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This probably means that you are reading logs inefficiently.
No it doesn't. It means that I am not reading them at all because the OP has no clue about how to present his problem. My justification for this is that if the OP has no idea how to present a problem, it will often take massive effort just to find out what the real problem, as opposed to the seeming problem, actually is and life is too short. Maybe I should be more generous, but it turns out that having wasted a fair bit of time already, I am less generous with my time than I once was.
In my opinion, when poster doesn't ask for help only for himself, this is normal, because discussion will be later found with search engines anyway. But when poster asks for something like "Ok, I fixed problem, now please delete thread so no one else will find the solution easily" (never seen such reply, by the way), this isn't.
Not quite the situation that I saw (& I would quote the thread if I could find it, but I can't just at the moment). The OP asked for help for himself, received some suggestions, and then posted a 'I've soved it' post. When asked what the solution was he posted something along the lines of 'Why would I do that, I solved the problem' which I felt was cheating the community somehow.
Hi Salasi, I missed your suggestions back in January. This is a pretty historical document as it was written out of a wee bit bit of frustration in 2004. At some point I will update it and will likely incorporate your suggestions.
As to VipX1's comment, obviously reading comprehension is not everyone's strong point....
forgive me for saying this but as a novice these pages remind me of my talktalk internet page your just on a merrygo round going nowhere surely alpha numerical order would not of been so difficult to use/for us who have problems and an answer from your geeks attached, so us could see some other poor chaps problem/answer, easy?
now whilst i,m promoting linux/ubuntu im finding that you can,t get the help you need,talking on that launchpad is us., and trying to get help from the internet, they all want money?
ive been unable to add nero/mpeg encoder/lexmark/wubi/gpart[ubuntu]/myspeed/kaffiene[ubuntu][crashes p/c]and about 6/7 other minor programs that are incompatable with ubuntu 8.04 tried 9.04 didnt function kept freezing 8.04 brill really going places[to my old p/c to do copying/encode/and print your advice greatly welcome nb like i say im only a novice ive only been playing with ubuntu for 2years on and off
I feel properly welcomed to the community and look forward to making new friends, getting answers to questions, and providing assistance to other Linux professionals and amateur users alike. Best wishes all.
I appreciate it when users find a submission that works for them and replies in gratitude.
Originally Posted by JZL240I-U
It may be that after 10 posts, you still haven't found an answer. Instead of posting this, it would be a good idea to read back over the posts and see if you can work out why it is that no one can answer you. ...
I found it repeatedly frustrating, that perfectly sound advice (not mine ) wasn't acted upon (or the results / failures not reported back). That is particularly annoying if the earlier suggestions are steps in a whole procedure to be tried out for finding a solution and only 15 posts later the original poster grudgingly deigns to test a suggestion already three days old and a lot of effort of other people wasted.
So in my opinion it can't be stressed enough that all suggestions for a remedy deserve a prompt reaction by the owner of the thread, like "I tested xyz and now the error is..." or "It worked okay, thanks".
I know its difficult to get people to actually think on their own sometimes. Perhaps there's another way, as I think this is a good, succinct article. Perhaps a permanently visible sticky in most forums...
and, arrr! Me be talkin' like pirate on the morrow, laddies!
OK you just gave me an opportunity to say it.
It appears what you are saying is what my Father used to say.
"Boy! Engage your brain before running your mouth!"
I needed to post my first post anyway and your answer was right along the lines I was thinking when I ran across this post of yours.
It's a good idea, but..... When you go to create a thread, there is a link to "Has this been asked before?". The idea is that you can see if the answer is already out there. How many click it? How many read the Rules before clicking "I agree"?
Basically, we can put all the info in front of people and they will still ignore it.
But thanks for the review
I blame Microsoft and EULA-license for users not reading license agreement or recommendations. Year after year the almost same text is scrolling by the screen and who has the energy to read it? The one whom is gaining of this license agreement is the lawyer who wrote it. GNU Free Documentation License and GPL is great and in my mind superior.