Skype for Business meetings to Microsoft Teams. These webcasts are completely anonymous, GDPR-compliant online meetings with full audio and video capabilities. Anyone can join without giving any personal information, to participate you do not even have to be a Ten Forums member.
After some initial testing to see if Microsoft Teams suited our needs as a webcast and online meeting platform, it is now time for the first full TF Live webcast since changing over to that platform. On Saturday, December 8th, we will hold a Hyper-V Special webcast. In that webcast, attendees will talk about Hyper-V, external switches, using differencing disks, optimizing virtual machines and much more. You are welcome to join us, completely anonymously if you like, without any email or other accounts needed, and without surrendering any personal information.
Read more here: Ten Forums Live – Hyper-V Special
For those not familiar with Microsoft Teams, I’ve written a short tutorial about how to join Ten Forums Live Webcasts.
Join Ten Forums to learn everything about Windows 10, resolve your own issues, assist fellow Windows users and get notified about future webcasts. See you Saturday!
Author: Kari Finn
A former Windows Insider MVP, Kari started in computing in the mid 80’s writing code for VAX / VMS systems. Since then, he’s worked in a variety of IT positions. He specializes in Windows image capture, customization, repair and deployment as well as Hyper-V virtualization. Kari is a proud Team Member at number #1 Windows site TenForums.com.