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Old 02-23-2004, 12:27 AM   #16
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a reasonable point of view. I was thinking more of the people searching for answers rather than those looking to see who they could help...it didn't occur to me that a longer thread is more likely to be assumed already answered
 
Old 02-23-2004, 11:32 AM   #17
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Offtopic: yes. I am a n00b. So what. I've used linux for about 3 days now. Just so u know.

Ontopic: I agree that the topic is harder to find... U don't really start on a topic with 13 replies..

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Old 02-23-2004, 01:27 PM   #18
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Some of us are such n00bs that we don't even know how to search the forums. Ponder that for a while!
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:38 PM   #19
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is it just me or did you forget the <sarcasm></sarcasm> tags? Just checking.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 03:23 PM   #20
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Yes, if I have to read 1 more post about imwheel again, I swear I'll shoot myself in the face! And just when I think it's over, look, another question about imwheel.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 04:02 PM   #21
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...I agree that the topic is harder to find... U don't really start on a topic with 13 replies...

Hmm, thats weird. I always started on the threads with the most replies when i searched. That way theres more likely to me several possible solutions that i can try before i have to post.

It seems most people do it the other way around, looking for fewer replies. Maybe I should try that way to see i f i can find answers any easier.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 04:26 PM   #22
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Some of us are such n00bs that we don't even know how to search the forums. Ponder that for a while!
please ... just like mentioned, i hope you forgot the sarcasm tags, cause the search button is the one of the first blue buttons starring at ya on every page you visit on the site .. and the fourm index has a search feature built right above the fourms themselves ... which also, you can't miss ...
 
Old 02-23-2004, 04:35 PM   #23
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please ... just like mentioned, i hope you forgot the sarcasm tags, cause the search button is the one of the first blue buttons starring at ya on every page you visit on the site .. and the fourm index has a search feature built right above the fourms themselves ... which also, you can't miss ...

Also even if you go to make a new thread, there is a button right beside the place where you enter the topic that says "Has this been asked before?"

It's pretty hard to not know how to search first, even if you don't get an answer when you do.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 04:41 PM   #24
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About not starting on a topic with 13 replies...
What i ment with that is that you don't start POSTING on a topic witn 13 replies:
1) Most topics (apart from "IMHO" topics like this one) are ended,
2) U have to read thru it carefully so u can be shure that you haven't missed summat before you post an answer.

Of course, when searching for an answer, 13-reply topics can be the thing.

(an 13-reply topic seems to be becoming an expression don't u think )
 
Old 02-23-2004, 09:15 PM   #25
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yah it seems to be that way ...
didn't think it would be used in the way it is, since i only used that number as an example
 
Old 02-24-2004, 12:01 AM   #26
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Ah, i was on the thought of a high number of replies searchuing for a solution.

My knowledge isn't that great when it comes to linux yet so i don't get to answer too many questions.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 12:18 PM   #27
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neither is mine (knowledge about linux), but i answer alot of questions on other forums.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 12:03 AM   #28
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Well, I am going to jump back in this conversion.

I just do not like searching through threads. Its a pain in the butt.

I prefer just to ask a question, but I also do my own research (hard copy).

I always post my question. While I am waiting for a response, I will look at other peoples questions and answers. If I know the answer or know where to get the answer, I will immediately do the research and then post the answer.

I will also answer the same question for 2 different people, I don't mind. But the funny thing is, no to questions are a like. They may be similar but usually there is enough difference between questions, that they have to be answered differently.

This is only my opinion, but I will stay open minded.

Last edited by sjia; 02-25-2004 at 12:08 AM.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 12:16 AM   #29
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Well I am guilty, but one of the problems is the poor descriptions that some people use so that searching becomes a hassel, eg "help"., instead of a reasonable description.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 01:03 AM   #30
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interestiong point of view, sia...
I'm used to posting on programming forums where the q's are really very alike (please help me with my c-syntax. how to do a loop in c++, how do i structure a class....): syntax formatting. and imho these ppl should really find a good tut, to keep me from typing it in for a 5th time in a row.

That's my point

And crasherz...
That really is a problem, even though there's a guideline written next to the "title" field...

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Do u agree this topic is seriously becoming a topic on online manners?I mean ppl act like they own internet...
 
  


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