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Old 11-21-2006, 07:15 AM   #1
param85047
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Moderators & Senior Members time to wake up


Sorry but Dear Moderators and Senior members its time to wake up and reply to the threads which has lot of views and no answer and u can have a lock button to a thread which can only be pressed by the thread starter so that when a person gets his answer to his thread he can lock and a L can be seen to the thread so we can assume that it is solved.

I don't know much about Linux or else I'd have been a great help. (Sorry I really mean it)
 
Old 11-21-2006, 08:28 AM   #2
Wim Sturkenboom
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What makes you think that they know everything? Everybody replies on questions that they're knowledgable about. No reply is better than a reply that states 'Sorry, I don't know the answer'.

With regards to the lock-button:
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One can tag his/het post as 'solved' or even modify the title and include the word 'solved'
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You can make suggestions here
 
Old 11-21-2006, 08:52 AM   #3
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Cool Down

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wim Sturkenboom
What makes you think that they know everything? Everybody replies on questions that they're knowledgable about. No reply is better than a reply that states 'Sorry, I don't know the answer'.

With regards to the lock-button:
1)
One can tag his/het post as 'solved' or even modify the title and include the word 'solved'
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You can make suggestions here
Dear Friend,
Be cool and think Im not saying that they know everything but there r lot of threads unanswered and what I assume the least is there are lot of Linux programmers and Seniors here who can solve the queries and help Newbies.
(This thread is not started to offence anyone, U can see the threads views and replies given for most of the threads) and L denotes in the list itself that this query was solved or locked or else it has to be checked by clicking inside. This is already implemented here
 
Old 11-21-2006, 08:58 AM   #4
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I could be wrong, but I doubt that the senior members and moderators get any compensation for their time here on LQ. Any questions they can and choose to answer is a sign of their willingness to help others. The Linux community is just that, a community. The responsiblity to answer questions doesn't fall soley on a single person or group of persons. In addition to that, do you have an idea how many threads get started on a daily basis here? Personally, I'm extremely grateful that the moderators do as well as they do, keeping the spam and trolling to a minimum...
 
Old 11-21-2006, 09:24 AM   #5
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what chromezero said

nobody has ANY obligation of answering here, that they do is just a sign of their goodness. from those threads that are posted there is a great deal of wich are just plain stupid to say it boldly (srry :P). questions that are answered a 1000 times either get answered like "use search" or are just ignored. else its not doable
 
Old 11-21-2006, 10:23 AM   #6
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Moved: This thread is more suitable in LQ Suggestions and Feedback and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 10:24 AM   #7
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Nice way of endearing yourself to the Inner Circle of the Brotherhood of LQ.org
 
Old 11-21-2006, 12:39 PM   #8
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I am new to this site and to linux. This site fails me...

Many of these explanations are terrible. I'm shaking my head with every attempt I find on the internet to explain Linux. Do you know that "sudo," for example, may be the very first thing required of a new linux user to learn? You are failing to communicate with us regular people.

For example (just one): I made the stupid mistake of thinking I could install and learn Ubuntu linux at my leisure. Now I realize that I must be present when my computer is booting to make sure to select Windows XP in this new GRUB thing. Anything I wanted the computer to do while I was at work it now cannot do. I want to change that stupid grub to allow me to run my computer my way. How do I do this...
Try it sometime. Go to google.com/linux and ask how do I change my default settings in my grub? You will find each answer, many posted here at LinuxQuestions.org will assume you know this sudo. This is a miserable failure, don't you agree? Don't you see how many hours must be wasted to click on each answer kind people attempt at that one question just to find them all something you can't even do? "Go into the text editor"? What? Where is that? Do I have to leave Windows XP, currently the only Operating System that works on my computer to go there?

You guys try so hard to help, but it's almost like, "If I have to remove acronyms from my explanations it isn't worth it." Oh man, so close, and yet...until you do, you haven't answered anything or helped anyone. Yet, I can find 20 answers to the same question chock full of acronyms, and essentially useless.
You are failing. Your whole generation of Linux users are failing to give us garbage men, truck drivers, police men, a chance with this program. Each of you seem to want to give back to your Linux community with all your elaborate websites discussing this stuff, but you are all speaking a language regular people don't understand. If you want to be helpful start from the beginning level meaning..."This person is reading my words, so they know how to get online, search, and click...in Windows, maybe Mac, too. I will take it from there." Or...just admit that you want to keep Linux too geeky for the rest of your brothers. (I've got 4 brothers; I know how brothers can get)
I hope this colossal effort you kind people have painstakingly constructed is helping some people. But if you were assuming it was, please take note of this post. I both appreciate your efforts and I despise Linux.

Thank you.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 01:13 PM   #9
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i'm sorry you feel that the linux community has failed you, drjoanzee. you'll need to learn the linux jargon. there's no way around it. i suggest starting with 'linux for dummies' and 'learn linux in 24 hours' type books to get the basics down. move up to the huge 500+ page books for the more well rounded treatment of linux.

Last edited by charle97; 11-21-2006 at 01:15 PM.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 01:26 PM   #10
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Quote:
I want to change that stupid grub to allow me to run my computer my way. How do I do this...
Use the Search menu here. Go to Advanced Search and enter "grub default" in the box labeled Seach Titles Only. You will find that question has been answered many times.

If you can't follow those instructions, stick with Windows. That is not a put-down. It's merely an observation of the fact that Linux is not easy or intuitive for a Windows user. Almost anyone can learn to use Linux, but they have to want to learn it.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 01:30 PM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drjoanzee
Many of these explanations are terrible.
<<many words snipped>>
I both appreciate your efforts and I despise Linux.

Thank you.
Could you repeat the question??-----

Seriously, I would suggest a different approach: Why not ask for help on specific questions, rather than just ranting? For example, this one's easy:
Quote:
Now I realize that I must be present when my computer is booting to make sure to select Windows XP in this new GRUB thing.
You can edit the configuration file so that Windows boots automatically--or you can set it up to use a floppy to boot Linux---No floppy, no Linux--noone gets confused.

If you really want to know how to do this and other things, ask us.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 02:04 PM   #12
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I think many people who want to try linux just assume that it is something you can use without bothering to learn a little how it works first.
Just as if they wanted to play guitar without trying to learn how to handle your instrument first and a bit about rhythm and chords.
 
Old 11-21-2006, 02:15 PM   #13
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My Two Cents

Hi All;

As a Linux user, I can feel the frustration of having so-called experts unable to help you. Most of my contributions are to provide help to others, the rest are largely opinion. I've had no technical questions because I'm used to having to find the solution on my own.

I try to help because it is the best I can do to contribute, and I do have some knowledge about GNU/Linux. I only will try to answer questions I feel I have a correct solution, and sometimes the reply takes considerable time to investigate and respond.

I am not an expert, I have a 40 hr a week labor type job that has nothing to do with computers or Linux. All of the time I spend on this forum must fall within the few free hours a week I have available. I don't get paid for this. I'm sure I'm not alone.

Linux takes a lot of effort to learn, it is, in my opinion, well worth the effort. It has never been easier to learn and it is still difficult. It may never be as easy as Windows or Mac. For me, it is the best solution for my information needs.

If you want to make this choice, you will have to be prepared to learn. You may have to contribute to finding your solution.

jer
 
Old 11-21-2006, 02:15 PM   #14
pixellany
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Quote:
Originally Posted by samael26
I think many people who want to try ANYTHING just assume that it is something you can use without bothering to learn a little how it works first.
I took the liberty of changing one word....
True almost everywhere you look........
 
Old 11-21-2006, 02:27 PM   #15
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As a moderator, I'd like to attempt to answer this question: first off, there are only a handful of moderators on the entire site. We try to answer many questions, but this is a community, not a service. Secondly, our primary duties are to keep LQ a functional and friendly place: we keep out the trolls, the flamers, and the spammers. I personally try to answer questions, but the questions I answer are the ones that a simple google won't answer, but that I do know the answer to. I'm passionate about Linux/OSS, but there are hundreds of new threads a day... way too many for us to write a detailed answer to every one in our spare time.

We want users to get answers and try to help where we can, but it's a question of volume. This is why we ask users to use google and the LQ search before posting -- so we can answer those that don't already have answers.
 
  


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