View Poll Results: How do you feel about others using your own personal computer?

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  • Who cares? Anyone can use it at any time

    5 10.87%
  • Sure, so long as they ask first

    12 26.09%
  • Depends.... and I want to be there!

    15 32.61%
  • Nobody better go NEAR my computer!

    14 30.43%
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Thread: Personal PCs

  1. #1
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    Personal PCs

    I am very fussy about my computer. Hubby might tell you I'm obsessed with it. Thats ok, it is MINE and have spent countless hours taking good care of it so I should have the right to be obsessive about it Its my machine, formatted my way and things are located where I need them.

    I HATE when others use it. I will let them use it if they ask, but even then I'm a bit paranoid they'll change a setting or bring on a virus. I absolutely flip out if someone else used it without me knowing.... and I ALWAYS know when that happens. My family thinks I'm nuts.

    Not only do I worry about them harming my machine, but I feel like my personal space has been invaded. Not that I have any secrets on here.... I still feel invaded when someone uses it.

    How do you feel about others using your PC (or laptop, etc)

    PS: Hubby has his own laptop and the girls share the PC in the livingroom. I just do updates on the PC and make sure its virus and spyware free. Hubby is on his own with the laptop

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    Heck, I don't care. I trust them and I trust myself to fix the computer if they screw it up. I did get a little grossed out when a family member surfed gay men porn on my computer. It took a while to get rid of all the cookies and links but I eventually got it back to "my" way. No harm - no foul. I guess I figure you have to pick your battles in life. And this is one that I'm too lazy to fight.
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  3. #3
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    ask first and I want to be near. I dosn't happen often useally my daughter has no internet on hers bit the rest of us have net on ours.
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  4. #4
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    MINE!! It's actually ok if someone has to use it but I'll be right there. I feel like it's my personal space being invaded


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  5. #5
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    I don't mind people using our computer, but I HATE when they download sutff. Feel free to download whatever on your own computer - but 99.9% of the viruses we've gotten on our PC's have been from guests downloading things.

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  6. #6
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    I'm fine with it so long as they ask. I have a friend who was living with a friend.. they ended up kicking him out, keeping his stuff, and selling everything at a garage sale without telling him. He tried coming over to pick his stuff up, but they refused, and then sold it, and now claim he never tried contacting them to pick it up (as their reasoning for selling it). So he doesn't have a computer and I let him use mine because I understand how it is to not have one (I went without one for years when my parents' broke. Until I built my own, that is ).

    But what DOES bother me is when they download and install all kinds of programs.... this same friend, I love him to death, but he installed AOL on my computer!!!!! I HATE that program! Its a leech, even if you uninstall it, it doesn't go away because it roots itself in your computer and is near impossible to get rid of. If they ask, its not a big deal... but.. AOL ugh.
    Not only that but he installed everything to my C drive and my C drive is JUST for my operating system.. everything else is on my D drive (which is also a much larger drive) so just.. grar.

    I suppose my mild OCD doesn't have anything to do with it, either lol

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    I don't mind, but it depends who it is too, and I would like it if they ask first. Some people I would worry they would download a bunch of crap and give me virus's or whatever. My dad occassionally puts stuff on my computer and uses it, without asking. I mean, he knows more about computers than I ever will, but I still would like it if he asked me.



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    I dont mind if adults use my computer to do something they need to do ,but dont like dowloading or installing of software..lol.my computer my stuff only..lol...I have let my grandaughter on and had to bar her. from it after wards.lol..lol..



  9. #9
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    It really depends who is using my computer.

    My computer crashed a couple months ago, so now I have to share with my 2 little sisters and my mom. I'm actually using my dad's computer from work (he is a computer programmer) so technically this isn't my computer. He bought a new one for where he is working now, so we will be swapping once his consultant job is over. I don't mind sharing with my family, because they know not to download anything.

    Someone came here to install a new front door with my dad and my grandpa, and his son went on our old computer (not the once that crashed, a different one) without asking, and downloaded a virus onto it! I lost everything on that computer, and wound up having to just get rid of it!


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    I used to have to share with my computer with my mom.
    she liked to play Spider and Collapse.

    i actually didnt mind her using my computer to play the games. but there was
    times when i was busy or didnt want to get off my computer for her

    but now that my brother gave them his old computer..
    i wont have to share anymore.

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    oops. I guess I should not have checked my email on your computer. Sorry, I didn't know.
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  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by jenluckenbach
    oops. I guess I should not have checked my email on your computer. Sorry, I didn't know.
    You nut! You are officially exempt from this.... only husbands and kids count here

  13. #13
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    Nope I don't mind at all. My hubby and son are far more computer literate and wise than I am, so if they want to use mine I don't care at all (although they each have their own so it is really not an issue). Occasionally my daughter and son-in-law might ask to use my computer when they are visiting and I have no problem with that either. I guess if I had little kids in the house I would feel differently.

  14. #14
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    Well, I have a laptop - and I don't let anyone use it except myself. I'm very, very, very fussy about it.
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    I don't like people using my laptop unless if I know they're good with computers. My brother screwed up my last one so this one is hidden when not in use for fear of him using it again. One time there was a porno CD in my old one. My brother can be on a computer for 5 minutes and will have gotten lots of viruses. A lot of my friends are like that too, so my computer stays away from them.

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