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Old 08-26-2005, 06:51 PM   #1
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use the search function before asking


wouldn't it be wise and prob a lot quicker to use the search function before you ask your question? Almost everytime, someone has asked a similar question and you would have your answer immediately rather than sitting there and waiting for someone to reply to a question that was prob asked a few hours ago.

Some examples

Which distro is right for me
How do I install <insert app here>
How do I get a desktop


And I am sure people could add many more.

That is what the search function is for.


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Old 08-26-2005, 07:51 PM   #2
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yes
 
Old 08-29-2005, 05:01 PM   #3
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Please use the search before asking questions.
 
Old 08-29-2005, 07:30 PM   #4
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Cover the same sort of issues. These were found by searching the Website Suggestions and Feedback forum.

A search may have found them
 
Old 08-29-2005, 08:00 PM   #5
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lol....yeah but notice I bumped this one up to the top again and these titles aren't descriptive enough....

Users who are only here to ask questions
How about a search course for newbies?
Search first, ask questions later.

mine is more of an exclamation
use the search function before asking

The others seem more like a plea, but regardless, I guess you made a pretty funny point. And I will use the search function more often....lol
 
Old 08-30-2005, 01:08 AM   #6
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The sad part is, the people who read this and understand it are the kind of people who would search in the first place. The people who don't are normally very new to understanding Linux, asking smart questions, etc. and normally just want a quick answer. I know that (most) of these newbies appreciate patience, and if you really want to help then you will give that to them. I know to "veterans" of the forum it may seem like the same question comes up over and over, but really cut the poor guys some slack, we were all newbies at some time. How can they know that you have had to deal with 12 threads over the past 2 days all from newbies that irritate you. If you are getting that fed up with new people asking the same questions, take a break from the forum, or just skip over those posts. The people who don't use search won't start magically using it when you post 5 links about it.
Just something to think about (from a once newbie who appreciated every patient person and the people that went above and beyond RTFM)
 
Old 08-30-2005, 03:34 AM   #7
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Im new to linux, and its not all that it seems.

I can search for whatever I look for. That is a quick response. I could post, but I would have to wait a day or two, or maybe a few months if nobody knows what im talking about.

When I search, it seems I never find what im looking for.
 
  


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