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FixYa Service | Answered on Aug 06, 2014

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FixYa Service | Answered on Jul 28, 2014

To get help with any content you may have posted in error, please contact the Fixya Support Team. They are more than happy to help.


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FixYa Service | Answered on Jul 11, 2014

To change your Fixya password, sign into your account and do the following:

  1. Click your avatar at the top right of the page
  2. Click the My Account link in the dropdown that appears
  3. On the My Account page scroll down to the My Settings section.
  4. Click on the button that reads "Change" next to the password field.
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FixYa Service | Answered on Jul 11, 2014

In the past, Fixya did offer solutions via live chat with experts. This service is no longer available and you cannot live chats on the Fixya website.

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FixYa Service | Answered on Jul 11, 2014

In the past it was possible to receive payments for solving problems on Fixya. The premium services were discontinued and today Fixya is a free service for everyone.

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FixYa Service | Answered on Jun 30, 2014


Copyright use/abuse and FixYa Experts

Copyright use/abuse and FixYa Experts

The information contained in this article is a fairly comprehensive opinion on copyright laws today and how they apply in general and specifically, this opinion is written as it pertains to our use of the Copy and Paste habit in posting solutions on FixYa. -Worldvet

As a former member of the journalistic community and having had numerous articles reprinted, our words are our income. Even posts that are solutions in forums are not public domain. US law states today that copyright is determined at the time of creation, it is implied. This has stood the test of time for over 15 years now (to my recolection).

There is a section in the current definition called "Fair Use". Fair Use allows a reporter to quote words so long as that quote is not so long as to constitute a reprint. This allows researchers and journalists to use and attribute work created by other journalists. In the practice of Fair Use, it is a requirement that the quote and 'borrowed' words be fully credited, naming not only author, but publication. Publications have inherent rights when they publish words also.

In the Digital Millennium Act, we are all familiar with over the sharing of music across the fence between neighbors, family and friends. I can still loan you my copy of Stephen Kings latest book without you needing to pay a further royalty. You cannot take the borrowed book, recreate it and then sell or profit from your possession.

This is where we run into Clear Space here at FixYa, this is not a Gray Area of the Law. To profit, from the use of another persons words (a fully constituted copyrighted work) is a violation of copyright laws. At best the briefest copy and paste without attribution is infringement. The creator of said work is required to protect their work, and a failure to do so, after a period of time, a period of time only the courts can decide upon, then the work then becomes public domain. Witness IBM's loss of DOS to Norton, Allen and Gates. And Xerox's loss of the Mouse, Ethernet and Windows. These were all decided in the courtroom that IBM and Xerox had failed to defend their right to claim ownership and has thus lost the ownersihp.

However, this period of time is loosely defined, there is no clear statement as to how long you can use someones work without their defending it in the Courts by suing you. Anyone, who has created a solution can search the body of a single sentence on Google today and results will show up in Google's database within a month or so.

In the Experts ToS or the general Tos, FixYa, the company, dissolves itself of any misuse and abuse of its experts in the scope of a violation of copyright laws. In fact, by signing up as an Expert it is implied you read these Terms of Service where it is clearly stated you will not copy and paste without giving credit to the source.

There are some columnists and Bloggers who you would be well advised not to copy and paste from. You do not know these people on the face of it, but they have staffers on hire who search the Internet daily for abuse of their copyrighted material. It is advisable that you not find yourself on the receiving end of such a lawsuit as FixYa is primarily a place of profit. Even in giving help in the free forum you are qualifying yourself to participate in Premium Questions and Live Chat sessions. As such, you are engaging in the practice of earning a profit from your activity.

I think that about covers it; particularly the last sentence above. If you have any questions further I will try to assist you. I worked for five years as an Editor in Chief where it was my primary duty to keep the publication from being sued over this type of violation, among the many others a publication is at risk from. We were never sued under my tenure and its something I am very proud of accomplishing. It entailed a lot of diligence and effort.

Do not copy and paste without giving credit where credit is due. I'm certain I have failed to do this correctly myself from time to time, but its not a habit you will want to establish concretely here at FixYa. It is a simple matter to provide attribution. It is harder to generate your habit of doing so. Thus, the casual forgetfulness is easily defensible. So long as you do make the effort. It is the effort that counts and then it will be easier to seek forgiveness in the absence of permission.


on Jun 25, 2014 | FixYa Service

Sign into Fixya, then click on your avatar at the top right of the screen. Click the My Account link in the dropdown that appears.

Once on the My Account page, scroll down to the My Settings section and there is a button that reads "Change" right below the Password section (see image below).

Click the button and you will be taken to the password update page.


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FixYa Service | Answered on Jun 20, 2014

Hi jns098765432,

Experts dont get paid now in fixya.
Kindly go through the FixYa FAQs for the complete details regarding FixYa system by clicking the following link.

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FixYa Service | Answered on Jun 20, 2014

It is true that many posts are quite old, HOWEVER... I have noticed that FixYa questions/responses are updated into Google's index very rapidly. Things posted only days ago appear there. So if you answer a problem that was a bit old, there is an excellent chance that someone else suffering the same problem will find your response.

Many people have nice computers that are modern and up to date, for example. But I suspect there is an even larger number that are trying to get by with older equipment. I'm an I.T. manager and teacher at a private Christian school - no Federal dollars/etc (as it should be) for equipment or the like. So our computer lab for example still uses XP Pro on older desktops and laptops. Many other people are in similar states, trying to make it by with old computers, telephones, microwave ovens, cars, and the like.

The short answer is: If you see a question and know the solution, post it. You may not help the original poster, but there is an excellent chance you'll help someone else. Try this: Find a new question asked in Fixya in the last day or two. Google the same problem. I'll be surprised if its not already in the index if its more than a day or two old.

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FixYa Service | Answered on Jun 16, 2014

leave it.. the poster of the question will select it as not being helpful.

FixYa Service | Answered on Jun 11, 2014

Please contact us directly at: http://www.fixya.com/contact and we will be happy to assist you

FixYa Service | Answered on Jun 08, 2014

In the past you could, but the premium expert services have since been discontinued and Fixya is a free site for everyone.

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FixYa Service | Answered on Jun 06, 2014

Dear, Please contact us directly using this form: http://www.fixya.com/contact and I will gladly assist

FixYa Service | Answered on Jun 03, 2014

Hi Jeff,

When your problem receives a solution you will be notified in a few different ways:

  1. An email alert will be sent to the email address you registered with.
  2. An alert will appear at the top of the website if your browsing the website or the next time you visit Fixya.
  3. After signing in you will also see a new post on under the all activity section on your homepage.

Hope that helps and welcome to Fixya!

FixYa Service | Answered on Jun 02, 2014

Fixya does not charge for asking questions or getting help with your product problems. There is no deposit as you've described. If you're having problems or gave someone a deposit, it was not Fixya.

If you need additional help you can contact the Fixya support team.

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FixYa Service | Answered on Jun 02, 2014

1 - First, choose your forum carefully. Don't ask about the best type of flea collar for your pet in a Dell tech support forum. Making sure you're in the right place increases the chances your question will be read and answered.

2 - Be specific about what you want to know. Saying "How do I fix my computer" is far too general. Asking "What should I do when my computer won't read DVDs?" is specific.

3 - Include the details! Tell us what make/model/etc of device you have, and whether its had any past problems, upgrades, etc. Sometimes this is related. If you're not sure whether a particular detail is relevant or not, include it anyway.

There are more, but if you remember these three simple things you should be well on your way to posting good messages and getting good replies.

FixYa Service | Answered on May 31, 2014

I believe you can delete your account by writing support via the contact page:

FixYa Service | Answered on May 29, 2014

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