FAQ says I can ask questions here when I manage many desktop PCs. What if I manage 100's of laptops?

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    Because professionals wouldn't split hairs like that.
    – Chris S
    Dec 10, 2010 at 19:32
  • @Chopper Not even an explanation?
    – tshepang
    Dec 10, 2010 at 19:50
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    How's this; closed as subjective and argumentative by Chopper3♦ 1 hour ago It's impossible to objectively answer this question; questions of this type are too open ended and usually lead to confrontation and argument. Plus it's just an extremely stupid question.
    – Chopper3
    Dec 10, 2010 at 20:50
  • @Cho That's offensive, but anyways, I simply wanted to know why exclude laptops? What's stupid about that?
    – tshepang
    Dec 10, 2010 at 21:09
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    It's stupid because nobody in their right mind would differentiate the two, it just says desktop because that's the word chosen, it limits nobody.
    – Chopper3
    Dec 10, 2010 at 21:28
  • @Chopper Can you reword it then, to avoid further exposure on user stupidity?
    – tshepang
    Dec 10, 2010 at 21:33
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    If I did reword it I'd have to start with "I'm trying to create a needless argument over something anyone can see isn't an issue, but let's forget about using our brains for a moment...." - so best not.
    – Chopper3
    Dec 11, 2010 at 10:02

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Oh hrm that probably needs to be changed. But yes 100's of laptops is just fine too :)

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    +1 for a civilized answer.
    – Wesley
    Dec 31, 2010 at 23:07

I think the FAQ needs to be treated as a guideline, not a legalistic set of rules. The point of that bullet is about administering a large set of similar systems. I think it is probably adequate.

I believe it is would probably be obvious to most system admins that the bullet is about a large set of similar machines, but maybe I am wrong.

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    It's worth noting that from what I've seen so far nobody else has had a problem with that wording and we see a fair number of questions relating to the administration of multiple laptops. Dec 12, 2010 at 21:43

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