lfnetwork.com mark read register faq members calendar
View Poll Results: Which is the best choice?
Clean your dirty keyboard 56 58.95%
Buy a new keyboard 39 41.05%
Voters: 95. You may not vote on this poll


Thread: Which is the best choice?
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 11-13-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
Thrik
Symbolically Compelling
 
Thrik's Avatar
 
Status: Administrator
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Nottingham, UK
Posts: 4,214
Hot Topic Starter Forum Veteran LFN Staff Member 
Which is the best choice?

Which is the best choice?


Thrik is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-13-2007, 12:10 PM   #2
Sabretooth
鬼龍院皐月
 
Sabretooth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 9,367
10 year veteran! 
I'd say clean your dirty keyboard, unless it's an antique from the early-1990s. Wait a sec, in that case you'll want to keep it - you'll never find another like that again.


Sabretooth is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-13-2007, 02:53 PM   #3
i_shot_the_jedi
Rookie
 
i_shot_the_jedi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: UK / USA
Posts: 62
Buy a new one? You shouldn't get it dirty in the first place... and godsakes don't eat anything sloppy over it.

Then again, you're not exactly saying to what extent "dirty" is. If you're having to take it apart to clean it, then get a new one.


Great minds discuss ideas.
Average minds discuss events.
Shallow minds discuss people.
Which are you?
i_shot_the_jedi is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-13-2007, 03:24 PM   #4
Jeff
Rating: Awesome
 
Jeff's Avatar
 
Status: Administrator
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Posts: 8,434
Current Game: SWTOR
Imperialist Meatbags Guild Officer The Walking Carpets Guild Officer Notable contributor LFN Staff Member 
Hmm good question. My keyboard is pretty dirty, I turn it upside down from time to time and shake it out and tons of crumbs and stuff fall out... Pretty soon I'd be interested in a new one, this one is pretty old and might be beyond cleaning... So I'll say buy a new one. They're not that expensive these days anyway.


Follow me on Twitter
Follow StarWarsMMO.net on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Jeff is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-13-2007, 03:40 PM   #5
Thrik
Symbolically Compelling
 
Thrik's Avatar
 
Status: Administrator
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Nottingham, UK
Posts: 4,214
Hot Topic Starter Forum Veteran LFN Staff Member 
Yes, this is definitely a 'taking all the keys out is the only way to get all the bits out' type of question.

With them being so affordable (a great Logitech Media Elite is only about £15), I'd rather just have a shiny new keyboard once it gets so filthy that I'd consider it unpleasant to clean/open. But then, I know people who vehemently believe that if it can be cleaned, it should be cleaned.

These people have keyboards that're over five years old.


Thrik is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-13-2007, 04:05 PM   #6
Darth333
Administraterror
 
Darth333's Avatar
 
Status: Administrator
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: In my secret dungeon...
Posts: 8,295
It all depends on how dirty it is and what kind of keyboard it is...if it's one of these, I'd say clean it!
Darth333 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-13-2007, 04:09 PM   #7
Jasper_Kazai
Junior Member
 
Jasper_Kazai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 302
It depends on the keyboard. If it's the default keyboard that came with your PC, I'd say it depends on how dirty it is. If it's so dirty it doesn't work, then don't bother and buy a new one.
But since I have a Logitech G15 keyboard, I'd definitely just clean it.


Jasper_Kazai is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-13-2007, 05:01 PM   #8
El Sitherino
The Original.
 
El Sitherino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Planet Funkālnite.
Posts: 14,509
Hot Topic Starter LFN Staff Member Forum Veteran LF Jester 
Depends on what kind of dirty...

Some these people here, I know, I'd burn it and buy them a new one.


“This body is not me. I am not caught in this body.
I am life without limit.”
El Sitherino is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-13-2007, 06:01 PM   #9
Negative Sun
Death to all but metal!
 
Negative Sun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tropical Scotland
Posts: 2,683
Current Game: NWN
Forum Veteran Folder extraordinaire LFN Staff Member Helpful! 
Buy a shiny new one of course, cause it shines



"I killed a man cause he killed my goat."
Negative Sun is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-13-2007, 06:38 PM   #10
Ray Jones
[armleglegarmhead]
 
Ray Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: digital
Posts: 8,263
10 year veteran! LF Jester Helpful! Forum Veteran 
Thrik-y-puh, not cleaning that darn keyboard, and buying a new one is wasting resources and our descendants will have to pay the bill for that then. Besides that, I own a notebook. What now?


Ray Jones is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-13-2007, 07:55 PM   #11
Du Man
Junior Member
 
Du Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 374
I usually fantasize getting one of these keyboards, especially the bluetooth one and hooking it up so it's compatible with my computer.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/

However, yeah it is a waste of resources to get a new one, but I'm starting to notice my keys getting a little stiffer and worn down. Instead, though, I'm thinking about digging around my parents house for an older model. I like the retro look, even if it is a behemoth on my desk.

And who cleans? It's fun to swipe a card between the cracks and see the amount of hair and dandruff that I pull up.
Du Man is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-13-2007, 08:29 PM   #12
Ctrl Alt Del
Uncreative User
 
Ctrl Alt Del's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Posts: 3,814
Current Game: Dishonored
Forum Veteran 
I voted to buy a new one.

But if by "cleaning" you mean something you can solve on five minutes, I'm all in. If not, just a little dirty won't get on me.


Inspiration

.Bioshock inspiration.
Ctrl Alt Del is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-14-2007, 12:08 AM   #13
Dark_Jedi
Lurker
 
Dark_Jedi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tatooine
Posts: 7
Thumbs up

ALL of my keyboards are over five years old I use and reuse. So definetly get a new one. Shiny is fun.


I R A C00L N00B


Dark_Jedi is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-14-2007, 09:34 AM   #14
SeaTurtle
Rookie
 
SeaTurtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: England
Posts: 87
If you cleaned it regularly it wouldn't get dirty in the first place.
SeaTurtle is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-14-2007, 03:09 PM   #15
RoxStar
Moderator
 
RoxStar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3,412
Current Game: Everything Zelda
10 year veteran! Forum Veteran LFN Staff Member 
I love my keyboard. It has a lifetime warranty :O

So if it breaks, I'll get it replaced for free!
RoxStar is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-14-2007, 04:23 PM   #16
Jeff
Rating: Awesome
 
Jeff's Avatar
 
Status: Administrator
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Posts: 8,434
Current Game: SWTOR
Imperialist Meatbags Guild Officer The Walking Carpets Guild Officer Notable contributor LFN Staff Member 
Quote:
Originally Posted by El Sitherino
Depends on what kind of dirty...

Some these people here, I know, I'd burn it and buy them a new one.
Not me right


Follow me on Twitter
Follow StarWarsMMO.net on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Jeff is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-14-2007, 11:38 PM   #17
swphreak
My cabbages!!!
 
swphreak's Avatar
 
Status: Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 6,512
10 year veteran! Folder extraordinaire LFN Staff Member Forum Veteran 
I think this keyboard was 10 bucks. Nothing fancy, just a keyboard. If this keyboard ever gets too dirty, it's going in the trash.
swphreak is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-17-2007, 03:45 AM   #18
Rev7
I'm a Mage
 
Rev7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,208
Current Game: CoD 5 WaW; Skate 2
Helpful! 
The Keyboard that I am using only has a little bit of dust on it, so it is good for about another 5-10 years!

I voted for buy a new one though. I said that because I would much rather have a really really nice one and then I would clean it everyday, so that it would last me a long time.

Rev7 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-17-2007, 08:23 PM   #19
Huz
Coconut in the lime
 
Huz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Space City
Posts: 1,091
10 year veteran! LFN Staff Member 
My keyboard recently celebrated its 10th birthday. So far I've gone for the third option of not cleaning it at all. I am generally a disgusting slob.


"I once ate a teabag" - Thrik
The Huz Experience
Huz is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-19-2007, 10:13 PM   #20
JediMaster12
Dum Spiramus Tuebimur
 
JediMaster12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Buried in books...literally
Posts: 5,933
Current Game: Assassin's Creed
LFN Staff Member Veteran Fan Fic Author Contest winner - Fan Fiction Forum Veteran 
If it's not broke don't fix it but clean it. I always clean my keyboard especially after I discovered the kind of stuff that accumulates in it. I also found that performance improves when you maintain cleanliness.

JediMaster12 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-20-2007, 02:38 AM   #21
Serpentine Cougar
Veteran
 
Serpentine Cougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Not there yet.
Posts: 879
Current Game: Beneath A Steel Sky
Helpful! 
Clean it and save!


Serpentine Cougar is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-27-2007, 11:34 PM   #22
Crow_Nest
Forum Spammer
 
Crow_Nest's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Singapore, Asia
Posts: 5,307
Define "dirty". If you're talking about bits of dirt and dust inside the keyboard then its best to just clean it.




Xbox 360 Gamertag: cr0wnes7
Crow_Nest is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 11-29-2007, 09:48 AM   #23
Ray Jones
[armleglegarmhead]
 
Ray Jones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: digital
Posts: 8,263
10 year veteran! LF Jester Helpful! Forum Veteran 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Huz
My keyboard recently celebrated its 10th birthday. So far I've gone for the third option of not cleaning it at all. I am generally a disgusting slob.
Also the dirt from the first year had a massive impact on the adhesion forces of the dirt from the following nine years. All you have to do is to clean the desk from time to time so the keyboard itself won't get lost. Very clever.


Ray Jones is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 05-07-2008, 08:09 PM   #24
littleman794
Rookie
 
littleman794's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Inside your soul...
Posts: 189
Buy a new keboard....too much effort to wash a sticky, yucky, old one...


Cry me a river, build me a bridge and get over it.
Music is like candy, it is only good without the rapper.
When all is said and done, too many people keep on saying and doing.
littleman794 is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > Community Discussion > General LFNetwork Forums > LucasForums Poll > Which is the best choice?

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:34 AM.

LFNetwork, LLC ©2002-2011 - All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.